Skyterra Wellness Retreat & Weight Loss Spa offers an all-inclusive program in a beautiful mountain lake setting at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, near the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville Guests explore sustainable foundations of wellness through daily fitness classes, outdoor adventures, water sports, farm-to-table cuisine, educational classes, and more.
Our Wellness Retreat is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Pisgah National Forest, and the French Broad River. Skyterra integrates the uniqueness of location, culture, history and traditions. We are uniquely unrivaled because of the range of accessible experiences: hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, waterfall hunting, fishing, cycling, and more. Asheville, Brevard, Catatoga and the surrounding mountains differentiate us from our competitors and will surpass your expectations The area’s growing reputation and prestige and the skill with which Skyterra’s team integrates this outdoor wonderland into your fitness program make this a dream destination.
ALL INCLUSIVE RATES
Skyterra offers an All-Inclusive Program at affordable rates which vary based on your length of stay. This permits our guests to focus on their wellness without regard to choosing what options or amenities to enjoy. Choose a retreat from 1 to 4 weeks (with specialty weekends seasonally available). Your rates include airport transportation, a private room and ensuite bath in Skyterra’s luxury mountain lodges, wi-fi connections, chef-prepared meals, a Functional Movement Assessment, daily activities and hikes, fitness classes, and educational wellness seminars.
Our program is centered around your personal journey to sustainable well-being, and no two journeys are alike. The way we set you on your path involves a return to the essential: finding inspiration in nature, looking within oneself, focusing on real, whole foods, and discovering joy through achievable fitness.
First, we help you find what triggers stress for you. Then, we provide you with all the support you need to get back to what is instinctively correct for you. The result is a profound transformation that makes the process of achieving weight loss, fitness, and wellness intuitive.
Upon arriving, you’ll take a series of tests, including our BIA (bio-electrical impedance analysis) test, which measures body fat, muscle distribution, and body water balance; our Train Well Screening that demonstrates your cardiovascular fitness and our Functional Movement System (FMS) to identify weaknesses and imbalances. Finally, your walking and running mechanics are screened, ensuring that as you increase your exercise, nothing will stand in your way.
After your initial screenings, you’ll meet with your assigned specialist to review your results and plan the fundamentals for your time with us. At the end of your stay, you’ll have a scheduled wrap-up session to review your experiences and strategize on how you can continue your wellness journey when you return home.
Our classes are safe, fun, and scalable. At many fitness retreats, it’s about how much you move but here, it’s how you move that’s important. We’ll meet you where you are, and adapt to your body. Signature Classes are easy to replicate at home, focusing on mobility and flexibility, strength training, and cardio.
The breadth of learning that we offer is unlike any wellness retreat. We feature over 60 classes with a wide range of topics: guided meditation, self-compassion as it relates to eating, stress management, and mindfulness. Fitness offerings including aquatics, cardiorespiratory, mobility/flexibility, 9 different kinds of yoga, and a large sampling of outdoor sports.
We truly believe that the closer you are to nature, the more likely you are to have lasting breakthroughs that help you reach your health and wellness goals. That’s why we offer a variety of outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, waterfall hunting, yoga, cycling, kayaking, meditation, paddle boarding, water aerobics and much more.
OUR CULINARY CENTER AND CUISINE
Skyterra guests watch the chef creating every menu item at the Culinary Center — an open kitchen layout. Guests can also experience our culinary demo kitchen with chef- and dietitian-lead interactive culinary demonstrations and workshops throughout the week to enhance nutrition knowledge, culinary skills and easy recipe development for at home.
The local or farm-to-table approach often means that food can ripen to its most nutritious state before being picked for sale, which is good for you. It’s also good for area farmers! “Real” foods that aren’t highly processed. They help our biorhythms and let our bodies know how to make use of what we’re consuming for nutrition and healing. Best of all? More flavor!
Vegetarian? Gluten-free? Vegan? Before you arrive the team will discuss any dietary needs or restrictions you have to ensure the best experience possible.
The All-Inclusive program means every guest enjoys the wellness program, but for others, they like to indulge in additional spa services, as well, available by appointment. These services include massage, reflexology, foot soaks, Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies, Reiki and Sound Therapy, and more. Select treatments are offered outdoors so you can feel immersed in the calming environment of this mountain haven.
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS LODGING
Our lodges are the perfect place to relax and sleep peacefully after a day of adventure. Each of the Skyterra lodges sits nestled among the trees of the mountain resort area of Catatoga. Your private room includes a beautifully appointed en suite bathroom, a luxuriously comfortable King or Queen bed, a shared living room, kitchen area, screened patio with forest views, in-room massage services, washers and dryers, and high-speed internet. Select lodges are designated as dog-friendly for your special companion (rates apply).
I was blessed with a full month at Skyterra. The retreat gave me a new lease on life. When I arrived, I felt like a very old woman and acted like one. The staff and other guests helped me celebrate my 65th birthday about two weeks into the visit. When I returned home I felt so much better and they gave me the inspiration and tools to make the transition.
Melody S., Raleigh NC
SKYTERRA WELLNESS RETREAT & WEIGHT LOSS SPA
Skyterra Wellness Retreat