Nature Immersion and Ecoprint Retreats

The Ultimate Workshop Retreats!

April  16-18, 2021

Join Theresa and other Nature minded individuals in a weekend Retreat designed to Renew, Restore, Relax  and Create! ​ These are all inclusive ecoprint and nature therapy weekend retreats in a deep forest setting!  Stay in a beautiful lodge situated on 52 acres of natural woodland.  Wander the 4 miles of trails through various ecological zones, pause on the many benches and enjoy the quiet, reflective spaces.  Enjoy the  labyrinth for meditative walking and each evening gather around the fire pit with friends. The beautiful art studio next to the lodge is where we hold our ecoprinting workshops during the Retreat.. Both the lodge and art studio are handicapped accessible.

​Theresa is a certified practitioner of the art of forest relaxation and therapy known as “Shinrin Yoku” (which translates to “Forest Bathing.” ) and in a weekend retreat she will be your guide in a session designed to open your senses to the wonders of Nature around you!

Unlike many  ecoprint workshops labeled as intensive, our focus is on “Unplug. Slow down. Connect. Ecoprint.” Every leaf you use, you will know! You will have met the trees that gifted the leaves to you, walked through their environment, felt their presence and allowed yourself a weekend experience immersed fully in the real meaning of being one with Nature!

Weekend times planned for easy arrival and check out with noon time checks ins on Fridays and noon checkouts on Sundays.


April 16-18, 2021 

​Arrival and check in 12 noon Friday and check out 12:00 noon Sunday. Enjoy meeting the other guests and get ready for a relaxed weekend of Forest Immersion and Ecoprinting! Theresa will be your Shinrin Yoku guide and Ecoprint instructor for the weekend!

​We’ll eat “boarding House” style! We’re casual here and very informal! See details below about where we will be, what is around us and what we will have for meals. Breakfasts will assorted cereals, eggs, ham, biscuits, fruit, yogurts, milk and drinks. Everyone cleans up behind themselves 🙂

Lunches: Participants will have choices of sandwiches, meats, cheeses, yogurts, salads and snacks.

Friday we will introduce ourselves to our environment and spend time immersed  in the quiet solitude of the forest. We’ll finish the afternoon with a group meal in the large kitchen and gather around the lodge wood heater or the outdoor firepit. The kitchen is open at all times for snacks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Saturday morning, after breakfast, we will return to our Friday sit spots and gather the leaves from the trees and plants that we met and gather together in the art studio to start our Ecoprinting journey. We will go step by step through the details and participants will ecoprint both silk and paper! While our bundles are processing, you may choose to relax on the back deck of the art studio. sit quietly near one of the water features or stroll the trails through the woods. We encourage you to use this time to simply be in Nature.

Opening the assorted bundles of our special leaves and savoring the gifts that Nature bestowed on us is an awe inspiring moment for everyone!  It is a unique shared experience!

After dinner your time is your own to gather at will, read a book, gather around the firepit or sit on the decks outside and listen to the sounds of the forest.

Sunday morning we gather again after breakfast  for a Thankfulness Session and share the results of what we created! By then the silks will have been washed and the papers will have dried. It’s a great time for group photos, final strolls and a general tidying up of our lodge :-). Check out at noon leaves daylight traveling for participants and easy drives home!

​Contact us for information day retreats or 1 night retreats at the Retreat!


Additional Details:

​Our weekend retreat is at Cedar Cross Retreat Center outside of Louisburg, NC  It is a Christian non-profit and their desire is to offer their beautiful, inspiring property as a place for everyone to meditate, relax and for awhile, forget the cares of the world! It’s not a resort or hotel or even an Air BnB, but a relaxed, informal setting where small groups work together to experience camaraderie, spirituality, participate in workshops,  and experience this lovely environment! There is WiFi but it is limited. No TV’s so bring your journal or a book!

​Because of the generosity of  Cedar Cross Retreat Center, we can offer our affordable Nature and Ecoprint retreats with all inclusive packages for just $495.00 per person!

​Our 2 night Nature and Ecoprint Retreats includes:

  • ​2 night stay in the main lodge with shared accommodations and full baths per room. Towels and linen are provided.

  • 2 hour guided Forest Immersion session with accredited instructor

  • All meals*

  • Use of art studio

  • Access to the 52 acres of ponds and woodlands

  • Complete Ecoprinting Workshop and ALL supplies

  • Easy check in and check out times

  • Limited Wifi and no TV!

​* MEALS-Food is provided in your retreat package. We are not diet specific. The Center provides an assortment of condiments (mustard, ketchup, salt, pepper, spices, etc) and we’ll have the opportunity to gather together to cook group meals, clean up our own messes, make our own lunches. You can raid the snacks at midnight or drink a quiet cup of tea. We are very informal! Per insurance restrictions, we cannot provide alcoholic beverages, so if if you wish wine, you will need to BYOB 🙂

An idea of what we will have available is below:

Breakfasts: assorted cereals, yogurts, eggs, ham, coffee, tea, biscuits, oatmeal, milk


Lunch: assorted breads, sandwich meats, green  salads, soups, crackers, snacks. tea, water and coffee. A sweet dessert!


Dinners: Dinners will be meat and veggie casserole with salads, rolls and non-alcoholic drinks.


​Please note:  The Retreat Center really is in the woods and as such is not conveniently close to grocery stores. If you have special dietary needs, you’ll most likely need to bring some of it with you. Contact us to discuss!

 Does this sound like your kind of Ecoprint workshop and Retreat?

Reserve your spot TODAY! Pay securely online via PAYPAL!

Please be sure and read and review our Workshop Terms and Conditions Policy before reserving your spot!


Ecoprint Retreat April 16-18, 2021

Please note: If you are a small group of 7 or less and wish to have an Eco Retreat with me at this location, reach out to me. 2021 weekends must be reserved months in advance! 

April 16-18, 2021

$125.00 deposit

$495.00 pay in full

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