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  5-Star Wellness Retreat

Emotional and binge eating education

Change your relationship with food

End yo-yo dieting • Feel better in your body • Enjoy food again

No one should be ruled by food or preoccupied with yo-yo dieting.

  • Have you felt out of control when it comes to food?
  • Are you sick of dieting?
  • Do you use food for comfort?
  • Is it time to love your body again?
  • Are you anxious around food?
  • Does food take over your life?

At Skyterra, we believe you should be able to feel comfortable in your body. That's why we offer an expert team of licensed therapists and registered dietitians who specialize in disordered eating patterns to help you feel confident and like yourself again.

Stop dieting and reclaim your relationship with food.

Here you’re not just a number. You’re the whole package.

Small group size

It's hard to feel comfortable in a big crowd. That's why we cap Freedom With Food participant numbers so you can receive the personalized attention and care you deserve

10+ featured classes

With so much conflicting dieting advice it can be difficult to know what choices will serve you best. That's why we offer evidence-based classes and experiential workshops from licensed therapists and registered dietitians who specialize in disordered eating patterns. Additionally during your stay you'll be invited to choose from a wide array of yoga, fitness, recreation and education classes to bolster your health and wellness journey.

Improve confidence around food

Gain confidence around food with guided, mindful eating experiences, meals prepared by chefs, nutrition education from registered dietitians, and meal-planning workshops

We understand it's not about the food. Reset and uncover the root of your struggle in a supportive environment and surrounded by caring experts.

Support

Therapists and registered dietitians who specialize in disordered eating

Experience

A team experienced in emotional and binge eating education

Success

Guests like Rachel tell us, “The best thing about being at Skyterra is dropping the diet mentality and instead, thinking about the food that gives me energy and makes me feel good."

No matter what lifestyle change you seek you'll be well supported and never judged.

     Five‑Star Reviews

5-Star average rating from guest reviews on TripAdvisor, Google, and Facebook. Video testimonials on YouTube.

The diet industry doesn't have your well-being in mind. We do.

If you're like most people, you're so busy you forget to take care of yourself. By slowing down at Skyterra, you reset, build new habits, and improve your relationship with food.

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Your wellness is our mission

At Skyterra we know you want to feel in control around food. In order to do that, you need to break the cycle of overeating. The problem is that dieting has failed you which makes you feel hopeless. We believe your life shouldn’t be ruled by food. We understand knowing how to eat can be confusing in today’s diet culture which is why we have an expert team of licensed therapists and registered dietitians who specialize in disordered eating patterns.

Meet the experts:

Shannon Worley

Shannon Worley

Director Freedom with Food Program and Embrace Program

Shannon Worley MSW, LCSW was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina about an hour southwest of Lake Toxaway and Skyterra. After graduating from high school, Shannon attended the College of Charleston and then received her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Asheville. Shannon holds her Masters of Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has been working in the mental health and wellness fields for ten years and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Shannon is passionate about her work and brings a holistic approach to support clients in moving towards emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness. She incorporates an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model and philosophy as well as body awareness/movement and mindfulness/meditation to her approach. Additionally, she uses therapeutic yoga techniques to support healing. It is through her own personal lived experience with unhealthy eating patterns and life transitions that she came to therapy as her profession. She aspires to help support others in knowing that there is hope to reclaim a better relationship with one’s mind, body, and soul.

Because Shannon has experience in mindfulness-based approaches to support others in coping with anxiety, binge- and stress-eating, and life transitions, her work aligns seamlessly with Skyterra’s philosophy. She holds true the belief that everyone deserves to feel better. Her professional experiences have included program development, policy creation and clinical counseling within a community mental health agency, homes, and schools. Additionally, she worked as the director of a school garden and as a residential director of an all-female, therapeutic boarding school.

Some of Shannon’s favorite activities include traveling, running, hiking, reading, gardening, drinking great coffee, yoga, and baseball. She especially loves watching her 17-year-old son play baseball.

Lindsay Ford

Lindsay Ford

Registered Dietitian

Lindsay Ford is a Registered Dietitian who believes in sustainable behavior change and honoring the body through nutrient-dense food choices. Lindsay aims to meet people where they are at, supporting their individual nutritional needs while working to create an environment in which food feeds both the mind and body. Lindsay has years of experience working with individuals battling eating disorders, those striving for weight loss and weight management, as well as those seeking enhanced athletic performance.

Lindsay’s passion stems from being a collegiate soccer player for Ball State University while battling severe disordered eating her freshman year. Her personal wake-up calls led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science followed by a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Lindsay has run the Boston Marathon, prioritizes strength training, loves a good hike, enjoys cooking, and happens to be married to Jeff Ford, Skyterra’s Executive Director.

Selected Certifications & Achievements
  • BS Exercise Science, Ball State University
  • MS Nutrition, Ball State University
  • ACSM Wellness Coach Training
  • Registered Dietitian for Power Speed Endurance
  • Registered Dietitian for Flexxbar Company
  • Pursuing CEDRD certification
  • Member of IAEDP; International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals
  • Member of SCAN; Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition DPG

Interested in Freedom With Food?

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As a bonus, get access to our Five-Day Meal Plan.

Five Day Meal Plan