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Steps to improve your body image – without changing your body

June 22, 2017
Body Image

Summer is here! The long sunny days bring picnics, cookouts, beach trips, vacations, bike rides, and all kinds of outdoor adventures. But it also means bathing suits. Shorts. Sundresses. Skimpy clothes. And that can make us want to fast forward to winter and burrow into a giant sweater. It’s an understandable impulse! We’re bombarded by…

Asheville Citizen-Times: Wellness, weight-loss retreat uses mountains as medicine

June 16, 2017
Skyterra Wellness Retreat in the Asheville Citizen-Times

Skyterra is featured in today’s edition of the Asheville Citizen-Times. Thank you to writer Karen Chavez for crafting this excellent write-up of the Skyterra philosophy and our guest Dawnrae’s powerful transformation. Stories like these are the inspiration behind everything we do. The complete article, with images and captions, is available on the Citizen-Times website. A transcription is included…

Simple Tips for Navigating the Grocery Store

June 13, 2017
Intuitive Eating

Nourishment begins with the decisions we make at the supermarket, but grocery stores are often designed to tempt you toward impulse buys. Talk about counterproductive! Here are some tips for navigating the grocery store to stay in control of your shopping. 1.) Find YOUR grocery store Some stores are simply more tempting than others (chances are, you already know the…

Top Four Health Priorities Every Dad Should Have

June 13, 2017
Top Health Priorities for Dads

Fatherhood is an exhausting job, and like many caretakers, it can be tempting for dads to attend to others’ needs before their own. This Father’s Day, we urge dads to slow down, honor themselves, and see their own health as one of the most important gifts they can give to their kids. To this end,…

Celebrating One Year of Skyterra

June 12, 2017
Skyterra Wellness Retreat One-Year Anniversary

June 12 marks one year since we opened our doors to guests at Skyterra! As we celebrate our first anniversary, we reflect on our accomplishments, invigorate our plans for the future, and express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has helped our vision come to life. So Far: Cuisine, classes, and community The concept for…

Breathing for Less Stress

June 2, 2017
Breathing For Less Stress

  You alone have the power to control your stress levels, and it’s simpler than you may think. Step back and take a look at your schedule – are you leaving time to breathe? With work and family commitments, self-care can seem like an unattainable goal or even an indulgence. Our bodies were not made…

The 5 Obvious Reasons Wellness Retreats Are Replacing Vacations

May 23, 2017

One of the biggest travel trends right now is wellness retreats – vacations turned into opportunities for growth and self-improvement. It is a new and innovative way to use your vacation time Celebrities like Julia Roberts, David Beckham, and Oprah Winfrey are disappearing for weeks, sometimes months, at a time to tackle self-care goals such…

HALT: Are you about to Stress Eat?

May 23, 2017
HALT Stress Eating

Your mind is racing, heart pounding, and you find yourself with one hand in a potato chip bag and the other reaching for ice cream in the back of the freezer – HALT! Are you about to stress eat? If left unchecked, stress-induced emotional eating can lead to unwanted weight gain, habitual self-soothing through grazing,…

Webisode: 6 Stages of Change

May 17, 2017
6 Stages of Changes

Spring is a time for change.  At Skyterra, we see many guests who have a strong desire to make significant changes in their lives.  However, they don’t give themselves enough time to solidify these healthy habits to ensure lasting change.  So how do we make change last? Let’s start with discovering which stage you relate…

Gut Health Improvement In Four Steps

May 12, 2017

Whether you are aware of it or not, your lifestyle, habits and dietary choices affect your gut health. While there is not a one size fits all solution that works for everyone, knowing your body and following our recommended best practices will help improve and regulate your gut’s health. Indigestion can be triggered by several…