Pavillon to offer spiritual and wellness self-care retreat

Published 12:37 pm Monday, January 16, 2023

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Pavillon, a nonprofit center for the treatment of alcoholism and addiction, is starting the New Year by offering a weekend of self-care, wellness and peace of mind. “Getting Out of Our Own Way” a spiritual and wellness self-care retreat, will take place February 17-19. All are welcome to attend this weekend.


“As humans, one of our biggest downfalls is too much stress and not enough self-care,” states Pavillon’s Spiritual/Wellness Director, Wolf Yoxall. “For many, this has been even more true in the last few years. This weekend will provide an opportunity to get away and discover where the blocks are around our ability to take better care of ourselves.”

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The weekend will begin with a welcoming fire circle with relaxing music. Over the course of the weekend, participants will renew their hearts, minds, and spirits through music, yoga, meditation walks, creative expression, acupuncture, sound journeying, and storytelling. A renewed sense of energy, laughter, and self-care insights, will be the gifts of the retreat. 


According to the National Council for Mental Well-Being, “Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, increase happiness, and more. It can help you adapt to changes, build strong relationships, and recover from setbacks.”


For information on pricing and accommodations, please call Maria at 828-694-2300 at extension 193.


Pavillon was founded in 1996 and now operates as a private, non-profit, dual diagnosis, CARF-accredited facility. Pavillon offers a continuum of care that includes residential, extended care and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, relapse prevention and family support services. It also specializes in the assessment and treatment of licensed professionals.  


Its mission is to provide treatment, education and recovery services that are accessible and effective, and promote hope in recovery for individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorders (SUD). 


Wolf Yoxall, MS, CSC, Ordained Minister, has been the Spiritual/Wellness Director at Pavillon for thirteen years but has been guiding people on the path to spirituality and wellness for more than forty years.  He has a background in Native First Nations ritual and ceremony, Taoism, Buddhism, and Celtic Spirituality, and is a certified spiritual counselor and minister. Through awareness and meditation practices, breath work, sound journeying, storytelling, and healing rituals, Wolf aids people in renewing themselves – body, mind, and spirit.  


Submitted by Laurie Buckley