New Leaf Wellness Retreat

“this is a true wellness retreat! … exactly what i needed for sustainable wellness.”

— M. TAYLOR

 

About

If you’re tired of luxury getaways that are long on relaxation but short on leaving a lasting impact, it’s time for a luxury wellness retreat that has the power to transform your health and well-being for the rest of your life!

Whether you’re in search of a getaway for physical, emotional or spiritual wellness, it’s our mission to create the environment you need to restore your health.

Imagine a getaway from your everyday stressors where the obstacles to managing stress, being active or simply feeling better have been removed…

When our founder created New Leaf Wellness Retreat, she envisioned a place just like this where individuals and groups could go to be free from the temptations, distractions and stressors found in their everyday lives- a place that empowered guests to live healthier, happier lives through simple and accessible wellness practices.

At New Leaf, we believe that physical, emotional and spiritual health are all vital to our happiness and well-being. For this reason, you’ll notice our retreat itineraries are structured around yoga, hiking, fitness and mind-body activities.

 

Corporate Retreats

If you want excitement, adventure and an excellent place to relax and luxuriate, book your all-inclusive wellness retreat at one of our luxury lodges. We are proud to be partnered with Ohio Luxury Lodging and offer the most comfortable and beautiful luxury lodges in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

When you book your retreat at one of our elite properties, you can trust our team of health and fitness professionals to deliver an unforgettable wellness retreat experience with benefits that last long after your time with us.

 

Member exclusive retreats

receive 5% back on every sign-up!

Are you a studio owner, instructor or wellness coach? Give back to your members and clients with an exclusive wellness retreat! We’ll work with you to design a custom retreat experience that meets the unique needs of your group.

 
 

upcoming retreats

The winter revival retreat

January 16th-19th, 2020

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Relax + Renew Retreat

October 3rd-6th

$249/ Day

 

Luxury accommodations

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Our Luxury Lodges let you experience the beauty and grandeur of nature without leaving luxury and comfort behind. Our secluded properties offer a rustic charm and first-class amenities that are unmatched by any other hotel or lodging location in the area. You'll love your stay so much; you may never want to leave.

 

The Woodford Cabin | 4 guests - $100 avg nightly rate/ person

The Ridgemont Lodge | 16 guests - $55 avg nightly rate/ person

Laurel Run Farm | 17 guests - $55 avg nightly rate/ person

Angel’s Envy | 24 guests - $50 avg nightly rate/ person

The Makers Lodge | 24 guests - $65 avg nightly rate/ person

 

Nutritious meals + cooking demos

 

Ready to improve your health and well-being through the transformative power of food? Simply sit back and relax while our skilled chefs prepare healthy meals during your time with us- giving you the opportunity to learn our simple and accessible approach to restoring balance through nutrition.

 

1-4 guests – $250 (per person) | Day

5-10 guests – $200 (per person) | Day

Each additional guest (11+) – $150 (per person) | Day

 

-SAMPLE MENU-

Day 1

dinner

Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Cranberry Mescaline Mix Salad

Nuts, Cheese and Healthy Vinaigrette Dressing

Watermelon and Lima Agua Fresca

Day 2

breakfast

Protein Power Pancakes with Organic Maple Syrup+ Berry Compote

Turkey Sausage Patty

lunch

Lemon Chicken Soup with Rice and Kale

Roasted Veggie Wrap with Tai Peanut Sauce

Fresh Berries Over Angel Food Cake with Vanilla Yogurt & Mint

dinner

Lemon Salmon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Herbed Quinoa

Mini Mason Jar Lava Cake- Vegan

Day 3

breakfast

Build-Your-Own Oatmeal Bar with Seeds and Fresh Berries 

 
 

morning + evening yoga sessions

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Our yoga sessions are appropriate for all fitness levels! It’s our goal to bring your focus to the connection between mind, body and spirit while achieving a balance within the body. Expect to concentrate on body awareness, breathing and stretching.

 

Align + Shine Yoga | Greet the day with an invigorating Vinyasa flow class. This up-beat intermediate-to-advanced level class is designed to build strength and increase flexibility. Can be customized to the areas of the body you would like to heal, stretch or strengthen

Flow + Stretch Yoga | Warm up your body with gentle movement and dial it down with different sequences to stretch and heal achy muscles. Appropriate for beginners and advanced yogis, this session closes with a guided meditation to ease you into a blissful state of mind.

Relax + Restore Yoga | Ease into deep relaxation and greater self-awareness with a Yoga Nidra-inspired all-levels class. Begin with 30 minutes of gentle stretching and end with a meditation-focused on breath awareness and a guided visualization to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit

Yoga + Hike | Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Hocking Hills with a yoga experience curated to your personal needs. Enjoy a hike through one of the many nature trails to a scenic location for a grounding yoga practice.

 

1-4 guests – 60 Minutes $200 | 90 Minutes $300

5-10 guests – 60 Minutes $250 | 90 Minutes $350

Each additional guest (11+) – 60 Minutes $10/guest | 90 Minutes $15/guest

 
 

inspiring wellness workshops

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These interactive sessions are designed to engage, educate, and motivate you to live a happier, healthier life through simple yet impactful wellness practices. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the connection between stress and physical symptoms, learn a variety of techniques to elicit the relaxation response, appreciate the role of positive thoughts and learn the importance of healthy eating, sleep hygiene and physical activity.

 

1-4 guests – 60 Minutes $250 | 90 Minutes $350

5-10 guests – 60 Minutes $300 | 90 Minutes $400

Each additional guest (11+) – 60 Minutes $10/guest | 90 Minutes $15/guest

 
 

moving meditations + guided hikes

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Tune your mind into the healing benefits of the natural world while being guided on local trails where we explore the local environment. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, our moving meditation practice uses the beautiful Hocking Hills forest as a source of meaningful sensory connection. Studies have shown that mindful time in nature reduces the stress hormone cortisol, lowers blood pressure, elevates mood and can even boost your body’s immune response. This guided experience is ideal for individuals, couples and groups.

 

1-4 guests – 60 Minutes $200 | 90 Minutes $300

5-10 guests – 60 Minutes $250 | 90 Minutes $350

Each additional guest (11+) – 60 Minutes $10/guest | 90 Minutes $15/guest

 
 

permission to unplug

 

Need the permission to unplug from your digital devices? You’ve got it. Our digital detox is an opportunity to reduce stress, focus more on social interaction and connection with nature in the physical world.

 
 

wellness professionals

 

 
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KANDIS HALL, Founder + OWner

Kandis is the founder and owner of New Leaf Wellness Retreat. She credits her work experiences in healthcare as a Nursing Assistant, Therapeutic Programmer and Certified Exercise Physiologist for giving her the insight she needed to create all-inclusive, healthy getaways for our guests. She takes a holistic approach to wellness and believes in improving the health and well-being of other people through simple and accessible wellness practices.

Today, Kandis coordinates our retreats and strives to ensure our guests have the resources they need during their healthy getaways.

“In a short amount of time, these retreats have evolved into something more beautiful than I ever expected- an opportunity for people to make simple, yet meaningful connections through yoga, hiking, fitness sessions and a variety of other mind-body activities. My favorite part of my “job” is when I see the smiles on everyone’s faces (sometimes tears) as they hug each other goodbye at the conclusion of a retreat. It’s in these moments that it’s clear to me that these experiences are what people need in order to feel healthy and happy in today’s modern world… it’s in these moments that I know we’re doing something important.”

 

Rob Wall, Executive Chef

Rob Wall is an accomplished chef representing a multitude of hospitality sectors including corporate catering, food service director, and his current roles as executive chef to New Leaf Wellness Retreat and Indycar Racing Team Hospitality.

Rob has embarked on several entrepreneurial adventures over the years including a wine shop owner/operator and a private catering company; combined with all of his experience; over 49 years of strides in the hospitality industry.Highlights in his career include when he was acting Food Service Director for SAGA at Washington University and his team catered the Time Magazine Man of the Year reception for President Ronald Reagan.

Rob is self -trained in the culinary world; with numerous professional classes including culinary training at Columbus State, Martha Stewart ‘ Catering as a Professional”, William Sonoma, and Dorothy Lane Market. Rob has a passion for cuisine and excels in creating seasonal and locally inspired menus to his clients and friends and family. 

Rob was born and raised in Upper Arlington and currently resides in Dublin with his wife, Carol and his dog; Curry. He often says his love and passion for cooking came about “watching the joy and love that my mother put into her cooking for family and friends.” 

 
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MaryBeth Skoch, integrative health Coach

MaryBeth invites clients to embrace their true path to wellness with compassionate support and guidance. She enjoys working with individuals utilizing an integrative bio-psychosocial approach to health and wellbeing. In conjunction with her graduate training in psychology, MaryBeth also specializes in Biofeedback and has completed her professional certification hours.

MaryBeth assists clients in expanding their awareness of their mind-body connection to create positive behavioral changes, which empowers them to embrace and sustain improved health and lifestyle choices. Using client-centered care and mindfulness skills, she implements evidenced-based practices promoting health and wellness through one-on-one counseling and groups. Clients learn how to activate the body’s natural relaxation response, which allows them to better regulate emotions, adapt how they respond to stress, and opens them to more fully participate and enjoy their lives.

 
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YVONNE WOODSON, Acupuncturist

Yvonne Woodson, RN, AP, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM) specializes in Acupuncture in Columbus, OH and is licensed in the State of Ohio and Florida as a registered nurse specializing in women’s health. She offers a refreshingly holistic approach to health and healing that comes from over 40 years of experience in the healthcare profession.

You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who is trained in as many disciplines of acupuncture in the Columbus, Ohio area. Yvonne is trained in the classic art of Five Element acupuncture, Non-Invasive Toyohari acupuncture, Trauma acupuncture, Orthopedic acupuncture, and the latest approach to cosmetic acupuncture known as the Mei Zen™ Cosmetic Acupuncture System.

 
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Jessica VanCleave, Dietitian

Jessica completed her Bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in public health from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She has training in adult, childhood and adolescent weight management and has served in leadership roles in media and marketing with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Over the past 5 years, Jessica has worked in many areas of dietetics including clinical, community health, outpatient and corporate wellness.

“I am passionate about helping people achieve their personal nutrition goals. I believe that food is meant to nourish and fuel our bodies but it is also meant to be enjoyed! I like to take a non-diet approach with my clients and focus on making small, achievable goals for lifelong success.”

 
 
 
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MEGAN FISCUS, Yoga instructor

Megan is a RYT 200 trained in the Yoga on High tradition with a focus in Hatha and restorative yoga, certified  Sekoia ™ teacher, certified Reiki Master, and meditation teacher. Her instruction encompasses all aspects of yoga, including breath practice (Pranayama) and incorporates essential oils, Reiki and a sense of humor.Megan's individualized instruction is targeted toward building flexibility and strength of the body and mind and providing you with tools to maintain it. 

"My goal is to give my students a safe place to explore and feel however they feel while gaining knowledge to help them lead a more peaceful and confident life."

 
 
 

Testimonials


This is a true wellness retreat! Expert fitness instruction, expert nutrition consultation with delicious and nutritious food. This is exactly what I needed for sustainable wellness. This retreat is staffed with experts who provide a safe environment. I would love to do this again.
— M. Taylor
This was an absolutely fabulous weekend! i cannot fully express the joy and camaraderie i felt with this amazing group of women! i love each one of them and hope we all keep in touch with one another.
— m. fiscus
this retreat was divinely inspired and perfect for what i was needing and wanting. exceeded my expectations. Loved it! Thank you so much!
— a. sowers
Very refreshing experience. I learned a lot and I loved the food.
— V. Munoz
It was a really nice experience. Environment and people were just great. Being able to share experiences and goals with people that are really prepared was good for me. I was also able to get feedback and expert advice for my daily workouts.
— J. Lopez
This weekend was amazing. the combination of the yoga sessions and workshop for stress were priceless. I feel relaxed snd confident that i have the tools to help me with my anxiety and stress that come with juggling home, work and everything in between. cant wait for the next retreat.
Wonderful, relaxing, restful, educational, fun.
— T. Thompson
I loved that everyone who lead this retreat was passionate about the services they provided. This was the ideal balance of activities for me. I would love to have a reunion with this group in a year.
— C. Miller
It was really amazing and exactly what I needed. the mix of activities was great. food and amenities were wonderful. I felt there was just the right amount of down time vs structured time. Never felt rushed but was also always looking forward to the next activity.
— A. Zirkle
Thank you all for giving up your weekend for us! I learned new things and plan to make some changes in exercise and nutrition.
— L. Rathke