Is there a treasure or a dream whispering to you?

What is calling you to step out into the world in a different way?
Are you tired of the same old story you continue to play out in your life?
Or perhaps you are looking to uncover a new vision for yourself.

Everyone has a story to tell. Heeding the call of story launches us on a hero’s journey that is filled with wonders, guides and undiscovered gems, as well as tests, challenges and demons. Embracing the unfamiliar path can be daunting – and rewarding. And if you are at a crossroads, this might be the moment to be daring. In the claiming, creating, and living of our story, we can find courage to embark on a deeper, more authentic life.

This workshop retreat offers the opportunity
to explore those stuck places in your life through myth, music and metaphor.

By using story, music, art, poetry and guided imagery, you will have the opportunity to examine who you are and where you are going, and to embrace the story of your hero’s journey that lies within.

Connie Regan-Blake, storyteller, and Courtney Smith, music therapist, will inspire, guide, encourage, surprise, and enliven you through playful, and transformative aesthetic experiences.

  • Get in touch with your own call to adventure
  • Discover your allies
  • Gather strength from the trials you have already faced 
  • Practice listening deeply to your inner voice in group and partner activities

What in your life is calling you
to a new adventure and purpose?

Come join us and find out.

“The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” Joseph Campbell

Connie Regan-Blake is one of America’s  most celebrated storytellers and is considered foremost in igniting and shaping the storytelling revival.  She has captivated the hearts and imaginations of people around the globe with her powerful performances and workshops. Entertaining audiences in 47 states and 16 countries, she brings the wisdom, humor and drama of stories to main stage concert halls, libraries and into the corporate world.

Her approach in workshops is welcoming, powerful and fun; and her teachings can be useful in the corporate world, with family and friends or on stage.  Connie has been featured on seven award-winning recordings.  New Age Magazine, School Library Journal, and Southern Living have praised her work and she has been a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered, ABC Good Morning America and CNN.  Connie resides with her husband, two dogs and a frisky cat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Courtney Smith, M.Ed. grew up surrounded by writers, storytellers and poets. Her education in music therapy and the creative arts as well as a Masters in Counseling have given her many tools with which to help others find their path.

As a professional trainer, Courtney facilitates trainings on a variety of topics throughout the country and routinely serves as a keynote speaker for professional conferences. In her clinical work, she uses poetry, metaphor, art and music to facilitate personal insight and life transformation for those who heed their own Hero’s call.

Courtney currently practices Guided Imagery and Music (The Bonny Method) at Source for Well Being, an alternative wellness clinic in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She is married, has two daughters and a small farm in Old Fort, NC.

Workshop Registration Fee: $195
Early Bird Registration Fee: $160
(if paid in full by November 21, 2011). Early enrollment encouraged, space is limited (12 min)

WHAT: Weekend Storytelling Workshop with storyteller Connie Regan-Blake and music therapist Courtney Smith

WHEN: December 9-10, 2011 (7:00 pm Friday evening through Saturday 5:00pm)

WHERE: Downtown Asheville, NC

TRAVEL: Asheville (AVL) is served by United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Continental, US Airways and AirTran Airways. Search for all Asheville flights with

LODGING: Many motel, hotel and B&B options are available nearby - for info, Chamber of Commerce, or call toll free: 800-257-1300.
( 828) 258-1113

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Asheville Happenings:

All season: Blue Ridge Parkway 75th anniversary

Candlelight Christmas Evenings
at the Biltmore Estate, November 11, 2011–December 31, 2011

All season: exhibits and events at the Folk Art Center

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