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Healthy and Holy - realizing the image of God in ourselves, our bodies, and our relationships

  • Lake Logan Conference Center 25 Wormy Chestnut Lane Canton, NC, 28716 United States (map)

Lake Logan is the perfect setting to realize the image of God in ourselves, our bodies, and our relationships at Healthy and Holy, a 24-hour retreat led by Mike Morrell (co-founder of the Wild Goose Festival and collaborating author, with Fr. Richard Rohr, on The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation), David Bollt, and Dr. Gus Vickery.


While having the tools you need to be healthy might have been simple and straightforward a couple of generations ago, it’s not so simple in our modern world. Our processed foods, our screens and devices, our sedentary lifestyles, and our increased chronic stress levels associated with modern life all make it difficult for us to access the good health that’s within us. The journey starts with understanding just a little bit about how your body works and some of the major issues that have interfered with our health in recent years.


Dr. David “Gus” Vickery, MD is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Vickery is a board certified family physician. He established Vickery Family Medicine in 2005 in Asheville, North Carolina. He is a teaching associate of  the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Vickery also is the Medical Director for the Biltmore Company and extensively studies and applies cognitive -behavioral science, neuroscience and neuroplasticity, nutrition and metabolism, biomechanical health, and the science of sleep. He focuses on preventing and curing chronic diseases and also proactively helping individuals actualize their best health.

Dr. Vickery has summarized this holistic approach to health in his book, Authentic Health, which will be published in early 2018. When not working, Dr. Vickery enjoys spending time with his best friend and wife, Kelle, and their three children exploring the outdoor spaces of Western North Carolina.


In this unique workshop, you’ll connect with others as an exploration of God and the divine. Whereas most spiritual practices are a retreat into solitary prayer or meditation, relating has us look for God by putting attention on relationships… on each other and the spaces between us.


Mike Morrell is the collaborating author, with Fr. Richard Rohr, on The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation, founder of Wisdom Camp, and a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. Mike curates contemplative and community experiences via Relational Yoga, the ManKind Project, and Authentic North Carolina, taking joy in holding space for the extraordinary transformation that can take place at the intersection of anticipation, imagination, and radical acceptance.

Mike lives with his wife and two daughters in Asheville, North Carolina. You can read Mike’s ongoing exploration of Spirit, Culture, and Permaculture – and receive his free exclusive updates – at

David Bollt is co-founder of Relational Yoga. Through years of personal transformation and relational training, David has cultivated a remarkable capacity to help people illuminate unconscious behavior patterns that cause them to suffer. He has trained extensively in group facilitation and leadership with Decker Cunov, founder of The Integral Center in Boulder, CO. Along with events in Asheville, NC, he leads weekend workshops around the country, including the world famous Authentic Man Program. With his fluency in transformational work, David provides many of the distinctions that are at the heart of Relational Yoga. He sees group facilitation as an art form, and has developed his own highly articulate style of helping people realize authenticity and freedom.

David's philosophy: “Whatever I’m seeking in life, I realize I’m not going to find it alone. I believe that our greatest opportunities for fulfillment and a sense of true connection can be found in relationship with others. I love creating spaces where we put aside all other distractions and dive into what really matters … being with people.”

Overnight rates include program, one night's lodging, and three meals.

Double occupancy $225
Single occupancy  $315

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