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Personal Retreats

If you have reached a point in your life where time alone or with a significant other or friend is what you feel is necessary, then consider scheduling a personal retreat. We have designed the Sanctuary as a place of peace and beauty to help support you.  Our role is to help you open to your intentions.

Your retreat may take the form of:


     pondering a current situation

     visioning what's next/creating a new idea


     healing old wounds and patterns



     birthing new directions

     Listening Within


The Sanctuary is very intimate and at no time will there be more than four people here, plus Stella, Cha'e, and Winston (a joyously happy Treeing Walker Coonhound). Privacy and time to really look within your own heart have been thoughtfully held in the creation of Butterfly Farm.

Your retreat can occur in three ways:


1) On Your Own


You can schedule a time to be completely on your own. Each location that you can stay in offers a complete set-up for you to sustain yourself during your stay. During this time, you will be responsible for all of your own meals. We have a multi-page document we can send you to help you plan your retreat.

2). A Supported Retreat


If you feel it important to have support while you are here, you can schedule times to work with Stella and Cha'e (or either) as coaches and mentors in your journey.  They have many years of experience working successfully with others and love holding space for you to create your own transformations. These times can be scheduled Before you arrive, or after you meet them you may feel called to schedule something.


They can also arrange for a variety of services that can be conducted with you on the land, such as massage, reiki, etc.

"This end feels like just the beginning. Crossing the steel bridge, a portal, and these five days gave me a deeper sense of trust in doing the next thing . Deeply grateful that my steps led me to Celesterra... and now I know the way."

- Abigail, Greensboro, NC


"As I write this, tears are streaming down my face. You have given me the gift of hope. I am eternally grateful. I can't wait to get to work! "

- Amy, Charlotte, NC


When I imagined how I wanted to spend the turning of the new year, what came to me was this: I want to wake up alone. Preferably in a treehouse. Stumbling upon Celesterra was such a stroke of luck—or destiny! The cabin was the perfect place for me to reflect, write, and dream for the year ahead. The interior is cozy and has everything I needed to nourish myself and experience real solitude. Daily rituals like carrying water from the spring and building an evening fire were grounding and comforting. And, for an every-now-and-then phone check and piping-hot daily shower, the access to the facilities in the main house was wonderful. Wandering the surrounding woodlands offered a sense of expansion and exploration, too. Charles and Stella are full of joy and love; they are caretakers in the truest sense, and genuinely want their guests to flourish in their space and beyond. I can't recommend Celesterra enough, and I can't wait to return. 

                                              - Mailande, Durham, NC 

3) Earth Supported 


The land at Butterfly Farm is quite special and sacred. Being in relationship with it means caring for it continuously. You might feel called to schedule a retreat where you work the land every day as well as doing personal work. In this way, you will be opening at even deeper levels to the land and its healing abilities.

We are happy to discuss any of these options with you! 

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