A Day on the Lake 2018

Our first annual Day on the Lake Retreat was a SUCCESS! See for yourself…

September 9, 2018 we are hosting a retreat for breast cancer survivors to relax, play and connect in community. Expect a supportive environment to participate in stand up paddle boarding, meditation, gentle yoga and discussion. No prior experience in any of these activities is necessary...just your unique and wonderful self! REGISTER BELOW!


Location & Details:

The retreat will be held at Lake Fontana in the Great Smokey Mountains, Western NC. We will be utilizing a portion of this lake which is easily accessed and conveniently located approximately 15 minutes to Bryson City, NC and about one hour from Asheville, NC.

We have 8 inflatable stand up paddle boards provided by Pivot Point WNC. $55 will cover the cost of instruction, equipment and lunch. Please feel free to BYOB (Bring Your Own Board!) and the registration cost is $35. Weather patterns can be variable in the mountains. If weather is threatening and detracts from our event, registrants money will be refunded. 



9:00 am: Registration and 'meet and greet' at Fontana Lake

10:00: Hit the water! We’ll spend the morning with Andrea getting familiar with our paddle boards, our relationship to the water and finding our flow with a gentle SUP Yoga class.

Noon- 2:00 pm: Lakeside lunch and group discussion

2:15- 4:30: SUP Yoga, guided meditation on the lake

4:30- 5:00 pm: Closing


The Crew Working for You:


Susannah Haarmann

Susannah Haarmann is a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health and breast cancer rehabilitation. She held the initial vision for this retreat with the intention of building community, empowerment and a voice among breast cancer survivors. Susannah is building a website for breast cancer survivors to provide education on the prevention and treatment of the side effects of breast cancer intervention. She would like to use this day as an opportunity to listen to local needs in our breast cancer community and provide a voice for survivors. 


Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris is a licensed clinical social worker and addictions specialist yet her true passion is inspired movement through yoga, dance, paddling and other types soul satisfying engagement.  Andrea is a gifted guide, on and off the water, and brings a strong call to action to live our best lives. She is a registered yoga instructor, certified SUP Yoga teacher and will lead the Stand Up Paddle Board and SUP Yoga portion of our day. Andrea brings supportive guidance, safety, compassion and possibly more importantly, generous doses of joy & humor!!!


David House

David House is an honorable Asheville Firefighter, Army Captain, trained in swift water rescue, and avid paddle boarder. When asked if he would volunteer his time for pulling top-notch safety this day he didn't flinch in saying 'yes.' Thank you David!

Name *
If you are currently in treatment, please ask your doctor if they feel it is safe for you to participate in this retreat and obtain a doctor's note.
If you fell off your paddle board and were not able to get back on independently, would you be able to swim up to 100 yards with your personal flotation device (a.k.a life jacket) on, or hold on to another paddle board to be towed to shore? A fire fighter who is white water rescue trained will be volunteering for our event, but I understand that I must be able to save myself in the event of falling off of my paddle board.
Release of Liability *
As a participant, I am aware that stand up paddle boarding, water recreation and yoga are physical activities which do hold inherent risks. I understand that I must be able to swim to attend this event and that I will judge my ability to participate in all retreat activities to the best of my own ability. If I have concerns about my ability to perform in any activity before or during the event I will discuss them with Andrea and Susannah, receive suggestions for activity modifications, and can choose not to attend activities if I do not feel comfortable. Knowing these facts and in consideration of the acceptance of my Application to participate, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators waive, release and discharge Susannah Haarmann, Andrea Morris, David House, Your Core PT, LLC, Sol Flow Yoga, volunteers, sponsors, and all persons connected with this event, from claims of liability for any injuries to me (including, but not limited to death). The release extends to all claims unforeseen, known or unknown. Further, I grant permission to Your Core PT, Sol Flow Yoga, and any media coverage of this event, and the authorized agents, contractors and representatives of each, to use my name and likeness in any photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other recording of my participation in this event for any purpose unless otherwise stated.

“I believe that yoga is not about what asana or pose we might find, but the intention, awareness and gratitude for life that flows through the us all with each breath and any amount of willingness to say ‘yes’ to life.  Yoga may be viewed as a tool; a gentle reminder to breathe, simply notice, and ultimately an expression of gratitude for life’s daily gifts” -Andrea Morris