A Day on the Lake:

Breast Cancer Retreat 2019

It’s that time again…

If you are a cancer survivor please join us for our annual ‘Day on the Lake!’ (Click PLAY on the pic above to see the awesomeness from last year! :) This event will take place Saturday August 10th at Lake Fontana; conveniently located near Bryson City, NC in the Great Smokey Mountains.

The fun will kick off at 9 AM when you meet your guides and new friends. Before hitting the water Andrea will lead us in a morning meditation. Paddle board instruction will be provided before our maiden voyage on Lake Fontana. Lunch will be provided around noon followed by a group discussion on cancer survivorship lead by Susannah. After lunch Andrea will offer the option of trying yoga poses on the paddle boards (modifications provided and participation optional)! We will close the day with a meditation prior to saying our goodbyes at 5 pm. A rain date is scheduled for the following Sunday if needed.

The cost of the event is $75 and includes SUP board, paddle, personal flotation device, professional instruction and lunch. If you have your own paddle board the cost is $55. Space is limited so register ASAP!

Please contact Susannah with any questions: 770-356-3132. Scroll down to register. See you on the lake!

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Andrea Morris; SUP guide & yoga instructor

Andrea Morris is Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board guide, certified yoga instructor, certified SUP Yoga instructor and a leader and business owner in the outdoor adventure industry.

In our classes together, my goal is always to remain connected with source energy, facilitate genuine group connection, provide guidance in skillful flow and to allow space for inspired movement in a natural setting.

Primarily, I seek to offer you an experience as you move closer to your own authentic truths, discover your own strengths and find your own vital life rhythms, on and off the mat, particularly merging with the elements of water and nature.

My training in Vinyasa, Hatha, Prana focused styles, Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga and experiences with multiple skill levels in various environments have given me a deep well of tools to support you along your journey, regardless of where you are in your practice today.

I will be your SUP guide for the day and will incorporate a moving SUP Yoga class and paddle adventure!

During our Day of Discovery on the lake, I will guide us in learning the SUP basics, to include safety on the water and board, effective paddling techniques and getting the most out of your SUP experience!

I will also be leading a guided meditation and opening/ closing ceremonies. I very much look forward to connecting with you!

“For me, yoga is so much more than asana- it’s allowing each breath to fully inhabit our souls, bringing peace, stillness and pure joy. Each inhale and exhale we weave into our practice and the moment-to-moment journey... all the while whispering YES to life! ~ Andrea


Susannah Haarmann; Physical Therapist & event organizer

Susannah is incredibly excited for the 2nd annual SUP retreat & (like Andrea) it is her favorite event of the year! Susannah became personally invested in helping breast cancer survivors watching her own mother navigate treatment at the impressionable age of 12. After completing her residency in Women’s Health at Duke University in 2012, Susannah created a continuing education course called ‘Rehabilitation for the Breast Cancer Patient’ that she teaches to practitioners around the world. Susannah aspires to change the face of cancer care, promote comprehensive treatment, and empower survivors with knowledge to advocate for themselves and their bodies during and after treatment. Susannah has a private practice in Asheville, NC; she offers free 30-minute consultations for cancer survivors (sliding scale services are available as well.) Click here to schedule an appointment.

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Bentley Andrews; firefighter, advanced EMT, avid paddler

We are incredibly lucky to have Bentley Andrews joining us this year to run safety and support! Bentley is a Senior Firefighter in Asheville, an advanced EMT and an incredibly skilled paddler. She is excited to participate in this years paddle and does so to honor and remember our Asheville firefighters who have experienced cancer. Thank you Bentley for generously donating your time and skills at Lake Fontana this year!

Also, we will miss David House this year! David, another caring AVL firefighter, volunteered his time to run safety, however, David is currently deployed to Kuwait. We love you David; come back safe and ready to PADDLE!!!


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Release of Liability: *
As a participant, I understand that there are inherent risks involved in outdoor activities and water sports. 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 Andrea Morris, Susannah Haarmann, Bentley Andrews, Sol Flow Yoga, Your Core PT, LLC, officials, volunteers, sponsors, and all persons connected with this event, from claims of liability for any injuries to me (including, but not limited to death). I understand that I should discuss any medical concerns about participating in this event with my physician and get clearance from my doctor prior to participation. I will communicate these concerns and provide a note from my physician to event coordinators should I have any concerns about my ability to participate in this event without further risk. The release extends to all claims unforeseen, known or unknown. Further, I grant permission to Sol Flow Yoga, Your Core PT, and any media coverage of this year’s race, 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.

See you at the lake!