Refresh + Renew
A 4-Day Whole Food Plant Based Immersion in the Ozarks 

May 3-7, 2024

A Life Changing Experience!
Optimize Well-being, Embrace Vitality


This is an opportunity for a transformative experience. Optimize well-being and embrace vitality. Reconnect with your health and wellness goals while savoring delicious, abundant and artfully prepared whole food plant-based meals specially curated for you by Culinary Instructor Karen Gros.

Informative presentations will be led by Dr. Cynthia Morgan, Founder and Executive Medical Director of the Ozark Center for Lifestyle Medicine. Discover the emerging medical field of Lifestyle Medicine and learn about the six pillars that serve as therapeutic lifestyle interventions to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The body wants to heal, and Lifestyle Medicine helps individuals identify and remove obstacles to this natural healing process. Indeed, you will learn of the power inherent in every bite, every step, every extra minute of sleep, every moment spent in nature, and every supportive encounter with a loved one.

Not only will you experience the impact of a healthy lifestyle during this weekend immersion, but you will be provided with practical physical goals to take home as well. All participants will have the opportunity to undergo anthropometric screening with Dr. Morgan measuring your height, weight, along with a few other key body circumferences, to then calculate your approximate body composition. You will then be provided with unique weight loss (or gain) landmarks to help you reach the ideal body weight that will help you prevent and possibly reverse disease.

What You Get

  • beautiful and comfortable accommodations in a peaceful natural setting
  • nourishing and delicious whole food, plant-based meals for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner curated and prepared by Chef Karen Gros, Certified Plant Based Nutrition Culinary Instructor and Wellness Counselor
  • informative + educative wellness presentations with Dr. Cynthia Morgan focused on the six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
  • afternoon culinary instruction
  • medical insights from an onsite plant-based physician
  • gentle morning yoga sessions
  • a meditation + sound bath experience
  • picturesque lakeside hike + nature walks
  • rest + relaxation
  • a private historic downtown Eureka Springs walking tour
  • creative mindful activities
  • an evening bonfire

The setting

The Ozark Mountain Region stands as the largest preserved wilderness in the Eastern United States, offering a sanctuary for wildlife amidst picturesque hiking trails and breathtaking waterfalls. Tucked within the Ozark Mountains, the enchanting Victorian town of Eureka Springs provides an ideal setting for relaxation. Recognized on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970, the town’s historic district boasts a rich history marked by vibrant prosperity, intriguing stories, and the allure of stone structures and Victorian residences. Eureka Springs is renowned for its magical healing waters and sacred Native American springs. Given how special this small town is, we are including a privately guided historical walking tour of downtown Eureka Springs.

This retreat will take place on a scenic country road just outside Eureka Spring’s city limits, less than 5 minutes from Thorncrown Chapel, the most celebrated piece of architecture built in Arkansas, designed by architect E. Fay Jones.


The total price for this retreat price is $1,985 per person, based on shared occupancy.

The retreat price includes all programming, accommodations, all meals and snacks, transportation within Eureka Springs, and all activities listed above. The price does not include flight, or airport pick-up and return. All fees paid are non-refundable unless your spot can be filled. We are happy to help arrange airport pick-up and return.

Fitness Level

Easy to Moderate – Activities will include gentle yoga, light stretching, walking, standing, stairs, climbing, walking up hills and on gravel roads, as well as navigating uneven terrain. This event would not be suitable for individuals with special accessibility needs.

Daily Program Outline

We invite you to view the Daily Program Outline.


Six guests will reside in a Stunning Luxury Cabin nestled in the woods, and two guests will reside in a French Country Home set on a picturesque sunny knoll adjacent to woodlands.

Arrival Information

Retreat welcomes arrivals between 4:30-6:00pm Friday, May 3. Retreat concludes at 11:00am Tuesday, May 7. Northwest Arkansas airport (XNA) is a 1.5-hr drive to the retreat location. We are happy assist with arrangements for airport transfer; please inquire.