We frequently schedule programs after the beginning of the year, so do keep in touch with us via our email list, Facebook, or web site to hear the latest program offerings!


Align & Flow Yoga for Beginners now through May 14th

Only $7/class, or purchase a 4-class card for $20 cash or check

Teacher: Torre Hinnant, MD, RYT-500
Over 20 years experience teaching yoga 
Mind-Body MD



Find out more about Valle Crucis' partnership with Holy Cross to bring a Little Food Pantry to the Valle!


Program Policies & Information (Opens in a new window)

 2019 Calendar 

You can see a complete calendar of events for all VCCC-sponsored programs by clicking here.



Valle Crucis Nature Walk
Friday, May 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Enneagram for Spiritual Seekers
Sunday, June 2 - Tuesday, June 4

Women Writers Workshop II
Thursday, June 6 - Sunday, June 9

Praying En Plein Air: An Art & Spirituality Workshop
Friday, June 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Unbinding the Heart: a Mountain Yoga Retreat
Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16

Seasons of the Spirit: Summer
Friday, June 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


 Valle Crucis Nature Walk
Friday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Deb Vail & Harry LeBlanc, Grandparents of the Forest

Johnson Hall
$20 per family;$11 per person for lunch

 A walk in Nature is always more enjoyable when you recognize the friends you meet there. Join Deb Vail and Harry LeBlanc of Grandparents of the Forest for an informative plant walk to the VCCC waterfalls. They will introduce you to the denizens of the VCCC conservancy forest. And early May should be a great time to see many native wildflowers in bloom. Learn to identify some of your plant neighbors and how some of them can assist in your health. Wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water.

Harry LeBlanc and Deb Vail, Nature enthusiasts and herbalists, offer simple yet meaningful ways for families to connect to Nature for healing and wellbeing.


The Enneagram for Spiritual Seekers
Sunday, June 2 - Tuesday, June 4
Facilitated by the Rev. Rob Field & Paula Benton

Lodging in the Inn
$374 full (program, meals, and lodging inclusive); $274 commuter


How differently might we experience each day if we looked at ourselves and each other with fresh eyes?  What if we paid less attention to habitual patterns and behaviors that no longer support us or others?

The Enneagram offers us ways  to see and embrace the beautiful Soul qualities within every human being. 

The Enneagram has been widely recognized for its profound descriptions of nine distinct personality patterns. This program is designed to help participants shift their focus from personality-based patterns of emotion, thought and behavior to the Soul gifts they already possess, but may have forgotten.

The Reverend Rob Field is director of the Center for Spiritual Wisdom. Paula Benton has been a student of the Enneagram for many years and leads workshops and retreats often.

Register for the Enneagram retreat safely and securely online here.


  Women Writers Workshop II
  Thursday, June 6 - Sunday, June 9

 Katerina Whitley
 $308 Full Program (per Weekend); $191 Commuter Rate; $68/Day
in the Mission House

Writing is often a lonely pursuit. You may find that it's much easier to write in the company of like-minded people and with the guidance of a professional  who loves to encourage others in the craft of writing. Join this group of women writers to capture memories, define thoughts, express emotions, bring order  out of chaos. New writers are most welcome, for one or more workshops.

A native of Thessaloniki, Greece, Katerina Whitley has worked as a church journalist on the diocesan and national levels, taught at universities, and is the author of six books.

 Register securely online for the June Women Writers Workshop here.








Praying En Pleine Air: An Art & Spirituality Workshop
Friday, June 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Facilitated by Mike Newton-Ward


$52 Program (art supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own)
$45 more (total $97)  to add lodging Thursday night

Join Mike Newton-Ward as we explore drawing what God’s vision is for you. Practice seeing deeply, and then drawing - and drawing as a playful co-creation with God. We will use techniques such as Zentangles - a centering, meditative practice. Explore the grounds of Valle Crucis and capture the wonder of nature through art.

Mike Newton-Ward has thoroughly enjoyed tapping into his creative self since retirement from social marketing management for the State of NC Department of Health & Human Services. He began taking various classes through Raleigh Parks and Rec, as well as playing on his own. He enjoys drawing in numerous media, metal work, art history, and block printing.

 Register safely and securely for the Outside Art workshop here.








Unbinding the Heart: A Mountain Yoga Retreat
Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16
Facilitated by Chad Hallyburton

Lodging in the Farm House and Annex
$214 full (program, meals, and lodging inclusive); $124 commuter

It has been said that when all the knots that bind the heart are loosened, we'll find true life.  Spend a weekend "unwinding" with yoga, meditation, hiking, good food, good people, and more.  No yoga experience needed. 

Chad Hallyburton is a student, teacher, and practitioner of yoga from Cullowhee, NC. His passion is bringing people together to explore their own physical, mental, and spiritual strengths and frailties in the context of community.

Register safely and securely online for Unbinding the Heart Mountain Yoga Retreat here. 




Seasons of the Spirit: Summer
Friday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Facilitated by the Rev. Rebecca Husband Maynard

Johnson Hall
$46 for full program and lunch; $91 to add lodging Thursday evening

Summer is a season of fruitfulness, clarity, and vitality. We discover that our spiritual life may feel productive and fulfilling as the light streams in and we respond with hopefulness.During our time together, we will explore the spiritual summer that we experience in life. It is possible that our spirits feel lighter and more grateful as we sense the energy of productivity and fullness.Come along on a journey to map our seasons, explore the paths we have taken, and seek our commonality found in the image of God that dwells within us.

Register safely and securely online for Seasons of the Spirit: Summer here.