Schedule of Workshops and Activities

Wonderful activities and classes provided voluntarily by UMMAS ministers and partners in ministry.

(details about the 2019 workshops will be posted soon)

Daily Events

  • 7:00 – 8:00 am – Tai Chi for Health – Pavilion by the Lake
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am – Morning Meditation – Chapel
  • 8:00 – 8:45 am: Breakfast 
  • 12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch 
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner. Wednesday Dinner (weather permitting) is a Barbecue in the Pavilion by the Lake
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Gentle Flow Yoga – Wed. & Thurs. –
  • Evening Vespers – Approx. 9:40 pm – Chapel
  • Sacred Path Labyrinth – Walking Prayer Experience –
  • Healing Practitioners & Body Work – Make an appointment. at Registration table.
  • Golf Cart Service with a Smile!   For those who have difficulty walking, rides available between Registration Bldg. and Workshop Sites
  • Kanuga Canoes – Will be available for use while lifeguards are on duty 4 – 6 PM., Wed & Thurs.  Canoes & life jackets available on a first come, first canoe basis.
  • The Mural:  Throughout the Retreat – Help create a 10′ mural in Balthis – Rodwell lobby. Everyone is invited to paint what has inspired them from the theme and speakers.  Later through the year, the mural will travel from church to church in the region to share the experience and joy of the Kanuga Retreat.

2019 Registration Form

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

2:00-6:00 pm ~ Registration, Greetings, Hugs, sign up for “Spirit Sharing” and holistic treatment providers – in the Lobby

MASSAGE: Relax and Renew.  Massage therapists and other body workers will be available. Sign up at the registration tables upon your arrival. Payment is a love offering payable to the body worker at the time of your appointment.

6:00 – 7:00 pm  ~ Dinner together -Dining Hall  (included with your registration)

7:30-9:30 pm ~ Welcome: Keynote Musician and the “Spirit I Am” Band

9:40 pm Vespers after evening program Tues-Thursdays (approx. 9:40)  -Chapel

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7:00 – 8:00 am Wed-Fri~ Tai Chi by the lake – Pavillion

7:30 – 8:00 am Wed-Fri~ Morning Meditation  

9:00 – 11:00 am  Keynote Inspiration Session

11:00 – 12:00 ~ Free time or YOGA or Walk around the lake… check out nearby attractions including the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (tour of house, goat barns, hiking), Flat Rock Playhouse, golf at Crooked Creek, shopping in nearby historic downtown Hendersonville, arts & crafts, and antiques.

Gentle Flow Yoga: No experience necessary.  Good for all levels.  Please bring a mat, a small towel, and water.

12:00 -12:45 ~ Lunch – Dining Hall

1:00 – 2:30 (2 workshops – choose one) 1.5 hr

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2:45 – 4:15 (2 choices – pick one)

  • Rehearsal: Rev. Dale Worley “Choir rehearsal with Dale” (Balthis-Rodwell)
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4:30 – 5:30 (3 choices – pick one)

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  • Lake Walk

6:00 – 7:00 ~ Dinner – BBQ at Pavilion by the Lake (weather permitting)

7:30 – 9:30pm ~  Keynote presentation 

*An Offering will be received at this session to benefit UMMAS Sub-Region (Unity Ministers of the Mid-Atlantic States, your hosts for the Kanuga Retreat.  Please come prepared to share in generosity.  (The Fees for the Retreat do not cover all the costs of providing this experience for you.)

Vespers:  After evening program (about 9:40): Facilitated by a Unity Minister –  Chapel of the Transfiguration

 Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 am ~ Tai Chi  at the Pavilion by the Lake

7:30 – 8:00 am ~ Morning Meditation ~  – (Chapel)

8:00-8:45 am ~ Breakfast -(Dining Hall)

9:00-11:00 am Keynote Musician

11:00-12:00 ~ YOGA ~  (1st Floor Common Room, Lodge)

12:00-12:45 ~ Lunch -(Dining Hall)

1:00 – 2:30pm

  • Workshop:

2:45-4:15pm (2 choices – pick one)

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4:30- 5:30 pm (4 choices – pick one)

  • Rehearsal: Spirit share (Talent show). (Balthis-Rodwell)
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  • Mountain Walk

6:00 – 7:00 ~ Dinner – Dining Hall

7:00 – 7:30 pm ~ Music (Balthis-Rodwell)

7:30-9:30 ~ “Spirit Sharing”

Annual retreat favorite for folks who want to share their gifts like poetry, music, dance, monologue, comedy, magic for an enthusiastic audience.  This is YOUR time to shine in an evening of fun and surprises!  We applaud all talents!  Sign up at Registration if you want to perform.  Facilitator & Emcee: Bates Reed, (Balthis-Rodwell).

An Offering for UMMAS will be received – just in case you forgot on Wednesday!

Vespers – After evening program (about 9:40):  Facilitated by a Unity Minister – (Chapel)

Friday, September 27, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 am ~ Easy Tai Chi for Balance ~ Pavilion by the Lake

7:30 – 8:00 am ~ Morning Meditation ~ Facilitated by a Unity Minister – (Chapel)

8:00-8:45 am ~ Breakfast

Please remember that you need to have your room cleared out by 10 AM on Friday morning. Please check-out prior to the Closing Ceremony.

9:30 – 10:30 ~ Closing Ceremony


*Sacred Path Labyrinth – an archetypal symbol of wholeness that invites one into a transformational prayer experience. Walking this mystical path is a personal pilgrimage to spiritual wholeness. A permanent outdoor Labyrinth is available near our main meeting hall – (Balthis-Rodwell).  More information about the labyrinth is in your Kanuga Packet.

*Bodywork ~ A variety of healing bodywork & massage offered by skilled practitioners, available by appointment, for a love offering that you give directly to the practitioner.  Make your appointment at Registration.   Practitioner information is in your packet.

Want to talk? The ministers of UMMAS can be available to talk with you – just ask!

Meals are served in Dietz Dining Room (seats 224). Tables of eight provide opportunity for conversation.

Enjoy your blessed days on this beautiful land ~ and with beautiful community. And…… Mark your calendar for next year’s Kanuga Retreat:  September _________________, 2019

Be sure to complete & submit your Evaluation Form before you leave Kanuga, including your suggestions on keynote speakers for future retreats!  THANK you and GREAT blessings.

2019 Registration Form

(Registration form has lodging information)

Workshop Descriptions:


MOUNTAIN WALK (Meet in Registration Lobby)

Thursday 4:30-5:30 Meet in Registration Lobby. 

Take a wonderful and peaceful hike up a beautiful mountain in silent reflection.  Come away with a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty of Kanuga.

Special Music Balthis-Rodwell

Thursday 7ish to 7:30ish