Women's Retreat with Jenny Aiello

You are invited to escape for a weekend that is designed just for you!  You are invited to answer the call that you’ve been hearing, the one that’s stirring deep down in your soul. You are invited to step into sacred wounds with grace, and release what no longer serves you. You are invited to an experience that allows you to listen to that still small voice inside…to learn ways to live with higher purpose and intention… to heal, to transform, to grow. You are wholeheartedly invited… I hope you will join us! 

We are at a critical, yet amazing time in history. I believe we are on entering a great cosmic shift that supports human evolution like never before. While sometimes it feels the whole world is off-center, I believe we are on course for something magical! But we need to be ready. We need to do our part. Each one of us being called to live with higher purpose and intention. We are being asked to bring Light into all darkness and to learn how we can shift the low-frequency energies that dance around us. That means clearing our own energy of old wounds—stored up heartaches and resentments. Practicing forgiveness of self and others. Letting go with compassion. Whether you are going through some sort of life transition or just ready to step onto a path of deep, transformative personal growth and healing, we welcome you.

During this retreat, you will experience…

  • A 4-day weekend at the beautiful Bend of Ivy Lodge in Marshall, NC.
  • A unique experience of being seen and heard on a deep soul level, perhaps for the first time in years.
  • Individual coaching/processing that will increase your growth and awareness.
  • The opportunity to listen to the wise voice of your heart and awaken the deep authentic parts of yourself that have been left behind or buried in layers of protection.
  • Quiet time for personal reflection to assist in your awakening through rest, relaxation, solitude and nature.
  • Our signature Song and Stories Laser Coaching Experience that will deepen your healing experience and raise your awareness and authenticity.
  • Amazing meals prepared by our own personal chef — all made with intention and love and pure ingredients (special dietary requests can be honored).

“I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul.  I hope you fall in love with being alive again.”

  • Fire Ceremonies to release old mindsets and blocks that hold us back.
  • Plenty of laughter because it’s so good for the soul.
  • Spirit Walks in the beautiful nature surrounding the Lodge. I’m always so amazed at how this land supports the work we do.
  • An amazing group of like-minded women who are waiting to celebrate the best parts of YOU, while forming lasting soul-soothing friendships.
  • The chance to create a life-plan that will remind you of your gifts and talents, provide a clear vision of where you want to go next, support as you begin to navigate through fears and blocks and courage to live your life out loud… to be UNSTOPPABLE!
  • We will create a Sacred Soul Portrait to capture the essence of your authenticity and message from your soul.
  • The opportunity to work with stuck energy through the Somatic Experience Technique.  The Somatic Energy Technique is designed to release stored up trauma from your nervous system.
  • The opportunity to have an amazing, beautiful and intuitive massage that leaves you in a state of pure bliss.
  • A beautiful Sacred Sound Healing offered by Bob and Jenny that anchors all the work you do at retreat into a path of deep healing and transformation.
  • A vision of where your soul is leading you as you step confidently into your calling, dreams and possibilities.

Our promise to you

We promise to hold you in a safe and sacred space that promotes your healing.

We promise to give you an experience that stands on a foundation of integrity.

We promise to stand beside you in a way that honors your individual journey and fulfillment.

We promise to create the space and offer support that will allow you to step into transformational experiences, if you choose to do so.

We promise to be available to give you compassionate support and encouragement throughout the retreat.

We promise you will be heard, your truth will be honored and witnessed, and your gifts acknowledged and encouraged.

About your Retreat Team

Jenny Aiello is the creator and founder of Simply Be Women’s Spiritual Retreats. She has been leading retreats and coaching clients since 2006. She is a Certified Life Coach, Crystal practitioner, Reiki Master, Shaman, End-of-Life Coach, Sound Healing Practitioner, and she absolutely loves working with energy medicine to heal emotional and spiritual wounds. Jenny is the creator of the Wholistic Energy Healing Academy, teaching others called to dive deeper into their understanding of healing energy.

Jenny’s clients come to her for support as they go through life transitions, or for direction while on their own personal healing journey. Whether considering marriage or divorce, starting a new job or moving to a new community, experiencing grief, healing old emotional wounds, or simply seeking way to live an intentional and purposeful life, Jenny’s clients come to retreats to find a spiritual path that supports their continued journey of personal growth. During her retreats, clients may experience profound healing and transformation.

Jenny works in partnership with her husband, Bob Aiello. Bob is a Clinical Psychologist who has been in practice for over 40 years. Bob is making a transition from his clinical practice to partnering with Jenny in facilitating retreats and coaching. Aside from his vast experience with counseling, Bob brings his many gifts to the retreats including coaching, listening, supporting, guiding, playing the Native American flute, drumming, and storytelling. Bob and Jenny completed their Shamanic training which allows them to work with the subconscious mind, the energy field, and the soul to uncover and release old patterns and self-sabotaging beliefs

Bob is participating in Relational Life Therapy (RLT) training with Terry Real, giving him unique and effective tools to use with couples. Bob has a beautiful way of creating safe space and helping others connect the dots between their wounds and their walls. He is trained and experienced in identifying family patterns and going to the root of dysfunction. He also brings deep compassion into the process of releasing old patterns and then aligning to new healthy patterns. Bob provides a supportive role during our retreats and loves witnessing the magic and mystery of the process. He brings his big heart, hard-earned wisdom, and compassionate spirit to everyone he meets.

“Our commitment to you is to provide a safe, healing, nurturing, deep, soul-level experience that will leave you feeling blessed, renewed, and honored for who you are in the world.”

Bob and Jenny make a great team! Aside from raising five children and running Bob’s practice together, they have been married for 36 years and worked their way through the challenges that come with a busy and active life. Their journey together has provided them with experience, wisdom and empathy for those going through similar challenges and experiences in life.

Together, Bob and Jenny provide a setting for a unique growth process for each person at the retreat to support experiencing deep healing and insightful awareness while discovering balance in mind, body and spirit.

Support Team

As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Grace Scarbrough offers an opportunity to dive gently into your own body’s deep wisdom, its messages, and its unique needs and desires for health. With over 20 years as a Bodywork Therapist, having provided at least 10,000 massages, Grace brings a level of mastery of the body to each Somatic Experiencing session. Her approach is integrated, grounded, and holistic. She has trained with the Trauma Healing Institute, us a licensed massage and bodywork therapist, and hold a Masters Degree in Experimental Psychology. Grace has also worked extensively with her own trauma, drawing on transformative body-based modalities. As a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, she offers a lifetime of interest, education, and experience with the body’s wisdom to guide and facilitate this process for you. We are so honored to have Grace as part of our retreat team!

Paige Foran is a Massage Therapist who we think of as a hidden treasure! Paige is a petite but fiercely strong Massage Therapist who knows how to magically connect to our energy field and bring sweet relief to both body and spirit. Those who have had a massage experience with Paige say that they just received the best massage of their life! Us included! No kidding.  We believe that everyone should be selective when allowing work on or near our energy field, which sits on top of our body. Careful selection of a Massage Therapist is important – their energy is literally imprinted on your energy field. Paige’s clean and healing energy is a welcome relief and elevates the massage into the most relaxing, healing, amazing massage ever! We are so delighted to have Paige on our Retreat Team!

What is included in your investment?

All meals and desserts prepared by our own personal chef and made with pure, farm-to-table ingredients! (Dietary preferences will be honored.)

Over 25 hours of group and individual coaching and experiential healing experiences.

You will drive to the retreat center or fly into the Asheville, NC airport. You will not need a car once you arrive, and the retreat begins. We stay in the retreat process from opening to closing.

*Optional, but highly recommended massage therapy and bodywork sessions are available to sign up for once you have registered. This is an optional add-on service.

*Optional Somatic Experience to release stuck energy with Grace Scarborough. 

Beautiful Bend of Ivy Lodge

The space we do our work in is as important as any member of our team. This land holds a story too! The Lodge itself was an old barn that has been given new life. Much like us, sometimes it takes someone else to see our possibilities! The Lodge is home to so much deep healing and transformation that it literally encourages growth and the release of limiting thoughts in its very existence. The land around the Lodge is equally as supportive and transformative. 63 acres of breath-taking beauty! Come be part of the mystery and magic of Bend of Ivy!

Bend of Ivy

Women’s Retreat with Jenny Aiello

Day 1 – Check-In and Welcome Reception at 12:00 Noon!

Opening Circle begins at 1:00 PM
Group Activities and Processing all day with breaks for snacks and wonderfully prepared meals. 

Day 2 – Begins at 7:30 AM
Group Activities and Processing all day with breaks for snacks and wonderfully prepared meals.

Day 3 – Begins at 8:00 AM
A day of reflection and integration, self-care and homework.

Day 4  Begins at 8:00 AM – Re-entry tips, and our beautiful Closing Ceremony. 

Checkout by 1:00 PM on Day 4

2023 is now full

Note: Cancellation Policy: Due to the amount of preparation and personalization that we offer at our retreats, we regret that we cannot refund your retreat fee if you cancel within six weeks of the retreat. If you need to cancel, we will refund your entire fee if that happens prior to six weeks AND we find someone to take your spot. We hope you understand. We put so much into this experience for you that you literally become irreplaceable! We also keep our retreats small and intimate in order to provide this level of individualization. In short, you matter. You are important. You are deeply valued. So we want you to be there! Thank you for understanding this policy and respecting the quality of the experience we create for you!

 If you’re ready, I just want to say to you…

“Step away from all the limelight of your drama and stories, and step into your own light! You are so very powerful! When you put your heart and authenticity out into the world, you make the biggest and grandest contribution ever!”

Is it possible to live a life full of passion, purpose, and possibility in today’s world? In this economy? Under these circumstances? Oh yes! Yes indeed!! Not only is it possible, it is undeniable.

I believe that is it virtually IMPOSSIBLE for you to fail when you learn how to open your heart, live from your truth, and stand in your own personal power! When you align with your soul’s purpose and open your heart to receive, anything is possible!

So, let’s get started, okay? Let’s connect. Let’s hold hands and take the proverbial LEAP! I promise to be there when the net appears and celebrate the freedom and JOY that awaits you!


Jenny and Bob 

Click the button to schedule a 30-minute

Discovery Call to determine if this is the retreat you’ve been searching for!

Blessings, Jenny