Thursday October 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT
Sunday October 21, 2018 at 11:30 AM EDT

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Blue Star Ranch
2555 Norton Road
Cashiers, NC 28717

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Jill Farmer Coaching









Step away from your hectic life for a few days and be amazed by the transformation.

Light Your Fire is a retreat for women who are ready to...

Learn. Laugh. Blossom. Play. Grow. Relax.


Come retreat in absolutely stunning Fall setting  in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains.


When is it?

October 18th-21st, 2018

The Schedule:                                                                                            

Thursday, Oct. 18th- Arrive, settle in to your room, unwind, explore, and meet for our opening dinner at 6pm.

Friday, Oct. 19th-  Gather at the Blue Star Ranch for learning, coaching, nature connection, hiking through gorgeous woods and vistas, eating, playing, self-reflection, more learning, coaching, nature connection, basking, celebrating, and toasting. Delightful dinner and then sleep.

Saturday, Oct. 20th- Gather at the ranch for more meaningful discovery, coaching in the horse ring, hiking & nature connection, eating, playing, self-reflection, more great learning, basking, celebrating, and toasting. A very special celebration dinner and then sleep.

Sunday, Oct. 21st- Final gathering time at the ranch. This special morning will include a plan to integrate the transformational aspects of the retreat into your life at home. Special ceremony will keep the spark of inspiration lit as you carry your torch back. Wrap up and head home  after a celebration brunch at 11:30am.

Where is it?

Light Your Fire is at the fantastic Blue Star Ranch between Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina. It's a 90 minute drive from Asheville, NC, 2 hours from Greenville, SC and 2.5 hours from Atlanta, GA. 

 What should I bring?  

  • A deep desire to have fun and let go. 
  • An open mind. 
  • A friend (or 3). 
  • Comfortable indoor & outdoor clothing.

Who should come?

  • Any woman who's ready to explore ideas and wisdom that'll lead to a more fulfilling life.
  • Anyone who absolutely loves spending time in nature, and loves doing it in well-appointed spaces (the facilities at Blue Star Ranch are gorgeous!) 
  • YOU!!

What's included?

  • Your registration for Light Your Fire includes 3 nights of lodging at the gorgeous Blue Star Ranch (double occupancy. Single occupancy lodging is at Laurelwood Inn, 10 minutes away.)
  • Chef prepared meals from Thursday night dinner through Sunday morning brunch (snacks, too).
  • All activities, workshop and learning sessions, group coaching, and equine assisted coaching.
  • Program materials and goodies.
  • Incredible support from your fearless leaders and the Blue Star Ranch staff.

The only thing you need to cover? Your travel expenses to and from the retreat. Travelling in the Blue Ridge mountains during the peak fall color season will make the journey unforgettable.

As a bonus , you get a 1:1 coaching session with Jill or Margaret after you return home to help you continue the magic.

How much does it cost?

  • $2060 for double occupancy. 
  • $2460 single occupancy (Lodging for single-occupancy is off-site. 10 minute drive from the ranch.)
  • A $250 deposit holds your spot.
  • Payment plans are available.

What is coaching using horses?
Coaching with horses gives you a one-of-a-kind chance to more deeply understand your non-verbal communication patterns. Working with a trained equine coach in the horse ring is a great way to learn how to make changes in your life from the inside out and shift patterns that aren't working in your life.

You don't have to have any familiarity or experience with horses to learn amazing insights from this portion of the retreat. (Note: there is no horseback riding for guests of the Blue Star ranch. The horses are solely for your learning experiences.)


What should I expect to do?

  • Laugh and laugh some more.
  • Try new things.
  • Dive deep and light a fire from within.
  • Make wonderful new friends.
  • Leave your busyness and worry behind.
  • Have an incredible new appreciation of the wisdom nature has to share with us.

Past retreaters say the experience changed their life.

Every freaking thing was so perfect."

 “It was fantastic! I can’t thank you enough.”

“Wonderful. Every piece of it. Amazing! So many positive changes happened for me after this retreat.”

Your Fearless Leaders

Jill Farmer is a master certified life coach, executive coach, consultant and author. She's the original founder of the Light Your Fire retreat. She works with individuals, companies, and organizations to help heal their overwhelm so they can thrive.

Margaret Webb is a master certified life coach, a trained nature-based coach, an equus trained coach, and a parent coach who helps adults parent the child they weren't expecting. She also teaches coaches how Mother Nature is the wisest instructor in the universe, and helps her people find more ease and joy in life.

Trish Ring, Ph.D., is the owner of Blue Star Ranch, where she combines her training in psychology and coaching and horse wrangling to work magic in the arenas.  She's a retired licensed psychologist, a master certified coach, and a Certified Equus Coach. 


Final notes:

*This event is just for women. 

*Refund Policy= Your deposit and registration are non-refundable (except in the case of medical emergency). But, you may gift/or sell your spot to someone else if you can't use it.