Where is WILD happening?

The mountains are a majestic place…and dare I say, even magical?  I personally retreat to the mountains when I need an escape, need to focus, or need to think clearly. What better place to host the inaugural WILD retreat than Black Mountain?

Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA - Location of WILD retreat 2019

Black Mountain, NC – Location of WILD 2019

Black Mountain is a little town located about 15 miles outside of Asheville, NC. This town nestled within the mountains has been a retreat and vacation spot since the 1800s. And retreat we will. Our venue, the Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA, was founded in 1906 as a peaceful oasis and currently boasts 1200 acres.

The Front Porch of Western North Carolina, you will find rocking chairs strung throughout the town of Black Mountain. These rocking chairs not only celebrate the rich history of arts in the town but encourages its visitors to stay awhile. Most people come to Black Mountain and fall in love with it. Having incredible outdoor activities like hiking and golf, restaurants and cafes, as well as venues for arts and music this town has something for everyone. No wonder people come and sit a spell.

The Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA –  WILD Lodging & Venue

You’ll find a plethora of rocking chairs on-site at the Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA too. On the front porch of our lodge, you’ll be rocking the morning away talking to your next business bestie about your future plans over a cup of coffee. The goal of the Blue Ridge Assembly is similar to that of WILD: creating relationships and inspiring those who step on the campus. WILD seeks to inspire you while building the very thing we all long for, community.

WILD - Blue Ridge Assembly Retreat Location

Our lodge has an assortment of beds including doubles, singles, and bunks throughout 16 bedrooms. But don’t worry, only one person to a bed here. Linens, pillows, and towels are provided by the venue. In the large common area, imagine yourself sitting in front of the fireplace talking with one of the keynote presenters. Yes, you will have that kind of access to all the females at WILD, including keynotes and Leaders! The lodge was selected based on the intentionality of creating togetherness for our community.

We cannot wait to welcome you to Black Mountain this June! Register now!



Jordi TiffanyJORDI TIFFANY – Jordi Tiffany Photography

I’m looking forward to connecting with like minded womxn! It’s easy to feel isolated when you’re a solopreneur, but conferences like WILD make you realize how big your community really is. Oh, and I’m looking forward to the mountains…. talk about a slice of heaven for your eyes!


Amber Bounds WILD Workshop Host AMBER BOUNDS – Little King Art

Being an entrepreneur can be very isolating at times, so I’m looking forward to being around a bunch of smart boss babes and breathing in the mountain air!!  I’m hoping to gain more clarity on some of my biz goals, make some great connections and maybe even get some extra R&R (cause this #momboss is tired!).