What To Expect

In the Song of Solomon, we find the unnamed Shulamite Woman who can be characterized as one of the most unreserved, unadulterated celebrations of femininity. 

These days of retreat will allow you to immerse yourself in the luxurious surroundings of the 85 acre boutique spa and resort located outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Join us at the Horse Shoe Farm and Resort 

December 5-8, 2024, for the experience of a lifetime. 

This retreat, fashioned after the retreats featured in the Shulamite series novels, Naked and Unashamed and Deliver us from eviL, will serve to celebrate the inner Shulamite Woman in you – to celebrate all the diverse, complex, tender, uninhibited, beautiful, and loving pieces of you. 

This retreat will also facilitate more Jesus-like living. Jesus Himself rested often and bids us to also come away by ourselves to a secluded place and rest a while (Mark 6:31). You are being called to an epic exhale moment – a time of rediscovery, renewal, refreshing, and restoration.

The Shulamite Woman’s Retreat

December 5-8, 2024


155 Horse Shoe Farm Dr.

Hendersonville, NC 28791

Visit Site: https://thehorseshoefarm.com/

The following total Retreat Experience cost ranges vary based on room occupancy. The cost ranges are as follows:

  • Singles – Cost Range – $1320.00 – $2100.00
  • Double – Cost Range – $915.00 – $1295.00
  • Triples – Cost Range $985.00 – $1100.00

Payment Options

The following payment options are available: 

  • Early Bird Special: Register and make your initial deposit of 1/3 the total cost by June 1, 2024 will result in a $50.00 discount
  • Payment in full by June 1, 2024 will result in a $100.00 discount
  • Payment options include payment via check, CashApp, and Zelle. Credit card payments via PayPal are accepted but will ensue a 5% credit card processing fee
  • Donation: Please consider making a monetary donation to support a Mazuri Ministries sponsored participant. This young woman has overcome great adversity, has worked diligently to change re-write her story and who will benefit greatly from her participation in this awesome retreat. All donations are tax deductible and you will be giving a deserving young woman the privilege to respond to God’s call to come away and rest a while. 


Transportation to the retreat is not included in the retreat package and cost. The Horse Shoe Farm is nestled in the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains in Hendersonville, NC conveniently located near Interstate 40 and 26, just outside of Asheville, and roughly 10 minutes away from Asheville Regional Airport, which has numerous direct flights from many major U.S. cities. Transportstion from the Asheville airport can be arranged. Hendersonville, NC is about 1 hours drive from the Greenville, Spartanburg International Airport and about 1.5 hours drive from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It is recommended that you rent a car if you fly into one of these airports and then drive to the retreat.
If you are driving, it’s approximately 7 hours from the DMV, 3.5 hours from Atlanta, 6 hours from Huntsville, 1.5 hours from Charlotte, and 5.5 from Wilmington, NC.
If you are interested in carpooling, please let us know.


The Shulamite Woman’s Retreat

December 5-8, 2024

Your 4 day stay Includes:

  • 4 days of Pampering and Praise
  • Luxurious lodging featuring porches, fireplaces, soaking tubs, an unparalleled views
  • Intentionally created spaces to facilitate your experiences and encounters with God
  • All meals featuring elegant farm-to-table offerings, some of which are featured in the novels of the Shulamite Series
  • Personalized sessions to facilitate reflection, meditation, the study of God’s Word, and prayer
  • Small group sessions focused on enhancing your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health
  • Daily morning exercise experiences as well as time to appreciate God’s beautiful creation
  • Themed evenings to include a Christmas Pajama Party, Christmas Sweater fun, and an evening to sparkle and shine
  • A swag bag filled with a few of the Shulamite Series character’s favorite things
  • A $100 spa credit in order to enjoy luxury spa treatments


  • Thursday

    3:00 – 6:00 Arrival

    6:00 – 7:30 – Dinner

    8:00 – Welcome and Bon Fire 

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  • Friday

    7:00 – Exercise

    8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast

    11:00 – 3:00 – time in Asheville/spa treatments/lunch on own

    4:00 – 5:30 – Session – Workshop

    6:00 – 7:30 – Dinner

    8:00 – Soulful, Sofa Serenade

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  • Saturday

    7:00 – Exercise

    8:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast

    9:30 – 1:0 – Rotation through varying sessions 

    1:15 – 1:45 – Light Snack

    2:00 – 6:00 – Dinner – Pasta-making Party – In the Chef’s Kitchen

    6:00 – 9:00 – Christmas Time Fun

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  • Sunday

    7:00 – Exercise

    8:30 – 9:30 – Breakfast

    10:00 – 11:30 – Reflection and wrap-up

    12:00 – Departure

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Is this Retreat for you?


  • Have caregiving responsibilities (children, parents, a spouse, etc.) that prevent you from taking time for yourself?
  • Feel guilty about taking time for yourself or about spending money on yourself?
  • Sacrifice or neglect your own health as you care for others?
  • Work more than 40 hours a week?
  • Have unexplained health issues that have been attributed to stress?
  • Wish that you could spend more time in prayer, meditation or the study of God’s Word on a daily basis?
  • Lack true joy despite your success, your material possessions, and other appearances of happiness?
  • Ever look in the mirror and wonder, “Who is that woman?”
  • Get less than 8 hours of sleep each night and no matter how many hours of sleep that you get, you still wake up exhausted?
  • Have unfulfilled hopes and dreams or do you question your purpose?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, then this retreat is for you!

Register Now

Register here and you will be contacted to select your room and to make arrangements for payment.

About the Founder

This is the first of what will become an annual event hosted by Davenia Lea, an author, teacher, and founder of the nonprofit Mazuri Ministries as well as the Mazuri Press. The Shulamite Woman’s Retreat is designed to support women re-write their story as they strive to live lives of praise and purpose, as God has designed us to live. The Shulamite Woman’s Retreat supports the mission of Mazuri Ministries which is to enlighten, exalt, empower, equip, and engage women so that they may rewrite their stories according to God’s purposes in order to transform our families, our churches, and our communities!