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SEI Asheville Training, January 5-8, 2024

Beginner III

Training Location:

Bend of Ivy Lodge (BOI) Retreat Center

3717 Bend of Ivy Road, Marshall NC


You MUST register and pay the commuting fee for 4-day training. Commuters will get full access to BOI's nature sanctuary (including trails, labyrinth, etc), refrigerator use and parking

Here's the link to register and pay.


Please ride share when possible. Parking is limited at the venue. We encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes before session start, to give ample time to park and get to training room. In mornings before session start, BOI staff will assist with parking guidance.

Lunch options:

Bring your lunch for that day.  You can store your day's food (label your food)  in BOI kitchen fridge, white fridge in general kitchen. Only on-site lodgers (staff, w/o vehicle) to use the fridge for more than daily needs. 


There are local grocery stores, restaurants and fast food in Weaverville, about a 12 minutes drive. You'll have time to get food.

BOI Venue Information:

Learn more about all that Bend of Ivy has to offer on our website here. We have numerous lookout points, nature + hiking trails, and even a beautiful labyrinth space to explore in your free time. Find them all on our Trail Map.

Get a sense for the beauty of this special land by taking a virtual tour here.

Transportation/ Directions:

Driving Directions to Bend of Ivy Lodge: 

Follow map directions for 3717 Bend of Ivy Road, Marshall, NC. At Oak Grove Road and Bend of Ivy intersection, look across the road, to the left of the church parking lot, for a big black mailbox and large Bend of Ivy sign.You’re here, at the Bend of Ivy entrance! Enter our gravel driveway. Look to your right upon entry, and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains and Mt. Mitchell. Follow signs to Lodge and parking lot.


Transportation Options:

- Weaverville Cab - (828) 450-3238

- Uber - comes to BOI easily

- Shuttle buses run from Charlotte and Greenville, SC airports to Asheville Airport 

- Car rental

Any questions, please email Susan at

BOI entrance view.JPG
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