Wheel of Bliss
Retreat Center
Wheel of Bliss
Retreat Center
Celestial Center2024-06-25T08:59:36+00:00
Welcome to your Gathering Space

The Celestial Center: Your Ideal Yurt Retreat

The Center is a yurt retreat perfect for your next sacred ceremonies or intimate indoor event.

Looking for a cozy retreat getaway for your group?

A Mongolian-style yurt retreat, The Celestial Center offers an intimate vibe and scenic backdrop that sets the perfect tone for your next retreat.

Within, the charming yet spacious yurt-style dwelling creates the ideal space for turning inward.

Outside, the rocky Blue Ridge Highlands and thick forests create a separation from the busyness of daily life.

For hosting events like a yoga retreat, meditation group, or sacred ceremony, the Celestial Center yurt retreat, along with the greater Wheel of Bliss retreat, provides all the essentials to ensure a remarkable retreat experience for your attendees.


Crafted in the fashion of Mongolian-style yurt dwellings seen throughout Central Asia by eco conscious brand Rainier,
The Celestial Center provides a sacred setting and an earthy feel that deepens your
connection to both yourself and the natural world.

Cozy Yurt Dwelling

The interior is 33’ in diameter and easily fits several dozen participants for anything from yoga sessions to group meditations, sacred ceremonies, or other group outings.

A charming glass dome ceiling allows both natural sunlight to pour in during the day and the stars to shine through at night, offering a serene backdrop perfect for deep relaxation at any time of day.

Blue Ridge Highlands

Steps away from sister center The Celestial Hall, The Celestial Center sits on a large 1600-square-foot deck overlooking a breathtaking Blue Ridge mountain valley and surrounding woodland.

Enjoy the surrounding views, take a rejuvenating hike through the mountain valley, or bathe in fresh spring water. No matter what kind of retreat experience you’d like to provide for your participants, The Celestial Center offers a truly transformative and revitalizing experience.


The Bliss House provides everything you need to offer an incredible retreat experience:

Spacious Interior

The Celestial Center opens to a wide interior with high vaulted ceilings. At the center lies a glass dome where natural sunlight pours in during the day to illuminate the space, while at night warm lighting fills the room to create the perfect intimate setting for a yurt retreat or sacred ceremony.

Beautiful Outdoor Setting

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge mountains, and the surrounding national forest.

Convenient and Easy Check-In

Our goal is to make you and your retreat goers feel welcome from start to finish. Check in and take a quick walkthrough with our on-site manager Rob while you prepare your retreat.

Gather In The Front

The flat grassy area outside The Hall & Center is ideal for group events such as outdoor meditation or yoga.

Convenient Parking

There is a large, grass area for parking close by the meadow that opens up for The Celestial Hall and Center.

Add on The Perfect Dining Space

Add on The Celestial Hall for intimate group dining or Bliss House for large group lodging – get the best of both indoor and outdoor group spaces.

Activities and Experiences

What does your perfect yurt retreat look like? The Celestial Center can accommodate:

  • Take your group through a guided meditation or yoga session

  • Explore incredible natural vistas

  • Bathe in cool natural spring water or visit nearby hot springs

  • Hike through nearby valley trails to deepen your connection with nature– and yourself

  • Use the yurt’s spacious interior for cultural workshops or an intimate ceremony, or…

  • Find relaxation while spending downtime in the yurt

Reserve The Celestial Center Today!

Click below to book The Celestial Center for a one-of-a-kind yurt retreat or sacred ceremony:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Celestial Center offer overnight lodging?2024-04-22T13:54:42+00:00

Yes, The Celestial Hall allows overnight lodging! You can utilize 4 of our cots or bring your own bedding. In addition, Bliss House– part of the greater Wheel of Bliss retreat center– also offers cozy lodging nearby with a large number of soft beds. Click here to see more of the Bliss House.

Can I reserve The Celestial Center and Hall at the same time?2024-04-22T13:57:20+00:00

The Celestial Hall, Celestial Center, and Bliss House can be reserved simultaneously.

In fact, this is our ideal setup. That way, you have entire property all to yourself.

Simply click above to book The Celestial Center and Bliss House, or reach out to us directly if you have questions.

How far are you from Asheville?2024-05-16T08:26:09+00:00

The Celestial Center is deep in Pisgah National Forest, about one hour from the center of Asheville at the center of the Blue Ridge mountains range.

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