Friends enjoy coffee on the Rose Walk

Lake Junaluska to host Journey to Joy Women’s Retreats

April 8, 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 Lake Junaluska Journey to Joy Women’s Retreats, bringing women together for meaningful weekends of laughter, sharing, worship and fellowship. 

Offered in partnership with Leigh Young, author of “Journey to Joy: A Seven-Week Path to the Joyous Life God Intended,” the retreats will be held May 20-22, Aug. 26-28 and Nov. 11-13. 

“God intends for us to lead the abundant life full of joy,” said Young, who will lead the retreats. “I hope that each and every woman who joins us will develop and deepen friendships, and begin on the path to this joyous life that God intends for us. Come join us and be a part of something bigger than ourselves.” 

An author, speaker and entrepreneur, Young has a passion for helping women find joy through the Word of God and the God of the Word. Her latest book, “Journey to Joy: A Seven-Week Path to the Joyous Life God Intended,” takes the reader on a voyage to the “abundant life.” She also leads local women’s groups in a pre-journey retreat, Lingering at the Trailhead, and multi-week small group studies. 

During the Journey to Joy Women’s Retreats at Lake Junaluska, participants will have fun as they explore where they are, where they want to go, and the steps to take to get there. Individuals seeking to make new friends, as well as women’s groups, faith groups and informal groups of family and friends who wish to grow closer are encouraged to take part, said Young. 

“We cannot wait to host you, or you and your posse,” said Young. “Bring your sisters-in-Christ to celebrate God’s love and joy.”

Retreat registration includes two nights of lodging at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, five meals and all retreat sessions. Lodging for the May and August retreats will be at The Terrace Hotel. Lodging for the November retreat will be at historic Lambuth Inn.  Package pricing for the retreats varies depending on the number of participants sharing a room and the event weekend. 

For more information or to register, visit or contact Lake Junaluska’s reservations team at [email protected] or 800-222-4930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Enjoy a weekend of laughter, sharing, worship and fellowship at a Journey to Joy Women’s Retreat at Lake Junaluska.