Structurally Based Life Enhancement & Vitality


Instruction by Davidson Reid


Day 1

The Physical Body; Sleep, Eat, Move

The physiological factors essential for reaching an optimal state of being will be addressed in our first workshop session. We will discuss human sleep history and modern sleep hygiene with the intention of being able to better assess and correct our own sleep hygiene habits. We will also discuss basic nutritional guidelines and strategies to help guest develop a healthier approach to eating. In addition to addressing food as fuel for our bodies, we will look at our emotional relationship with diet.

Movement is a key physiological component that must be present in order to truly experience health and wellness. On Day 1 we will be explaining how and why movement has such a profound impact on not just our physical bodies, but on our emotional bodies, or bodyminds.

Day 1 Itinerary

  • 9:00-9:45 Morning Pilates Mat Workout
  • 10:00-10:50 Breakfast
  • 11:00-1:00 The Physical Body; Eat Sleep Move
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00 The Physical Body Con’t
  • 6:00 Supper, Timberlake’s

Day 2

The Emotional Body; Meanings and Emotions

We will continue our discussion of how the body and mind are not merely connected but are, in fact, one, with no difference, no separation, and no distance between them. Our focus will be on the emotional aspect of our bodies and how and why our physical bodies are the best tools we have to improve our emotions, and vice versa. With an understanding of the physiological factors addressed in Day 1, guests will begin to develop an understanding of the skills that lie at the heart of our approach. We believe this practice to be at the center of a life filled with joy.

Day 2 Itinerary

  • 9:00-9:45 Morning Pilates Mat Workout
  • 10-10:50 Breakfast
  • 11:00-11:30 Guided Meditation
  • 11:30-1:00 The Emotional Body; Meanings & Emotions
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-3:00 Hike
  • 3:00-4:00 The Emotional Body
  • 7:00 Firelight Mingle - guests are invited to join presenters lakeside for an evening mingle

Day 3

Changing the Body About the Mind

We will perform simple postural and movement screenings to determine what posturalfeatures that, if corrected, could have the greatest positive downstream effect on the mind and body. Guests will have opportunities to begin addressing their bodies through Structural Integration and movement. In addition, guests will receive a copy of the Functional Movement Screen which they will then be able to share with the practitioner with whom they choose to work as they address the movement portion of their protocol. This screen will include a movement recommendation.

Day 3 Itinerary

  • 9:00-9:45  Morning Pilates Mat Workout
  • 10:00-10:50  Breakfast
  • 11:00-1:00 Changing the Body About the Mind
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00 Changing the Body About the Mind

Discover the true unity of your mind, body, and emotions in the tranquility of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us for a three-day journey of emotionally intense class and body work, exercise, guided meditation, and picnic lunches.

“It takes incredible physical and emotional energy to have an incredible life.” - Davidson Reid

$999 per person

(not including accommodations)

Class Fee Includes:

  • 3 full days of instruction
  • Breakfast each day
  • Lunch (in classroom or with class) each day
  • One prix fixe dinner in Timberlake’s on Monday, July 9 at 6pm (participants are responsible for their dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday)

Accommodations are not included in price, but all participants can receive 20% off accommodations in Chetola Lodge, the Bob Timberlake Inn, or 1 to 4-bedroom Condominiums. Refer to code VITALITY when booking.

Class registration: Call Gary Woolard at 828-295-5533  |  Accommodations: Call Concierge Zak Linkins at 828-295-5509

Instructor Bio

Davidson Reid began his career in 1987 performing with the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. While in New York, Davidson began to study and teach Pilates with many of the nation's most prestigious Pilates instructors and studios. This is where his deep understanding of human anatomy and movement first began to take shape. After living and working in South Africa and Europe primarily as a dancer, he returned to New York City and began teaching Pilates full time. As Power Pilates' first Senior Teacher Trainer, Davidson relocated to Atlanta, where he still resides, and has certified hundreds of Pilates instructors in Atlanta, around the US, and internationally.

In 2008, Davidson discovered Redcord Suspension Exercise and was immediately drawn to how simple and effective a tool it is. Today, Davidson is a Redcord educator. Redcord can be found at Pilates studios throughout Atlanta as well as in many gyms and physical therapy practices.

In 2010, Davidson met and began to study with Thomas Myers, a widely respected anatomist and considered by many to be the world’s leading expert on the manual body work technique known as Structural Integration. More commonly known as Rolfing, Structural Integration (or S.I.) was the tool that Davidson had been missing during his entire career. With Mr. Myers' urging, Davidson enrolled at Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI), Mr. Meyers' school of Structural integration. After years of study, including cadaver dissections and several months of immersion at Mr. Meyers' home and school in Walpole, Maine, Davidson became a board-certified Structural Integrator and went back to work incorporating this profoundly effective tool into his practice.

Today, Davidson is the proud owner of Physical Culture in Brookhaven, where he devotes himself to his clients and the integrated system of Pilates, Redcord, and S.I.for the attainment and maintenance of efficient and uniformly developed physical structure.

"I am dedicated to the liberation of the human spirit and the realization of individual potential beginning with myself. I work with intelligent, time-tested tools and integrated techniques proven to deliver what I believe to be the first requisites of joy."
~Davidson Reid~


Minimum Stays and Date Restrictions

Two-night stays required in Chetola Lodge and the Bob Timberlake Inn on weekends.
Two-night stays always required in Condominiums.
Holidays and weekends in July, August and October are slightly higher. Some minimum stays apply.

2018 Package Restricted Dates May Include:

Jan. 13-16, Jan. 26-28, Feb. 16-19, May 25-28, June 29-July 8, July 13-15, July 20-22, July 27-29, Aug. 3-5, Aug. 10-12, Aug. 17-19, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Oct. 5-7, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28, Nov. 21-25, and Dec. 21-31, 2018

Balsam 3_Den3

Balsam 3

$269,000 partially furnished

2 bedrooms 2 baths | 1250 square feet | fantastic location | sit on the porch and enjoy deer grazing and birds singing | end unit surrounded by meadow & trees | stairs from the back porch are perfect for walking the dog, stone fireplace with gas logs | new floors throughout, updated counter tops.

Hickory 3.Den 3

Hickory 3

$399,000 / Furnished

Approximately 2,228 square feet, 4 bedrooms 3 full baths, the loft bedroom has it’s own den/TV area & bath, perfect for large families, furnished to sleep 12. Excellent location in the center of the resort. A short walk takes you to Moses Cone national Park, all Chetola amenities or downtown Blowing Rock. Upstairs end unit.


Symphony by the Lake

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Join us for the 31st Annual Symphony
By the Lake at Chetola Resort
Friday, July 27, 2018

Spend an evening under the stars by beautiful Chetola Lake with the celebrated Symphony of the Mountains orchestra from Kingsport, Tennessee. The annual outdoor concert on Chetola Resort’s sweeping lawn is the pinnacle event of Blowing Rock’s summer season. A spectacular fireworks display caps off this fantastic evening.

Chetola's Symphony by the Lake Dining Options

Picnic on the Lawn (no reservations needed) - click here for menu
Pre-Symphony Dinner (reservations required) - click here for menu SOLD OUT
Dinner on the Patio (reservations required) - click here for menu SOLD OUT
Celebration on the Arbor(reservations required) - click here for menu SOLD OUT

Reservations, call 828.295.5505

We will be posting photos and videos actively throughout the event on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Please join us and post your own photos using #symphonybythelake, and tag @ChetolaResort and @brncchamber.

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Symphony by the Lake Inquiry


Symphony of the Mountains

Symphony of the Mountains was formed in 1946 as the Kingsport Civic Symphony. Twenty-seven musicians attended the first rehearsal and the number grew rapidly to more than 40. The first concert was free to the public and neither the conductor nor any of the musicians were paid. Today, Symphony of the Mountains serves the entire Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia region. It is a fully professional orchestra of more than 65 musicians, drawn from the Tri-Cities area as well as symphony orchestras in Knoxville, Asheville, Roanoke and beyond. 

Symphony of the Mountains is conducted by Maestro Cornelia Laemmli Orth. Laemmli Orth joined the Symphony of the Mountains in 2006, the Symphony’s 60th year. Born in Switzerland, she brings a wealth of experience to Symphony of the Mountains. Cornelia holds three Master’s Degrees: one in piano from the conservatory of Winterthur, one in choral conducting from the University and Conservatory of Zurich and one in Orchestra Conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied under Maestro Victor Yampolsky.  Before coming to the United States, Mrs. Laemmli Orth taught music history, theory, choir, orchestra and voice.  She has also conducted various choirs, youth and community orchestras, operas and musical productions throughout Europe. You can learn more about the Symphony of the Mountains at



Pre-Show Band


Concert Begins

7:30pm, Symphony of the Mountains
"Colors of the Mountains"
Featured guests; ShadowGrass
Click here for program

Gates Open


Picnic on the Lawn

5:30pm until dusk. Pork BBQ, grilled chicken and an array of sides. $14/person. Click HERE for menu

Pre-Symphony Dinner - SOLD OUT

Seatings at 5pm, 5:30pm and 6pm. Four-course meal at $65/person (includes parking on property). Reservations required. Click HERE for menu

Dinner on the Patio - SOLD OUT

Seating/bar service begins at 5:30; dinner served at 6:30pm. Four-course meal at $120/person (includes all-night premium seating, Symphony ticket and parking on property). Reservations required. Click HERE for menu

Celebration at the Arbor - SOLD OUT

Private cash bar open at 5pm; heavy hors d'oeuvres from 6-8pm. $90/person (includes parking on property and Symphony ticket). Reservations required; seating limited to 44. Click HERE for menu

Fireworks Display

Approx. 9:15/9:30pm

Free Raffle

Raffle tickets (only one per person, please) can be filled out at the Chetola Tent until just before intermission. A winner will be drawn at intermission. Prizes include:

 *  Bob Timberlake framed giclee
*  4 tickets to Appalachian Summer Festival's presentation of BODYTRAFFIC on July 28
*  $75 gift certificate to Timberlake's Restaurant

Symphony Tickets

Adults: $40 in advance, $50 at the gate; Children (3-11): $15; Children 2 and younger free

Audiophile Section

Tickets with parking pass: $105 each
Tickets without parking pass: $95 each

If you are a true audiophile - you just love the symphony music and don't want to participate in the social atmosphere - this is the section for you!  A private section located just in front of the symphony tent will be fenced off with reserved seats and shared side tables. Price of ticket includes a charcuterie box (meats, cheeses, fruit and olives), two beverage tickets and bottled water. This section is the quiet section so please keep talking to a minimum. Limited to 50 seats.

Symphony tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Chetola Front Desk or you can click here to purchase online.
Audiophile tickets are available only through the Chamber: 828-295-7851

Ticket Locations

Chetola Resort, The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce or online at
Will Call Ticket pick-up will be at the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

Free Shuttles

Service begins at 5:30pm
Pick-up/Drop-off Points:
Food Lion Shopping Center (handicapped accessible)
BRAHM Parking Deck
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
Tweetsie Railroad
Chetola Resort
The Food Lion shuttle drops off and picks back up inside Chetola's main gate; all other shuttles drop off and pick up at the rear of Tanger Outlet at the pedestrian access into Chetola


BRAHM Parking Deck
Food Lion Shopping Center
American Legion Hall Parking Deck
Tweetsie Railroad
Limited parking available at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway
Parking at Chetola Resort restricted to VIPs with a special permit

Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted.


An Appalachian Summer Festival Package

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July 1 - August 4, 2018

For more than three decades, Appalachian State University's annual summer arts celebration has featured world-class performing and visual arts programming. The festival's 34th season presents the best in music, dance, theatre, film, and visual arts. Chetola continues its partnership with the festival by offering our lodging guests special discounted tickets to select performances July 1-Aug. 4.

Package Inclusions:
Accommodations in Chetola Lodge, the Bob Timberlake Inn or Chetola Premier Condominiums
10% Discount on App Summer Festival Performances (adult tickets only)
Ticket prices includes tax

For information about other events featured at An Appalachian Summer Festival, please visit


Minimum Stays & Date Restrictions >>

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Appalachian Summer Festival Package Inquiry

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Kool & the Gang

Saturday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Holmes Convocation Center
Adult: $49.50
Student/Child: $40

Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like "Celebration", "Cherish", "Jungle Boogie", "Summer Madness" and "Open Sesame", they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

With its bold vision, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is known as one of the country’s preeminent touring contemporary ballet companies. A European sensibility mixed with American athleticism forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre.  ASFB’s adventurous repertoire, ranging from accessible to sophisticated, resonates with energy and eclecticism. The performance includes Jiri Kylian’s Return to a Strange Land, a work set to four heart-rending pieces for solo piano written by composer Leos Janacek. Fernando Melo plays with perspective in his floor work Dream Play followed by Cayetano Soto’s funny and playful Huma Rojo, commissioned for the company’s 20th anniversary celebration.

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Shaken & Stirred: Michael Feinstein and special guest Storm Large

Saturday, July 14 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $36
Student/Child: $30

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein joins forces with vocalist Storm Large to present an unforgettable evening of music. Accompanied by a 5-piece band with music ranging from the Great American Songbook to the music of the James Bond and Mad Men era, Michael and Storm will delight you with their brilliant singing and amusing anecdotes.


Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring Misha Dichter

Sunday, July 15 at 3pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an afternoon of symphonic music featuring pianist Misha Dichter and violinist Eva Wetzel. The program includes works by Bernstein, Griffes, Gershwin and Ravel.

The program includes:

Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein
The White Peacock - Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Piano Concerto in F - George Gershwin
Tzigane, rapsodie de concert - Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No.2 - Maurice Ravel

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The Hot Sardines

Saturday, July 21 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

“One of the best jazz bands in New York today” (Forbes) makes its debut at Schaefer Center where they transport the audience to New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls. Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sound new again with their brassy arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and smoky vocals.

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Rhiannon Giddens

Thursday, July 26 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $36
Student/Child: $30

Co-founding member of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops and recipient of the 2017 MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant, Rhiannon Giddens masterfully blends gospel, jazz, blues, and country showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess. Her solo album Freedom Highway is among NPR Music and Rolling Stone’s best albums of 2017.

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Saturday, July 28 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $27
Student/Child: $20

Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch and Best of Culture by the Los Angeles Times, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. With their versatile repertoire, BODYTRAFFIC is internationally recognized as bridging both new audiences and experienced dance enthusiasts with works by today’s most distinctive choreographic voices such as Kyle Abraham, Hofesh Shechter, Barak Marshall, Richard Siegal, and Victor Quijada among others.

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Live eTown Radio Show Taping with special guests Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange

Monday, July 30 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $31.50
Student/Child: $20

This special event co-hosted by Appalachian State University’s Energy Summit and An Appalachian Summer Festival showcases eTown, an exciting radio broadcast/podcast heard weekly across the country and worldwide, hosted by radio personalities Helen & Nick Forster (Nick is also known as founding member of the celebrated bluegrass band, Hot Rize). This special live radio show taping will feature a memorable evening of great music along with on-stage interviews with the artists and the presentation of the eChievement Award to an outstanding volunteer who’s made a real difference in their community and beyond. Special musical guests for this eTown live radio show are Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Saturday, August 4 at 8pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Adult: $55
Student/Child: $40

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage to perform an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway tunes, including music from WickedPromises Promises, and Glee.