The Salt of the Earth Retreats

The Salt of the Earth Retreats

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Lift yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually this year with a new retreat in the hills of Hebron, Kentucky.

One of the most popular resolutions for the new decade is to be more connected to ourselves, to be more grateful, intentional, and passionate about who and what we encounter in our everyday lives. 

The Salt of the Earth Retreats is here to help you achieve that resolution surround yourself with the inspired, the passionate, the motivated, the grateful, and the open-minded in a one-day spa-inspired health and wellness retreat.

Nicole Kitchen, Founder and Owner of The Salt of the Earth Retreats, says she was inspired to launch this new venture following prayer, personal growth, professional growth, and the journey she’s taken along the way. 

“My inspiration really began a long time ago,” she explains. “I’ve always been drawn to people and wanted to help them feel great about themselves in a really healthy way spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially. I started working when I was 16 because I wanted to create an impact in the big, beautiful world. I found through working at Verizon Wireless from ages 16-22 the impact I was making on individuals lives was selling them devices that could ultimately save their life.”

While doing this work, Kitchen also found that she could carry on conversations with people who wanted her to listen. “People really needed someone to hear them,” she says. “I felt like they were really living unconsciously and craving spiritual, mental, and social connection.”

Her journey then included sales with Mary Kay and eventually to NCK Universal Retreats. “It was the birth of an environment where anyone could emerge themselves in a day long, spa-inspired retreat with an amazing course in living your best, authentic life,” she says. 

From 2017 through 2019 Kitchen hosted 5 retreats, but more recently discovered that she wanted to take her offerings to a much higher platform. 

“With my experience in business and enriching the lives of individuals, I knew that I was onto something huge,” she says. “And if I can enrich individuals’ lives on a grander scale, how would I do it? I went back to the drawing board, and through prayer and meditation I came up with a name: The Salt of the Earth Retreats, and decided it was time to officially brand my retreats and put it out publicly in a professional way.”

The retreats from The Salt of the Earth Retreats are a tailored, day-long spa-inspired experience that incorporates all things health and wellness, aiming to help participants be lifted to a higher elevation mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. 

“During the retreat you will start to see an abundance of all that you can manifest in your own life,” says Kitchen. “All the gifts that were planted in your and the seeds of greatness that God has instilled in each and every person – that is what I am aiming to bring out in my guests.”

Kitchen says that once she can get guests to understand what they are capable of doing, I want to help them gain the momentum to continue to move forward. 

“Our retreats create a positive impact that lasts in the lives of our guests,” she says. “It’s all about creating an experience that will change the trajectory of our guests’ lives. IT’s my heart’s desire to help catapult individuals’ lives and help create the awareness of where they are now and who they desire to become at this stage in their life. Let’s face it, we all grow and change throughout our journey, I just don’t believe that there are people taking the time to help individuals on this level.”

Not only are guests able to interact with the best of the best in the industry in regards to yoga, meditation, wellness, nutrition, physical activity, mental and spiritual growth, but they are also pampered with goodies to use throughout the retreat as well as massages, journaling, and a spa-inspired vegan menu to help nourish the body while relaxing in the hills of Hebron, Kentucky. 

Kitchen says that The Salt of the Earth Retreats is unlike anything else in the area – making it unique in its own design and right. 

“My retreats are created with heart, love, and the inspiration behind it is a God-given gift,” says Kitchen. “When you walk into the retreat you can feel the energy, you feel the ambience and the love lifting you up into a space created for you to peel back the layers of life and begin to emerge into your authentic self, making it your own experience and your very own retreat.”

The Salt of the Earth Retreats will host a retreat on April 25 and again on September 26 in Hebron, Kentucky. The retreat will be held from 10am to 5 pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres from 5pm-9pm. There is also a retreat in Costa Rica from November 14-20 at The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, a collaboration between The Salt of the Earth Retreats and The Connection Project.

To learn more about The Salt of the Earth Retreats, check them out on Facebook and Instagram. The website is currently under construction but Kitchen can be reached at or by calling 513-886-0018.