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Elohee’s mission is to be a home, rooted in nature, for deepening human awareness, facilitating the healing of mind and body, and transforming individuals and society.

Land

The ecosystems of the Blue Ridge Mountains are exceptionally diverse.  They range from moist, deep-soiled forested valleys to exposed ridges, mountain tops and balds. read more…

Programs

We invite teachers, facilitators, counselors and healers from diverse traditions to join us in offering a variety of transformative programs. read more…

Facilities

Our expanded facilities on Bald Mountain are now open offering 56 beds on a bald mountain top in 7 cottages, three communal spaces including a lounge, studio space, and intimate dining hall.
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Upcoming Retreats

January 2017 Zen Immersion Weekend – Sold Out

With Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

January 20 - 22, 2017
This retreat is sold out. On this weekend retreat we will use Yin asanas (passive-static postures), Hatha-yoga asanas (active-static postures) and Pranayamas (yogic breathing techniques) to dive deep into the heart of Zen meditation. If you do not already know how to sit Zazen, you will receive instruction on the first evening. However,…

If You Want To Write

With Billy Chism

February 4, 2017
“Everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.” In 1938, Brenda Ueland wrote this in her classic book, If You Want To Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit. She contended, and rightly so, that everybody who is human has something worthy to express. “Try not expressing…

2017 February Zen Immersion Weekend

With Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

February 10 - 12, 2017
ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT On this weekend retreat we will use Yin asanas (passive-static postures), Hatha-yoga asanas (active-static postures) and Pranayamas (yogic breathing techniques) to dive deep into the heart of Zen meditation.If you do not already know how to sit Zazen, you will receive instruction on the first evening. However, this retreat…

Meditation and Pranayama Immersion

With Sheila McVay, founder of Johns Creek Yoga

February 22 - 26, 2017
This four night immersion is required for those students enrolled in the Johns Creek Yoga 300YTT program, but is open to all.  Join Sheila McVay, Owner of Johns Creek Yoga and longtime meditator to dive deeply into consciousness as you explore your own meditation and pranayama practice and learn new…

Awakening to Your True Nature: Belonging to Your Life

With Erin Beadle, RYT-500 and Jane Battisson, RYT-200

March 3 - 5, 2017
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. – The Bhagavad Gita  Within the tranquil mountain setting of Elohee you will find the quiet space needed to reflect and renew. Quieting the mind facilitates focus and awareness, allowing you to take inventory of where you…

Sacred Flow Women’s Retreat

With Terri O'Connor, 500RYT and Kelly Yount, 200ERYT

March 10 - 12, 2017
Join us for a weekend of connecting and creating a beautiful feminine sacred flow. The Spring Solstice is just around the corner and we will be preparing for the transition and honoring the full moon energy that joins us on Sunday. Friday evening we will dive into a deeply unwinding yoga…

Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat

With Helen Barnes Vantine, Ph.D. and Stephanie Swann, Ph.D., LCSW

March 10 - 12, 2017
Join us for a weekend of Lovingkindness meditation instruction and practice. We will spend 3 days together learning lovingkindness mediation and directing it toward ourselves and others.  This practice allows us to shed old defenses and protective mechanisms, and come in contact with the full potential of the human heart. …

Fortified Spring Yoga Immersion

With Ashby Underwood, Yoga Therapist & Rolf Practitioner

March 17 - 19, 2017
What does “living yoga” mean? Are you ready to learn ancient techniques that go beyond the pose? During this weekend immersion of real foods and yoga learn how to transform yourself from within; beginning with the energy source – our food.  Through the practices of Yoga and Ayurveda we will…

Fill Your Soul Cup – SOLD OUT

With Amy Fendley

March 24 - 26, 2017
Submerge yourself in the wonderment of the beautiful Elohee as we take ourselves to a place of encouragement, self awareness and self nourishment. We will take this weekend to immerse ourselves in Rest and Relaxation, Soulful Conversations, Personal Intention Setting, Purposeful Journaling, Restful Meditation, Yoga Stretch Therapy and Chakra Balancing.…

Spring Break for Serenity Seekers

With Kim Saunders, founder of Lift Yoga & Therapy

March 24 - 26, 2017
Reconnect with your heart and soul at the serene sanctuary of Elohee Retreat Center near the lovely village of Sautee Nacoochee.   Escape the demands of daily life as you recharge and nourish your spirit in this fern-filled forest setting, and listen to the waterfalls and the sounds of nature.  Dine…

Introduction to Shamanism

With Robinette Kennedy, PhD

March 31 - April 2, 2017
Are you curious about shamanism? If you are on a spiritual path, you have probably heard this word, as it is the most frequently used term in spiritual circles today. But what is shamanism, exactly? To give you a chance to experience shamanism yourself, Elohee is hosting its third weekend…

Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith Teacher Training

With Michelle Thielen, R-YFT, E-RYT 500, A.C.E, IAYT and Holly Neal, R-YFT 500, RYT, YF-A

April 2 - 5, 2017
Our extraordinary Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith, TSYF, has been in the making for 8 years! That is when we first started working with trauma victims, who we now call survivors! Our first TSYF teacher training and certification will be well worth the wait, and it deserves a launch at such a…

The Painting Experience with Stewart Cubley

With Stewart Cubley and Matthew Belay

April 2 - 7, 2017
The Painting Experience is an unprecedented journey into the wild territory of painting directly from intuition. It’s a leap beyond the predicted and expected – a venture into color, form and image where no rules apply.. In these workshops, everyone is a beginner; people from all levels of experience are welcome,…

A Souls Journey Retreat: an in depth Kabbalistic Healing Retreat

With Kimberly Cahill

April 7 - 9, 2017
If you haven’t studied with Kimberly previously an initial interview is required before registering.  Call Kimberly 404-219-7231. The invitation We are now streaming through widening channels and as we move and sometimes bump through the shifts in consciousness in ourselves and on this planet we question where we anchor when…

Women’s Holistic Healing Immersion Weekend

With Connie Jeon, DPT, MPH, RD, RYT-E 200hr

April 21 - 23, 2017
At my Women’s Holistic Healing Retreat, let me dispel the myths, share the truths, and help you to meet your health goals. Whether your goal is to look better, to feel better, or to move better, I will empower you to take control over your mind, your body, and your behavior so…

Working with Energies, Dropping into Silence

With Becky Butler, LCSW

April 28 - 30, 2017
The blend of Buddhist and Taoist meditation taught during this weekend helps us quiet our mind and heightens our awareness of the energies that move within us.  It gives us a means of working with emotions that arise and allows us to use our spiritual energies to assist ourselves and…

Honor thy Mother Spring Yoga Retreat

With Kemiko Y. Lawrence, ERYT200

May 5 - 7, 2017
Birth Mother Grand Mother Adopted Mother Earth Mother Inner Mother Every living being has a Mother.  Join me during this early spring weekend as we honor our Mother’s. Renew, restore, reflect and remember. For 3 days and 2 nights, deepen your connection with Mother. We will enjoy Mother Nature at…

A Gathering of Women: Mother’s Day Retreat

With Kim Saunders, founder of Lift Yoga & Therapy and Sheila McVay, founder of Johns Creek Yoga

May 12 - 14, 2017
Picture if you will…. A gathering of women on a mountaintop… A group of mothers and daughters, of sisters and cousins and friends of all ages, all committed to honoring their unique journey, showing up authentically and connecting from a place of complete unfiltered love and acceptance. Picture the young ones…

Composing A Life Writing Retreat

With Michelle Boyd, PhD

May 21 - 27, 2017
  Are you so buried by teaching and service demands that you just can’t make space for writing? Do you regularly declare to yourself that today you will spend a certain amount of time writing, but somehow end up writing for half that time, if at all? Perhaps you feel…

Deepening Concentration: A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

With Helen Barnes Vantine, Ph.D. and Stephanie Swann, Ph.D., LCSW

June 1 - 4, 2017
Concentration refers to a calm unification within the mind that occurs when the mind is undistracted and steady. This state of serenity encompasses a balanced, joyful composure. Concentration practice can energize you and bring a sense of joy and calm to your life. In addition, Concentration practice is essential to the…

All-Level Yarn and Yoga Retreat

With Kquvien DeWeese, Theresa Vinson Stenersen and Allison Adams

June 8 - 11, 2017
Learn to knit or improve your knitting techniques and replenish your body and soul at this retreat in the beautiful Northeast Georgia Mountains. Yoga practice and knitting workshops each day in a safe and supportive environment. Activities include  Daily yoga instruction with the talented Atlanta-based Iyengar yoga teacher Kquvien Deweese…

Composing A Life Writing Retreat

With Michelle Boyd, PhD

June 11 - 17, 2017
  Are you so buried by teaching and service demands that you just can’t make space for writing? Do you regularly declare to yourself that today you will spend a certain amount of time writing, but somehow end up writing for half that time, if at all? Perhaps you feel…

Lotus Rising: Summer Solstice Women’s Retreat

With Jessi Reed and Carol Bradley Ezekiel

June 17 - 18, 2017
The first Lotus Rising Women’s Retreat will be held June 2017! The summer solstice falls on June 21 of that week, so the energy of this time will be all about finding the balance in our lives! The retreat will be a weekend of sisterly connection & self love filled with love & light!…

Boldly Going Nowhere – From Striving to Arriving

With Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer

June 30 - July 3, 2017
How long have you been working, reaching, scratching and kicking, striving to get there – only to realize that “this” there disappears into the “next” there? This moment turns into that moment. And you wake up years later to realize that joy has become a fantasy or just another “there”. In all of your striving you…

Breathing Into Bliss – Enlightenment thru Breathwork: Conscious, Connected, Circular Breathing

With Kelly Walden, RCC and Debi Miller

July 21 - 23, 2017
WELCOME ALL! Come join us at the serene sanctuary of Elohee Retreat Center near the lovely village of Sautee Nacoochee for a 2 night stay in the beautiful new eco-cottages with views of Bald Mountain.   Escape the demands of daily life as you recharge and nourish your spirit in this…

Full Moon – 4 day Fall Yoga Retreat

With Kemiko Y. Lawrence, ERYT200

September 7 - 10, 2017
This 4 day, 3 night retreat will feature a deep exploration of the mind, body and soul. With summer waning and fall waxing, natural shifts happen.  The full moon provides us the opportunity to take in the breathtaking night sky.  The milky way is in full view as the night…

Mindfulness Meditation: making friends with your mind

With Helen Barnes Vantine, Ph.D. and Stephanie Swann, Ph.D., LCSW

September 15 - 17, 2017
Sliding Scale Tuition Because we understand that everyone has different financial ability, tuition is on a sliding scale that allows participants to pay according to individual means.  Sustaining tuition is $300; mid tuition is $200; and base tuition is $100.  At checkout, you will be asked for a discount code.…

Fall Feast For The Senses

With Kim Saunders, founder of Lift Yoga & Therapy

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Reconnect with your heart and soul at the serene sanctuary of Elohee Retreat Center near the lovely village of Sautee Nacoochee.   Escape the demands of daily life as you recharge and nourish your spirit in this fern-filled forest setting, and listen to the waterfalls and the sounds of nature.  Dine…

Fall Escape in the North Georgia Mountains

With Irina Walton and Joanna Elkhoury

October 6 - 8, 2017
Witness and absorb the breathtaking colors of the season as we shed off the stress and reconnect with our inner peace. Fall is the time to slow down, draw inwards, and reflect. But more often than not we find ourselves trapped in even busier schedules during this beautiful time of…

Nourished by Nature: Fall Yoga Retreat

With Sheila McVay, founder of Johns Creek Yoga

October 13 - 15, 2017
Join Sheila McVay, yoga teacher and owner of Johns Creek Yoga, to nourish yourself with a weekend of restoration and reconnection with your authentic Self. Oftentimes we are so bombarded with the responsibilities of daily life, that we are unable to take the time to deeply nourish our bodies and…

Tranquility and Insight: A Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

With Helen Barnes Vantine, Ph.D. and Stephanie Swann, Ph.D., LCSW

October 17 - 22, 2017
Many of us hunger for tranquility, calmness, and relaxation but find these mind states to be elusive. More than ever, our lives have become busier, noisier, more distracted, and more chaotic.  For many of us, our attention is habitually captured by the superficial; TV, emails, texts, tweets, and Facebook posts.…

MSC: Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive

With Steven Hickman, PsyD, Aimee Eckhardt, Co-Teacher and Helen Barnes Vantine, Ph.D., Assistant Teacher

November 7 - 12, 2017
For someone to develop genuine compassion towards others, first he or she must have a basis upon which to cultivate compassion, and that basis is the ability to connect to one’s own feelings and to care for one’s own welfare…Caring for others requires caring for oneself.“ – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai…