Pond in Fall




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.


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…


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


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

Boldly Going Nowhere – From Striving to Arriving

With Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer

October 21 - 23, 2016
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…

Renew & Restore Yoga Retreat with Breathe Yoga

With Jane Hyat, RYT 500 & E-RYT200

October 21 - 23, 2016
Relax and Restore where earth, air, fire and water nurture the body, mind and soul.  Immerse yourself in our Gratitude and Rejuvenation Weekend Retreat atop Landsong Mountain located just 50 miles north of Atlanta in the beautiful area of Sautee Nacoochee.  Jane Hyat will host a group of 10-12 through a…

Mindfulness in the Mountains

With Angela Buttimer and Dennis Buttimer

October 28 - 30, 2016
Atlanta Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being     Join Angela and Dennis Buttimer for a mindfulness and well-being retreat held at Elohee Retreat Center (near Helen, Georgia) in which we will practice meditation, mindful walking, mindful eating, mindful yoga, guided journal writing, and emotional freedom technique (tapping). We will also…

Fall Into Sensation – Yoga Retreat

With Susan Mittleman, E-RYT500

October 28 - 30, 2016
This weekend will feature an exploration of the senses, both on and off the yoga mat. While the fall colors reach their peak, let the serenity and sensuality of Elohee feed your body and soul. Use this time on the mountain to root down and let go, find space, vibrancy and chill.…

Mahapatha Yoga Fall Intensive

With Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500

November 4 - 6, 2016
This retreat will be an opportunity to explore longer and more in-depth practices than is usually offered at most yoga studios. If you have ever wanted to deepen your practice – or explore where yoga can take you – this is the retreat for you. Mahapatha means ‘great path’ in…

Introduction to Shamanism

With Robinette Kennedy, PhD

November 4 - 6, 2016
Are you curious about shamanism? If you are on a spiritual path, you have probably heard this word used frequently. But what is it, exactly? To give you a chance to experience shamanism yourself, Elohee is hosting a weekend retreas with noted shamanic practitioner, Robinette Kennedy, Ph.D. Shamanism, an Anglicized word…

Rest and Relaxation ~ November 10-13

November 10 - 13, 2016
Take this opportunity to care for yourself in the peace and spaciousness at the top of a mountain!  No schedule…no demands…just the opportunity to “be” on your own terms.  Yoga classes, massage and guided nature hikes are available. This offering is just for lodging & meals, which include arrival dinner…

Autumn Yarn and Yoga Retreat – November 10-13

With Kquvien DeWeese, Pamela Terry, Theresa Vinson Stenersen and Allison Adams

November 10 - 13, 2016
Explore color in knitting and replenish your body and soul at this retreat in the beautiful Northeast Georgia Mountains in the Autumn.   Activities include: Daily yoga instruction with the talented Atlanta-based Iyengar yoga teacher Kquvien Deweese Knitting instruction in brioche technique with Pamela Terry Yarn dyeing workshops with natural dyes Fun fibery field…

A Day of Grace and Gratitude

With Sheila McVay

November 17, 2016
Join Sheila McVay for this single day retreat remembering and honoring the abundance of your life. Studies show that when people notice and reflect upon the things they are grateful for, the benefits are nearly endless: renewed vigor, better sleep, feelings of compassion and empathy, even stronger immune systems. Use…

November Wigwam Escape: Retreat + Play

With Jennifer Lingvall

November 18 - 20, 2016
  Calling all playful spirits: you are being summoned to the beautiful outdoors for a mini adventure sprinkled with R&R. Pack up for the weekend & check out with “the good vibes tribe” before the hustle & bustle of the holidays. Bring yourself … we will do the rest. Guys…

Embracing the New Year with Intention: A Full Day Retreat

With Sheila McVay

January 12, 2017
  We’ve all heard of New Years’ Resolutions, and we’ve probably even set a few ourselves, only to have them dissolve within a month or two. Setting INTENTION is a different process. One of the oldest writings on Yoga, the Upanishads says,  “You are what your deepest desire is. As your…

If You Want To Write

With Billy Chism

February 3 - 5, 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…

Reset + Renew: A Women’s Winter Yoga Retreat

With Peach Friedman, E-RYT 500

February 10 - 12, 2017
Dive into a weekend of nourishment for your body and spirit! This is for women like you, who crave: quiet mornings, beautiful natural surroundings, nourishing food prepared with love, thoughtful yoga classes, peaceful meditations, reflective time to journal, and a cozy cup of tea. We throw ourselves into the New…

Meditation and Pranayama Immersion

With Sheila McVay

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…

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. …

The Painting Experience with Stewart Cubley

With Stewart Cubley and Matthey 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…

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…

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction: A 5-Day Retreat

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

May 30 - June 4, 2017
Join us for 5 days of mindfulness and stress reduction. This retreat follows the standard Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum and contains all the main experiential and didactic components of the course. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week program that was first developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. Extensive research over…

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 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

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…