Date & Time Details: Check-in starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, and check-out is 2 p.m. on Sunday. To register, please contact Dawn via email, and include your preferred room selection. She will contact you for payment to reserve your space. This retreat is open to 10 people.

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 1478 Bean Creek Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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“Fall” into Inner Peace Retreat

With Dawn Benson, Founder of Yoga Dawning

October 6 - 8, 2017

Experience the beauty of the change of seasons this Fall in a very special place. Join Dawn Benson and “Fall” into Inner Peace with Yoga Dawning for an all-inclusive 3 day, 2 night retreat to Elohee Center in the North Georgia mountains October 6, 7 & 8, 2017. Elohee is a secluded retreat center carved out of Landsong, which is what they call the 220 magical acres of undeveloped land on Bald Mountain in Sautee Nacoochee, GA (about 6 miles from Helen, GA). Only an hour and 15 minute drive from the studio, but once on the over 200 acres of Elohee, you will feel like you are a world away. If you are craving some time away and needing to find your inner peace and healing, this retreat is for you.

Elohee Center provides the perfect back drop for self-reflection and renewal. During this retreat, you will find multiple opportunities to re-connect with yourself and with nature. On this healing land, you can enjoy endless forest vistas and panoramic views of the North Georgia mountains, a 100 ft. waterfall and wading pool, 2+ miles of well-marked trails through fern gulley’s and stream side paths (trail map provided), the “Grand Hemlock” tree (estimated to be 400 years old), a vanishing edge reflecting pond, an outdoor hot tub, a fire ring and outdoor fireplace.

“Elohee ( EL-oh-HEE ) is a Cherokee word meaning “earth place.” We call the 220 acres of undeveloped land where Elohee rests Landsong. It is located in the North Georgia mountains in the foothills of the Blue Ridge near the village of Sautee Nacoochee. The Elohee Center at Landsong is being created to provide a retreat space in Nature to allow for self-exploration, individual growth, and mind/body healing. It is a place where Earth and Air, Fire and Water nurture wisdom both ancient and new.” from

During the retreat, our group will live in The Thanksgiving House; a 3 story old stone cottage. The Thanksgiving House is situated next to a 100-foot waterfall and is about a 10 minute walk/gentle hike to the top of Bald Mountain. In the house, you will have free access to living and dining areas, large stone fireplace, laundry room, outside patio with fireplace within sight and sound of the 100 ft. waterfall, sleeping rooms and bathrooms, and the yoga/meditation room. We will enjoy daily yoga, sunrise/sunset meditation, hiking, a fire ceremony, fresh, delicious, healthy organic, locally sourced whenever possible meals prepared by a professionally trained chef (gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available), and more. There will be some free time in the schedule for you to refill your spirit and body in whatever way you need. This all-inclusive retreat will provide for all your needs so you can truly take the time to unplug and refill your spirit; the ideal place for you to discover your inner peace.

This retreat is open to 10 people. We will arrive for dinner on Friday and leave Sunday after lunch. A more detailed schedule will be provided after you register.

Price includes:
Two nights’ accommodations (including all taxes & fees)
All meals, snacks, tea and coffee
Gentle and restorative yoga sessions with essential oils, taught by Dawn
Introduction to meditation
Sunrise/sunset meditation
Mindful walking meditation and/or gentle hiking
Guided journaling
Fire ceremony
Optional class about natural solution with essential oils

Full retreat cost options per person:

Triple and double occupancy rooms are shared with a significant other, friend or another single retreatant. Room placements will be made for you unless you request your roommate(s) when you register. Visit for information and pictures of The Thanksgiving House and rooms.

Triple occupancy: $480 per person (available to 3 people)
Room A) 3 twin beds (shared bath) – 3rd floor

Double occupancy: $525 per person (available to 4 people)
Room B) 1 double bed + 1 twin bed (shared bath) – 2nd floor
Room C) 2 twin beds (shared bath) – 3rd floor

Single occupancy: $640 per person (available to 2 people*)
Room D) 1 queen bed (shared bath) – 2nd floor
Room E) 1 queen bed (shared bath) – 3rd floor

*Note: queen bed rooms can be double occupancy $525 per person if sharing queen bed

Master, single occupancy: $690 per person (available to 1 person*)
Room F) Master with queen bed and private bath – 2nd floor

*Note: master queen bed room can be double occupancy $590 per person if sharing master queen bed

To register, please contact Dawn via email, and include your preferred room selection. She will contact you for payment to reserve your space.

Note: This purchase is non-refundable. If you are no longer able to attend, your purchase can be transferred to another person for the same retreat.


Dawn Benson, Founder of Yoga Dawning
After almost 20 years of spending her days in a high stress job as an Executive Assistant, Dawn began to search for a way to manage stress and combat the chronic aches and pains she felt regularly. This is where…
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