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Elohee's mission is to be a retreat for self-discovery, healing, and awakening rooted in the transformative power of nature.
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Elohee is thrilled to announce its 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Donations to the Elohee Center support a space where people come to retreat from daily life to find solace in nature and like-minded community. A gift to Elohee would go to center enhancements including trees, flowers, railings, hammocks, a labyrinth, building upkeep, and operations including staffing, infrastructure, and marketing. Learn more…

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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 space for up to 50 overnight guests in 7 cottages with three communal spaces.
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Upcoming Retreats

Spring Equinox Yoga Retreat

With Ellen East and Gigi Melancon

March 22 - 24, 2019
Spring into Spring March 22-24 and join us at our Spring Equinox yoga, meditation, hiking and wellness retreat. Nourish your body, mind and soul with a weekend of yoga, nature, hiking, meditation, and homemade meals with local, organic ingredients. This…

Rest & Relaxation Weekend

March 22 - 24, 2019
By popular demand, we are excited to offer Rest & Relaxation accommodations for various weekends throughout the year!  Two night minimum required (who are you kidding? you won't want to leave...) Massages are available, as well as miles of hiking…

A Day of Mindfulness: Resting Into the Peaceful Present Moment

With Linda Davis, MSW, RYT

March 23, 2019
You are hereby granted permission to rest! Leave your troubles, along with your to-do list and cell phone, behind and come to the top of the mountain to enjoy a day in “slow time.”  Elohee Retreat Center's serene surroundings and…

You Are Already At The Party

With Sharyn L. Faro, PhD

March 28 - 31, 2019
What would it mean to you if you really knew that everything you seek and yearn for in life, you already are and have available for your life?  What would life look like if you dared to live into your…

Living Yoga Mountain Retreat

With Jaymati Weaver and Shata Ben-Avari

April 4 - 7, 2019
Experience the transformational power of daily yoga, and meditation and the rejuvenating effects of Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy, Satsang, and immersing in nature. Join us for this inspirational, rejuvenating retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, situated next…

3rd Annual Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat

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

April 5 - 7, 2019
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…

EMBODIMENT: A Tantra + Medicinal Movement Retreat

With Melissa DeLynn and Mackensey Alexander

April 26 - 28, 2019
WHAT: Join Melissa DeLynn + Mackensey Alexander for a powerful weekend of healing, connection and rediscovery. WHERE: Elohee Retreat Center located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia  ACCOMMODATION:  The Thanksgiving House is a private cabin with multiple…

Soul Nourish Women’s Weekend Retreat: Spreading Our Wings

With Shari L Fox and Mandy Roberts

April 26 - 28, 2019
Honor the sacred song of your heart with a weekend of discovery, possibilities and renewal. We’ll explore trusting ourselves, listening to our intuition and tuning in to the beating of our own heart song. Embrace all of who you are,…

Awakening The Serpent Power Plus: A Tantra Yoga & Meditation Retreat

With Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

May 1 - 5, 2019
In addition to the 3 night Kundalini Tantra Yoga Retreat being offered Thursday through Sunday, May 2 - 5, this retreat offers a 1 night Wednesday - Thursday Meditation component. Descriptions of both follow. MEDITATION MODULE (Wednesday - Thursday): This…

Awakening The Serpent Power: A Kundalini Tantra Yoga Retreat

With Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

May 2 - 5, 2019
Today, if one hopes to lead a happy and fulfilling life, being ‘spiritually awake’ has almost become a necessity. Working with Kundalini Shakti, A.K.A. the “Serpent Power”, can be both an aid to spiritual awakening, and once awake, an accelerant…

WellAcademic: Women of Color Faculty Retreat

With Roxanne Donovan, PhD

May 3 - 5, 2019
Join other women of color faculty for a weekend devoted to YOU – your joy, your success, your wellness. Andre Lorde put it best when she said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an…

The Painting Experience

With Matthew Belay

May 12 - 17, 2019
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…

Move, Rest, Repeat: A chance to restore and refresh yourself in community

With Larissa Parson and Kerri Williamson

May 17 - 21, 2019
Does any of this resonate with you? You feel like your body’s broken due to diastasis or pelvic floor issues; everyone—maybe even your doctor—tells you “that’s just how it is after you have kids/after 40/etc.” You haven’t exercised in a…

COMPOSED: Residential Writing Retreat for Scholars

With Michelle Boyd, PhD

May 19 - 25, 2019
The Composed writing retreat is for any scholar who wants to stop writing in fear, and enjoy a calm, confident, productive writing practice. During this week-long, residential academic writing retreat we teach scholars how to overcome their internal writing barriers--the mental and…

Finding your Pen: A retreat to inspire the mind and body through Writing and Yoga

With Reanna Livingston RYT 500, Author and Kristen Carlson RYT 200, M.A. Literary Studies

May 31 - June 2, 2019
“Through yoga you find your breath and through writing you give your breath a voice.” -Jeannine Ouellette The dynamic art of writing and yoga has a profound way of providing a creative shift. The practice of writing and yoga together…

The 7th Annual Journey to Purpose and Passion

With Imani Monica McCullough, Founder of YANAsisters, Lashana Williams, Success Navigator and Tiffany Kelly, Mind, Body & Power Coach

June 7 - 9, 2019
What is your soul seeking right now?  Is it a circle of sisters who can hold your hand, your heart and your dreams?  Is it a refueling station where you can take off the Superwoman cape to replenish spiritually and…

Writing from the Heart: Your Memoir

With Billy Chism

June 21 - 23, 2019
Come ready to write about your life. In our weekend workshop, we will delve into memory and write about what our memories tell us. We will do this in a supportive and safe environment. As a group, we will share…

Soul Nourish Women’s Weekend: Summer Camp (for Adults!)

With Shari L Fox and Mandy Roberts

June 28 - 30, 2019
Explore the deeply transformative power of play! Tap into your radiant inner child with our popular signature Women’s Weekend, summer camp style! This weekend promises to be full of discovery, connection and good ole fashioned fun! We’ll practice letting our…

Special Summer Retreat on Lam Rim

With Geshe Ngawang Phende

July 7 - 12, 2019
The lam rim provides a step-by-step guide through all the stages of the path to enlightenment.  This retreat will cover the entire lam rim text and utilize methods from all three scopes of practice.  This will be a traditional Tibetan…

River Flow Yoga and Wellness: Raising Vibrations Teacher Training

With Alee Link, RYT 500

July 14 - 28, 2019
Get ready to experience a complete mind, body, and spirit awakening in the sacred setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia! Alee Link, E-RYT 500, will thoughtfully guide students through a journey of deep self-exploration, integrating the sacred traditions…

Meditation and Pranayama Immersion (300 RYT)

With Sheila Ewers

July 17 - 21, 2019
This four-night immersion at Elohee in the North Georgia Mountains is required for those students enrolled in the Johns Creek Yoga RYS300 training, but is open to all. Join us to dive deeply into consciousness as you explore your own…

Shaping Shades of Gray

With Naima Gwen Lewis, Ph.D., IAYT

July 19 - 21, 2019
Shaping Shades of Gray is a weekend for adults of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and experiences to convene to talk about, meditate and move about, the aging process. Whether you are aging in your 30s or your 80s, this retreat…

Living Life Limitlessly -Mountain Healing Retreat

With Althea Lawton-Thompson

August 16 - 18, 2019
Description: Join Althea for her 9th year of healing in the Georgia mountains with guided meditation, chakra balancing, gentle yoga, journaling, and more at the peaceful Elohee Retreat Center. Choose to stay 3 days or come for the day to…

Be Empowered – A Personal, Professional & Leadership Purpose Retreat

With Rod Francis and Ronit leMon Drobey

August 31 - September 3, 2019
Diving deep for ourselves, our clients and the world. Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission…

Sacred Breathwork, Instinctual Yoga, & Sound Healing Copy

With Ananda Bologna, Ashby Underwood and Flournoy Holmes

September 6 - 8, 2019
Experience a powerful transformation of feeling more whole and refreshed than you have in years through certified breathwork, yoga & sound healing.  In our 4th annual fall retreat, we invite you to give yourself the gift of sacred space where…

Starshine & Clay: A Yoga Retreat for Women of Color to Be – Sold Out!

With Octavia Raheem - Retreat Leader, E-RYT, Robin Blackwell, Tracee Stanley and Ona Hawk

September 20 - 22, 2019
This year’s Fall Starshine & Clay Retreat are inspired by these words: “I love myself.  The quietest. Simplest. Most powerful. Revolution. Ever.” ― Nayyirah Waheed Our Fall 2019 Retreat is an opportunity to step away from our daily responsibilities and…

Empowered Wisdom Certification Retreat

With Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, MA, ERYT500 and Tracee Stanley

September 23 - 25, 2019
Our certification retreat is designed for students who have completed the Empowered Wisdom Teacher Training and are ready to take the seat of the teacher. Learn the process of creating your own Yoga Nidra scripts. Deepen your skills as a…

Soul Nourish Women’s Weekend Retreat: Listen Deep

With Shari L Fox, Mandy Roberts and Paula Peach Ehrmann

October 4 - 6, 2019
Delight in the wonders of the world within and around you. This transforming Women’s Weekend offers an opportunity to get away from it all, to slow down and to open to the invitation of new beginnings quietly forming within you.…

Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety

With Tracey J. Moon, LMBT and Sharon Nash, M.A.

October 21 - 23, 2019
Depression and anxiety has become an epidemic in our society with more people than ever seeking relief through both conventional and alternative methods. Trauma, loss, and the everyday challenges of daily life can create constriction and loss of connection in…

Breath, Body & Sound

With Tracey J. Moon, LMBT and Sharon Nash, M.A.

October 25 - 27, 2019
The breath is the most accurate and instantaneous mirror for how we feel, think and live. It provides the opportunity to look at whether what we take in is nourishing and life giving or toxic and depleting. By consciously connecting…

Women’s Yoga & Cooking Retreat

With Kristin Smith

November 8 - 10, 2019
Creating an experience for people is something I enjoy and the opportunity to bring them together in this beautiful home in the mountains is a dream.  I've combined two of my greatest loves: food and yoga! - Kristin Smith,  Retreat…

Blue Ridge Mountains Nature in Play Therapy Training Event

With Janet Courtney, Rosalind Heiko, Jamie Lynn Langley, Rose LaPiere and Lynn Louise Wonders

November 14 - 17, 2019
Five play therapy trainers will share in leading 20 contact hours of play therapy training in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Georgia at Elohee Retreat Center.  Join us to learn how to integrate and implement nature-based play therapy…
Rest and Relaxation Weekends

By popular demand, we are excited to offer Rest & Relaxation accommodations for various weekends throughout the spring, summer, and fall! Two night minimum required ( who are you kidding? you won’t want to leave…) Yoga classes and massages are available, as well as miles of hiking trails to walk at your leisure, our natural pond, and a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. 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.

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