Date & Time Details: Check-in time begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, and check-out is at 1 p.m. on Sunday

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 1478 Bean Creek Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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Reflect, Reconnect, Recharge Retreat

With Ellen East, Gigi Melancon and Kristin Joyner

September 28 - 30, 2018

Come join us for a weekend of reflection, meditation, and yoga on the beautiful grounds of Elohee Retreat Center in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. Find your balance, recharge and reconnect with yourself in this serene, natural setting. Enjoy daily yoga sessions, optional Reiki, massage or health coaching, mindful walks and silent meditation.

This retreat is for those who want time to reflect, relax and recharge through physical movement, meditation, energy work and community. No prior experience with yoga is required. There will be time for silent reflection, sitting meditation and nature walks to the beautiful 100-foot waterfall and the special healing tree.

There will be a group session on Reiki, led by Reiki Master and licensed massage therapist Nancy Kendall, and time allowed for individual Reiki or massage sessions (not included in retreat cost).

Pricing includes accommodations in the Thanksgiving House and all healthy, vegetarian meals (Friday evening – Sunday lunch).

The Thanksgiving House is a beautiful mountain home featuring six bedrooms (some single accommodations, some to share), a yoga room, relaxing living space and an outdoor patio with a fireplace. All meals are prepared by a local chef using ingredients that are organic and locally grown when possible.

What to bring:

A yoga mat, comfortable clothing, shoes suitable for hiking, a journal or notebook.

Towels and sheets are provided

About Elohee Retreat Center:

This healing center was created to provide a home in nature for self-exploration, growth and healing.  Elohee is a Cherokee word meaning “Earth Place.” A place where earth, air, fire and water nurture wisdom, both ancient and new.

The retreat will be held in Thanksgiving House, which is situated next to a 100-foot waterfall. It has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 indoor fireplaces, an outdoor fireplace and a yoga/meditation room.

Sleeping accommodations are as follows:
Bedroom 1: Master with queen bed, private bath and waterfall view
Bedroom 2: Queen bed with waterfall view and access to upper patio; shared bath
Bedroom 3: Double bed and twin bed; shared bath
Bedroom 4: 3 twin beds with waterfall view; shared bath
Bedroom 5: 2 twin beds with waterfall view; shared bath
Bedroom 6: Queen bed; shared bath

Retreat Schedule

3- 5 pm: Arrive at Elohee and check-in to room
5: Welcome and introductions
5:15 – 7 pm: Introduction to Reiki with Nancy Kendall
7 pm: Delicious Dinner
8:30: Restorative Yoga
9:30 pm Deep, rejuvenating sleep

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Energizing morning yoga session
9 am: Yummy Breakfast
10:30 am: Optional guided meditative nature walk/hike OR vision boarding session
12 pm – Amazing Lunch
1-4 pm:  Free Time
Individual Reiki/massage with Nancy (pre-register)
Individual Health or Life Coaching (pre-register)
Complete Vision Board
6:00 PM:  Divine Dinner
7 pm- Fire circle and drumming meditation
10 pm — Deep rejuvenating sleep

7:30 – 8:30 AM Energizing morning yoga session
9-10 am: Healthy Breakfast
10:30 am:  Meditative hike
Noon: Delicious, farewell lunch

To reserve your space click here.

Pricing: Shared room $550/shared bath; Private room, private bath $625


Ellen East
Ellen East is a certified professional coach and 200RYT yoga instructor who specializes in helping people reach their full potential with intention and purpose. Ellen has practiced yoga for more than 25 years, and started a daily practice a few…
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Gigi Melancon
Gigi is an RYT 200 Yoga Instructor and a Certified Health Coach whose passion in life is health and fitness – both of the body and of the mind. She spent the past 10 years working as a technical writer…
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Kristin Joyner
Kristin has been teaching yoga since 2015 in a variety of settings, from SUP yoga on Lake Hartwell to a Georgia Correctional facility. She earned her 200RYT from Jane Hyat (Iyengar lineage), and Kristin earned her 300RYT from the Vatsu School of Yoga from…
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