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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.


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

Lovingkindness Meditation Retreat

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

April 6 - 8, 2018
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…

“Mystic Moon Tribe”- Awaken Your Inner Goddess

With Jessica Calderon and Antoinette Moura

April 13 - 15, 2018
Experience the magical energy of the New Moon while awakening your inner goddess. Join Jessica Calderon founder of the J Way and Antoinette Moura, founder of Clean Living Collaborators this Spring for an all-inclusive 3 day, 2 night retreat at…

The Painting Experience

With Matthew Belay

April 22 - 27, 2018
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…

Ground into Presence, Flow into Source Weekend Yoga Retreat

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

April 27 - 29, 2018
We all have a beauty, a magic and a fire within and sometimes we get derailed from our path and forget our power and our ability to heal ourselves. In this weekend retreat, you will have the opportunity to come…

Awakening The Serpent Power: A Kundalini Tantra Yoga Retreat

With Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

May 3 - 6, 2018
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…

Hike-A-Thon Benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

With Karen Cole and Eve Cook

May 12, 2018
Hike atop beautiful Bald Mountain for a cure! Register for the Elohee Hike-A-Thon benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Walk 3+ miles of beautiful mountain trails surrounding the spectacular Elohee retreat center in the Blue Ridge Mountains. All money raised will…

Begin Again – Spring Day Retreat

With Angela Beaver and Danielle Hall

May 17, 2018
Soak in the healing magic of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a day immersed in nature. Refresh your sources at the healing space of Elohee Retreat Center. We will spend the day together reconnecting with ourselves, communing with nature, nourishing…

Rest and Relaxation Weekend *Plus*

May 18 - 20, 2018
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…

Remembering Your Happy Heart with Loving-Kindness Meditation and A Journey to Deep Peace

With Linda Davis, MSW, RYT

May 19, 2018
Come away for a day in Elohee's beautiful surroundings where you'll slow down, dive deep into your warm-hearted, peaceful self and come away feeling blissfully rested and spiritually inspired. Come to remember the kind and open heart you called home…

COMPOSED: Residential Writing Retreat

With Michelle Boyd, PhD

May 20 - 26, 2018
WHAT IS COMPOSED? Composed is a week-long, residential writing retreat that teaches scholars how to make exceptional progress on their manuscripts. This writing retreat is for any academic who wants to change their relationship to writing--by developing a profound 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

June 1 - 3, 2018
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Sautee Nacoochee, "Finding your Pen" retreat will remove everyday distractions and allow for you to escape through writing and yoga. On this weekend retreat we will give ourselves the space we desperately deserve…

Weekend Mountain Retreat

With Essud Fungcap Jr., E-RYT 500, Kyle Dondero, RYT 500 and Grace Stephen RYT 500

June 22 - 24, 2018
Join us for a weekend of Yoga Classes, Tai chi/Qigong, Meditation  Retreat begins on Friday 7pm and ends on Sunday at 11am. Total cost: $450 per person for shared room; $520 for single room with shared bath; $650 for private…

Strengths on Purpose: A Mindful-Strengths Personal Discovery Retreat

With Renee Anderson, MS, SPHR and Chandra White, BA, NBC-HWC, E-RYT 500, YACEP

June 22 - 24, 2018
Embrace  who you are!  Are you living your life with intention? Are you tapping into your own, deep wisdom that guides your every move? Do you attract the people and situations in your life that bring you joy? If you'd like…

IgniteHer Power: Make S.H.I.F.T. Happen Retreat

With Shelley Parris Williams

June 29 - July 2, 2018
Is IgniteHer Power® for YOU? Are You Ready to End the Argument for Your Limitations and Create a MakeSHIFT Happen Mindset? Are You Ready to Create New Possibilities In Your Life? Are You Ready to Manifest Your Own Life Power Story…

Three Principal Aspects of the Path

With Geshe Ngawang Phende

July 8 - 13, 2018
Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the Path condenses lamrim into the essential teachings of renunciation, bodhicitta, and correct view of emptiness. These teachings incorporate the essence of Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism for achieving liberation and omniscient. The primary focus of…

Writing from the Heart: Your Memoir

With Billy Chism

August 13 - September 17, 2018
Come ready to write about your life. In our 2 hour sessions (six in all), we will delve into memory and write about what our memories tell us. In a supportive and safe environment, as a group we will share…

Breathing Room: a yoga retreat for women craving space & ease

With Kelley Carboni-Woods and Amber Karnes

August 16 - 19, 2018
We are all carrying burdens, but sometimes life feels like it just won’t let up. Do you feel like you’re constantly producing and striving but still failing to keep up? Do you crave more ease, equanimity, and peace in your…

Mountain Healing Retreat

With Althea Lawton-Thompson

August 23 - 26, 2018
The Elohee Retreat Center is a true oasis in peace, quiet and natural healing. All rooms are housed in newly-built cabins tucked along the mountain ridge. Plush, white duvets cover each bed and decorative rugs cover beautiful hardwood floors. The…

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

With Kelly Walden, RCC and Debi Miller

September 28 - 30, 2018
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…

Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety

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

October 8 - 10, 2018
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…

Compassion for Couples

With Michelle Becker, LMFT and Pittman McGehee, Ph.D.

October 12 - 14, 2018
To relate, to love, to connect is to be human. Who among us does not need to be loved and belong? As important as our relationships are, they are not always easy! Compassion for Couples (CfC) is a program designed…

Introduction to Shamanism

With Robinette Kennedy, PhD

November 2 - 4, 2018
Curious about shamanistic practices? If you are on a spiritual path, you have probably heard this word, shamanism, before. It is the most frequently used term in spiritual and religious circles today. But what is it, exactly? The English language has…

Rest & Relaxation Getaway between April 22 – 27, 2018

Flexible Dates
By popular demand, we are excited to offer Rest & Relaxation accommodations for the week of April 22 - April 27!  Two night minimum required ( who are you kidding? you won't want to leave...), and you can choose any…
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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