Elevate: A Women's Yoga Retreat in the Mountains

Sautee Nacoochee, GA, USA

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Rebecca Austin
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Oct 26 - 28, 2018
Group size: 7 - 10
Elevate: A Women's Yoga Retreat in the Mountains
Sautee Nacoochee, GA, USA

Rebecca Austin
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$750
Deposit: $300
Oct 26 - 28, 2018
Group size: 7 - 10

About this trip

Do you want to deepen your yoga practice and decompress from your daily grind? Do you want to be healthier in mind, body, and spirit? 


"Elevate: A Women's Yoga Retreat" is for you. 


Imagine waking up to the sounds of a waterfall. You enter the yoga studio where the morning light is just coming in. You move into a brightening and enlivening yoga sequence. Afterwards you slowly sip your hot tea/coffee and savor a delicious and hearty breakfast prepared by Elohee's chef. After breakfast you sit in a non-judgmental sisterhood circle to share and connect. You start to relax... After lunch you take a hike, enjoy the fall colors, the fresh mountain air, and the sights of the mountain peaks. You then rest your legs by the fire...


Join us for a weekend of yoga, conscious hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, fireside meditations, women's sisterhood circles, and delicious and organic cuisine in the intimate of setting of the Thanksgiving House at the Elohee Retreat Center. This is a women's only retreat and is limited to 10 people. Be inspired by nature and like-minded women. Connect to a community of women and most importantly, yourself. 

Elohee Retreat Center

 Elohee Retreat Center is a gorgeous facility located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the town of Sautee Nacoochee, GA. It is in this spirit that we translate El’-oh-hee as “sacred earth place.”  In Cherokee, ElohÏ combines the roots ela or elo, meaning earth, and , place.  From the ancient Hebrew, we have Elohim, invoking the sacred. We will be staying in the cozy Thanksgiving House where all of our meals will be lovingly prepared by the Elohee chef. http://www.elohee.org/

Thanksgiving House

The Thanksgiving House was the original structure at Elohee. In addition to six bedrooms and four bathrooms, it offers two community rooms with fireplaces, a kitchen and dining room, as well as a meditation/yoga room.  The outdoor patio has its own fireplace and overlooks a 100 ft. waterfall and small pool. http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/


The Thanksgiving House is nestled in a Rich Cove Forest niche which supports a wide range of trees and plants.  Red maple, oak, basswood, and poplar are only a few of the types of trees growing here. Spring wildflowers and medicinal herbs flourish here. Mosses and rotting logs make the damp forest floor suitable for a wide variety of salamanders and one of the most diverse ecosystems found outside of the tropics.

Getting There...

Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia is about a 7 hour drive from Fort Walton Beach, FL.  

It is a 2 hour drive from the Atlanta airport. 

Rebecca will gladly help you arrange a carpool from the Fort Walton Beach area if you're interested. Rebecca will also help arrange pick-up if flying into ATL. 

About Rebecca and Jillian (Your guides!)

About Rebecca-We all have a wild side. Rebecca helps wild women practice yoga in a meaningful way so they can live happier, more peaceful life. In 2010 Rebecca discovered she spent her time being polite instead of owning her unique feminine wisdom and energy. Yoga helped her transform her into a truth speaking machine. 


In the summer of 2013, Rebecca decided to become a teacher and receive her RYT-200 Certification in Cahuita, Costa Rica. Being around other strong,  courageous, wild women inspired her on a deep level. Going to class you can expect to be treated with respect and care. You will sweat but you will also restore and "unplug" from your daily worries. Rebecca has a Master's Degree in Music Education and she loves to incorporate mantra and singing into her class flows.  


About Jillian-Jillian began her yoga journey at the age of 16 and has considered yoga a blessing in her life since then. She combines meditation, pranayama, asana, and laughter when on her mat.


Jillian completed an RYT-200 teaching certification in Freehold, NJ in 2006. She has taken many other yoga workshops and certifications since then, including her favorite, Yoga Nidra. Additional studies including Massage Therapy, Physical Fitness, Biology, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography inspire Jillian’s yoga classes to have a holistic approach while always connecting to the tradition of yoga. Through nearly thirteen years of teaching, Jillian is most grateful for the people she has met and lessons her students have taught her. 

Testimonials

"Rebecca is SO open and genuine. She's encouraging and mindful of everyone's practice.  She has a great energy and kindness about her" -Rhonda B.


"I love that Rebecca is so natural and inviting to all in the class. Rebecca has such a positive vibe and has a broad expanse of knowledge. She encourages experimenting with various yoga styles." -Brooke M. 


"Rebecca's voice is very soothing. I think her greatest strength is the rhythm with which she teaches. -Hannah D.

Payment/Terms and Conditions

The Master Suite-$899

The Patio Room-$825
The Forest Room-$825
The Sun Trail Room- Full Bed-$750
The Sun Trail Room- Twin Bed-$725
The Woodland Room-$725
The Heart Room-$725

(See "What's Included" section for all this price includes.)


***$300 deposit is required at time of sign-up. Following the deposit, your investment can be broke up into 2 payments or more. 


Cancellation policy: 

There is a $50 processing fee with any cancellation.

-Between 119-61 days prior to the retreat, there is a cancellation fee of 25% of the original retreat price.

-Between 60-31 days prior to the retreat there is a cancellation fee of 40% of the original retreat price.

-We unfortunately cannot offer a refund if you have to cancel less than 60 days prior to departure.


If retreat leader needs to cancel the retreat:

We reserve the right to make any necessary alterations and substitutions to the program and the itinerary at any time, guaranteeing to do so for an equal or superior option. 

All of our retreats need a minimum number of students in order to take place. If we must cancel the retreat due to low enrollment, we will do so at least 30 days prior to the retreat and we will issue a full refund to all enrolled clients as soon as possible. 

If unforseen circumstances beyond our control occur, due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a full refund - it will be dependent on whether we receive a refund from the venue with whom we work.


***Please note: If you need a more flexible payment plan or deposit option, please don't hesitate to contact Rebecca at (850)-463-8980 or austinrebecca11@gmail.com. 

Release of Liability

We accept no liability for loss, damage, injury or illnesses that may occur during the retreat or traveling to and from the retreat. We strongly recommend you have adequate medical insurance for duration of the trip.


All yoga, meditation, hiking, and other activities are done at the sole discretion of the retreat participant. Each participant is responsible for consulting with a physician prior to and regarding her/his participation in this yoga retreat. Participants assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages, known or unknown, which might occur as a result of her/his participation. 

What’s included

  • Yoga
    Take yoga classes at the in-house studio. All blocks, blankets, and bolsters provided so you can just show up. A total of 6 classes provided over the weekend.
  • Fireside Meditation
    Listen to the crackling of the fire as you practice learning to quiet your busy mind.
  • Conscious Hikes
    Savor a quiet hike to a 400-year old Hemlock tree. Really notice the serene trails with mountain views, fall colors, and streamside paths.
  • Delightful Dining
    6 delicious organic vegetarian meals prepared on site using locally sourced food whenever possible.
  • Welcome Gift
    Upon your arrival you will receive a welcome gift to help you feel more relaxed and sleep well.
  • Community and Connection
    Enjoy the company of like-minded women. We will gather in a circle to listen, share, and be inspired to get rid of our "shoulds."
  • Online Support
    Be part of this community before and after retreat. Rebecca will keep you updated on everything so you have less to think about.
  • Rest and Relaxation
    Plenty of time for quiet, solitude, journaling, or doing absolutely nothing. All activities are optional. YOU decide what YOU want. No judgement.
  • Transportation
    Please provide your own transportation to and from the retreat. Note: We will try and organize a carpool on our Facebook group. Retreat center is about 2 hours north of ATL airport.
  • Massage
    You are welcome to get a massage on-site for an extra fee. Simply inquire with Rebecca after sign-up.

Available Packages

The Master Suite
Sold Out

Wake up to the sights and sounds of the 100 foot waterfall from the largest room in the Thanksgiving House. The Master Suite has 1 queen bed and private bath. This rustic looking room is located on the 2nd floor of the Thanksgiving House. 

http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/thanksgiving-house-accommodations/

$899
Deposit: $300
The Patio Room
Sold Out

Step out onto your private patio with waterfall view and feel one with nature. The Patio Room overlooks the 100 foot waterfall, includes 1 queen bed with shared bath.

http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/thanksgiving-house-accommodations/

$825
Deposit: $300
The Forest Room
Sold Out

Feel embraced by nature in this quaint room. The Forest Room includes 1 queen bed and shared bath. 

http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/thanksgiving-house-accommodations/

$825
Deposit: $300
The Sun Trail Room- Full Bed
only 1 left

A sweet shared room boasting large, bright windows. The Sun Trail Room has both a twin bed and a full bed and shared bath. This listing is for the Full Bed. 

http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/thanksgiving-house-accommodations/

$750
Deposit: $300
The Sun Trail Room- Twin Bed
only 1 left

A sweet shared room boasting large, bright windows. The Sun Trail Room has both a twin bed and a full bed and shared bath. This listing is for the twin bed.

http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/thanksgiving-house-accommodations/ 

$725
Deposit: $300
The Woodland Room
only 2 left

 A cozy shared room with a waterfall view,  2 twin beds and shared bath. 

http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/thanksgiving-house-accommodations/

$725
Deposit: $300
The Heart Room
only 2 left

A large shared room with sweeping view of the forest and waterfall. This room has 3 twin beds and shared bath. 

http://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/thanksgiving-house-accommodations/

$725
Deposit: $300
$750
Deposit: $300

The Sun Trail Room- Full Bed
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Itinerary

Elevate
A Women's Yoga Retreat in the Mountains

This is a sample itinerary. Subject to change. 


Friday:

Check-in: 2:30-4 p.m. 

Yoga Class- Let Go of Your "Shoulds." Unwind so you can Elevate. 

Welcome Ceremony

Dinner

Fireside Chat


Saturday:
Tea/Coffee

Sunrise Meditation

Awakening 2 hour Yoga practice-"Mantra on the Mountain" 

Breakfast

Sisterhood Circle

Conscious Hike 

Lunch

Free Time to Be

Afternoon Yoga Practice: Balance Your Chakras/Essential Oils and Yoga Nidra

Free Time to Be

Dinner

Fireside Chat


Sunday:

Tea/Coffee

(Optional):Early morning Meditation on Bald Mountain Rock 

Awakening 90 minute Yoga practice-"Mantra on the Mountain" 

Breakfast

Sisterhood Circle

Free time to journal, chat, or explore

Lunch 

Yoga Class-Elevate Yourself. Prepare to re-greet the world. 

Closing Sisterhood Ceremony 


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I had a great experience! Beautiful accommodations and location. The home cook vegan meals were exceptional. I made new friends with the ladies who attended. They were the best company. Rebecca is an extraordinary teacher and person. She made this yoga retreat remarkable. She held special yoga classes and had fun activities scheduled. I would Give her and this trip 10 stars if I could.