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Sautee Nacoochee

Dancing with Shadows Shining with Light

Dancing with Shadows Shining with Light
Dancing with Shadows Shining with Light

Time & Location

Sep 06, 2024, 3:00 PM – Sep 08, 2024, 12:00 PM

Sautee Nacoochee, 81 Hobart Ln, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571, USA

About the event

Dancing with Shadows, Shining with Light: A Yoga, Nature, and Meditation Retreat 
 

Elohee Retreat Center -Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

***Registration is Open***

Dancing with Shadows, Shining with Light Retreat

This retreat invites you to embark on a transformative journey of self- discovery, exploring the interplay between shadows and light in both the external world of nature and the internal landscape of your body and mind. Through yoga, meditation, and connections with nature, you will learn to embrace and integrate all aspects of yourself, finding balance and harmony amidst life's contrasts. 

The retreat will be held at the serene Elohee retreat center atop Bald Mountain with hiking trails, a natural waterfall, reflection pond, a beautiful retreat space,  and wonderful lodging. The venue provides a secluded and peaceful environment conducive to introspection and connection with nature. 

This Retreat is for you if....

* You are seeking to understand and welcome all parts of yourself with a curiosity, playfulness and tenderness.

* You are looking to find and nurture your strengths and your power.

* You are drawn to connecting more deeply with nature

* You are interested in creating meaningful connections with others on a similar journey.

Why Join Us?

*For Personal Growth: Embrace the opportunity to explore your inner self, increasing self confidence and self appreciation. 

*For Connection: Connect with like-minded individuals, build meaningful relationships, and community. 

*For Rejuvenation: Experience the healing power of nature, meditation, and yoga -returning home feeling refreshed, empowered and inspired.

Itinerary:

Friday, September 6, 2024 Welcome and Connect

3:00-4:00 pm: Arrive, check in, settle in

5:00-6:00 pm:  Welcoming Yin and Yang Yoga Class with Amanda, Rose Mary & Stephanie

Kick off your journey at the "Dancing with Shadows and Shining with Light" retreat with our special Yin and Yang Yoga class. This session is designed to balance and harmonize your energy, setting the perfect tone for the transformative days ahead.

6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner

7:00-8:15 pm: Community Welcome & Fun

8:30 - 9:45 pm Yin Yoga with Rose Mary 

Turn Inward: End your day with Yin Yoga to ground yourself and turn inward. This slow, meditative practice focuses on deep, passive stretches that release tension and enhance flexibility.

Saturday, September 7, 2024 Dancing with Shadows Shining with Light Part 1

8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast

9:15-12:00 pm  Dancing with Shadows Shining with Light Part 1: Embracing the Shadows 

-Yoga session with Amanda 

Flow Yoga class that blends movement, breath and pauses to sense into the pose. This session is designed to stimulate introspection and self awareness. Balance and Ground.

-Meditation Session

A meditation session focused on meeting yourself with kindness and care. This practice will guide you in exploring the balance of shadows and light within, fostering self-compassion and inner peace.

-Nature Connection

Scavenger Hunt focusing on the play of light and shadow in our natural world. Dive into the beauty of nature with our engaging and fun-filled Nature Scavenger Hunt. This connection is designed to help you connect with the natural world while reflecting on the retreat's theme of exploring shadows and light

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch 

1:00 - 3:00 pm: Free Time

3:30-6:00 pm: Dancing with Shadows Shining with Light Part 2: Illuminating the Light

-Yoga Session with Amanda

Yoga session designed to help you illuminate your inner light. This class focuses on uplifting and accessible empowering practices that celebrate the light within you.

-Meditation Session with Stephanie 

Meditation session focused on embracing and radiating your inner light. This class will guide you through practices that help you connect with your inner radiance, fostering a sense of peace, joy, and empowerment.

-Nature Activity with Stephanie 

Capture your reflections and insights inspired by nature in a journal. Write about moments that resonate with your inner light and connection to the natural world. Creative expression (drawing or writing) to represent your inner light. 

6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner

7:00-8:15 pm: Fire Ceremony

8:30-9:45 pm: Restorative Yoga and Sound Bath with Rose Mary & Stephanie 

A deeply nourishing and transformative evening session at the "Dancing with Shadows and Shining with Light" retreat. This combination of restorative yoga and a sound bath is designed to promote relaxation, inner healing, and a harmonious balance of shadows and light.

Sunday, September 8, 2023 Integration and Gratitude

8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast

9:15-11:30 am:  Dancing with Shadows Shining with Light Part 3: Integrating our Wholeness and Power 

-Yoga Session with Amanda, Rose Mary and Stephanie 

A special closing session at the "Dancing with Shadows and Shining with Light" retreat, where we integrate the dualities of shadows and light through the practice of Yin and Yang yoga. This class is designed to balance, harmonize, and reflect on our journey together.

-Meditation Session with Stephanie 

Our final meditation session at the "Dancing with Shadows and Shining with Light" retreat, where we will integrate our experiences and cultivate gratitude for the journey of exploring shadows and embracing light.

-Nature Activity with Stephanie, Amanda & Rose Mary

Bring your collected nature items that symbolize both darkness and light (stones, leaves etc.) as we create a collaborative nature mandala representing integration - Dancing with Shadows and Shining with Light. 

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Closing Circle

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch together and Thank you for an amazing retreat together Dancing with Shadows and Shining with Light

***We recommend attending all 3 parts of the workshops as each part will build in succession. 

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