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  • Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $541.30
  • Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $689.13
  • Single Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $689.13
  • Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath/per person – $515.22
  • Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath/per person – $515.22

Price includes the course fee, room, meals, and grounds fee. If you are interested in tent camping, please call 770-316-9195 for more information.

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

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 1478 Bean Creek Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

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

With Reanna Livingston E-RYT 500 + YACEP, 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 can ignite your creative fire and re-awaken your authentic voice. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Sautee Nacoochee, you can find a new home for the weekend allowing you to remove everyday distractions and allow space for creative exploration.

Stress and tension can block creativity as well as block chakras, limiting movement with your body. When the tensions of the body are eased, so are the tensions of the mind. During our weekend retreat we will give ourselves the space we desperately deserve and dive deep into our innovative potential and release our body from all the collected tension. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “writer” or “yogi”, writing and yoga can change your life by the simple intention of showing up for yourself.

Whether you’re a beginner, a published author, or new to yoga, Reanna and Kristen’s knowledge, through the extensive study of writing and yoga, will help to awaken a deeper connection between you, your pen, and your mat.

You can expect to leave the weekend with:

  • A journal with pages of  personal writings
  • A deeper connection with yourself through writing exercises and yoga practices
  • Mindfulness and self-care practices to keep you centered and focused through your new or renewed journey in writing
  • Knowledge of easy yoga asanas, to prevent writer’s back pain, hunched shoulders, and tightness in hips and legs
  • Insight into your creative potential and a sense of rejuvenation and renewal

Weekend Schedule at a Glance:

 1st Day (Friday) – What does writing mean to you?

3:00-4:00 PM Check in
Teacher/Student Introduction, Review of weekend schedule & the start of our writing activities
Writing Activities
Chakra Yin/Restorative Yoga Practice

2nd Day (Saturday) – Imagery

Outdoor Yoga/Meditation
Writing Activities & Chair Yoga
Nature Walking Meditation Writing Activity
Rest, Relax, and Reflect
Writing Activities
Bond Fire

3rd Day (Sunday) – Self-Reflecting
Outdoor Yoga practice
Final Writing activities
1:00 PM Check Out

Retreat is eligible for 10 CE hours with Yoga Alliance under Techniques, Training, & Practice (6 TTP and 4 Non-contact hours)

If you have questions or would like additional information about the retreat, please contact Reanna at



Kristen Carlson RYT 200, M.A. Literary Studies
Kristen Carlson holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Kennesaw State University and will receive her Master’s degree in Literary Studies from Georgia State University in May 2018. Her literary interests include 19th-Century American Literature, Transcendentalism, and literature and the…
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