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

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 251 Elohee Drive Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571, USA

What to Expect: To help deepen your retreat experience, Elohee does not provide televisions or internet access (unless you bring your own hotspot). Cell phone service is excellent for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Your car will be left in a secured parking lot, and you will be shuttled up to your room upon arrival and shuttled back down to your car at departure. Shuttle service to your car is available at any time. All facilities at the top of the mountain are within a 5 minute walk of each other, with some gravel roads. 2 cottage rooms are ADA compliant, and all cottage rooms are on ground level.

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White Flag Fall Retreat

With Kimberly Thompson and special guest April Punsalan

October 21 - 24, 2021

White Flag Recovery Retreats are like nectar to the soul. ✨

We MUST take time out of our regular daily life to gain space and perspective. To be re-energized and re-invigorated, reminded and re-aligned with our true nature so that we can re-enter our lives with a freshness that is so badly needed in our world today just to keep up keeping up.


White Flag believes that we are all touched by addiction either personally or by someone we know. These retreats embrace the foundations of the 12 steps combined with the ancient wisdom and philosophy of yoga to deepen our awareness. We immerse ourselves in practices that serve in uncovering, discovering, and discarding what is not in alignment with our highest good.

{You do not have to be in a 12 step program to attend.}


The Elohee Retreat Center rests on 220 acres of private land situated in the North Georgia Blue Ridge mountains near the village of Sautee Nacoochee. This land was originally held by the Cherokee tribes.


We will be staying in the Bald Mountain Cottages.

Minimalistic and tasteful each cottage is equipped with air conditioning, heat, ceiling fans, and adjustable shades. Elohee’s founders crafted the headboards themselves, while close family created the artwork. Crisp, white comforters lay atop the beds for a cloud like feel as thoughtful, minimalistic, decorative touches warm the space. Bamboo flooring completes the feel of this modern retreat space.

The Land

Elohee has over two miles of trails that traverse different ecosystems. Waterfall and reflection pool. Also on site is a gift shop and tea house, Forest Studio and The Mandala Center with dining hall.


✨In these few days we create a container of intimacy and shedding of layers. WE get to re charge, re-new and re affirm our daily practice and also reaffirm our bearings to stay on, or get back on course. It is always about coming back to the midline, to the mat, to the midline. White Flag Retreats help us to stay true to the path and the practice. To get away from all of the noise, clutter, and confusion and come hOMe….✨



✨ Three nights and four days on the tranquil grounds of the ELOHEE Retreat Center located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

✨ Delicious Vegetarian cuisine, Breakfast lunch and dinner. Dinner on the first night and Breakfast and lunch served on the last day.

✨ Minimalistic and tasteful cottages

✨ Daily Morning Meditation

✨ Daily Certified Yoga 12 Step meetings

✨ Daily yoga and embodiment practices

✨ Plant Medicine workshop – Foraging and smudge ceremony with April Punsalin

✨ Dharma (wisdom) talks/workshop

✨Fire Ceremony

✨White Flag gift bag and journal


More about the Workshop

🌱Foraging Adventure-learn 10 common medicinal herbs that you can incorporate into your daily life to improve your vitality. We will cover the identifying features, history, range, traditional uses, and simple ways to connect with each plant.

🌱Forage Your Smudge and Ceremony-learn how to identify plants for smudge and incense. Learn the history of using plants for incense and smudge, how to use plant smoke for clearing and centering, and how to make a smudge stick. Workshop includes a smudge ceremony.

🌱Plant Intuitive Medicine Workshop-learn how to quiet the mind and connect with plants on a deeper level.

The eternal cycle of unbecoming to become ~ My hope is that you will allow yourself this experience and RE TREAT with us~

Come hOMe to that which was NEVER not there~

Om Shanti 🕉.



Kimberly Thompson
Kimberly is the Founder and leader of White Flag Recovery Yoga and Retreats in Charleston, SC. She is a Certified RYT300 Trauma informed Yoga teacher and Y12SR, The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery leader and Spaceholder. She leads weekly Y12SR…
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special guest April Punsalan
April Punsalan serves as a voice for plants.  Her main calling and purpose in life is to protect plant diversity, restore the sacred connection between humans and plants, and to increase the health and vitality of people with primarily native…
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