• 1-Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $1,744.00
  • 1-Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $2,128.00
  • 1-Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath (Price is per person) – $1,744.00
  • 1-Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath (Price is per person) – $1,744.00

To offer different price points for the retreat and make it more financially accessible for those who might need financial assistance to be able to attend, there are two discount codes available.

If you are able to pay the full rate listed, this subsidizes the cost of the retreat for people who need financial support.

Please note these discounts are in addition to the $150 off if you register by December 1st.

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

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 251 Elohee Drive Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571

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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Rest and Refuge Retreat: Restore Your Spirit

With Michelle C. Johnson and Rashid Hughes

February 2 - 6, 2023

Many of us are being called to find places of refuge and create space for more rest in our lives. We are moving through, have weathered, and are weathering so much as we traverse uncertainty, and grief, face heartbreak, and as we try to create and be beacons of hope. The Rest and Refuge Retreat is an opportunity for us to practice deep rest, restore our spirits, and remember our points and places of refuge. During this retreat, we will engage in mindfulness and yogic practices such as meditation, yoga nidra, pranayama, and self-reflection to move us into a place of peace, wakefulness, and harmony.

In this retreat, you will experience:

  • Multiple learning sessions with Rashid and Michelle, including movement, meditation, and rest.
  • A fire ceremony
  • Time to commune with nature and the elements
  • Guided nature walk through Elohee’s diverse ecosystems featuring a 100ft mountainside waterfall.
  • Space for solitude and quiet
  • Healthy, chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Optional Massage/ Spa services *not included in program fee*.


Thursday, February 2nd
Check-in 3:00-4:00pm
Dinner 6:00-7:00pm
7:30-9:00pm Evening Session

Friday, February 3rd
Morning Session 9:00-11:30am
Lunch 12:00-1:00pm
Afternoon session 2:00-4:30pm

Saturday, February 4th
Morning Session 9:00-11:30am
Lunch 12:00-1:00pm
Afternoon session 2:00-4:30pm
Dinner 6:00pm
Evening fire circle 7:00-8:45pm

Sunday, February 5th
Morning Session 9:00-11:30am
Lunch 12:00-1:00pm
Afternoon session 2:00-4:30pm
Dinner 6:00pm

Monday, February 6th
Morning Session 9:00-11:00am
Lunch 12:00-1:00pm

For more information, contact Michelle C. Johnson at info@michellecjohnson.com.

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Michelle C. Johnson
Michelle C. Johnson is an author, yoga teacher, social justice activist, intuitive healer, and Dismantling Racism trainer. She approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment, and integration. As a dismantling racism trainer, she has worked with…
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Rashid Hughes
Rashid Hughes is a meditation teacher, restorative justice facilitator, yoga instructor, and the co-founder of the Heart Refuge Mindfulness Community for BIPOC in Washington, DC. He is also the creator of a rest-centered meditation practice called the Four Pillars of…
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