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  • 1-Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $832.00
  • 1-Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $1,034.00
  • 1-Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath (Price is per person) – $832.00
  • 1-Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath (Price is per person) – $832.00

Price includes the course fee, room, meals, and grounds fee but does not include taxes. Full price is shown upon selection of room type prior to registering. A 40% deposit is due at the time of registration with full payment due 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date. If you are interested in tent camping, please email us at info@elohee.org for more information. Registration closes 3 days prior to the retreat start date.

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

Location: Elohee Center

Address: 251 Elohee DriveSautee 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.

Ignite Your Authentic Self: A Primal Breathwork & Sound Retreat

With Alexa Shackelford and Alex Ballew

March 31 - April 2, 2023

Ignite your authentic self. Return to the divine knowing of your innermost intuition and illuminate your path of alignment. Join Alexa Shackelford of Breathing Back to You and Alex Ballew of Secret River Sounds as they guide you through an immersive breathwork and sound experience. We will be combining the healing modalities of conscious breath, primal release, vibrational sound and the beautiful plant medicine of cacao to bring you back to YOU.

About Breathwork:
Breathwork is a healing therapy that uses conscious circular breathing to unlock an altered state of consciousness. The accelerated breath clears emotional blocks and stagnant energy from the mind and body. Conscious circular breathwork increases the circulation of oxygen through the body, which activates different areas of the brain to create new neural pathways for a deeper awareness and stronger self of sense, while releasing unresolved emotions and trauma.

About Sound Immersion:
Sound Immersion is a modality that uses vibrations to soothe the nervous system and open access to the parasympathetic nervous system state. Vibrations from instruments wash over the listener and provide a subtle cellular massage. The Mandala Hall will be filled with deep tones from gongs, gentle melodies from the crystal harp, vibrations from drums, singing bowls, rain sticks, didgeridoos, shakers, and more. Drift into the stillness below the mind and access your parasympathetic nervous system for an opportunity to let go, rejuvenate, feel grounded and become deeply relaxed. Participants have an opportunity for emotional revelation, a chance to connect with themselves and ultimately tap into their innate ability for self-healing.


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Retreat Schedule (Subject to Change)


3:00pm – 4:00pm: Check In

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Settle in and discover retreat center.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Opening Circle / Introductions

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner

7:30pm – 8:45pm: Deep rest sound bath


7:00am – 7:45am: Cacao circle & chanting with gong

8:00am – 9am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am: Free time (silent hike recommended), massage/reiki/stretch/chill

10:45am – 12:00pm: Breathwork with music

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 3:30pm: Free time: hiking/massage/reiki/stretch/chill

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Breathwork with sound bath

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm – 8:30pm Fire release ceremony at fire pit


8:00am – 9am: Breakfast

10am-11am: Breathwork and sound bath

11am – 12pm: Closing Circle

12pm – 1pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Check out

For more information, contact Alex Ballew at alex@secretriversounds.com or visit www.breathingbacktoyou.com and www.secretriversounds.com.


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Alexa Shackelford
Alexa Shackelford is a Certified Breathwork Facilitator based in Atlanta, Georgia. Conscious Circular Breathwork has given her many years of comfort and healing in its excavation of her trauma, negative subconscious belief patterns and childhood wounding. Alexa is passionate about…
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Alex Ballew
Alex Ballew is on a mission to use vibrational sound therapy to help people find connection with themselves and others. He wants to bring joy, authenticity, unity and hope into everything he does. Secret River Sounds is spreading healing vibrations…
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