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3 Days Hiking and Yoga Retreat USA

  • Dahlonega Spa Resort, 400 Blueberry Hill, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533, USA

Overview

Weekend Yoga Retreat Georgia

This retreat is a full weekend for you to calm. You will have yoga practices led by Octavia Raheem, professionally guided hikes led by Jemar Raheem and others activities. Breathe deep, rest fully, laugh completely, reconnect to your inner vision and core desires, make memories and new friends, and most importantly, be still and know!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Creative writing workshop
  • Professionally guided hikes
  • Transfer from and to hiking site
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Rooming options include single or double occupancy in The West Wing or The Cabins nestled throughout the woods of the property.

The West Wing is connected to the Main Inn through a breezeway and is relatively close to the dining area, parlor, front porch, reception area, and Jacuzzi. Most rooms are double occupancy and have twin beds. The views from the West Wing are either garden or mountain.

The cabins are nestled in the woods surrounding the property. All cabins have two queens, a sitting area, small refrigerator, coffee pot, individual heating, and air conditioning for your comfort. Each cabin has a small covered porch and chairs. Wooded views are available from each of the cabins.

Because time here is your time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life, there are no phones or televisions in this serene mountain retreat, although Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

Amenities

  • 4 spa rooms
  • 8 cozy cabins equipped with mini fridges and small coffee makers
  • 14 comfortable rooms and 1 suite
  • 72 acres of open meadows and woods with a 40 foot walking labyrinth and 1.5 miles walking trails
  • A serene, 1200 square foot yoga hall / meeting space
  • Large outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Pura Vida Restaurant with seating for 40 persons

Friday

Morning

  • Arrive and check in by 11:00

Afternoon / evening

  • Circle gathering: opening meditation
  • Walking the sacred earth path: short-guided hike
  • Intention setting
  • Candle light Restorative yoga practice

Saturday

Morning

  • Morning meditation
  • Soulful yoga flow practice led by guest instructor
  • Free time

Afternoon / evening

  • Guided hike to North Georgia mountains and waterfalls
  • Yin yoga practice
  • Talking circle
  • Bonfire and drink (wine or water)
  • Relax

Sunday

Morning

  • Rise and align: meditation and yoga
  • Letter to myself: creative writing workshop

Late morning / early afternoon

  • Yoga session with massage
  • Closing circle

Octavia Raheem

Octavia Raheem is an Atlanta based yoga teacher and founder of CHILLshop yoga, retreats, and trainings. She specializes in Restorative, Yin, and alignment based Vinyasa flow yoga. She began practicing yoga in 2003 and completed her initial 200-hour certification at Peachtree Yoga Center in 2006. To date, Octavia has taught over 7.500 hours of yoga in studio, corporate, and private settings, as well as regional wellness festivals. She infuses every practice with deep awareness, keen presence, lots of love, and soul.

Jemar Raheem

Jemar Raheem has been an outdoor educator for 15 years. He believes hiking is always rewarding no matter the duration or intensity. Hiking as practice is profoundly meditative and it offers plenty of opportunities to revitalize connections to nature and reclaim a sense of soul. Jemar honors the craft of safe movement through the wilderness and enjoys exploring the landscape for signs of the forest’s natural and human history. Nature will shift personal perspectives and inform personal achievement.

This retreat will take place at Dahlonega Spa Resort. It is located on 72 acres near the historic gold-rush town of Dahlonega, Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just over an hour and a half north of Atlanta.

On this retreat, you will be served breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Evening wine on Saturday night is provided.

Exclusion

  • Alcoholic beverages on dinner is not included in the price.
  • Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and paddle-boarding
  • Festivals
  • Four downtown Dahlonega tasting rooms
  • Ghost tour
  • Gold panning
  • Horseback riding
  • Shopping
  • The Gold Museum
  • Whitewater rafting

In this retreat, you will have a yoga session with massage on Sunday. You can also have spa treatments at an additional cost.

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Professionally guided hikes
  • Shuttle to and from hiking site
  • Wine on Saturday evening
  • Alcoholic beverages on dinner
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel to and from the resort

Driving directions from Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Make sure you follow signs out of the airport for I-85 N. This is how the directions are given on-line to start out:

  • Start out going south on Airport Boulevard toward Airport Circle.
  • Turn right onto Riverdale Road / GA-139.
  • Merge onto I-85 N toward Atlanta.
  • I-85 N and I-75 split. I-85 N splits to the left toward GA-400 / Greenville. Continue north on I-85.
  • Take Exit 87 to merge onto GA-400 N toward Buckhead / Cumming / Dahlonega (you will need 0.5 USD for a toll on GA-400).
  • Continue north on GA-400 for approximately 50 miles.
  • GA-400 ends at a signal light where there is a sign indicating a left turn to get to Dahlonega. Ignore this sign and continue straight through the intersection. GA-400 turns into a 2-lane road called Long Branch Road.
  • Continue for approximately 8 miles on Long Branch Road until it dead ends into Cavender Creek Road (there will not be a sign at this intersection).
  • Turn left on Cavender Creek Road and drive approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn right on Town Creek Church Road (there is no stop sign but there are a number of signs including one for Dahlonega Spa Resort).
  • Drive approximately 2.8 miles until you see a sign for Dahlonega Spa Resort and a street sign for Blueberry Hill on the right.
  • Turn right onto Blueberry Hill and drive up to the Main Inn for check-in.

Driving directions from Highway 400

  • Drive north on Highway 400. At the intersection of GA400 and Highway 60, you will see a sign indicating the end of GA400 and a sign for Dahlonega to the left.
  • Continue straight through that intersection (400 turns into Long Branch Road - a 2-lane road) for approximately 8 miles until it dead-ends into Cavender Creek Road (there’s no sign at this intersection).
  • Turn left on Cavender Creek Road and go approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn right onto Town Creek Church Road.
  • Go approximately 2.8 miles and you will see a sign for Dahlonega Spa Resort on the right hand side.
  • Make a right on Blueberry Hill and take the road up to the main house.

Distances

  • Atlanta - 1 hour 30 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send Octavia Raheem an inquiry.

Atlanta, United States

Octavia Raheem, based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, provides public and private yoga classes for students of all levels, yoga for athletes, and yoga detox. She also runs retreats in Georgia, USA.

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