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Resource Listing: Retreat Centers in Georgia, North Carolina and Southern Tennessee

Jul 01, 2021 09:07AM ● By Paul Chen

Seven Springs Holistic Retreats in Maryville, TN  (Photo: Courtesy of Seven Springs)

This list of retreat centers appeared as a sidebar to the following article in our print magazine: 

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 Art of Living Retreat Center

The Center itself offers a number of meditation and Ayurveda retreats, and hosts many third-party retreat leaders; 26 are currently scheduled through the end of the year including Cultivating Hopes in Difficult Times, Fix Your Life, Getting the Love You Want, Wild Awakenings: A Writing Workshop, and The Agreements of Love with Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.  

639 Whispering Hills Rd
Boone, NC 28607 


Elohee Center

Located 95 miles to the northeast of Atlanta. Ten retreats are currently scheduled through mid-November including Rest & Relaxation Weekend, Radically Awakened Women, and a number of yoga retreats. 

251 Elohee Drive
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571


Mountain Light Sanctuary

Michael Lightweaver is your host at this secluded personal retreat facility 35 minutes north of Asheville. Accommodations are rustic; limited electricity and no heat in a lot of options. Rates are by gifting; no one is turned away because of lack of funds. 

Common areas are numerous: living room, kitchen, library, meeting room, gazebo, sun deck, a pavilion for yoga and meditation, etc. There are no programs offered, but Lightweaver, who had a counseling and hypnotherapy practice, offers personal guidance sessions to guests. 

Pisgah National Forest, NC


OM Sanctuary

As of this writing, OM has yet to reopen, but plans on doing so very soon. When it does reopen, it will not automatically resume its prior-to-pandemic programming, but will offer individual Sanctuary Renewal Retreats that will include optional midday centering classes. Its Wellness Immersion and Mindfulness programs will return in 2022.   

87 Richmond Hill Dr.
Asheville, NC 28806


Prama Institute & Wellness Center

Located about half an hour north of Asheville, Prama offers two types of retreats: Juice Cleanse + Yoga and Silent Meditation.  

182 Ananda Girisuta Dr.
Marshall NC, 28753 


Seven Springs Yoga & Holistic Retreats

Located just south of Knoxville, Seven Springs hosts many yoga retreats. There are currently 11 retreats scheduled through 2021 including More Than Wisdom, Rest to Reset, Embracing Messiness, and a Reiki Retreat. 

125 Sweet Hollow Way 
Maryville, TN 37803


Skyterra Wellness Retreat

Located about an hour south of Asheville, Skyterra offers five programs: Self-Care and Stress Management, Weight Loss, Fitness and Mobility, Culinary and Nutrition, and Recreation and Adventure. In addition, they offer a four-week LoseSmart program that promises “sustainable” weight loss. 

75 Skyterra Way
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
United States

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