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True Nature Retreat

The Great Smoky Mountains, TN
April 18-21, 2024


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This retreat will teach you how to align yourself with back-to-basics and natural approaches to healthy living through Yogic & Ayurvedic knowledge on philosophy, spirituality, meditation, daily routine, and food as medicine; helping you to return to your True Nature and thrive within your days.





This will be my sixth retreat with Seven Springs - I just can't stay away! It has become a favorite amongst my students due to its unique and special atmosphere. It is the perfect place to retreat if you are looking to get off the grid for a few days and reconnect with yourself, as well as some other incredible human beings. 

True Nature Retreat will consist of a variety of yoga practices, Ayurveda's approach to healthy living, workshops on and off the mat, intuitive dance, a cacao ceremony, hiking, healthy vegetarian meals, and ample free time. All of this is here to help you live your best life!

I am here to remind you through the teachings of Yoga & Ayurveda that you are powerful beyond all measure; you are the creator and director of your life, therefore you have the capacity to make changes when needed and become the version of yourself that you truly desire to become. This weekend will help you gain the tools and wisdom to return to this incredible power you already hold within.

Much love,


Carole the freespiritedwanderer 

True Nature Yoga Retreat 2019
Produced by Scott Keefer

True Nature Yoga Retreat 2019


About This Retreat:

This 3 night / 4 day retreat is set away in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, allowing us to disconnect in order to reconnect. The location gives us a chance to immerse ourselves in the simplicity of nature - giving us a break from our hectic lives while restoring and rejuvenating ourselves back to our center in order to rediscover our True Nature.

We will be learning and practicing Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation techniques, and Ayurvedic studies; how to live your best possible life through routine, healthy habits, and food as medicine. In addition we will spend time journaling, hiking, adventuring, relaxing, and building intentional community; the feeling that life is best when shared.  

Getting deeper into the classes you will learn how to discover freedom and discipline in Ashtanga, rejuvenate & re-energize yourself from the inside out with Dynamic Hatha, reconnect to your center through Breathwork and Meditation, find peace and calmness within the simplicity of nature, practice gratitude for the food that nourishes you, and discover how to align yourself with Ayurveda's approaches to healthy living in order to truly thrive within your day.

This yoga retreat is a great opportunity to remind yourself that YOU MATTER, and you ADD VALUE to this world. You cannot give what you do not have, therefore this retreat will enable you to refill your cup so you can be the best version of yourself for you, your family, friends, community, and this world. You are worthy of creating and developing a path of ultimate health, happiness, abundance and whatever else you deeply desire - allow your journey to begin or continue with this True Nature Retreat. 


This Retreat is For You:

The wanderer, wonderer, adventurer, explorer and yogi / yogini looking for some space to reset, renew, and restore yourself in order to reconnect with your True Nature.

You seek to live a life that is in alignment with your values, beliefs, and intentions so you can thrive within your days. 

You love nature, being outside, exploring new places, diving deeper into the practice of yoga as a whole, meeting other like-minded people, and having time to yourself where you can reflect on how to live your most balanced, healthy, and happy life!

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Three Things You Will Get Out of This Retreat :


An opportunity to deepen and expand your yoga practice on and off the mat, enabling you to live life with more authenticity, meaning, and fulfillment.


A chance to disconnect from the outside world, and reconnect with your inner-world. When you are provided with a space to become still & silent, you are able to access your own inner-wisdom which guides you towards living a life in alignment with who you truly are.


A deeper understanding of Ayurvedic studies and how to honor and support your own true individual nature so you can live a long, happy, healthy, balanced, and thriving life!


"The yoga retreat was everything I wanted plus some. Beautiful atmosphere with an aurora of great people. Perfect place to clear the mind, learn new routines and meet new friends. I love how this yoga retreat brings everyone together no matter how long you've been practicing."

Jessica E. |  North Carolina

True Nature Yoga Retreat, TN, 2022



Seven Springs is a retreat center featuring seven natural springs on 126 acres of family owned land in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. near Maryville, Tennessee, Nestled deep in a hollow with trees all around it's easy to forget that we're just 20 minutes away from the Knoxville airport. The land Seven Springs rests on is also some of the most ecologically diverse in the country. The high elevations of the Smoky Mountains are a temperate rain forest with over 17,000 species of plants and animals. The incredible biodiversity of the region adds to the abundant richness of Seven Springs. 

Vision: Seven Springs Holistic Retreats is a place of natural abundance and cultural diversity where people learn how to create holistic sustenance for themselves and their communities.

To provide an innovative and transformative space for local and global communities to experience high quality holistic education and experiences. 

 What's on the land:  Eight residential yurts, open air yoga shala, outdoor fully equipped kitchen, fire circle, bathrooms with water-saving toilets, sinks and showers, camping, a 7 course Labyrinth , Natural Springs, Oma's Tea Garden and ample on-site parking.