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TRUE NATURE 2.0 YOGA RETREAT

Seven Springs Retreats; Maryville, TN
'The Great Smokey Mountains'

Dates: Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6 2021


Cost Per Person: $495 - $945

(See specific pricing below in accommodations.) 

$250 non-refundable deposit due to secure your spot. 

EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 1, 2021 - must be paid in full to be eligible.


*Payment plans available.   


Included: 

- 3 nights / 4 days accommodations 

- All organic and vegetarian meals cooked by an Ayurvedic Chef. (Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast) 

- A variety of five 60-75 minute yoga classes    

- One 90 minute Workshop  

- Intuitive Dance under the moon

- Ayurveda; the importance of routine, food as medicine and setting aspirations and goals 

- Pranayama and Meditation techniques 

- Hiking excursions

- Opening Fire Ceremony 

- Cacoa Ceremony 

- Free time to relax and rejuvenate or hike and explore


**Options for full body massage or guided hiking tours are available at an extra cost through the facility.  


Not Included:

-Cost for transportation (car pooling recommended!)  

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ABOUT THIS RETREAT

This 3 night / 4 day retreat is set away in the Great Smokey Mountains, 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 discover our True Nature.


We will be learning and practicing Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation techniques, Yoga Philosophy, Ayurvedic food as medicine and the the importance of routine. 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 surrender to the flow in Vinyasa, discover freedom and discipline in Ashtanga, reconnect to your center through breath work and meditation, find peace and calmness within the simplicity of nature, practice gratitude for the food that nourishes you, and overcome obstacles that you are presented with on the mat and in life. 

This yoga retreat is a great opportunity for someone to move out of their comfort zone (where - let's face it - nothing exciting ever happens) and get to know themselves on a deeper level. As we begin to learn who we truly are and find more love and appreciation for ourselves we not only become stronger for us but also for others. This allows us to build a solid foundation for community; discovering we are better together. 

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Three things you will get out of this retreat: 

* A deeper understanding of yoga as a whole, why we really practice and the community we build from it.

* A chance to be in the simplicity of the great outdoors with peace and quiet and connect to your True Nature, discovering who you really are the core of your being. 

* A reminder of what really matters to you at the end of day; how you want to feel as well as your values and intentions.

 
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PROPERTY DETAILS

Seven Springs is a retreat center featuring seven natural springs on 126 acres of private land in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Six Residential Yurts
Each yurt is decorated with traditional textiles and artwork from the countries that our family frequents. The yurts are fully furnished including electricity and outlets. We use 100% organic cotton sheets and towels. Each yurt has fans for the heat and extra blankets for the cool nights. Scroll down to "Accommodations" to see the number of beds in each yurt.

Yoga Shala 
Standing 16 feet tall and 28 foot diameter, our yoga shala is held by mighty cedar tree poles from our forest. Enjoy glimpses of the first light of sunrise in this open air pavilion with a breathtaking view of the Chilhowee mountains. 

Fully Equipped Kitchen 
Magic is made in this kitchen to nourish your body, mind, and spirit!

Fire circle 
For nightly gathering or special ceremonies, this is a space to bring people together around the fire for music, celebration and camaraderie. 

Indoor classroom 
Our classroom is a 24’ yurt with a beautiful original labyrinth design on the floor, created to support experiential learning. The space is outfitted with whiteboards, electric outlets and lights. Flexible space for 10-15 yoga mats makes this an ideal place to learn, practice and design. 

Bathrooms 
Our bathrooms have water-saving flush toilets, sinks, and on-demand hot showers. 

Camping & Glamping 
We have several ideal camping spots along our creek. These are near the community kitchen and bathrooms. Our Glamping option includes a mattress, linens, and a lantern inside a spacious 13’ round tent.

 
Labyrinth 
A traditional 7 course labyrinth lies nestled within a natural bowl, shaded by old growth Elm trees. This recreation of ancient sacred sites is a powerful setting for walking (or running!) meditation and prayer. 

Natural Springs 
Walk along the creek that emerges from the head of Sweet Hollow. Drink pristine waters from a natural tap. At the head of the watershed, these forested slopes make for perfect aquifers. 

Oma’s Tea Garden 
In loving memory of the matriarch of Sweet Hollow, Ruth Hauth Long, Jessi’s grandmother. In “Oma’s house” tea was always to be enjoyed around 4pm with sweet rolls. This garden includes herbs and plants perfect for afternoon tea.

Traditional Cherokee Sweat Lodge 
This traditional lodge of woven from supple young Maple saplings was built by Frank Genovese, Yona FrenchHawk, Carolyn Little and their retreat members. The sweat ceremony as led by Yona reflects his full- blooded roots. As an elder of his communities, the stories and songs of his ancestors are woven into prayer in a compassionate cleansing experience.

Ample Onsite Parking 
Whether you’re staying for a night or a month, your car will be safe a 5 minute walk from your Yurt or campsite.

 
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ACCOMMODATIONS

byo tents, glamping and yurts

BYO Camping: $545/PP ($495 Early Bird)

(Bring your own set up from home.)

**SOLD OUT


Glamping: 

Single Occupancy: $845 ($795 Early Bird)

(13' spacious and furnished canvas tent on platform with one queen bed, linens and lantern. ***No electrical outlets.) 


**2 SPOTS LEFT


Yurts: 

Double Occupancy: $745/PP ($695 Early Bird)

Single Occupancy: $945 ($895 Early Bird)

(A yurt is a mix of a tent, hut and house. These are furnished with beds, linens, dressers, tables, lights, decor and electrical outlets.) 


Mexico Zapoteca: One queen bed - sleeps one-two people. *SOLD OUT

Peru Shapibo: Four single beds - sleeps four people.  *SOLD OUT

 Guatemala Mayan: Two single beds - sleeps two people. *SOLD OUT

Balinese: Two single beds - sleeps two people.  *SOLD OUT


Chilhowee Cherokee: One queen bed - sleeps one-two people. *SOLD OUT


Crystal Palace: Three single beds - sleeps three people. *SOLD OUT

*Bathrooms are shared on site and fully equipped with toilet, sinks, and hot showers. 

**Under the registration link, you will find an option for the Yurt Waitlist if that is your preferred accommodation. 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

All deposits are non-refundable.


Any cancellations done 31 days or more prior to retreat start date: The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to future Freespiritedwanderer Retreats. 


Any cancellations done 30 days or less prior to retreat start date: All payments are non-refundable or non-transferable.

If you have additional questions and concerns, please email me: carole@freespiritedwanderer.com