Starshine and Clay: Yoga Retreat for U.S. (You Sister)

A place for Women of Color to Be.

Come together with other sisters & women of color as we Restore our Power and Heal our Magic.

Spring 2018 -March 23-25, 2018

Experience the power of stillness, quiet, and intentional silence as a way to awaken your deepest sense of power, creativity, and magic at my Spring Starshine and Clay Yoga Retreat. Join me for an all-inclusive 3-day, 2-night retreat at Elohee Center in the North Georgia Mountains March 23, 34, & 25, 2018. Elohee is a beautiful retreat center residing on 220 magical acres of undeveloped land on Bald Mountain in Sautee Nacoochee, GA (about 6 miles from Helen, GA). If you are in the Atlanta Area, you are so blessed to have this healing ground is only about an hour and 30 minute drive from Atlanta. If you are farther away, it is well worth the journey. This place is touched, full of light, and simply beautiful.

“Elohee ( EL-oh-HEE ) is a Cherokee word meaning “earth place.” We call the 220 acres of undeveloped land where Elohee rests Landsong. Elohee Center provides the perfect sanctuary for restoration and reflection. During your time here you will have the opportunity to re-connect with yourself and with nature. You will enjoy endless forest vistas and panoramic views of the North Georgia mountains, a 100 ft. waterfall and wading pool, 2+ miles of well-marked trails through fern gulley’s and stream side paths (trail map provided), the “Grand Hemlock” tree (estimated to be 400 years old), a vanishing edge reflecting pond, an outdoor hot tub, a fire ring and outdoor fireplace.

During my Spring Retreat we will live in The Thanksgiving House; a 3 story old stone cottage. It is situated next to a 100-foot waterfall and is about a 10-minute walk/gentle hike to the top of Bald Mountain. In the house, you will have free access to living and dining areas, large stone fireplace, outside patio with fireplace within sight and sound of the 100 ft. waterfall, sleeping rooms and bathrooms, and the yoga/meditation room. We will enjoy daily yoga, meditation, hiking, fresh + organic, locally sourced whenever possible, meals prepared by a professionally trained chef (gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available), and more. There will be some free time in the schedule for you to refill your body, heart, and body in whatever way you need. This all-inclusive retreat will give you the chance to restore your power and heal your magic!

Due to the intimate nature of this retreat it is limited to 9 people. We will arrive for dinner on Friday by 6:00pm and leave Sunday at 1:00pm after lunch

Your weekend rate includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodations (including taxes & fees)
  • All meals, snacks and beverages
    Daily restorative yoga sessions with aromatherapy
  • Evening yoga nidra
    Morning meditations
  • Mindful heART painting with Temika Grooms
  • Meditative walks and/or gentle hiking
  • Guided journaling
  • Vision boarding
  • Intention setting
  • and more….

What you’ll need to add

  •  Travel to and from the resort

What you may want to add

  • Spa treatments

Please note: Elohee is an alcohol free retreat center.


A nonrefundable deposit of $250 reserves your space. (Save 5% off total price if you pay in full upon registration)


The Patio Room {Single w/ shared bath} $780.-Step out onto your private patio and waterfall view and feel one with nature. The Patio Room overlooks the 100 foot waterfall, includes 1 queen bed with shared bath.


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The forest room {Single w/ shared bath} $780. – Feel embraced by nature in this quaint room. The Forest Room includes 1 queen bed and shared bath.


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The Sun Trail Room {Double w/ shared bathroom} $690. A sweet room boasting large, bright windows. The Sun Trail Room has both a twin bed and a full bed and shared bath.


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The Woodland Room {Double w/ shared bath} $690. A cozy room with a waterfall view,  2 twin beds and shared bath.


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The Heart Room {Triple w/ shared bathroom} $610. A large room with sweeping view of the forest and waterfall. This room has 3 twin beds and shared bath.

Sold Out

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Sample Schedule

Program Begins on Friday September 22 at 5pm and ends Sunday September 22 at 1pm.

Day 1-

Check in begins at 4pm

6:00pm Opening Circle/meditation


Candle light restorative yoga practice

Yoga Nidra

Day 2-


8:00am-Hip opening- Yinflow & morning meditation

Breakfast- Silent

Mindful HeART w/ Temika Grooms



Heart Opening Gentle Flow+ Journaling

Free time



Talking Circle

Yoga Nidra

Day 3-

8:00am Yoga room open for silent meditation, writing, reflection

Breakfast- silent

Deep into the soul- extended restorative practive with yoga nidra and soundbath

12:30pm Closing

1:00pm Lunch

*retreat ends by 1pm on Sunday


My Spring 2018 retreat is completely sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email me at subject: Spring 2018 Retreat WL.

My next retreat is September 21-23 2018 and registration pre-sale registration begins early 2018! *Stay Tuned*

Founder, Teacher, and Host

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I am a Yoga Alliance experienced registered teacher (E-RYT) at the 200 hour level. I completed teacher training under the guidance of Graham Fowler and Elizabeth Nix at Peachtree Yog  a Center in 2007 and began teaching later that year. To date, I have taught over 7,500 hours of yoga in studio, corporate, and private settings. I have headlined Wanderlust Yoga Festival 108 in Atlanta as well as taught sold out crowds at Atlanta’s homegrown Dirty South Yoga Festival. I co-own Sacred Chill {West} Yoga and Meditation studio, Red Clay Wellness, LLC  and am the creator of CHILLshop®yoga, retreats, and immersions.

I hold additional certifications and specialize in restorative, yin, power, and yoga for kids+teens.

Off the mat I am a new wife, mama, avid reader, and writer. You can peep my writing style here and here.

I have an academic background in English Literature and creative writing, 10+ years of professional experience teaching writing and language arts in K-12 settings, and spent two years working in the nonprofit sector designing and implementing college preparatory programming.

What does any of this have to do with yoga?

As a yoga teacher, I communicate with my students clearly, yet poetically, reaching them on many levels.

As a retreat or corporate wellness guide I effectively employ all of my teaching, planning, and program design skills to create yoga based experiences that are carefully thought out, all inclusive, and guaranteed to inspire powerful shifts within individuals and groups. In short, I leave no detail unattended to.

Just a little bit more:

I love movement, stillness, a good sweat, and deep rest.

I love dichotomies and balancing within the center or along the edge of contrasting things.

Words that inspire me: “I found God in myself, and I loved her, I loved her fiercely.” -Ntozake Shange

Guest Teachers

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TeMika Grooms is a visual artist and arts advocate who muses over the miraculous movements of the human body.  Her expressive style of art-making translates into workshops that encourage others to be creative, imaginative and gain freedom through the creative process.


For More Information:

What To Bring

Yoga Mat
Yoga mats will be available, but you may want to have your on mat.

Comfortable clothes for yoga and hiking

Rain jacket

Small day bag/pack (if you plan to participate in the long guided hike)

Layers, Layers, Layers
Packing layers ensures you are comfortable regardless of the weather outside and inside.
Comfortable Shoes to hike in

Bathing Suit
For the Jacuzzi, nuff said!

Water Bottle

Your Favorite Journal
If you have a special journal or something you often write in, bring it on your retreat so you can add your new experiences and thoughts.

An Open Mind

Even if you forget everything on this list, if you show up with nothing but yourself and an open mind, you’ll have truly all you need to receive all of the benefits of the retreat.

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