Elohee Center, GA 2019

  • Elohee Center, GA 2019

Elohee Retreat Center, Atlanta, GA

May 12 - 17, 2019

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Facilitated by Matthew Belay

Encounter the surprising power of true creative freedom during this five-day immersion retreat. In a studio environment free of competition and critique, we remove the pressures so common in our daily lives: to perform, produce, succeed. The defenses we've constructed around our own deep listening have time to soften, a subtle magic begins to happen and we marvel at what is revealed.

Elohee is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just an hour north of Atlanta, GA. Situated on the 216 acres of Landsong, in the North Georgia mountains near the village of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, Elohee enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. You'll find comfortable accommodations and exceptional food here in addition to gorgeous mountain views, miles of hiking trails, and a 100-ft waterfall.

Tuition: $600 ~ Your tuition includes all art materials, over 25 hours of facilitated painting sessions, group discussion circles in supportive community, video presentations about creativity and the practice of art as process. Massage therapy and other spa services are available by appointment for an additional fee. Tuition does not include accommodations or meals, see below for options. Accommodations and Meals extra.

Register soon and receive $200 off the tuition! (Use the code SAVE when registering)

Accommodations & Meals

Prices below include accommodations and meals from dinner on arrival day through departure day lunch. Daily snacks and 24-hour tea service are included. Meals are vegetarian with lean meat options with plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Gluten-free, and dairy-free options are available upon request.  The kitchen uses locally grown and organic food when possible.

Double Occupancy (2 twin beds/private bath) - $1300 per person

Double Occupancy (1 king bed/private bath) - $1300 per person

Small Private Room (1 bed, shared bath) - $1350 per person

Single Occupancy (1 king bed/private bath) - $1700 per person

Single Occupancy (2 twin beds/private bath) - $1700 per person

Tent Camping (bring own bedding and toiletries) - $1000 per person

Workshop Schedule


Arrival: Check in time is between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Please allow up to 20 minutes to complete the process, so plan your arrival accordingly. Alternate check in times can be made by special arrangement.

Dinner: Our program begins with dinner at 6:00 pm.

Opening Session: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Monday through Thursday:

Morning: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Afternoon: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Evening: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Morning: 9:30 am - 12:00

Check-out: by 12:00 pm

Lunch (included): 12:00 pm


Breakfast: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Lunch: by 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Discounts & Scholarships

Have you painted with us before? If so, save another $100! (email info@elohee.org before you register)

Partial tuition scholarships are available for both new and continuing participants. Apply here.

Work Exchange is available for both new and continuing participants. Apply here.

Continuing Education Credits

26 CE Credits are provided by the Institute for Art and Living for:

  • MFT, LCSW, LPCC and LEP  (Through CAMFT - California Board of Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • RN by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Fee: $25.00

Read more here.


Elohee Retreat Center

1478 Bean Creek Road, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571   (770) 316-9195

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Elohee Retreat Center

1478 Bean Creek Road, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 (770) 316-9195



Nearby Airport: Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Driving Directions

For driving directions, click hereClick on "Directions" and enter your starting address.

Or, follow these directions:

Take I-85 North to I-985, which changes to GA-365. Continue passed Gainesville to Baldwin, GA. This will take about an hour.

Turn left at traffic signal on GA 384 West/North (also known as Duncan Bridge Road) toward Helen and Unicoi State Park

Turn left on GA 384 and continue approx. 14 miles until it ends at Hwy 75

Turn right on GA 75 and continue 1.4 miles to GA 17

Turn right on GA 17 and continue 2.2 miles to GA 255 (Old Sautee Store is the landmark)

Turn left on GA 255 and continue 0.8 mile to Bean Creek Rd (2nd street on left, look for Lucille's sign at corner)

Turn left on Bean Creek Road and continue on Bean Creek Road for almost 2 miles.

Elohee is on your right: 1478 Bean Creek Road Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 Please call Elohee if you have any questions: 770-316-9195


Other Options:

  • Additional nights can be booked when you register
  • Massage (60 or 90 minutes) can be booked prior to arrival
  • Guided Nature Hike (1 hour)

In the end, what's important is not whether we call ourselves artists. The real question is whether we have the courage and the audacity to bring our own voice into the world. ~ Stewart Cubley

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