October 22-24, 2020 | ELOHEE RETREAT CENTER
From Lineage to Legacy
A Retreat for Women of Color Leaders
IN A WORLD FUELED BY CAPITALISM, WHERE OUR PRODUCTIVITY IS OFTEN EQUATED WITH OUR WORTH, THE ACT OF SLOWING DOWN, OF PAUSING, OF TENDING TO OUR HEALING AS PART OF OUR PROFESSIONAL WORK IS A RADICAL ACT.
This is especially true for Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other women of color and non-binary people of color who are overworked and underpaid on a regular basis. The research is finally available to prove what we already knew in our bones for a long time -- that the ubiquitous and intersecting systems of oppression are deeply depleting to our leadership and overall well-being.
In order to thrive, we require and deserve deep nourishment and beloved community to witness and celebrate our acts of courage and resilience, sacred space and ritual to remind us of our magic and unique talents, and a place where we can just BE… with the fullness of our humanity, our triumphs, as well as our challenges.
In the fall of 2020, 40 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) women and non-binary individuals will gather in the gorgeous foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains for a weekend retreat that will begin an intentional 40 day practice dedicated to the courageous and joyful work of healing in service of our leadership and the impact we want to make in the world.
When we begin to see our healing as moving from lineage to legacy, then healing becomes a divine responsibility.
Lineage to Legacy is a transformational retreat curated to help you:
- Identify internal blocks and patterns that limit your leadership;
- Craft a vision that centers your healing as a critical aspect of your professional development;
- Build a network of support with other powerful change-agents and visionaries;
- Design and implement an intentional and holistic 40-day practice to support you in cutivating new habits.
Your transformation is as unique as you are:
TWO 30 minute coaching calls
One pre-retreat and one post-retreat to support your personalized journey
15+ hours of facilitated program time
An embodied and nourishing 40-day practice that will integrate and sustain the commitments you made during this retreat
Two zoom calls to stay connected to this community and to share reflections and questions that arise as we commit to practice together
WHY Lineage to Legacy?
Your transformation is as unique as you are. We take a whole-body approach to transformation providing you with delicious, organic plant-based meals, meditation sessions, yoga classes and somatic practice rituals designed to help you lean into practices that sustain your life energy and mental clarity. Spa services can also be added for an additional fee.
Together we carry over 60 years of experience in creating the conditions that support building community that is authentic, brave, and rooted in celebration and support of one another. This program will be limited to 40 individuals who are ready to build a Beloved Community of sisters engaged in 40 days of practice together based on the African proverb: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. The connections we create during the weekend retreat will be carried forward through 2 zoom calls throughout the 40 day practice period in addition to a private online networking group.
Elohee ( EL-oh-HEE ) is a Cherokee word meaning “earth place.” The 220 acres of undeveloped land where Elohee rests is called Landsong. The family-owned healing grounds set aside 30 acres for the creation of Elohee designated to facilitate change, rehabilitate psychology and spirit. It is located in the North Georgia mountains in the foothills of the Blue Ridge near the village of Sautee Nacoochee. There is ample room on the property to carve out space for solitude as well as to connect and build with the sisters who are going on this journey with you.
We will be staying the Bald Mountain cottages. Learn more
There is a reason why our clients call our work "LIFE CHANGING"!
Sustainable shifts and changes take more than a weekend. We commit to your holistic transformation before, during, and after the retreat so that you can fully embody your changes at your own pace.
Why 40 days? In Mexican and many Latin American cultures, the time after a woman has given birth is called a “cuarentena” (a period of 40-days). During this time, a mother and her child do not leave the home and are deeply nourished by her community of elders, sisters, and family members. She is supported with food, herbs, traditional remedies, massages, and anointed with oil and prayers. In essence, this woman, in all her power and vulnerability is supported so that she is able to feed and nourish new life. In the same spirit, you will be planting new seeds of consciousness, awareness, and healilng into your body. We are invoking a 40-day circle of sisterhood support to nourish YOU as you give birth to the new life and consciousness within yourself.
- Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath/per person – $888.50
- Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath/per person – $888.50
- Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $888.50
- Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $1107
- Single Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $1107
Price is all inclusive plus tax for the weekend retreat (course, room and meals), in addition to the pre- and post-retreat coaching calls, 40-day guided post-retreat practice, and two group zoom calls.
DATE & TIME DETAILS: Check-in begins on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3pm with our first activity starting promptly at 6pm. Retreat ends Sunday, October 11th at 1pm. Please plan to stay the entire time.
The location: ELOHEE RETREAT CENTER
Elohee ( EL-oh-HEE ) is a Cherokee word meaning “earth place.”
Elohee is located in the North Georgia mountains in the foothills of the Blue Ridge near the village of Sautee Nacoochee.
The Elohee Center at Landsong is being created to provide a retreat space in Nature to allow for self-exploration, individual growth, and mind/body healing. It is a place where Earth and Air, Fire and Water nurture wisdom both ancient and new.
YOUR RETREAT FACILITATORS
Marla Teyolia, M.S., is a transformational coach and personal guide with over 20 years of experience working with executives, activists, artists, and change-makers. Her holistic coaching style empowers individuals and teams to fully assess the ways they think, behave, and work, to make lasting impact in their personal and professional lives. Learn more
Sha’ is a Certified 300 Hour Meditation Guide who implements a mixture of meditative modalities and integrates Somatic Experiencing® techniques to create brave spaces for her clients. It is her belief that we must be patient and trust in our own creative and spiritual rhythms while developing inner resources. She offers one-on-one guidance, meditation leadership workshops, curriculum development for corporations and facilitates retreats. Learn more
Kavitha is a mother, facilitator, trainer, mediator, consultant, and healer. As a daughter of immigrants to the US, she has always been curious about difference and how we make meaning through connection to land, community, and place.
Kavitha brings over 20 years experience in the non-profit sector focused on transformational leadership and facilitation, building community and authentic partnerships across difference, and using creativity and collective visioning to work towards reparations and healing. Her understanding of the possibility of change and healing is deeply influenced by her training in yoga therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, ayurveda, and mindfulness. Learn more