The A to Your Q! AKA FAQ'S
I'm coming from out of town what is the best way to get to Samara? If you are flying; the Atlanta airport will probably save you at least a hundred dollars or so on airfare but you will then need to rent a car or take a shuttle to the Chattanooga airport. Shuttle services such as Groome charge $39 for a one way ticket. We will arrange one shuttle time if enough people require it from the airport in Chattanooga. You can also post here to see if anyone else would like to share a car, or a group shuttle ride.* If you are driving click this link for directions (401 Fox Trail Rd, Rising Fawn, Georgia)
I have a food allergy what can I do regarding meals? All the meals will be vegan and as allergy free as possible. If you have a specific allergy to a certain food please email us with details and we can work it out together.
Is everything included? The retreat fee of $333 includes the following: food, lodging, yoga, massage, use of the facility which includes indoor heated pool and sauna, and all programming listed.
Will we have free time? Yes, there will be time to enjoy nature, as well as journal, and use of the facility.
What can I do to prepare for the weekend? Just arrive. But if you are the planning type you can be feeling your way into the answer what am I rising into for 2015. That means what do I desire, what do I want to create, what is just out of my reach that I am dreaming of? We will explore this theme throughout the weekend.
What do I need to pack?
- Comfortable clothing + warm and cool layers (weather is average 60, highs 80s and 50s at night) We are in the mountains so the weather can vary quite a bit from sunrise to sunset.
- Goddess Gear (Something that makes you feel beautiful) for Saturday night dining & photos
- Hiking boots or sneakers
- Water bottle
- Ear plugs/eye pillows
- Special dietary supplements or needs
- Chocolate to share
- Bathing suits for hot tub and pool
- Anything else that will make your stay pleasurable
Arriving + Departure The retreat begins promptly at 3 pm on Friday the 17th day of April. Check in time starts at 1:30 so feel free to arrive and come explore, relax, and find your room. Departure will be by 3pm on Sunday the 19th day of April. We will have a quick lunch before and close our weekend with a manifesto ritual to lock in all the goodness of the weekend. Lodging arrangements are first come, first served. There are 8 beds and 8 women so we will all get to know each other better. I always trust in divine order and this is no different.
Flow of the Day // Sample Saturday Schedule
7:00 - 7:30 am // Optional morning ritual+ prayer + watching the sunrise
7:30 - 9:45am // Breakfast
10am - 10:50am // Goddess yoga (beginner friendly yoga done in a circle with an emphasis on women, their bodies and their wisdom)
11:00 - 1pm // Workshop
1:00 pm - 2pm // Lunch
2:00pm - 4:15pm // Pool time/journaling/hike/play
4:30 - 6:30pm // Workshop
7 - 7:30pm // Dinner
8 - Until // Flow Time
There will be no enforced bedtimes. If you want to stay up past 11 we ask that you commune quietly downstairs together.
Massage Info: All massages will be given on Saturday. You will be able to sign up for time slots as you arrive on Friday.
Payments + Refund Policy: A payment plan of $111 per month is available for those who would like to utilize it. See options in the shop. If you purchase a spot and something arises before the 30 day cut off period we will do our best to fill your spot and then promptly give you a refund.