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Creative Renewal Retreat

An Expressive Art, Yoga, and Nature Retreat in the magical Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia

A unique holistic retreat offering daily yoga, meditation, expressive art, hiking, and more!

Thursday September 26 - Sunday September 29 2024

at Heartwood Retreat Center

Facilitated by Taylor Beardsall + Samantha Mee

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Each day, we will gather for...

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Expressive Art

Desiring to connect with your creative self? Our expressive art sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for creative self-expression. Let go of inhibitions, tap into your intuition, and rediscover the joy of creation as you immerse yourself in a variety of expressive mediums.



Enjoy a daily yoga practice that will be accessible to all levels of yogis whether you are new or returning to your practice. Some poses will be active and engaging to strengthen specific muscles and target joint mobility. Other poses will be offered to lengthen out your muscles and connective tissue to create deep release and healing. Somatic movements and breathwork will be woven into each practice as well to connect mind to physical body, to emotional body and to your spirit.

sound bowl meditation in blue ridge moun


Meditation will take on many different shapes and forms throughout the retreat. Evening practice will be guided or passive to give you time to unwind from the day, settle into your body to prepare for sleep while integrating everything you experience! Other mindfulness activities will include somatic, movement meditation practices and exploring self-expression through art!



There is easy access for you to immerse yourself in nature during your stay! With a spring-fed lake and many hiking trails on site, the biodiverse land offers healing and a therapy of its own! Additional nearby excursions are also available such as horseback riding, hikes along a length of the Appalachian Trail, waterfalls, kayaking, canoeing, rafting and ziplining! These will be planned closer to the date as a group and will be optional to attend. Additional cost is possible for these excursions.

additional services

In addition to all the offerings that will be provided during the retreat you can also book private bodywork sessions for a separate price. These include Thai bodywork, deep tissue massage, emotional release, reiki, pranic healing and more! If you have interest in any of these please let us know so we can book your session for you.

All of your meals will be included during your stay! They will each be hand crafted by a chef on site, Christina Law. Christina specializes in preparing vegan and gluten free options and also offers meals that include eggs and/or animal protein upon request. Enjoy dinner Thursday upon arrival, 3 meals Friday/Saturday and breakfast before check out on Sunday. You will have access to snacks all throughout the retreat such as fresh fruits, bread, nut butters and tea!

The location

This retreat will take place at the The Heartwood Retreat Center nestled in the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA. Located on 80+ acres to walk through, a swimmable spring-fed lake, a sandy beach, outdoor eating and camping areas, music stages, gathering decks, creeks and hills in one of the most bio diverse regions in the world. We will also have access to all other amenities including the hot tub, infrared sauna, outdoor showers, swinging bed and chair lounge areas, three fire circles, and hiking trails. 

Accommodations will be offered as single or shared rooms.


Meet the Team

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The retreat Includes room, meals (dinner Thursday, 3 meals Friday and Saturday, and Breakfast Sunday), and all supplies used for offerings.

Does not include cost of flight, transport to and from airport to retreat center (info for transportation will be provided after sign up), or cost of additional services

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