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Enliven the Roots of Your Relationship Wellness Retreat USA

This retreat is a spacious container to reacquaint yourself and each other with your better selves. During the weekend, engage in communication and deep listening practices, gentle and centering yoga for all levels, partner massage and partner yoga, mindfulness techniques, and a cacao ceremony. Give yourself this time away from your daily routines and pressure to immerse in nature and each other.

Meet the instructors

Jessi & Zachary
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Highlights

  • Gentle yoga practice
  • Refection circle sessions to improve your relationship
  • Heart-opening Cacao Ceremony
  • 3 nights accommodation in a yurt
  • Meals are provided
  • Opportunity to relax and explore the surroundings

Skill level

  • Beginner

4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Spanish
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Yoga deck

Retreat participants stay in one of the private yurts. Each yurt is decorated with traditional textiles and artwork from the countries that the owner's family frequents. The yurts are fully furnished including bedding, furnishings, electricity, and outlets.

The bathrooms are centrally located, with two stalls with flushing toilets and two sinks with large mirrors. There are also two large hot water showers with private changing spaces in each.

Program

Sample schedule

Thursday

  • 15:00 - 16:00 Arrival
  • 17:00 Opening circle and nature walk to springs
  • 18:30 Dinner

Friday

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Gentle yoga
  • 11:00 Reflection Circle: Communication & Deep Listening
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time
  • 17:00 Partner Massage
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • Evening fire

Saturday

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Gentle yoga
  • 11:00 Reflection Circle: Mindfulness Techniques
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time
  • 17:00 Cacao Ceremony
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • Evening fire

​Sunday

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Partner yoga
  • 11:00 Check out

What is Cacao?

Cacao is the pure bean of chocolate! When prepared and drank in its pure form, this heart-opening drink allows you to connect on a deeper level with your own breath, energy, and emotions. Cacao allows you to peel back the layers of everyday life which cover your connection to your heart. When drunk with your partner in the ceremony, this natural medicine gives you permission to see, feel and be present with each other.

Instructors

Jessi Luna

Zachary Towne-Smith

Location

Seven Springs is a family owned and run retreat center set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The yurt village is located on 126 acres of private wooded land; where you can find your peace and privacy in the foothills of the Smokies. The land is located 15 minutes south of Maryville, 20 minutes from the TYS international airport, and 20-45 minutes from Knoxville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherohala Skyway, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Hwy 129 "The Dragon", and Dollywood.

Food

​%Seven Springs offers abundant and nutritious vegetarian meals as part of their all-inclusive retreats. They understand that you are what you eat, literally!

They value providing organic, clean and local foods that nourish your bodies, minds, and spirits. At Seven Springs you will enjoy three vegetarian meals a day, lovingly prepared, with plenty of nutrients and proteins. Examples of meals may be a breakfast of organic oatmeal or pancakes with fruit, nuts, seeds, and sweet toppings of your choice; a lunch of build your own burritos with all the fixings, and a dinner of a nourishing soup or coconut cashew curry with rice and salad. 

They also provide teas made with their homegrown herbs, as well as organic, fair trade coffee.

You are always welcome to bring snacks if you like. They just ask that the snacks be kept in a special place in the kitchen and no food eaten in the yurts. If you enjoy animal proteins, they suggest bringing jerky or bone broth. They ask that you do not bring meat that needs to be cooked. The food they provide is well balanced with various protein sources to keep you full and energized throughout your stay!

Please let Seven Springs know if you have any dietary restrictions and they will do their best to accommodate.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Optional hikes in your free time:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hikes

Located less than 25 miles from Seven Springs is the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in the U.S.! On your way, you will drive through Townsend with a wonderful Visitors Center and Heritage Center we recommend visiting.

Cades Cove

One of the most popular destinations, the cove has a beautiful 11-mile loop to drive any day or bike on Wednesday and Saturday mornings when it is closed to cars. Bicycle rental is available in the Park. Abrams Falls is a nice 5-mile hike from Cades Cove. The turnoff for the trailhead is located past stop #10 on the Cades Cove Loop Road. The turnoff is signed.

Laurel Falls is a trail that ascends Cove Mountain, leading past Laurel Falls, one of the most popular waterfalls in the national park, en route to the summit of Cove Mountain and the Cove Mountain fire tower. From Sugarlands Visitor Center, turn toward Cades Cove on Little River Road and drive 3.5 miles to the trailhead where there are parking areas on both sides of the road.

Tremont

A nearby nature education center located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this area is fun to visit for information and connect to some good trailheads! The Seven Springs Retreats team's favorite moderate waterfall hike is Spruce Flats Falls.

You'll need to travel 2.2 miles back the Tremont road to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute and then park in the parking area in front of the visitor center. From there, walk up the paved road into the Tremont complex until the pavement ends at 0.2 miles. Continue into the woods and turn left uphill. At 0.1 mile the trail junctions with a path that goes straight, take a right to continue on the Falls trail.

The Seven Springs Retreats team also enjoys the Middle Prong trail, with waterfalls and moderate difficulty. Head southwest from the Townsend Y junction of Little River Road and TN 73 towards Cades Cove. After a short drive (0.2 mile), turn left onto Tremont Road. After two miles, you’ll pass the Great Smokey Mountains Institute at Tremont on your left before the road changes to gravel. Continue three additional miles down the gravel road before reaching the road’s end. Park here for the trailhead.

Mount Leconte

If you’re looking for a more challenging and longer hike, Seven Springs Retreats recommends this one. Plan for a full day and bring lots of water. There are a few trails to choose from and a Lodge at the top if you’d like to spend the night (reservations required). Seven Springs Retreats likes the Alum Cave Bluff trail; it is steeper, shorter, and more difficult, but the Bluffs are a must-see on your way up. To reach the trailhead from the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, drive 8.7 miles south along Newfound Gap Road. The parking area will be on your left.

Rainbow Falls trail is strenuous but worth it with panoramic views of the Smokies. Starting from Light 8 in Gatlinburg, turn onto Historic Nature Trail / Airport Road. After driving 0.7 miles veer right onto Cherokee Orchard Road, upon which you'll enter the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. After driving another 2.2 miles you'll enter the one-way Cherokee Orchard Loop Road. After driving roughly 0.6 miles on the loop, the Rainbow Falls Trailhead will be located on your right.

Look Rock Fire Tower and Abrams Creek Campground Trails

Located on the Foothills Parkway, Look Rock Fire Tower is a short and windy drive up the mountain from Seven Springs. This National park Service fire lookout is at the top of an easy half-mile hike up to a breathtaking 360 view of the surrounding mountains. You can see the Fire Tower from Seven Springs and even see Seven Springs from the Fire Tower!

From the tower parking lot, you'll backtrack to meet up again with Route 336 and turn left to continue driving away from Seven Springs. In a few miles, you'll see a road on your left with a sign for Abrams Creek Campground. You can park just across from the Forest Station to jump in the cool mountain river, or walk or drive to the end of the campground to walk the trail for easy hiking along streams and through Hemlock forests.

Spa treatments

You have the option to add a 1 hour massage for an additional 95 USD per person.

What's included

  • All workshops
  • Meals
  • 3 nights accommodation in a private yurt

What's not included

  • Transportation

How to get there

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Driving directions

Only Use Google Maps or Waze (very important!)

Route to 125 Sweet Hollow Way Maryville, TN 37803

  • Seven Springs Retreats​ recommends coming in via Montvale Road, State Route 336.
  • From Maryville, travel 6.5 miles south on Montvale Road, turn left on Old Piney Road (there is a ProSign shop on your right).
  • Travel 1.1 miles and take your second left onto Galyon Rd. Travel 4/10 of a mile and you will see a large blue mailbox with a 120 Sweet Hollow Way sign on top (this is next to 1344 Galyon Rd address and mailbox).
  • Turn left immediately after the blue mailbox onto the gravel driveway and follow the signs to the YURTS.
  • You may drive to your yurt or camping space to unload, and you will then return to park your vehicle in the parking area.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Thursday October 24, 2024
Departure: Sunday October 27, 2024

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