Breathing Room: A yoga retreat for women craving space & ease

Take pause, find stillness, practice self-study, and move your body mindfully.

August 16-19, 2018 * Northern Georgia


We are all carrying burdens, but sometimes life feels like it just won’t let up.

Do you feel like you’re constantly producing and striving but still failing to keep up? Do you crave more ease, equanimity, and peace in your day-to-day life?

Then join Kelley Carboni-Woods and Amber Karnes for a retreat at the beautiful Elohee retreat center in the northern Georgia mountains.

During this 4-day, 3-night retreat, we will set aside time to take pause, find stillness, practice self-study, move our bodies mindfully, and most of all – discover sustainable tools to bring restoration and ease into our everyday lives.

Rest and nourishment is not just for folks who have piles of money or lots of time off work. We can find moments of restoration in our everyday lives. Set aside time to come learn how.

Countdown to the retreat








Catching Our Breath

& finding ease

Meet your guides

Meet Kelley 

Kelley Carboni-Woods was born and raised in North Carolina. She is a business owner, natural hair stylist, podcast host and yoga teacher. She is focused on making the practice of yoga accessible to all and strives to make her classes welcoming to everyone. She has a focus on teaching the living practice of yoga. Her belief that yoga is more than a physical practice is lead by the positive influence yoga has had in her own life.

Kelley loves cooking, biking, watching movies, reading, playing scrabble and traveling with her family. She thanks her mother Gloria, a librarian, for her love of reading and for instilling a thirst for knowledge. Kelley lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband Christian and two sons, Palmer and Duke. She blogs at Peace Filled Mama.

Meet Amber 

I’m Amber Karnes, creator of Body Positive Yoga.

Yoga has been an integral part of my decade-long journey toward self-acceptance and body positivity – making peace with my body and helping others to do the same. I believe that through joyful movement and self-care, we can learn radical self-acceptance and positively experience our bodies, no matter our shape, size, age, or ability.

In my yoga teaching, I emphasize safe alignment and mindful transitions, and help you give yourself permission to honor the body you bring to the mat today, while also being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power. I infuse my classes, workshops, and retreats with the foundational principles of inclusivity, agency, consent, body positivity, and self-acceptance. I live in Richmond, Virginia, with my husband Jimmy and we love hiking, swimming, and camping together. I blog at Body Positive Yoga.

WHAT They’re saying

“I didn’t think my second retreat could be better than my first. I have grown so much using my experience from my first retreat to the this second one. I maintained friendships, made new ones, deepened my connection with myself, others, and with my practice. It has taught me how to use what I feel on my mat and share it with the world. Most of all it has given me a place to calm my mind, feel confident, and be more authentic with myself. Loved every minute! ”

Megan W.

I’ve never felt so safe, accepted, and cared for by a group of perfect strangers. The yoga workshops were perfectly accessible, even if it’s been a long time since you last practiced, and I learned more than I dreamed I would. Can’t wait for the next one!”

Amanda B.

“Wished it was longer! I can’t wait to go to the next one. I was able to let go of a lot of issues that were holding me back. I feel like I have made friends for a lifetime at the retreat. As women we all have similar issues and to hear you are not alone and that we have shared experiences is a beautiful thing.”

Sara A.

Our Location

This retreat will take place at the Elohee retreat center in the North Georgia mountains. It’s about 2 hours from the Atlanta airport and 3.5 hours from Charlotte, NC.

We call the 220 acres of undeveloped land where Elohee rests Landsong. It is located in the North Georgia mountains in the foothills of the Blue Ridge near the village of Sautee Nacoochee. Andy and Carolyn Bralley purchased the land in 2010 while their daughter, Evie Cook, was battling refractory Hodgkins lymphoma.

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. This endeavor has expanded to include extended family and an ever-widening circle of friends who have not only joined us in its creation, but have enjoyed the transforming, healing power of the land on which it sits. Learn more about our mission.

Elohee ( EL-oh-HEE ) is a Cherokee word meaning “earth place.”

Take a pause

This is your time.

Don’t miss out on this chance to reconnect with yourself, recharge your batteries, and celebrate your body and soul in the gorgeous north Georgia mountains. Join the waitlist and be the first to know when tickets go live.

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