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Welcome to Becoming Bohemian Retreats

Becoming Bohemian Retreats was founded by Shelly Eilrich to create a getaway for growth and healing where individuals can explore the great outdoors, dive deep into their inner soul, and find support through personal connections and community. With our retreats, people are invited to transform into a better version of themselves. This might be just the subtle nudge you need to try something new or change a belief that no longer serves your highest good. We believe everyone has the ability for change and growth. The answers lie within you, let us help you uncover them.

Our process is very organic and we allow inspiration to lead the way. Each retreat has its own theme and soon takes on its own unique voice and feel along the way. Every detail starting with location, to activities, to facilitators, to the food you will be served, will support your experience. Please trust that if one of our offerings caused a response within you, it might be the one you need to attend. We believe there is no one way to heal and our goal is to offer different paths for you to explore.

Our goal is to make retreats and this type of personal inner work available to everyone. We offer scholarships and discounts to those that apply. Please contact us if the only thing holding you back from joining us is your current finances.

Upcoming Retreats

Embracing Messiness

MOVEMENT · NATURE · EXPLORATION

October 14 - 17, 2021 // Maryville, TN

We all have moments in our lives that we want to shut in the closet and pretend like they are not there. We feel the need to make things appear as if we have it all together. Taking our cue from nature, you’ll be guided to embrace the “messy” through moving your body, fully immersing in nature, and creative exploration along the way.

Embracing Messiness

MOVEMENT · NATURE · EXPLORATION

October 14 - 17, 2021 // Maryville, TN

We all have moments in our lives that we want to shut in the closet and pretend like they are not there. We feel the need to make things appear as if we have it all together. Taking our cue from nature, you’ll be guided to embrace the “messy” through moving your body, fully immersing in nature, and creative exploration along the way.

ADVENTURE · ART · YOGA

Art of Adventure

JULY 19-22, 2019 // LONG CREEK, SC

Adventure lets you know who you are and is necessary to living your best bohemian life. Designed for families, this weekend will be full of connecting and nature immersion you won’t want to miss.

CEREMONY · NATURE · YOGA

Return to Bliss

JULY 25-28, 2019 // HOT SPRINGS, NC

This weekend is about reconnecting to your true inner joy. It is a time to unplug and raise inner awareness with this relaxing retreat weekend.

INTENTION · WRITING · YOGA

Remember & Release

AUGUST 8-11, 2019 // MARYVILLE, TN

As summer starts to wind down and the seasons begin to shift, it is an invitation from Mother Earth to do the same in your own life. Through nature immersion, yoga, and ceremony.

WORKSHOPS · REIKI · YOGA

Coming Home

SEPT 27-29, 2019 // CLEVELAND, MO

In this weekend retreat we will explore the idea of coming home as an inward daily practice of self. You will have the chance to explore what that looks like for you.

Bo • he • mi • an (n.)

boh-hee-mee-uhn\

1.) A person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices.
2.) One who lives a wandering or vagabond life.
3.) A free spirited, open-minded thinker.

Your Spiritual Guide

Shelly Eilrich is originally from Kansas and has resided in South Carolina the last 11 years.  She recently downsized to a PO Box and has transitioned into a full time nomadic lifestyle.  Growing up she loved to explore the outdoors, had a vivid imagination, wrote poetry and created art.  In her teens she started to shy away from the unconventional and creative life that was at the core of who she was.  Searching for acceptance from society and lacking the confidence in her own uniqueness, she conformed and dimmed her light.  During this time she was able to spend 7 weeks in France for a summer and returned to backpack across Europe for 3 months by herself.  Her courageous spirit and curiosity helped her to return to the girl she was always meant to be.  Over the last 10 years she has been on an intense personal journey of self discovery, spiritual awakening, and connection.

During this time, she created and implemented a women’s empowerment group that fostered a safe environment for women to come together and connect.  It was during that time she facilitated her first retreat.  It was after attending a personal retreat herself in 2017, that she was guided to move into her true purpose. She launched Becoming Bohemian Retreats in 2018 and is now hosting sacred spaces across the United States and the World.

Get To Know Me

I invite you along on my personal journey.  It will give you a glimpse of the cities I visit, the food I eat, the books I read, and where I plant my feet.  This is also a place you can ask me questions, give me suggestions, and hopefully take away inspiration. I look forward to connecting and having a new companion along for the ride.

"Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself."

Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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