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MOVEMENT · NATURE · EXPLORATION
Embracing Messiness
October 20 - 23, 2022 // Maryville, TN

The greatest risk any of us will take is to be seen as we are.
– Cinderella

Embracing Messiness

Are you looking for permission to be completely human?

This is the weekend retreat for you if you are ready to release the need to be perfect! You will be guided on a journey to Embracing Messiness.

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. But guess what? We are all just figuring it out along the way. It’s ok to be messy during this time as you find your footing.

Taking a cue from nature and how she fully embraces this concept. She doesn’t feel the need to shed her leaves in any particular pattern but allows them to fall where they may. She does not perfectly place a tornado or hurricane when the time is right. She embraces her place in all of it.

We have planned a 4 day retreat in the mountains of Tennessee to give you some intentional space and time to get your hands dirty, let your hair down, and embrace every part of your messy little self. There is a true freedom in allowing all parts of ourselves to be fully witnessed and that is what you are being invited to do.

We are going to be there to guide you every step of the way. You will be supported in this process through moving your body, fully immersing in nature, and creative exploration along the way. What do you say? Will you join us for this full exploration of self?

ACCOMMODATIONS

Seven Springs Retreat Center - Maryville, TN

Seven Springs is a retreat center featuring seven natural springs on 126 acres of private land in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Near Maryville, Tennessee, we are within 500 miles of 50% of the U.S. population. The Smoky Mountains are the world’s oldest mountains and one of the world’s most ecologically diverse regions, featuring temperate rain forest climate with over 17,000 species of plants and animals. This incredible biodiversity adds to the abundant richness of Seven Springs.

Your Hosts

Shelly Eilrich

After a personal awakening 11 years ago, Shelly has been on an intense exploration of self.. She has a steadfast willingness to go deep within herself and look at those messy places in order to clear the clutter and bring light into the world. Her everyday goal is to always be a better version of herself. She has a raw vulnerability and allows it to be seen in all its glory. She does not censor or sugar coat where she is on her journey. She has a natural ability to build trust and holds space beautifully. Shelly lives life on the road full-time with her pug Shingu who sheds and sneezes all along the way.. She will be leading creative exploration along with group sessions.

Suhad Saadeh

Suhad Saadeh went to India in 2014 for her 500 hr yoga teacher training, she hid away in her room, sneaking cookies and cigarettes, feeling overwhelmed and insecure about whether her poses, outfits, or philosophy would measure up to the “handstand professionals.” Her sessions are designed with this feeling in mind, to introduce yoga as a free flowing way of life to use in the car, on the grass, during a business meeting: a secret treasure to carry with you wherever. Suhad’s role is to illuminate your innate ability to customize a variety of tools which unleash your creative expression and uncover a dream long hidden under the symptoms of self-doubt and fear. Her hope is that you walk away knowing how to use your body through the essence of yoga, art, and writing to find your bliss in the midst of your days. She continues to build on her own dream through a Masters in Social Work to help counsel the community about health awareness.

Your Hosts

Shelly Eilrich

After a personal awakening 11 years ago, Shelly has been on an intense exploration of self.. She has a steadfast willingness to go deep within herself and look at those messy places in order to clear the clutter and bring light into the world. Her everyday goal is to always be a better version of herself. She has a raw vulnerability and allows it to be seen in all its glory. She does not censor or sugar coat where she is on her journey. She has a natural ability to build trust and holds space beautifully. Shelly lives life on the road full-time with her pug Shingu who sheds and sneezes all along the way.. She will be leading creative exploration along with group sessions.

Suhad Saadeh

Suhad Saadeh went to India in 2014 for her 500 hr yoga teacher training, she hid away in her room, sneaking cookies and cigarettes, feeling overwhelmed and insecure about whether her poses, outfits, or philosophy would measure up to the “handstand professionals.” Her sessions are designed with this feeling in mind, to introduce yoga as a free flowing way of life to use in the car, on the grass, during a business meeting: a secret treasure to carry with you wherever. Suhad’s role is to illuminate your innate ability to customize a variety of tools which unleash your creative expression and uncover a dream long hidden under the symptoms of self-doubt and fear. Her hope is that you walk away knowing how to use your body through the essence of yoga, art, and writing to find your bliss in the midst of your days. She continues to build on her own dream through a Masters in Social Work to help counsel the community about health awareness.

Package Options

BYO Camping $400

Shared Glampling $550

Shared Yurt $600 – $650

Private Glamping $700

Private Yurt $800

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to reserve your spot and accommodation upon registration. Your balance must be paid by September 10th, 2021. No refunds within two weeks of the start of the retreat.

Payment plans are available after the initial deposit has been made.

Additional Information

Included in the weekend:

  • 4 days, 3 nights Accommodations
  • Chef Prepared Ayurvedic Meals
  • Full Nature Immersion
  • Daily Movement
  • Group Sessions
  • Creative Expression
  • Community & Connection

Please email shelly@becomingbohemian.org for more info.

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