Two-night accommodations in calming, quiet (and new ) cottages on Elohee's Bald Mountain
All taxes and fees
Nourishing, delicious, chef-prepared exclusively (or mostly) vegetarian meals on the following schedule - dinner on Friday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday (vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are available upon request)
Access to Elohee amenities (miles of hiking trails, 100-ft waterfall, reflection pond, etc.)
24-hour tea service (coffee served at all meals)
Approximately 14 hours of guided group activities, such as breakthrough workshops, mindfulness sessions, and firelight sister circles, all focused on helping women of color faculty find productivity, peace, and community in the academy
Included in programming is optional gentle yoga and/or guided hike to restore your body, mind, and spirit
Post-retreat networking opportunities
What optional services are available?
The availability of the options below are limited. They are on a first come, first served basis.
Individual coaching with Joycelyn Moody in-person at the retreat or via phone prior to the retreat; 30 minutes ($100) or 60 minutes ($200)
60-minute ($90) massages with one of Elohee's licensed professional massage therapists.
Can you tell me more about individual coaching?
This option provides the opportunity to work one-on-one with Joycelyn Moody, PhD, an experienced coach, former editor, and distinguished scholar of African American literature. The best coaching candidate is someone whose ready to honestly and quickly confront impediments to professional success and satisfaction. Sessions can be scheduled in-person at the retreat or by phone prior to the retreat start. To maximize the time with Joycelyn and to tap into her favored areas of expertise, participants pick one of three themes to focus the session:
Integrating healing and resiliency practices in daily life;
Determining Next Steps in the Academy; or
Addressing Toxic Work Environments.
Are discounts available?
Yes, we offer several ways to save on our retreats.
(1) WellAcademic community members are eligible for $100 off the retreat rate if they register during the member-only registration period. This discount cannot be combined with any other deductions, promotions, or grants. Join here if you'd like to become a member.
(2) Universities who plan to send five or more faculty to the same retreat are eligible for a 15% discount on each registrant's retreat rate. Discount does not apply to any optional services purchased (e.g., airport shuttle, individual coaching, and massage) and cannot be combined with any other deductions, promotions, or grants. Contact Roxanne@WellAcademic for more information.
(3) A limited number of grants are available to WellAcademic Community Members who would benefit from the retreat but need assistance to cover the costs. These grants cannot be combined with any other deductions or promotions, including the member discount. Grantees are unable to purchase massages or individual coaching. Grants are on a first come, first served basis. Because we are only able to offer a limited number and do not ask for proof of need, please do not seek a grant if you have the means to attend the retreat without this assistance.
If you are a WellAcademic Community Member and would like to request a grant, please contact Roxanne Donovan at Roxanne@WellAcademic.com. Not a member? Join here.
What about transportation?
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson is the closest national/international airport to Elohee (approximately two hours, depending on traffic). Those flying to Hartsfield may purchase the optional round-trip transportation shuttle via the WellAcademic registration document. The service is arranged by WellAcademic but provided by Airport Star Shuttle. The cost is $120 for the roundtrip. Friday pickup occurs curbside outside of the airport baggage claim at 1:00 pm. The shuttle departs Elohee at 1:15 pm on Sunday. More details are provided to those who register. Space is limited to the first 10 registrants who purchase the service.
Those who prefer not to purchase the shuttle option will need to secure their own ground transportation to Elohee. The airport has several rental car options.