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)
Over 10 hours of guided group activities, such as meditation, firelight sister circles, and breakthrough sessions focused on helping women of color faculty find peace, productivity, and community in the academy
Post-retreat networking opportunities
Can I arrive on Thursday if I want to get settled before the start of the retreat?
Yes, retreaters have the option of adding Thursday to their stay for extra rest, renewal, and exploration prior to retreat start. The discounted Thursday night rate includes accommodations in the same cottage room assigned during the retreat, all taxes/fees, use of the grounds for exploration and relaxation, dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday. Thursday check-in is between 3 and 5 p.m.
For 2019 retreats, the Thursday night rate is as follows
Basic single-occupancy room: $330
A premium single-occupancy room: $420
A double-occupancy room: $315 per person
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 for 30 minutes ($100)
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. These sessions are for those ready to honestly and quickly confront impediments to professional success and satisfaction. To make the most of the time with Joycelyn and to tap into her favored areas of expertise, participants pick one of three themes to focus the session:
Improving Your Writing Process;
Determining Next Steps in the Academy; or
Addressing Toxic Work Environments.
Are discounts available?
We are committed to making this retreat possible for all interested women of color faculty. We offer Early Bird Registration and a $50 WellAcademic Community Member discount. We also have two $100 grants available to WellAcademic Community Members who would benefit from the retreat but need assistance to afford the full price. These grants can be combined with Early Bird and Member discounts. They are on a first come, first served basis. Because we are only able to offer a two grants 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. Also, grantees are unable to take advantage of the optional activities noted above. 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?
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Elohee. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson is the closest national/international airport to Elohee (approximately 90 minutes to two hours, depending on traffic). The airport shuttle service that Elohee recommends is Airport Star Shuttle. However, securing a rental car is the most cost effective option, especially if you share the cost with other retreaters.