OCTOBER 8th - 11TH







"Courtney teaches with such passion and knowledge. She extends deep love and..."

Day One

4:00 PM: Check-in

5:30 PM: Welcome Circle

7:00 PM: Dinner

8:30 PM: Opening Fire Ceremony

9:00 PM: Meditation (Yoga Nidra)

Day Two


8:00 AM: Forest Bathing (what is this?)

9:00 AM: Breakfast

10:00 AM: Yin Workshop Part 1

1:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 PM: Free Time to Hike the Grounds

3:30 PM: Yin Flow

5:00 PM: Free Time Before Dinner

7:00 PM: Dinner

8:30 PM: Bonfire

Day Three


8:00 AM: Forest Bathing (what is this?)

9:00 AM: Breakfast

10:00 AM: Yin Workshop Part 2

1:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 PM: Free Time to Hike the Grounds

3:30 PM: Yin Flow

5:00 PM: Free Time Before Dinner

7:00 PM: Dinner

8:30 PM: Closing Fire Ceremony

Day Four


8:00 AM: Forest Bathing (what is this?)

9:00 AM: Breakfast

11:00 AM: Leave for airport

12:30 PM: Drop off at Airport


If Flying

3:00 PM: Pick up at McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville Tennessee) - Flight must arrive before 2:30 PM

4:00 PM: Arrive at Seven Springs Retreat Center

If Driving

4:00 PM: Arrive at Seven Springs Retreat Center (there will be plenty of parking available)

Covid-19 Safety

Due to Covid-19 Shared yurts are only available for people traveling together. If traveling alone, please select a private or BYO camping option. The retreat will be limited to 10 attendees to ensure we have appropriate spacing during practice. 



Bring your own tent and bedding for our most affordable retreat option!

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Share a yurt with fellow retreat attendees. Twin beds complete with bedding will be set up for your stay!

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Private Canvas Tent

Stay in a canvas tent complete with beds and bedding for the most affordable private glamping option!

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Have a yurt all to yourself in one of Seven Springs permanent Yurts. Bed(s) and bedding included.

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Example Breakfast:


Fresh Fruit

Baked Apples

Various Toppings (Hemp seeds, chia seeds etc.)

Example Lunch:

Vegan Sweet Potato Nachos

Black Beans

Side Salad

Example Dinner:
Kitchari (Indian Style Lentils)

Dosa (Indian Style Bread)


Various Toppings

Side Salad

What's Included?


Along with your selected accommodations your ticket price includes:

  • Transport to and from Airport

  • (Airport and drop off times on agenda)

  • Hot Showers / Bathroom Facilities

  • All Meals

  • Tea and Coffee

  • Daily Yoga Practices

  • Hiking

  • Yoga mats and props

There will be access to electrical outlets to charge phones in common areas. All yurts have electrical outlets. Canvas tents do NOT have electrical outlets.

CEUs Available, Please Request Prior to Attending if needed


What to Pack?

Yoga Mat (optional)

Backpack (to take on hike)

Journal / Pen

Hiking Clothes

Water Bottle

Yoga Clothes (Suggest tight fitting)

Warm Jacket

Warm Socks, Scarf, Beanie, Gloves

Light Rain Jacket

Hiking shoes

(shoes may get wet during hikes)


Additional Clothes based on what you will feel comfortable wearing based on the agenda below



The Venue

The Seven Springs Retreat Center is 126 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Having been passed down through multiple generations, this land has been mindfully and lovingly groomed to be a place of refuge and restoration.

Your Host

Courtney Connell is an RYT 500 / ERYT 200 yoga instructor, certified and registered through the Yoga Alliance. She is formally trained in Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Gentle and Nidra. Her passion lies in studying the links between Western Medicine and Eastern Practice while creating mindful sequences to challenge the mind, body and soul. All retreats are blended with 8-limb philosophy, honoring a complete yogic experience.

Special Guest

Leah Vanhoose is a portrait photographer, fitness enthusiast and all around promoter of good vibes, self-love and self-confidence. In her own words she shares that, "As a coach I taught women to be strong and know they are beautiful. As a photographer I get to show you just how beautiful you are." She will be joining our retreat to capture our journey in still-life. Private 30-minute sessions with Leah are also available for an additional fee. Please book in advance!

See her work on instagram @finding_beautiful_photography


Special Guest

Beverly Kennedy is a sound healer, reiki master and body work practitioner grounded in the roots of her ancestral traditions and committed to a path of service. She is formally trained in massage, reiki (Usui & Karuna Master), Sound therapy, pranic healing, hot stone, lymphatic drainage, reflexology, cupping, and various other healing techniques. She will be providing sound healing during meditation and the yoga practices as well as Add-on services which can be booked directly with her prior to the retreat.

Still have questions?

Contact Courtney on Instagram @Couryoga or in site's Live Chat

Trip Insurance and liability associated with traveling and participation related to the retreat, we strongly recommend you buy your own trip insurance through World Nomads