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Abiding Awakening: Wisdom in Every Cell
5–day Residential Retreat with Jac
April 18–23, 2023 Elohee Center, GA, USA

There will be a day when there's a realization that books and YouTube videos just don’t do it for you any more. Keep reading what you're drawn to until that happens. Whatever brings more clarity—use it. Whatever feels dry and barren, drop it. Otherwise we're just following concepts of the right thing to do, and that’s a path that goes nowhere. This is discernment and cultivation of the inner guru.” –Jac O'Keeffe

I've Had a Spiritual Awakening. Now What?

This deep-dive retreat is for individuals who have an inner felt sense of their true nature and are ready to take their awakening to the next level. You will learn how to integrate your expanded state with your everyday way of being in the world. At this retreat with Jac, you'll gain clarity on where you are living out of alignment and the habitual thought patterns that keep you stagnant in your spiritual evolution and daily life. This is fundamental to maintain shifts in consciousness after the retreat. 

 

During a 5 day period with Jac, you'll have many opportunities to redirect your attention within and strengthen your connection to your innate wisdom. Jac will share spiritual insights and useful, practical skills to empower you in your inner exploration. She will provide guidance, support, and honest reflections—helping you to live an ongoing awakened life.   

What Can I Expect from the Retreat?

You'll explore further with guided meditations where Jac will lead you to a direct experience of finer levels of consciousness. There will be practices that compliment these deep-dive meditations so you can bring your wakefulness into your daily life. These practices will help you embody expansive, inner spaciousness while you walk, eat, write, and engage in regular activities of life.

 

This intensive retreat focuses on advancing your ability to be aware of higher levels of consciousness, and also helping you to normalize these higher level shifts in perception. Often an awakening or spiritual experience happens but the moment passes, and the wisdom gleaned during the experience fades with time. Jac knows the importance of grounding and embodying new levels of perception and wisdom so you maintain these realizations in every cell of your being.  

Take 5 days out of your routine to have time in silence, surrounded by nature in a peaceful setting. You will have the time and support to rest deeply and clear your mind. And you’ll have daily access to a spiritual teacher who is dedicated to empowering all who come to her events to take the next step in their spiritual evolution.

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​This Retreat Is All-Inclusive With:
  • Five nights accommodations (including all fees & program tuition).

  • Bed sheets, towels, and bath amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner) are provided for all rooms.

  • Meal service is provided from arrival day dinner through departure day lunch and is included in the price of the room. All meals are prepared by local chefs using nutritious and delicious fresh ingredients.

  • Tea house is open 24 hours a day.

  • Bonfire (weather permitting).

  • Access to great hiking trails, waterfalls, and a natural reflection pool.

Registration:

 

Registration for the retreat is managed by the Elohee Center. Book early, spaces are limited. Early bird pricing is available: $100 off by Feb 17.

We are happy to arrange shuttle rides from the Atlanta airport (at 3pm) to the Elohee Center and back at the close of the (at 1pm).  If you will need a ride please email us at admin@jac-okeeffe.com and we will coordinate shared rides to make it as affordable as possible for you.

Join our Facebook group to meet other registrants and discuss travel plans and ride share options.

Program Schedule

With the exception of meetings and chanting, the retreat will be held in silence to encourage participants to focus within.

Day 1 

Check in: 3:00–4:00pm*

Dinner: 6:00–7:00

Welcome talk, orientation and meeting: 7:00–8:30pm

Day 2 

Morning meditation: 7:15–8:00am (optional—TBA)

Breakfast: 8:00–9:00am

Meditation/healing/embodiment practices led by Jac: 9:30–10:30am

Support and dialogue with Jac: 10:30–11:30am 

Lunch: 12:00–1:00pm

Meeting Q&A with Jac: 3.00–4:30pm

Dinner: 6:00–7:00pm

Chanting: 7:30–8:15pm

 

Day 3 

Morning meditation: 7:15–8:00am (optional—TBA)

Breakfast: 8:00–9:00am

Meditation/healing/embodiment practices led by Jac: 9:30–10:30am

Support and dialogue with Jac: 10:30–11:30am 

Lunch: 12:00–1:00pm

Meeting Q&A with Jac: 3.00–4:30pm

Dinner: 6:00–7:00pm

Chanting: 7:30–8:15pm

 

Day 4 Integration/ Contemplation Day 

Morning meditation: 7:15–8:00am (optional–TBA)

Breakfast: 8:00–9:00am

Optional: Massage appointments may become available

Lunch 12:00–1:00pm

Dinner  6:00–7:00pm

Evening Chanting by the Fire ring: 7:00–8:15pm

 

Day 5 

Morning meditation: 7:15–8:00am (optional—TBA)

Breakfast: 8:00–9:00am

Meditation/healing/embodiment practices led by Jac: 9:30–10:30am

Support and dialogue with Jac: 10:30–11:30am 

Lunch: 12:00–1:00pm

Meeting Q&A with Jac: 3.00–4:30pm

Dinner: 6:00–7:00pm

Chanting: 7:30–8:15pm

 

Day 6—Closing of the Retreat

Morning meditation: 7:15–8:00am (optional—TBA)

Breakfast: 8:00–9:00am

Meeting with Jac: 9:30–11:30am

Lunch: 12:00–1:00pm

Check out: 1:00pm

 

If a retreat participant would like to offer yoga, we have set aside time for that activity before dinner. 

Additional Information about the Elohee Center:

1. *Cars are not parked near our buildings so keep in mind that coming and going to your car isn't possible without prior arrangement with Elohee. Elohee provides a shuttle between the gated car park and the venue on the arrival day from 3–4 pm and again at the closing of our retreat. There are no cars near the buildings in order to keep the air pristine, for your health, healing, and well being. 

 

2. Meals: chicken, turkey or seafood are offered with seasonal veggies. Vegan and GF are available on request.

3. No wi-fi available on site. Take it as a wonderful opportunity to totally disconnect from technology!

4. There is a fridge and a microwave if you need it for medical or special food items.

5. Please note all retreat events are recorded. By your attendance at the Elohee Retreat with Jac, April 2023 you consent to be recorded and agree that Jac reserves all rights to this material and its dissemination in any form.

Pictured below is a waterfall at the Elohee Retreat Center. See you soon!
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Elohee Retreat Center Location:

 

251 Elohee Dr, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Nearest airport:
Elohee is about a 2-hour drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Jac goes with you wherever you are coming from and pulls you deeper; there is no end on this movement. Jac is so human, down to earth and still beyond anything and everything. She holds you with love and compassion while making a clean cut through illusions, through our stories of separations. Only demanding what she fully embodies. Honesty and integrity.

M.T.H., Canada

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