UNDER THE GEORGIAN SUN
TRANSFORMATIONAL RETREAT

Need to tune in to the beauty within you and around you?
Maybe you’re recovering from a break-up or divorce? Or maybe you just need a break from the stress? Perhaps you need a reason to be inspired by life again? An escape from the monotony? Or maybe you need to kick start your physical fitness and reconnect with your body?

Join licensed psychotherapist and coach, Althia McLaughlin and Wellness coach and trainer, Jayden Johnson, on this retreat to a  breathtaking Georgia Chateau. Treat yourself to the ultimate self-care experience amongst good wine and spectacular grape vineyards, where you will connect with yourself, other women, and nature.
July 20 -23 2017!
 
 

If you have seen the movie or read the book, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, you can imagine what to expect on this relaxing adventure.

It’s cinematherapy for anyone struggling with a dreaded transition. The movie's main character, Frances, did it well! She healed through giving her senses something rich and beautiful to basque in—The food! The drink! The sights! The sounds! The friendship and support! The tantalizing experience of stepping out on faith and doing something scary but exciting! The Under the Georgian Sun Retreat promises to enrich you in similar ways! 
No, it’s not Tuscany. No, it’s not even Italian themed. However, like the film’s protagonist, Frances, you will be captivated by the beauty and warmth of this location. Frances used her experiences away from home to heal from her devastating divorce. You will have a similar opportunity, through a custom-made healing retreat that includes therapeutic activities for the mind, body, and soul in an idyllic location. You will have no choice but to embrace the local color and charm, as you find yourself immersed in a life-changing 4-day, 3-night adventure!
If you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve got to watch it now! 
No, this retreat is not in Tuscany. No, it’s not even Italian themed. 

The Venue...

With these exceptional surroundings you'll have plenty to treat the senses
Thirty minutes north of Atlanta, in a quiet country town, lies a breathtaking Chateau and winery that will allow you to convince yourself that you are thousands of miles away in Europe.
From the vineyard’s lush grape vines has grown a 3,500 acre conference and leisure destination where French provincial and Southern hospitality combine to produce exceptional wines and warm memories.
The guest rooms are exquisitely decorated to emulate elements of a French country estate. These bedrooms are larger than most hotels and offer lavish bathrooms with separate shower and tub, free standing focal beds with embroidered white linens on top of a cushy pillow top mattress, Mediterranean-inspired color scheme, robes, and more. 
You will have access to the fitness center, swimming pool and hot tub, and extensive nature trails. 

The Cuisine...

The ambiance and settings range from casual to intimate fine dining
From Southern and All-American, to Mediterranean, Classic French, Irish, and healthful Spa Cuisine, Chateau Elan offers a cultural array of dishes and ingredients to suite any taste. This world class cuisine is provided by a team of exceptional culinary professionals among seven restaurants. 

The Delights...

It is important to us that our retreats provide you with a variety of opportunities to have your senses ignited
We have pulled together a number of  “delights” meant to both
relax you and energize you…
inspire you and center you… 
We will enjoy a private group cooking class taught by one of the Chateau’s premier chefs! This will be a highly energetic  and interactive activity, where each guest will have the “hands on” experience of preparing a detailed three course meal with the guidance of a Chateau Elan chef.  At the conclusion, guests will dine on what has just been prepared. 

We will take part in the Mysterious Art of Fragrance Making, where we will each design our own 20 ml custom bottle of perfume/cologne to take home! The experience is led by a master parfumeur trained by Galimard, the oldest parfumarie in France, established in 1747. A master blending artist will guide each of us through the process of choosing our best fragrance family.  We will have a choice of over 137 essences to select, choosing what truly becomes our own personal chemistry. 

We will take pampering to the next level with a Lunch Sparty. Along with a delectable light lunch, guests will savor a glass of champagne or wine in the spa restaurant, Fleur De Lis. Helping to ease you further into your relaxation, each guest will choose between a Refresher Facial, Ultimate Foot Therapy, or a Neck Back and Shoulder Massage. 

And because this event is meant to heal you, there will be 2-3 hour therapy-based activities with the group daily, led by Althia. Here each guest will experience the benefits of talk therapy, mindfulness, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and EMDR-based techniques. Problematic thoughts and feelings will be allowed to come to the service in a safe place, once rapport within the group has been established. Based on your comfort level, you may choose how deep to go. Through this release, you will be given the liberty to let your healing unfold.  Each guest will be given the option of receiving a complimentary twenty to thirty minute coaching session to address his/her personal concerns. *Depending on your level of hurt, it may be advised that you continue working with a mental health professional beyond this transformational retreat. Althia will provide options on how you may receive continued support at home.

This retreat is also meant to strengthen and rejuvinate the body through fitness and nutrition activities. Jayden, aka Mr. Health and Wellness, will lead participants through daily fitness classes, nature hikes, and nutritional juicing classes. Jayden will also be available to provide exercise and nutritional support upon appointment. After reversing type 2 diabetes, overcoming high blood pressure, and successfully losing 140lbs, all naturally and on his own, Jayden created a holistic blueprint to restoring health and vitality. Inspired by his own success, Jayden has been on a mission to change mindsets, reshape bodies, and transform lifestyles to combat with the current obesity epidemic and the diseases aligned with it. Jayden's knowledge, experience, and hand-on no nonsense coaching approach has gotten people jaw dropping results. His mission on this retreat is to help  kick start participants' journey toward phyiscal health and/or help provide a welcome shift in participants' current diet and exercise routines.
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You will be given a number of opportunities to enjoy downtime alone and turn your attention inward. Use this time to take a winery tour, visit the horse stables, enjoy the massive grounds, find a quiet spot to journal or paint, do a wine tasting, or JUST BE!

Jayden--Before & After

The Benefits...

So what can YOU expect if you spend 4 delightful days (and 3 nights) at a  French-inspired wellness getaway 

What would it mean to you if you felt more connected to yourself and connected to other amazing people who also share the important values of personal growth and self-care?

And what if you left feeling highly renewed, incredibly healthy, and majorly inspired to return home to live the spectacular, meaningful life you deserve?

Would THAT be worth going
under the Georgian sun for?

PLUS you’ll participate in special therapeutic activities and a have access to a
veteran therapist for 4 days.

Let's not forget the added perk of getting valued guidance and support from a highly sought after fitness coach.

This is NOT a sit-in-a-conference-room-all-day type of event.
Nor is it a spend-all-day-on-a-group-tour type of affair.
This is an opportunity for growth through a specialized and customized program focused on EXPERIENCES to enrich all aspects of your life.

The goal is to bring out the best in you and get you in touch with the peace, joy, and strength you may have long forgotten.


What's included:
  • Three 2-hour therapy-based group activities and lots of hearty healing conversations each day!
  • Daily guided exercise and one custom nutritional juicing class!
  • 5-star Mediterranean estate-styled accommodations for 3 nights (single or double bed).
  • Two delicious lunches (one at Fleur de Lis and one at the chef’s private dining room) and one farewell dinner.
  • $25 resort credit per room per night to be used toward food/beverages or spa treatments.
  • Chosen spa treatment.
  • All fees for cooking class.
  • All fees for perfume/cologne making experience.
  • Personalized fragrance to take home
  • Personalized coaching session  
  • Individual specialized at-home treatment plan to take home based on coaching session findings 
  • Taxes and fees
  • Parking costs

What's NOT included:
  • Any transportation to and from the Chateau
  • Two dinners, one lunch, and three breakfasts (again, you may use your daily $25 resort credit toward meals)
  • Souvenir shopping, winery tours, wine tasting, extra spa services, personal phone calls, laundry
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance
 

The Arrival & Departure...

Chateau Elan is located 30-minutes north of Atlanta
It is 3-hours south of Charlotte, NC.
Please arrive at the Chateau on July 20th by 9:00pm. This will give you a chance to check-in and settle in in time for our 10:00am meeting time that morning. Departure on July 23rd should be after we have our final farewell activity which ends at approximately 1:00 that afternoon. 
If you want to come early or stay late for some added relaxation or to explore nearby Atlanta, please feel free!

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The Investment:
To Join Us:
Cancelation Policy:


$1349 USD double occupancy
$1499 USD single occupancy




 


Choose your reservation type (double or single), then place your non-refundable deposit of $300 below.
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50% of your balance is due July 3rd, 2017
The balance is due in full July 18th, 2017

If you prefer a 5-pay plan, we are happy to create that for you — or we can custom design a payment plan for you! Simply place your non-refundable $300 deposit below to hold your spot and connect with Althia.
Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the $300 USD deposit. Any cancellation made between: June 15th, 2017 and July 1st, 2017 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancelation between July 2nd, 2017 and July 20th, 2017 will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so, your deposit and any funds paid toward the balance is refunded in full). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options. To learn more, click here:  ​​ buy.travelguard.com