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Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety: Sautee, GA

CE Hours:   21 + open to the public
When:   Oct 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Oct 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Oct 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Oct 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

FULL • To be put on the waiting list, please contact Tracey at or text 919-907-0579.  Next Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety trainings open for registration are in March 2019 in Highlands, NC & Crozet, VA.  Please register early!  

Date:  Mon, Oct 8 – Wed, October 10, 9am-5pm
NCBTMB CE’s:  21 and open to the public
Price:  $400 early registration price before 9/1. Commuters cost is $460.  Hold your spot with a $100 non-refundable deposit
Instructors:  Tracey J. Moon LMBT & Sharon Nash, MA

This three day training is being held at Elohee Retreat Center on top of Bald Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. Experience a continuing education training and retreat amidst nature that will nourish your body, mind and soul.  On-site accommodations and healthy meals prepared by a professional chef.  Amenities include a large stone fire ring for evening outdoor activities, a natural reflection pond with adjacent hot tub, a spa facility for individual bodywork, a gift shop, and miles of hiking trails which include a hike to a 100-ft. waterfall.

Course description:

Depression and anxiety has become an epidemic in our society with more people than ever seeking relief through both conventional and alternative methods. Trauma, loss, and the everyday challenges of daily life can create constriction and loss of connection in the physical and emotional body. From these big and small traumas, our body begins to form in a way that sets in fatigue, exhaustion, distress, difficulty focusing, irritability and physical pain.

The physical toll of depression and anxiety reveals itself in the body through tension, pain, misalignment and discomfort. In this course you will learn specific hands-on massage techniques that unwind targeted areas of the body that have been contracted, bringing more flow and movement into the structure. We will look at the science behind depression and anxiety, what is happening in the brain as well as the importance of understanding conventional treatments. We will explore emotional anatomy, including how the body is shaped by our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and discuss how mindfulness practices can help free us from negative thought patterns. We will incorporate movement and grounding body-centered practices can help support a distressed emotional body system.

You will learn simple body-centered practices to help people feel more alive, connected and embodied through breath, bioenergetics, massage and compassionate presence. Through these embodied practices you will discover the body’s innate ability to recalibrate, reset and restore to its natural flow, beyond depression and anxiety.

This hands-on and highly experiential class is intended for the bodywork practitioner to support clients in the healing of depression and anxiety however, this training is open to everyone interested in empowering massage and bodywork tools to help feel more vital in everyday life.


Can I stay on-site if I don’t want to commute for the training?

We highly recommend taking advantage of this retreat location and staying onsite, particularly if you live more than 30 minutes from Elohee Retreat Center.  Room’s are situated on Bald Mountain which has stunning views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

Do I have a choice of accommodations?

Yes. There are several types of accommodations at Elohee Retreat Center.  Click here to view photos of the rooms at Elohee Retreat Center.  Costs listed below are per person for each night and include accommodations and all meals daily beginning with lunch on Monday and ending with lunch on Wednesday.

$60 Tent, per person with shared bath SOLD OUT 
$120 Double room (two twins), per person with private bath SOLD OUT
$120 Double room (king bed), per person with private bath
$130 Single room with shared bath (shared with only 1 other person)
$200 Single room with private bath

Can I room with someone I know?

Yes. When you register please let us know that you are attending with someone and that you would like to share a room with them.  If you are coming to the retreat alone and would like shared accommodations, we will pair you with a same-gender roommate.

 Are meals available during the training?

Yes. Elohee’s private chef will be providing healthy meals during the training.   If you have any food restrictions, sensitivities, allergies or dietary needs, please let us know in advance.  All meals are included during the training when you stay on-site and there is an option to include lunch during the registration process if you are commuting.  You may also purchase individual meals – $12 for breakfast, $22 for lunch and $26 for dinner.  24 hour tea service and snacks are included.

Will there be time in the schedule for rest, hiking or massage therapy services?

The training runs from 9:00am-5:00pm each day. Mornings and evenings will be available for personal time.  For those of you who would like to extend your retreat experience, you may wish to come in a day early.

Can I arrive a day early to extend the retreat?

Yes. You have the option during the registration process to add Sunday night to this training and retreat.  Cost for breakfast on Monday is included in the price however dinner on Sunday night (before the training starts) is not included when you add an additional night.

$60 Tent, per person with shared bath
$120 Double room (twin beds), per person with private bath
$120 Double room (king bed), per person with private bath
$130 Single room with shared bath
$200 Single room with private bath

I’m a massage therapist – can I receive continuing education hours for this training and retreat?

approved-providerYes. Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 21 CE hours (Georgia massage therapists:  this training will meet your requirement for hands-on CE’s).  You will receive a certificate of completion electronically to submit to your state licensing board or for recertification with the NCBTMB. If you are a licensed massage therapist in the State of Georgia – please read important details here about your continuing education credit.

What should I bring?

We’ll need one massage table for every two people attending. You will receive a welcome email after registering with a list of what to bring.  This email arrives within 24-48 hours of your registration.  If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam box and add the email to your contacts.

How do I get to Elohee Retreat Center?

The retreat center is located about 2 hours northeast of Atlanta and 2.5 hours southwest of Asheville in the north Georgia Mountains at 81 Hobart Ln. in Sautee Nacoochee, GA.

I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?

Please write to one of the facilitators:  Tracey at or Sharon at You can also call 919-907-0579.


Oct 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Oct 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
21 + open to the public


81 Hobart Lane
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 United States
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