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Fan the Flame


North Georgia Mountains • Ellijay, Ga.

Find what sets your soul on FIRE.  Reconnect with yourself and your Creator. 

Learn about Ketogenic eating from Keto Cook and founder of Fattyhead, Laura Manivong.
Exterior cabin
Autumn Hike

The North Georgia Mountains will be alive with color this October as autumn takes center stage. Come experience the glory of "God's country" with Shine Again Yoga's Sarah J. Clark at a remote cabin retreat. Sarah has been a nature-loving explorer since she toddled alongside her free-spirited mother on Epic Excursions: creek stomping, river rafting (on driftwood!), fence climbing, among many others. Sarah now shares her love for adventure with others through yoga-related endeavors.

This October join Sarah on one (or two) treks through the North Georgia Mountains. Sample wines at one of Georgia's finest wineries. You'll even have time for your own Epic Excursion on the vast cabin grounds. Four yoga sessions will also be offered followed by guided conversations on finding what sets your soul on fire. It's a journey to understand your natural gifts and explore how to use them.

Keto Cook and founder of Fattyhead, Laura Manivong, will prepare and serve all meals on site. She will also hold an informative session on ketogenic eating and how it transformed her ENTIRE life. A self-proclaimed 'food addict,' Laura holds nothing back. Her story is real. Raw. And inspiring. She's found what sets her soul on fire and she's living Out Loud. On Purpose. And she's sharing her gift and passion with others. We can't wait for you to meet her! 

This all-inclusive retreat features:

  • 3 nights in the North Georgia mountains during the peak of autumn colors

  • Wine tasting at one of North Georgia's finest wineries located on a landscape of rolling hills 

  • All meals, including an early dinner at an Ellijay, Ga., restaurant Friday afternoon, provided. Eight meals (3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and 1 snack smorgasbord Friday evening) prepared on site by our own personal Keto Cook. Keto is gluten free and extremely low carb. Vegetarian options included. Limited, non-Keto options also available. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite drinks and snacks. Alcohol is permitted. Please drink and act responsibly. 

  • Info session on Ketogenic eating with steps to get you started

  • Four yoga sessions including a candlelight aromatherapy class set to worship music Saturday evening. Discussions will follow: find what sets your soul on fire and explore ways to step out in faith

  • A two-mile guided hike along Bear Creek with packed, picnic lunch

  • Campfire conversations

  • Free time to play and explore the trails and creek, nap in a hammock or enjoy your own personal quiet time under a canopy of fall foliage


Accommodations also include:

  • Large deck overlooking the creek

  • Large, luxury hot tub outside with an option for a tented inclosure

  • Huge great room with piano (for those musically inclined)

  • Ping pong and pool table 

  • Laundry room

For the Keto Curious:

  • What is nutritional ketosis?

  • Fad or Science? The history of Keto. 

  • Can I still have dessert? (Yes!)

  • Eat fat to lose fat? What? 

  • See pics of yummy food via Fattyhead's Facebook Page

Not permitted: Television. All televisions will remain off to encourage a conscious unplugging and to foster an environment where we can reconnect with ourselves and our Creator. Opt to take it a step further and challenge yourself to turn your phone off for a few hours each day. Mercy! Things are getting real, y'all. ;-)

Room Options

King Master on Main

With Large Private Bath




Queen on 2nd Floor

With Private Sun Porch & Private Bath




Queen on 2nd Floor

With Large Private Bath




Queen on Main

With Access to Screened-in Porch




Library Nook

For the gal who's not picky




At its core, Shine Again Yoga is a tribe of adventure-loving misfits.

We love yoga but we don't take ourselves too seriously. 

We love God, but we don't require you to. 

We're fun, friendly, and we welcome everyone with open arms. 

If you're new to yoga, no problem! There's no pretense here. No judgment.

Just a heartfelt invitation to roll out your mat and begin your journey with us.

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