Attend a Mountain Retreat

  • Farm Workshops

    & Events

    On-Going Dates

    Open to the Public

    Foraging Tours

    Educational Workshops 

    Herbalism & Permaculture Classes

    Farm Dinners

    Mushroom Workshops

    & Much More

    Check in for new developments in programming

  • GSV Virtual

    Winter Meditation: Reflecting on Resilience

    January 15 - 17, 2021

    Open to the Public

    Join your GSV siblings to experience meditation/journey visioning focused on practicing gratitude and on gleaning the things we have learned as we have all navigated pandemic, social unrest/awakening, and a charged, divisive political landscape over the
    past months.  To enhance our sacred space and our time together, we will weave our hearts together on Friday evening along with our Opening Ritual and Heart Circle.  We will also create small breakout sessions for further processing and sharing of what we
    bring forth through these meditations and other activities.

  • Harnessing Happiness & Homeostasis

    January 21 - February 18

    5 Virtual Sessions

    Open to the Public

    Bring a Friend and Join Us to Learn ... 

     

    • How to maintain mental and emotional equilibrium during these turbulent times.  

    • The new neuroscience of happiness, decision-making and  well-being. 

    • How the "4 Tendencies" and right/left brain dominance impact  happiness in turbulent times.   

    • How mental, emotional and spiritual homeostasis correlates to  happiness.  

    • The “mindsets” that contribute to flexibility, effective learning and personal growth. 

     

    Come with an open mind and heart to learn how to survive and thrive in turbulent times.

  • Intro to:

    Living Your Life Purpose

    FREE Sessions About Life Fulfillment

    3 Virtual Intro Sessions 

    Feb 22, 25, & March 1 

    Open to the Public

    Course Purposes: 

    • To introduce research of what contributes to fulfilling, healthy and high-quality experience of living.

    • To identify typical psychological adjustments experienced as we mature and want to develop life-sustaining habits for ongoing happiness. 

    • To heighten, beyond financial security, a grounded, authentic sense of quality of life security and thereby retirement readiness.

    • To begin tapping into your Inner Purpose and discovering new ways of expressing it in daily service to beloved communities of your choice. 

  • Work Weekend

    February 5 - 7, 2021

    Open to the Public

    This is a chance to get out and give back this year. We plan to gather in the spirit of service towards the vision and mission of The Mountain. Renew yourself in a serene setting as we work to build up and renovate The Mountain together for the 2021 season.

  • Living Your Life Purpose

    Creating Your Plan for Fulfillment

    March 11 - April 15

    6 Virtual Sessions

    Open to the Public

    Course Purposes: 

    • To present research of what contributes to fulfilling, healthy and high-quality living.

    • To identify typical psychological adjustments experienced as we mature and want to develop life-sustaining habits for ongoing happiness. 

    • To heighten a grounded, authentic sense of quality of life security and thereby retirement readiness--beyond financial security.

    • To define your Inner Purpose and plan new ways of expressing it daily in service to beloved communities of your choice. 

  • Easter Work (& Play) Weekend 

    April 2 - 4

    Open to the Public 

    Join us on the Mountain to celebrate the return of spring, and start of the 2021 season through our Easter Work & Play Weekend. 

    Spring is the time of rebirth and renewal. For the Mountain this is just as true, as the leaves return and spring flowers emerge you can feel The Mountain coming alive! Come give it a helping hand. Bring your spirit to The Mountain to embrace the season of rejuvenation! Renew yourself and The Mountain as you help us prep for a season of excitement. 

  • Music Week

    April 4 - 9, 2021

    Open to the Public

    Attracting popular professional musicians from SUUSI and national tours, we will help you learn more about music and your abilities to make music.

    Focus will be on voice as well as instruments. Bring your dulcimers, flutes, drums, guitars and instruments of your own.

    You’ll learn new music and techniques. Enjoy concert and sense of harmony as we enjoy nature, friendship, and each other's talents.

  • UUCA Mountain Gathering 

    April 9 - 11, 2021

    Private Event

    At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) you will find a faith community that encourages and supports your religious curiosity and spiritual growth. We invite you to bring your whole self to this community: your curiosity, your full identify, and your unique talents. Visit us online at

     

    www.uuca.org.

  • SEUUMA -Spring

    April 16 - 19, 2021

    Private Event

    SEUUMA (Southeast UU Ministers Association) Spring Retreat.

  • GSV Spring

    May 7 - 9, 2021

    Open to the Public

    We are committed to creating safe, sacred space that is open to all spiritual paths, wherein men who love men may explore and strengthen spiritual identity.

    We are committed to creating a spiritual community with the intent to heal, nurture our gifts and potential, and live with integrity in the world.

    We are committed to supporting others in their spiritual growth by sharing experiences and insights.

    Please go to the Gay Spirit Visions website for more information: 

    Gayspiritvisions.org

  • UU WomenSpirit

    Spring Institute & Gathering

    May 12 - 16, 2021

    Open to the Public

    We are an all-women organization that was formed out of Unitarian Universalist traditions with an emphasis on exploring and celebrating the Feminine Divine in her many forms. We offer bi-annual spiritual retreats in the Spring and Fall that run from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday morning. We are run solely by our members who volunteer their time and talents to conceptualize, plan and execute our events. We are based in the Southeastern United States but have members who travel from across the United States to be a part of our unique retreats. Learn more online at: 

    www.uuwomenspirit.org

  • Earth, Spirit, Healing Arts: 3-Day Immersion

    May 23  - June 4, 2021

    Private Event

    With Adolfo Ttito Condori & Amy Nicholson

    In this retreat, you will learn the foundations to Andean Energy Medicine cosmology including: 

    • The cosmic principles and laws that govern the organization of cosmic beings and their connection and communication with human beings. 

    • Foundational practices for misa work.

    Learn more at:

     earthspirithealingarts.com

  • Earth, Spirit, Healing Arts: 5-Day Immersion

    May 23  - June 4, 2021

    Private Event

    With Adolfo Ttito Condori & Amy Nicholson

    This 5-day immersion retreat is for those who already have a misa and who work with clients. Or, for those who are interested in learning how to use a misa to work with clients. 

    Learn more at:

     earthspirithealingarts.com

  • Homecoming Weekend

    May 28 - 31, 2021

    Open to the Public

    Come return home and reunite with your extended Mountain family and community! We're welcoming new and old friends and family alike to come enjoy a taste of Mountain life!

  • A Gathering of Performing Artist 

    June 3 - 6, 2021

    Private Event

    A Gathering of Performing Artists. This event is by invitation only and not open to the public. 

  • Wedding of MaryCait Russell and Nick Cannon

    June 4 - 6, 2021

    Private Event

    The couple asks that you join them for a full weekend of festivities and togetherness; with their wedding ceremony taking place on Saturday afternoon and celebration into the evening. 


    Please RSVP  as well as booking your lodging at The Mountain thru this webpage

  • Christ In The Smokies 

    June 13 - 17, 2021 

    Private Event

    What we do at Christ in the Smokies

    Passage to Manhood

    Each summer, Christ in the Smokies hosts our main event for fathers to welcome their sons into manhood. This four-day event is specifically designed to engage men in daily high-adventure activities—such as white-water rafting, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing—that bring out manly qualities of courage, determination and humility.

  • LREDA

    July 11 - 16, 2021

    Private Event 

    Southeast LREDA Liberal Religious Educators Association

    If ever there was an era for religious educators as leaders, we are in it NOW! And with it, after years of absence, comes the return of Leadership School for Religious Educators (LSRE). This year’s RE Week at the The Mountain we’ve brought together a stellar group of religious educators leading this groundbreaking conference.

    Attendees will experience new “whole church” content such as:

       • Covenant Centered UU faith development

       • Systems Thinking (from a religious educator perspective)

       • Dimensions of UU Faith Development

  • Visual Arts Week

    August 19 - 26, 2021

    Open to the Public

    Painting and Sculpture Workshops

    led by internationally recognized artist/instructors​

    Matt Toole & Melinda Borysevicz

    Join fellow visual artists for our first annual gathering to retreat and explore.

    Enjoy workshops and time-on-your-own to create in the splendor of the temperate rainforest by waterfalls, grand vistas and deep woods.

  • GSV Fall

    September 22 - 26

    Open to the Public

    We are committed to creating safe, sacred space that is open to all spiritual paths, wherein men who love men may explore and strengthen spiritual identity.

    We are committed to creating a spiritual community with the intent to heal, nurture our gifts and potential, and live with integrity in the world.

    We are committed to supporting others in their spiritual growth by sharing experiences and insights.

    Please go to the Gay Spirit Visions website for more information: 

    Gayspiritvisions.org

  • UU Athens

    Mountain Gathering 

    October 1 - 3, 2021

    Private Event

    Gather with us at The Mountain for fun, fellowship, and connecting opportunities. Enjoy a variety of workshops, hikes for all ages, worship and sharing food together 

    while relaxing in the beauty and serenity of Little Scaly Mountain. Come share a memorable weekend with your UUFA family.

    Website: www.uuathensga.org 

  • SUUFI

    October 6 - 8, 2021

    Open to the Public

    Enjoy the Autumn cool and color at 4200’ above sea level. Fantastic (40 mile) vista of mountains and National Forests. Hiking and excursions. Really good food—vegan, vegetarian, and traditional. Renewed relationships and community. No traffic, a break from “e-obsession”, no hassle. Feeling of “soaring”—you're at peace, at “home”!

    Multiple opportunities to learn, experience, grow and relax via theme talks, workshops, hikes, social time, alone time, and entertainment for 6 days and 5 nights at 4200’ elevation in Autumn color and coolness in a temperate rainforest at 4200’ elevation.  

  • UU WomenSpirit

    Fall Institute &

    Gathering

    October 6 - 10, 2021

    Open to the Public

    We are an all-women organization that was formed out of Unitarian Universalist traditions with an emphasis on exploring and celebrating the Feminine Divine in her many forms. We offer bi-annual spiritual retreats in the Spring and Fall that run from Wednesday afternoon to Sunday morning. We are run solely by our members who volunteer their time and talents to conceptualize, plan and execute our events. We are based in the Southeastern United States but have members who travel from across the United States to be a part of our unique retreats. Learn more online at: 

    www.uuwomenspirit.org

  • UUC Asheville

    Mountain Gathering 

    October 15 - 17, 2021

    Private Event

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville annual Mountain gathering. Join your congregation here on The Mountain in October!

  • Northwest UU Mountain

    Fall Gathering 

    October 22 - 24, 2021

    Private Event

    The Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation is holding their annual congregational retreat in October.

  • UUCA Men's

    Fellowship

    October 22 - 24, 2021

    Private Event

    UUCA Men's Fellowship gathers each Fall at the Mountain. In addition to the community wide activities, we meet together where we "check in" with each other at the start of the weekend. We hold sessions around a prepared topic or topics, schedule hiking and other activities, enjoy fellowship around a campfire, and join in meditation and/or worship.

  • UU Church of Spartanburg Mountain Gathering

    October 29 - 31, 2021

    Private Event 

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg annual Mountain gathering. Join your congregation here on The Mountain.

  • Unity Men's Group

    October 29 - 31

    Private Event 

    More to come...

  • The Shaman's Path 

    November 3 - 10, 2021

    Private Event

    Society has moved from the caves and the mud huts and now Shamanism has opened a new door to help Awaken those who choose to truly be a “vibration” for the Higher Good. The world needs more Shamans. More people dedicated to deepening their experience with Great Spirit, nature and themselves.  

    To “retreat” in Shamanism is to give yourself the opportunity to become fully immersed in growing your relationship with Great Spirit in order to replenish, renew and remember just how strong of a connection you have with the Divine Nature of the Universe. 

  • SEUUMA - Fall

    November 8 - 11, 2021

    Private Event

    SEUUMA (Southeast UU Ministers Association) Fall Retreat.

    This fall, our guest presenter is the Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, author of "How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon" and the "Preaching as Celebration" workbook. In addition, there’s time for relaxing in the fresh air, reconnecting with colleagues, and inspiring worship each day. Please join your colleagues for a worthwhile time together.

  • Thanksgiving Gathering & Feast

    November  22 - 26, 2021

    Open to the Public

    The Mountain is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving celebration for family and friends, an annual event since 1979! In addition to a festive and delicious feast on Thursday, our long weekend schedule is filled with fun activities, adventure, and community. Enjoy workshops, evening programs, and arts and crafts. Hardy souls may hike Mountain trails, while many gather around fireplaces for storytelling, playing games, and relaxing. This traditional weekend of blessings and thanks will feature a worship service Sunday morning.

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