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In May 2018, Sweet Sunshine Yoga led a group of families on the first family yoga retreat at Dahlonega Spa Resort in more than six years.  At “Unplug to Connect: A Family-Friendly Yoga Retreat,” participants left technology behind to connect with nature, family, and friends in 72 acres of open meadows and woods overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Families agreed that unplugging from screens allowed for an extremely positive experience, and all activities were optional:  yoga, a step-by-step painting class, sports, music and s’mores by the fire, games, henna tattoos, storytime, a book club, a scavenger hunt, and a treasure hunt.

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Wonderful weekend! I definitely disconnected from devices/work/news and connected with family and new friends. Kid-centric activities kept kids engaged.

-Will, adult participant

I very much appreciated being able to come to a yoga retreat with my family.

-Eva, adult participant

It was a fun time to spend with family, friends and nature.

-Van, age 12

The best part was slowing down and relaxing. I loved the well-planned schedule where everything was optional.

-Byron, adult participant

The scavenger hunt and treasure hunt were great activities for family time.

-Tom, adult participant

Unplugging from electronics definitely helped clear the mind and allow me to focus on my family.

-Will, adult participant

We loved the tranquil, natural environment.

-Susan, adult participant

Unplugging gave me a chance to engage with friends more.

-Seth, age 12

This was an amazing experience. We hope there are more soon!

-Soumya, adult participant