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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