May 9-12, 2024

A Women's Ayurveda, Creativity, and Yoga Retreat

with Hannah Levin

Join in powerful sisterhood to celebrate Honoring the Mother (Nature & You) This retreat is for all women, not just mothers. It is focused on connecting to Mother Earth and the mother energy within each of us. You are certainly welcome to attend with your mother or daughter, or friend, or come alone. We can connect you with a roommate if you desire to share a room.

Gray Bear is a lovely site for us to gather and it inherently supports authenticity, clarity, and ease.

You will leave with a deeper connection to yourself and the Earth.

This will show up in a calm nervous system, clarity on next steps you want to take in your life, and many new practices and tools to support you in living your daily life with more vibrancy, inspiration, and connectivity.

The Retreat Includes:

  • Four days and three nights in lovely accommodations at Gray Bear Lodge (see options below).
  • Local, organic, seasonal meals from Gray Bear Lodge, starting with supper on Thursday and ending with brunch on Sunday. (Gluten-free and vegan options available).
  • Daily Yoga, Creativity Workshops, & Meditation with Hannah in Gray Bear's state-of-the-art Yoga Studio
  • Evolutionary Ayurveda Workshops with Hannah
  • Time in Nature to restore, reconnect, inspire, and nurture you.
  • Opportunities to relax and recharge in Gray Bear's wood-fired sauna, spring-fed cold plunge, incredible hot tub
  • Add on bodywork sessions with a variety of modalities offered.

Ayurveda Ayur= Life. Veda= Knowledge. Ayurveda will be explored through sessions on seasonal alignment, as well as individual self-care practices and connecting with the elements around us. All levels of experience are welcome.

Creativity From writing to drawing, singing to creative movement, we will explore creativity from various angles as a way to access deeper knowing, play, and connectivity. No prior skill needed in any of these areas.

Yoga A mixture of gentle, energizing, restorative, and flow yoga will be offered. Appropriate for all levels. Yoga will be held in the incredible yoga space at Gray Bear and the teachings will be woven into various aspects of the retreat.



2-3:30pm Arrival & check-in
4- 5:30pm Welcome Ceremony
5:30-6:30pm Supper
6:30-8:30pm Evening activity


6:30-8:00am Yoga & Meditation
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am-12:15pm Morning session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-4:30pm Open time - hike, nap, write, create, massage
4:30-5:15pm Short evening practice
5:30-6:30pm Supper
6:30-8:30pm Evening activity


6:30am Special Meditation
7-9:30am Yoga & Closing Ceremony
10:00am Mother's Day Brunch
11am Farewell & Departure

Open to all levels; all are encouraged to attend. Some expertience in meditation is helpful, but not required.

Space is consciously limited. To reserve your place please register by sending your full payment to: Gray Bear Lodge, PO Box 682, Hohenwald, TN 38462. Price includes tuition, lodging, meals and full use of facilities. Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent.

Workshop Sign-up Form

We’ll begin with guests arriving Thursday May 9th between 2:00 to 3:30. 4:00 to 5:30 is Welcome Ceremony followed by dinner & orientation.

We finish our retreat with checkout brunch on Sunday at 11:00: Farewell and Departure. (*) Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the Nashville airport, so please plan arrival time/ departure time with this in mind.

Hannah Elizabeth Levin is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and Vessel Maker who also holds a Master's Degree in Teaching. She delights in guiding women to live their best lives and age gracefully. Her clients report lasting weight loss, regaining the ability to sleep well, clearing digestive issues, reversing autoimmune diseases, feeling 10-20 years younger, and loving their lives to a greater degree after implementing her teachings.

Hannah hosts the popular Heartfelt Yoga and Ayurveda group on Facebook, where she offers yoga and special Ayurveda teaching events. She also leads the Vitality Circle, her signature, in-depth, year-long Ayurveda and mindset program for women and as well as detoxes and retreats.

Hannah is also a potter, musician, and dancer. She lives on a beautiful homestead in Floyd, Virginia with her amazing partner David, bonus children Otis and Juniper, and dog Bosco.

You can learn more about Hannah on her website.

Gray Bear is home to 400 acres of rolling hills, thick forest, natural springs, and even a waterfall. You can experience the wonders of nature while sitting in a hand-built wood fire sauna; hear the silence of nature's symphony lying on a hammock while curled under a blanket; and revel in clear air and water while using shower outdoors.

With all of this nature we have some suggestions to consider when packing:

  • Working flashlight gets dark with only the light of the stars to guide you!
  • A bathing suit ... good for the hot tub, sauna, and Watsu massage pool
  • Water bottle ...Gray Bear does not use disposable cups. Purified water is available in the Main House and the Yoga Room
  • A bath robe/sarong
  • House slippers or socks to wear indoors shoes inside please
  • Comfortable walking shoes/sandals for an inspired nature hike
  • Warm clothing ...mornings & evenings can be cool
  • Comfortable clothes for exercising/yoga

Please do not bring any drugs, alcohol, or pets. Gray Bear is a non-smoking, pet-free and alcohol-free facility.

Read more about Gray Bear.