Mountaintop Yoga, Wellness, Hiking & Spa Retreats in Tennessee

When you visit us at THOR, you’ll be embraced by virgin forests, crisp mountain air, and abundant wildlife as we start each day with sunrise yoga with Laura, beautiful hikes with Terry, local excursions, fitness classes, personal training, restorative yoga with Karen, educational workshops covering topics such as nutrition, various health modalities, emotional eating &  growth mindset.

 

We’ll also enjoy rejuvenating massage therapy, spa treatments, nourishing whole-food cooked by our amazing chef Robin, glamorous photoshoot opportunities like our fly dress experience, all the while connecting with other like-minded people on the same journey.   Most of the individuals who come to our retreats end up staying friends afterwards.

Our Yoga Immersion Classes

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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is renowned for its numerous benefits, including improved flexibility, strength, and balance. It enhances respiratory function, reduces stress, and promotes mental clarity. Our daily yoga sessions are led by expert instructors with over 25+ years of experience teaching yoga who will guide you through gentle postures and breathing exercises that foster deep relaxation and inner peace.

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Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga is celebrated for its numerous benefits, including enhanced cardiovascular health, increased flexibility, and improved muscle tone. It helps reduce stress, boosts mental clarity, and promotes overall well-being. Our daily yoga classes incorporate elements of Vinyasa Yoga and are led by expert instructors who will guide you through fluid sequences that build strength, balance, and inner calm.

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Restorative Yoga

Our daily Restorative Yoga classes are designed to offer the profound benefits of deep relaxation, stress relief, and enhanced flexibility. Restorative Yoga promotes healing, improves sleep, and fosters a sense of inner peace and balance. Our daily yoga classes incorporate elements of Restorative Yoga and are led by expert instructors who guide you through nurturing postures that encourage complete surrender and rejuvenation.

The Benefits of Yoga Practice Include:

Increased Flexibility

Yoga significantly enhances flexibility by gradually stretching and lengthening muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This increased flexibility improves overall range of motion, reduces the risk of injury, and alleviates muscle tension and soreness.

Better Muscle Tone

Yoga improves muscle tone by engaging and defining various muscle groups through a combination of holding and transitioning between poses. This consistent practice results in a more sculpted, lean, and balanced physique, enhancing overall physical appearance and strength.

Increased Strength

Yoga increases strength by challenging and activating various muscle groups through both static holds and dynamic movements. This comprehensive approach to building strength enhances overall physical stability, endurance, and functional fitness.

Improved Circulatory & Cardio Health

Yoga enhances circulatory and cardio health by promoting better blood flow and oxygen delivery through controlled breathing and various poses. This practice supports heart health, reduces blood pressure, and improves overall cardiovascular efficiency.

Improved Sleep

Yoga improves sleep by reducing stress and promoting relaxation through calming poses and mindful breathing techniques. This practice helps regulate the nervous system, making it easier to fall asleep and enjoy deeper, more restorative rest.

Increased Energy Levels

Yoga increases energy by stimulating the body and mind through invigorating poses and controlled breathing, enhancing blood flow and oxygenation. This revitalizing practice combats fatigue, boosts overall vitality, and promotes a sustained sense of alertness and well-being throughout the day.

Improved Athletic Performance

Yoga enhances athletic performance by improving flexibility, strength, and balance, which are crucial for various physical activities. It also aids in faster recovery, reduces the risk of injuries, and enhances mental focus, all of which contribute to better overall athletic capabilities.

Reduction in Injuries

Yoga reduces the risk of injuries by improving flexibility, strength, and balance, which help protect the body during physical activities. Additionally, it increases body awareness and promotes proper alignment, reducing strain and preventing overuse injuries.

Detoxification

Yoga promotes detoxification by stimulating the lymphatic system and enhancing blood circulation through various poses and deep breathing techniques. This process helps flush out toxins from the body, supporting overall health and vitality.

Improved Posture

Yoga improves posture by strengthening core muscles and increasing body awareness, which helps align the spine correctly. This enhanced posture reduces strain on the body, alleviates pain, and contributes to better overall health and well-being.

Reduced Anxiety & Depression

Yoga reduces anxiety and depression by promoting relaxation and reducing stress through mindful breathing, meditation, and gentle physical activity. This holistic practice enhances mood, improves emotional regulation, and fosters a sense of inner peace and well-being.

Less Chronic Pain

Yoga reduces chronic pain by enhancing flexibility, strength, and alignment, which can alleviate pressure on pain-sensitive areas. Additionally, its focus on mindful breathing and relaxation techniques helps decrease the perception of pain and improve overall pain management.

Check Out Our Latest Reviews

Tami Shuman

THOR Wellness Retreat Guest

“There was not 1 second, during the entire experience, from the airport pickup to the time I left, did I feel uncomfortable. Everything was magical from start to end. I can’t wait to come back!”

Leila Zari

THOR Wellness Retreat Guest

Truely an experience of joy and elation! So many laughts and smiles. Enlightening, opening excursion which connected me to more of my soul, family and aligned me back to myself and purpose! P.S. Sexy Waterfalls! Terry is amazing, Robin is the best cook!

Chelsea

THOR Wellness Retreat Guest

I had such an amazing experience, its actually been life changing for me!

Carol Mchaurin

THOR Wellness Retreat Guest

THOR is a perfect setting to start or deepen your wellness adventure. If you don’t like to make new friends and have fun, this is NOT the place for you. My big takeaway from my first visit, (yes, I’ll be back) “Every exercise is a full body exercise” Coach TT

Tami Shuman

THOR Wellness Retreat Guest

It was a great opportunity to connect and bond with other like minded females and escape from reality.

Tina Shannon

THOR Wellness Retreat Guest

Thank you so much for an incredible and relaxing weekend filled with adventure, connection and great conversation. I will be thinking about these views for a long time. THOR is a very special place and so are the wonderful women who it attracts. I hope to come back soon!

Meet Our Yoga Team

Laura Golden

Certified Yoga Teacher

An 800-hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, Laura Golden has been sharing her passion for yoga with students worldwide since 2001. Her teaching journey spans diverse settings, from serene retreats to focused workshops and comprehensive teacher training courses. Areas of expertise include vinyasa (flow), yin, gentle, restorative, and standup paddleboard yoga. Laura infuses each class with breath awareness and meditation techniques. Students learn to cultivate presence, reduce stress, and find inner peace. Laura’s teaching style adapts seamlessly to diverse student backgrounds. From beginners to seasoned practitioners, everyone feels supported and encouraged. Laura fosters a focused yet serene atmosphere, allowing students to dive deeper into their practice. Her classes provide a sanctuary for growth and self-discovery.

Karen Ravensbergen

Herbalist & Yoga Teacher

Karen Ravensbergen brings a unique set of skills, experience and perspective to her role as our restorative yoga instructor and her classes are known for their uplifting and encouraging atmosphere. She focuses on Hatha and Restorative styles with great emphasis on conscious and mindful movement which helps build strength flexibility and mobility for greater ease and joy in movement. She is committed to offering classes which are challenging yet adaptive and accessible for individuals of all ages and abilities. She strives to help each student fully experience the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga practice. Karen is also a certified herbalist and aromatherapist with experience consulting, teaching and practicing in hospital and healthcare settings. She enjoys encouraging others in their use of holistic practices for optimum health and wellness.

Upcoming Retreats & Events

Jun 2024

{June 2024} Weekend Yoga & Hiking Restorative Retreat for Women - 3 Nights / 2 Days All-Inclusive Women's Retreat in Tennessee

Discover our luxuriously rustic all-inclusive weekend retreat designed for women, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Smoky Mountains and National Cherokee Forest only 3 hours from Nashville, TN and 1 hour away from Knoxville Airport. This retreat is ideal for those looking to unwind and recharge. Embrace the purity of virgin forests and crisp mountain air as you start each day with calming sunrise yoga, exploring Asanas and breath-connected flows. This experience helps you achieve balance, flexibility, and a serene mind. Enjoy a variety of activities including yoga sessions, picturesque hikes, rejuvenating massage therapy, and nourishing meals, all while connecting with other inspiring women. The retreat caters to all skill levels, welcoming everyone from beginners to advanced yogis.

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Jun 2024

{June 2024} The Art + Science of Personal Transformation with Glam Photoshoot / 5-Days All-Inclusive Women's Retreat in Tennessee

At this all-inclusive 50-acre virgin forestland sanctuary, nestled in the magical Smoky Mountains, we celebrate women's personal transformation & well-being in luxury and style. This magnificent mountaintop retreat, focuses on developing a resilient mindset, working on developing strong habits & connecting with other like-minded individuals looking to make life-long connections with others. Check out our celebratory photoshoot, fitness & spa activities included in this mind blowing experience. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

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Jul 2024

{July 2024} Emotional Eating Mastery Wellness Retreat for Women / 5-Day Luxury All-Inclusive Immersive Workshop in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

In this Emotional Eating & Wellness Retreat, we will learn to navigate the nuances of life after 40, which often brings a myriad of emotions, some of which can deeply influence our relationship with food. The "Emotional Eating Mastery" Curriculum is a specially designed immersive program that addresses the unique challenges faced by women over 40, offering tools and strategies to decode, understand, and transform emotional eating habits while simultaneously enjoying virgin forest land, mountain air and serenity. Yoga, meditation, hiking excursions and strength training are also included.

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Restorative Weekend Yoga Retreats for Women

Jul 2024

{July 2024} Weekend Yoga, Hiking & Meditation Retreat for Women - 3 Nights / 2 Days All-Inclusive Women's Retreat in Tennessee

This all-inclusive luxury mountaintop weekend yoga and hiking retreat for women near Nashville TN is a haven of bliss, a sanctuary for women seeking rejuvenation and deep relaxation. Immerse yourself in virgin forest land, mountain air and serenity. Begin your mornings with gentle sunrise yoga, Asanas and flows connecting body and breath. Find balance, flexibility, and inner calm. Align your being with grace and depth and enjoy a weekend of yoga, hiking, massage therapy, delicious healthy food and connection with other like-minded women. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Aug 2024

{August 2024} The Art + Science of Personal Transformation with Glam Photoshoot / 5-Days All-Inclusive Women's Retreat in Tennessee

At this all-inclusive 50-acre virgin forestland sanctuary, nestled in the magical Smoky Mountains, we celebrate women's personal transformation & well-being in luxury and style. This magnificent mountaintop retreat, focuses on developing a resilient mindset, working on developing strong habits & connecting with other like-minded individuals looking to make life-long connections with others. Check out our celebratory photoshoot, fitness & spa activities included in this mind blowing experience. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

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Weekend Yoga Retreats for Women

Aug 2024

{August 2024} Weekend Yoga, Hiking & Meditation Retreat for Women - 3 Nights / 2 Days All-Inclusive Women's Retreat in Tennessee

Escape to our luxurious and all-inclusive yoga and hiking retreat for women, perched atop a mountain near the Smoky Mountains and nestled within the Cherokee National Forest - about 3 hours drive from Nashville, TN and about 1 hour from Knoxville TN. Our weekend yoga retreat offers the perfect blend of rejuvenation and relaxation amidst pristine forest landscapes and fresh mountain air. Start your days with gentle sunrise yoga sessions, embracing Asanas and flows that harmonize body and breath. Experience enhanced balance, flexibility, and inner peace. The weekend includes yoga, scenic hikes, massage therapy, and nutritious meals, all while connecting with other like-minded women. This retreat welcomes participants of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

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Sep 2024

{September 2024} Luxury All-Inclusive 5 Days Mountaintop Yoga & Hiking Retreat for Women in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

This all-inclusive luxury mountaintop retreat near Nashville TN is a haven of bliss, a sanctuary for women seeking rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in virgin forest land, mountain air and serenity. Begin your mornings with gentle sunrise yoga, Asanas and flows connecting body and breath. Find balance, flexibility, and inner calm. Align your being with grace and depth. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Oct 2024

{October 2024} Luxury All-Inclusive 5 Days Mountaintop Yoga & Hiking Retreat for Women in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

This all-inclusive luxury mountaintop retreat near Nashville TN is a haven of bliss, a sanctuary for women seeking rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in virgin forest land, mountain air and serenity. Begin your mornings with gentle sunrise yoga, Asanas and flows connecting body and breath. Find balance, flexibility, and inner calm. Align your being with grace and depth. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Mar 2025

{March 2025} Luxury All-Inclusive 5 Days Mountaintop Yoga & Hiking w/ Meditation & Mindset Retreat for Women in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

This all-inclusive luxury mountaintop retreat is a haven of bliss, a sanctuary for women seeking rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in 50-acres of virgin forest land, mountain air and serenity. Begin your mornings with gentle sunrise yoga, Asanas and flows connecting body and breath. Find balance, flexibility, and inner calm. Align your being with grace and depth. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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{April 2025} Luxury All-Inclusive 5 Days Mountaintop Yoga & Hiking w/ Meditation & Mindset Retreat for Women in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

This all-inclusive luxury mountaintop retreat is a haven of bliss, a sanctuary for women seeking rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in 50-acres of virgin forest land, mountain air and serenity. Begin your mornings with gentle sunrise yoga, Asanas and flows connecting body and breath. Find balance, flexibility, and inner calm. Align your being with grace and depth. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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May 2025

{May 2025} Luxury All-Inclusive 5 Days Mountaintop Yoga & Hiking Retreat for Women in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains

This all-inclusive luxury mountaintop retreat is a haven of bliss, a sanctuary for women seeking rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in virgin forest land, mountain air and serenity. Begin your mornings with gentle sunrise yoga, Asanas and flows connecting body and breath. Find balance, flexibility, and inner calm. Align your being with grace and depth. Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

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