You Are More

An Intention-Setting Wellness Retreat for
visionary women of color

You Ready?

You Deserve More

Are you ready to experience more fulfillment, joy, love, support, and success in your life?

Do you feel like your current experience isn’t 100% in alignment with the big vision you have?

Or maybe, you’ve started to experience the high vibes of being in flow and want MORE of it? 

Join us for a weekend of disconnecting to connect IRL, with yourself and your desires. 

3 days / 2 nights to set powerful intentions for your life, and the chance to connect with other women passionate about living out their deepest desires.

Not sure what those are? 

Need a few days to reconnect with them?

Let’s walk this walk together.

Your Facilitators

Women who want to see you win

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Shawntel White

Certified Yoga Teacher
Confidence Coach

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Retreat Facilitator Tia Forbes Headshot

Tia Forbes

Development Trainer
The Knack Brand

You Are More Retreat Partner Oyah Kheperu

Oyah Kheperu

Sound Healing

Your Host

Let's go Together

Retreat Host Simone Cheri

Simone Cheri

When was the last time someone talked you into your dreams?

YAM is the manifestation of all that I’ve ever needed. After years of spending money, time, and energy on courses and coaching trying to make a business I had simply outgrown “work,” I realized what I needed was a safe space and community with women who look like me, shared similar mindsets and struggles, and most importantly that had daring visions like I’ve had for as long as I can remember.

I get to host this retreat alongside some amazing women in my life, my facilitator partners, who are as radiant and passionate about their self-development and purpose as we invite you to call MORE into your life. Because you deserve it.

I’m on a mission to create a global community of Black women who can truly support each other — sans ego, judgment, or shaming. A space that builds the collective up to believe in themselves and realize their wildest personal and professional dreams.

What's Included

Two retreat experiences to choose from:

High Vibes + Next Level

All retreat attendees have access to:

3 days/2 nights of accommodations at Elohee Retreat Center

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (vegan/vegetarian options available)

24-hour tea service at the Tea House

Daily motivation meditation and sound bath session

Daily morning yoga

Welcome Fireside chat

Next Level Retreatants (also) Get:

The Next Level retreat experience is designed for those who want to dive a little deeper and get 1:1 time with our facilitators

Next Level perks include:

Private room accommodations (1 king + 2 queen rooms available)

Choice of two 60-min 1:1 sessions with your facilitators:

Brand Breakthrough Session (w/ Simone Cheri)

Confidence Coaching (w/ Shawntel White)

Sound Healing Session (w/ Oyah Kheperu)

60-min Fitness Circuit (w/ Oyah Kheperu)

Personalized Lifestyle Design Session  (w/ T. Forbes)

bonuses to enjoy

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Pre-treat Virtual Meetup

We’re building bonds before we touch down through our new moon virtual experience. The pre-treat is an optional (but highly recommended) online meetup for retreatants to connect before arrival day. We’ll also lay the framework for intention setting so you can get the most out of your experience and start the weekend clear on what you came for (and want to walk away with).

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Exclusive YAM Toolkit

A curated collection of activities, resources, and services to keep the fun going after the retreat is over. From coaching sessions for your personal development and wellness to technical services to help overcome challenges in your passion projects or business, this hub contains resources from black women-owned and ally businesses that want to see you win.

Your Experience Perks

Retreat Swag Pack – A curated collection of items to enhance your retreat experience during the weekend and treats to take home to continue the experience.

Access to a growing network of black women professionals and entrepreneurs on a similar path

Pre-planned accommodations and logistics so you can relax, relate, release and receive

On-location community support

Forward momentum in overcoming the roadblocks in your life and tapping into areas of opportunity

Safe space for radical self-exploration and tuning into your most authentic self

Programming, facilitated by retreat partners, curated to support Black women in healing, fostering more meaningful social and industry connections, and having unforgettable experiences as they navigate life, pursue passions, and build businesses.

Access to a members-only, private online community

Optional Add-Ons

** Add-on services are coordinated directly with the retreat center and based on their availability **

60-minute Massage or 60-minute Reiki Session

What's (not) Included

Transportation to/from the retreat center

Retreat Schedule

January 27 - 29,2023 | Nacoochee, GA


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM     Arrival

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM     Get Settled and Say Hello

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM     Welcome Meet & Greet

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM     Dinner

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM      Fireside Chat


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     Breakfast

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM     Lifestyle Design Workshop

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Mindfulness Yoga + Sound bath

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM      Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM       Choose Your Adventure (Open)

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM      Vision Boarding with Intention

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM       Inner Knowing Workshop

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM      Choose Your Adventure (Open)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM      Dinner

7:00 PM – Until             Divine Feminine: Ladies Night In  


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM    Mindfulness Yoga + Sound bath

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Choose Your Adventure (Open)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM      Lunch

1:00 PM                          Departure… until next time

The Location

Elohee retreat Center

This year we’re excited to host YAM at the Elohee Retreat Center in Nacoochee, GA. Elohee is a 2-hour drive from downtown Atlanta by car.

Join Us!


Choose Your Experience


Release, Redefine, and Reconnect
$ 997 Pay In Full
  • Shared Room (Double Occupancy)
  • All Meals Included
  • Daily Morning Yoga
  • Daily Sound Bath Healing
  • Welcome Fireside Chat
  • 24-hour Access to Tea House
  • Retreat Swag Bag
  • YAM Toolkit Perks
  • Pre-treat Virtual Meetup
  • Online, Private Members-Only Community
  • Two 1:1 Next Level Sessions


For a more personalized experience
$ 1497 Pay In Full
  • Private Room (Single Occupancy)
  • All Meals Included
  • Daily Morning Yoga
  • Daily Sound Bath Healing
  • Welcome Fireside Chat
  • 24-hour Access to Tea House
  • Retreat Swag Bag
  • YAM Toolkit Perks
  • Pre-treat Virtual Meetup
  • Online, Private Members-Only Community
  • Two 1:1 Next Level Sessions

Is this right for you?

Who We Do It For

  • You’ve been getting called to show up in the world in ways that *occasionally* induce fear and excitement
  • You’re in a transition period and not quite sure what’s next
  • You are ready to reclaim your power and time so you can finally create the life you want
  • You’ve started experiencing all the goodness you’re destined for and want to manifest more of it by being intentional about it
  • You want a safe space to process what MORE means for you and be in community with women on a similar path
  • You want to kickstart 2023 with powerful intentions to bring MORE of your desires into your life

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Answering Your Q's

The only things we recommend preparing are your heart, mind and intentions. Through experience, we’ve learned that when you know why you are doing something, it helps in knowing what to do. 

We’ll help you with this if you decide to join the virtual pre-treat meetup being held the week before the retreat. During this 60-min online session, we’ll do a few activities to get you out of your head and into your body to set powerful intentions for your retreat experience and 2023 goals in general.

Our retreat destination, the Thanksgiving House, has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. All bedrooms, except the primary bedroom, share a bathroom.

The property’s bedrooms are as follows:

Second Floor

1 Primary bedroom with a king bed (private bath)

1 Queen bedroom (shared bath)

1 Double bed + twin bed (shared bath)

Third Floor

1 Queen bedroom (shared bath)

3 twin beds (shared bath)

2 twin beds (shared bath)

Retreat attendees are responsible for transportation to and from the retreat center. The facility is located in the north GA mountains, and is a two hour drive from downtown Atlanta.

The address of the property will be provided to confirmed participants no later than 1 week prior to the arrival date.

Your retreat schedule has been designed to make this experience your own. We’ve built in free time, otherwise known as Choose Your Own Adventure time, to allow space for whatever your heart desires.

Services offered directly by Elohee must be arranged prior to the retreat and are given on a first requested basis.

Massage + Reiki cost: $90 for 60 mins // $120 for 90mins

During registration, make to sure to let us know you would like to book one of these services and we’ll connect you with the Elohee contact to confirm your service.

Retreat fees are not refundable. You’re welcome to transfer your spot if you can’t attend and would like to gift a friend; must be no later than 14 days prior to the retreat start date.

Elohee is an alcohol and intoxicant-free facility.

Pets are not allowed unless they are certified service animals. If you need to bring a certified service animal, a non-refundable pet fee of $100 is required by Elohee.

You will also be responsible for any damages.

About Us

YAM retreat experiences are curated to foster personal and professional development and support of black women founders, self-employed professionals, and passion pursuers. Our retreats bring women together to transform their life and business through group workshops and introspective activities. YAM leverages the powerful inspiration sparked by new environments and connections to help black women experience new levels of freedom and growth on their journey.

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