Johns Creek Yoga is the fulfillment of a long-held dream for Sheila. She began practicing yoga in 2000 with the idea that the postures would help stretch the muscles that were contracting as she trained for a half-marathon. What she discovered is that yoga stretched her mind and soul as much as it did her muscles. Her greatest pleasure is the opportunity to share the gift of yoga, and in that spirit, she resolved to bring a studio to her community in Johns Creek. In addition to daily classes at the studio, she facilitates Yoga teacher training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. Sheila’s classes are focused on alignment and infused with spirit and soulful exploration of the body, but they are also light-hearted and fun. She relishes the playfulness of the practice and encourages her students to be fearless and attempt new things in a safe and supported atmosphere. As a former Professor of American literature, Sheila loves to explore the connections between philosophy, poetry, religion and yoga, often building class around a specific theme or ending with a favorite poem or quotation. Sheila completed her 200 hour teacher training at Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs, and she completed her 500 hour training at the Kripalu Center in Massachusettes. She has trained with many incredible teachers, and she is honored to carry forth the wisdom and guidance that she received from them. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this beautiful and ancient practice.
Bloom, Grow, Blossom! Welcome Spring at Elohee with a One Day Retreat
Join Sheila McVay at the beautiful Elohee Retreat Center in Sautee Nacooche, GA (just an hour north of the studio) for this single day retreat and connect with possibility inherent in the newly awakening earth.
Few things can compare to the awakening of the earth in springtime when it comes to filling our hearts with optimism and a sense of possibility. The warming soil, the blossoming flowers, the shimmering sunshine, all invite the soul to awaken from hibernation and rejoice in new beginnings. Join Sheila McVay, yoga teacher and owner of Johns Creek Yoga, for a full day of celebration! Give yourself the freedom to delight in the richness of the moment and invite your spirit to blossom with awe and wonder at your connection to the tapestry of life and color that surrounds you.
Arrive at Elohee at 8:30am / Depart at 6 pm. Or stay the night for additional cost.
Pricing and Services
$120 Covers all of your expenses for the day.
Space is limited. Payment should be made in full at the time of booking.
What’s included in your package?
Included in your day:
Spring Equinox Celebration
Time to Journal, Rest and Reflect
Venue and Local Area
From the Elohee Website:
“The ecosystems of the Blue Ridge Mountains are exceptionally diverse. They range from moist, deep-soiled forested valleys to exposed ridges, mountain tops and balds. At Elohee we have planned our facilities to highlight these different niches and dynamic energies, so that we may more easily join the plants and animals and elements in discovering our own personal edge – where our growth is new and tender, where transformation is just emerging.
We believe this conscious partnership with the land and nature aids in transformation by enlivening our connection to the force of evolution. It provides the opportunity to explore healing on whatever level that you find as personally meaningful, be that physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
It is in this spirit that we translate El’-oh-hee as “sacred earth place.” In Cherokee, ElohÏ combines the roots ela or elo, meaning earth, and hÏ, place. From the ancient Hebrew, we have Elohim, invoking the sacred.”
This beautiful place of retreat and renewal is the perfect place to dive more deeply into your yoga practice and connect with Spirit. This retreat will invite you to gain inspiration from the breathtaking outer landscape to traverse your own vibrant and dynamic inner landscape. Connect with Nature outside to Nurture Yourself and return to your daily life feeling renewed!