Welcome to the journey of your life!

The Power of Awareness and Yoga Retreat at Elohee in North Georgia, February 26 to March 1, 2020 

“You’ve been called here to expand the awareness of your Soul, and to be all that you can be in this incarnation. It is time for your Truth to be remembered, experienced and integrated—now.” Laina


The Power of Awareness (POA) and Yoga Retreat is designed to offer seekers of Truth a comprehensive roadmap of the spiritual journey everyone must travel, from conception to enlightenment. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey, or you’ve been an avid participant for years, or even decades, during the POA Retreat everything you know about life and spirituality will finally come together. Once this happens, your entire life’s journey will finally begin to make perfect sense, empowering you with the profound ability to make the most important choice of your life: Awaken your Magnificence!

Due to the nature of this workshop, space is limited to only 10 participants.

Investment in your transformation is only $1,295 if registered by January 31, 2020 and $1,450 thereafter.

The weekend retreat will be held in the beautiful Thanksgiving House at Elohee Retreat Center in the North GA Mountains, a 3-story home with cozy bedrooms, living & dining room, full kitchen, fireplaces and a full yoga studio on the 3rd floor.

Our experience is capped at 10 participants. Please book as soon as possible to reserve your space and secure your preferred shared accommodations.

Registration fee is all Inclusive of room, delicious organic meals, yoga and workshop. Room’s will be assigned on a first come basis:

  • Master w/ King bed (for 2), private bath, waterfall view
  • Queen Bed (for 2), shared bath w/ waterfall view & upper patio  
  • Queen bed (for 2), shared bath
  • Double bed + twin bed, shared bath 
  • 3 Twin beds, shared bath, waterfall view
  • 2 Twin beds, shared bath, waterfall view 

To view our accommodations, in the Thanksgiving House, and the surrounding grounds, please click here: https://www.elohee.org/facilities/the-cabin/

The POA Retreat is intuitively formatted as it invites each participant on an individual journey within, where information will lead you to transformation and ultimately to the liberation of the magnificence that lies in waiting within our very core.  The Power of Awareness will gradually reveal the natural process through which we come to remember our innate alignment with Source, by offering a simple to understand yet in-depth overview of the distinct differences between our humanity and our divinity: between our head and our heart, our ego and our Soul. Simply put, the POA program will make it very clear not only how, but why, your entire life is always a choice between Love and fear, whether you are conscious of it or not.


“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” Abraham Maslow

The Power of Awareness Retreat is designed to offer all participants, regardless of cultural, religious or spiritual backgrounds, an in-depth overview of the process by which all humans became conditioned, programmed if you will, to forget our innate and natural connection with our Divine Creative Source, which goes by many names. This conditioning solidifies our egoic identity, which has us believe, and act as if, we are separate from each other. The human ego is the source of all fears and all human suffering. During The POA Retreat you will also become intimately Aware of your Divine Essence, as we take an in-depth journey into our Soul, or Spirit, which is the Source of all Love, Compassion and Infinite Bliss. 

Upon completion of this workshop you will become aware of:


Infinite wisdom that is available to those who choose to Awaken


Creative energy that will activate a deeper sense of aliveness and wellbeing


The profoundly different, and opposing belief systems, of your head/fear and your heart/love


How, and why, you have come to believe what you believe, and how it limits or frees you


That your birthright is to experience never-ending love, joy and inner peace


How your beliefs have limited your access to greater abundance, wellness, and deeply connected relationships


Discern between your heart’s desires and your perceived responsibilities


The distinction between Divine Unconditional Love and Human egoic love


Awakening requires that you become intimately aware of the distinctions between your ego and your Soul/Spirit

POA will assist you in recognizing that all you are asked to give up, in order to Awaken your Magnificence, are your old stories, limiting & dis-empowering beliefs and habitual patterns that no longer serve you and only sabotage your bliss. In return, you will experience more energy, more creativity, more love, joy, and indescribable inner peace…because life is meant to be FUN and EASY!

During this profoundly deep and simple to follow POA journey, not only will you discover that there is nothing wrong with you, but you will actually become aware that who you truly are is whole, perfect and exquisitely magnificent!


The POA weekend workshop hours are as follows:

Thursday: Check in between 9:00 and 10:00 am.

Workshop times are 10:30 am to 10:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am to completion (approximately 10:00 pm)

Sunday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Pre-register to reserve your spot with a $250 deposit. For any additional questions, please email Laina@Lainaorlando.com


Attending with a curious mind and an open heart, is crucial in order to expand your self-awareness. Believing that there is a loving and intelligent Source, greater than us, is necessary for anyone to fully benefit from their POA experience. The wisdom within POA is layered, and for this reason we encourage all POA participants to return, as often as they can to assist in future workshops, for a minimal registration cost, to experience the full depth of the message contained within the entire POA experience. Please keep in mind that although Laina received this workshop to teach in 2007, through Divine Inspiration, the material is consistent with the teachings of A Course In Miracles and will be often mentioned during The Power of Awareness Retreat.

To learn more about Elohee, please visit: https://www.elohee.org/

Details for the Power of Awareness and Yoga Retreat


Presented by: Laina Orlando, Awareness Coach, Director of The Awareness Academy and Author


Date: February 26 to March 1,2020


Time: Check-in Feb. 26th between 9:00 - 10:00 am. Check out March 1 at 2:00 pm


Place: Elohee Center 81 Hobart Lane, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571 Elohee ( EL-oh-HEE ) is a Cherokee word meaning “earth place”


Price: Deposit to reserve your spot $250. Remaining balance due by Feb. 21. Early Bird Special $1,295 if registered by Jan. 31. General Registration $1,450


Direct all questions to: Laina@LainaOrlando.com


A modern-day mystic, Laina Orlando, takes a fresh and fun approach by simplifying spirituality for today’s seekers of Truth. Laina’s own spiritual awakening propelled her to share with others what is possible, when one truly commits to navigating the path to Self-Awareness. As an Awareness Coach, Author, Creator of The Power of Awareness Program and The Awareness Academy, Laina is a tireless crusader, committed to helping others awaken the magnificent that Giant that is within each of us. Her simple techniques and practical tools help transform weighty spiritual concepts into bite-size morsels that can be applied into everyday life.  Her mantra is: Life is fun and easy!



Kathy Shaul will join Laina Orlando for this retreat. 

Joyologist, Yoga E-RYT 200, Yoga Tune Up®, Roll Model® Method, Reiki Practitioner, Graduate of Whitewinds Institute of Energy Medicine, Member Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists

Self-care specialist and wellness warrior, Kathy empowers people with easy to use, effective tools for physical, emotional and energetic health. Through conscious movement and breathing we heal, have more energy, are less stressed and are kinder. To ourselves and one another. Side effects may include improved focus, and circulation, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, weight management, better health, restful sleep, ability to breathe, JOY, inner peace, LOVE.

Passionate about self-care as health care, Kathy teaches yoga, mobility work, breathing, self-massage, and energy alignment. Sacred soul care to nourish body, mind, and spirit. 

Kathy customizes private, small group and corporate wellness programs, and teaches public classes at Oya Yoga Studio in Alpharetta and Dance Stop Studios in Marietta.