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May 5-7, 2023 ~ Big Shifts. Deep Transformation. Love Yourself.

We are extremely excited to have our 3rd annual Better Health Retreat. Prepare yourselves for an adventurous experience filled with lots of fun, new activities, and comraderies with a strong focus on taking care of your mind, body, and spirit in new ways. Get ready to make BIG SHIFTS and unpack new perspectives to create deep TRANSFORMATIONS. We feel honored to be able to put this weekend together and offer it at Paradise Hills.

The Better Health Retreat is structured in a way that will allow you to try new things, get personalized instruction, and have fun... all wrapped up in a 3 day, 2 night weekend. There will be daily morning movement classes, healthy breakfasts, selective sessions, nutrition lunches, afternoon sessions to choose from, bountiful dinners and time together as a group; or individually at the resort's tasting room, spa or walking property.

You will have 3 workshop sessions to choose from (besides the already planned group sessions) offering health & wellness activities. The choices will be on a first come, first-serve basis so.... Sign Up ASAP.  Deadline for all registration is April 15, 2023, with no exceptions.

For those of you who would like to make this a complete weekend adventure, we will be offering 3 lodging options to include a private cabin, a private room & private bath, and a private room with a shared bath.

The Better Health Retreat will begin on Friday evening with an orientation & introductions at the lodge. A group challenge will be done to help us get to know each other. Please be at the lodge no later than 6:30 p.m. After the orientation, your evening is free time. Get settled into your accommodations and rest up for a weekend of fun.

The typical weekend itinerary:

Friday evening: Orientation, Goodie Bags, Ice-Breaker
Saturday morning: Posture Alignment Therapy; followed by breakfast
Saturday later morning: Session I of your choice, will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Lunch will be served at 12:00 at the Bistro.
Saturday afternoon: Session II will begin at 2 and go to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. at the Bistro with a bon-fire following.

Sunday morning: Posture Alignment Therapy, breakfast following.
Sunday later morning: Session III from 9a.m - 11a.m.

Sunday afternoon: Cabin check-out and Farewells.
**Dietary Restrictions can be accommodated.

We look forward to this exciting adventure and the many memories that will be made!
Ilke and Bob Lander

Workshop Sessions
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Healthy Lifestyle cooking class: No experience necessary. You will learn the skills to cook a healthy and nutritious meal while having fun and watching cost. These low-cost meals will show that you don't have to sacrifice flavor & taste for cost & health-conscious meals. 
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Aerial Yoga: A 1.5 hour gentle aerial Yoga class & overview of its benefits. You will cover breathing techniques, stretching, core strengthening exercises and different yoga poses. A very unique experience. 
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Hiking the Appalachian Mtns.: Starting at the Appalachian Trail, you will be guided by an avid trail hiker and safety specialist. There will be discussion on proper hiking equipment, hydration and safety. The group will hike approximately 2 hours at a moderate pace and see some off the trail special spots. 
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Nature Photography: No experience necessary. Just bring your camera....You will learn skills led by a professional photographer to capture nature's beauty. Topics covered are lighting, composition, equipment and perspective. Create your own masterpieces!
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Hot/Cold Therapy: Experience the benefits of sitting in the sauna to increase circulation and then cold plunge. Benefits include elevated energy, recover, immune support, , anti-inflammatory response, pain relief and stress relief.
Get a better night's sleep.

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Skin Care Class: In this class we'll dissect the ingredients of mainstream personal care products and makeup and reveal the dangers of continuous exposure to such toxic substances in chemical laden skincare as well as many household products. On the positive, we'll make a vital comparison to wholesome and organic skincare providing natural beauty and greater health! Feel free to bring any skincare or makeup products you'd like to examine and discuss!
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Painting: Spend your session calming your mind with a guided painting session. Create your own masterpiece to take home with you. All supplies provided.
No experience required. 
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Fermentation: In this class, we'll discuss the history and benefits of vegetable fermentation. We'll go over the interesting health benefits of fermented vegetables, as well as experience "hands-on" how to make simple yet delicious sauerkraut and kimchi :-) It will be a fun, interactive class of fermented goodness!
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Posture Alignment Therapy Assessment

Get a private evaluation of your body's alignment and posture using posture alignment therapy by certified therapist, Robert Lander. You will be provided with exercises to help improve your posture and create a pain-free life. Follow-up one-on-one sessions available in-person or virtual for lifestyle changes.

Registration & Payment

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. This means, availability in all workshops is not guaranteed. A final itinerary will be sent to all guests on April 15, 2023.
Registration Form Here  Forms can be mailed or emailed at 

Payment may be made in FULL by check. OR: a 50% non-refundable deposit may be made online (+3% credit card processing fee)
Mail Checks To: Paradise Hills Resort
366 Paradise Road, Blairsville, GA 30512

Registration is complete upon the receipt of the application AND payment.

The Retreat price is $589 per person.

Lodging Options

1. Private One-Bedroom Cabin:  $258 plus fees & taxes (only 4 available)

2. Private Room & Private Bath:  $159 plus fees & taxes (10 available)

3. Private Room & Shared Bathroom:  $139 plus fees & Taxes (6 available)

*If you prefer to book a different cabin options, you may do so directly on our website online booking.*