Retreats and Professional Development

Retreats and Professional Development

Rest. Regulate. Reflect. Reset. Restore. Refresh. Rewire.

Harmony offers Group Retreats at our 354-acre camp in the foothills of Chilhowee Mountain in Maryville, Tennessee. We incorporate neuroscience informed activities that are centered in the wisdom of nature-based practices.

We offer customized retreats that fit your group’s needs. We can work with you to plan the retreat or support the retreat that you plan. Half-day, day-long, or multi-day experiences can include relaxation, nature-based activities, teambuilding activities, professional development … or just rocking on the lodge’s big front porch, looking up at the mountain, and breathing in the fresh air.

For more information, please contact Keith A. Bailey, Ph.D. – Professional and Community Development Director at

Available Retreat Activities

  • Sensory-based relaxation stations
  • Drum circle
  • Restorative yoga
  • Hiking
  • Self-directed crafts
  • Equine-based team building
  • Nature-based mindfulness
  • Climbing tower
  • Baking or culinary classes
  • Team scavenger hunt
  • Team building challenges (on a low ropes course, outdoor, or indoor)
  • Team communication and culture building activities

Available Professional Development

We can support your professional development presentations, customize training for your group, or offer the following:

  • Nature-based Therapeutic Experiences and the Science that Supports Being Outside
  • Recognizing the Impact of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Trauma in the Workplace
    • How Leaders and Supervisors Can Create a Trauma Responsive Work Environment
    • Reflective Supervision in the Workplace
  • The Impact of Trauma on the Brain, Body, and Behavior and the Healing Power of Relationships
  • Professional Development for Educators
    • Developmentally Sensitive and Trauma Informed Regulation Strategies for the Classroom
  • Trauma Responsive Sports Coaching
  • De-escalation Strategies and Techniques
  • Therapeutic Parenting Topics
  • Adoption and Foster Care Related Topics
  • Being a Trauma Responsive Faith Community
  • Taking Trauma Engagement from the Clinic to the Community: Creating a Therapeutic Web of Support