Well Being Retreat Center - Event

Harvesting Wisdom

Acceptance and Integration Training (AAIT)

with Melanie McGhee and David Patterson

October 1 - 3, 2021

Continue the adventure into expanded consciousness in the good company of AAIT™ practitioners and friends.



Join us for a retreat into Presence.


Continue the adventure into expanded consciousness. Nourished by the beauty of east Tennessee and great good company, we will explore satori, seeing into one’s true nature. Discover doorways into momentary enlightenment that can also be used to help resolve problems and orient to NOW.


Remarkably, incorporating these practices into our personal lives strengthens our ability to access a direct experience of truth at will.


Friends are welcome to join our open retreat meetings with ample free time to restore and explore the beautiful grounds while practitioners are in session.

Your Facilitators:

Melanie McGhee, LCSW & David Patterson, Ph.D.

Melanie and David have been committed to daily meditation practice for more than 30 years. As a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, David brings a grounding in science to the pragmatic cultivation of presence. Melanie is the founder of Acceptance and Integration Training®, an approach to change rooted in freedom fostering spacious awareness and more conscious life choices. A multi decade study of the wisdom traditions enlivens their exploration of seeing into the nature of being.

We will gather at the Well Being Retreat Center (www.wellbeingretreatcenter.org), nestled along the Powell River in scenic Northeast Tennessee. The Wellbeing Retreat Center offers comfortable accommodations and ample meeting space that inspires an awareness of silence and simplicity. Surrounded by nature, we will have access to a labyrinth, riverside pavilion, fire pit, hiking and beauty at every turn.


Can you read these words without being somewhere else?


Program Schedule


The retreat will begin with check in Friday October 1st between 4:00 pm o 5:30 pm. Supper will be served at 6:00 pm Friday evening. All meals, snacks, teas and coffee will be served through the event. The retreat will end after lunch on Sunday October 3, 2021.

About the Venue - Well Being Retreat Center


There will be time to enjoy the 160 acres of rural Tennessee land and the 2 1/2 miles of Powell River frontage.

The Well Being Retreat Center offers a conducive environment for this event: quiet natural spaces, climate controlled main event room, and delicious healthy food.

Tuition and Accommodations (Meals & Lodging)

Please click here to register first with Melanie & David for Tuition ($375 for Practitioners; $275 for Friends), then register for Accommodations (Meals and Lodging) with Well Being Retreat Center using the online form below.

Accommodations for this 2-night weekend retreat range from $160 - 340, depending on housing options selected . This includes your tuition, meals, snacks, and lodging for the weekend. Food provided will be mostly gluten-free non-vegetarian with a vegetarian option at each meal. (Vegetarian may include eggs and dairy.) Lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis; there are a limited number of single rooms. The Tiny Houses and the earth-sheltered private cabins by the river are both listed as "Private Cabins." For pictures of the lodging options, go here. There is also a low cost option for camping by the river with bathrooms and hot showers nearby. 

Go here to review Well Being's Accommodations Policies.

Please use the form below to Register for Accommodations (Meals and Lodging)

Contact & Questions

Contact Melanie McGhee if you have any questions about the content of the event:  (865-484-4104, Melanie@aait.solutions

Contact Patty@WellBeingCC.org or at 423-626-9000 if you have questions about facilities or accommodations.


After you have "Previewed" your Registration form, scroll again to bottom of page to "Submit" your registration. You will then be redirected to PayPal to make payment for your Accommodations.