Upcoming Events

Posted May 29th, 2011

We are currently planning new events to take place at the Hostel over the coming weeks. Details of these will be published very soon.

May 2011 Fundraisers

Posted May 14th, 2011

The Hostel will be holding a couple of fundraisers in May to benefit the Hostel’s Land Trust a registered 501 (c)(2) non-profit.

Massage Benefit, May 23rd-27th

In 2006, Sati traveled to Thailand and completed extensive study of Thai Massage. While in the city of Chiang Mai she completed over 400 hours of training in Thai Massage, including private study with Rinraya “Ohm” Pankosol at the Sunshine School. She graduated from the 11 week Comprehensive Professional and Teacher Training Program at the ITM School directed by Chongkol “John” Setthakorn, and took part in several community service projects teaching and giving Thai Massage to those of the Thai community in need. During that time, Sati also completed additional courses in Thai Foot Reflexology and Thai Herbal Compress. In the U.S. Sati pursued additional study in Thai Massage under Ariela Grodner, and attended the renowned Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida to became nationally certified and licensed in the state of Florida in June 2008. Sati aims to facilitate personal insight and healing through the medium of touch, meditative focus and loving-kindness. This month, from May 23rd through the 27th, Sati will be joining us here at the Hostel, and will be offering several types of massage (Swedish, Deep Tissue/NMT, Traditional Thai) to our guests for a suggested donation to benefit the Hostel Land Trust. Please contact the Hostel at (912) 264-9738 to schedule a 60-minute session. For more information about Sati visit her website

Yoga Fundraiser Retreat May 27-29

The Hostel in the Forest is hosting a fundraising retreat on the weekend of May 27-29 2011. Guests should plan to arrive early Friday evening to share in our scrumptious, wholesome (vegan) communal dinner. The cost of the retreat, including dinners for both nights, will be $100 per person. We have a limit on the number of guests we can accommodate for the event so please sign up early.

Friday May 27th. Night – Meditative and Contemplative Practice – After dinner on Friday night we’ll gather for a candlelit meditation and Kirtan practice with yoga instructor Bela Watson.

Saturday May 28th. – Instructors will hold a variety of sessions throughout the day Saturday, including Gentle Flow Yoga, Acro Yoga, Ashtanga, Hatha Raja, Pranayama & Dhyana, and Kirtan.

Saturday Evening Labyrinth Walk/Meditation – After dinner on Saturday we will gather at the labyrinth for a candlelit walking meditation. When walking a labyrinth, you meander back and forth, turning 180 degrees as you enter each new circuit. When you shift your direction in this way, you also shift your awareness from the right brain to left brain. This is one of the reasons the labyrinth is believed to induce receptive states of consciousness. It is also said help to balance the chakras.

Sunday May 29th. Morning – Silent Group Meditation, Q & A Session, and closing circle.

This intends to be a weekend of shared wisdoms, magical food, serene environment and healing of body, mind, and spirit and as a valuable fundraiser for the Hostel’s Land Trust, a registered 501 (c)(2) non-profit.