Healing Herbal Retreats & Intensives
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina
Please join me for an herbal healing retreat or intensive designed specifically for your individual needs in an idyllic setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. This living sanctuary offers a wide diversity of plant life growing in habitats ranging from woodlands to garden to meadow. There is a cultivated organic garden, horse pasture, forest, creek and meadow in which to identify medicinal plants.
Your soul will be soothed in ‘Rachel’s Garden’ where you can sit and swing in the gazebo while gazing out on flowers, herbs and fruit trees. Hakima, the gentle Arabian mare (a unicorn in disguise) loves being petted, walked, brushed and generally loved on. Stroll down magical pathways or journal in front of the picture window with stunning vistas overlooking the mountains.
Accommodations include a green built, two-story strawbale cottage with large picture windows on both levels, a full kitchen downstairs along with a living and dining area; bathroom and bedroom are upstairs. Beautifully appointed with fine art interiors and only half an hour from downtown Asheville. Learn more about Clearfield Cottage and the work of Ron Clearfield and Rachel Clearfied.
Healing Herbal Retreats and Intensives are all inclusive: transportation to and from the airport or nearby surrounding area, ingredients for meals, lunch catered daily, lodging, consultation, program, classes and materials.
What you will experience:
• Herbal Consultation
We will create a personalized wellness plan together that addresses lifestyle and incorporates medicinal herbs.
• Kitchen & Garden
We will prepare meals* together using fresh local organic ingredients while learning to cook with the seasons. You will also help to gather herbs for a medicine making class designed to your specific needs. *lunch will be catered
• Plant Identification Walks
Learn to identify plant communities and ethically harvest medicinals in the wild with an emphasis on Appalachian natives.
• Five Element Theory
This will benefit herbal practitioners at any level and individuals who want to support specific organ systems from the energetic perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
• Living Ceremony
We will perform ritual and living ceremony together, sing and dance and learn how to heal by calling on the wisdom of our higher self. You will walk with me through the Garden of the Devas and learn about Elemental and Devic energies and how to call on the spirit of the plants.
What you will gain:
• Lifestyle and herbal recommendations with resources and one follow up.
• A recognition and greater understanding of life patterns and how they affect spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health.
• Tools for recognizing patterns of imbalance.
• A new perspective based on Chinese Five Element Theory.
• A deeper understanding of the importance of aligning with the seasons and natural rhythms of the earth.
• Practical food preparation skills and a longevity plan.
• The knowledge of how to become more flexible and balanced between work and play.
What others have to say…
“Thea, you are excellent at what you do! I enjoyed your fun attitude, yet your professionalism is there when needed. I gained knowledge and the ability to apply it to my life. I enjoyed everything about this retreat; that is was fun and fluid, the information provided, the meals and cooking in a perfect setting. I would recommend a Healing Herbal Retreat to others.”
— Penny Dierickx, Moline, IL