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Nature Cure Retreat 7/1-7/5

July 1 @ 12:00 am - July 5 @ 12:00 am

$599
Elderberrys Lisa Ganora Herbal Education & Retreat Center

Nature Cure Retreat
July 1-5, 2021

The Nature Cure Retreat is rooted in the simple yet profound healing powers of reconnecting the human body, mind, heart & spirit with Nature

Welcome to our five-day Nature Cure Retreat where we will step out of the hectic pace of modern life & into the timeless healing realm of Nature & the Elements: embracing Earth, Water, Air & Fire

Throughout the Nature Cure Retreat, you will be reconnecting your body, mind, heart & spirit with:

  • Earth & Sun
  • Healing power of fresh Air
  • Hydrotherapy with pure Rocky Mountain Water
  • Balanced cycles of rest & activity – natural time
  • Individually tailored diets of nutrient-dense organic foods & local herbs
  • Meditation & mindfulness of the body
  • Simple exercises to fully inhabit & honor the Life Power that moves through all beings

SCHEDULE

Below is a general outline of what we will cover – a detailed schedule & more information are provided when you register

  • Afternoon: set up camp or settle into lodging, orientation, tour of the farm, relaxing into being here in the beautiful North Fork Valley of the Colorado Rockies … breathe our pure mountain air!
  • Evening: community gathering & opening circle to introduce ourselves & the plants & animals who share these mountains. Outdoor dinner on site (food truck with delicious local organic options: respecting vegan, paleo, food intolerances)
  • After dinner presentation: Introduction to Nature Cure. Lisa Ganora takes us on a lively tour of the European & American roots of Nature Cure & follows the lineage back through Arabic, Greek & Egyptian traditions. We’ll introduce the Four Directions model for healing & self-care as a foundation & pattern for our Nature Cure experience
  • Morning session: Earth. Exercises, experiences & meditations to regenerate the Life Power by connecting to the energies of Earth. Grounding, earthing, experiencing the soil & bones of the planet, journeying down under. Community talking stick circle to conclude
  • Siesta – relax in Nature or catch up on some healing sleep (2 hours)
  • Afternoon session: Air. Exercises & experiences to regenerate the Life Power by connecting to the energies of Air. Breathing, toning, chanting, moving the Qi. Connecting to the breath of the Green People (plants). Talking stick circle
  • Friday after dark: Dinner on site (organic food truck). Gather around the community stone firepit for some Rocky Mountain merry-making or relax under the stars in the aromatic hydrotherapy garden
  • Morning session: Exercises, experiences & meditations to regenerate the Life Power by connecting to the energies of Fire. Singing to the Sunrise, Sun meditations, cultivating the Inner Fire. Talking stick circle
  • Siesta – relax in Nature or catch up on some healing sleep (2 hours)
  • Afternoon session: Water. Exercises, experiences & meditations to regenerate the Life Power by connecting to the energies of Water. Moving & meditation to connect the water within to the waters of the Earth. Singing with the water. Learning to honor Water. Getting to know the live waters of our creek
  • After dark: Gather around the community stone fire pit for a fire & water ceremony. Or relax under the stars in the aromatic hydrotherapy garden
  • Morning session: Bringing the Elements in balance. Moving meditation for the Four Directions. Creating the Four Directions mandala of experience, connections, intentions & calling
  • Siesta – relax in Nature or catch up on some healing sleep (2 hours)
  • Afternoon session: Continue with the work of the morning. Creating the Four Directions mandala. Ceremony to honor the Balance of the Elements & Interdependence Day!
  • After dark: Silent group hike to experience the Night, Stars, Sky, Moon & the quiet within. Time for the integration of all the Elements
  • Morning session: Crafting our Nature Cure personal healing plans. Intentions & affirmations. Weaving the Future. Gratitude to the Elements & Beings who have been our teachers
  • Closing circle – pass the talking stick & share your aha’s, uh-oh’s, insights & creations. Sign up for continuing connections
  • We’ll finish in time for all to pack up & travel home – we’ll miss you & we hope to see you again soon!

Nature Cure Retreat

July 1-5, 2021

The Details…

BIPOC: One full scholarship available, please email us for details

Covid Adaptations

Depending on conditions, workshops will be limited to the allowed number of participants & will be held in covered but open outdoor structures &/or outside with social distancing; we follow appropriate sanitation & masking practices

Lodging

Various indoor options available at the farm or nearby (private or shared tiny house, hostel, AirBnB, studio apartment, etc.); because options change with the season, we’ll send info upon request – generally, they range from $50-$100/night

Registration

$599 includes all workshop activities & supplies, platform or meadow camping (with use of bathhouse), morning & mid-day organic feasts (vegan, paleo, & food intolerance savvy) & evening festivities

Refund Policy

  • Cancel one week or more before the workshop: full refund minus a $99 cancellation fee
  • Cancel less than a week before the workshop: registration transferable to another workshop, minus a $99 cancellation fee

REGISTER NOW

This 5-day workshop is $599

Nature Cure Registration Form
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Details

Start:
July 1 @ 12:00 am
End:
July 5 @ 12:00 am
Cost:
$599

Venue

Elderberry’s Farm
1978 Harding Road
Paonia, CO 81428 United States
Phone:
720-722-4372