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Coming Home to the Living Earth

June 4 - June 8

Join our skilled forest guides and naturalists for a deep dive into the life and lore of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia during this 5 day retreat.
Come experience…
– Mindful Forest Practices
– Local Ecology and Natural Systems
– Wildcrafting
– Circle Sharing and Listening
– Attuning to Diurnal Cycles
– Night Sky Watching
– Organic Farming
– Biodynamic Beekeeping
Come home to a more holistic sense of your place in the natural world.
The Location
Your home base for this adventure is a comfortable mountain top facility in Floyd, Virginia, surrounded by flower gardens and strolling paths, woods and forests shading the slopes down to a beautiful mountain river valley. The entire 200 acre campus of Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary and Riverstone Organic Farm is ours to explore and enjoy during this weeklong retreat.
Take a respite from the cares of daily life, recharge and renew through immersion in green and living spaces. Experience ways for reconnecting with the Living Earth both within and without. Participate at the level that is right for you.
– Council Circle with Katie Teague, Vision Quest Guide
– Biodynamic Beekeeping at Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary with Alex Tuchman and the Spikenard Team
– Awaken in Nature with ShirleyAnn Burgess, Kripalu Certified Forest Guide
– Feeling this Ancient Landscape with Rachel Lin Weaver, Artist, Naturalist, Educator
– Growing Organic Produce at Riverstone with Tiffany Thompson and Alex Hessler, Farmers
– Mindfulness Practice with Joe Klein
– Night Skywatching with Katy Morikawa, Shamanic Astrologer and Alex Tuchman, Biodynamic Farmer
– Drumming Circle with Kasey ‘Caveman’ Jones
– Forest Sitting Practice with Celeste Ray
– Medicine Walk: Gathering Guidance and Inspiration for the Journey Home with Katie Teague
– Morning movement and meditation practices
Where: Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary and Riverstone Organic Farm, Floyd, Virginia
When: Saturday June 4 – Saturday June 8, 2022
Meals: All included, homemade, delicious, organic and locally sourced.
Cost: $875 per person
Attendance: Adults, 10 minimum, 15 maximum.
Lodging: Sheltered group camping, indoor group sleeping, private tent camping or off-grid RV camping at a beautiful modern event space on the grounds of Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary, includes cots/mattresses, indoor showers, toilets, kitchen, and laundry. Indoor group sleeping, private tent camping and RV parking available.
Transportation: Pickup and dropoff at Roanoke Regional Airport, plus all transportation during the event.
Full Program details and payment portal here: https://sustainfloyd.org/coming-home-to-the-living-earth/


June 4
June 8
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Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
401 Hideaway Lane SE
Floyd, VA 24091 United States
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