will always be grateful for this peaceful, healing, transformative time
away from everyday life." --Dr. Chris Forester
found our time with you thoroughly refreshing, came away with delighted
palates and sated tummies (and no weight gain) and, most important,
have been using the tools you transmitted to us. The journeywork was
amazing, novel and authentic, something more than just active
imagination at work! And I'm a convert to craniosacral therapy ...
utterly amazing."--Healing Retreat Client, May 2003
Are you in
need of healing for mind, body, or spirit? Take a break from your
routine to enjoy tranquil surroundings and expertly prepared
home-cooked, natural food, with the time and space to experience
healing treatments matched to your needs and the focus on you and your
growth. Spend quality time with respected shamanic teachers and healers
trained in massage therapies, craniosacral work and energy healing.
past weekend I had the wonderful experience of a retreat at Dragon
Waters. When I arrived I was in the middle of a healing crisis with
very low energy levels and pain in all my
joints, among other things. Bekki and Crow immediately took the horse
by the reins and began what would be an awe-inspiring consultation. I
received craniosacral therapy, massage, shamanic healing, an
astrological consult and some very sound advice.
site is remarkably beautiful. Dragon Waters is snuggled into a valley
with a beautiful stream surrounding two sides. There are lovingly
tended herb gardens as well as a nearby spring that provides incredibly
delicious water. I cannot say enough about the food. Meals were
prepared with obvious loving care and were par with a five star
restaurant only much healthier.
the time I
left I was feeling much better. My energy levels were up, my joints no
longer hurt and my TMJ was much better. I ran into a colleague today
and she remarked that my whole demeanor had changed. I hope to be able
to experience another one of these retreats in the
Retreat Client, Spring 2004
Enjoy the experience of a personal
healing retreat at Dragon Waters. Join us for a day, a weekend or a
full week of focused and intense healing and teaching, designed to meet
your needs. Retreats are available for individuals or couples,
- powerful shamanic healing sessions for
spiritual, emotional and physical issues
- Structural Therapy and massage
- Craniosacral work
- astrological consultation, tarot, and other
- training in shamanic techniques appropriate
for your healing and growth
- gourmet, home-cooked food from a wide
variety of cuisines
- a restful healing environment in which to
effect positive change
Bekki and Crow
and Crow are experienced practitioners and teachers of all the major
shamanic healing techniques including soul retrieval, psychopomp work
and exorcism, extraction and energy healing. Each has more than 20
years of active work with clients, and 20 years of teaching shamanism.
is a licensed massage therapist practicing Structural Therapy. Both
Crow and Bekki do cranio-sacral work and have many years of training
and experience in other healing modalities.
Bekki is a
professional astrologer and tarot reader and both she and Crow are
proficient in a variety of divinatory techniques.
are gourmet cooks familiar with a wide variety of ethnic cuisines as
well as the Blood-Type Diet. We cook with local, free-range, mostly
organic ingredients obtained from farmers and growers in Athens and
surrounding counties. We eat a wheat-free diet and are open to cooking
with your dietary needs in mind.
visit is planned by you with Crow and Bekki, and includes a balanced
combination of healing sessions, meals, relaxation and extracurricular
activities appropriate to your interests, your needs and the time you
have available. Weekend or weeklong healing sessions often include
custom tailored shamanic training, which allows you to maximize the
effectiveness of the healing you receive.
built on the foundations of a log cabin dating to the mid 1800s. A
creek encircles the house, thus the (Feng Shui inspired) name, Dragon
Waters. We live a simple life style, cooking and heating with wood. Our
drinking water is supplied by a local spring famous throughout the
county for its quality. Our five cats and one dog add a great measure
of love and healing to Dragon Waters. Guests have the option of a
private room or camping space on the land, and a private bathroom with
day retreat with three meals and
an overnight stay is $200. A two-day, two-night weekend (arrive Friday,
depart Sunday) including 5 meals is $375. A five-day or four- or
five-night 'week' (arrival and departure days to be arranged) including
14 meals is $750. A seven-day or six- or seven-night week including 20
meals is $875.
per person for one or two people.
The cost for our retreats includes three meals a day, tea or coffee
breaks, daily healing sessions, teaching where applicable, and a
private room. We can also refer you to accredited practitioners and
therapists in the area who work with EMDR, Reflexology, Pranic Healing,
etc. Their charges vary and are not included in the healing retreat
separate cost, there are also several
campgrounds and bed and breakfast facilities nearby, ranging from plain
to deluxe in style and cost.
Waters is easily reached
by car: 20 minutes from Athens OH, 2 hours from Columbus OH, 6 hours
from Washington DC, 8 from Chicago, 8 from Columbia SC and 9 from
Bus and limo
service are available from
Columbus International Airport into Athens. We can pick you up in
Columbus for $50 for one or two people; round trip $100. One-way taxi
service, Columbus to Athens, varies from $90 up per person. There are
advantages to renting your own vehicle at the airport if you want to
tour the area. We happily provide transportation, at no additional
cost, for travel around the area, which we can help you design into
Waters includes 16 acres of wild, wooded, hilly, wonderful land, with
streams, springs, places for meditation, and plenty of walking trails.
There is ample opportunity for exercise during your visit.
is beautiful Ash Cave, part of the Hocking Hills
State Park complex which includes Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Rock
House and other formations, as well as camping facilities, a lodge,
cabins and other amenities.
State Forest is adjacent to Dragon Waters, part of Zaleski
State Forest. There are riding stables in the area and a Horse Camp
at nearby Lake
Hope State Park.
Meigs Counties are home to several practicing herbalists and herb and
native-plant nurseries including Companion Plants Herb Nursery,
specializing in Chinese medicinal plants and the Restless Native and
Athens Farmer's Market, with up to 50 vendors, many specializing in
organic food. Athens also boasts a vast array of artists and
craftspeople, and several fine galleries. Forty-five minutes to the
north and west are the Hocking Hills
State Parks) with beautiful caves and other areas of interest.
is about 2 hours away, The Adena/Hopewell Mounds in southwestern Ohio
are 2-3 hours away, the Leo Petroglyph State Monument is about an hour,
all to the west. Flint Ridge and the Mound Complex near Newark OH are
about 2 hours north of us. This website covers most of the
Adena/Hopewell mound sites in
central/southern Ohio: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/ohc/archaeol/p_indian/
or book your Healing Retreat by telephoning (740)664-5050 or emailing
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
are available for retreats as our schedule allows. We are often booked
some months in advance. Once you have made your booking, a check or
money order to
of Earth Healing
6560 SR 356
New Marshfield OH 45766, USA
confirm your reservation. One-half the total cost of your retreat is
due when you make your confirmation and one-half upon arrival.
came to Crow and Bekki late in 2002 for a week-long retreat. I had a
lot of health issues at the time,
including painful whiplash injuries from an auto accident, as well as
the desire to reconnect spiritually and work on some personal matters.
Bekki and Crow were already well known to me
as shamanic teachers and healers, so I knew I could trust them to make
my stay a fruitful one.
time at Dragon Waters exceeded my expectations. I
received some intensive and powerful shamanic healing, as well as daily
physical healing in the form of massage and cranio-sacral therapy,
which really cleared up my injuries. I've
received cranio-sacral before, due to back pain, from several
practitioners. This was by far the best I've had and I'm convinced this
is due to Crow's long healing experience. In addition, there was ample
time to chat about life, to exchange ideas, and to learn; as well as to
participate in feast after feast of wonderful food. Throughout my stay
we had a blanket of snow on the ground, which made the retreat all the
more tranquil. Unlike many retreat experiences, there is always
something playful and light hearted about Dragon Waters as well:
relaxation and a sense of humour go hand in hand.
would totally recommend these healing intensives and fully intend to
take another one as soon as I can."
Chris Forester, Registered Psychotherapist, England