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Highly recommend this experience. The accommodations are so comforting, the people you meet are so down to earth, the food is wonderful, the topics soul searching. I can’t wait until next season to have another chance to dig deep at Raven Crest. Susanna not only opens her property to her guests but also her beautiful soul.
Amazing experience! Thank you very much for such beautiful retreat, for the chance to reconnect with the nature, for sharing your knowledge, for delicious and nourishing food, for everything. Can't wait to be back!
Roots, Song, Prayer & Breath was a beautiful weekend of nourishment, community, empowerment, and connection with both plants and people. Our schedule was filled with wonderful experiences and experiential learning opportunities plus there was also freedom to take a walk in the woods, meditate in nature, or take time for self reflection. The meals were beyond amazing- very creative, filled with savory herbs and nourishing local foods (most from the farm). The retreat teachers were kind, generous and wise. From ceremony in the beautiful temple and drumming around the fire under the moon to mushroom walks and digging roots, it was a great weekend!
Susanna has created a wonderful sanctuary for rest, renewal, healing, and learning at Raven Crest Botanical Farm. The wisdom, love and compassion shared by her, Maryn, and Sam provided an environment that nourished my body, soul, and mind, as well as inspired me. Creating our own herbal/root medicines for immunity, learning how to breathe properly to open up our lower chakras and unleash our True Voice, and connecting with the land, plants, and each other were true blessings. The food was incredibly delicious and healthy. I found a new tribe attending this retreat! And I will gladly return for future retreats!!!
My heartfelt gratitude to Susanna for opening up her incredible home and farm and to Susanna and Doug for putting together such an enriching and powerful retreat. Words can not express what must be experienced directly. Thank you.
This was an amazing weekend, full of learning & a spiritual reflection for our natural world. Sam the herbalist broke down herbalism in a thoughtful way, with active learning that included walking in the garden, plant observation, and notes. Susanna is an incredibly kind & intuitive soul, who sang for us and led a sound meditation and ceremonies. The group was just the right size, the farm staff are friendly, welcoming people who add to the experience. This was an incredibly intentional & peaceful weekend. Oh & lastly The food by Katia was 4 stars, some of the best healthy eating I've done in a setting like that. I recommend for anyone interested in the healing qualities of plants, herbalism, or simply to restore and connect with nature.
TK
Such a magical experience as always. My soul is full!
I had a great experience, away from the stressful atmosphere, learnt a lot of knowing the other side of life. Good food, that was some really good eating, I wish I can eat like that everyday. Nice to know that we dream everyday. I'll carry that to my next level and hope to redo it again. Thanks to all the marvelous people I met. Thanks.
jo
Brilliant weekend - My third retreat at Raven Crest this summer and I am totally transformed by the land, the people and the spiritual knowledge and connection I am building - Susanna along with Sam and Maryn have built a paradise in the woods and this weekend taught me more about plants, herbs and medicine than I learned in 20 years of school. I am forever grateful that I have been exposed to this. I am looking forward to the next time I can take the drive, park my car and open the car door and breathe in this beautiful land- To Susana, Sam and Maryn - Thank you and much love- Jeffrey
JP
This retreat was a perfect mix of activity to welcome in the fall season. Plant walks to better understand how to ID plants who's roots are rich with medicine, medicine-making (root tinctures, fire ciders) workshops, mushroom walks (we spotted chaga!) and talks, yoga, sound bath, songs around the bonfire in the evenings, and sacred council sharing circles to open and close... it all weaved together so beautifully, leaving us feeling connected, nourished, and with a whole host of new tools to keep us well all winter long! We also woke up practicing and learning breathing techniques to boost our internal fire, our immunity. Magic! I nearly melted when the sounds of hooting owls accompanied a clear view of the milky way above in the night sky. Also, the plants and spaces provided by Raven Crest are exquisite. The Dojo, The Woodland Temple, The Gardens, The Mullein House, The Cabin... so much beauty and thoughtful, sustainable craft. It is an honor and a blessing to be in this space, in this community. Thank you!
This is one of the most wonderful and thoughtful retreats I have ever been on, from start to finish. I felt welcomed and cared for as soon as I arrived and throughout the entire experience. Susanna, Maryn, Sam, and the rest of the crew at Raven Crest put so much attention to detail into every aspect of their retreats. The accommodations were cozy, clean, and relaxing. The workshops and plant walks were informative and engaging. The meals are all incredibly delicious and nourishing. The farm is abundant in natural beauty and offers an excellent respite from busy city life. I highly recommend attending a retreat here!! Thank you Raven Crest for all you are and all you do.
What a wonderful retreat! Just perfect in timing and activities. Knowledge base was abundant and the feeling of being surrounded by such wonderful people was profound. Susanna and her team truly have a gift and I am so happy there are people like her in the world!
Wonderful, magical, reinvigorating! The land is beyond beautiful, the accommodations lovely, and the food was incredible. But more than that, the people and the sense of community made this a weekend I will never forget - and will definitely give me more than enough reasons to return.
JP
Plant Spirits in Your Garden was a treasured experience. The land, the plants, the (non-tick) insects, the birds, the people, the food, the accommodations, the wisdom, the music, the magic, was such a joy, and super inspiring. I learned a lot and opened new parts of myself, thanks to this nurturing environment. I've brought a lot of the teachings back to my own urban interior/exterior garden, and I hope to return to Ravencrest soon to soak up more information and love. THANK YOU!