Bodies in Bloom

Raven Crest Botanicals, Berne, NY, 12023

Chloe Hooton
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Jun 16 - 18, 2023
Group size: 6 - 20
Bodies in Bloom
Raven Crest Botanicals, Berne, NY, 12023

Chloe Hooton
  • Email address verified
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Jun 16 - 18, 2023
Group size: 6 - 20

About this trip

Join Chloe Hooton [Thai Bodywork practitioner and retreat facilitator] and Heidi Krause [registered Somatic Movement Therapist & Dance Educator] for three days of nature immersion and explorative somatic exercises to ground safely into our bodies and connect with each other and the elements. 

We will inhabit the magical land of Raven Crest Botanicals, a medicinal herb and flower farm and retreat center three hours away from New York city. On this land we invite you to absorb the beauty of your surroundings by tuning into your senses, moving through creative expression and enjoying holistic nourishment. 

Chloe and Heidi both came from artistic performance backgrounds (theatre and dance) and moved towards healing paths as their deeper calling. They share a love of the natural world and a fascination with the innate intelligence, resilience and wisdom of our own bodies. Chloe mostly works one on one with clients through the art of traditional thai bodywork: in her sessions she cultivates a space of deep trust, presence and listening to help the receiver release, stretch and let go of unwelcome tension. Chloe will share mindfulness practices with the group and help each participant engage with the land - Chloe spent 2022 apprenticing with Susanna Raven: owner and resident Herbalist of Raven Crest Botanicals. 

Heidi is a travelling multi-media artist, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist & Somatic Dance Educator. Her work explores both functional and expressive movement practices. Heidi has facilitated embodiment workshops and guided groups of curious practitioners around the world; helping folks uncover deeper awareness for and connection to their bodies. Heidi will be leading somatic movement classes, and encouraging individual creative exploration and play.

All bodies welcome! 

What's blooming within you?


We are excited to partner with Chef Chaz aka @chasingchaz for the weekend, who will be serving up delicious family style vegetarian/vegan/gluten free meals for the duration of the retreat. Seasonal, local and as much as possible Organic, fresh produce will be the star of the dining tables. 


Accommodation is tiered based on Individual preference and availability. We will have some camping slots available, dorm rooms and private rooms for individuals bffs or couples. 

Each sleeping option is individually priced, but all guests will have access to amenities such as hot showers and indoor toilets. Please let us know your preference and and dietary requirements. If you need to bring any special food, there will be a fridge available for personal food items. 

Raven Crest also has a full herbal apothecary and guests will be able to purchase botanical offerings on site at 10% off retail price. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks
    Meals and teas are provided. If you would like to bring your favorite snack or drink (aka kombucha) either for yourself or to share, you are welcome.
  • Classes
    Our full weekend program is available to all participants
  • Gift
    Each participant can make their own floral gift to take home with them
  • Travel
    Transportation to and from retreat venue
  • Alcohol
    This is an alcohol free weekend

Available Packages

Available until May 31, 20235 left

Pitch your tent in the garden of the Mullein house. You'll feel fully integrated with the elements! 

Access to indoor bathroom w/ hot shower plus indoor common spaces is included. 

Deposit: $100
Dorm room
Available until June 8, 20235 left

Choose a single bed in a dorm room - either 2 or 3 beds per room. If you know others also attending you can request to share with friends. Includes access to shared bathroom and common spaces inc kitchen with tea/ coffee and fridge/ freezer. 

Deposit: $150
Private room with full bed (1 person)
Available until June 10, 20234 left
Deposit: $150
Private room with full bed- shared
6 left

For good friends or couples. You can request to share a private room. Includes access to shared bathroom and common spaces inc kitchen with tea/ coffee and fridge/ freezer. 

$600 per person. Must apply together

Deposit: $150
Private room with queen size bed
only 1 left
Deposit: $150


Day 1

Our container together begins after 2pm on Friday the 16th. Give yourself time to settle in, let go of the stress of the journey, shed any anxiety you may have been carrying, and fully relax by wandering through the gardens, drink some fresh herbal tea and meet your fellow participants. 

We gather for early dinner together at 5:30pm

Opening Circle in the temple begins at 7pm

We encourage a full night of rest to be ready to greet the day on Saturday. 

Your Organizer

Chloe Hooton
Chloe Hooton is a holistic health advocate; a Thai bodywork practitioner, an aspiring herbalist, a nature lover, yogi and poetess. Her background is in performing and producing theatre which has evolved into facilitating wellness retreats and experiences. Chloe's wish is to help other reconnect to the magic and beauty of the natural world so that we can all remember how to be good stewards for the earth while caring and nourishing ourselves along the way.