Roots, Song, Prayer & Breath: Healing Herbs and Voices

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Susanna Raeven
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14 reviews
Sep 25 - 27, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20
Roots, Song, Prayer & Breath: Healing Herbs and Voices
Berne, NY

Susanna Raeven
  • Facebook verified
14 reviews

$400
Deposit: $200
Sep 25 - 27, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Join herbalists Susanna Raeven and vocal transformation coach Maryn Azoff for a healing weekend of music and medicine at Raven Crest Farm in upstate NY.   


Connect deeply with the fall season in a beautiful nature setting and learn how the healing power of plants can support our lungs,  strengthen our immune system and help us to stay healthy through the winter months. Enjoy medicine foods for the autumn season, harvest medicinal roots and mushrooms with love and respect, make your own winter elixirs and stir the caldron to cook delicious immunity broth. Practice gratitude for the gifts of Mother Earth and and enjoy walks in our beautiful woods.

Just as plants are great healers, your own voice and breath can be winter medicine, lift your spirit and warm your soul. Maryn Azoff will guide you through the realm of your own healing voice. We will share singing circles around a sacred fire and learn medicine songs to accompany our root harvests.

The forest will wear her gorgeous fall colors and the land has abundant magic to share. .


 We will share warming and nourishing meals made with farm grown food and sip delicious chai teas and golden milk. Who wants to come? 


Susanna Raeven: Community herbalist, wise woman, medicinal herb grower and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, Susanna holds in her heart a deep connection to the plant world. She lives and breathes with the plants in her gardens and studies Earth centered spiritual ceremonies and cultures. Her prayers are for the Earth and the precious beings who flourish on her. While practicing Western herbalism, Susanna applies the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine in her work and calls on the wisdom of healing master plants from the Amazon. She offers herbal consultations, leads plant walks, is a guest teacher at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and hosts herbal retreats.


Maryn Azoff is a singer, vocal transformation coach, member of the "Tribe of Love", spirit lifter, soul emancipator and fear crusher. She has been on a mission of connecting people with their vocal power for years and knows that it's when people sing together that the true magic of music can happen! Her approach to singing and sharing is always from her heart, where we all meet in truth, wisdom and love, and she creates a safe, judgement-free environment for you to find that connection for yourself. 

What’s included

• Delicious meals of vegetarian and vegan farm-grown food

• Beautiful accommodations

• All classes and workshops, plant medicine harvest,  herbal medicine making,    

  breath meditation, song circle, ... and more healing magic that does not fit on this page

• Train/bus station pickup from Albany if needed

(please let us know how you are planning to come to the farm so we can organize ride shares and pickups) 

Registration

Your non-refundable $200 deposit will reserve your spot. 

Available Packages

Camping
4 left

There are many beautiful spots to pitch a tent around the guest houses.

$400
Deposit: $200
Shared Sleeping Space
9 left

For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin offers shared full size and queen size beds. We also have floor sleeping spaces on a comfortable camping pad in the cabin and temple available. 


Please let us know who you would like to share a bed with in the "Notes to Organizer" section during checkout. Thanks!

$450
Deposit: $200
Shared Room
5 left

The peaceful and beautifully decorated Mullein House has shared rooms with two or three twin beds available. 

$500
Deposit: $200
Single Room
Sold Out

Our quaint and lovely cabin offers single rooms with shared bathroom. 

$600
Deposit: $200
$400
Deposit: $200

Camping

Itinerary

Friday
Welcome to the Season

• arrive, settle in, wander the land 

• Four Directions Prayer

• Council & Sacred Medicine Circle

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


SR
Susanna Raeven
14 reviews
Susanna Raeven is an herbalist and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, an herbal apothecary and small scale medicinal herb farm in upstate NY. Susanna loves to sing to the plants, listen to the quiet whisper of their deep wisdom and help bring healing to her tribe and community. She guides herb walks, teaches classes in herbalism and leads retreat at Raven Crest Retreat Center.

Reviews

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.
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