Join Dr. Abby Paloma (teacher, acupuncturist and herbalist), Lena Elkousy (chef), Susanna Raeven (herbalist and farmer) for a healing long weekend of movement, stillness and medicine at the one and only Ravencrest Farm in idyllic Berne, New York. Connect deeply in nature with the summer season and teachings of the Fire element .
Remember your wise ways in a full immersion into the rhythms of wild nature-scapes and self-care practices. Practice nourishing movement, meditations, breathing exercises, restorative yoga, and receive acupuncture to attune yourself with the summer season of the fire element. Soak in the teachings of the season that celebrates the blossoming of the flower and the virtues of empathic joy and self love. Commune with the wisdom of the plants and walk the gardens and forests with Susanna and Abby to identify and harvest medicinal plants. Learn how to make herbal medicine remedies from the land, and take some home! Steep yourself in the profound yet simple ways of cooking seasonal, organic and nourishing meals with Lena. Delve into honoring what is most sacred with a warm community on retreat.
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Gardener, local food advocate, Cook, Artist, Dr. Abby Paloma is a compassionate practitioner with over a decade of experience in the wellness field. Abby is dedicated to orienting her patients and students towards choosing a life of health, harmony and integrity. Her teaching style reveres stillness and deep rest as antidotes to our fast-paced and dis-eased modern lifestyles. Abby is a healer who meets people exactly where they are on their path toward health. As loyal student of the earth and her body, Abby approaches her healing practices with the utmost respect and honor for the work she loves.
Lena Elkousy is a functional foods chef— her philosophy is that every element of food put in your body should have a consciously beneficial purpose to your health and the environment. She is also a yoga teacher and IIN certified health coach, committed to helping people become the best versions of themselves through food choices, lifestyle, and mindful practices.
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.