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Susanna Raeven
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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.


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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.
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
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.
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!