WHEN: AUGUST 15-21, 2024

WHERE: Healing Waters Retreat Center 

WITH: Rhea Alexander & Community

The True Nature Retreat invites you to immerse yourself into your deepest inner-sense of your being with the transformational intelligence and sensorial connection of Gaia and our beloved plant elder Yarrow.
 
We’ve created an opportunity for you to devote an entire week to Yarrow, plug into the heart of Gaia, recharge within the crystalline waters of Mt. Shasta, commune with the plant community IN PERSON, and embody your true nature- untamed, wild, and free in the crystalline, luscious, forest of Mount Shasta where some of the most powerful vortex energies live.
 
It is with deep honor and trust to hold a sacred container meant for you to dive into the magical plant realms with Yarrow & community. To deepen into your inner sense, blossom into your highest self, and celebrate your fullest expression.
 
If you walk the plant path in anyway, this retreat is a foundational stepping stone for you to deepen into this path with experience, humility, direction, and gratitude.

Are you ready to activate your true nature?

    • 6 nights, 7 days of accommodation at Healing Waters Retreat Center

    • All organic, holistic meals

    • Crystal Pool

    • Hot sulfur mineral bath
    • Sweat Lodge
    • Raw spring water

    • Yarrow plant materials and medicine

    • 3 Nature excursions

    • Plant meditations

    • Movement

    • Fire Circles

    • Herbalism teachings
    • Opening and closing ceremony
    • Various Plant Workshops
    • Solitude and reflection
    • Community connection
    • Medicine making
    • Hiking
    • Wild harvesting
    • Dream Interpretation
    • Plant bath
Prior to the Retreat:
  •  Retreat preparations guideline
  • One-on-one herbal consultation via Zoom
Post Retreat:
  • 3 Post-retreat Integration calls via Zoom
  • New friends!

RETREAT ITINERARY

Day 1

3:00 pm Check In
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Welcome and Introduction

Day 2

7:30 am Plant meditation, movement, dream interpretation
9:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Excursion to Yarrow meadow: Opening Ceremony, hike, harvesting, nature exploration, to-go lunch
5:30 pm Workshop: Medicine Making
7:00 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Evening Fire Circle

Day 3

7:30 am Plant meditation, movement, dream interpretation
9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Workshop: Medicine Making
12:30 pm Solitude with Yarrow
2:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm Workshop: Medicine Making
7:00 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Evening Fire Circle

Day 4

7:30 am Plant meditation, movement, dream interpretation
9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Day of silence and solitude with Yarrow, plant baths, body work
1:00 pm Silent Lunch
3:00 pm Sweat Lodge
8:00 pm Dinner
Rest

Day 5

7:30 am Plant meditation, movement, dream interpretation
9:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Excursion to South Gate Meadow, hike, plant communication workshop, earthing, to-go lunch
5:00 pm Solitude with Yarrow
7:00 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Evening Fire Circle

Day 6

7:30 am Plant meditation, movement, dream interpretation
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Solitude and reflection with Yarrow
1:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Workshop: Yarrow Materia Medica
5:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Closing Ceremony

Day 7

7:00 am Plant meditation, movement, dream interpretation
9:00 am Land offerings
11:00 am Check Out

ACCOMMODATIONS

Healing Waters Retreat Center is a sacred place for nature, silence, solitude, awakening, and connection. Healing Waters consists of 10 acres of land, tucked into the forest of the foothills of the Eddie Mountains, basking in the natural beauty of alpine lakes, tree elders, and wetlands.

The Main House is the center of our stay graced with 10 beds, hot sulfur mineral bath, Pele sauna room, 4 sources of sacred water, living room, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, and a large deck with a yoga studio nearby and a crystal water pool.

There is also luxurious private cottages available upon request.

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS FOR ME?

You’re reading all of this and feel excited and lit up about the opportunity to join this transformational experience of a lifetime
 
You love the outdoors, connection, adventure, and wish to take your relationship with Gaia to the next level
 
You want to activate your souls calling and embodied wisdom
 
You love nature, plants, animals, fungi, and culture
 
You are interested in exploring the imaginal plant realms
 
You are a healer, practitioner, herbalist, facilitator or you’re a human interested in new ways of expanding your true nature and toolset
 
You are calling in healing and miracles on a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level within your being
 
You desire transformational experience that uplift, recharge, and amplify your joy in life
 
You want a space to learn and practice plant language, plant communication, and listening to the voice of the Earth
 
Your intuition tells you powerful initiations within your being is possible and waiting for you

MEET YOUR FACILITATORS

Rhea Alexander

Guide – Herbalist – Chef – Facilitator

Rhea is a bridge between interweaving western culture with the carriers of ancient Peruvian traditions and the ancestral voice of the Earth. Her core studies evolve around vitalist herbalism, holistic nutrition, indigenous studies, core shamanism, integrative pharmacology, plant communication, dream work, holistic psychology, and medical astrology to harness a unique intuition and sensitivity that now humbly inspires, guides, and supports her clients to find their way of living their purposeFULL life from the heart. Rhea shares the way of the “the self-initiatory” path that directly connects them to the teachings, healings, initiations, and transformations from Gaia. 

YARROW

MASTER PLANT ELDER – GUIDE – HEALER – WISDOM KEEPER

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a master plant of the blood and is a universal medicine of the soul.

Also known as the Peaceful Warrior and the Great Harmonizer. Yarrow’s unique ability to stop a bleeding gapping wound or stimulate stagnant blood shows the high intelligence of this plant in its capabilities to listen to the body. 

Ruled by Venus with relations to Chiron, the wounded healer

Primary Actions:
Vulnerary
Astringent
Bitter tonic
Circulatory stimulant
Relaxant diaphoretic
Emmenagogue
Hypotensive
Diuretic
Alterative
Inflammation-modulating
Anti-septic

Affinities:
Blood
Cardiovascular system
Digestive system
Immunity

Energetics:
Cooling, drying, astringent, stimulating, relaxing

ENERGY EXCHANGE

SPI COMMUNITY

Shared Room: $1,900

Cottage Room: $2,600

 

EARLY BIRD

Shared Room: $2,300

Cottage Room: $2,900

 

AFTER JUNE 1

Shared Room: $2,800

Cottage Room: $3,300

 

The community pricing is available for those who have been apart of an online sacred plant immersion

​To secure your space you will need to fill out an application form, then schedule a video call with Rhea

Upon acceptance you will need to pay in full or send a $800 non-refundable deposit via zelle, money order, or credit card if you need a payment plan.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a Sacred Plant Immersion?

 A Sacred Plant Immersion (within the True Nature Retreat) is a co-creative container that involves immersing yourself with a specific plant while following a certain diet, protocols, rituals, and ingesting the plant in various forms to cultivate an intimate relationship with and integrate the plants intelligence into your being. We are essentially going on a “monogamous getaway” with a plant elder for a week together in community in Mt. Shasta. Harvesting, making medicine, and engaging in various rituals to enliven the spirit of the plant we are working with, while learning various herbalism teachings.

This can lead to profound healings, transformations, initiations, teachings, and evolutionary growth. 

By sensitizing the body, rewilding in nature, and simplifying your life, you become more open and can listen more clearly to the spirit of the plant and the plants subtle energetics. The plant can also go deeper into your cellular memory for transformational healing. These ways of sensitizing the body, mind, and spirit are also offerings to the spirit of the plant, showing your humble commitment, devotion, and respect to cultivating a relationship with the plant as an elder.

This ancient traditional way of communing with plants is also a practice for learning the plant language and communicating with the plant realms more clearly.

Plants are seen to have a physical and spiritual body that can act as powerful allies, protectors, healers, teachers, and guides along the journey of life. We call upon the plants as our elders to facilitate the ancient path of initiation that has been forgotten from Western influences. The intelligence that lies within the physical components of plants are powerful forces of nature that shift the ecology of the human body, or inner ecosystem. Plants activate the DNA within the blood that lies dormant and essentially “wakes up” the universal intelligence and life force energy within our being. This can create transformational, transcendental experiences that awaken our consciousness and allow us to remember who we truly are and the essence of our true nature. Plants support bringing the body into balance, generate harmony and peace within, and activate our vital force energy to not only survive, but thrive in the world we live in today.

What food is served during the retreat?

It will be simple, cleansing organic, vegan, and vegetarian meals such as various soups, salads, chia seed pudding, fruit, kitchari, stews, and more.

Will I be isolated for this retreat?

This immersion is curated to receive an equal amount of silence and solitude with Yarrow, as well as build community relations, share, and connect together.

What do I bring with me?

We provide a detailed list of everything you will need to bring, but here are the basics:

  • Sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking boots
  • Basket and harvesting scissors
  • Eco-friendly soap & washing detergent (a laundry machine is provided)
  • Comfortable, summer clothes
  • Land offerings such as crystals, tobacco, biodegradable trinkets, cleansing herbs, etc.
What airport do I fly into?

Rogue Valley International Medford Airport which is about 1 hour and 30 minutes North from Mt. Shasta

What is the weather like?

The Summer season of Mt. Shasta, CA can range from 90 degrees F in the height of the day and as low as 71 degrees F in the night with little humidity and a lot of sun.

What is the cancellation policy?

A non-refundable deposit of $800 USD is required to reserve your space no later than July 15, 2024. This can be paid via Zelle with $1,000 USD in cash due upon arrival at the retreat.

If you need to cancel, deposits are only refundable if you can fill your space. Investing in travel insurance for any unforeseen circumstances is recommended.

If you decide to depart early from the retreat, there will be no refunds or partial refunds given.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes we do. There are up to 4 installments (depending on when you put down your deposit) with $1,000 USD in cash due upon arrival in Mt. Shasta.

What is not included?
  • Transportation costs to and from the retreat
  • Visa costs
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • COVID tests
  • Any bookings, expenses, and travel before and after the retreat dates
How do I secure my space?

By filling out the application form, scheduling a call with Rhea, then sending a non refundable deposit of $800 to secure your spot.