Join Sacred Warrior Founder, holistic herbalist, and rewilding educator, Vanessa Chakour for private a nature retreat designed to deepen intimacy with the natural world and empower your personal healing practices. Vanessa’s work is rooted in the belief that healing happens through reclaiming an intuitive connection to ourselves, the natural world, and our own “inner wild.” Her approach to herbalism reminds you how to listen to, and learn from the language of nature.
Vanessa is offering private, curated, loosely guided retreats or herbalism training at Flower Hill Farm Retreat for guests staying in the Writer’s Studio for one week or more. With an east-facing wall of glass doors, the space offers stunning hillside views, star-filled skies, magical full moons, and gorgeous sunrises amidst rambling organic gardens, fields, and forest. You are invited to come and stay alone for a week of peaceful solitude or work with Vanessa for curated or loosely guided, self-catered retreats. If you choose the latter, we ask that you send us an email with your vision and we will develop a curriculum together. We will work together outdoors, safely, and socially distant. If you choose a solitary retreat, know that this is a space for quiet, creative contemplation and after orientation on the land, you are welcome to respectfully roam the 21-acres mask-free. There is a one-week minimum stay and the option to stay longer depending on availability.
RETREATS MAY INCLUDE:
Herbalism Training • Plant Walks • Meditation Practice • Creative Writing and Journaling • Therapeutic Movement • Gardening • Woodland Hikes • Time for rest and self-reflection
THE WRITER’S STUDIO LAYOUT:
This is a private airy space between the farmhouse and barn, perfect for single retreats. As you enter through your private front door entrance into the Studio, take off your shoes and leave the outside world behind. The dreamy, claw-foot tub is out in the room and has a wand but no stand-up shower. You’ll sleep in an incredibly comfortable Berkeley Ergonomic organic queen bed.
There is a small seating arrangement for dining and a small selection of dishes and cutlery. You will find an electric tea kettle for boiling water, a small French press for coffee, and a refrigerator. A portable kitchen counter with storage for a few pots and pans and mixing bowls and your dry food along with a duo hot plate and toaster oven to allow light cooking.
Small trees in the terrace garden offer food for birds and butterflies, and beauty and privacy for studio guests.
One-week private retreat: $1500
This is an estimated rate based on working 4 x week, roughly 2.5 hours/day with guided personal work in between.
As these are personalized retreats, we will collaborate on the curriculum that may include:
Holistic Herbalism, Plant meditation, Plant walks, Medicine making, Guided Creative Writing and Drawing, and Hikes
Contact us for more information and when you do, please tell us a little about yourself the vision you have for your stay at Flower Hill Farm Retreat.