Experience hosted by Michele

8 hours, Hosted in English
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This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Equinox EcoHealing Retreat for Nurses "Holding Shadow and Light"

The intention of this 1-day EcoHealing retreat is to honor Nurses and offer a space where they can gather, in community, with other Nurses who understand what it means to "hold shadow and light" during one of the most unprecedented times in recent history.

Nature shows us everyday what it looks like to "hold shadow and light." During both the Spring (March) and Fall (September) Equinoxes, the day is made up of equal parts night and day—​shadow and light. A tree falls; the wood decomposes, while at the same time, new life emerges from the rotting wood in the form of a mushroom—​shadow and light. It is in these moments when nature shows us the interconnected relationship between grief and joy, death and rebirth, despair and hope—​shadow and light.

Our group will gather in a serene space and begin forming our "sacred container" with an opening ceremony that has both a grounding and creative component. You will have solitary time in nature for reflection, Michele will guide the group through relaxing breathing exercises, mindful nature-connection activities, and a nature-themed guided visualization.

We will sit together in a sacred sharing circle, engage in a ceremony based on the Earth element (Fire, Water, Air Earth) that supports the intention of ​the retreat, and end our day with a closing ceremony.
Equinox EcoHealing Retreat for Nurses "Holding Shadow and Light"

The intention of this 1-day EcoHealing retreat is to honor Nurses and offer a space where they can gather, in community, with other Nurses who understand what it means to "hold shadow and light" during one of the most unprecedented times in recent history.

Nature shows us everyday what it looks like to "hold shadow and light." During both the Spring (March) an…

What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Safety whistles will be provided for each guest to use in the event of an e...

Accessibility

Mobility / physical

No stairs or steps
Mainly flat or leveled ground
Wide entrance

Sensory

No extreme sensory stimuli

Meet your Host, Michele

Host on Airbnb since 2021
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Michele Zehr, M.A., M.Ed., is the founder of the Center for Earth-Based Healing, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has offered EcoHealing retreats for small groups since 2015.

Michele offers over a decade of experience leading small-group outdoor activities and facilitating ​nature-based programs. She developed her unique EcoHealing philosophy and skill-set experientially by backpacking the entire Appalachian Trail and attending courses at the School of Lost Borders, Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Center, Tracker School for Primitive Skills, the Omega Institute, and the Ecology of Awakening program.

Additionally, Michele has 13 years of experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence, and she received two-years of training in Somatic Experiencing®, a body-based healing modality that supports nervous system regulation.
Michele Zehr, M.A., M.Ed., is the founder of the Center for Earth-Based Healing, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has offered EcoHealing retreats for small groups since 2015.

Michele offers over a decade of experience leading small-group outdoor activities and facilitating ​nature-based programs. She developed her unique EcoHealing philosophy and skill-set experientially by backpacking the entire Appalachian Trail and attending courses at the School of Lost Borders, Mindfulnes…
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About the organization: Center for Earth-Based Healing



The Center for Earth-Based Healing's mission is to provide EcoHealing programs that promote holistic healing—Mind, Body, Spirit—for individuals and groups who have experienced trauma, life-challenges, or burnout. Since 2015, we've co-created healing spaces with Mother Nature for survivors of interpersonal violence, and now, we are excited to offer our EcoHealing programs to everyone!

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Center for Earth-Based Healing.

Where you'll be

The retreat is offered on a private 106-acre farm that was established in 1952 as a place of refuge. Only 20 acres have been cleared for sustainable agricultural practices with the remaining land being mixed woods and pasture.

For portions of the retreat taking place inside the bell tent, we will follow the current masking guidelines provided by the Virginia Department of Health: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/cloth-face-covers/

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is light.

What to bring

Small personal item that has significance to you
Brownbag lunch and snacks
Water bottle
Insect repellant & Sunscreen

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.