October 7 – 10, 2020

Fall Healing Retreat in Nature

Three Days of Traditional Huichol Shamanic Healing

with Eliot Cowan

COVID-19 precautions will be in effect for this program. Please review here.

We all yearn to be free of illness. And we long to feel connected… to our purpose, to each other and the natural world. How do we nurture that heartfelt yearning? We have tried different approaches. They are helpful, yet still we wonder, could there be more?

Sometimes misfortune -- a pandemic, an accident, the death of a loved one -- opens us to look in new directions, to ask new questions:




This Healing Retreat is composed of three days of Huichol Shamanic Healing on the sacred healing ground of the Blue Deer Center. Through Eliot Cowan’s authentic training and apprenticeship, you will discover that the medicine of the old cultures runs deep and exerts a powerful effect.

Your stay at this Healing Retreat includes daily private sessions with Eliot, time for contemplation and reflection, gathering with social distancing around the fire, and many opportunities to connect with the natural world.


Mr. Cowan is best known for making accessible two treasures: the indigenous Huichol shamanistic tradition of Mexico and an approach to deep healing with the spirits of plants.

Details & Pricing

The cost of healing retreat tuition is $825.  Lodging in a private room and food costs are $495. We are also offering a commuter option for $255. Commuters should plan to be on the grounds during the day, for all meals and for an evening program on Friday. Meals include dinner on the first night through lunch on the last day.

Please contact Linda at lindafelch@bluedeer.org with any questions about this program or registration.

Please plan to arrive at the Blue Deer Center between 4 and 6 pm on the first day. This program will be over after lunch on the last day.  

Transportation options can be found by clicking on the link on your registration confirmation or by clicking here.

We offer the option of special meals for those with certain dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten- and dairy-free). If you have other dietary restrictions, please email catering@bluedeer.org to discuss your needs.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation of your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year.  If you cancel 2 to 7 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee and food costs, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a program’s start date. Refunds will be processed within 2 weeks of cancellation.

In the 14 days prior to program start, you are required to cancel your registration and all payments will be refunded to you in full if any of the following apply: 1) You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, 2) You have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 3) You have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and are required to self-isolate or 4) You are traveling from a place on the NY State list of Restricted States found here.