March 4 – 7, 2021

Winter Healing Retreat in Nature

with Eliot Cowan


Joy may bubble up for no reason…


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?


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. You will be part of an evening Teaching Fire Ceremony.

Blue Deer Center

This land, known for millennia, as a place where conflict is resolved and illness gives way to health. Blessed things happen here that cannot happen even a short distance away, for this sacred place offers unique medicine that supports your healing.


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

Limited Capacity Healing Retreat for 3 days of private healing sessions. 

Tuition price is $1075.
Lodging and Food price is $585 (includes a single private room with a shared bathroom).
Commuter price is $350 (includes food, but no lodging).  

Meals include dinner on the first night through lunch on the last day and three nights of lodging. Commuters should plan to be on the grounds during the day, for all meals and for the evening program on Saturday.

All of the meals are made fresh daily by our chef, Liza. The ingredients are organic and local as much as possible!  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 

Please plan to arrive at the Blue Deer Center between 4 and 6 pm on the first day. Healing camp will be over late in the afternoon (or perhaps early evening) of the last day. We offer the option for you to register for an additional night at the Center for the rate of $75 (does not include food).  


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


Precautions will be in effect for this program. Please review here.

We are requiring all participants in this program to get a COVID-19 test as close as possible to the program start date (depending on local availability) and email results to We are restricting the maximum number of participants in this program to 5 in order to maintain physical distancing

Please review New York State Travel restrictions before registering for this program: click here.


Linda Felch at with any questions about this program or registration.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition minus 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.

**During this time of the pandemic, if you are experiencing any symptoms or are compromised in any way, please cancel your reservation. You will receive your full refund, no questions asked.