Sacred Gaia Gathering Retreat 2024


Sacred Gaia Gathering
A Women’s Plant Medicine Retreat 

April 19-21, 2024 

Meadows of Dan, Virginia 

Spend 420 Weekend with the Natural Wellness Academy at our Sacred Gaia Gathering, an exclusive Women’s Plant Medicine Retreat in the serene Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. This retreat is more than just a weekend event. It’s a sacred journey, a celebration of the divine feminine spirit, wellness, and the profound connection between humans and earth. 

Join us April 19-21, 2024 as we combines the wisdom of ancient herbal remedies with modern holistic practices, providing a breathtaking sanctuary for self-discovery and rejuvenation. 

Attendance limited to 10

Scroll down for details and to register.

Venue Details / Getting There


Resting atop a scenic mountain in the Blue Ridge wilderness of Virginia, this special property combines the woodsy charm of a log cabin with the convenience of modern amenities and the warmth of a treasured family home. Our host describes it as a place where “time moves slow, but also so fast. It’s spiritual here.” We could think of nowhere more perfectly suited to hold space for our sacred weekend. Participants will sleep hostel-style (you may be sharing a room) in the spirit of our goddess bonding gathering. It’s like summer camp for the soul.

For those flying in, Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC, is the closest at 1.5 hours away. From GSO, follow US-220 N, then take VA-8 N and turn left onto Belcher Mountain Road. Traveling from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)? Enjoy a scenic 2.5 hour drive via I-485 N and US-52 N. If Raleigh-Durham International Airport is your choice, the journey takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes via I-40W and US-220 N. Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) in Roanoke, VA, is another option, about 1.5 hours away.


  • Mind, Body, and Spirit Healing Workshops led by Expert Facilitators
  • Meditation & Breathwork 
  • Creative Expression through Arts & Crafts
  • Breathtaking Natural Surroundings
  • Plant Medicine Ceremonies & Group Integration
  • Meeting like-minded people 
  • Star Gazing
  • Hiking*
  • Bonfires* 
  • Community Meals
  • Therapeutic Journaling
  • One-On-Ones with our Facilitators** 

For more detailed information or to schedule a quick call, reach out to

*Weather permitting
**Scheduling TBA

      Retreat Packages

      Pay In Full

      Early Bird Special - $1,000


      Early Bird Special pricing through 12/31/23: $1,000.00

      Starting 1/1/24: $1,050/person

      Pay in full prices include $350 desposit*

      Payment Plan

      Early Bird Special - $1,000 (x4 payments)

      Early Bird Special pricing through 12/31/23: $1,000.00
      Starting 1/1/24: $1,100.00

      Payment plan schedule and important details:

      • $350 deposit due at registration*
      • $162.50 Early Bird / After 1/1/24 $187.50 – due/before 1/15/24
      • $162.50 Early Bird / After 1/1/24 $187.50 – due/before 2/15/24
      • $162.50 Early Bird / After 1/1/24 $187.50 – due/before 3/15/24
      • $162.50 Early Bird / After 1/1/24 $187.50 – due/before 4/15/24**

      *Deposit of $350 for either full pay or payment plan is non-refundable.
      **In the event of a registrant’s cancellation at any point in advance of the retreat, the deposit will be retained by the Natural Wellness Academy and all subsequent payments will be returned to the registrant.

      Note: Space is limited for this first retreat to 10 attendees
      We strongly recommend early booking if you don’t want to miss out!

      Event Specifics

      • 3 day, 2 night Accommodations in summer camp-style communal lodging
      • Meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack, and Sunday breakfast and lunch
      • Optional Workshops & Activities all weekend long
      • Beautiful Scenery
      • Plant Medicine
      • Group Integration Sessions
      • Optional One-on-One Sessions with our expert facilitators 
      • A journal 
      • Camaraderie & Memories


      • Airfare
      • Transportation to and from the retreat 

      • Refillable Water Bottle
      • Yoga Mat
      • Comfort Item (Ex., Blanket, Stuffed Animal, Fuzzy Socks)
      • Weather Appropriate Clothing

      Meet Your Facilitators

      Dr. LindaJoy Rose, a.k.a. Dr. LJ

      Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert

      LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and Academy founder with over 30 years of experience. The author of eight books, she contributes regularly to The Huffington Post and has frequently starred as a Healthy Living Expert on and Tampa NBC affiliate Daytime TV and Bloom TV. As a former director for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, training thousands of therapists worldwide. She also spearheaded a healthy lifestyle retraining program with an Astra-Zeneca Foundation grant at one of the nation’s largest clinics.

      Dr. Rose developed her practical and delicious eating philosophy to overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder, which she combined with her background in psychology to launch the Academy’s coaching program. “From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion. I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists.”

      Rebecca Cahill

      Mentor Cannabis Coaching

      A two-time DARE Essay Award Winner back in fifth grade, I would’ve easily been voted least likely to leave my corporate training career to talk cannabis. Until my own chronic pain was unresponsive to treatments. My story is not unlike many others you will hear as you build your own coaching practice: I suffer from major depression, anxiety, PTSD, fibromyalgia, problematic sleep, migraines, and a chronic knee syndrome that used to render me way too often unable to even get out of bed, let alone complete daily activities, work, and social requirements. Cannabis has significantly improved my own well-being in nearly every aspect of my life, so much so that I’ve devoted my work to it. I am a Certified Cannabis Coach through the Academy, founder of Highly Well Cannabis Coaching, an educator and advocate, and a content enthusiast.

      It is my goal to combine my professional background in communication and corporate management and training along with my coaching and cannabis education and experience to provide you with the tools you need to succeed as you incorporate cannabis into your personal wellness and/or the wellness of others. When working with me, you can expect privacy, honesty, empathy, knowledge, and a good sense of humor.

      I live in Cleveland, Ohio with my soon-to-be husband, our three dogs, and a ton of plants. When I’m not hustling, I enjoy hiking (we have a beautiful National Park a half hour away, I swear!), reading, rooting for our often-disappointing Cleveland sports teams, and watching all the true crime documentaries.

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