Earth-Time Retreat – Brattleboro, VT – Aug 3-4, 2019

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Earth-Time Retreat
A Chance to Recharge for Women
Brattleboro, VT — August 3-4, 2019

13 NCCAOM-approved CEUs

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From Neediness to Ecology

Late summer is the time of harvest; it is a time of bounty, and a time of hard work finally paying off. It is also a time when there is frequently too much on our minds, as there is so much to attend to. Days are long and humid, and we feel the heaviness of abundance threaten to become lassitude and stagnation.

The work of the harvest seems endless, and we may face personal exhaustion in the midst of plenty. Abundance begins to feel more like a burden than a blessing when we are over-involved in tending more than we can manage. This workshop explores issues of generosity and over-commitment, nurturance and self-sacrifice, and how we can remain sincere and dedicated to our families and communities within an ecological balance for our own lives.

Topics in Earth

• Nurturance, generosity, kindness, and guilt trips
• The positive uses of circular thinking
• Experiencing sweetness and pleasure without feeling selfish
• How the effectiveness of our “intention” is created by our personal integrity

A Special Setting

In beautiful rural Vermont, we will explore acupuncture, herbs and energetic exercises designed to support our Earth Element and the Earth Elements of our clients and families—on a Me First basis!

Please note: This reunion is held at Thea Elijah’s house in southern Vermont. There is availability for eight people to stay at the house itself, lots of room for tents on the lawn, three spaces at a neighbor’s airbnb, and possible other free or inexpensive lodging options nearby.

“I just read your notes about your Earth Lecture. I was very deeply moved like my colleagues. I wish that more lectures could be given to the students where they experience each of the Elements and Officials so somatically as well as intellectually.”

– Lori Jones


“I have never met a more gifted teacher. Thea embodies the herbs and formulas in such a beautiful and heartfelt way, that what would otherwise be mere information becomes a living immediate experience for the student. Don’t blink or you’ll miss something intensely wonderful and unique.”

– Ki Ennes, M.Ac., L.Ac.

About Thea

Thea Elijah, LAc, has been a student of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for over 30 years. She is the former director of the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at Tai Sophia Institute and the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.

She has apprenticed and studied with some of the most influential Chinese medicine teachers in the West. Thea is also a Master Teacher of the Shadhuliyyah Sufi Order, and a teaching assistant at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism.

Workshop Dates

Saturday and Sunday
August 3-4, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Weekend workshop: $375

Earlybird Discount

Register before July 5 to receive a $50 discount!


Thea’s House
Brattleboro, VT


Students of this workshop qualify for 13 NCCAOM-approved Core CEUs.

Refund Policy

In the (very rare) event of a workshop cancellation, all tuition will be refunded.
Otherwise, any refund is at the sole discretion of Perennial Medicine.


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