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Spring Wise Woman Retreat

Tending The Garden

April 28 - May 1, 2022

*Beltane Weekend*

Ellijay, GA

Size: 13 women

Co-hosted by The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference

This Wise Woman Retreat is designed for nature lovers, herbal enthusiasts, and any woman wanting to connect more deeply with the medicine of nature. As we tend to our springtime herb gardens and celebrate new beginnings, let us also take time to tend to the garden within and find new ways to nourish ourselves. 

Retreat Highlights

Plant-Spirit Ceremony

Herbs of the Garden Gate Workshop

Medicinal Plant Walk

Welcoming the Fae Crafts

Beltane Eve Feast & Fire

Restorative Meditation & Yoga

Wonder Walks & Hiking

Nourishing Meals

Retreat Space & Lodging

Our Retreat Space Offers:

Indoor fireplaces + outdoor firepits

Screened porch and multiple decks

20+ wooded acres of trails

Creek and water features

Space for hammocks

Nooks for solitude


Each bedroom and bathroom is shared between two women. Each woman will have her own queen bed. Bedrooms have in-suite back doors that connect to the screened in porch. Scroll down for photos.


Includes 3 nights' lodging + 8 meals + all activities

(Thursday Dinner - Sunday Breakfast)

Vegan options by request


Private Queen: $599.00

Bottom Bunk: $499.00

Top Bunk: $479.00

Camping: $449.00

Camping spots are available by the creek, in the woods, and close to the house.

*Registration is hosted on The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference Website*

Refund Policy

No refunds are available for this retreat unless the organizer cancels it. However, you may transfer your registration to someone else. If the host cancels the retreat, each person will receive a 100% refund, minus any merchant fees taken by PayPal if the person paid online. To avoid such fees, you can pay by check. 

Early Arrival Refunds: If at least 3 women do not register for early arrival, we reserve the right to eliminate the immersion program. If this happens, early arrival fees already paid will be refunded, however your weekend retreat registration will not be eligible for a refund.

Heath & SAFETY

This is a very small group retreat and individual health and safety protocols will be at the discretion of each person. As the host, I will sanitize and clean spaces frequently and provide extra supplies for others to do the same. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Michelle before registering.

Retreat Hosts

This retreat is hosted by The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference Team: Michelle Rigling, Leanne Holcomb, Stephanie Chance, and Heather Holloway. 


Michelle Rigling is a Ceremonialist, Retreat Organizer, Imagine A Woman Life Coach, and a Master's Level Transpersonal Counselor. She's the Founder of The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference and The Chattanooga Red Tent. Her practice, The Cavewoman Way, helps people return to a wilder, simpler, more intuitive way of living. Michelle's gift is in creating spaces for women to gather, remember, celebrate the feminine, and learn together.

Leanne Holcomb is a Community Herbal Practitioner and the Owner of One Tree Healing Arts. She leads herbal medicine workshops and offers herbal medicine consultations in the Midsouth. Leanne has such a gift for helping women reclaim their own wisdom as well as teaching us all new ways to connect with the green allies around them. She also has the best sense of humor!

Stephanie Chance is a Biologist, Yoga Instructor, Pilates Teacher, and Nature Lover. She joins us wearing her yogi hat and will be offering meditation, yoga, and sound baths. Stephanie is a calming force and gentle spirit. She reminds us to take a deep breath, be in the present moment, and see the wonder around us.

Heather Holloway is the owner of The Cat & The Crow Apothecary and has been practicing herbalism for over a decade. She leads herbal tea gatherings in the Chattanooga area and loves finding ways to connect people with the magic, wisdom, and healing of plants. Heather's energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Her love of plant magic comes through when she teaches and you can't help but want to learn more!

Photo Slide Show

Location: Private Inn in Ellijay, GA

*Photos from a 2021 Retreat at the Inn*

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