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Ritual is the Remedy

Wellness Retreat with Anna Russ  |  Ex-Biotech, turned Ayurvedic Practitioner + Herbal Formulator, committed to helping people lead meaningful, healthy lives, naturally. 
September 23 - 25, 2018  |  Half-Mile Farm
On the pristine southwestern plateau of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Half-Mile Farm is nestled minutes from downtown Highlands on 14 bucolic acres. The serene surroundings with all of nature's sights, sounds and wonders will enhance the effects of this powerful retreat with Anna Russ. Private time is included for paddling the lake, soaking in the heated pool and jacuzzi and wandering the property and country roads.

Turn your kitchen into your personal apothecary. Learn how to create delicious meals using the perfect spices, foods and preparations for your unique needs. A truly vibrant life requires more than just good nutrition, exercise or a pill. Ayurveda provides the tools for a fully integrated approach to health, mind, body & spirit.
Learn how to feed & properly nourish yourself
Experience the benefits of elixir cocktails (two different ones on both nights at social hour)
Enjoy morning nature walks and light movement
Discover whole plants for body & skin
Understand how to deeply care for your skin and create your own skincare products
Enhance your mood naturally with Teaney -- Anna's own tea and honey elixir
Relax and re-center with guided meditations and time for yourself in nature

$1,100 single  |  $1,440 double  |  $1,280 double (one guest)
Includes two nights luxury accommodations, tastings, Teaney and samplings in workshops as well as breakfast, lunch and elixir cocktails. Transportation provided into town for dinner.

To plan your luxury meets wellness retreat, Call 828-787-2635 or 828-787-2620.

About Anna Russ
Ex-Biotech, turned Ayurvedic Practitioner Herbal Formulator, Anna W. Russ is committed to helping people lead meaningful, healthy lives, naturally.  As founder of PURE®, Anna's mission focuses on holistic lifestyle education and training. Over 20 years as clinical researcher, program manager and educator gives Anna unique perspective and insight into this field.

Anna has studied under Deepak Chopra and David Frawley, key thought leaders in the field of Ayurveda. She received her Ayurvedic certification through Sai Ayurvedic College and continued her training through Maharishi Ayurveda Wellness Program. 

To offer a truly comprehensive lifestyle program she furthered her training with RYT-200 Yoga Teacher certification and advanced Health Fitness certification through American College of Sports Medicine.

As a clinical researcher, she managed trials for leading global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen and Genentech. This afforded her a unique insight into the science of treating disease. The pivot point came early on in her career when she began to observe significant gaps in the way allopathic medicine manages disease. This compelled her to explore other healing modalities that recognizes the significant role the mind-body connection plays in wellness. Ultimately this lead her to shifting focus and energy from treating disease to preventing it. 

In 2011, she launched an exciting venture where she brings the knowledge of modern science fused with ancient wisdom to educate individuals and organizations on how to improve their health, productivity and the most important health indicator, the joy in their life. 

Anna is an Ironman competitor, volunteers on the Scientific Advisory Board for Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancers and in her down time loves hanging around on the front porch with her husband Ted and their dog Henry.

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