Thursday, February 5, 2009

Green Your Life in 2009: ACHS Conference and Wellness Retreat

October 4-9, 2009 at Breitenbush Hot Springs

Wellness is a daily endeavor. It requires care and conscious decision making to maintain optimal health. Too often the health care industry sells itself as the health cure industry. But we, the holistic health community, know that in reality, prevention is the only sustainable cure!

Learn how to create and support wellness while experiencing wellness first-hand at our six-day, five-night Green Your Life in 2009 retreat. ACHS faculty, staff, graduates and guest presenters will guide you through a series of presentations, workshops, and nature-based outdoor sessions addressing issues like: practical techniques for greening your life; green foods and herbs that promote prevention; and what does your sustainable wellness lifestyle look like.

The ACHS Wellness Retreat is a social and educational wellness event open to the ACHS advisory board, faculty, students, and the community. Participants can choose from one of two tracts: clinical, which provides continuing education credits, or general interest.

Sessions will include workshops, information sessions, demonstrations, roundtable discussions including point/counterpoint, and author discussions, where authors guide discussions on their books and conduct signings.

Sessions already proposed include: The Secret to Healthy Kids, Balancing Chakras, Organic Gardening, Hand-on Iridology Workshop, Distillation Workshop, Wildcrafting Workshop, and more!

Conference fee $325. Early bird registration $250 by June 1, 2009. Accommodations $100-120/ night; call Breitenbush for details.

Space is limited. Register today! To reserve your space at the conference, call ACHS at (800) 487-8839 or email For accommodations, call Breitenbush directly at (503) 854-3320.

About the Hot Springs

Breitenbush is a worker-owned cooperative, whose mission is to care for the hot springs, the land, and the on-site retreat and conference center.

Situated on 154 acres, Breitenbush boasts a beautiful, “off the grid” mountain setting. The power of the river and heat from the hot springs, combined with simple living, allow guests and community members to thrive in this sanctuary without significant dependence on fossil fuels. For a detailed list of the facility’s commitment to sustainability, please visit

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