December 5 – 8, 2019

Winter Healing Retreat

Three Days of Traditional Huichol Shamanic Healing

with Eliot Cowan

Come, experience the deep, mysterious transformation available through the ancient healing tradition of the Huichol people. Rest profoundly in the quiet of winter. Feel the wisdom of the Fire and of your own heart. Reconnect with your awe of nature on the sacred land of the Blue Deer Center.

We are offering a special, limited space, healing retreat with Eliot Cowan this winter. Eliot, a fully initiated Tsaurirrikame (Huichol shaman), has lead many healing retreats in the past two decades. Over the years he has gathered extensive experience working with the full spectrum of life events from birth to death. In this retreat, you will discover that the medicine of the old cultures runs deep and exerts a powerful effect on our bodies, minds, and, most importantly, our spirits.

This retreat will be limited to 10 participants. Each person will receive a private treatment each day from Eliot, plus lodging and meals. There will also be time to connect with Eliot and with one another around the fire, at meals, and on the Sacred Land of the Blue Deer Center.

Come, spend time with Eliot in residence at the Blue Deer Center.


Eliot Cowan

Mr. Cowan is best known for making accessible two treasures: the indigenous Huichol shamanistic tradition of Mexico and an approach to deep healing with the spirits of plants.

Details & Pricing

Date: December 5-8, 2019. Arrive on the 5th for dinner and depart on the afternoon of the 8th.

Cost: $960, which included lodging, meals and healing sessions

You may register for this program with a deposit. To work out a payment plan other than those offered in the registration process, please contact

For transportation information, please click on this link.

We offer the option of special meals for those with certain dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten- and dairy-free). If you have other dietary restrictions, please email to discuss your needs.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation of your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year.  If you cancel 2 to 7 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $50 processing fee and food costs, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a program’s start date.