Grief as a Guru

Grief can be a full-stop experience. It requires time, attention and care. Sometimes, full-time.

Learning to love yourself through grief can take a tsunami of courage, over and again, every day, for as long as it takes.
Even when it seems like it will never end, and that nothing is changing, and you feel just as lost and weak today as you did
yesterday, things are changing below that surface.

There are things you can do to support you and shorten your grieving process. But public schools don’t teach that.
And many families don’t know how to do that. And religions and support groups can’t always be there when you need support.

But you can learn how to grieve better, at the Heron’s Nest.
Having grieved and grown through many losses including but not limited to her childhood, pregnancy, divorce and death, Angelique can show you how to avoid the problematic pitfalls that well-meaning people may try to pull you towards. And why and how to guide yourself back towards you and your feelings, learning to care for, love and support them–no matter what. By allowing and creating your own safety to feel and heal, you can learn to grieve in ways that honor you, the losses, and the learning that the grieving lends.

The following are included and available. If you do not wish to attend all experiences, the fees remain the same and may be transferred to another service.
  • Conversations with Angelique
  • Recognize grief and its stages
  • Accepting loss as a part of life
  • Recognize your needs, moment-by-moment
  • Acceptance of the process
  • Seeing your power in presence
  • Learn to heal and love yourself more deeply and differently
  • Integrate conscious with unconscious intentions and beliefs
  • Vital techniques to calm the nervous system
  • Learn congruence and its power to support independence
  • Release unconscious beliefs that hinder the ability to make healthy choices
  • Feel and either channel or release the emotions from charged memories
  • Recognize dependency, codependency and victim/perpetrator archetypes
  • Receive unconditional care, love and support from Angelique
  • Learning who you are now
  • Raising your gaze to look forward to life, as you are ready
  • 2-hour energy session with Jerzy Tworek
  • 2-hour grief release through connected movement with Kris H.
  • 2-hour massage with licensed massage therapist
  • 2-hour salt cave detox and/or epsom salt bath
  • Guided water movement and swim release with Angelique
  • Guided meditation with Angelique to experience nature wisdom
  • All meals-deeply soothe and satisfy to support you inside and out
  • Outdoor fireplace on the deck with spectacular sunsets
  • Viewing of animals: deer, fox, coyote, wolf, owl, opossum, racoon, as well as birds and songbirds not limited to cardinal, bluebird and bluejay, nuthatch, dove, pileated woodpecker, bald eagle, hawk, osprey, heron, kingfisher, vulture, migratory birds including hummingbird and American White Pelican
    Swimming and paddleboarding (weather permitting May – October)
  • Expansive view of Lake Loudon
  • Nature hike or drive in the Smoky Mountains
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Amenities include:

  • Kitchen, fully-equipped plus stocked refrigerator
  • Library of 100s of vintage and new books (like leather-bound Shakespeare plays)
  • Wooded 1-acre with trail
  • Private bedroom with:
    • King-sized luxe pillow top mattress by Johnson City, TN bedding company
    • 1000 thread count 100% cotton sheets, pillowcases, blankets, comforters
    • wall of windows for stargazing (blinds available for privacy)
    • heated mattress pad
    • cozy private bath with shower
  • Imagine paddleboard
  • 2020 Cannondale bicycle
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Booking fee:

$7,500 includes airfare, transportation and travel insurance
$5,500 local
(Check-in 3pm on Tuesday or Wednesday to start your four-day stay; check-out is at 10am)
Let’s talk about your journey or book this adventure today!

Bonus: Make two bookings simultaneously and save $500. And/or book in the month of January and save $100. Refer a friend who books a stay and get $500 off your next stay. Discount will be applied in the form of a refund to your payment method shortly after your purchase.

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Please note before booking, you must have at least one paid conversation with Angelique that will be credited towards your booking fee and refunded after you book your stay.

Booking fees for two guests are double a single occupancy fee.

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