Upcoming Events


Retreat Facilitators

Lucretia VanDyke

Herbalist and Holistic Practitioner

With a journey that began as a little girl mixing herbs, clays & muds on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke has been in the industry for over 20 years. A Holistic Educator, Speaker, Herbalist, Sacred Sexologist,Ceremonialist,

Spiritual Light Coach, Intuitive Energetic & Reiki Practitioner, Diviner & world traveler with over 3000 hours of training. She has studied with some of the greats minds of our time and indigenous healers.


Lucretia been a holistic esthetician & practitioner for over 2 decades. Focusing on integrating indigenous healing rituals, plant spirit medicine, and meditation into your modern day practice.
Lucretia brings her vivacious spirit and message of self love in her work to inspire others to embrace their unique beauty and purpose.

Her work with herbs and sacred practices honors Women's Wholeness Medicine, grief work, sexual trauma, ancestor connection, womb healing, self-empowerment, food alchemy& holistic skin care.


Tesia Love, LMT

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner

Passionate about health and wellness, Tesia Love is a multi-faceted holistic health practitioner committed to helping others achieve their best health, and thereby their highest potential. She offers her clients an integrated approach to wellbeing through her training and practice as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, health coach, and massage therapist (LMBT NC#15172).


With over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, Tesia worked as membership manager for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association for nearly three years after having served as a volunteer for two. Tesia has also worked at top spas, including as an Ayurvedic bodywork therapist at Shankara Ayurveda Spa / Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC.


Tesia is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda, Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health Coach professional training, Therapeutic Massage Training Institute, and numerous other wellness trainings. She earned a master’s degree from The George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Charlotte.


Virtual Urban Self-Love Solstice Retreat

June 19 - June 21, 2020


Friday, June 19, 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST

Introduction to Kitchen Apothecary
Come celebrate Juneteenth with me!

Join me in sharing stories of herbal medicine, community healing and a few important people in the South that were pivotal to the survival of everyone around them. Including my interview with the granddaughter of a Western Carolina granny midwife. Who was pivotal to the survival of the entire community in times like the Spanish Flu Epidemic. Learn easy ways to integrate plant medicine into your food  and begin a herbal apothecary for you and your loved ones.

We Will Cover:

  • Honoring the ancestors - Introduction to ancestor reverence and why this is important.

  • Learn a fun innovative Fire Cider Recipe.

  • A virtual recorded plant experience: Explore the world of free medicine in your own yard. Important rules of harvesting, drying and storing herbs.

  • Talk about making your own cough syrup with my Granny's folk recipe.

  • What is an herbal tea infusion and how is that different from my cup of tea and why they are an important part of our daily regimen.

  • Let’s talk about old remedies like Poke Salad or as everyone in the south calls it “Poke Sallet” which when approached correctly can be beneficial. What is it? Why eat it? Will it kill me? How was it used as a political act?

  • What is an anti-viral herb, which herbs are they and do I need them? Going beyond elderberry.

  • Medicine Balls - A fun and yummy way to get more plant medicine in your diet.

  • CHILL OUT! Herbal Allies for the nervous system.

  • Intro to Plant Spirit meditation

  • References to my favorite farms/people to purchase herbs, herbal products and much more …


Saturday, June 20, Sunrise 6:15am - 6:45am EST

The Becoming Ceremony - Opening Our Hearts to the Light 


Breath work with guided meditation.

Saturday, June 20, 7:30pm  - 9:00pm EST

The Language of Loving Ourselves

We will study the levels of love and how each level applies to the areas of our lives. From our ancestor work, grieving, self love, community & to why we choose partners.
Learn rituals of health, beauty & healing.

Guided meditation techniques, energy work and how to use our herbal allies for prepping the body to receive love, heal the grieving heart, honor the goddess, igniting your mojo & more.

We indulge in the world of understanding; how passion and pleasure play an important role charging our energy centers.

Using these moments to connect with our personal power center as we dive deep into understanding the mind, body & spirit connection. We use these exercises to create ceremony to call on our own sacred power for liberation & to rebuild ourselves in the realms of self-love so it may vibrate out and heal past and future generations. Come find the rhythm of your own soul!

  • Self love as a revolutionary act

  • Home spa party- learn what’s in your kitchen to create you own products for skin and body

  • Learn about some important  herbs for grief, mojo, heart healing and women’s health

  • Creating personal ceremony and meditation space

  • Purification rituals - Explore ways to move energy in the body

  • The importance of gathering your soul tribe

  • Introduction to plant spirit meditation for self-healing

Sunday, June 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

Sunday Soul Sit-Down Sessions

Tea time with Tesia Love - Learn about Ayurvedic lifestyle, making changes and using food as medicine to balance the body.

Hemp vs Cannabis with Kendra Jeffress

Pre-recorded zoom will be emailed to you.

Kendra Jeffress of Lady Bug Medibles - Hemp versus cannabis and the importance of knowing where your medicine is grown.

  • What it does

  • Learn to what look for when purchasing products

  • Ways to integrate into your food and lifestyle

Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

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m. 704.692.0565 . LucretiaVanDyke1@gmail.com . Asheville, NC

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