SPRINGTIME IS COMING AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THE RENEWAL OF SPRING THAN A PEACEFUL WEEKEND IN THE PRISTINE FOREST OF BLUEBOY HEALING CENTER NEAR CARRIERE, MS
IT IS VERY EASY TO SIGN UP JUST BY SHOWING UP AT THE DOOR WITH YOUR TENT FOR CAMPING AND EVERYTHING ELSE IS PROVIDED. CAMPING IS FREE AND WE JUST ASK IF ANYONE WANTS TO JUST CAMP WITH A PARTICIPANT THEN THEY GIVE A LITTLE 10 DOLLAR A DAY DONATION FOR MEALS.
INCREDIBLE VEGETARIAN FOOD PREPARED USING FRESH ORGANIC VEGETABLES AND FRESH CHEESE FROM OUR OWN COWS. VEGAN OPTIONS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. SPECIAL NEEDS SUCH AS GLUTEN FREE ARE ALSO PREPARED WITH SOME NOTICE. ALL IN ALL ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT PUTTING ON A GOOD FEST IS THAT FOOD IS THE MAIN INGREDIENT TO MAKING EVERYONE HAPPY. OUR MOTTO IS “WALK IN AND WADDLE OUT”. THE FOOD IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE FEST DONATION. 60 dollars a day of 100 for the weekend
WE TRY TO MAKE IT WHERE MONEY IS NOT AN OBSTACLE TO ANYONE COMING AND SHARING WITH OUR HEALING COMMUNITY. OUR SPEAKERS ARE ALL LEADING PRACTITIONERS AND BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS LOCALLY WE CAN KEEP THE PRICE DOWN SINCE THEY DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES. ONE THING IS THAT THE AFFORDABLE PRICE DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE DON’T WORK HARD TO MAKE IT A WORLD CLASS FEST. WE CHARGE LESS TO INURE ANY INTERESTED PERSONS CAN ATTEND. ONE THING AS A PERSONAL NOTE IS EVERYONE WHO HAS COME TO ONE OF OUR FESTS HAVE ALWAYS REALLY ENJOYED THE WEEKEND. I PRAY YOU ALL CAN COME THIS YEAR AND IF POSSIBLE SPEND THE WEEKEND IN OUR WONDERFUL CAMPING AREA. LOCAL HOTELS ARE AVAILABLE OF COURSE.
A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT IS THAT WE ARE PART OF A 1200 ACRE RESERVE WHERE NO ANIMALS ARE KILLED UNLESS THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL US. SO IT IS VERY PEACEFUL WHERE EVEN OUR COWS AND THEIR BABIES LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES TOTALLY PROTECTED. THIS CREATES A SPECIAL PEACEFUL AMBIANCE. WE HAVE NICE TRAILS AND A REALLY UNIQUE PLAYGROUND REPLETE WITH A FULL SCALE COMMERCIAL MERRY GO ROUND. I say this to emphasize if one wants to bring the kids and let them play there is usually someone who takes turns taking care of the children.
ON SATURDAY THE 24TH WE WILL HAVE A NICE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE LED BY KELLY THIBAULT. HE IS A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN AND HE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY SOME OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS IN A “TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON”. IT SHOULD BE REALLY FUN. WE WILL OF COURSE HAVE A NICE BONFIRE SATURDAY NIGHT.
THIS IS OUR LIST OF REALLY PROFICIENT SPEAKERS ON VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO HEALING WITH HERBS AND MASSAGE.
OUR LIST OF SPEAKERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
DARRELL MARTIN, HERBALIST AND NATIVE PLANT EXPERT. DARRELL HAS BEEN PRACTICING BOTANICAL MEDICINE FOR 40 YEARS AND PRODUCES A LARGE RETINUE OF HERBAL FORMULAS UNDER BLUE BOY HERBS. HAS CONDUCTED A MILLION WALKS TEACHING ABOUT THE MEDICINAL USES OF NATIVE PLANTS FROM THE ECLECTIC SYSTEM OF MEDICINE
Betty Sue O’Brian, NP, CCII
Betty Sue has lived and worked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast all of her life. For twenty five years, she taught at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. For the past fifteen years, she has offered guidance and assistance to those looking for support in their healing journeys.
A herbalist and a naturopath, Betty Sue uses safe and natural therapies to help a person bring the body into balance. She is dedicated to teaching better ways to eat, drink and ‘live it’ through dietary and lifestyle adjustments that provide good nutrition and proper exercise for the body, mind and spirit.
Currently, Betty Sue owns Infinity Health Center in Biloxi, MS and lectures locally and nationally on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
She is the author of a series of CDs, “The Eye-Opener Series”: titles include
“Live-it Don’t Die-it”
“The Mystery of Kangen Water”
She is also the author of three books (click on title to read excerpt):
Six Weeks to a Healthy Lifestyle
Going Green…The Smoothie Way
Causations: Using Iridology to Clarify Sclerolog
JENNIFER WILLIAMS Jennifer Williams is a Naturopathic Practitioner and owner of Immerse Wellness Solutions. She has a Master’s Degree in Communication specializing in Organizational Communication and the Sociology of Medicine. Her research focuses on women’s reproductive health issues and the medicalization of American Culture. Jennifer’s will share her personal journey of chronic illness and how she transitioned to a life of wellness and healing. She will also share some of her research and the training she received in natural wellness that led her to found her company.
DONNA CAIRE IS a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT #3773) specializing in various modalities of abdominal massage. I am also an approved continuing education provider for the state of Louisiana (LAP#0164) and nationally ( NCBTMB Approved Provider #451903-12). My interest in massage therapy began in 2004 when I first learned about abdominal massage through Dr. Rosita Arvigo’s workshops on spiritual healing and self-care. Dr. Arvigo, a student and apprentice to Don Elijio Panti, a Maya shaman in Belize from whom she learned the intricate art of healing through abdominal massage and indigenous herbs, offered a truly different approach toward healing through faith in the body’s innate ability to keep us healthy, happy and whole. I was so profoundly transformed by those experiences that I decided to become a massage therapist so I could pursue certification in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, receiving my education in Belize and the United States from Dr. Arvigo. Part of my training included instruction in the ancient art of spiritual baths and healing and I advanced to become certified as a Self-Care Teacher for the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.
LYNDA BAKER LYNDA HAS FOUNDED ESSENTIAL HERB COTTAGE IN LONG BEACH MS. SHE HAS HER DEGREE IN CHMISTRY AND SHORTLY AFTER BECOMING DISILLUSIONED WITH CHEMICAL MEDICINE BEGAN HER STUDY OF HERBAL MEDICINE AND CURRENTLY COUNSELS AND TEACHES HERBL MEDICINE ON THE MIS GULF COAST REGION. LOVING AND VIVACIOUS HEALER WHO IS WELL KNOW THROUGHOUT THE GULF SOUTH FOR HER ABILITY TO USE HERBS AND ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HEALING
KAREN BISHOP helps people lose weight successfully at Beautiful & Healthy Transformations
Past: Holistic Nutritionist in Private Practice and Clayton College of Natural Health
Studied Nutrition at University of Alabama at Birmingham – Dietary Internship
Past: Samford University and University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lives in Birmingham, Alabama
AMRITA MARTIN has been immersed in herbal medicine since childhood,witnessing first hand the power of medicinal plants. Amrita is com-binding her knowledge of herbs with current science to create effective skin care products that fight the aging process as well as many other skin related issues. Amrita studied massage therapy at Blue Cliff career college, and actively uses her knowledge of the skin and body to create Divya holistic skin care products.