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Canna Veda Retreat

Canna – Veda

Cannabis + Ayurveda Counseling

AWAKEN TO THE WISDOM OF YOUR TRUE NATURE:  Eastern Medicine has long held that true health and wellness comes from the proper balancing of one’s energy with that of nature. True health arises both through proper detoxifying practices to cleanse the body of toxins, and through proper rejuvenation therapies to nourish the body for balance and longevity.

Ayurveda, or “wisdom of life” helps determine your unique body type (prakriti) through individualized Ayurvedic consultations. These include examining your personal routines concerning diet, habits, career, relationships, and life-style, and how it relates to your health and well-being.

Herbs, essential oils, yoga, meditation techniques, and other Ayurvedic therapies may be used to create your perfect health.  The healing power of cannabis, in the form of Ayurvedic formulas of tinctures and salves, may also be recommended for specific ailments.  These powerful, yet subtle medicines are hand-crafted and prescribed as Indigenous Earth-Based Healing Sacraments.

Join us on the Oregon Coast for retreat and rejuvenation with yoga, Ayurveda and Cannabis workshops, farm-to-table organic food, CBD products, and the opportunity to experience and learn about cannabis as a conscious medicinal plant.

Retreat includes 2 morning yoga sessions, snack and tea Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and brunch Sunday.

Prices start at $420 per person, based on double occupancy. 
North Fork 53 Retreat Center is a beautifully restored craftsman farmhouse situated directly on the Nehalem River, 8 miles from the coastal town of Manzanita.


Hi! My name is Joanne and I try and embrace Ayurveda and Yoga in all aspects of my life. I found these sacred sister sciences as a form of healing from my debilitating life with Crohn’s Disease, and as a result of this devastating auto-immune disease, degenerative spinal arthritis. I try to balance our modern hectic lifestyle with the practice of living with awareness through yoga and daily routines. My intention is to share my own experience of healing by helping others find peace and balance in their everyday lives.

Once my disease fell into remission, and ultimately became obsolete, I wanted to learn how to heal others with the rudimentary information I had learned through the hard knocks of experience. Fortunately, I found incredible teachers along my path as I began my official schooling.  I am certified as an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor from both the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and am an active member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association), the Society of Cannabis Clinicians,  and Women Grow.  Much of my counseling involves recommendations for yoga, for which I am certified as a Raja yoga teacher (Sundara College of Yoga,) and am a Yoga teacher trainer with Yogaspirit.  My teachings incorporate Hatha, Iyengar, Yin and Vinyasa yoga, along with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda into my teaching style. My intention is for my classes to form a tapestry of movement, meditation and stillness – with particular attention to mindfulness and breath.

When teaching or counseling, I subtly weave Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga into my classes by incorporating and encouraging Pranayama (breathwork), Asana (yoga postures) and meditation.  I credit my guru, Paramahansa Yogananda for leading me in the path of yoga, and to the many other beautiful healing teachers, in all forms, who have graced my life with love and inspiration.

With humor and humility, I invite you to awaken to your true healthy nature by creating balance, clarity and a sense of peace within yourself.


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