Gifts of the Earth: A Wellness Weekend at the Ridge

Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:00 AM

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Gifts of the Earth Wellness Weekend at the Ridge:
Learn how aromatherapy, herbs and time spent in Nature can help us to achieve balance in a busy world.


This Wellness Weekend is planned to share how we can learn, experience and incorporate these modalities in our day, allowing us to take advantage of nature’s healing qualities.

There will be time with our retreat leaders exploring Aromatherapy and Herbs and time for exploring the beautiful grounds of Rolling Ridge with time for quiet and refreshing.

Those who prefer to come for the day ONLY on Saturday, September 14, 2019 may do so from 9am-4pm.  Cost is $70 (includes program and lunch)

The Schedule:
Friday Evening
4:00 Check in
5:00 Welcome
6:00 Dinner
7:30 - with Karen Kilty

Saturday Morning 
7:00 Yoga
8:00 Breakfast
 9:15 Opening Karen
9:45-11:45 - Aromatherapy with Margaret Leslie
12:00 Lunch
1:00 -3:00 Herbs and Flower Essense with Roberta Horsman
3:15 - 3:45 Closing for Day Apart Karen
Free time for Weekenders
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Evening Session Margaret

Sunday
7:00 Yoga
10:00 Brunch
11:00 Closing

About the leader(s)

Roberta Horsman

Roberta Horsman is an herbalist, wheat weaver, floral designer, gardener, teacher and
event coordinator. She is dedicated to living a creative life, sharing her knowledge and
passion for nature with others.

She has a Masters of Arts in Expressive Therapy Degree from Lesley University. She
worked for ten years in mental health facilities with adults and adolescents using the
arts as a therapeutic tool.

She completed The Science and Art Herbology at Sage Mountain Herbal School in
1996, and Delta Gardens Flowers Essence Practitioner Program in 2002

Karen Kilty

Karen is a spiritual director, retreat and yoga leader and faith formation educator. She has a great passion for nurturing the awareness of God’s love, presence and promise in peoples lives.

As the Director of Children’s Ministries at Old North Church of Marblehead, Karen shares sacred stories, scripture, reading, creative play and art to lead the youngest of us to God’s grace.
Karen has enjoyed planning Eco Adventure and looks forward to exploring God’s Creation this summer at Rolling Ridge.


As a graduate of Gateways to God, Spiritual Direction Program and Congregational Formation at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center and the Soul of Leadership program, through Excutive Soul and the Shalem Institute, Karen has deepened her understanding of body, mind and spirit, offering this to those seeking a companion on their walk in faith.

Margaret Leslie

Margaret Leslie - President of ISHA, Director of HTSM, MS, LMT, HTSM-CP/I,CCA

Margaret is a certified Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry practitioner/instructor and certified Clinical Aromatherapist with 25 years experience as a School Psychologist.
Since 1996, she has been coordinating Healing Touch, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry and Clinical Aromatherapy classes in the Knoxville area.

Throughout her life she has been active in her church and involved in the Order of St.Luke. For several years, she has maintained a private practice in Knoxville and
Dandridge, TN. Bountiful Health Magazine published her article on Healing Touch in the treatment of breast cancer.

As President of ISHA and Director of HTSM, Margaret specializes her teaching in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program. She volunteers to teach this work in third
world countries and shares in the Healing Ministry of her church.