Registration Deadline for Green Your Life, ACHS Wellness Retreat and Conference is Sept. 18

Wellness is a daily endeavor. It requires care and conscious decision making to maintain optimal health. Learn to create and support wellness at the ACHS six-day, five-night retreat at Breitenbush Wellness Center, where ACHS faculty and presenters will guide you through a series of workshops and nature-based outdoor sessions that will help you to explore your wellness potential.

Portland, OR, September 16, 2009 --( Wellness is a daily endeavor. It requires care and conscious decision making to maintain optimal health. Too often the healthcare industry sells itself as the health cure industry. But we, the holistic health community, know that in reality, prevention is the only sustainable cure.

Learn how to create and support wellness at our six-day, five-night Green Your Life wellness retreat and conference at Breitenbush Hot Springs from October 4-9, 2009.

ACHS faculty and guest presenters will guide you through a series of presentations, workshops, and nature-based outdoor sessions addressing issues like: practical techniques for greening your life; green foods and herbs that promote prevention; and what does your sustainable wellness lifestyle look like.

Sessions will include workshops, information sessions, demonstrations, roundtable discussions including point/counterpoint, and author discussions, where authors guide discussions on their books and conduct signings.

Green Your Life Sessions Include:

Green Your Body:
Optional Early Morning Yoga
Reiki by Eilene Dey
Iridology by Dorene Petersen

Green Your Children:
Children’s Health by Deborah Halvorson

Green Your Kitchen:
Cooking with Mindfulness by Audrey Gretti

Green Your Life:
Distillation by Robert Seidel
Sustainable Living by Peter Gail

Green Your Medicine Cabinet:
Plant Identification Walk by Dorene Petersen and Robert Seidel
The Healing Power of Weeds by Peter Gail
Organic Gardening by Erika Yigzaw

Green Your Mind
Building a Healing Community by Eileen Dey
Balancing the Chakras by Deborah Halvorson
Labyrinth by Randy Eady
Transform the Warrior—Revolutionary Moments by Edwin Morris

Breitenbush is a worker-owned cooperative, whose mission is to care for the hot springs, the land, and the on-site retreat and conference center. Situated on 154 acres, Breitenbush boasts a beautiful, “off the grid” mountain setting. The power of the river and heat from the hot springs, combined with simple living, allow guests and community members to thrive in this sanctuary without significant dependence on fossil fuels. For a detailed list of the facility’s commitment to sustainability, please visit

Registration deadline is September 18, 2009. Conference fee $325. Accommodations $100-120/ night. To register for the retreat, call (800) 487-8839 or email For questions about registration--and to book accommodations--call (503) 244-0726 or email

American College of Healthcare Sciences
Lauren Shapiro