American Holistic Nurses Association The American Holistic Nurses Association embraces nursing as a lifestyle and a profession and provides a means to create bonds within the nursing community. Because true healing comes from within, the AHNA recognizes that nurses must first heal themselves before they can facilitate the healing of others. There are many roads to healing, and individuals must seek their own paths. The AHNA serves as a bridge between the traditional medical paradigm and universal complementary and alternative healing practices. American Massage Therapy Association Promotes the health benefits of massage to the public, the health care community and other important groups. As a member-driven organization, they are in conversation with the members through surveys, phone calls, emails and social media to understand the diverse needs of the members and their hopes for the profession.
American Nurses Association The American Nurses Association is a full-service professional organization representing the nation’s 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
Camp Indralaya at Orcas Island Indralaya was founded in 1927 by members of the Theosophical Society as a practical experiment in applying theosophical living. These principles continue to form the basis of our philosophy, community life, and programs. The name Indralaya is derived from Sanskrit and means “a home for the spiritual forces in nature”. In this unique environment, individuals and families are encouraged to live in cooperative harmony with nature and each other, experiencing the interconnectedness of all forms of life while exploring individual pathways to wholeness. its founding, a strong sense of community has been at the heart of Indralaya. Throughout the course of its 85 year history, many have volunteered time and assistance to the camp.
Council for Healing The Council for Healing is a network of individual healers and healing organizations whose mission is to promote understanding of healing and advance access to healing.
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center Nestled amidst the Berkshire and Taconic Mountains, Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center covers 130 acres of open fields, lush forests, colorful flower beds, and an abundant vegetable garden nourished by the crystal clear Taconic Stream. The stream flows through the Hollow, past the campfire grove and swimming hole, the garden and the meditation center, then rushes over a waterfall and out through the base of a deep hemlock-lined gorge. Pumpkin Hollow offers a unique setting for workshops, retreats, yoga and meditation. The central farmhouse, meditation center, meeting room and renovated cabins are surrounded by shady areas on our beautifully groomed grounds. Across the stream, a network of nature trails connects to the labyrinth, Healer’s sanctuary, peace prayer pole, meditation walk and campfire grove