Learn more about Anam Nostos House and Andrea's unique approach to mobile retreats focused on holistic health, mindfulness and wellness.
“I am privileged to call Andrea a friend. Working with her during her tenure at Jubilee Retreat House in Abingdon, Virginia, I saw firsthand her commitment to helping others find and stay on their spiritual journeys. Andrea brings a powerful combination of discernment, compassion, organization, and spirituality to her life's work.”
~Cathy Reynolds, Marion, VA Archivist, Wytheville Community College
Mallory Jessee, LCSW, RYT200 ,
Heart Space Wellness Services
Mallory brings to us a set of unique skills incorporating her gifts in many ways. We are excited for Mallory to join our team!
"I am a native of southwest Virginia, and I love these mountains. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work, and I have been a licensed therapist since 2015. My journey with Yoga began in 2010 when I needed a way to cope with anxiety and stress. It didn't take long for me to become inspired by the way that Yoga philosophy and supportive therapy combine so beautifully. I completed my Yoga Instructor certification in 2017 in order to bring this dream to life. I have received specific training in using yoga and mindfulness as tools for therapy, and I am fascinated by how the body/mind/spirit connection that yoga nurtures can help heal depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, self-criticism, and so much more, in ways that traditional talk therapy alone cannot reach."
Carolyn joins us from WORD CATCHING out of Abingdon, Va. We are excited to see how she will walk with you to make journaling joyful, deep, fun, magical, and healing alongside our workshops and retreats!
"My interest in journaling began as a young girl when my second grade teacher, Mrs. Thompson, handed me my very first journal. For thirty years, I’ve developed that gift into my life’s purpose: to offer journal writing, poem-making and thoughtful creative prompts to anyone as an invaluable instrument for healing, growth, and discovery, and to share this with anyone who has a desire to be transformed through the power of words. Through my passion for personal writing, I’ve discovered a realm of therapeutic benefits through expressive writing that have been studied and proven to reduce stress and promote feelings of well-being. Poetry Therapy, is one of the Expressive Arts Therapies, such as dance, art, or music therapy. I earned my credential as a Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator through the International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy in 2006 and love sharing my passion for and extensive knowledge of intentional journaling with beginning writers and life-long writers alike. "
Heather Dotterweich RYT
Heather adds such a diverse and warm nature to every retreat with such care and thoughtful presence adapting to all levels! We are grateful to have her on our team!
"I LOVE YOGA, I LOVE TEACHING YOGA. I've practiced yoga for 10 years, having completed my RYT 200hr training at Inner Sea Yoga, Johnson City Tn in April 2013. I've received training in teaching yoga to children at the Asheville Yoga Center in July 2012 as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness to special needs children in Roanoke in May 2014. This is a lifelong learning experience! It's very thrilling to witness this ancient bag of tools slowly transform a person's way of moving, breathing, focusing, feeling at ease in their own body, mind and spirit. When someone tells me they're too inflexible for yoga, I reply that the only requirement is the ability to move breath in and out of your body, and the rest will follow!"