​Dancing Sun Cabins
1985 Roaring Fork Road, Hot Springs, NC 28743, Madison County, USA 

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We find our land to be an incredibly healing and Spiritual place. We love sharing this with others.
We can help you design the perfect retreat to enhance your healing process.
Rebecca offers Healing Touch Sessions and Spiritual Direction. She has worked in the healing arts for over  25 years as an registered nurse. She has accompanied many people through difficult transitions and wonderful beginnings. 
Whether you are facing a challenge in your life, or just looking for a way to further you awareness and balance your life, she can help you design the perfect package that meets your needs. 

We also offer guided hikes for beginning to expert hikers.
We can help  set up a vision quest for those seeking a close relationship with nature.
This is a great place to renew your soul.


Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! 
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.

LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace
I have had the honor to work with people on a very intimate level who were going through many changes and transitions. As a critical care nurse manager, I accompanied many patients, families, physicians and staff through critical situations and transitions. I learned to listen with my heart.

I completed a 2 year course in Spiritual Direction called Sursum Corda. This has helped me to accompany those in spiritual crisis and to help them listen to what their heart is calling them to do. My own Spiritual tradition is steeped in Christianity, but I honor all spiritual traditions. My calling is to listen with mindfulness and to pray for those I work with so that their healing may be for their highest good.

I have been a practicing Healing Touch Practitioner for over 15 years. Healing Touch is a highly recognized form of energy work that was developed by a nurse. It is taught in nursing schools and medical schools. It allows the recipient to feel a great sense of balance and refreshes the soul. It works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level to support the highest level of healing.

Sessions can be booked with me by calling ahead of  your stay with us. 
Sessions are  $60 and take about an hour.
 They are held either in your cabin or in the Mermaid Lodge as you prefer.

Meditation, Prayer, Mindfulness, Silence, are all tools that can be used to help bring you into balance and renew your soul.
Sometimes all that is needed is a simple change in your perspective. 
Rain can quickly turn into a rainbow with a simple change of view.
Your Personal Journey Awaits You









From prayerful wandering in the woods to the challenge of a Vision Quest, we can design the right hike for you. Just call to set up an experience that meets your needs.

We are located within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail so the possibilities are endless.

Hearts Reborn in Love

Renew Your Spirit

Spend Time Listening
Support A Loved One Walking The
Appalachian Trail

We are located within a 1-2 hour walking distance from the Appalachian Trail. 
This makes it easy to support a loved one who may be walking the trail. 
You could even choose to walk 
part of the trail with them. 
There is easy and close access to the AT by car. 
Our property connects to Lemon Gap on the AT which is just before the Walnut Mountain Shelter.
You can walk from Max Patch to Lemon Gap and down to the cabins.
We can provide shuttle service with ample notice. Please call us to arrange this before your visit.

Please join us in prayerful support of those Veterans involved in the Walk off the War 
Through Hike on the AT.
Please call us if you are supporting a veteran on this hike and we will honor you 
with our military discount.
Healing Touch Sessions can be held in the Mermaid Lodge
Heart Centered Healing Sessions are $60 
and must be scheduled prior to your visit.

The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice-
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do-
determined to save
the only life that you could save.

by Mary Oliver
Lost

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.

~ David Wagoner ~
 Manitongquat’s Prayer 

Hear, O Humankind, the prayer of my heart. 
For are we not one, have we not one desire, 
To heal our Mother Earth and bind her 
wounds? 
To hear again from dark forests and flashing 
rivers 
The varied ever-changing Song of Creation. 
O Humankind, are we not all brothers and 
sisters, 
Are we not the grandchildren of the Great 
Mystery? 
Do we not all want to love and be loved, 
To work and to play, 
To sing and dance together? 
But we live with fear. 
Fear that is hate, fear that is mistrust, 
envy, greed, vanity, 
Fear that is ambition, competition, 
aggression, 
Fear that is loneliness, anger, bitterness, 
cruelty…. And yet, fear is only twisted love, 
love turned back on itself, 
Love that was denied, love that was 
rejected… 
And love…. 
Love is life ~ creation, seed and leaf 
And blossom and fruit and seed, 
Love is growth and search and reach and 
touch and dance. 
Love is nurture and succor and feed and 
pleasure. 
Love is pleasuring ourselves, pleasuring each 
other. 
Love is life believing in itself. 
And life…. 
Life is the Sacred Mystery singing to itself, 
Dancing to its drum, telling stories, 
improvising, playing 
And we are all that Spirit, 
Our stories tell but one cosmic story that 
we are love indeed, 
That perfect love in me seeks the love in you, 
And if our eyes could ever meet without 
fear 
We would recognize each other and rejoice, 
For love is life believing in itself.

Manitongquat (Medicine Story) is a medicine 
man and storyteller of the Wampanoag Nation. 

 
(2001 Indigo Bridge Cooperative)
Nestled in the quiet of our forest, we have a Labyrinth.
A labyrinth is a meditative walk. It is an ancient pathway used by many to symbolize the journey home or to the center. Unlike a maze, there is only one path through a labyrinth. 
It is in the stopping, in the paying attention, that we are able to most deeply 
sense our connections to Earth and Life.
 It is during these quiet, reflective times 
that we can allow the joyfulness of being living creatures in a living universe to 
arise. It is during these times that we can safely confront our deepest fears and 
concerns for our Earth and our future, and that we may renew our 
commitments to living in right relationship with all of existence. -Manitongquat
Above is a video of our friends Edie and Daran who do sound healing. We were fortunate enough to experience Daran's didgeridoo playing as the sun was setting and the moon was rising on Max Patch.
To learn more about their wonderful healing work in Chapel Hill, NC visit Healing Earth Resources.
The Mermaid Lodge is a great place to create art work or receive a massage or healing touch treatment.   2 Labyrinths are available for you to walk, or wander to our waterfalls to sit by the water.
Check out our Labyrinth

Check out our Mountain Spirits Page