Wellness

As our name implies, Pachamama is more than a farm that grows pure food. We believe the land at Pachamama Farm is a sacred place and treat it as such, just as the indigenous people of the Andes revered Pachamama as the goddess of Mother Earth or Nature.

Pachamama is a place that naturally encourages healing and well-being in ourselves and our community. We invite you to experience this healing sanctuary and connect with Nature in the following ways:

 

In 2015, Allie began offering acupuncture services at Pachamama Farm, enabling her clients to receive treatments in a beautiful, peaceful, and healing setting.

Allie is a licensed Five-Element Practitioner. Five-Element Acupuncture is an ancient, distinct, and powerful form of healing developed out of the Taoist tradition and based on the principles of nature.  It looks to the five elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water – which are inherent in nature and all living beings to determine where an imbalance lies within an individual and to develop a unique approach to help you achieve your best possible health.

The mission of Allie Dodge Acupuncture  is to:

  • provide a supportive and safe healing environment
  • listen carefully to your health concerns
  • partner with you to improve your well-being
  • treat the whole person – body, mind, and spirit
  • address the root cause of symptoms
  • restore balance and harmony so that the body can heal itself
  • help you cope with and successfully manage disease

Allie is also a certified Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. In one-on-one and group settings, Allie helps people to learn effective, practical, and research-based healing techniques, empowering them to take control of their health and play an active role in improving their well-being.

For more information on Allie Dodge Acupuncture, LLC and Mind-Body Medicine, please visit www.alliedodgeacupuncture.com.

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Allie Dodge Acupuncture, LLC is a separate entity from Pachamama Farm & Wellness.  Only Allie Dodge is licensed to practice acupuncture through Allie Dodge Acupuncture, LLC.

Gail Margolis Wholistic Psychotherapy has joined the Pachamama Wellness team! She is currently accepting new clients in her beautiful office space at Pachamama Farm.

Gail Margolis, Registered Psychotherapist, received her Master’s degree from the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program at Naropa University. She has training and/or certification in Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy, yoga, astrology, mindfulness practices, ritual/ceremony, and Reiki. Gail has a unique approach to healing that integrates many different modalities so her clients can achieve true, whole healing.

Gail acknowledges that we all experience pain and suffering, AND that we also all contain everything we need to heal and transform. Her role as a psychotherapist is to be a guide to help you relate with the pain and uncover your own inherent wisdom, wholeness, and aliveness. She brings a lens of curiosity, gentleness, compassion, non-judgement, honesty, and humor.

She specializes in:

  • Self-esteem/ Self-love
  • Working with limiting core beliefs and habits
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Life transitions/ Grief
  • Spirituality/ Ritual/ Ceremony/ Mindfulness-based practices​
  • Addictions
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • PTSD and Trauma resolution

For more information about Gail and her practice, visit her website and check out her Facebook page.

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Gail Margolis Wholistic Psychotherapy is a separate entity from Pachamama Farm & Wellness.  Only Gail Margolis is registered to practice psychotherapy through Gail Margolis Wholistic Psychotherapy.

In 2013, the Pachamama farm crew designed and created a beautiful mandala herb garden. We are growing culinary and medicinal herbs using organic methods. All herbs are cultivated, harvested, and processed by hand.

The mandala herb garden contains over 40 types of herbs, including:

Anise Hyssop, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Basil (Italian and Thai), Tulsi Basil, Borage, Burdock, Calendula, California Poppy,  Catnip, Chamomile, Chervil, Chickweed, Comfrey, Echinacea, Elecampane, Feverfew, Hops, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Marjoram, Marshmallow, Monarda, Motherwort, Mountain Mint, Mugwort, Nasturtium, Nettles, Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Plantain, Red Clover, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Skullcap, Spearmint, Spilanthes, Summer Savory, Thyme, Valerian, Blue Vervain, Wood Betony, Wormwood, and Yarrow.

Pachamama Farm & Wellness aims to advance current knowledge of sustainable agriculture and nature-based health and wellness philosophies, and to teach it to others. See below to learn about the educational opportunities we offer.

Every spring and fall, Pachamama gives farm tours to elementary school children, thanks to a collaboration between Eco-Cycle and the Boulder County school district. The children bring an inspiring sense of wonder and enthusiasm. The sheer excitement they show for every vegetable and insect, as well as topics such as compost, water cycles, and organic farming, makes it evident that much more of this type of education is needed.

We also offer wellness classes and retreats on the farm. In past seasons, classes have woven together mindfulness, clinical Western herbalism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, and the belief that cultivating a relationship with the natural world is a necessary component of a healthy and rich life. In 2016 & 2017, we hosted Red Earth Herbal Gathering, a women’s retreat offering workshops taught by internally acclaimed herbalists.

In the past, Pachamama has hosted volunteer days for high school students from the September School. The students got first hand experience with agriculture. Their consistent assistance was a great benefit to the farm, and an opportunity for the students to follow the farm’s seasonal cycles. Pachamama has also hosted students from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism for an 18-hour plant study herb practicum. Students learned about herbal identification, cultivation, harvesting, and processing techniques.

Part of our initiative to expand our educational programs involves:

  • Designating Pachamama as a “demonstration farm” so that we can host events, such as cooking and farming/gardening classes.
  • Installing “learning stations” throughout the farm for onsite experiences.
  • Offering workshops that bring people closer to the environment and their food.
  • Hosting volunteer days to offer people hands-on farming experiences.
  • Organizing events that support and encourage a sense of community.
  • Offering herbal and wellness classes, workshops, and retreats