Dear friends of Gaia


Gaia Healing Center was established with our mission

To serve the community by supporting earth centered learning and wisdom

Gaia has been on sabbatical this year, resting and renewing itself and this has been good.

The plants, animals and other creatures of Nature that dwell on the land are thriving. We welcome visitors to Gaia and invite your continued support and involvement.  Dr. Marianne Rothschild’s holistic medical practice is currently open to new patients.

Mitakuye oyasin,

(We are all related)

Marianne Rothschild

Steward, Gaia Healing Center
Spring/Summer/Fall Schedule 2016


“Golden” Yoga classes happen Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. led by certified yoga instructor, Moo Briddell. Classes are held in the Centerspace and a donation of /$10/drop-in or $50 for a series of seven classes. If you are interested, you can drop in or call Gaia Healing Center office at 301-829-1822.


July 23-24,2016 – The Way of the Shaman

During the Basic experiential workshop, participants are introduced to core shamanism, the universal, near-universal, and common methods of the shaman to enter nonordinary reality for problem solving and healing. Particular emphasis is on the classic shamanic journey, one of the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream. Participants are initiated into shamanic journeying, aided by drumming and other techniques for experiencing the shamanic state of consciousness and for awakening dormant spiritual abilities, including connections with Nature.

This initial training weekend is led by Dana Robinson.  For more information email Dana at


July 9, 2016  One Day Yoga Retreat

For more information contact Moo Briddell @


August 20-21,2016 – Shamanism and the Spirits of Nature 

From ancient times, shamans have worked with the spirits of nature for healing, survival, and knowledge. By learning from the plants and animals, from the rocks and mountains, from the winds and waters, and from the sun, moon, and stars, shamans helped their peoples live in harmony with the universe. In a world now out of balance, the way of the shaman can teach how again to respect nature, our Planet, and its inhabitants at a deep spiritual level. As our ancestors everywhere once knew, our survival depends on the survival of the other species. By working together intensively through shamanic journeys and other spiritual experiences, we will dedicate ourselves to working in both nonordinary and ordinary reality to restore and maintain a living Planet.

Prerequisite: the FSS Basic Workshop, The Way of the Shaman®, with an authorized FSS Faculty Member. For more information contact Dana Robinson @


November 1, 2016- Day of the Dead Celebration

We will set up a traditional Mexican Dead of the Dead altar with food, flowers, candles, photos, and lots of other figures.  It is a time to celebrate those we have loved who are no longer with us. Space and time are held to share and enjoy stories of loved ones who have passed. People are invited to bring photos or other mementos to place on the altar and food to share for the pot luck dinner.  At some point in the evening we will gather in a circle and share stories of our dear departed ones.  Children are most welcome.  If you wish, come dressed as your favorite Famous Dead Person. We will start around 4 pm. with a dinner break and end around 8:30 p.m.