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Safety, Vitality & Harmony


Welcome! We are so grateful to provide holistic retreats here at our oasis in Holmes County, Ohio. For the past 12 years, we (Dave and Alana Pratt) have been helping people from all walks of life learn to bring presence to their days. The medicine of nature is at the heart of what we offer, and all of our retreats include: classes in Yoga, Self-Breema exercises and Meditation, deliciously-beautiful vegetarian meals, plus massage therapy and Breema bodywork. Read on to learn a little about the key ingredients of what we offer or go right to our Overnight Retreats page.



The Medicine of Nature


True Nature is 9 acres of rolling hills, open meadow, forest, creeks and a lively spring-fed pond. The land is teeming with wildlife; foxes, deer, turkeys, raccoons, muskrats, frogs, fish and a huge variety of birds. A key aspect of the property is that it is completely enclosed in forest, creating a natural sanctuary that gives the feeling that you are 1,000 miles away from the rest of the world. See photos here.




Yoga, Breema & Meditation


You'll experience small classes, and even one-on-one attention for individual retreats. Like peeling layers from an onion, each class helps you see and drop what's extra and release unneccesary tension. We have both been students of meditative arts since a young age, and that interest has continued into our adult lives. Our primary aim is to help you reconnect to your own True Nature and to return home with tools to create balance in your daily life.  Read more about us here.



Massage & Bodywork


Our retreats include nurturing, transformative touch through massage therapy and Breema bodywork treatments provided by Dave. Both of these arts are profound support for healing, and for embodying and integrating your classtime. Plus, they're simply relaxing and a joy to receive! Read more about massage and bodywork…


Vital Vegetarian Meals


Meals at True Nature are simple and revitalizing, featuring seasonal and mostly organic ingredients. Alana has a gift for choosing the most alive and delicious items and preparing them in a way that "let's the food speak." Our garden of organic, heirloom vegetables provides some of what we serve in the growing season, and the rest comes from local sources.


Scheduling a Retreat

~ Individual & Group ~


Our retreats are all-inclusive, and you can learn about those options here on our Overnight Retreats page. Choose from several comfortable and unique lodging spaces as part of your retreat. These include: The Moon Swallow Tipi, The Pond Cabin and The Heart Studio and camping.

Tour the Art Gallery at True Nature

featuring original, inspirational paintings, drawings, prints and more, by co-owner, Dave Pratt

Little Tiger Kids' Camp!!!

Our new Day Retreat for Families is a nourishing treat that honors cultures world-wide, visits the tipi, includes pizza from our cob oven & story time for everyone - & even classes for parents... Details here.