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Awaken Your Alchemy

Discover More Balance, Resilience,
And Self-Love In Your Life

The Alchemy October Retreat

Connect with your spirit in your heart

Find more resilience and balance in your life

Begin realizing your full potential

Who should attend:

Alchemy requires self-cultivation that enables you to undergo deep and vulnerable transformation. Together we can motivate, grow, and influence each other on our own separate but intertwined Alchemical journeys. The path of the Alchemist is a gentle path that is fierce with the quest for wisdom, experience, peace…and more!

Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy bring you this Alchemy retreat from the perspective of Alchemical Chinese Medicine Healing. As we delve into the Daoist Meditation and Chinese Medicine philosophies of human energetics and priorities, we can come to a better understanding our own authenticity.

A Master Alchemist's Retreat!

Alchemy is the path less traveled...

If you’re attracted to Alchemy and to the ways it can transform your life, you must ultimately walk it alone. But we like to say you can have friends along the way, who will share the path with you. Many Alchemists retreated to the mountains in the old days, to practice in small groups. This is a tradition of living life differently than people do in mainstream modern culture. The focus is on self-cultivation. We’ve been practicing Alchemy for many years now. We are also lucky to have found and built a community of others who want to practice with us.

– Leta & Jaye

Awaken Your Alchemy - Weekend Retreat October 7-9th

Healing Camp/Practitioner Training Week - October 10-14th

Weekend Retreat: $399

  • Practitioner Week: $500
  • Supervised Alchemical Treatment or Alchemy Life Strategy Session: $500

There are limited Opportunities for sessions with Leta, Jaye, or Raili with observers. Additional treatments by apprentices with Leta supervising are also available. Contact us as soon as possible if you would like to take advantage of these opportunities since space is very limited.

We have a small number of scholarships available in exchange for helping at the retreat. Please contact us directly. 

Location: Alchemy Healing Center, Northampton, MA

  • CA Acupuncture Board (Category 1) 15 CEUs PENDING

Where to stay:

It’s leaf-peeping season in Northampton and many people are in the area on this particular weekend. We are looking for alternative housing to accommodate everyone. Please let us know if you need a place to stay.

Change can feel scary because it takes us into the unknown... "The Mystery Gate." But if you're willing to make the commitment to yourself, to knowing there is something more, even if you don’t know what that is, that’s the first step in Alchemy/Transformation. The greatest investment you can make is in yourself. Once you understand and accept your natural strengths and weaknesses, you can stop beating yourself up and start celebrating your natural gifts.


Awaken Your Alchemy Weekend Retreat

Includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Awaken Your Alchemy Practitioner Week

Includes a light lunch daily.

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If you join us, add our Understanding the Five Elements class for free (usually $188). We highly recommend that you (both clients and practitioners) take this introductory class as a prerequisite to the retreat. Even if you have a Five Element background, this will help you identify the definition of the terms that will be used in our classes and tutorials.


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How does the Sage seat herself by the sun and moon, and hold the universe in her grasp? She blends everything into one harmonious whole, rejecting the confusion of this and that. Rank and precedence... the Sage stolidly ignores... The universe itself may pass away, but she will flourish still.

--Lionel Giles, Musings of a Chinese Mystic [1906]

We offer a 50% refund for cancellations completed 30 days or more before class. Cancellations made from 29 to 15 days in advance will be offered a 25% refund. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations made less than 15 days in advance.

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Alchemy Learning Center 17 New South Street, #108 Northampton, MA 01060

NCCAOM Provider # 170388
California Acupuncture Board Provider # 1735
NCBTMB Provider #102200