Workshops and Events

 Monthly New and Full Moon Events

 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

September  events

,September 10, Full Moon

September 22, Fall Equinox Ceremony

 see full 2022  monthly Schedules and descriptions below

 Special  September Event

for  12 Women

3 slots left  open to local participants 

 see  details below for  this special offer


Embody Awakening

An Enlightened Embodiment  Retreat


The Sanctuary at Natures's Gate

September 28 - October 2nd

Are you ready to fully immerse yourself in the creative process

of inquiry into your true nature?

The Sanctuary at Nature's Gate is awaiting your arrival.

Enter into the Sacred Land

The Sanctuary at Nature's Gate welcomes you into the Heart of  Beingness

Be surrounded by crystal clear energies

returning "home" to your true nature.

Elandara and Jayaprabha will be your guides throughout this 

retreat, offering a refined style of enlightenment inquiry 

that takes you into the nature of your being on the land and 

inquiry through walking contemplation, creative expression,

silence and the joy of living your most authentic Self.

Let's take the next step into 

Embodying Awakening!

Who Am I?

Why am I here?

What is my purpose?

          The Sanctuary at Nature's Gate is an exquisite 80-acre property in upstate New York.

When you arrive, a deep sense of peace and being home surrounds you.

This amazing land will embrace, nurture and teach you as you enter into your discovery.

Immerse yourself into the unknown

and allow the deepest part of your being to reveal itself.

          Gently guided embodiment practices such as Transformational Movement, Yoga, Art, Music, Writing,                

Song and Dance open your hearts and enliven your soul.

Accommodations vary from indoor shared rooms (limited to first registrants), rustic dorm-style beds

or outdoor camping (bring your own gear). 

This residential retreat is limited to a total of 12 participants 

It has been designed for you to maintain intimacy

and to support your personal growth.

Dates/ times

 Wednesday, August 28   ~ 2-4pm  arrival

Sunday, October 2nd ~ 1:00pm departure


Pricing And registration  $750 

Special event pricing of $600 for (3) local participants

 who are commuting daily to the events. Includes lunch & dinner 

Register NOW 

Includes all meals, accommodations, and events.

To register, contact Elandara

860-543-3302 cell

518-531-4592 landline

Send full payment to Elandara

to secure your registration.

prior to arrival.

To view more photos of the location, visit the  Nature's Gate website below:


 Read our Refund Policy at the bottom of the page

 Fall Equinox Pot Luck  Gathering and  Ceremony

Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 - 8:30

 6:00  - 7:00 Pot Luck 

7:00 - 8:30 Equinox Fire Circle Ceremony

Join us for our annual Fall Equinox Gathering to celebrate the changing season, community, and  balance. Equinox energies represent a time of balance of equal day ~ equal night. This is a time to recenter, to balance and to celebrate together in community. Here in the Northeast,  we celebrate the cornucopia of the harvest. This represents not only the fall harvest of crops, but what we have cultivated and grown within ourselves as individuals and within our community. Each of these qualities are different for each one of us and we honor our differences and celebrate one another with a full heart.

We will share a nourishing vegetarian pot luck and then processional to the fire circle. Bring a drum, rattle or borrow one of ours. 

If you are unable to join us for the pot luck, please arrive before 7:00 to join us for the Ceremonial Fire.

RSVP required  ~ guests are invited

New and Full Moon Events

Equinox and Solstice Ceremonies

2022  Schedule ~ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 27, New Moon

September 10,  Full Moon

September 22,  Fall Equinox

October 9, Full Moon

October 25, New Moon

November 8, Full Moon

November 25, New Moon

December 7, Full Moon

December 21, Winter Solstice

December 28, New Moon

New and Full Moon Events ~ description

Each moon cycle has its unique quality that aids us in harmonizing with the natural rhythms and cycles of the earth mother as we all heal and grow together.  The circle is led by Elandara who welcomes all participants to open their hears as we call in  and create the opening circle.  While gathering around the Sacred Fire, we participate in deep listening and  focus our attention on the particular qualities of each moon cycle.  We follow a sacred Native American tradition of  "passing the talking stick."t This is a sacred way of deep listening, receiving and sharing  the truth that  comes from within. We respect the voices of those who share in the circle without commenting or correcting. This creates a sacred and safe place to speak for all who come. There is no "cross talk " or  dialogue  about "right and wrong". This creates a safe space for each person to share openly with out judgement or expectation. 

Elandara facilitates this circle and is guided by the greater consciousness throughout the circle. She leads the group in a guided  drum journey where messages are received and gifts are given to each one participating.  Every circle is unique and is created by the those who come to participate. It is a magical time to allow guidance to come through for balance, inspiration and growth.


You are invited to bring a drum, a rattle or sacred object for the altar. We have some instruments you may use if you do not have one to bring. During the warm months, our gatherings are held outside. Our circles move indoors around the wood stove when it gets colder. 

Invitations to join in these sacred circles are sent out for each of the individual gatherings. 

Guests are welcome  ~  

A requested donation of $20 helps support the ongoing activities at Nature's Gate. (pay "at the door", via Venmo, or by check made payable to "Elandara Anderson")


RSVP  so we can set up the circle:

860-543-3302 mobile

In Person Customized  Retreats with Elandara   

at The sanctuary at Natures Gate

Elandara is here to support you and explore the most opportune personal retreat and receive support for your awakening consciousness. We can set up a phone call or a zoom chat and create your own personalized retreat.


Are you needing renewal? Do you feel stuck? Looking for time and space for your spiritual and personal growth? Natures Gate Retreat Center is the perfect place for you. Elandara will work with you to provide a customized retreat to suit your needs. Combining intuitive counseling, hands on angelic healing, flower essence consultations and customized formulas, and the gentle love and nurturing guidance of a masterful teacher and healer.

 Detailed description of services offered by Elandara see: 

 Healing Arts and Products link.

Learn more about The Sanctuary at Nature's Gate


Refund Policy

Once you have sent your money, you are agreeing to a commitment of attending one of our retreats. We are holding space for you and grateful for your contribution that allows us to run these events, and offer our services.  Your money is nonrefundable and non transferable to other retreats or services. We greatly appreciate your understanding of this policy and we look forward to your participation.