Nurtured By Nature 
Nature Retreats for the Spiritually Minded
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Nurtured By Nature is hosted by Jan Crawford, RN. MBA. and James Frazier, MA. Between us we have over 50 years of experience in the healing arts.


Jan is a Registered Nurse and certified massage therapist with a background in Holistic Medicine.

James has a three decades background in counseling, psychotherapy and personal and spiritual growth. He is a certified Holotropic Breathwork practitioner and had been leading workshops throughout the United States since 1986. James has been a serious student of depth psychology, religious systems of thought, ancient systems of symbolism and especially Jungian and Neo-Jungian psychology for over thirty years. 

We provide custom vacation/ retreat/ renewal and personal growth adventures here in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina and North Georgia. We offer a range of camping/ hiking/ relaxing experiences where you can reconnect to soul by reconnecting with nature.

This area is one of only two temperate rain forests in the United States and there are more waterfalls than anywhere in the country. This combined with the location right in the middle of five national forests with hundreds of miles of hiking trails make this an ideal place for soul work.
Interested in learning more?
Our Custom Retreats offer:

Hiking We have hiking for all levels of fitness. We are less than 5 miles from the famous Bartram trail and about 15 miles from the Appalachian Trail and about 15 miles from the wild and scenic Chattooga River. 

Camping - We offer sheltered camping so you do not need your own equipment. 

Personal Growth-  we offer a variety of opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. 

Unplug- We encourage our guest to unplug relax reorient and rejuvenate in healing arms of nature. Our goal is to help our guest enjoy a special week of re-enchantment and rekindling a deep sense of meaning and the experience of awe and wonder.