I always go on an amazing journey of love, growth and healing when I step on the Red Road. I am forever grateful to have met these magical people!
The family I have now at the RRTW center have taken this woman from a scared and nervous person to a spiritual uplifted person. I accept ppl as they are and have learned to care and give love. The sweat lodges cleanse me all through my body and mind, With the teachings of the American Indian ways and natural healing It creates peace in my spirit and has helped my aching body. Iv'e seen first hand the healing of addicts of all forms and the counseling that follows. The woods of the Ozarks are so serine and peaceful, I would love to live on this property with the intent of being a better person thru the teaching and healing of Arrowhawk and Healing Dove. Aho Gena
This wonderful and serene place in the Missouri Ozarks is a great renewal spot for body, mind, heart, and spirit! Folks from all over the world have been renewed and healed with the help of the wonderful staff and the land itself!
Take a week off from the grind of the city and day to day stress and find your own renewal and healing!
I have witnessed the healing and the smiles of serenity!
As a member of a twelve-step prorgam for almost 30 years, I was drawn to the Native way of help and healing when I experienced my first purification lodge some 16 years ago. Most recently I have enjoyed the help and healing of the folks at RRTW. They have made me feel loved and welcome and the atmosphere in the woods is certainly laced with the healing of Mother Earth Herself. The healing, ceremonies, and family feel of those living and working there will continue to bring me back, again and again. I thank them all for their love, healing, and caring. Sharing food and experiences, strength, and hope is the way of positve healing.
I have known both Jim and Lora for many years now and they both share a total dedication to help humanity that you don't much find today. I have gone to sweats that Jim has held in his sweat lodges and he is one you can feel very safe and comfortable with. He is truly a skilled medicine man and Lora is gifted in many ways also. You will never feel judged, only accepted. Give them a try and enjoy your journey of growth and healing there.
I met Arrowhawk over 8 yrs ago at one of his Feather Medicine workshops. After the workshop, I had an individual feather medicine session. During the session, Arrowhawk located an area in my right side that was problematic. I had been having pain off and on in this area since I was in my early teens. In over 20 yrs, no medical doctor had been able to identify the cause or elevate the pain. I even had exploratory surgeries to try to find the cause with no explanation for what was the cause of this ongoing pain. Using his feather medicine techniques, Arrowhawk was able to stop the pain completely and in over 8 yrs the pain has NEVER returned!
When I met Arrowhawk I had just ended a 14 yr abusive marriage and was suffering from low self esteem and a distrust for men. After counseling, much support and receiving unconditional love and acceptance from Arrowhawk and the center staff, I found my spiritual connection that filled the emptiness/void in my life and my heart which lead to inner peace and the self-love I'd been missing.
Over the years, I've seen many people come to the center from abusive relationships or with different types of addictions, anger issues, cancer, or other illnesses. These same people leave the center at peace with a healthier outlook on their lives, more self-esteem, and a spiritual connection they didn't have when they arrived.
My wife has suffered with back pain & subsequent addiction to pain medicine for 14 years. She met Arrowhawk at a treatment center where he held sweat lodges for the clients. After her first lodge, she was significantly better, both phsyically & emotionally. The holistic approach Arrowhawk uses has done wonders for her. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone after seeing the amazing results my wife experienced and would like to add she attended 11 of the lodges during her stay. Thank you very much.
I was priviliged to attend a residential treatment center for addiction and as part of the holistic side of treatment an osi lodge was offered. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I am a sufferer of degenerative disc disease & the healing I received was nothing short of a miracle. I was fortunate to attend 11 of these lodges & learned so much about my heritage from Arrowhawk & Healing Dove. This experience gave me a life far beyond measure!!!
The RRTW center is a place of great beauty and peace. At night the sky is breathtaking and when there is a full moon the passing clouds put on a light show that is a sight to behold. You can go there and unload the burdens you carry long enough to get balance back into your life. I am a cancer survivor and was looking for other avenues on my journey back from the edge. I have known Arrowhawk a long time. I first learned the feather medicinefrom him and more wisdom as time went on. He performed our wedding in the old way which has been a great blessing in our lives. My life was touched by all that I met there. In the words of others who have been " It's different out there!"
As a resident at a treatment facility for addiction, I had the opportunity to experience the sweat lodge facilitated by Arrowhawk & Lora "healing dove". I went into it with an open mind and came back feeling renewed and at peace. I struggle with anxiety and panic attacks and the spiritual elements of the sweat lodge left me with a sense of peace. Words cannot explain the experience and I would suggest that if an opportunity should arise to attend a sweat lodge you should take it. Arrowhawk and Lora have experience in the medical field and provided a sense of comfort to everyone that was apprehensive upon arrival. I cannot say enough good things about both Arrowhawk and Lora and I am grateful to have met them.
When I first attended the lodge, it was one of the more difficult things I have done in my life. Once I was in there however I got back in touch with the spiritual side of myself that I had turned my back on. The healing that took place in that first lodge has kept me coming back for more because I know it works. Few things in life are truly 100% guaranteed, but this is one of them. The lodge helped me through my withdrawals and has given me a deep sense of inner peace. I have been attending every lodge I can and I always leave feeling relaxed and restored. I would recommend every person who can take the time to do a lodge do so. It has changed my life for the better and I know that anyone else who goes will feel a change as well. Thankyou to Arrowhawk, Billy, and Lora for all the time and effort they put in to making the lodge available to people and to making it the wonderful healing expirience that it is.
I simply cannot describe in words how the sweat lodge has helped me. I use to stand in fear, never knowing how or what to expect next in life. Constantly searching for something but never knowing what it was. I knew there must be something better then what I had.
After attending a sweat lodge my eyes began to open up, like seeing for the first time Arrow hawks teachings allowed me to put my life into perspective. I found forgiveness and inner strength beyond imagination.
I hope this organization continues to serve, there are so many that are in need. The Red Road To Wellness is nothing short of a miracle.
The Red Road to Wellness is not an easy road! We combine many ways both modern and ancient to achieve the results many people need! Western medical practices are not enough, no, we must remember the emotional, spiritual, mental, and the physical ALL needs to healing to be complete!
We are all looking for peace, and healing and answers. You can find it here. You are made to feel that you have worth and belong. These people become friends to all who come and you know they have your back if and when needed.
It's as much a retreat as a school that teaches the Native American ways of living and healing.
I honestly came only to observe the ceremonies but became part of the center and the family. The Sweat lodge cleanses both physically and emotionally and Arrowhawk's talks while there help put things in perspective for you. I was very skeptical of the feather medicine at first but I saw it and I felt it. It is real and it will heal.
The Red Road to Wellness is a place of peace, a sanctuary for those in need of any type of healing. It is also a welcoming place with care and concern for all who seek help or to learn so they may better serve others in some capacity. I came to the center to learn feather and stone native healing practices. I also wanted to learn whatever possible about the sweat lodge and participated in several which helped me to regain my balance in all aspects of my life. Arrowhawk took me around town to ponds, rivers, waterfalls and fields where he taught me some basics in plant medicine. All the while we talked and he taught me about the ways and how following the Red Road helps us help ourselves and others.