I have been living on this land we call “A Promise to Gaia” for over 20 years, this is also the home of “Garden of One” where we produce 600+ handmade holistic health products.  About 12 years ago I was joined by my now partner Brian.  We steward and conserve 107 acres, with a 9-acre lake, several ponds and streams. 

We purchased the Chalet property in 2018 to be able to conserve and protect more land. We spent two years renovating the Chalet;  painting, decorating and putting in a custom paper floor.  We rented the Chalet through online booking platforms (Airbnb etc) for 3 years.  However  the vast majority of the renters we encountered through those venues were not interested in caring for the space or the land, nor did they come to help themselves learn or to grow.  So we realized it was time for a change.

The Chalet is truly a magical place full of gentle supportive energy.  It is safe in a way that allows you to feel, understand and integrate your process of healing, and aids in the expansion of joy in your life.

The Returning Center name comes from the idea that we are re-turning, finding new aspects of ourselves, returning to the Earth and returning to a life that brings us joy and contentment.

Our Retreats are designed to help you move through challenging times, bolstering your Spirit, nourishing your Body and soothing your Soul.


Rachel Ginther’s background is in holistic healing of the body, mind, and spirit. She has degrees in psychology and women’s studies, and is an herbalist, aromatherapist, flower essence practitioner and health consultant. She has done over 10,000 private session and has spent 30+ years creating, holding space & reflecting truth. In addition, she and Brian produce 600+ Flower/Vibrational Essence & Aromatherapy and additional alternative health products to bring balance and harmony to your life experience. They provide fertile ground and sanctuary for those seeking personal and spiritual evolution through The Returning Center.