We teach about connectivity; how when the mind, body, diet, actions, relationship with nature and awareness of our collective influences are aligned, miracles happen in our lives. We teach participants about nutrition, kinesiology, developing one's intuition and understanding the interconnectivity of one's existence.
Seasonally, we eat the vegetables and herbs that can be harvested from our gardens. Daily, our dairy cows provide milk and our chickens provide eggs. We visit all farms who supply us with produce, meat and baked goods to ensure they use the clean practices that they profess.
Our focus is on a person connectivity and preparing and nurturing, as much as training intensely. The programs include corrective yoga, animals moves, body weight exercises, and therapeutic movements with bands that progress into loaded training. If each person's unique limits are not addressed, they risk injury.
Water activities include tubing down the Smith River through the forests of the farm, paddle boarding and kayaking on the nearby Philpott Lake and fishing in the pond, stream or river on the farm. Trails are maintained for hiking, biking and riding ATV's.
The Connected Living Farm is in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Smith River, selected by Orvis as one of America’s 100 best trout streams. Eighty acres of the farm are pastures and the remaining two hundred acres are woodlands with natural springs, a pond, Poplar Camp Creek and the Smith River.
We have multiple gardens and fifty grow boxes which produce vegetables, herbs and greens. Produce from the seasonal gardens is enjoyed by participants in the educational programs and fed to our livestock to enhance their health.
Animals on the farm include chickens, pigs, dairy cows, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, cats, donkeys and dogs.
We keep the animals as close to nature as possible, while experimenting with sustainable practices such as rotational grazing and composting.