Hopewood Holistic Health

Hopewood is located in the beautiful hills of Athens County in southeast Ohio. Forests, fields and streams will be your backdrop for many workshops and sessions. Winding trails will lead you on individual or group exploration of native medicinal plants or just the peace of mind only nature can offer.

Just a short distance from Athens Ohio, home of Ohio University and the Hocking Hills eco-tour destination, Hopewood is easily accessed from the tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.  Just two hours from Columbus, Ohio, three hours from Cincinnati, Ohio and one hour from Parkersburg, West Virginia.  You’re not too far to come and enjoy a workshop or private session!

Personal consultations and workshops are held throughout the year for your convenience; web, phone or site visits may be arranged or you might enjoy personal study through our Appalachian Herbalism Guided Self Study project. This unique certificate-based learning opportunity incorporates hands-on learning experiences along with the amazing text Arts & Science of Herbalism by Rosemary Gladstar.

Upcoming Eco-Tours

Holistic Journeys  offers Two Events for 2018. Space is limited for both events – Contact us to secure your spot. 

For the adventurous spirit, Hopewood Holistic Health is offering two Adventures in Wellness  for 2018.  Join Lura of Bienestarlife  and Val  of Valerie Dearing Yoga and Art and me in The Blue Zone of Costa Rica in Life’s a  Beach; So ENJOY it... a sequel to last years The Art & Science in Wellness.  We will explore topics of holistic health and wellness while you experience new cultures and find adventure geared to all levels. Take your yoga and your mat to the beaches of Uvita this March 3-10th.   Experience daily yoga, Qi-gong and nature meditation while your explore gardens, herbal art parks, archaeological sites and outstanding natural beauty.  Our second adventure is a new collaboration with Touch the Earth Adventures of Athens, Ohio.  Mimi Morrison and I will share our love of kayaking, hiking, waterfalls, hotsprings, volcanoes, birds and more, more, more in Costa Rican Adventrues, March 16-24.  Come kayak Lake Arenal, the local Rivers and hike, look, listen and fall in love with the tropics and beauty of Costa Rica.  Daily yoga, gourmet cultural cuisine and of course Time to Take TIME is a part of every Holistic Journey’s adventure.

And don’t forget our “Book with a Buddy” Special. Save $50.00 on either trip when you sign up with a friend!

Contact Rebecca  Wood/Hopewood Holistic Health for more information and to register. 

Download Flyers for Both Trips:

2018 Costa Rica Adventure with ‘Touch the Earth’ Adventures March 16 – 24, 2018

Life’s a Beach; So ENJOY it! March 3 – 10, 2018

Click here to read our blog with more information on both unforgettable retreats.

Find yourself through the World.  It’s Time to Be and Be Well! 


   Hopewood Holistic Health Services

Hopewood Holistic Health not only supports the ideal of  “sense of place and a spirit of hope” but subscribes to the belief that personal action in life-style behaviors leads to real and lasting changes. We believe that you are the key to your health. Personal goal setting, education, support systems and life coaching are part of our customized practice to help you manifest wellness for the rest of your life.

Hopewood Holistic Health provides uniquely simple solutions for personal health, sustainable living and eco-adventure. Individual, group and eco-wellness events include a continuum of integrated health options. Explore the benefits of yoga, qi gong, reiki, pranassage body alignment and gentle fitness. Experience the taste and simplicity of meals prepared with wholefoods, wild foods and herbs. Learn how to integrate all of these practices  in individual or small group settings .

Hopewood Holistic Health will also help you to enhance your wellness practice with lifestyle changes through applying holistic home, landscape and community design strategies. Learn to integrate simple solutions based on permaculture, sustainable solutions and natural products. Hopewood is dedicated to creating a “sense of place” so you can achieve comfort, confidence and well-being throughout your life.

This array of services is available through workshops, personal consultations and training seminars, or through eco-wellness adventures.

It’s time to take time, to choose the path to well-being… the journey starts now.


Meet Rebecca

Hopewood Holistic Health is directed by Rebecca Wood, a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP), AromaTouch Therapist, E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Advanced Myofascial Release (MFR) practitioner, Herbalist and Reiki Master & Energy Practitioner.  Coupled with her work in yoga and herbal education, Rebecca  spent  22 years teaching Natural Resources and Sustainable Design at the college level and 10 years coordinating international study-abroad and eco-wellness journeys to Central America.Prior to that her career included Therapeutic Recreation and Community Mental Health.

Her passion and philosophy is to integrate holistic thinking and permaculture design throughout her curriculum and wellness work. Her Natural Resource work, coupled with years of Herbal and Wellness experience, makes Rebecca uniquely qualified to help you meet your holistic health and wellness needs. To ensure the best possible service, Hopewood collaborates with and provides referrals to many other holistic professionals, doctors and specialists should the need arise. These services are yours to ensure your goals and needs are met in the most caring, integrated and simple manner possible.

Rebecca Wood’s  Bio

Rebecca Wood on Holistic Health and Yoga:

What do you bring to the healing arts? The special quality I bring to any studio, workshop or private session is the joy and love I experience in helping people find balance within and out.  I love to see people (and myself) delve into the inner sanctum of habit, pain, injury to discover the amazing resiliency and healing power of our body.  My work is as a guide or advocate for people on a journey to health, awareness and understanding. Working in the Healing Arts is a gift and a craft, one I take seriously by holding a safe, creative and fun space for that work to occur and by providing pertinent health information so the client can educate themselves.

Each year I find it refreshing to meet folks on their path to personal understanding through yoga and lifestyle changes.  It is a blessing to see how youthful and aged bodies move through asana, MFR, respond to nature, revive with wholefood, herbs and meditation. It is my blessing to see, to listen and to facilitate.

What is your background and training in yoga/MFR?  I am an E-RYT 500 practitioner and CNHP (Certified Natural Health Professional).  My early formal training is in Iyengar and Hatha Flow yoga.  My work with Norsara Yoga sharpened and intensified my focus on Self Awakening Yoga (SAY) Therapeutics, Pranassage and YIN yoga. I have also taken Structural Yoga training with M. Stiles, Balance Training with Jean Couch and Anatomy Training with Tom Myers and Doug Keller.

Over the last few years I have incorporated Myofascial Release (MFR) as a treatment modality and recently completed the Advanced level status from The John Barnes MFR Technique.  It has enhanced greatly my understanding of the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  From these experiences I have created my own system of body work and yoga practice, integrating skills from each teacher and training.  I call it, Integrated Body Alignment © .  My ongoing work with Angela and Victor has also solidified my desire to explore, to soften and to have fun with any practice. Recent training and practice in Silver Sneaker Yoga, Yoga Dance for Special Populations and Functional Fitness has also opened my eyes to the aging client and importance of social activities and community, the use of the body and breath to bring grace, function, fun and health to a person at any age.

How did you come to be a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner?  I am certified as a CNHP, Certified Natural Health Professional, through an affiliate organization of Trinity College.  This work coupled with many years of experience and a Masters in Therapeutic Recreation, experience in  Mental Health and extensive training in herbal therapeutics, Field Botany, Reiki, Chakra and Energy Healing, Food as Medicine and Functional Fitness has helped to  meld my work in Holistic Health and Advocacy.

My goals for 2018 include completing my holistic nutrition certificate from Trinity College and perhaps my Personal Trainer credential as well as to continue studies in herbalism, whole-food nutrition, sustainable development and yoga therapeutics.