Spirit Haven - Asheville Cabin Rentals

Meet our residents . . . . . .
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Joshua Atkinson, and his wife Annaleah, are managers and owners of the Spirit Haven property. Both are ministers of the Fellowship of the Inner Light, have extensive experience in teaching principles of spiritual growth, are experienced in community living, and are students of Spirit.

Joshua is working in the field of professional counseling at this time, having worked as a certified substance abuse counselor, recreation therapist, and ropes and initiatives instructor for the past fifteen years. Spirit Haven is Joshua's primary interest, with the organic growth of the "intentional neighborhood" concept and the opportunity with his wife and fellow residents to guide Spirit Haven's development. He is active in local environmental issues.


  Annaleah offers a wellspring of insight and healing to all of her endeavors, with a strong focus in the areas of healing, gardening in cooperation with nature, and teaching the course, Inner Light Consciousness -- a guided experience in spiritual evolution. She holds a master's degree in special education, is a mediator for the Mediation Center of Asheville, leads women's groups and is an advisor to local government leaders. Her book, "To Call Every Woman a Sister" is on the web.

Larry Gerstenhaber PhD. is a clinical psychologist, an Ordained Maggid (Jewish spiritual teacher, healer, and "traveling rabbi") in the Jewish Renewal Movement, and has been trained in a variety of meditation traditions. He is available for ritual development(including weddings), Spiritual Integration Coaching, and a variety of psychic and intuitive healing modalities. Some of this work can be done over the phone. Should you choose a personal retreat here at Spirit Haven, Larry is available to guide your retreat.


  Robert Fochler is a former radio broadcaster and Chamber of Commerce executive who successfully processed a twenty year long critical healing crisis using alternative healing techniques. Drawing on his experience, Robert offers educational sessions on the use of herbs, homeopathy, color therapy, radionics and creative visualization. He also teaches meditation and leads guided tours of Western North Carolina waterfalls and other power centers on the region.

Karen Kischbaum is a meditator, chef, painter, poet and free thinker. She has practiced meditation since 1972 and lived in an ashram for 10 years. She is a culinary school graduate and a chef, with twenty years experience in fine restaurants and catering. She is currently employed as a food broker for IJ Company and is available to cater a meal for fine dining. Her hobbies of visionary painting and poetry are inspiring. She tends the Vortex Garden and produces organic gourmet meals.


  Bonnie "Bina" Raskin is a master's level child psychologist who has been on sabbatical for the past three years. This time away from career has provided her a time of deep personal transformation and spiritual journeying. Bina is not currently available for counseling, but is happy to share conversation with fellow seekers.


Spirit Haven
40 Treetops Drive   |   Candler, NC 28715
For more info or reservations - joshuaatkinson@verizon.net or 828.665.7773