Crazy Owl Memorial Day Weekend Retreat Celebrates Its 3rd Year - Red Boiling Springs Draws People Globally to Camp, Meditate, Move and Celebrate

02/10/2013 22:52


Crazy Owl Memorial Day Weekend Retreat holds its annual event from May 24-27, 2013, at 300-acre Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs (located 70 miles from Nashville and 40 miles from Cookeville). The early-bird cost to attend is $50 per adult, until May 1. After that, tickets are $65. Kids under 15 years of age attend for free. Price includes all workshops, live music and a primitive campsite. Register at


Fitness workshops are friendly for all ages and fitness levels and include yoga, hula hooping, martial arts and dance. Educational workshops include Crazy Owl Memorial Herb Walk and Barefoot Farm Tour. “Slow food” workshops: Food as Fuel and Simple Krauts. Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to come. Simple vegetarian meals will be prepared together and potluck style. Primitive campsites and nice outhouses are available on site.


Event organizer, Amy Schwartz Potter, describes, “Long Hungry Creek Farm is a beautiful 300-acre organic farm that features an amazing spring-fed creek, offering swimming holes and dipping spots. Vegetarian meals are prepared together potluck-style. Evening campfires welcome musicians to bring drums and other musical instruments. Fire-walking, fire-spinning, dance by firelight, fire-gaze, relax and rejuvenate. There is something for everyone. There are lots of opportunities for personal transformation for anyone who shows up to practice.”


Who was Crazy Owl?
His life began August 5, 1927, in Akron, Ohio. His mother named him Charles Emerson Hall. In 1960, The University of Wisconsin awarded him a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. He pursued a career in mathematical statistics and research methodology until 1975 when he predicted that a cancer epidemic would engulf one-third of the population by 1985. Thereupon he dropped out and went into the community lifestyle and ate organic food. In summer of 1987, he took the name Crazy Owl and accepted the Barred Owl as his totem. Sometime during these years, he became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1980, he started studying acupressure at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California. From 1985 to 1997, Crazy Owl taught at The School for Gentle Hands in Atlanta, Georgia. He had a clientele in healing and a business in herbalism. He passed away in 2011. More information about Crazy Owl is available at