​Serene Retreat in North Georgia

Welcome to NaMestoyFarm


April Events

Awake In The Woods
Saturday April 28  1-4PM

Have you heard of “forest bathing” (shinrin-yoku)? Come try out some of the practices of forest bathing in this gently guided experiential session that will lead you deeply into mindful presence and activate joy. Research has identified what we intuitively knew about slowing down, and mindfully spending time in the woods - that it contributes to our well-being and health. Healing benefits include stress reduction, improved mood, less fatigue, and increased immune functioning.

Just as guided meditations can help you focus and deepen your experience, participating in “Awake in the Woods” will guide you through an experience in the woods that will deepen your connection to nature, to yourself, to others, and to your spiritual connection. By attuning to nature, you naturally attune to your own divinity, your consciousness expands, and a sense of peace pervades all. Sharing this experience in the presence of like-minded people increases our sense of interdependence and the sacredness of all. Come join us!

All levels of walking ability will enjoy this program. What to bring:

Water bottle (and snack if you wish)

Wear comfortable shoes (that you don’t mind getting muddy)

Dress for the weather - in layers as needed

Bug repellent and/or sunscreen as needed (unscented or lightly scented preferred)

Journal if you have one

If you have allergies, your epi-pen or other medications as needed

By donation. (Suggested donation sliding scale $10-$30, but do not let money stop you from attending.)

Please register by sending an email to Marjorie at marjpomper@gmail.com. Questions or more information, contact Marjorie at 770-366-6005.

Your facilitator is Marjorie Pomper, Ph.D., Certified Interpretive Guide, Georgia Master Naturalist, docent at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and member of the Association of Nature Therapy Guides. A meditator for over 30 years, she leads “Well Being in the Woods” programs at Chattahoochee Nature Center and for a variety of groups.


A Possible Visit From Tenzin in June

Nancy's Conversation with Tenzin
Tenzin said he might be able to visit again in June. So many of you have been asking about him. I'm happy to share this possibility!

I Was finally able to talk with Tenzin yesterday. How comforting it was to hear his voice and catch up on where he is and what he's doing. He's finally back in San Francisco after traveling for a time. I asked about how his family is doing since the earthquake and his sister's cancer. His sister is doing better, but now her six year old son and Tenzin's mother have tuberculosis. He gave me permission to share this news with you. He is still in a state of equinimity expressing joy and happiness regardless of the circumstances. I'm sure his parietal lobe activity is minimal!


Welcome to NaMestoyFarm

Welcome To NaMestoy Farm  

If you're looking for serenity and peace, you've come to the right place. At NaMestoyFarm we provide space for both personal and group retreats.There are 14 acres to roam, enjoy the natrual wooded beauty, gaze at the sunset, and literally smell the roses that bloom in abundant glory. NaMestoyFarm has been located in North Georgia since 2011. We look forward to your visit........


​       View Details on Ongoing Events at NF on Calendar Page

Sacred Circle ongoing Mondays

* Meditation With Bert *
new time Sunday April 8 10am - 2pm

April 29 Healing 
With Karen 12 - 2PM

News Flash!!!
NaMestoy Farm featured in Home Magazine of North Georgia

Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child,

So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings;

Radiating kindness over the entire world

Spreading upwards to the skies, & downwards to the depths; Outwards & unbounded

From left to right Staci Tye, Karen Cole, Nancy Amestoy, Tenzin Lama Sherp, Shankar & Renee Subramanium, and Mary Ann Witcher

Beloved Community,

Albert Einstein sits on the wall of the music room here at NaMestoy. He speaks to me in so many ways. In 1934 he wrote:

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. "

Loch Kelly has introduced numerous exercises in his book Shift Into Freedom that should be able to help us get out of the prison of our personal self. I have purchased his CDs and have have been practicing at least one of them daily. I will be sharing a few of his short ones tomorrow at meditation. Loch Kelly has created a formula for the next stage of human development that includes the three traditional stages of psychological growth...dependence, independence, and socialization, and the three unrealized stages for most of us.... transcendence, embodiment, and interconnectedness. Our meditation focus will be on the last three stages of human development.

Hope you can make it to this most valuable experience called Meditation!

Love, Nancy


An Email From Tenzin Lama Sherpa

At just the right time in our family life's ups and downs here at NaMestoy, the following email came from Tenzin. He seems to be aware of what's going on everywhere! 

1. Choose one meditation practice and stick with it. If you want to progress in meditation stay with one technique.

2. Meditate every day. Practice now. Don’t think you will do more later.

3. Any situation is workable. Each of us has enormous power. It can be used to help ourselves and help others.

4. Practice patience. Patience is one of the most important virtues for developing mindfulness and concentration.

5. Free your mind. Your mind is all stories.

6. Cool the fire of emotions. Anger is a fire.

7. Have fun along the way. I am quite happy. If you come to meditate you will also be happy.

8. Simplify. Live simply. A very simple life is good for every thing. Too much luxury is a hindrance to practice.

9. Cultivate the spirit of blessing. If you bless those around you this will inspire you to be attentive in every moment.

10. It’s a circular journey. Meditation integrates the whole person. #DipaMa

How could anyone ever tell you you were anything less than beautiful.  

How could anyone ever tell you you were less than whole.  

How could anyone fail to notice that your loving is a miracle

and how deeply you're connected to my soul. (lyrics by Libby Rodrich)
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