PO Box 245
Three Rivers, California 93271
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Message from your host....
I have been a bed and breakfast host since 1986, and have enjoyed enhancing
the cottage experience with my personal touch, adding comfortable furniture,
fine art, and other goodies. Bed and Breakfast, for me, is a sharing of the beautiful natural community
where I live and I know it is a wellspring for renewing the spirit of
my guests. Watching the grape vine grow over the railing on the circular deck, and weeding and nurturing the garden of
herbs and seasonal blossoms has been a joy. I have a growing library of
used books in the Cottage and I am always on a treasure hunt for books
that I have loved over the years, or I just gather books that I feel would
be fun to peruse for a day or so during a visit to the Cottage.
For a nine year period I co-owned a local art gallery, showcasing art from many artists, but also discovering my own creative nature.
I now have a one-room art studio in my home where I create collage work, digitally and using mixed media. I also have given birth to a
greeting card portfolio called, The Other Shore. The Shore cards are a
combination of collages I have made from magazine cutouts and poems that
are intriguing and amusing. My studio is open for guests on appoointment and open to the public every March for the South Valley Artists' Studio Tour.
You can also visit my artist website at elsahcort.com
I have been an RN since 1969, recently retired from 7 years of working part time as a home health nurse,
and in the last 10 years has expanded my practice into the realm of energy
medicine bodywork. After studying with both the Upledger Institute and
the Milne Institute, I have practiced craniosacral therapy since 1997
and in 2000 became a certified massage therapist. I offer craniosacral
work to my guests as a simple relaxing bodywork session for optimum health
maintenance. I love the energy work, as it allows for the movement of
the cranial wave to direct the session and allow for healing from the
inside out. Integrative bodywork sessions are available for guests and
are best scheduled when your reservation is made.
While formally studying craniosacral work I was also introduced to feng shui,
another form of energy work that deals with how energy flows or does not
move in our outer environments. I began to read about feng shui extensively
and discovered many parallels with the hands on energy work. They both
had very similar concepts and I realized that they were the flip sides
of the same coin. I also teach
feng shui as well as make feng shui consultations.
I have used many feng shui concepts to organize both the cottage and my
home. It is great fun.
I created a job burnout retreat, a continuing
education course for nurses and health care professionals, called The Deeper Well.