Eartheart Center of AIWP is a non profit organization whose purposes are both spiritual and educational:

To provide a peaceful sanctuary away from the distractions of everyday life, 
for ceremony, prayer, contemplation, communion with nature, and integration 
of heart, mind, body and spirit.

To model a sustainable integrated lifestyle while living in harmony with nature.

To offer classes,workshops, internships, training and work camps in the following:
Primitive earth skills such as foraging, flint knapping, hide tanning and shelter building.
Sustainable homestead practices such as organic gardening and edible landscaping.
Arts and crafts (such as creative writing, wood carving, basket making, weaving, pottery making.
Holistic healing and nutrition, such as wild and raw foods, clay therapies, hydrotherapies, exercise and body work.


Eartheart Center is a Sanctuary cradled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains near Cherokee, North Carolina. Blessed with a sparkling mountain creek, waterfalls, bottomland, and ridge top views, this verdant, lush, womb-like environment can nourish your relationship with nature as well as renew your own nature. Here you may learn many practical skills practiced by indigenous peoples that re-establish your appreciation and connection with the earth. By appreciating the beauty and practicality of our natural world, we hope to balance and nurture ourselves spiritually.

At Eartheart, the creation of an educational and spiritual center is supported at several levels: acquiring practical earth-skills for living sustainably with nature; appreciating the earth as a sacred sanctuary; recognizing nature as a reflection of our own soul; and rediscovering a sense of community arising from spirit-centered collaboration.

Our intent is to create a harmonious way of living and being by remembering our wholeness. This involves reunification with both mother nature and our own nature, balancing and integrating all aspects of ourselves into oneness.  Through communion with the earth, we become grounded in our spiritual center. Soul is inside us and all around us. Our  renewed appreciation of the natural world aids us in healing, remembering and balancing of our inner world. In turn, this corresponds with the healing and renewal of our outer world.

We provide this sanctuary for communion with nature and for practicing earth skills, as well as for participating in earth centered ceremony, healing, meditation, and contemplation. Currently our facilities include bathrooms, space for workshops, and primitive camping. Plans for expansion include the the creation of a primitive earth-skills village and the addition of small retreat cabins. 

We invite healers, teachers, networkers, and others to share their skills, talents, healing modalities, and inspiration. We offer a sanctuary  to work and play together in healing, renewal, balancing and empowering one another and the land. We invite your participation in the development of Earthskills at Eartheart. For more information, view ccarrstarr.blogspot.comTo become part of our spiritual and educational center in the Great Smoky Mountains or to plan a visit,email