Energy Explorers Retreats at Fire Creek Mountain

Energy Explorer Retreats

Access and align with energy and your intuition in order to live a life that is more dynamic and full of ease.


Everything is energy and the energy that is us and that surrounds us has a profound impact on how we experience our lives.

We have the power to shift the energy within us and around us to allow us to live with more flow and alignment.

Being sensitive can be hard, but it doesn't have to be...

We can become empowered with our empathy, create sacred space, clear and transmute that which doesn’t serve us, connect with Spirit…

All so that we can experience the world in a way that feels more at ease.

Working with our energy fields and the energy of our spaces opens the doorways to understanding our intuition in a more profound way as well.

Our psychic senses are the means through which we are able to understand and interact with the field of energy that connects all life. 

We all have them and we can all learn to work with them.

Through the creation of sacred space, meditation, intention setting, conscious dialoguing and experiential learning, we will explore energy in a myriad of forms. We will use the energy of Fire Creek Mountain itself to help us to access, magnify and expand on our experience of energy while simultaneously opening the doorways to understanding our intuition in a more profound way.

Your inner guidance system is within you and
is waiting for you to tune into it.

And as you do so, you will be able to
live life in the flow, trusting it as it unfolds.

Torrey DeVitto


"I have been doing energy work with Janet for a little over a year and have just been waiting for the timing to work out for me to join one of her retreats. As soon as I saw this one and realized the dates would work, I jumped in without a second thought!

I had the best, most incredible, relaxing, calming time. I left feeling so much more connected and deeply rooted within myself. I left feeling physically and metaphorically lighter. And most importantly I left feeling filled with so much love and joy.

Working with Janet is like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket of light and calmness.
She has such a soothing way of guiding you through whatever you are working on and lending her hand in helping you through your own self discovery.

I have felt so much more connected to my spiritual path since much more grounded and calm."

The Energy Explorer retreats are designed to help you feel more closely connected to your intuition, Spirit, and the essence of life itself!

Awakening to Spirit and Your Intuition Retreat

During the Awakening to Spirit and Your Intuition retreat we will focus on understanding energy, opening and deepening your intuition, and connecting with Spirit and your guides.

You will leave with a clear idea of how to use your intuition to live a more aligned life and how to work more closely with your Higher Self and Spirit to create the life you truly desire.

Nature Spirits Retreat

During the Nature Spirits retreat we will focus on deepening your intuitive connection with a focus on the natural world. We will work with creating sacred space and using tools and rituals to create a more profound connection with Spirit.

You will leave with practical tools to create a fun and expansive Spiritual practice, a greater understanding of the natural world and how to interact and communicate with it and how to connect with other realms.

The Location

Fire Creek Mountain is a private mountainside that extends out over 58 acres in Burnsville, North Carolina, just 35 miles from Asheville. 

The land is sacred, nourishing, and loving, and it allows for a sense of deep connection to the divine.

There is a main house and two cabins that overlook a pond and a pasture and energetic portals abound along the property, providing personal activation points for anyone desiring this experience.

Gathering rooms with fireplaces and porches provide space to come together to learn, connect and play in a loving and welcoming space.

A preserved barn provides space for live music by a fire pit where we can set intentions and release that which no longer serves us. There are also hiking trails available to those who wish to explore more on their own.

Fire Creek

What People Are Saying

Jenny Aiello


"When a friend of a friend shared an email Janet sent out about the retreat, I knew it was my turn to meet her, and do this work. Not knowing exactly what we would be covering, I was led to just say “Yes” to the invitation from the Universe and see what showed up. I’m so glad I did!

Janet created a sacred space for us to show up and be seen and to practice using our gifts. Her knowledge, wisdom and intuitive guidance runs deep. This retreat was a small taste of what she has to offer - I found myself hungry for more!

The shift I experienced at this retreat was life changing. My hope was to leave the retreat with a clear definition and understanding of what it is that I do and who I am and what my purpose is. I left with a clear picture of that, but also a better understanding of how very powerful my fear is and how rooted I am in the trauma associated with that fear. I know that until I release attachments rooted in fear, my gifts can’t shine very bright in the world!

The shift that occurred at the retreat was that very awareness followed by my willingness to do whatever work is necessary in order to heal. Since the retreat, Janet has moved me through that process rapidly! As we know, when those internal shifts happen, external miracles show up! And yes! Miracles are most certainly are showing up in my life everyday now! I am so excited and ready to get on with living my life and using my gifts to fulfill a calling I’ve been denying for too long.

And last, I know the work it takes to facilitate retreats, I know the energy it takes to hold space for what needs to show up. I know how the land itself plays an important role in the work we all do, and I have to say, Janet did a GREAT JOB! As did Fire Creek Mountain! The entire package was perfect!!"



"I really wanted to reconnect my body with my soul. Registering for the retreat without knowing anyone going allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and everyday routine. Initially, I was drawn to the "magical" aspect of the retreat but I left with SO much more.

It felt like a dream! All of the meditations were incredible and every single person there offered such unique energies and gifts to our group that in turn raised all of our vibrations as a whole. Janet and Scott were absolutely wonderful leaders of the group. Everything felt amazingly authentic and the retreat flowed so beautifully.

Janet is a dream come true. She offers so many helpful tools to navigate through life as an empath. She has opened my eyes to a world full of magic, hope, and dreams (and fairies!) that I had begun to think no longer existed. At one point on the retreat, I became very emotional. It was the first time in a very long time that I actually had a moment to listen in on how I talked to myself when I am completely alone, and it surprised me to hear how much I put myself down mentally. Janet took me aside and enveloped me with such love, understanding, and advice and it sincerely meant the world to me.

Since returning home from the retreat, I have noticed the feeling of connectedness to the world around me. The retreat has unquestioningly magnified my desire to plug back into myself each and every day, which in turn allows me to realize when I am in/or out of alignment. I feel awake to all that the universe can offer me and conscious of all the little gifts/synchronicities that I am now attuned with in my day-to-day life.

It was very challenging for me to leave such a warm, loving environment and such a sacred space. But I now have so many new like-minded friends who continue to inspire and connect with me on a daily basis! I would not have changed a single thing except for making the retreat even longer."


"I loved learning how to navigate my energy and how to listen to my body over my head. I also loved connecting with other like-minded people and about the tools and ideas they had. The environment was beautiful and Janet created a very safe space for all of us to share, learn and explore.

The whole experience was delicious! Janet is the real deal. She shares from her wisdom and experience. I felt this allowed me to learn from mine as well. She is caring, loving, adorable and fun!

I loved Scott's contributions. There were times that what he said was just like Janet said, yet in a different way. The channeling was dynamite and out of sight! The message the spiritual entity that Scott channels shared was very powerful.

Since the retreat, I’m listening to my body and protecting my energy from others. That is very important to me right now. I am also leaning more into my intuition to learn from it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for holding the space for us to learn and grow and for stepping out and sharing your gifts. I look forward to learning more with you! With love and deep gratitude for our friendship!"



"I signed up for the Energy Explorers Retreat because I was ready to learn more about connecting with my own and others' energy. I also wanted to learn more about connecting with my guides.

I immediately feel drawn to every aspect of the retreat - especially the land the retreat was held on! Janet and Scott complement each other so well. The channeling experience was awesome.

I gained so much confidence in my energy work since attending the retreat! Knowing what to look for, not to look too hard. Knowing It can be easy and to just allow energy to flow to me and through me. The experience was amazing!"

Meet Your Host

Janet Raftis

Janet Raftis began energy healing 15 years ago as a means of healing her own trauma. She quickly became a Reiki Master and is also a practitioner of Pranic Healing and Matrix Energetics.

She has developed a deeply transformative style of healing that draws on her ability to talk to Spirit and your guides to personalize your healing experience. She is able to see into the root cause of symptoms and limiting beliefs and patterns in order to support your greatest healing.

In addition to her healing practice, she leads healing and intuitive development workshops and retreats around the world.

2019 Retreat Schedule

Energy Explorers: Awakening to Spirit and Your Intuition Retreat

September 19th - 22nd, 2019

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