Catharina Hedberg is the founder of the famed California wellness retreat, The Ashram and is the author of the just-released cookbook The Ashram: The Way We Eat by Assouline. She grew up in Sweden, where from an early age she enjoyed all outdoor activities and especially hiking in the forest, where seasonally she could collect berries, mushrooms, and other eatables that nature provided. These experiences awakened a deep appreciation for all natural ways of creating health in body, mind, and soul. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Physical Therapy, her adventurous spirit led Hedberg to create health programs around the world. In California, she met up with Anne Marie Bennstrom, a well-known Swedish pioneer in the health field. Sharing the same vision, they decided to open a small retreat to introduce a new natural concept of achieving great health on all levels, one guest at a time.
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS