About Neville & Michael
Artists, gardeners, bee keepers, nature lovers, carpenters, hikers, massage therapists, writers and dreamers
Neville & Michael's dream is to build a small educational and holistic retreat for hikers, guests, and those dreaming to get closer to nature.
Neville has been coming to Wood's Hole since she was three (1981). She watched her grandparents, Tillie & Roy Wood add on to the 1880's log cabin, building a kitchen and a bunkhouse with the spare logs. Before the bunkhouse was a hostel, it was her sister and cousins' play house.
Neville and her grandmother formed a close bond over the years. For the last two years that Tillie came to the cabin, Neville assisted her grandmother full time in operating the hostel. She found her self reconnecting to life and nature on her visits to Wood's Hole. Michael met Neville on his thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail on July 6, 2005 at Wood's Hole. Michael was getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. His career had been in pharmaceutical research. Prior to working in the industry he recieved his Undergraduate Degree in Biochemistry from Penn State and
underwent graduate studies at Harvard University & Northeastern
University in Boston. After hiking the trail he received his massage certification from the Cayce Reilly Institute. He also completed a three year intensive rhythm therapy
training with Reinhard & Cornelia Flatischler and is a Certified TaKeTiNa Teacher.
Most currently, Michael focus' his energy and time on gardening, carpentry,bee keeper, and wood splitting. Let's just say he is a jack of all trades and Neville just might be lost with out him.
Neville & Michael
are Nationally and State licensed massage therapists practicing at the
hostel. Neville received her Massage Certification at the Whole You School of Massage outside of Asheville, North Carolina. She also received her Yoga Teacher Certification in 2010 with
Anna Pittman, at the Breathing Space in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Neville completed a Masters in Art Education at North Georgia College & State University and an Undergraduate Degree in Art from The University of Georgia. Neville is not the jack of all trades that Michael is.. but she provides her own gifts to Woods Hole. Neville practices Vipassana meditation daily and invites guests and hikers to sit with her. She also enjoys sharing yoga without charge.
Wood's Hole has been a source of love for the two. Not only did they meet here, fall in love here, propose to each other here.. they also married here on August, 1 2009. Neville & Michael opened the hostel full time in April 2009. They offer massage therapy, daily yoga, family style meals, and organic gardening.
Plans are to expand the potential of Woods Hole through small and intimate workshops & healing arts retreats. "Our goal is to create a holistic environment: A sustainable community where artistic, musical, natural, and healthy creativity is possible."
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3696 Sugar Run Road
Pearisburg, VA 24134
(540) 921 3444
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