Areola Area

The Areola was founded in 2005 by DeAnna Batdorff as a grass-roots initiative to provide proper education and empower women around their breast and lymphatic health.  With thousands of women seen and supported this holistic care has provided a backbone to our community.  In 2017, with DeAnna’s blessing,  The Areola made its way to the SWG community.   


The Areola is a passionate group of women trained by DeAnna Batdorff – committed to the path of  empowering and educating women on holistic breast health, one boobie at a time.  We are trained in Ayurvedic Lymphatic Massage along with a variety of other modalities.  We will be teaching women how to explore, map and understand the terrain of their breast tissue. We will be offering  COMPLIMENTARY holistic breast checks within the safe container of our wellness yurt  throughout the gathering to women who are interested in opening a deeper conversation with their breast health.  This can be a deeply profound, and often emotional experience as we re-awaken this deeply intuitive aspect of our bodies, and learn, maybe for the first time, how to truly listen to what our breast tissue is telling us about our health. We offer a compassionate and safe space for women to explore their bodies and move through whatever may arise. 



Women who are interested in receiving a breast check will have the opportunity to enter our raffle Thursday evening after the opening ceremony and winners will be selected  and posted Thursday night.  We will be offering breast checks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings during the morning class session, and raffle winners will have a chance to sign up for their desired timeslot.  Each woman who is selected from the raffle will receive a complimentary 30 minute breast check and lymphatic massage as well as empowerment and education around their unique self-care needs from an elemental and Ayurvedic perspective. We are in deep gratitude to the traditions of Ayurveda and our teacher, DeAnna Batdorff,  for the deep wisdom of her teachings and her willingness to share them with us. May we continue to pass on this knowledge to all women everywhere!  



Beyond the complimentary raffled breast check time slots women are able to sign up daily with practitioners for afternoon breast checks on a sliding scale donation basis ranging $45-75.  The Areola has been supporting the growing Spiritweavers community for 7 years now.  In addition to our breast check offerings we will be offering deeper dive workshops through the Aryuvedic lens empowering women around their breast health & womb health.   Please visit Sun/ Moon Friday / Saturday  Afternoon  schedule for our workshop’s times & description. 



Aerola Leads

DeAnna Batdorff

Ayurvedic Practitioner, MyBody Educator, Lymphatic Specialist

DeAnna Batdorff, a Generation-X California native, is a wholistic health detective with over 30 years of experience as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Lymphatic Massage Specialist, Nutrition Counselor, Western Herbalist, and Clinical Aromatherapist. She specializes in reading the pulse, spine, face, skin, and tongue as primary assessment tools. All of DeAnna’s teachings are rooted in her three foundational pillars: listen to self through symptoms, the right to take action, and ‘follow-through means feeling better.

DeAnna has seen it all. Some 27 years ago, DeAnna founded and established a ‘by donation’ Ayurvedic weekly clinic and has the only Medi-Cal/Medi-Care funded Ayurvedic consultation program through the West County Health Centers. As an educator who gained permission to share knowledge from her mentors in India and beyond, DeAnna has assisted over 250,000 individuals on their journey to better health through owning their right to ‘self-care as healthcare’—offering an in-depth understanding of how the body works and how to bring it back to a state of elemental balance no matter what the circumstance, even during end-of-life sacred passages. Her well-earned wisdom and radical teachings offer an uplifting and empowering look into how elemental theory presents in our ‘dis-ease’ and how one can apply elemental traditions from around the world to bring upon wellness.


IG @dhyanaessentials

Jana Cruder

I have a deep passion and an unwavering curiosity to get to the root of imbalance within the self as a whole. It has been a true gift to have supported numerous individuals over the years in the unraveling of their various manifestations of dis-ease—from allergies to asthma, yeast, HSV, HPV, womb issues, endocrine hormonal balance, candida, digestion imbalances, breast health, prostate cancer, and diabetes. 


As an Gerson-trained detox therapist, and graduate of The dhyana School for Ayurveda, my extensive background in the healing arts provides me with the tools that I need to have a full picture of how best to bring my clients to a state of whole wellness. In 2019, as a means to deepen my process, I became an IAKP certified Kambo Detox Practitioner to offer clients a powerful plant therapy for detoxification, inflammation reduction, and immune support for chronic conditions. Nature holds so much wisdom and healing—when we integrate plant medicine with deep intention, so much is possible. In honoring plant medicine, I offer services to hold and create a safe and sacred space for private guided healing ceremonies and multi-day integrated sessions including detoxification, lymphatic bodywork, and plant medicine treatments.


NOW SERVING  Joshua Tree, CA & Charlottesville, VA 


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Abigail Hinds

Abigail is a wisdom keeper of feminine healing lineages that nourish the life-giving powers of the womb, heart and soul. Her offerings support women to embody the wild roots of their fertility and open to the wellspring of their feminine magic. She specializes in therapeutic breast massage, supporting the lymph rivers to flow freely and the breasts to receive the nourishment they need. She also offers womb healing in collaboration with the whales, including internal pelvic massage and spiritual bathing. As a weaver and artist Abigail creates medicinal animal medicine adornments and woven jewelry. She is a song carrier, animal communicator and ambassador of the unseen realms of spirit. She incorporates animal medicine, sound healing, plant & flower medicine, and somatic embodiment into all of her offerings. 


Teaching Sun Session Saturday Afternoon “BREAST LOVE “  lymphatic health and our breasts.


IG: @whalewombweaving