Natural Living

Petrusia Kotlar Paslawsky
Linden Hill Farm and Apiary
8 Mabey Lane
Towaco, New Jersey 07082

Dance to the Light of the Summer Solstice: A Retreat for Health & Wellness

Location: At Soyuzivka Heritage Center Date: June 24-26, 2022 Friday June 24 4:00 Your room is guaranteed for arrival 6:00-7:00  Gentle Yoga/ Relaxation  – Veselka Patio 7:15-7:30 Welcome Session/Orientation 7:30-8:30 Dinner-Seasonal Fare with Vegetarian Dining Options. 8:30 Creative Session/ Mermaid/Green Ritual Stories Saturday June 25 8:00-9:00 Yoga Class – Wake Up  Morning Stretch – Veselka […]

Costa Rica Wellness Retreat 2022

Costa Rica Wellness Retreat took place last week January 15-22, 2022 and the memories and vivid images of paradise instantly flood the imagination.


The honeybee provides the human race a multitude of products of the Hive including honey, pollen, beeswax, royal jelly, bee venom and PROPOLIS, the defender of the hive. It is important that the source of honeybee products come from A HEALTHY Hive. From both the beekeeper and scientist in me perspective, the effects of propolis, […]

Fall Harvest Retreat 2018

Sneak Peek: Fall Harvest Retreat 2018

Come join us at Soyuzivka Heritage Center this fall for two nights & three days of health, body wellness and rejuvenation at our Fall Harvest Retreat.

Bort honey

Polissya Bort Honey

Here’s how The Healthy Hive describes Bort Honey: Bort honey is an heirloom craft honey uniquely produced by Polissya honeybees in pristine woodlands of northeastern Ukraine.  The bees are hived high up in medieval tree truck hives called “borts” where they are kept chemical treatment free, with minimal intervention by families of beekeepers where the […]

Green yoga

Green Holidays Gathering

A Retreat for Health & Wellness Soyuzivka Heritage Center May 25-27,2018 Friday May 25 4:00 Your room is guaranteed for arrival 6:00-7:00 Gentle Yoga Relaxation and Meditation Class 7:15-7:30 Welcome Session & Orientation 7:30-8:30 Dinner – Seasonal Fare with Vegetarian and Vegan Dining Options 8:30- Creative Session  – Green Ritual Stories- Group activity TBA Saturday […]

Sunscreen blog post

Dr. Kotlar’s Take on Sunscreens

My recent girlfriend getaway was to a very beautiful Punta Cana resort where I became baffled by the variety of sunscreens (as high as SPF 85+ and even SPF 100 !!!) the gift shop displayed as well as what the group pooled for community use. Ultraviolet Radiation Protection So I asked the question: Should sunscreens […]