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orest-blue-bkgnd-2-255x300 HEADSHOTRev. Dr. Orest Pelechaty, LAc, OMD, nationally-certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist, is a life-long student of various healing systems including Tibetan Ayurveda, Essential Oil Therapeutics, Homeopathy, and energy healing techniques such as  QiGong, Reiki, and Pranic Healing, With over 30 years of experience in the healing arts and having studied with teachers from around the world, “Dr. O” brings encyclopedic wisdom from ancient healing traditions and has been a pioneer in bringing these traditions to the United States. He was among the first licensed Acupuncturists in New Jersey and founded the ALOHA Clinic, the East Coast’s premier integrated holistic health center from 1988-2003. Since retiring as clinic director, Dr. O has been working in private practice in Northern New Jersey, in addition to teaching, writing, consulting and founding the healing retreat center at Old King Farm.

Sue-Pelechaty-229x300 HEADSHOTRev. Sue Pelechaty, BS (Chemical Engineering), CCA (Certified Clinical Aromatherapist/Young Living Essential Oils Platinum), has dedicated her life to helping others heal through Therapeutic Aromatherapy and Kinesiology. With over 30 years of experience, Sue co-founded Holistic Alliance International, a non-profit organization promoting holistic healing, and co-directed the ALOHA Clinic, NJ’s oldest and largest holistic health clinic for 15 years. In addition, Sue has co-authored The Secrets of a Powerful Woman and Manifesting Abundance. She teaches extensively on essential oil therapeutics, green living, and holistic self-care. She is the co-founder of Old King Farm, and performed the Feng Shui design for the Center.



Rick Richmond and Donna Visco, practitioners and teachers of Pranic Healing, instantly fell in love with Old King Farm upon their first visit to the lands. From the star-filled night sky to the gentle breezes filling the air with lavender, they loved not only the rolling hills and beautiful vistas, but also the prospect of creating a foundation and retreat center. With a background in Pranic Healing and garden design, Rick and Donna have helped maintain the lands, assist with the design and construction of the Stupa, and hold a studio in one of the Farm’s beautiful barns. Rick and Donna are co-founders of Blessed Land and teach in New Jersey and Vermont.