Ewassa services are designed to help you heal and thrive by creating a balanced relationship with both the natural world and the deepest aspects of your own true nature.

Ewassa is located in a 15-acre nature retreat space in Evergreen, Colorado. Nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountains just outside of Denver, Ewassa offers thick forests, large rock outcroppings, and expansive views. The property adjoins a private Denver mountain park with few visitors to provide miles of uninterrupted nature immersion.

Why Ewassa

The word “ewassa” comes from the nature-based Brazilian spiritual tradition of Umbanda, where it is used to recognize the nature energy or Orixá of healing, Ossãe. After speaking the salutation for Ossãe, the response is always “ewassa“.

The name Ewassa was chosen in appreciation of the healing power of nature.

Elizabeth Gómez


Elizabeth Beachy Gómez and her family live on the Ewassa property. She was inspired to share this exquisite place with others as it offers a rich and diverse setting for nature immersion experiences and her nature-based healing services.

After spending 10 years living immersed in cultures with an extensive understanding of our relationship with nature (West Africa, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil…) Elizabeth returned to the United States with a conviction that we can benefit profoundly from a deeper connection with the forces of nature in our lives. She feels passionately that our relationship with the earth is vital to our individual and collective health, and when we connect with our truest nature we realize how intricately connected we are to all that is alive.

Elizabeth Gómez has an undergraduate degree in psychology and anthropology, a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, and has many years of experience conducting nature-based rituals guided by a Brazilian spiritual tradition that works with the four elements and sixteen Orixás. Elizabeth is currently training with The Four Winds Society to become a certified Energy Medicine Practitioner.

Elizabeth is fluent in English, Spanish and French, and proficient in Portuguese. She can provide services or conduct rituals in any of these four languages. She also speaks Wolof and Haitian Creole.