About Dancing Bear Farm

Dancing Bear Farm is a 3 acre homestead made up of a two-story farmhouse, an outbuilding with office space, craft studio and small kitchenette, a barn with a workshop area, vegetable and flower gardens, and beautiful grounds graced with many beautiful trees, ponds, waterfalls, campfire, and children’s play area!

The farmhouse was built sometime in the mid-1800’s and has been added-on and refurbished several times. A double living room was added to the front of the house in the early 1900’s, and a fully self-sufficient apartment was added in the early 1970’s. Most recently, in the early 1990’s a large family room and modern kitchen and laundry rooms were added. Also in the early 90’s the grounds were beautifully landscaped with many perennial flowers, ornamental grasses, ponds, waterfalls, and decks.

 

Therese Miller, Proprietor

Following a nearly 30-year career in corporate human resources, Therese has been a self-employed consultant, group facilitator, mediator and community organizer since 2001. She specializes in skills and processes that prevent destructive debate and foster constructive dialogue.

A convinced Quaker, Therese’s work in peace and community building relies greatly on the transforming power of the Spirit in all persons. She is a graduate of the (Quaker) Way of Ministry program and the Shalem Institute course on Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats. She facilitates learning, creativity and courage through experiential practices of dialogue and journal, song and drum.

Therese has always felt a “motion of love” toward people in community and is continually drawn to work that allows her to create “spaces” for people to see and experience the world and each other in new ways. Sharing Dancing Bear Farm as a place for community-building and spiritual strengthening is a natural extension of this leading of Love.

 

About the Area

Dancing Bear Farm is located in Lewisburg, PA ( Union County), a region that is generally rural in nature and includes a large amount of actively cultivated farmland as well as a significant amount of woodland. We are only 4 miles from Bucknell University and quaint downtown Lewisburg with many shops, boutiques, cafes and a fully restored art deco single-screen movie theatre. RB Winter State Park offers hiking and biking trails, fishing, and environmental center just a short drive.

For more information about things to do and see in the area, check out the website for the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, located in Lewisburg.