A Functional Medicine Journey: 5 Days to Your Optimal Wellness

The Science and Art of Transformation: A Healing Journey through Personalized Medicine

Joseph Lamb, MD & Michael Stone, MD
July 5 - 10, 2021
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2195

*A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your online registration.


All individuals are worthy of respect and reverence for the deep, intangible meaning and purpose possessed by each of us; yet for many, this personal touchpoint for creating optimal wellness has been lost.  Healing involves more than knowing information.  Healing requires recreating our story, our wellness and indeed our meaning and purpose.  It’s a personalized path, a dynamic dance of science and spirit.

There are new ways to envision one’s health.  In this 5-day healing retreat with our faculty of Integrative and Functional Medicine thought leaders and clinicians, come experience your personal journey through your health landscape; touring through your genetics, family histories, physiology, psychology, and day-to-day lifestyle choices.

The bigger picture of you (including review of optional laboratory testing completed before the retreat) will be revealed in interactive large and small group activities.  Having learned more about you through the Functional Medicine Matrix and the combined hologram of modern medicine, and ancient traditions, you can expect to leave with ideas on how to cultivate better health and healing with simple skills to create significant shifts.  We will build these skills through an investigation of foods, physical activity, emotional expression, meditation and guided imagery.

Typical Daily Schedule:

The Science And Art Of Transformation: A Healing Journey Through Personalized Medicine The Science and Art of Transformation: A Healing Journey through Personalized Medicine Joseph Lamb, MD, Deanna Minich, PhD & Michael Stone, MD7:00 – 7:30 am — Exercise Experience (Optional)
7:30 – 8:00 am — Personal Time
8:00 – 9:00 am — Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 am — Experiential Large Group
10:15 – 10:30 am — Break
10:30 am – 11:45 pm — Experiential Small Groups
11:45 – 2:00 pm — Lunch & Personal Time
2:00 – 3:15 pm — Experiential Large Group
3:15 – 3:30 pm — Break
3:30 – 4:45 pm — Experiential Small Groups
4:45 – 6:00 pm — Personal Time
6:00 – 7:00 pm — Dinner
8:30 – 9:00 pm — Evening Yoga Centering (Optional)

Beginning with dinner and a welcome gathering on Monday evening and finishing with a celebratory campfire gathering Friday evening with departure Saturday morning, our daily topics include:

Monday – Our Journey in the World
Tuesday – Our Beginning
Wednesday – Our Past; It’s Gifts and Traumas
Thursday – Today’s Challenges and Promises
Friday –Transforming Our Tomorrows

Functional Medicine Healing Retreat - Feathered Pipe RanchFeathered Pipe, born out of the life-sustaining traditions of India and Native America, is an ideal site to hold our retreat our Functional Medicine Journey.  Located just outside of Helena, Montana and surrounded by millions of acres of forest and mountains, our 5-day long retreat provides a focus for discovery work while providing many opportunities to breathe, wander, laugh and lounge in the uncommon space of grace that is the Feathered Pipe.  We will be taking a modest but invigorating hike on Wednesday afternoon.

Our daily large group experiences are focused on utilizing the Functional Medicine model to create wellness.  Exploring genomic influences, environmental inputs including the microbiome, and the latest wellness literature, we will review programs and lifestyle choices the will offer diverse pathways to healing.

For the small experiential groups, we will meet in small groups of no more than nine and use mind body spirit wellness tools (stress reduction, guided imagery, and meditation to name a few) to recreate the stories of who we are and plot the path to individual healing.

Learn more about Feathered Pipe Ranch’s COVID-19 safety protocol.

RETREAT TIP! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by spending some time exploring the great West’s National Park treasures either before or after your Functional Medicine week at the Ranch. Glacier National Park is a glorious and scenic 3.5-hour drive north and west of Feathered Pipe, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hour drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.



Dr. Joseph Lamb - A Healing Journey through Personalized MedicineJoseph Lamb, MD is the owner of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Clinic by Metagenics in Gig Harbor, Washington.  He works in partnership with his patients to create optimal health and well-being by using Functional Medicine approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy approaches.  Past clinical experiences include nearly 17 years of private practice in Alexandria, Virginia at the Integrative Medicine Works and 4 years in Nashville, Tennessee at the Hypertension Institute.

Dr. Lamb is the Principal Investigator of LIFEHOUSE, a Lifestyle Intervention and Functional Evaluation – a Health Outcomes Survey.   Dr. Lamb is doubly board-certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine/Integrative Medicine and is a Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.  He has lectured internationally, authored book chapters and recently co-authored a text book on vascular biology and published numerous academic papers outlining his work as the principal investigator in over 75 clinical trials.   He is a director of the Commonwealth Consultants Foundation, a regionally recognized Middle Atlantic charity chartered, to provide unique educational and social experiences and opportunities for economically deserving children and young adults.

Learn more about Dr. Lamb: josephlambmd.com


Dr. Michael Stone - A Healing Journey through Personalized Medicine

Michael Stone, MD, MS is a board-certified family physician and is a Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner with experience in rural and frontier family medicine, emergency medicine, and as a hospitalist. He practices with his wife Leslie Stone, MD and daughter Emily Rydbom, CNP in a truly unique integrative setting focusing on the spectrum of the Life’s Journey from beginning (the extraordinary GrowBaby Health program) to end. He studied nutrition at University of Washington and did his Residency training in family practice at UCLA-Ventura, where he was Chief Resident and also completed a teaching fellowship in Family Medicine. He has been on adjunct faculty at UCLA and University of Washington for primary care students in the Doctoring and RUOP programs.

His career has offered him medical experiences and practice in Thailand, Alaska, the Eastern Sierras, Idaho, and Oregon, where he currently practices. Dr. Stone is a co-Investigator in LIFEHOUSE, a Lifestyle Intervention and Functional Evaluation – a Health Outcomes Survey and is on faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine.


Feathered Pipe Ranch - Holistic Healing RetreatPRICING & REGISTRATION:

Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2195



Registration deposit required: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your online registration. Full payment will be due May 1st, 2021. For more information and/or questions, please contact Dr. Lamb at: josephlamb4@gmail.com.

Tuition fee includes: Basic Accommodations are shared room Main Lodge, double occupancy Yurt, Deluxe Wall Tent or Tipi, and include meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.

Full description of accommodations options: Click here

Shuttle service: Shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day will be complimentary (free) for all registered guests. Please note that if you are needing pick-up or drop-off on any other day, that there will be a $35 one-way charge.

Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive at the Feathered Pipe Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Monday 5 July) of your retreat so you can join us for a tour of the grounds before dinner at 6:30pm and our group evening orientation following dinner. Please arrange to leave the Ranch in the morning or early afternoon of departure day (Saturday, 11 July). Checkout is at 9am, and guests are welcome to stay at The Ranch until their flight leaves that day.

For more information about the Feathered Pipe Ranch, visit our FAQ page, contact us at info@featheredpipe.com.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!