17507 Waterline Rd. Bradenton FL 34212                 

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  ~George Washington Carver


Heartwood Retreat Center is a 7 acre holistic yoga retreat facility that offers enriching programs for personal growth, including yoga, Reiki, writing, and artistic expression. All of Heartwood is situated on a crystal grid with a Tibetan quartz crystal in a place of honor in our central gazebo and large crystal spikes in the perimeters of the property.  This grid re-energizes the positive energy of our grounds time and again through practice and the positive intentions of our visitors. A yoga center provides a large studio, holistic studies library, and kitchen for our trainings. Our outdoor yoga pavilion provides a covered space nestled in nature for practice as well. Our 1/4 acre chakra meditation garden is filled with crystals, scents, color, and art to awaken the subtle body and inspire the soul- (an award winning garden featured in the Fall issue of Country Gardens Magazine). A Zen fire pit celebrates the five elements with earth, air, fire, water, and ether, creating unique ambiance and a comfortable space for interacting with others for enlightened conversation.  A full sized, St. Chartes labyrinth is always open to walk and reflect, and our Spiritual Arts Workshop offers a beautifully outfitted studio for creativity and personal expression through artistic mediums. Our massage studio is a beautiful space for bodywork with a large salt wall to enhance the health benefits. Students are encouraged to meditate in our meditation gazebo or bamboo meditation circle. The grounds of Heartwood offer plenty of spaces for meditation and convening with nature, and like all of life, we are a work in progress, always evolving, growing, and developing more character, history, and connections as our community as our space proceeds along our authentic path.