It would be idle to say that life is a steady progression in happiness. But it is most certain that in the natural course of things a healthy soul grows continually richer until its latest day on earth.
~George S. Merriam

rejuvenating Retreats 

Authentic Voicework: Yoga of the voice retreat

April 21 & 22,  10:30 AM to 5:30 pm


Authentic Voicework: Yoga of the Voice Retreat is a (12-CEs) course designed to guide participants to release energy in the body through the voice, as a channel of healing. This 2-day retreat workshop introduces the voice & breath as physical instruments to be used as a form of energy work, and to have a chance to experiment as a group with your own voice, and experience the healing benefits! Participants are often amazed to witness the powerful shift in energy.

This modality of healing, founded in Expressive Arts Therapy, includes elements of energy work, classical voice technique, Feldenkreis, bodywork, Alexander Technique, Yoga, Somatic Psychology, Meditation and the mystical path of sound and music or "Nada Yoga".

Stephanie Heidemann is an award-winning Performing Experimental-Vocal Artist, and artist in residence. She was a Massage Therapist/healer for many years, and has taught Authentic Voicework in the U.S. and South America. 
(12-CEs for Licensed Massage Therapists: NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451581-11).


Saturday morning at 9am (before this program) Heartwood offers a basic yoga class which is a perfect way to set your mind and intention for the day. Participation is included if you wish to come early.)

Course fee : $199.00 - Includes two full days of training and lunch.
Need a place to stay? Heartwood has comfortable dorm accommodations  for only $30.00 a night. when you are registered in a weekend program (4 people to room, with private bathroom.) Call to make reservations or get more information.
Due to the Florida weather in August and Sept (rain, bugs, and hurricanes!) we do not schedule retreats in the late summer. Our new retreats for 2019 will be posted here in the fall, so please check back.
Sip, Savor & Serenity Day Retreat
Saturday, November 17, 1:00-7:00 pm
With Kimberly Engles
Cost: $85

Rejuvenate with this day retreat featuring wine tasting, restorative yoga and meditation and a seasonal light vegetarian supper.
Drink in the serenity of the healing space at Heartwood Retreat Center enjoying the beautiful grounds including Chakra garden and Labyrinth.
Restore the soul in a blissful and tranquil yoga practice with essential oils and soothing meditation.
Create your very own scented eye pillow and hand-decorated wine glass. 
Sip wine during a tasting with a professional wine expert. 
Savor the tastes of the season with a vegetarian supper.
Other surprises will be sure to enhance your day! 

Get a head start on your holiday gift list with Wine bottles available to purchase from the presenter; Yoga Gift certificates from Heartwood; as well as the opportunity to purchase supplies to make additional wine glasses and eye pillows! They all make great gifts for someone else's own special taste of serenity!!

Join us for a beautiful day of self-care bringing serenity to the mind, body & soul.
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Retreat Fee - $ 75.00

Retreats are a full day (or more) event designed to revitalize, explore new ideas and to feel connected to your best self. Our serene day retreats are limited to 12 guests and offer an intimate, organic experience where the inspirational grounds of Heartwood and deeply committed mentors take you worlds away from your stressed life.Below is our "at a glance" calendar, then read more about each event below.

Cutting Ties: Release and Renew Retreat

A day devoted to letting go and moving on from negative relationships or experiences.
Next event TBA


Even when our lives venture down new paths (whether it is by choice or not) we often carry the baggage of the past with us, loading us down and making every step we take feel cumbersome and insecure. The best way to move forward its to shed our burden and cut ties with a negative past. This retreat is designed to refresh the spirit and  help us move on with a ceremony designed to energetically cut ties with people or experiences from our past . Let go of depression, fear, or feelings of loss or hurt, and invite a fresh beginning into your life. Make an event out of your commitment to live a happy and fulfilled life beginning here and now!


This retreat includes gentle yoga, meditation, creative projects, and time for reflection and sharing, all building up to our ceremonial fire ceremony where we will be letting go of the ties that don't serve us.


Retreat Fee : $60.00 - includes a full day of instruction, materials, and inspiration. Refreshments provided.