Authentic Voicework: Yoga of the voice retreat

Nov. 11 & 12, 9:00 AM to 4:00 pm


Next session: April 21 & 22


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).


Course fee : 199.00 - Includes two full days of training and lunch.  

Mindfulness Retreat: meditation and more 

With Denver Boskey and Ginny Shaddock
Dec. 3, 10:00am-4:00pm


This retreat focuses on techniques to live a more mindful life, with meditation, art and activities to enhance your connections to life experiences. With different choices available throughout the day - mindful themed art, yoga, meditation, walking the labyrinth, visiting the shamanic wheel and more you will leave refreshed and filled with inspiration and insight on how fascinating and beautiful life can be if you simply pay attention.     


Fee: $65.00 - Full day of instruction, art materials, and includes lunch.


Retreat Calendar:
  • Oct. 20-22                                         Divine Badass Women's Retreat with Keri Helmer & Jamie Day
  • Nov 11 & 12                                       Authentic Voicework: Yoga of the Voice.
  • Nov. 18                                              Sip and Savor Yoga Retreat
  • Dec. 3                                                Mindfulness Retreat
  • Jan. 1, 2018                                      New Years Renew and Review Retreat
  • Jan. 14, 2018                                   Health & Wellness in our Working Lives Retreat
  • Jan. 27-28                                        Creative Writers Weekend Retreat
  • April 21-22                                      Authentic Voicework: Yoga of the Voice


Creative Awakening Art & Yoga Retreat

Date changed - new date TBA


Join us for a day of personal expression and creativity in a retreat that is part educational and part luscious relaxation! This retreat introduces a variety of spiritual crafts to reconnect us to our best selves and to unleash our creative juices. Learn about creativity and how personal expression fuels our hearts and minds to increase our quality of life. Consider new methods of promoting more creativity in your life. Enjoy restorative yoga to unleash your creativity. This retreat provides us with time and the materials to explore several craft mediums, and plenty of opportunity to relax as you dabble, experiment and create something special to take home.


Retreat Fee : $75.00 - includes lunch, a full day of instruction and inspiration, and unlimited use of a variety of art materials. Each attendee will take home one or more hand designed art projects.


Rejuvenating personal retreats and couples yoga retreat Retreats your paragraph here.

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.



Sip, Savor & Serenity Day Retreat

With Christine Davenport and Kimberly Engles
Saturday, Nov. 18th 1-8:00pm Cost: $75

Rejuvenate before the hectic holiday season 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

Join us for a special day to revitalize, explore new ideas and to feel connected to your best self. Our intimate day retreats are limited to 12 guests and offer an intimate, rganic 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.

Creative Writer’s Weekend Retreat

Sat. & Sunday, Jan. 27-28, 2018   10:00-6:00 Daily. 

If you love to write, have a book burning within that you are ready to unleash on the world, or just want to experiment with the written word to hone your gift for personal expression, the Creative Writer’s Weekend retreat at Heartwood will fuel you inspiration while expanding your awareness. This weekend includes creative writing instruction, opportunity to workshop your material, time to write and tons of inspiration to help you dive into writing as a path to know and be known. Restorative yoga, meditation, handmade journaling projects, as well as other creative activities are available to relax and bring you closer to your inner author.  Whether you write poetry, memoir, fiction or creative non-fiction, this weekend will explore what makes a powerful story, how to capture a strong writer’s voice and techniques for crafting a more poignant story. Write, relax, learn, and join other writers to share inspiration and ideas.  


Lead teacher: Ginny Shaddock is a seasoned writing teacher with an MFA (Fiction) from Lesley University.


Retreat fee - $175.00 All materials included. Lunch provided each day.

THE SACRED WOMEN'S SLEEPOVER
Sat, Oct. 21, 9:00AM  to Sun. Oct 22, 6:00PM
A Divine Badass Weekend Retreat with Jamie Day and Kery Helmer

Yoga... Esoteric Teachings... Ayurvedic Wisdom... Nourishing Nutrition... Expressive Arts... Sacred Women's Healing Circles... Medicine Wheel... Connective Activities and Ritual...AND SO MUCH MORE! For more info. call our hosts at 646-221-8558!

Private & Intimate Dorm lodging is available on a first come first serve basis for $25 - $35.  Or join us slumber party style with a sleeping bag on the studio floor for no additional fee.

​Saturday, October 21 9am-9pm
Sunday, October 22 9am - 6pm
** Register before August 15th for an Early Bird Discount! **
** Only $225! **
Single day options available:
Saturday $150, Sunday $125


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

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