Authentic Voicework: Yoga of the voice retreat

May 6 & 7 , 9:00 AM to 4:00 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 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 

Sunday, March 26, 2017 With Denver Boskey and Soraya Massoumi

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.

Divine Badass Weekend: Unleash your Inner Goddess

With Kerry Helmer, PT, RYT and Jamie Day, LMFT, RDT
Friday March 31 from 6:00-8:30 pm, Saturday April 1 from 9:30am -9:00pm and April 2 from 10:30am-8:00pm

Calling all Sisters, Daughters, Mothers, Grandmothers, Wives, Partners, Friends and Chickadees.... It's time to give yourself the ultimate gift of self-care! With all that we do, we deserve more love, connection and support. Turn on your life force - connect to your divinity.For more information or to register call 646-221-8558 

Attendees can join at a partial rate for Friday, Saturday or Sunday only if they can not make the full program.Friday: 35.00, Saturday. 150.00 & Sunday 125.00 (instruction, vegan food, materials included.)

Yoga and The Five Bodies (Koshas)
Esoteric Teachings
Sacred Women's Circle
Medicine Wheel
Journaling and Art Therapy
CampFire Sing a Long
Goddess Gospel Sunday
Vegan - Whole Foods Plant Based Lunch and Master Class (Sat and Sun)
(Please note the food demo has changed from Raw Food)


Retreat Calendar:
  • ​Sunday, March 26                           Mindfulness Retreat.
  • March 31-April 2                             Divine Badass Weekend for Women
  • Sat & Sun. May 6 & 7                      Authentic Voicework: Yoga of the Voice.
  • Sat. Oct. 8                                          Shamanic Wisdom Retreat - Hunter's Full Moon
  • Oct. 22                                               Creative Awakenings Retreat
  • Oct. 28-29                                         Creative Writers Weekend Retreat
  • Nov 11 & 12                                       Yoga Weekend Retreat
  • Jan. 1, 2018                                       New Years Renew and Review Retreat

Creative Awakening Art & Yoga Retreat

Sunday Oct. 12, 10:00-5:00

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 : $65.00 - 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.

Shamanic Wisdom Retreat:Exploring the energies of nature and the Medicine Wheel & Celebrating the "Hunter's Moon".

Saturday, October 8 2017 With Ginny and David Shaddock
1:00pm-8:00 pm

If you have always wondered about Shamanism and how the Medicine Wheel can be used a tool of introspection and meditation, this delightful day of learning, art, and journeying explores the medicine of nature and how we can tap into the energy of spirit animals, messages from nature and our own inner wisdom to feel deeply connected and divinely guided by the world surrounding us. This day includes a beginner's introduction to Shamanism, a shamanic journey meditation, nature wisdom exercises, guidance to meet our spirit animals and an art project (dream catchers) all in celebration of exploring the ancient wisdom of shamanism in ways that we can use in our lives today to feel more grounded, present and in tune with the earth and our best selves. Enjoy a day at beautiful Heartwood to gather at our medicine wheel, create in the art room, explore the outdoors and learn, laugh and relax.As the sun goes down, we will enjoy a torch lit ceremony at the medicine wheel to celebrate the "Hunter's Moon" in a full moon ceremony. Dinner provided. 

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

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.

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, Oct. 28-29. 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.

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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