Heartwood Yoga Institute and Retreat Center is a haven of tranquility designed to promote growth and development through yoga-oriented programs. Our 7 acres are designed to invite students to relax and explore their inner world. Heartwood features 2 indoor fully equipped, air-conditioned yoga studios, boutique, an outdoor screened yoga class pavilion with air, a holistic library, creativity center, a striking Chakra Garden, 11 circuit full sized labyrinth, meditation gazebo, medicine wheel, elements fire pit and more, creating an inspirational environment for self-discovery. At Heartwood, people gather to learn, rejuvenate, celebrate life's poignant experiences, and reestablish personal balance.
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Dive deeply into yoga with a yoga teacher training course exclusive for those ages 50 and up meeting once a week from 9-3pm. Includes yoga practice, meditation, yoga philosophy, subtle body studies and more preparing you to teach yoga or advance your personal practice.
Jan 9 - March 19
Tuesdays, 9am - 3pm
This special week long retreat
Heartwood has a variety of yoga classes including Gentle Yoga, Restorative, Flow, Aerial, Nature Yoga, Yoga Nidra and more. We offer a few classes a week that are open to drop ins, and all others are offered in 5 week sessions to provide a progressive, themed experience, and we hope to keep enrollment limited due to Covid-19.
Heartwood offers weekly meditation classes & meditation training and practice retreats to help students connect to their best nature.
Specialty workshops and day retreats expand your awareness and offer bigger yoga experiences for those ready to take their practice beyond the mat.
This 72 hour course is for those who want to learn the deeper dimensions of yoga . Like YTT, only with the focus on personal development and life enhancement through yoga.
Heartwood offers comprehensive training for aspiring yoga teachers and yoga therapists. RYS-200, RYS-300, Children's Yoga Certification, Specialty certifications, IAYT 800 hour yoga therapy.
Work with Ginny Shaddock, Heartwood owner, who is both a certified IAYT Yoga Therapist as well as a published author with a masters in creative writing. Learn to write memoir and explore mindful journaling while embracing the spiritual teachings of yoga to bring integrity and meaning to your work.
Heartwood features the ultimate in bodywork in our beautiful massage cabin with Himalayan Salt wall. Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone, Ayurvedic massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, and more.
Heartwood is home to the Florida Reiki Association. We offer Reiki trainings, workshops, and sessions with certified LMT bodyworkers.
Heartwood offers weekly yoga classes for kids and a dynamic Children's yoga camp each summer.
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The Heartwood staff supports yoga education with both a blog and podcast designed to inspire and inform. Check out these great yoga resources from Heartwood!
Due to the private and reflective nature of our grounds and classes, we are not open for visitors to stop by anytime. We are open 1/2 hour before scheduled classes and for 1 hour after. To visit outside of participating in a class, you must make an appointment or stop by during our office hours Monday - Saturday, 9am-1pm.
When you arrive, please follow the signs to the parking lot at the back of the property. The yoga center and office is in the building across from parking at the back of the property. A sidewalk leads you to our front door.
Heartwood has 2 dogs, Shiva and Dharma who visit daily. Their job is to welcome guests, patrol the outskirts of the property and keep away critters and snakes. If you are not a fan of pets, please consider this before visiting as they are a part of our community. Our sweet natured, young dogs respond positively to a calm voice or simply ignoring them if you do not wish to interact. They also love and appreciate if you want to pet them or throw a stick for them to fetch.