Heartwood Yoga Institute and Retreat Center is a haven of tranquility designed to promote growth and development through yoga-oriented self-discovery programs. Nestled on 7 acres designed to invite students to relax and explore their inner world, Heartwood hosts a holistic library, creativity center, and 2 fully equipped yoga studios. Let our talented staff to guide you through learning and awareness classes and courses. An outdoor screened pavilion allows for yoga and other classwork to be done while breathing in nature's healing ambiance. The grounds include a beautiful Chakra Garden where flowers, stones and art invite meditation and contemplation as well as meditation benches, and pathways filled with orchids that lead you to an 11 circuit full sized labyrinth. Tree lined paths invite you to enjoy some time in walking meditation, or sit near our Elements fire pit where earth, air, water, ether & fire are represented to inspire meaningful discussion. A gazebo with Tibetan crystal and outdoor practice lawn provides space for special "under the sky" celebrations. Visit our shamanic stone medicine wheel with a 6 foot dream-catcher or the Irish shamanic wishing tree. At Heartwood, people gather to learn, rejuvenate, celebrate life's poignant experiences, and reestablish personal balance. Along with weekly yoga classes, we specialize in RYT-200 & RYT-300 yoga teacher training, C-IAYT Yoga Therapy, writing, reiki, and yoga oriented programs to inspire the soul.
Whether you join us for one of our weekly yoga classes, a retreat or yoga training, we endeavor to make every yoga experience deeply inspirational and informative. Our teachers are highly experienced and credentialed, our facility inviting and serene, and our intentions in alignment to yoga's principles.
Our property is open 1/2 hour before and 1 hour after each class for our students to relax in the healing chakra garden or to enjoy a cup of tea and a healing book in the reference library before returning to their lives.
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-3pm.
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 and 1 cat living on our property. Our dogs, Shiva and Dharma are here to 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. Our sweet natured, young (6 months and 12 months) puppies 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. Our cat, Boo primarily lives inside the main house but often comes out to visit friends. None of our pets are allowed in common areas such as the office, dorms and studio spaces. They are content and well cared for inside our private quarters.
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.
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.
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 offers weekly yoga classes for kids and a dynamic Children's yoga camp each summer.
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