Retreat, Wellness

Women’s Retreat

Living Juicy Women’s Retreat: Aug 7-9, 2020

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

At the Living Juicy Women’s Retreat we be exploring the real medicine of Tantra and tuning into ourselves and each other on the subtle realm. This is not about sex practices, although there may be some juicy discussions, the real Tantra is about finding the simple and subtle pleasures in all of life, and using the energy of pleasure and satisfaction to manifest our dreams.


Tune in to Nature • Tune in to Desire • Tune in to Spirit


Using practices such as yoga, mudra, mantra, mandala and more, will take us into the stillness of the heart where we will call forth and activate our dharma – or truest heart’s longing. From this place we will find our powerful intention or sankalpa and utilizing the practice of yoga nidra, we will imprint it on our subconscious. Participants will be given the tools to make lasting change and the work we do in the retreat will help immensely towards the fulfillment of life purpose and deep longings.

Living Juicy is learning to love ourselves, our family, and this earth so that we can live the juiciest, most fulfilling life possible.

TANTRA

The word Tantra: is Sanskrit and literally means, “a continuum, or unbroken stream [of energy].”

The term Tantra refers first (1) to the continuum of vital energy that sustains all existence, and second (2) to the class of knowledge and practices that harnesses that vital energy, thereby transforming the practitioner.

AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. The literal Sanskrit translation is the ‘science of life’.

It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

YOGA

In Sanskrit Yoga means ‘to yoke’ or to find union with your higher self. It is more than just stretching, yoga is a spiritual practice that incorporates many tools, all with the intent to help quiet the mind and prepare the body to connect deeply to the source.

MANTRA

A mantra is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit that has psychological and/or spiritual powers. Mantra, whether chanted, whispered, or silently recited, is a powerful meditation and therapy tool.

MUDRA

mudra (/muˈdrɑː/ Sanskrit: मुद्रा, IAST: mudrā, “seal”, “mark”, or “gesture”; is a symbolic or ritual gesture performed by the hands, often used in practicing Hinduism and Buddhism; it is a spiritual gesture that acts as an “energetic seal of authenticity”. Mudras act to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of energy in the body and even one’s mood. 

MANDALA

Mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल Maṇḍala, ‘circle’) is a spiritual and ritual symbol representing the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point.

Yantra (यन्त्र) (Sanskrit) (literally “machine, contraption”[1]) is a mystical diagram, an instrument for restraining or fastening, a prop, support or barrier, etymologically from the root yam “to sustain, support” and the -tra suffix expressing instruments.

ANAHATA EDUCATION CENTER in FLOYD VIRGINIA

The retreat will be held here at Anahata Education Center and includes meals, lodging and the hot tub! Early bird pricing at below the cost of a hotel room for two nights, makes this an amazing opportunity to connect with women, practice heart centering techniques and immerse in nature. ($50 off Commuter and Camping discounts available at checkout.)

Early Bird Pricing:

(shared room)

June Price : $175
July 1-14 : $225
July 15 – Aug 8 : $250

July Price with Camping
200
  • Commuting or
  • Riverfront Campsites
July Price with Shared Room
250
  • Shared Bunk Room
  • Great for Connecting

Camping is available and encouraged – to connect more deeply with nature. Anahata has a beautiful riverfront camp with a camp kitchen and outhouses. Most of the facilitators will be camping.

Camping discount available at registration

47 acres of nature on the Little river.

Hot tub on the deck for star gazing.

Private rooms available.

Retreat Facilitators

Kathryn Magdalyn

Wryn’s deepest heart’s longing is to be of service to the divine in all beings by cultivating vibrant health and sharing her most sacred gifts: healing touch, devotional song, self-care practices and the teachings of yoga. She has received trainings in massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, reiki, ayurveda wellness counseling and yoga teacher training.

Leia Jones

With a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University, and a teaching certificate in Hatha Yoga, Leia’s personal practice is rooted in the unification of yoga and dance. Through this combination she brings mindfulness to movement inspiring us to quiet the mind, come deep into the body, and connect to our joyful-spirit.

Kyra Aulani

Kyra is a multi-talent artist, musician and yoga teacher. Her art reflects all of the many facets of her being – sometimes loose and painterly, sometimes tight and concise, but always stunning. She can also be found drumming or teaching dance alongside her partner Casey and their little boy Anu. Kyra is a RYT-200hr yoga teacher and currently teachers at Studio 221.

Maya Ittah

Maya is a passionate, Earth-loving, entrepreneurial Visionary commited to BEING that Change we wish to see in the world. Maya graduated with a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition and has been a practicing licensed Massage Therapist for 11 years. She recently created a Healing Modality called Therapeutic Rewilding which incorporate several elements of Mind and Body Wellness. Therapeutic Rewilding weaves Ancestral Nutrition, Therapeutic Bodywork, Primal Movement, Earth skills and Spiritual Mindfulness practices together to create a comprehensive modality designed to reconnect us to the deepest parts of ourselves, the Common Origin of all that is. Through direct experience and communion with the Earth/our Body and Spirit which animates all things, we start becoming attuned and fully ALIVE again, filled with Joy, Purpose and Connection.

Ashera Rose

Ashera seeks to cultivate connection and beauty through the awakening of the heart, creative expression, and intergenerational community celebration. She is an interfaith minister, mentor teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, author and teacher of art of peace curriculums, Reiki-Sound healing practitioner, Connection Practice Coach, and lifelong songstress and dancer. 

Winter Hart

Winter is an herbalist, priestess, and creator of amazing ceremonies, medicines and experiences. She has harnessed the power of her Divine Feminine to create and heal the deep wounds of our time. Through her unique gifts and her loving heart she is a bringing of change and a seer of truth.

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Spring Women’s Retreat

Community, Resident

Help Luke Heal from Cancer

Our founder and friend, Luke, was diagnosed in February 2020 with Prostate Cancer. Further imagining showed it to be one large tumor and several smaller satellite tumors attached to different organs. Luke made a challenging decision to pursue alternative treatment methods which are not supported by the AMA and standard medical insurances. The various alternative treatments are all available at a hospital in Mexico. Luke is prepared to seek treatment in Mexico for a 3-week intensive program to eliminate the cancer. 

On June 28th Luke will fly to a hospital in Mexico (CHIPSA) where they have been treating cancer for 37 years with alternative methods. Their program includes the following:

CHIPSA Hospital utilizes intravenous Vitamin CK3 as part of our integrative approach to treating cancer and autoimmune disease. Here are some of the protocols they utilize:

  • Coley’s Fluid
  • Vallovax
  • Apatone (IV & Oral Vitamin CK3)
  • Insulin Potentiate Therapy
  • Gerson Therapy
  • Cryoablation
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen

The total cost of travel, treatment, and the stay will be around $35,000. Luke has reserved a spot at the hospital for June 29-July 18th. He is able to come up with $15,000. He is humbly seeking $20,000 to meet his financial needs.

Luke is a visionary pioneer in many fields of human endeavor – from learning to understand the human psyche, sociology, as well as practical solutions to some of the world’s pressing problems of resource conservation, environmental preservation, and the development of renewable energy systems for communities. 

Anyone who knows Luke knows the magic that happens in and because of his Presence.  He lives with an abundance of trust and acceptance knowing in his heart of hearts that what will be will be.  While there is acceptance in Luke’s diagnosis, we are not ready to let this powerfully influential being be taken from us and the community at large! There is so much life and many more offerings that Luke has left to share with the world. The world is a better place because he is in it.

We have less than 4 weeks to raise these funds to support our Beloved friend and brother who is a gift to all who value love, community, consciousness, Truth, generosity, protecting and honoring the sacredness of humanity, and our dearly Beloved Mother Earth and the Universe. 

DETAILED BIO ON LUKE:

Luke founded an Intentional Community in the Blue Ridge Mountains (Anahata Bio-Community) and a revolutionary education center (Anahata Education Center) which focus on personal growth, interpersonal relationship, new ways of accessing and processing our unconscious contents, and understanding human behavior and motivation. Another aspect of these centers is the study and application of renewable energy, symbiotic systems and permaculture, as well as other evolutionary modalities and technologies.

Because of his interest in a different approach to education he co-founded Blue Mountain School in the early 80s, and is a strong supporter, both with his time and his money. He serves on the Blue Mountain School Board of Trustees.

From 1979 – 1990 Luke was also the leader in several renewable energy projects which produced ethanol, methane, feed and fertilizer from agricultural and industrial wastes.

In 1991, Luke founded Pragmatic Environmental Solutions Company [PESCO]. As president of PESCO he has led it from modest beginnings to a company with international recognition. PESCO systems are recycling everything from acetone to xylene and motor oil, in locations ranging from Australia to Virginia.

In 2007, PESCO merged with its long term fabrication and engineering partners, Beam Engineering, Pvt. Ltd. to form a new company, PESCO-BEAM Environmental Solutions. PESCO-BEAM continues to develop state of the art environmental equipment and systems.

Luke also served as Board Member and Vice President of Sustain Floyd Organization (SFO – http://www.sustainfloyd.org) which focuses on creating a sustainable resilient Floyd Community, through the development of local industries which will provide markets for local crops, and creating value added industries for local raw materials, resources and talent.

UPDATE FROM OUR BROTHER LUKE~

Let me one more time express my deep gratitude and appreciation for the amazing love and support coming my way, in huge heart-warming waves. May all of us have such sweet experiences at least once in our lives.

Since my initial diagnosis and follow-up MRI I have been doing lots of big and little things to fight the cancer in my body, and I feel that I am making some progress. The treatments include vitamins, immune boosters, complete diet change, raw juices, as well as several types of energy healing. I am still experiencing an eb and flow of appetite and energy, mostly related to the various remedies I am using, and I am getting used to that. When I am in an upswing I feel more energy than I have in months, and in general my body feels very good. I am becoming more and more sensitive to energetic flow, so I am now sensing my own and other peoples emotions as though it were the weather. That is pretty interesting, and in the long run very positive, though I really have to pay attention not to let things pull me off center. Other than that, my life continues to be an amazing series of blessings. I am so grateful for my beautiful wife who is there for me all the way, as well as my wonderful friends, Danielle and Mars, who kicked this off, and all those dear friends who have sent support in many different ways.

Sending love to all of you, Luke
Retreat

Private Retreats

Design Your Own Retreat 

Personal or Silent Retreat
Design Your Own ~ Choose Your Dates

Winter is a time of stillness, depth and dreams
Entering the chrysalis of reflection
To emerge with crystalline purity of vision
Clear light of purpose renewed

$390 includes 2 nights with all meals and accommodations as well as
– Daily Yoga, Meditation, Individualized Guided Sessions
– Simple Organic Meals, optional Detox Cleansing Diet
– Universal, Inclusive Approach
– Choice of Guides by the Anahata team: Ashera Rose, Luke Staengl, Wryn Roberts or Christina Morrison.
– Optional Reiki, Massage, Ayurvedic Consultations. (additional fees)

Couple & Small Group Retreats
‘Design Your Own’ with flexible timeframes for your loved one, a friend circle, board members or co-workers. Create a customized program at reasonable rates.

– Choice of spaces including Flower of Life Yurt, Bliss Cabin, Wisteria Chapel, Sunrise Apartment or a room in our Celebration Space or Sunflower House.

Retreat

SACRED GATHERING OF MEN

Sept 18th – 20nd , 2020
Where: Anahata Education Center, Floyd VA
Cost: Retreat cost including all meals – $180
Lodging (additional to retreat cost):
Tent – $15/night
Shared Room – $25 / night
Private Room – $50 / night

Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of YOU taking retreat, so you can return to
your life more resourced, clear, confident and fulfilled.
Join together in an intimate intergenerational group of like-hearted, committed and
experienced men for 3 powerful days of personal growth, self-discovery, shadow work,
sacred wound work, dance, play, music making, sharing and storytelling.
We are stronger together than we are in isolation!

SACRED GATHERING OF MEN REGISTRATION

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Are You a Man Who…

  •  Wants to connect to a bigger vision and purpose for his life?
  •  Could use some time away from everyday life to reflect and recharge?
  •  Is curious about what it means to be a man in the changing modern world?
  •  Wants to better understand his Shadow to live free from its constraints?
  •  Would like to contribute to the growth and development of other men?
  •  Wants to create improved results in his life (e.g. health, career, love, etc.)

If you are a “YES” to these questions, we invite you join us in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains to dive deep into our greatest desires and our biggest fears and to create new clarity about how we as men can fulfill our own unique destinies. 
Join together with like-hearted, committed and experienced men for 3 powerful days of personal growth, self discovery, shadow-work, dance, play, music-making, visioning and storytelling. We are stronger together than we are in isolation! 
Give yourself (and your loved ones) the gift of YOU taking retreat, so you can return to your life more resourced, clear, confident and fulfilled.

Community

Winter Solstice

Saturday, Dec 21st from 7:00-9:00pm
Join us in prayer, meditation and song as we welcome the return of the light on this longest night. Bring poetry, songs, instruments, or just your sweet self. This will be a guided and co-created event, an opportunity for us all to honor the pure light of love that is within, guiding our way.

Concert

Lobo Marino & i,Star Benefit for Blue Mountain School

Friday, November 22 at 7pm

You are invited to a very special night of music and dancing in the beautiful and intimate space at Anahata Education Center with live music by Lobo Marino and I,Star !!!!! This event will be a fundraiser for the Blue Mountain School in Floyd VA.

The upcoming benefit concert for Blue Mountain School, is being held here in the Celebration Space at Anahata. If you haven’t heard Lobo Marino you are in for a treat. Laney, vocalist and harmonium player creates otherworld music with Jamison on the drums, mouth harp and banjo. They are teaming up with I’Star a funky mc & singer duo for an evening of music, dancing and laughter. 

Mark your calendar and come support Blue Mountain School at Anahata. Children are welcome.

7pm: Gather. Potluck Finger Foods, Desserts and Non-Alcoholic Drinks.

7:30-9:30pm: Music and Dancing

Tickets are $5-$22 sliding scale donation
(no one will be turned away)

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Activate Your Intuitive Superpower

Wednesday, Nov 20th 7-8:30pm
Wouldn’t it be great if you knew precisely where to plant the garden and when? Or perhaps you wonder about which opportunities to say yes to, and which to say no? How about what people you should have around you in your inner circle and which to avoid? Maybe you’d love the ability to determine the best supplement that can actually help improve your level of wellness vs. which ones are just money down the drain? Maybe you want to consciously manifest something and you need to be able to pick up the signals the Universe is sending your way in order to make it happen. All of that and vastly more are no big deal when utilizing powerful intuition.

Activate, fine-tune and enhance your intuition the Dancing Dolphin Way with Bestselling Author D. Takara Shelor. In this 4-session course she will guide you through exercises and activations to enhance your inner clarity and wisdom, hone your intuitive skills, connect you more fully with inner guides, angels and nature spirits, and develop a working relationship with intuitive tools such as pendulums, crystals, and divination cards. As always, Takara takes you on deep dives into meditation & personal transformation. $11 per class.

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Vinyasa Yoga & Kirtan with Wryn

Tuesday Night Bhakti Yoga 7-9pm

Wednesday Morning Vinyasa Flow 8:30am-10am

Yoga means ‘to yoke’ or ‘to form union with’. It is through the ancient and sacred practices of breath, mantra and movement, we become more aligned with our higher self and all of creation. This is essence of self-care and in committing to these practices we help not only ourselves but all we come into contact with.

The class begins with mantra (sacred chanting), accompanied by harmonium, followed by guided pranayama (breath control), and then flows into an asana series (movement poses). We use these techniques to help center the mind, calm the emotions and bring our bodies into a state of balanced awareness.

A regular yoga practice can bring more strength and flexibility to the body and provide the joints with increased range of motion. Using circular flow and synchronizing the breath with movement activates the parasympathetic state encouraging the body to be nourished and triggers the body’s own natural healing state. When we are strong and flexible in our bodies we are strong and flexible in our life and are able to move through the inevitable challenges life brings with more grace and ease.

If you feel called, join us for morning sangha (gathering of people for spiritual practices) and enjoy the benefits of the group mind often elevating us all higher than we can achieve on our own. Lokah Samastah Sukinoh Bhavantu May All Beings Everywhere Be Happy and Free!