We are ready to open our doors and invite you to attend our community yoga classes. Classes will begin soon on . . .
Wednesday evenings with Wryn at 6:30pm &
Thursday mornings with Mahadevi at 10am
Occasional Sunday afternoons at 4pm (monthly – to be announced!)
Possible Sangha Potlucks at 6pm following Sunday yoga events
Participants must pre-register ~ always double check before you come! Group size is limited, and social distancing will be honored. We will be outside on the river pavilion when enjoyable for the enhanced nature effect!
UPCOMING DATES: check back soon!
We have two yoga teachers in house, Wryn and Mahadevi, that will be teaching the classes and other teachers in the wider community, such as Leia Jones and Katie Wells, as guest teachers when available.
Classes will be $12 for the drop in rate or you can buy a class packs for a discount
4 class pack: $40
8 class pack: $70
12 class pack: $100
The classes will be open to all levels and include asana, mantra, pranayama, meditation, and off the mat lifestyle practices, including the yamas and niyamas, ayurvedic practices and tantric techniques.
Join the email list by RSVPing — Yes, I am interested in community yoga to:
It is one thing to appreciate nature, it is another to become it.
Immersed in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, “Nature Calls the Goddess” holds EXPERIENCES that open our intuition to the wisdom and aliveness of the elements. We nourish and affirm our lives through the senses, deep embodiment, symbolism, and prayer. We grow in natural sensuality, process the destruction of mother earth, and play together in the celebration of love.
“This retreat created a nurturing environment that offered the opportunity for deep internal unfolding from within with the support of divine sisterhood and wilderness. This was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a retreat before – truly transformative.” – Angela McGoldrick, Licensed Counselor and Director of Life in Balance
Be Replenished by Water
Stabilized by Earth
Inspired by Air and
Transformed by Fire
To be a part of this soulful retreat please visit :
Ready to practice together again? Outdoor yoga is a great way to have sangha and share energy in a safe way. Enjoy the sounds of nature and the flowing river as you are guided by our on site yoga instructor, Wryn Magdalyn, through a flowing vinyasa practice, breathwork, guided relaxation and meditation.
Classes will be held on Saturday’s at 3pm for 90 mins for the next 4 weeks. $12/drop in or $35/all 4 weeks. In the case of inclement weather classes will be held virtually. To reserve your spot contact Wryn at email@example.com or DM Kathryn Magdalyn on Facebook.
Connect with Others Connect to Self Connect to Oneness
Tuesday September 1, 2020. Come celebrate this Full Corn Moon by gathering together safely with social distance ecstatic dancing. We will be outside, we will be spread out, and we will be feeling the collective vibes of movement to music on this sacred land.
Dance starts at 7 and goes until 8:30. $12/person
An optional cacao ceremony with Guatamalan Cacao, purchased directly from the indigenous people there, will be offered before hand (6:30-7pm) for an additional $5.
Let us gather together again, in love, in harmony and in safety. Carpe diem. So Much Love.
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:
Apatone (IV & Oral Vitamin CK3)
Insulin Potentiate Therapy
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)