Exploring Consciousness ~ a Monroe Institute Workshop

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A weekend of consciousness exploration,

self-discovery, and personal transformation!

June 29-30, 2019 at Anahata Education Center, Floyd, VA

~ Journey into expanded states of consciousness to better understand your Total Self and to access your untapped inner resources.

~ Experience expanded states that generally require 20+ years of dedicated meditative practice to realize.

~ Learn effective techniques for releasing limiting patterns, healing self and others, accessing guidance, and dissociating at will from your physical body.

~ Return home with the experience, knowledge, and skills to realize more of your potential and to enhance your everyday life.

Facilitators: Ellen Jones-Walker & Tip Walker, Monroe Institute Trainers (keyquest@swva.net)

Cost: $255 (includes Hemi-Sync® audio exercises, empowering activities, manual, lunch, take-home CD, and $200 discount on a Monroe Institute residential program)

Information and registration:


You can ‘commute’ or stay on-site at Anahata with breakfasts and dinner included!  Contact KathrynAshera@gmail.com AFTER you have registered for the event.

Triple Goddess Retreat

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REGISTER HERE! https://forms.gle/sTwpgtsqirGwtNFEA

Begins with arrival Friday afternoon, August 9th to settle into your space, walk the land.  Ends Sunday at 3:00 pm ~ optional extra time/overnight can be spent in integration!


carol irelandCarol Campbell, MA, travels regionally as a teaching artist and lecturer. Her contributions include award winning theatrical projects and published works aimed at ending gender oppression. Her commitment to broadcasting, performance and education is framed in social justice work.  Currently, Carol is a professor of the humanities at Germanna Community College, a radio host for the hit music and talk show, Music Alley, WERA 96.7FM in Arlington.  www.carolleecampbell.com  703/901-9010  ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x57Bs-V4PDc&feature=share

AshSoundHEalingAshley Cash is a singer, sound healer, musician, and artist.  She performs a range of musical offerings from ambient soundscape journeys to concerts featuring a signature blend of folk, rock, world, and new age music.  Ashley also presents workshops that weave together science and spirituality, sound and vibrational healing, metaphysics, and mysticism.  Ashley holds a B.A. degree in Cultural Anthropology from George Mason University focusing on mythology, psychology, eastern religion, and philosophy. She has been involved in extensive private studies in the areas of yoga, energy healing, shamanism, and sound healing. Ashley and her husband Jim are currently touring nationally and internationally under the musical name, Woven Green.  Woven Green has released multiple fan-funded albums that are available to download on digital download and streaming platforms and through their website wovengreenmusic.com

Katie Wells Bio PhotoKatie Wells teaches Somatics, Modern Dance, and Dance Appreciation at Radford University and is the founder of Interweave®, a movement meditation practice. Since earning degrees in Dance from Columbia College Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder, she has been certified in Spiritual Embodiment from the Realization Process and is currently training to be a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion. Katie has led opening ceremonies and workshops for both Floyd Fest and Yoga Jam; as well as, leading ecstatic dance and Goddess Retreats in the SWVA community.

Christina DiEnoChristina DiEno has had a full career as a community organizer, midwife, homeopath and herbalist. She is available as a mentor and counselor for women and families, and hosts a new moon ceremony every month as she has for over 45 years. She will be offering a glimpse into the Women’s Wheel of Life, as developed by Elizabeth Davis and Carol Leonard with particular emphasis on the view from her quadrant of Wisdom.

Leia Jones Bio PhotoLeia Jones has a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University, and a teaching certificate in Hatha Yoga. She is designing yoga teacher trainings within her new yoga school.  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.

Kathryn Ashera Rose Bio PhotoKathryn Ashera Rose is an interfaith minister, mentor teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, author/teacher peace skills, Reiki and healing sound practitioner, retreat guide, and lifelong songstress and dancer. She has directed programs for adults and youth in religious, educational and community settings.


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Katie Lu Wryn Roberts is a massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, professional caterer, and is currently pursuing certifications in yoga and Ayurvedic lifestyle.  Wryn will be catering the retreat, offering her songs and wisdom, and offering massage during open times and after the retreat.  




For the past few years, every spring through early fall, we’ve had the opportunity to work and play with some extraordinary people. Our interns find us — some through Workaway, others through WWOOF.org. others through pure ingenuity! We get together, sometimes for a few weeks, sometimes for a few months, but in short . . .

We create together! What do we create? Beauty, structure, art, sustainability, permaculture gardens, building additions, goddess gardens, rock and earth sculptures, fences, landscapes, murals, events, beautiful spaces to live and dream in, dreamcatchers, fountains, pathways, staircases, orchards, greenhouse roofs, mushroom beds, a full root cellar, a pantry lined with canned tomatoes and applesauce, and unforgettable connections. We grow fruits, flowers, vegetables, chicks. We create amazingly nutritious delicious meals for each other.

We adventure! We take field trips, short journeys, enjoy Floyd culture, volunteer at local festivals like FloydFest and Floyd Yoga Jam. We laugh, have deep conversations, play music, go dancing, do yoga together, sometimes have family and friends visit, drum and fire spin, have fire circles, swim in the river, listen to our soul impulses and sometimes dive deeply into spiritual practice.

Everyone shares their gifts, works hard, learns a lot, and hopefully grows as a person inside.

Here are some photos of prior year adventures!  Contact us for more specifics and possible opportunities.

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Transforming His-Story: Men’s Spring Equinox Retreat 2019

What: Transformative Men’s Retreat
When: March 22-24, 2019
Where: Anahata Education Center, Floyd VA
Cost: $230 includes lodging, meals, and participation in the retreat. Reduced rates for campers or commuters. Partial scholarships may be available upon request.

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, dance, play, music making, sharing and storytelling. We are stronger together than we are in isolation!

Heal your ancestral shadow; Find your voice in song, resonant sound and healing music!

Click here to register:  MEN’S SPRING EQUINOX RETREAT

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Dear Friends,

We can’t wait to gather with you during this sacred holiday season ~ come join us! 

Song Circle, Open House, Solstice Ceremony, New Year’s Eve Celebration, Visioning Retreat!

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Sacred Song Circle

Thursday, December 13th, 7:00-9:00 pm at Anahata

Bring your songs, musical instruments, 

open heart and soulful voice!  Harmoniums now on board!!

Fully participating children welcome ~ we have ages 6, 13 on board!

Love offerings appreciated!

Ending with Birthday Celebration, Songs & Cake for Angelica Perry!  


Holiday Open House

Caroling, Party & Potluck

Welcoming Friends & Neighbors Old and New!

December 16th, 2pm – 6pm at Anahata

Great Food, Caroling & Revelry

Drop in as you can ~ family friendly ~ no charge!

Bring potluck refreshments, musical instruments, song books!


Winter Solstice Circle 

Candlelighting Ceremony

Friday, December 21st, 7pm-9pm at Anahata

Adults only ~ $11 Love Offering requested ~ no one turned away!

Song, singing bowls, meditation, visioning, co-creative offerings!

Bring a prayer, poem, song, and intentions/visions for 2018

Bring light refreshments for afterwards!


New Year’s Eve Celebration

at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Blacksburg, VA

Monday, December 31st, 8:30 pm- just past midnight!

$20 love offering ~ adults only

Dances of Universal Peace, Dance Party with Katie Wells,

Universal Kirtan with Bhakti Kulani, 

New Year’s Welcoming Ceremony, Refreshments


Fresh Wave Visioning Retreat 

Saturday & Sunday, January 5-6th, 2019

10:00 – 5:00 Saturday

Saturday Evening Devotional Music Celebration 7:30 – 9:00 pm

10:00 – 2:00 pm Sunday

$132 includes two lunches and one dinner

overnight accommodations $35/night additional ~ commuters welcome!

Highlights include:

Meditation, Reflection, Intention Setting, Group Sharing

Ceremonies of Release & Affirmation

Vision Board Art Creation

Devotional Music/Song

Yoga with Leia Jones

& More!

Learn more





All events except New Year’s Eve held at:

811 Dobbins Farm Road NE, Floyd VA 24091

Harmonium & Kirtan Immersion

Saturday & Sunday, December 1 & 2, 2018 at Anahata Education Center, Floyd VA!

An experiential, devotional, in-learning workshop for beginner to intermediate harmonium players and kirtan singers who would like to go to another level. Experience the heart of Bhakti Yoga through the integration of song and vocal development, physical yoga, meditation, sound healing immersion, stories of the Hindu deities, and more! Saturday night kirtan concert/sing-a-long. Individual and group instruction, practice time, and a community of fellow learners making heart connections.

Harmonium II PlayerAmah brings deep wisdom and insight into which songs to sing when for deep personal transformation. She is offering private harmonium lessons before/after the retreat. She will bring some harmoniums to play and some to sell! Anyone buying a harmonium gets a free personal lesson as well.

$120 fee covers everything, including two lunches and Saturday dinner. (All bring a snack to share.)

9:30 Gathering, tea, settling in, meet and greet
10 am-12:30 pm Kirtan Camp Part 1: Introduction to Playing Harmonium and Leading Kirtan Chants
1-2 pm Lunch
2-4 pm Music Mantra Mindfulness
4-5:30 pm Open time/practice
5:45-6:30 pm Dinner
7-8:30 pm Kirtan Concert

9:00 am Gathering, tea, settling in
9:30-10 am Guided Meditation
10-12 pm Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga
12-1 pm Lunch
1-3:30 pm Kirtan Camp Part II: A Flow of Learning & Practice
3:30-4 pm Closing Ceremony

4-6 pm Optional Private Lessons (additional fee applies)
Other private lessons by appointment

See Amah’s website at: https://www.amahdevi.com/

A sample of her devotional style of presentation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMYaO-wBnxg

There are a few ways to register for this workshop!

$120 covers everything, including two lunches and a dinner!

For those not doing the whole weekend: Saturday evening alone is $15; and the Sunday morning yoga class is $15. You can come early for an Indian vegan dinner Saturday for and extra $15 and stay for Sunday lunch for $10 if you like.

You can register by emailing KathrynAshera@gmail.com – I can send you links for registration and payment OR by sending $120 via Paypal to AnahataEvents123@gmail.com or mail a check to: Anahata Education Center, 144 Anahata Circle NE, Floyd VA 24091.

We have a registration form now! You can fill it out online, and say whether you’re bringing a harmonium, need one, your experience level, etc. https://goo.gl/forms/g3ZFJutsj3n8RzIx1