Retreat

Damaris Crystal Retreat

Belonging: Tending and Collaborating with the Spirits of Place and their fields of influence

Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 25, 2022 4:00 PM

Listen….. listen to the gathering susurrus of the wild river, singing like your blood, casting primal spells of Eros through the land, initiating life. Listen to the soughing of the winds caressing the trees, flowers and tall grasses– and you too!– sharing their ancient secrets with the day, sustaining life. Notice the murmuring of the sun catching gold fire through the dawn fields, limning the ears of Rabbit and other furred folk, illuminating life; Sense the quiet whispering of night as all form shapeshifts into dreamtime while the stars exult the wisdom of your fine senses, perpetuating life. Hearken to the chthonic mythbeings inhabiting the fierce liminality in the interstices of your awareness, fertilizing life. And under it all, this mysteriously gathered and uncontainable momentum is rippling ecstatically beneath the skin of the land, east to west; the heart of Earth beating her power and passion into each new day……

With the beauty and participation of your presence, this gathering will offer earth honoring practices and ceremonies to cultivate the deep well of inspiration within you and provide nourishment for you to be available to truly listen with a fertile, receptive imagination coupled with a stable ground; to listen without acquisitiveness or unaware projection; listen as we discover ourselves arriving full-bodied, intimately, discretely, within a lovingly tended reciprocal relationship with the spirits of the land where we actually are, whatever our ancestral inheritance or traditions. These beautiful, wise spirit beings we live among include the human ancestral spirits; the land spirits—vegetative, mineral, animal, elemental, devic, guardian; beings of the hidden kingdom and those of liminal space/time. And they are responsive to our acknowledgment, bringing true magic to our lives.

We will have the opportunity to respectfully greet, commune with and tend these relationships, to learn from and give back to, through the sharing of stories, trance journeys, sound/music/silence, movement, creative rituals and ceremony. Under sun and ancient starlight we will have the opportunity to come into deep community together over the course of a weekend, touching in creative, intimate ways some of the most moving and crucial longings and expressions of our breath and blood; the cosmic patterning in our dreams and bones. What does it really mean to be fully, beautifully human on this wondrous, dreaming earth in sacred relationship with our human and other than human kin, seen and unseen, and how do we effectively bring these relationships home into our families and out into our communities?   

Conscious connection and communication between humanity and the other spirit beings of Earth is essential to knowing who we ourselves really are, and thus how to live in balance, for we are intertwined; weaving, dreaming, en-joying, grieving, tending, dying and being born within and through each other, endlessly

Please join us if you can!

When:  September 24 and 25th, closest weekend to Autumnal Equinox. Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 11am-4pm

Where:  Anahata Education and Retreat Center, 811 Dobbins Farm Rd. Floyd VA 24091

Fee:  $290.00, non-residential ; includes Saturday night dinner, herb teas and snacks and access to digital documents post-retreat with supportive information for continuing inspiration and practice. If you are splitting payments into two months, then upon registration a payment of $145.00 is required via PayPal with the second payment being debited a month later. All payments made at https://www.damarischrystal.com/payments-1

Other meals: Anahata can provide lunch both days if desired. $15.00 per meal. Meals are as organic, local, fresh, whole, colorful and delicious as possible. The default is to gluten-free and vegan, with wheat and dairy on the side.

Lodging: For those who might want to stay over for 1-3 nights Anahata offers the following options: A basic $30/night for bring-your-own camping; $45 for shared room with linens; $70 for private room, all of which include a light breakfast. If interested, please use this link:

Requirements: For Saturday and Sunday if you do not order a lunch, please bring a simple one. Please also bring your own drinking vessel.

We will be gathering mostly outside weather permitting, so please bring something comfortable for sitting, whether a blanket, mat or camp chair, etc. as well as layered clothing options. Something to take notes if needed is also suggested.

“Damaris is the kind of teacher who works and moves beyond any kind of standard or traditional criteria. It’s not enough to say that you, as a student, will do a great deal of learning. It’s more accurate to say that you will change the way you think, feel and move in the universe. It’s like that. It’s that level of teaching. I am profoundly grateful for what I have received through her guidance, wisdom, and friendship. In short, if you want to understand something better, read a book. If. you want to set your reality ablaze, I present Damaris.”
— K. Klonowski, Cultural Foundations Educator, Independence, OH

For more testimonials, go to https://www.damarischrystal.com/testimonials

Resident, Retreat, Wellness

Dr. Angelica Perry

Dr Perry discovered her capacity to address the issues of the body in her first career as a massage therapist.  Her degrees in clinical nutrition also inform her practice.  She then underwent further intensive training in traditional medicine and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal manipulation, and as an Osteopathic physician, she now offers hands-on treatment as well as concierge primary care. Osteopathic medicine respects the ability of each body to heal itself. In addition to being used to treat musculoskeletal issues, osteopathic hands-on medicine can be helpful in a number of metabolic or organ dysfunctions. Osteopathic hands-on treatment can help relieve headaches and other pains, improve lymphatic flow, organ function and promote overall health.  Dr Perry can also diagnose and prescribe as needed, and works with each client to tailor a custom regime.  Her complementary approach tailors a full-spectrum wellness program to address any health challenges.  Dr. Perry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Life University in Marietta, Ga., where she was the valedictorian, and a Master of Science degree in clinical nutrition from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, N.Y. She received her D.O. degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. and completed the Riverside Family Medicine Residency in Newport News, Va.

www.Newriverosteopathy.com

www.fullspectrumwellnesscare.com

Full Spectrum Wellness Care Osteopathic Care Package – $600

Osteopathic medicine is the practice of partnering between doctor and patient to achieve optimal health. It teaches that we are a unity of body mind and spirit and that each body is capable of self-healing.  Structure and function are interrelated which is why hands-on techniques are used to normalize range of motion, improve the flow of fluids and stimulate each body’s innate powers of repair and rejuvenation. This package includes a 1-hour initial visit and a 1/2 hour follow up visit with Dr. Perry.  Discussion, evaluation, education and medical management are included.  From back pain and headaches to gallbladder or thyroid issues, any function of the body may benefit from improving bony alignment and removing fascial restrictions. Dr. Perry takes the time to listen and respects each person’s right to make their own informed healthcare decisions. 

“She was able to clear up all the residual pain and immobility and taught me some simple exercises that have since cured some joint problems that I thought were from age and arthritis.  Dr. Perry has a gift of healing in addition to her education in Osteopathic Medicine.  I highly recommend her services.” – Paul Wingren

“Angelica Perry has done wonders to help me understand my body and promote better alignment and balance in my body while promoting healing.  A great osteopath and teacher!” – Tara Daystar

Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce Day Spa Package – 5 hours $390

Edgar Cayce was a deeply religious man with a special gift.  He spent his life giving psychic readings while in trance.  This package combines several therapeutic activities that were frequently recommended in the Edgar Cayce readings. Begin the day with a mug of hot tea and practice a sequence of gentle exercises. Encourage elimination and relaxation with a steam bath, castor oil pack and full body massage(60 min).  Nourish yourself with a tasty organic lunch.  Enjoy a discussion about the recommendations found in the readings while immersing yourself in the serenity of nature. The castor oil pack is yours to take home and reuse. To learn more about Edgar Cayce, visit: https://www.edgarcayce.org/edgar-cayce/his-life/

Edgar Cayce Weekend Retreat Package – $1200

Incorporate multiple therapies recommended in the Edgar Cayce readings into your personalized weekend retreat at Anahata.  This package incorporates Cayce style exercises in the mornings and group healing prayer at noontimes. Castor oil packs will be given daily for a total of 3 applications. Also included: steam bath, full body massage (60min), foot reflexology (30min) and a discussion about the material found in the readings while enjoying the serenity of nature.  The castor oil pack is yours to take home and reuse. Purchase the weekend retreat with the Osteopathic Care Package and the Edgar Cayce Weekend Retreat Package and receive a complimentary assortment of Edgar Cayce home remedies!

Retreat

SACRED GATHERING OF MEN

June 24-26 , 2022
Where: Anahata Education Center, Floyd VA

Commuting – $240 ~ Camping $280
Shared Indoor Room – $300 ~ Private Room – $360

Registration fee includes five gourmet meals, all programming, and a life-enhancing experience. 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

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.

SACRED GATHERING OF MEN REGISTRATION

Retreat

Nature Calls The Goddess

2022 FALL Goddess Retreat

Feel your sacred wholeness as we embrace all of the parts of ourselves.

Center and restore before the holidays and move into a fuller you. Experience life enhancing femininity and supportive sisterhood as we begin to embrace all of the parts of ourselves. Bathed in acceptance we travel through seven group sessions pairing an archetypal goddess to each chakra. This effective curriculum has been developed and shared for seven years, offering a journey into intuition and wholeness as we come home to our bodies with more love.

Yoga and movement at the goddess retreatThe Workshops… Chakras and goddesses are powerful ways into the body, psyche, and inner divinity. They assist us in acknowledging and accepting our imbalances as we transform them into empowerment. These sessions are held by experienced facilitators weaving intuitive dance, yoga, meditation, breathwork, partner work, sound healing, group sharing circles, journals, song, and self-care practices.

The Location... Floyd, VA. Soak in the beauty of Anahata’s facility located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains along one of the oldest rivers in the world. Enjoy the hot tub and trails. Check out ~ Anahata Education Center

The Schedule…

Arrive Thursday, November 3rd, btw  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

Depart Sunday, November 6th, btw  2:00 – 3:30 pm

Breaks for personal downtime are also integrated. Bodywork sessions are available upon request.

Detailed Retreat Schedule

The Food…Be nourished by colorful organic meals inspired by an array of cuisines.

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“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⁣ ⁣

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The Tickets…  EARLY BIRD 10% Off through Friday, October 7th.

Ticket price includes 7 workshops, 9 meals, and 3 nights of lodging

Refunds with a $50 cancellation fee will be granted until two weeks prior to the event. After that there will be a fee of 50% of your ticket price. 

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“This retreat changed my life!”

Leah Deluzio

“The facility was so beautiful and the grounds were kept natural and very healing. Meals were wonderful, fresh, nutritious, and so colorful.”

Valhalla Depillo

Retreat facilitators

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Katie Wells

Katie Wells MFA, director of the Fall Goddess Retreat, guides movement experiences for embodied love, authentic expression, unknotting the psyche, and collective unity. She is a dance artist, embodiment facilitator, professor, and founder of Interweave Conscious Movement®. Influenced by somatics, Jungian psychology, and spirituality, Katie offers transformative courses, private sessions, and seasonal Goddess Retreats.

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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.

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Ashera Rose

Ashera seeks to cultivate connection and beauty through the awakening of the heart, creative expression, and intergenerational community. She is an interfaith minister, mentor teacher of the Dances of Universal Peace, peace educator, Heart-Spirit Alignment practitioner, and lifelong songstress and dancer. She loves to guide retreats and coordinate guests and events at Anahata Education Center. 

We welcome female-identified people of all colors and faiths who seek connection and growth.⁣⁣ ⁣

 Testimonials

“What an absolutely incredible experience this retreat was last Fall. I would HIGHLY recommend it for all women.” – Allyson C.

“I experienced such profound breakthroughs in my psyche, opened locked doors to my heart, bathed with loving support from attending goddesses. I feel cleansed and ready to continue my life’s work…”
– Jessica Valles

“I was surprised how bonded I felt after the first day. I have a new relationship with my body and a newfound love for dance.” – Christina Behrens

“I am an introvert and connecting with others can be stressful but also vital. Katie approached these meaningful interactions in a way that felt safe and and did not overwhelm me.” – Rhiwena Slack

Participant Interviews from the Fall Goddess Retreat 

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PREVIOUS WOMEN’S RETREATS . . . .

2022 Summer Goddess Retreat

Thursday, June 30th – Sunday, July 3, 2022

Immersed in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, “The Summer Goddess Retreat: Nature Calls the Goddess”, guides EXPERIENCES that open us to the wisdom of the elements. ⁣We grow in natural sensuality and awaken our lives through deep embodiment, the senses, symbolism, playfulness, and prayer.  Join a diverse circle of women who share the desire for deep connection with self, nature, and supportive sisterhood.

The Location... Floyd, VA. Soak in the beauty of Anahata’s facility located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains along the Little River, one of the oldest rivers in the world. Enjoy the hot tub and trails. The majority of this retreat happens outside on the River Stage, the Great Lawn, and in the forest “dining room”.  Check out the beautiful facility. Anahata Education Center.

The Workshops… The Summer Goddess Retreat offers 4 workshops, each focused on an element, and also includes yoga classes, bonfire gatherings, and an opening and closing ceremony. Workshops are held by experienced facilitators weaving yoga, dance, meditation, breathwork, partner work, group sharing circles, journal writing, and song. Spaciousness for personal downtime is also integrated into our program. 

Katie Wells

Katie Wells MFA, director of the Fall Goddess Retreat, guides movement experiences for embodied love, authentic expression, unknotting the psyche, and collective unity. She is a dance artist, embodiment facilitator, professor, and founder of Interweave Conscious Movement®. Influenced by somatics, Jungian psychology, and spirituality, Katie offers transformative courses, private sessions, and seasonal Goddess Retreats.

Wryn 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, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Reiki, Ayurveda Wellness Counseling and Tantra Yoga. She facilitates retreats at Anahata and around the world. wrynmagdalyn.com

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. Also, she has recently completed her training in Thai Yoga Massage and is passionate about sharing her gift of touch 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. She currently is the Retreat Guide and Head Facilitator of retreats and events at Anahata Education Center. 

Attune to the Elements…Become the Earth.

The Food… 

Be nourished by colorful, organic meals inspired by an array of cuisines.

Ticket price includes program fee, food, and lodging – 3 Nights

The Schedule…

Arrive Thursday, June 30th, btw  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

Depart Sunday, July 3rd btw  2:00 – 3:30 pm

The Tickets…  EARLY BIRD 10% Off through Friday, May 6th. 

To be a part of this soulful retreat please visit :

Cancellation with a $50 cancellation fee will be granted until two weeks prior to the event. After Wednesday, June 15th there will be a fee of 50% of your ticket price. 

We welcome female-identified people of all colors and faiths who seek connection and growth.⁣⁣ ⁣

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Replenished by Water⁣ ⁣
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Inspired by Air
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Nourished by Earth
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Transformed by Fire

Private sessions in massage, reiki, sound healing, and a goddess photo shoot are offered for an additional price. 

“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⁣ ⁣

“I have never felt this embodied and it feels so good!” 

– Shimila K

“The facility was so beautiful and the grounds were kept natural and very healing. Meals were wonderful, fresh, nutritious, and so colorful.”

Valhalla Depillo

“I am an introvert and connecting with others can be stressful but also vital. Katie approached these meaningful interactions in a way that felt safe and did not overwhelm me.”

– Rhiwena Slack

“This work changed my life!”

– Leah Deluzio

“I experienced such profound breakthroughs, opened locked doors to my heart, and was bathed with loving support from attending goddesses. I feel cleansed and ready to continue my life’s work…

Jessica Valles
Retreat

Sacred Arts Immersion

August 24-28, 2022

Flower of Life: Sacred Geometry in Art & Nature

Immerse yourself in nature, arts play, delicious food and holistic living for four days!

EARLY MORNING YOGA, MOVEMENT & MEDITATION

DAILY WORKSHOPS from an array of artists will include colorful string art, sculpture, mandala rocks, sacred symbols, creating our own personal glyph, flow arts such as poi, and more.

ENLIVENING MEALS include early morning fare, a delicious brunch, nourishing supper, and a hearty afternoon snack. Meals are primarily local, organic, plant-based, multi-ethnic and gluten-free, with dairy and egg options.

OPEN AFTERNOON TIME allows for project work with one of our artists, studio explorations, pop up offerings, individual wellness sessions, nature adventures such as swimming, hiking, or kayaking on the river, and restful stillness.

LATE AFTERNOON REFLECTION CIRCLES invite sharings from the heart, inspirational insights, journalling opportunities.

EVENING EVENTS include a Welcoming Ceremony, Ecstatic Dance, Sacred Sound & Song, Drumming & Fire Ceremony with Fire Spinning Performance

CAMPING, INDOOR PRIVATE ROOM OR SHARED ROOMS See our registration form!

SACRED ARTS CAMP 2022 DAILY SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

2:00-4:00pm arrival

5:00pm Welcoming & Orientation Circle

6:00pm Dinner

7:30 Opening Ceremony

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

8:00-9:30am Awakening the Body Temple: Yoga, Qi Gong, Breathwork, Sacred Geometry with Kathryn Ashera Rose

9:45-10:45am BRUNCH

11:00am -12:00pm NATURE ATTUNEMENT & EARTH UNITY MANDALA with Chandra McGuire

12:30 – 2:00 MANDALA CREATION PLAYSHOP: Aaron Staengl will introduce us to the world of mandalas and guide us in mandala creation experiences! Working with compasses, protractors and rulers; mandala templates, and a variety of materials – we can create our own, or get colorful with a template of our choosing!

2:00-2:30pm HEARTY SNACK

2:30-4:00pm OPEN TIME: Project Immersion, Open Studio, Spa/Wellness Sessions, Rest, Play, Nature Adventures, Pop Up Workshops

4:00-6:00pm SACRED SYMBOLS: introduction to the power of sacred symbols/glyphs/sigils, and either choosing or creating our own very special sacred symbol; adding that to the creation of a multi-dimensional table altar/visionary dream board — building our inner/outer world of sacred geometry!

6:00-7:00pm DINNER

7:30-9:00pm INTERWEAVE CONSCIOUS DANCE – A Movement Journey with Katie Wells through Shape, Flow, Energy, Sound & Light~!

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

8:00-9:30am YOGA with Leia Jones – Hatha flow yoga with mandala, mudra, breathwork, and restorative savasana

9:45-10:45am BRUNCH

11:00-11:45am CREATIVITY CIRCLE: Creative warm ups, icebreakers, fun! Focus on the Flower of Life; Astrological Embodiment; or Team Geometry!

12:00–2:00 Weaving the Sacred Web: Geometric String Art with Jen Ferry

2:00-2:30pm HEARTY SNACK

2:30-4:00pm OPEN TIME: Project Immersion, Open Studio, Spa/Wellness Sessions, Rest, Play, Nature Adventures

4:00-6:00pm Exploring Our Sacred Interconnections with Lizzie Thompson: This exploration merges outer and inner journeys of the heart with a visit to the honeybee hive, and a guided shamanic journey, sharing and journalling.

6:00-7:00pm DINNER

7:30-9:30pm SACRED SOUND & SONG with Kelly Darrell & Friends, Bamboo Moonbeams & Jo Tinhat, & Others

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

8:00-9:30am YOGA with Leia Jones – Hatha flow yoga with mandala, mudra, breathwork, and restorative savasana

9:45-10:45am BRUNCH

11:00-11:45am CREATIVITY CIRCLE: CREATIVITY CIRCLE: Creative warm ups, icebreakers, fun! Focus on the Flower of Life; Astrological Embodiment; or Team Geometry!

12:00-2:00pm SACRED ARTS WORKSHOP: Mandala Rocks Using dotting tools and templates, or free-hand painting, creating sacred rocks. . . for later creation of earth mandalas, pathways, cairns, altars. Also time for finishing up our other projects!

2:00-2:30pm HEARTY SNACK

2:30-4:00pm OPEN TIME: Project Immersion, Open Studio, Spa/Wellness Sessions, Rest, Play, Nature Adventures, Pop Up Workshops

3:00-4:00 POI FLOW ARTS BASICS & BEYOND workshop for all ages! with Jo Tinhat

4:00-6:00pm INTERGENERATIONAL FUN TIME! Rainbow Dragon Group Sculpture, face painting, hair geometry/braiding, large group mandala, family earth mandala, dress up, and Mandala Rocks!

6:00-7:00pm FAMILY STYLE DINNER

7:30-9:00pm FIRE & DRUM CELEBRATION with fire spinning by Jen Ferry, Jo Tinhat, Arjuna Smith, drumming by Chris Angileri & Co, lighting of the torches empowerment ritual

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

7:00-8:00am Morning Beverages & Light Fare

8:00-9:30am YOGA with Leia Jones – Hatha flow yoga with mandala, mudra, breathwork, and restorative savasana

10:00-11:00am BRUNCH

11:30-12:45pm CIRCLE OF LIFE CLOSING RITUAL & APPRECIATION CIRCLE

MEET OUR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE . . .

Here are some of our amazing contributing artists!

Aaron Ananta Staengl will guide us in the creation of many types of mandalas.
Katie Wells will guide us in an Interweave multi-faceted movement journey exploring dimension, shape, flow, color, line, and light!
Jen Ferry is a performance artist, crafts woman, and massage therapist. She has a passion for music and the healing arts. She will guide us in sacred geometry string art – both to take home and as installations on the land. She will also share her amazing fire dancing!
Chandra McGuire will share Earth art from the heart. Breathing life back into the heart of the earth one breath at a time. Healing the emotional bodies through art and nature. “We are all stars wrapped in different colors of earth, walking and dancing each other home.
Leia Jones will be leading morning yoga utilizing the sacred geometry of mudra,
mandalas, sacred symbols, chakra awareness, breathwork and meditation.
She is also offering Thai yoga massage sessions on Friday afternoon and possible at other times.
Kathryn Ashera Rose will be guide the integration of sacred geometry, nature connection, qi gong, movement, games, Dances of Universal Peace, and art.
Bamboo Moonbeams & Jo Tinhat will provide gourmet food, POI flow arts, and songs of the soul!
Sound healing duo Drew and Kelly Darrell will unlock the healing power of sound by fusing together instruments tuned to the 432 MHz frequency of the earth’s vibration.
Lizzie Marie Thompson will guide us in an experience of the honeybees, a guided shamanic journey, sharing and journalling.

MORNING YOGA

Experience the delight of yoga on the river pavilion as the sun rises over the trees and the birds sing!

DELICIOUS ORGANIC MEALS

Colorful, fresh and as organic and local as possible, including veggies from our own garden! Our taste-bud pleasing meals feature a variety of ethnic cuisines, and are always gluten-free friendly, mostly plant-based, with vegetarian, vegan and occasional omni options.

THE ANAHATA STAFF

. . . works tirelessly to create an integrated, flowing experience to free your spirit, your creativity, and your joy!

ADD WELLNESS & NURTURING . . .

Check out our wellness offerings and schedule your sessions!

https://anahataeducationcenter.com/wellness/

BRING YOUR OWN . . .

Projects, creative aspirations, gifts to share, poi set (or we have some), musical instruments, overflow of artistic materials. This is a co-creative sharing-in!

RATES

Immersion Camp – 4 Days/Nights

Begins Wednesday 8/24 2:00 pm arrival – Sunday 8/28 12:00 pm

  • $465 all-inclusive commuter
  • $585 all-inclusive with camping
  • $665 all-inclusive with shared room
  • $745 all-inclusive with private room

A LA CARTE RATES:

8am-9pm Thursday, Friday or Saturday $125/day; Sunday & Wednesday $45/day

Camping – $30/night ~ Shared Room – $45/night ~ Private Room – $70/night

Drop-In Art Studio Workshops : $25 includes materials ~ see detailed schedule below

Drop-In Meals: $15 brunch; $5 hearty snack or $15 dinner – with advance reservation

Drop-In Yoga, Creativity Circle, Reflection Circle, Pop Up Playshop, Evening Program, or Afternoon Immersion: $12 per person

Contact Kathryn Ashera Rose (kathrynashera@gmail.com) for more details and to register.

DESIGN YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE!

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Retreat, Wellness

Living Juicy Women’s Retreat

Aug 20-22, 2021

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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 : $275
July 1-14 : $300
July 15 – Aug 1 : $325
Aug 1 -20 : $333

July Price with Camping
300
  • Commuting or
  • Riverfront Campsites
July Price with Shared Room
325
  • 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.

47 acres of nature on the Little river.

Hot tub on the deck for star gazing.

Private rooms available.

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Retreat Facilitators

Wryn 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 been a student of yoga for 20 years with teachers such as Jeff Tiebout and Mary Brown and has received her 200-hr yoga teacher training at In Balance with Nicole Boyle and Noelle Whittington. Wryn is a certified massage therapist through the Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga and is also  trained in Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, Focusing, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Reiki. She is certified as an Ayurvedic Wellness Coach and is honored to be the recipient of this 5000 year old oral tradition with teachers such as Katie Silcox, Indu Aurora and Mary Thompson.

wrynmagdalyn.com

Katie Wells

Katie Wells is a movement teacher, dance artist, mother, spiritual activist and perpetual student. Her conscious performances are an offering to express what others can’t or won’t.  Her classes are an array of practices that can open realms of connection with one’s self and beyond as well as expand the expressive toolbox for creative purposes. She is fascinated with designing movement curriculums and weaves many tools and topics that continue to aid her in her own personal growth and hopefully others.

She offers seasonal Goddess Retreats here at Anahata and personal one-on-one sessions using somatic embodiment therapies in addition to her many ongoing classes and workshops.

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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.

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.

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 can often be found in her studio in downtown Floyd, Threefold Arts. 

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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. 

anahataducationcenter.com

Eden Woolwine

Eden is a delight and it reflects in her food. Her unique combinations of flavors and ingredients always amaze. She holds a degree in nutrition and is a license massage therapist and a yoga teacher. When she is not preparing food for someone she cares about, she is practicing massage or creating artwork out of something she has crafted, collected or finds fascinating. She will be creating the food for the weekend and we are honored to have her as part of the team.

Mahadevi

Mahadevi has been practicing yogic exercise and studying yogic philosophy for over 20 years. Her explorations have taken her through ashrams at home and abroad, studyiny, serving, and teaching in the US, India, and Thailand. She enjoys sharing the devotional practices of bhakti yoga, and is interested in the vibrational power of Sanskrit and chanting as a direct path to personal transformation. She now lives in Floyd VA, where she teaches regular asana classes, and offers Thai massage. 

mahadeviangela@gmail.com

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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

$600 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

Drops in the River: Young Adult Gathering

October 3-6, 2019

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If you are seeking closeness to the Beloved,

   love everyone.

whether in their presence or absence,

      see only their good.

if you want to be as clear and refreshing as

       the breath of the morning breeze,

like the sun have nothing but warmth and light

          for everyone.

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