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

June 26th – 27nd , 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.

Retreat, Wellness

Women’s Retreat

Women’s Weekend Retreat: July 10-12, 2020

At the Living Juicy Women’s Spring 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 heart.

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

A mudrā (muːˈdra; “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. 

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)

March Price : $175
April 1-14 : $225
APRIL 15 – May : $250

March Price with Shared Room
175
  • Shared Dorm-style Room
March Price with Private Room
225
  • Private Room with Queen Bed

$50 commuter and camper discount available at registration checkout.

47 acres of nature on the Little river.

Hot tub on the deck for star gazing.

Private rooms available.

Retreat Facilitators

Kathryn Roberts

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.

Katie Wells

Katie is a spiritual seeker, a dance artist, a mother, a teacher, a yogi, an activist, a perpetual student, and a weaver of the healing and expressive arts. Since earning her B.A. in Dance from Columbia College Chicago and her M.F.A. in Dance from 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.

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.

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. 

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Spring Women’s Retreat

Retreat

Drops in the River: Young Adult Gathering

October 3-6, 2019

See more at SUFI YOUTH JAM

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.

Shaikh Abu-Said Abil-Khair

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Concert, Retreat

Bhakti Retreat

NOV 13-15, 2020

A weekend of music, yoga, devotional play at the Anahata Education & Retreat Center. Join us for all or part of the festivities as we journey into the heart of sacred expression! 

Entire Weekend: $77 Commuter; $135 staying onsite (includes meals) Rooms are limited – first come first serve.

Harmonium & Kirtan Workshop Sunday Afternoon (2-4pm) – $30

Davali House Concert – Saturday Evening (6-10pm) – $15 plus an Indian-inspired potluck dish

Morning Yoga Classes – Sunday 9:30-11:30am (with Wryn) or Sunday 9:30-11:30am (with Leia) – $15 

Amah singing Krishna Govinda Gopala at Anahata Fall 2018

Amah Devi is a bhakti yoga teacher who is known for her frank and authentic approach to teaching eastern philosophy. Amah offers yoga, harmonium & mantra classes nationally. She does harmonium sales, tunings and repair, and offers private instruction as well. This weekend with Amah brings together a team of musicians, yoga teachers, bodyworkers, and devotees to celebrate Divali!

Schedule

FRIDAY EVENING

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30-9:30 pm Devotional Kirtan & Dances of Universal Peace Celebration

9:30-10:30 pm Optional Fire Bowl & Hot Tub

SATURDAY

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:30 am-11:30 pm Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Wryn, Kirtan Accompaniment & Meditation with Amah Devi

11:30-12:30 Lakshmi Diwali Devotions with Amah Devi Stories, Symbolism, Prayers, Creating the Lakshmi Altar, Making Our Own Ceremonial Ghee lights

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch 

2-4 pm Kirtan & Harmonium Immersion with Amah Devi

4-6:00 pm Open time //Nature Immersion OR

4:15-5:15 HARMONIUM CLINIC – The Art of Accompanying A Yoga Class with Amah Devi

6:00-9:30 Kirtan Concert & Diwali Celebration & Indian Feast with Amah Devi & Friends

Come for the whole weekend or just the house concert. Concert Only: $15 and/or come for the feast and bring an indian-inspired potluck dish, beverage, or dessert! 

SUNDAY 

8:00-9:00am Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Leia Jones with kirtan accompaniment by Wryn

11:30-12:30 River Meditation, Prayer & Closing Ceremony

12:30-1:30pm Lunch 

2:00 – 3:00pm Harmonium Maintenance with Amah Devi

2:00-6:00 pm Schedule a Massage or Other Healing Session (additional fee, scheduled in advance please!) 

Book your stay, and a session with one of our amazing energy-bodyworkers!