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!
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.
Join us for all or part of this week-long immersion on the Anahata Riverfront celebrating collaboration, creativity, and beauty.
Join us in welcoming an array of Artists in Residence leading a variety of creative experiences. Each day we begin with a guided yoga class and a creativity circle with time for journaling and connecting.
We continue with a morning workshop lead by an Artist in Residence and then a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we can continue our learning adventure with a variety of choices — including assisting an artist in their onsite project such as mural making, community macramé, tile mosaic and more. The afternoons are also open time for hiking, swimming, kayaking, open studio with a variety of materials, various ‘pop-up playshops’, or receiving a wellness session from one of our spa practitioners.
Each afternoon before dinner we have a time to come together for a reflection circle and after dinner there is a bonfire with singing and music making, flow arts (poi, or ‘fire-spinning’), drumming, ecstatic dance, and more.
We are sharing 3 delicious organic, mainly plant-based meals together outside of the River Kitchen. Much of the produce will come from Anahata’s gardens!
Camping included – bring your own tent – or indoor accommodations for an extra fee.
7:30-9:00am YOGA & MEDITATION at the River Pavilion
9:00-10:00am BREAKFAST at the Riverside
10:00-11:00am CREATIVITY CIRCLE at the River
11:00am-12:45pm ART STUDIO WORKSHOP at the River Tent
1:00-2:00pm LUNCH at the Riverside
2:00-4:00pm OPEN TIME: Artist in Residence Project Immersion: Macrame, Mural, Mosaic, Spa/Wellness Sessions, Rest, Play, Open Studio, Continuation of morning projects
4:00-5:00pm FLOW ARTS PLAYSHOP: Optional, or continue with projects!
Experience the delight of yoga on the river pavilion as the sun rises over the trees and the birds sing! Taught by an all-star cast of yoga teachers, including Wryn Magdalyn, Mahadevi Angela Kennedy, Jo Tinhat and others!
DELICIOUS ORGANIC MEALS
Colorful, fresh and as organic and local as possible, including veggie 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!
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A 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 (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”) 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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.