About This Center

Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center is nestled amidst a growing permaculture landscape an example of how intelligent design can beused to combine  beauty, function, and conscious living. 

Canción del Corazón is the “song of the heart”, a place where we explore "eternaculture" which in essence is "permaculture for the soul".  By honoring that we are in fact incarnate souls, we further our capacity to tend and nurture the garden of spirit, coming into a harmonious relationship with the matrix of consciousness, while rooting in and staying present to our needs and service in the material realms. When we weave spiritual awareness into our lifestyles in such a way that we do not need to step outside of life to deepen our consciousness, we find fulfillment and joy in our daily living.

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  • Shannon Baksh   July 08, 2015

      So Grateful for an Amazing Experience!

    Canción del Corazón and Suzannah and Phil were absolutely incredible. I could not have asked for a more enjoyable and welcoming experience. Having had a rather unique circumstance my trip could have very easily turned out to be a disaster, but it was quite the opposite. They went above and beyond to show me what Villcabamba, Ecuador had to offer, and they made my trip a memorable and positive experience. The connections, experiences, and knowledge I gained during those two weeks will be ones that I hold in my heart for a lifetime. It was priceless. Thank you!

  • Duncan Autrey   May 21, 2015

      Mind, Body & Spirit Satisfied

    The Canción del Corazón Wholistic Lifepath Center offers exactly what one could hope. Between the gracious hosts, the extensive permaculture land and the beautiful spaces, the center offers all that one needs for reflection and development of mind, body and spirit. I commend Phil and Suzanne for their vision and their skilled implementation of it.

  • Kayla Siefried   April 20, 2015

      A sacred space in a permaculture heaven!

    I participated in a course at Cancion del Corazon focused around Permaculutre and Conscious living. Suzannah and Phil are extremely wonderful hosts, and wise souls, who share their gifts openly for devotional singing, land stewardship, farming, natural remedies, consciousness/awareness practices, and vegetarian whole food cooking (and eating). The course really surpassed any expectation I had, and this was largely because of the beauty of the space at Cancion del Corazon (with green vegetable and fruit gardens galore) and because of the 'space' that Phil and Suzannah hold for group process, group experience, and teaching about things they are supremely passionate about. I would highly recommend anyone visit their Eternaculture Homestead, Cancion del Corazon, whether to stay for private retreat or for participation in their other retreats/courses. The spirit of these people and of the land is deep!

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To drop deep into the practices and connect with my true nature... Alison

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.