- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd Hendersonville, NC 28739
- Jun 9 - 16, 2019 (8 days)
On this week-long Awakening Presence Meditation Retreat*, led by Emily Horn and Vincent Horn, you’ll have the rare opportunity to dedicate yourself to uninterrupted practice in a community of peers. Over the course of the retreat we’ll work on incorporating all aspects of our being, including the body, heart, & mind, into the fold of awakened presence. This full-spectrum presence allows us to more fully respond to the needs of the moment, whatever they may be.
During this retreat formal instructions & teachings will cover the Embodiment, Heartfulness, & Mindfulness styles of practice. The bulk of the retreat will be held in silence, punctuated by periods of teaching, social practice, and private teacher meetings.
*This retreat meets the prerequisite requirement for the Mindfulness Teacher Certification program offered by The Awareness Training Institute and Greater Good Science Center via Sounds True.
Visit Heart of Insight for more information and to register.
Venue HighlightsHeartwood’s facilities include a historic thirty-room Victorian-era mansion, and additional thirty adjoining courtyard rooms. Three meditation halls and a commercial kitchen are designed to support short-term and long-term retreats, conferences, and workshops. Quiet spaces indoors and out invite contemplation and conversation. Our goal is to nurture all aspects of one’s being.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Parking
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineThree delicious vegetarian meals per day are offered; there are always vegan and gluten free options served for those with dietary restrictions. You are also welcome to bring a snack to share if you wish.
Breakfast typically includes cereal, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, bread, and rice cakes. Coffee is served at breakfast only. Lunch, which is the main meal of the day, consists of a protein, a grain, vegetables, and salad. A light supper of soup, with either salad or fruit, as well as some surprises, is offered each evening.