You deserve a weekend to unwind, relax, take care of YOU.

Engage in Self-Care practices for a healthy mind/body/spirit

in the natural and beautiful landscape of Blue Ridge, GA.

at the Heartwood Health & Yoga Retreat Center.  


March 29 - 31, 2019 / Fri evening - Sunday afternoon

Facilitated by Leanne Allen (RYT500) Yoga Teacher, Songwriter, Mother, Earth Protector, Self-Care Student 


Six Delicious Healthy Home Cooked Meals included  

Friday dinner - Sunday lunch (Drinks & Desserts included)

Delicious Fresh Vegetarian / Vegan Recipes 

Fruits, Snacks, Hot Teas & Cold Beverages each day


The following activities are included (and are optional):

*Asana (Yoga Postures) - Gentle Hatha Practice

*Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) - Simple breathing practices for relaxing  the body & calming a busy mind.

*Restorative Yoga Practice - A practice where you lie comfortably and supported by blankets, blocks, bolsters in gentle poses allowing the body/mind to completely let go for 3-5 minutes each to settle the nervous system.  

*Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) - Reclined and supported, this deeply restorative guided meditation, will be facilitated by Leanne.  You're invited to plant a positive seed into your subconscious mind with a Sankalpa (Affirmation) for positive personal growth or experiences.

*Meditation (Focused Concentration) - Metta (Loving Kindness) and other meditation techniques instruction will be provided.

*Yamas and Niyamas - Yogic philosophy - I'll share ideas for living a healthy meaningful life through all the layers of our being.  

*Mindfulness Meal - (1) Silent Meal (or at least 10 minutes).  Sense the sacredness of being fully present, experiencing the food with all your senses.

*Letting Go Ritual - A Liberating Experience - You're invited to write a limiting belief you hold about yourself and throw it into the fire with the intention of freeing, liberating yourself from that belief. 

*Free Time (Group or Alone) Options include:  Hiking, Meditating, Reading, Journaling, Star Gazing, Sauna & Hot Tubbing, Just Being, Exploring downtown Blue Ridge and nearby Waterfalls.


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$100 - Deposit/Self Care Retreat

$300 - Balance/Self Care Retreat

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“Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life”  ~Wayne Dyer


Sometimes we don’t recognize how our thoughts influence our current experiences.  Often the stories we accept about our lives don’t serve us well.   Our past experiences help create belief systems that can keep us stuck in our less-than-ideal inner and outer worlds.  Perhaps it’s time to edit your inner dialogue, time to         RE-WRITE The Story of Your Life

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Inspired by the principles of Yoga and authors like Brene Brown, Marianne Williamson, Tara Brach, and others, this retreat will help you safely not only explore these stories but begin writing a new conclusion which empowers you to create a life experience that includes more self-acceptance, more compassion, forgiveness, and patience with yourself (and as a result with others).   

The support and encouragement of other women seeking similar transformation can provide a comfortable environment in which to begin this journey.  We’ll unplug from daily obligations, spend time in nature w/ optional hiking, yoga, and mindfulness activities as well as delve into our self-exploration.  There will be an opportunity to share a talent if you so choose.  No pressure!

Mary Ellen Canane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 30 years experience.  Mary Ellen also offers private sessions for anyone wishing to enhance the weekend with comprehensive, personalized attention dedicated to healing, rejuvenation or direction.

Leanne Allen is a RYT-200, Certified Yoga Instructor and Singer / Songwriter who will offer a daily yoga practice and will perform her original music, born of her own healing journey throughout the weekend.

Women's Retreats include yoga classes, time in nature, time for self-exploration and relaxation!

Next retreat:  Colorado in June.  More info coming soon!

A gathering of women can provide a sense of kinship, comfort and validation as we appreciate each other’s life struggles and journeys. This retreat will be a time to support and encourage each other to live like we are fully alive, feeling worthy and empowered.

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"I highly recommend this yoga studio. Leanne is very knowledgable and patient. The classes combine poses and relaxation. Classes are small and it is very individualized. You are encouragement to push yourself safely. An added benefit, this yoga class has greatly improved my arthritis symptoms!"

~ Karen Hitt (student since Jan 2015)

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