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We want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your commitment towards making our recent retreat experience so successful. The facilities at your Center were excellent, and the support extended by you and your team contributed substantially to the overall quality of our program. Thank you for your gracious hospitality and professionalism. It was the vision of our planning committee to provide a worthwhile experience for our attendees and a pleasant, comfortable environment. By accommodating our needs and helping to offset the cost of hosting our retreat in an environment as beautiful and professional as Heartwood Retreat Center, your efforts helped to make our vision a reality. As we continue to grow in our spiritual endeavors towards purification of the self/soul, please know that partnerships such as yours are vital to the success of our program. You are truly appreciated.

~ Zakiyyah Shakoor, Tazkiyah Retreat, Facilitator

Thank you so much for making our weekend so incredible. We will never forget our time at Heartwood, it will always hold a special place in my heart. I knew it was perfect from the feeling I had when I first turned down the driveway, to the moment I met Ken’s big smile at the front door! Everything was absolutely magical, and the food was the BEST!!! Thank you for the hospitality, for holding healing space for us, for all the love, all the support, and for being so kind and caring with our hearts all weekend. We’ll look forward to learning more from you about Ayurveda soon!   

– Laura Mirando, ERYT 200 & ACA SUP Instructor, Participant

The setting was magical, and I loved meeting Christina and Ken. Their warm and nurturing embrace invited us in and assisted in the initiation of this birthing process. Within the space they have created, it feels as though almost anything is possible. I am deeply grateful for their honoring of our process.

– Cyndi, Participant

What can I say? Heartwood Health & Yoga surpassed all my expectations. Although, I really didn’t know what I was in for when I got there. I believe there are no coincidences in life, and I found this place at exactly the right time in my life. I spent a weekend there with Ken, Christina and my new Georgia family. But, besides my new family, I found the medicine that I needed without knowing. This retreat is like a healthy youthful elixir. It’s the best place where you can find healing inside and out. Christina and Jerry’s massages were truly therapeutic and amazing, and everyone’s recipes were healing and delicious. Ken’s smile is truly unforgettable. It’s the perfect welcoming smile. I also loved Lynn’s beautiful energy. When I come back, I will surely take your sculpting class. Thanks again. I love you guys!

– Sandra Miranda, The Style Lounge, Puerto Rico, Participant

I always leave Heartwood Yoga and Health feeling nourished in body, mind and soul. Nutrition classes with Christina are informative and delicious; Yoga with Ken and Christina is both invigorating and relaxing; And the community that gathers here is awesome!

– Pat Babin, Cohutta Healing Arts Institute, Participant

Heartwood was a gem of a find.  As a busy Massage Therapist, it is extremely important for me to stay connected, grounded and balanced. After my first session with Christina, I was amazed and thrilled with her skills and talent and have been seeing her on a regular basis with excellent results. I recently attended their 3-day Yoga Workshop. It was so lovely to be able to get away from my world and receive the gift of yoga, having healthy meals prepared, basically being pampered and being around like minded people. I am so eternally grateful for Christina and Ken and the offerings they have to share. Being so close to North Carolina but yet a small distance, makes it a very special and unique place to escape and have a total yoga immersion experience! Namaste’

– Cyndi Singh, Participant

I absolutely loved the yoga retreat that I attended that was led by Karen Dorfman!  The setting at Heartwood was superb, the food was fantastic, and the company of the hosts and fellow students were like long-lost friends coming together.

~ Stan, Participant ​

I do very little for myself, but one thing I do is treat myself to Thai Bodywork. I found out that it helps me physically and mentally. The Thai Bodywork by Christina has worked the best, and you can feel she takes it personally to help you. My experience has been great, and I would recommend it as one of the best things you could do for yourself.

-Dwight Kay, Participant

I enjoyed this weekend workshop immensely. I’ve utilized much of the Thai yoga therapy that I learned during this workshop in my teaching. As a Yoga teacher, it helped me with creative and safe assists during asana practice. I’m thankful that Christina is sharing her wealth of knowledge and experience in this powerful therapy

~ Angie Pace, Participant

I came to Karen’s yoga retreat at the Heartwood Community in early October 2015. At the end of the weekend, I felt that I had grown in my practice and moved in unexpected ways that pushed me beyond habit and into presence.  I met very nice people and am still in touch with some of them. I really liked the Kirtan evening. The food was delicious, and I felt nourished by the entire experience. I definitely want to come back! Thank you! 

Lee Furey, Atlanta, Participant

As part of a yoga teacher training for Nirvana Yoga in Atlanta, we attended a meditation retreat at Heartwood. It was a wonderful experience. Ken is a wonderful host, his smile lights up any room. The property is beautiful with a mountain view, great hiking trails; peace is all around. I can’t wait to go back for more. 

– Stephanie Diaz, Participant

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