Step into Confidence & Empowerment through connection with the heart.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
YOU FEEL DISEMPOWERED & NEED A CHANGE
YOU'RE AFRAID TO SHARE YOUR GIFTS
YOU STRUGGLE WITH IMPOSTER SYNDROME
YOU FEEL SUFFOCATED BY YOUR EMOTIONS
YOU WANT SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY
YOU FEEL BORED OR UNINSPIRED IN YOUR SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
THE TANTRIC HEART IS THE SPACE WHERE
the extraordinary & ordinary meet
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Something has been calling you to listen to the pulse in your own chest and how it is synchronized with the pulse of all creation.
Embark on a transformative journey in the Appalachian mountains with our
Tantric Heart - Bhakti Yoga Retreat!
Over 7 days, immerse yourself in authentic yoga practices for awakening the heart and realizing the sacredness of all life. Learn practical tools for becoming empowered in your purpose, resting in your True Essence & connect with a community of like-hearted beings. This retreat is an opportunity to explore the tradition of tantra through the heart.
"The heart is the seat of our own deep wisdom, the quiet place within all of us that is the source of universal love."
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:
RARE & UNIQUE SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FROM TRADITIONAL LINEAGES
LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR ENERGY AND OPEN ANAHATA CHAKRA
EXPERIENCE YOGA THROUGH SONG & DANCE
RECEIVE MANTRAS FOR EMPOWERMENT & CONFIDENCE
PARTICIPATE IN SACRED CEREMONIES & RITUAL
CONNECT TO THE EARTH & YOUR INTUITION
YOGA THAT TAKES YOU BEYOND THE BODY & INTO YOUR TRUE SELF
SHAMANIC CACAO CEREMONY + HEART MEDICINE FOR REMOVING FEAR & STEPPING INTO YOUR TRUTH
THIS RETREAT WILL GIVE YOU:
TOOLS TO BREAK PAST FEAR & STEP INTO LOVE
PRACTICES TO EMPOWER YOU WITH THE CONFIDENCE TO LIVE AND LEAD FROM HEART
OPPORTUNITY TO BE INITIATED INTO TRADITIONAL TANTRIC PRACTICES
INSPIRATION AND VIBRANCY IN YOUR PERSONAL PRACTICE
SUPPORTIVE & LOVING SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY
EMOTIONAL RELEASE + MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
AN INTUITIVE OR LIVED EXPERIENCE OF THE DIVINE BEING EVERYWHERE!
HEALING & TRANFORMATION
FREEDOM & CLARITY AROUND DEBILITATING MENTAL HABITS
Where & When
Hope Springs Institute
The Appalachians, Ohio
Hope Springs is on 130 acres of protected forest and prairie, webbed with hiking trails and beautiful, comfortable accommodation.
The retreat begins at 3 pm on August 25 and check-out is 11 am on September 1.
Flights can be booked to Cincinnati International Airport (CVG).
Meet the Team
As is in accordance with a trauma informed space, everything is always optional and nothing is mandatory. We want to encourage you to go at your own pace & connect with your own intuition.
Each day there will be different classes such as:
HATHA HEART FLOW - FOR AWAKENING THE HEART CHAKRA & CULTIVATING THE WITNESS
DEEP SOMATIC RESTORATIVE TANTRA YOGA - FOR DEEP HEALING, RELEASE, & RESTORATION
ECO-TANTRA PRACTICES - FOR EXPERIENCING THE INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN OURSELVES AND THE WORLD
DEVOTIONAL DANCE - FOR FINDING THE DIVINE IN MOVEMENT
SHAMANIC HEART MEDICINE CEREMONIES - FOR REMOVING FEAR AND MENTAL BLOCKAGES AND STEPPING INTO THE FULL POWER OF YOUR OWN HEART
TRADITIONAL TANTRIC HEART MEDITATIONS - FOR LEARNING TO REST IN YOUR TRUE & AUTHENTIC SELF
SACRED FIRE CEREMONY - FOR RELEASING THAT WHICH NO LONGER SERVES US & CULTIVATING DEVOTION, LOVE, & SURRENDER
LECTURES - FOR EXPANDING YOUR UNDERSTANDING ON TANTRA, BHAKTI, MANTRA, ENERGY & MORE
MANTRA & KIRTAN
Mantra is a powerful tool that is constructed of Sanskrit words to develop specific divine energy. When chanted with devotion and love, it can help individuals break past their minds and taste their blissful nature. Kirtan, which is the chanting of mantras as a group, is an incredibly transformative and uplifting experience.
Initially, when chanting mantras, individuals may feel as though they are reaching out towards something outside of themselves. They may offer the mantras to something they think might "fill" or "complete" them. However, as they continue to chant the mantras, they begin to realize that the love they are longing for is the same love that is pouring forth from their own heart. Through this realization, they begin to dissolve into love until there is no lover and beloved, only love everywhere.
SHAMANIC HEART MEDICINE PRACTICES
Our retreat will give the attendee an opportunity to participate in transformative and healing shamanic practices. Artemis has been initiated into various shamanic practices for releasing emotional, mental, and energetic blockages. This retreat will focus specifically around the blockages around the heart with the understanding that if we can live from the heart our whole life will come into divine alignment.
There will be movement practices for moving and opening up healing energies, forgiveness ceremonies for releasing old resentments and grievances, cacao ceremony for tasting our divine nature, getting clarity around our purpose and stepping into our power & potential.
There is nowhere that you can turn and not find the sacred you only need to learn how to have 'right seeing'
Devotional dance is a transformative journey into the heart in which we explore movement as a gateway into presence and love.
In ancient traditions, dance was used to communicate with each other, with the natural world and with spirit. Free movement allow us to meet, embrace and transform what is alive in our experience moment by moment. It offers us a pathway to truly meet ourselves as well as the other beyond labels and judgement and allows us to recognize our own divinity within all.
Devotional dance invites us to find our own personal way to reconnect with and experience the Beloved; the formless spirit that exists at the very heart of our experience. We draw on dancetherapy, dance improvisation and visual art and allow this body, mind and heart to become a prayer in movement.
Relaxation is an underrated pillar of spiritual life. We need deep rest to digest events, thoughts and feelings into authentic insight.
Without rest, you cannot embody our life lessons, which leaves you feeling like an imposter instead of an empowered individual. Too often we put the body into a restorative posture, but the main continues to spin. Tapping into genuine relaxation of the body and mind in concert is the only true rest.
Deep Somatic Restoration is a regenerative mind-body practice that nourishes and revitalizes the senses. With aromatherapy, Thai massage, inspiring music, poetry, and restorative yoga postures, you are guided into a deep somatic exhale & a profound sense of rest. Some practitioners have described this practice as “life-changing”.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
"Bhairav's guidance has and continues to have a profound impact on my life. He shares his wisdom in the most humble and compassionate way, I am so grateful to have him as a teacher."
"One of the things I appreciate most about Ishvari is her ability to guide students into a state of deep relaxation. Her soothing voice and carefully chosen words help to quiet the mind and release tension from the body. Each time I leave one of her classes, I feel rejuvenated and refreshed."
"Artemis is a strong teacher who is not afraid to expose to you those parts of yourself that you might have been hiding from. Her offerings are invaluable."
"Artemis has an intuitive way of knowing what each student in the room needs. She somehow curates her answers & offerings to each individual."
"Ishvari's classes are so much more than asana, they are truly like a kiss from the divine. She is so present, gentle and soft, adapting her classes after all beings. I always leave feeling so grateful and like I'm being cradled by the entire universe."
"Bhairav is an authority on Tantra. He has been studying for a long time and everything he shares is coming from Authentic Understanding and his own deep realizations."
Not sure if this is for you?
Let's talk about it! Set up a private zoom call with one of our facilitators to feel out if this retreat or our trainings are right for you. Schedule a time that suits you below.