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Lodge/Kitchen remodel
Heartwood has a new kitchen
Weekly Meditation
Join us every Thursday 9-10am in the Temple
New Sauna and Hot Tub
New sauna and hot tub are complete
Heartwood is Hiring!
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Heartwood's (501)(c)(3) is official.

New Site Members

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Steven Joshua


Steven is the author of the mystic science textbooks I AM A I and The Truth Tuning Toolkit.

Self taught, Steve has been in service to communities dedicated to growth,
education, service, or of a spiritual nature most of the time since
then. Fixing things is his version of “chopping wood and carrying water." The
spectrum of these communities range from years working at Esalen
Institute to years working for a Catholic monastery and as well as
Heartwood. Consequently, he has been exposed to a multitude of philosophies and thought systems.

Bruce Burger, MA, RPE


Bruce's work offers a unique hands-on synthesis of Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology. Founder of Heartwood Institute, Author of Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness in this hands-on training in somatic psychology.

Click here for Bruce's website.

Julie McKay Covert, CST-D, NCTMB, BFRP

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Julie McKay Covert, CST-D, NCTMB, BFRP, is an experienced therapist, a registered Bach Flower Essence practitioner, and a graduate of Heartwood Institute. She is passionate about sharing with others her vast knowledge about all aspects of wellness and healing. Julie is the Director of The CLEAR Institute and the developer of SomaCentric Dialoguing, a system that helps therapist improve dialoguing with clients and help clients get more in touch with their body and their body's messages.

Karisa Kenyon


Karisa Kenyon is a graduate of Milne Institute for Visionary Cranial Sacral, Biodynamic Cranial Touch (Dynamic Stillness with Charles Ridley), studied with Marshal Amini Peller and has taught at Heartwood Institute. Her approach to Cranial Sacral therapy focuses on gentle touch and increased awareness. Karisa is also a certified Pilates instructor, Mindfulness (Life) Coach (CPCC), Leadership Embodiment Instructor and 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do. To see more about Karisa’s practice – klaritycoaching.com

Mary Fox

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Mary found Yoga in 1990, after discovering she had scoliosis. She was inspired to heal herself with stretching and strengthening. A massage therapist for 15 years, Mary began teaching 7 years ago. She has taught in the California Sierras, Mexico and Oregon. Her first 200 hour teacher training was with Heartwood's Gayna Uransky. Mary's biggest influence comes from Ana Forrest, creator of Forrest Yoga. Forrest Yoga is an inspiring practice that builds flexibility, integrity and strength while helping to deepen the relationship with your authentic self.