Harmonize: Fall Equinox Retreat

Fri Sept 20th – Sun Sept 22nd, with add-on Thurs Sept 19th, 2024
Heartwood Retreat Center, Blue Ridge, GA
With Gina Minyard and Gershone

Harmonize your body, mind, and spirit on retreat as light and dark come into transformative equilibrium. The fall equinox invites us back into balance, and heralds the season of abundance and graceful release.

Join beloved yoga teacher Gina and yogi-musician Gershone for a weekend of yoga & mantra music to ground, balance, reflect and recalibrate, coming deeply present to yourself, your life, and the magic of the equinox.

Enjoy sweet community, seasonal ritual and guided reflection, delicious meals, and plenty of downtime in the splendor of nature in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. As we move into the dark of the year we’ll do so with a greater resonance and connection to natural rhythm, refreshed and re-aligned.

Activities & Accomodations

At Heartwood Retreat Center’s beautiful facilities, we will have private use of yoga studios and lodging in natural surroundings.

We’ll practice in the Sunrise Studio, a gorgeous 1800 square ft facility with a kitchen, lounge, two bathrooms, shower and a state of the art sound system.

Weather permitting, we will use the fire circles and the Garden Studio, and will also have exclusive access to amenities including the hot tubs, infrared saunas, outdoor showers, swinging bed, lounge areas, fire circles, and hiking trails.

You can book additional services such as Thai Bodywork, Emotional Trauma Release, and Reiki. (For a description of these services, click here. When you sign up, you will receive info on how to add these to your retreat package.)

The Heartwood House is the main retreat house at the facility. Relax and enjoy a full kitchen, dining area, lounge area, outdoor and indoor showers, infrared sauna, full baths, a fire pit and balconies that overlook the woodlands. This house comes fully equipped with toiletries, towels, linens and wifi. You will have access to the amenities at the Garden House as well.

The Garden House is a beautiful home with an organic garden and the lovely Garden Studio in the backyard. This house also comes fully equipped with toiletries, towels, linens and wifi. In addition, you will have access to all amenities including the hot tub, infrared sauna, outdoor showers, swinging bed, lounge areas, bonfire and hiking trails.

Vocal toning, breathwork and meditation each morning as the sun rises

What’s included: 

Fri – Sun Package Includes:

  • 2 nights of accommodation with amenities
  • 6 Meals:
    • Friday evening dinner
    • Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Sunday breakfast and lunch
      + Fruit, teas, coffee, bread, filtered water, a variety of sweeteners, and milks and nut butters are available throughout the weekend.

Thurs – Sun Package Includes:

  • 3 nights of accommodation with amenities
  • 9 Meals:
    • Thursday evening dinner
    • Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Sunday breakfast and lunch
      + Fruit, teas, coffee, bread, filtered water, a variety of sweeteners, and milks and nut butters are available throughout the weekend.

Both Packages Include: 

  • Yoga, Mantra Music, Satsang sessions with Gina & Gershone 
  • Free Time Activities
    • Local hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains
    • Hot Tub and Sauna Access
    • Additional services are available for purchase by Heartwood including Thai Bodywork and Reiki

Accommodations are majority double occupancy with comfortable shared rooms with private beds. (You’ll be paired with a roommate if you’re coming solo.) If you’re coming with friends, partners or family simply add your roommate’s name to your registration. There are limited single occupancy rooms available at additional cost.

Heartwood specializes in gluten-free, vegetarian cuisine. You will be asked upon registration what your dietary needs are while on retreat. 

Pricing and Registration

Space is limited. A non-refundable deposit fee of $200 is required to hold your spot.  Final Balance is due by Sept 1st.

Cancellation policy: Full refund minus $200 deposit before Sept 1st, half refund before Sept 8th. After Sept 8th, no refund unless emergency situation or illness.

Friday night – Sunday lunch (2 nights)
Double occupancy – $700
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$600 earliest registration through May 18th (save $100)
$650 early registration through July 18th (save $50)

Single occupancy – $1000 
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$950 early registration through July 18th (save $50)

Thursday night – Sunday lunch (3 nights)
Double occupancy – $815
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$715 earliest registration through May 18th (save $100)
$765 early registration through July 18th (save $50)

Single occupancy – $1170
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$1120 early registration through July 18th

Want to register? Fill out this form to reserve your space
Email gina@ginaminyard.com with any questions!

About your facilitators:
When two who have devoted their lives to their art join forces, the creative chemistry is contagious. Gina Minyard and Gershone Hendelberg have more than four decades of practice, teaching, and experience between them in yogic arts and bhakti bliss. Together, they commit their body, mind, heart, breath, and voice in service to the Most High and the majesty of its manifest expressions. In their offerings of yoga, music, meditation, kirtan, and satsang, they invite others into the grounding, elevating, and ever-expanding process of tuning their own divine instruments, and to come together in transformational alchemy, joyful communion, sacred embodiment, and ecstatic celebration. Join them for classes, workshops, trainings, and retreats nationally and worldwide.

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