Summer Healing Retreat July 15 - 19

Traditional healing, wisdom and practices to transform your life 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the mountains of western North Carolina this summer at the Sky of the Heart summer healing retreat. This five day healing retreat is a special opportunity for deep healing and transformation for anyone facing physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual  challenges. Receive traditional shamanic healing within a temporary village setting surrounded and supported by nature, the elemental presence of Fire and 4 traditional healers (Marakame). Reconnect with the heart of nature along the beautiful Ivy river, our forest trails, verdant pasture and in the sacred fire council house. Restore your sense of wonder and mystery. Receive nourishing meals and stay in our comfortable lodge. Experience the living world around us that is the source of our lives. Be part of a temporary village gathered around the fire to share story. Transform ingrained patterns of behavior and imbalance with practices and teachings that integrate into daily life. Learn practical techniques to cultivate awareness of the divine presence in our emotion.

The Sky of the Heart Preserve is the home of four traditional healers, two men and two women who have been initiated as marakames after years of apprenticeship in the Huichol medicine path.


Ways You Will Benefit

  • Receive daily healing sessions and counsel.
  • Engage traditional wisdom and learn practices to navigate these emotionally challenging times.
  • Slow the mind and listen to the knowing of the Heart.  
  • Restore and rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. 
  • Experience your essential Self  and the Awareness that is the ground of your being.
  • Explore healing in a community context around the sacred fire.

Arrive Friday July 14th - 5pm

Retreat runs from

Saturday morning July 15th 

ending Wednesday July 19th

 in the afternoon


Sky of the Heart Preserve

Our retreat is offered on 40 acres of beautiful riverfront land 20 minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina. The healing presence of the land, the river and the sacred fire are an integral part of our work.  Immersing oneself in the beauty of nature and the elemental forces is a potent way to remember the source of our life.   Slowing down and allowing ourselves to move at the pace of the natural world brings rejuvenation and restores balance in our life.  learn more 

 Sky of the Heart Preserve Staff