Heartwood Retreat Center

Heartwood Retreat Center is an intimate seven-acre retreat site that specializes in yoga teacher training and yoga oriented personal growth programs in Florida.

Instructors 2

Ginny East Shaddock

Ginny is an ERYT-500 yoga teacher, a certified yoga therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapists, a Reiki Master and a trained Ayurveda counselor from the Kerala Institute, India, and a registered member of the National Ayurveda Medical Association. She is the director of Heartwood Yoga Center and Heartwood Retreat Center and the founder of the Florida Reiki Association, as well as Yoga for the Balanced Child, a YA certification program designed to qualify teachers to share yoga with children ages three-teen.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Denver Bosky

Denver is an ERYT-500 yoga teacher and certified children's yoga teacher who specializes in meditation, yoga therapy, yoga anatomy, and restorative yoga techniques. She is an advocate for positive body image awareness and creator of Full Bodied Yoga, a class designed to enhance self-acceptance and love. She works extensively with essential oils and crystals, incorporating energetic healing modalities to her practices. Denver is the owner of a company called Buddha body, that makes organic bath and body products, as well as a Jewelry Design company called Silver Siren.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Reviews 8

Karlee Kaltz

from United States, July 2018

"A lovely experience! "

Heartwood is a beautiful place! I stayed on the property for the two-week immersion program and I felt very welcome. The program introduced us to various types of yoga and all the philosophy behind it. We all discovered sound-healing, had a moon workshop, and learned about chakras. The best part was all the amazing new friends I made!

Ilse Osornio

from New Zealand, April 2018

"An amazing life changing experience "

Everything was very well organised and complete, we had a syllabus and we covered it all, the teachers always made sure to answer all of our questions.

Overall it was a beautiful experience.

I love the chakra garden. the property itself is very peaceful and full of beautiful energy.

They have 2 friendly dogs and a beautiful cat, they are adorable.

I highly recommend this place. I love Heartwood.

Amanda Bourne

from United States, January 2018

"Heartwood isn’t just a beautiful retreat centre it is a home"

Heartwood isn’t just a beautiful retreat centre it is a home. I’ve just completed the Yoga teacher training immersion and from the moment I stepped off the plane from the U.K. I was greeted by a friendly loving face to put me at ease. Ginny, Denver and David have so much energy, love and grace and this is radiated in their teaching and around the whole property. Whether you are coming to an immersion, a workshop, a class or just to meditate in the chakra garden you will feel a natural peace and a transformative energy here that will replenish you. An amazing place ran by amazing people. I’m sad I’m leaving.

Manda (UK)


from Uruguay, February 2018

This is a very well organized 15-day intense Yoga teacher training. Days are long but well prepared with lots of different materials to learn from. With this training you get so much more than just the required hours to join Yoga Alliance!! The course leaders Ginny, David and Denver are amazing and spent all their time with you to give you an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Next to a lot of learning postures and sanskrits, we had anatomy classes, learned a lot about the 8 limbs, the chakras, different mediation and breathing technics. We were able to attend different yoga styles: kundalini, ashtanga, restorative, chair, aerial, yin, flow. We also got an introduction on Reiki and Gong meditations. There was always plenty of vegetarian food with vegan options. I got inspired by so many new delicious recipies! The rooms are small with very comfortable bunk beds, but after a 12h class day you just fall deeply asleep anyways! The garden of the retreat center is amazing to enjoy the sunny days in florida.

Overall I learned a lot during this time, I met incredible great persons and enjoyed my time at heartwood! Namaste!

Leah Kalinoski

from United States, June 2018

"I felt like family"

This overall experience was fantastic. Everyone was super welcoming and inviting. Ginny is an amazing cook and host. Denver is a book of knowledge and is so eager to share it, David is a fab speaker and as far as lectures go he keeps it light and entertaining. Pauline has lots of wisdom and love within her, she’s an inspiration to us all.

Testimonials 5

Marsha York McDonald

Heartwood Retreat Center Facebook page

Never did Yoga a day in my life. Went at my own pace..Amazing experience..Took the time to get to know each one of us.

Pamela Trombley

Heartwood Retreat Center Facebook page

I love coming here, it is so peaceful. Denver Ginny and David are very welcoming and great teachers. This is where I will complete all three levels and become certified in Reiki 1-2&3. Love restorative yoga on Friday mornings as well as other classes offered! Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to enjoy.

Diane Carabali

Heartwood Retreat Center Facebook page

I absolutely love Heartwood Retreat Center! It is a beautiful, peaceful place to practice yoga. Ginny and Denver are very welcoming, dedicated creative, inspirational yoga instructors! My son just attended their first kids yoga summer camp, and had so much fun! I highly recommend this camp (check out the pictures on their Facebook page.) Heartwood Retreat Center is also an amazing place for adults to practice yoga!

Rachel Kisellus

Heartwood Retreat Center Facebook page

I'm so grateful for this beautiful place and for the talented and knowledgeable teachers at Heartwood. I learn something new every time I practice yoga here.

Danielle Ivory MacMillan

Heartwood Retreat Center Facebook page

Such an incredible place . Amazing energy . I wish I could give this place more stars !!!!

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