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About Us


I seem most instinctively to believe in the human value of creative writing, whether in the form of verse or fiction, as a mode of truth-telling, self-expression and homage to the twin miracles of creation and consciousness. - John Updike


Heartwood - a muse in itself.

Heartwood is a 7 acre retreat site with a yoga center/art studio, chakra Meditation garden, Labyrinth, Zen Art Studio, outdoor practice and work areas, and more. The entire property is a work of art, rich with detail and creative touches enhancing the striking nature of our tall oaks and abundant ferns. Visitors feel inspired by the  reflective bottle garden, a Chakra meditation garden, Tibetan Crystal grid, Zen firepit, labyrinth, medicine wheel, and other artistic, soul inspiring living artwork designed to fuel the imagination and stroke the fires of creative passion. There are endless places to sit and write, think, create, or contemplate as you re-energize your heart and mind.

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Heartwood provides aspiring writers and artists with a very special place for exploring one's inner world while igniting the imagination. As a retreat center devoted to personal growth programs, we offer classes, workshops and retreats in writing and expressive/spiritual arts.