We are a North Carolina-based 508c(c)1(a) non-profit dedicated to midwifing metamorphosis, tending life's thresholds and sacred transitions. Our projects include personal and group ritual offerings, a sliding-scale herbal clinic, ancestral healing work, community dances, an evolving temple space and an incipient green burial ground and ancestral grove. 

We are artists, ritualists, healers and writers seeding a new culture that's nonetheless nourished by ancient roots. 

We are committed to fostering relationship with the other-than-human world and tending our beloved dead through expressive and ritual arts. More about us

Due to COVID-19, in-person events
are canceled until further notice
We remain available for remote herbal consults, end-of-life counsel, ancestral healing and spiritual support. We have found that COVID-19 can be effectively managed through Chinese Herbal Medicine, so please reach out for a customized formula.
May you and your loved ones be safe, healthy and supported by the seen and unseen in this critical time.
White Lillies

April 18, 2020


at The Flowjo

March 20 


at The Flowjo

Sundays, 11am-1pm

Wednesdays, 7.30-9.30pm

at The Flowjo

Dance has traditionally been a way to honor and connect with the earth, sun and lunar cycles, our other-than-human kin and the ancestors. Music and dance have been essential ways of grieving, celebration and healing. Ancestral Dance is a ritualized movement practice that offers opportunity to remember and reclaim our ancestral, animist ways. Engaging with the ancestors can support  healing of ourselves, the dead and the earth. 

Custom retreats for individuals or couples seeking a healing immersion in a scenic natural setting on the Haw river in North Carolina’s Eastern Piedmont. 

Retreats are built around your needs and goals; a typical schedule includes 2 sessions per day, with plenty of time and space in between to rest, reflect and integrate while enjoying the river and natural surrounds.

Acupuncture, spiritual readings (divination), herbal consultations, ancestral healing, custom personal ritual support and death doula work are available.  

Heartward Sanctuary

 508(c)(1)(a) non-profit

religious organization

Founded in North Carolina in 2019

All rights reserved


Kathleen Hunter

Anna Maynard

Julia Hartsell

Jonathan Edwards


© 2019 Heartward Sanctuary