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


Heartward Sanctuary offers 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 customizable depending on your needs and goals; a typical schedule includes 2 individualized sessions per day of your visit, with plenty of time and space in between to rest, reflect and integrate while enjoying the river and natural surrounds. 


Modalities include:


-Chinese medicine  (may include cupping, acupuncture, bodywork)

-Ancestral lineage healing 

-Spiritual reading (divination)

-Herbal consultation & Plant Meditation

-Somatic listening session

-Elemental ritual (by fire, river or in earth)

-Customized personal ceremony (blessingway, ancestral tending or rite of passage)

-Spiritual counsel

-End-of-life meditations and preparations

You can also customize a silent retreat or your own intuitive ritual with as much or little support as you need.


Accommodation: options include a heavy-duty bell tent (spring through fall) and a private room with queen bed and bathroom. Camping is also available seasonally. Canoes & kayak available. 


Meals: We source from local organic producers wherever possible and can accommodate most any dietary needs. Guests may also opt to prepare their own meals and will have access to a kitchenette