A vortex is created by spiraling spiritual energy and creates a space to facilitate prayer, meditation and healing. The vortex on site is encircled by a grove of pin oak trees from which the retreat center gets its name. The energy you feel when standing there is palpable to many and is very beneficial.
Labyrinths can be found etched into the floors of many old cathedrals in Europe. Our seven circuit outdoor labyrinth is lined with white stone and can be used for a walking meditation; for centering; for quieting the mind; for prayer; for healing; for problem-solving and for connecting with spirit.
This enchanted facility invites the visitor to step into an enormous Yurt and a feeling of being home, no matter where you are from. Guests can use this space for drum circles, gatherings, meeting, and just about anything else they can imagine.
The dazzling beauty of the bonfires is truly a highlight at the retreat center. An incredible sense of human connectedness moves amongst bonfire gatherers and continues long after the last ember has spent its energy.
Ropes Challenge Course
A 33-foot tall team-oriented ACCT-approved challenge course, designed to bring teams together and create unity within any community or environment, through both low and high elements. Book ahead now to experience the personal and team development exercises, put together by our very own Sara Manuel and Ellen Whiteside. They are both certified ropes course facilitators by ACCT, trained to bring the very best in safety and support, allowing the highest potential for any kind of team.
With gently rolling paths on-site, you can enjoy an early morning or late afternoon stroll around our 11 acres. As you walk the trails, you are escorted each step of the way by a deeply felt sense of peace and serenity. Let nature itself guide you along the way and you will always find your way back home.
A beautiful spot for quiet reflection, this is where to go at the end of a beautiful day or just to relax.