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A 4-Day Retreat – Breath, Body & Sound: Blue Ridge, GA

CE Hours:   18 + open to the public
When:   Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm - Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm

Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm - Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm

| $100

FULL.  For the waitlist, contact Tracey at or 919-907-0579

“Breath, Body & Sound holds a new standard in my continuing education experience.  It transformed me on a physical, mental, emotional and soul level.”  LD, LMT in Greenville, TN

Tracey and Sharon are truly inspirational.  This style of breathwork has changed my life for the better and I feel so safe with these two leading.  I feel honored and excited to tell others.”  Justin Maimone, University of Virginia Medical Center Respiratory Therapist

This four day Breath, Body & Sound residential training and retreat is being held at Heartwood Retreat Center situated on 80+ acres in Blue Ridge, GA, a highly biodiverse region of the country. Coupled with hands-on work, breathwork is one of the most effective ways to release tension and stress, reboot the nervous system and feel at home in the body. It’s one of the kindest and most necessary things we can do for ourselves and to teach our clients.

  • On-site Thai Bodywork, Reiki, Ayurvedic consultations and Emotional Trauma Release sessions available
  • Hiking trails, fire pit and plenty of places for solitude
  • Swimmable spring-fed lake and a sandy beach
  • Hot tub and infrared sauna
  • Meals begin on Thursday at dinner and end Sunday at lunch
  • Come in a night early starting at $110 including meals
  • Spacious training schedule to include periods of integration

For the Breath, Body & Sound course description, click here.

Dates:  Thursday, August 1 at 4pm to Sunday, August 4, 2023 at 3pm
Pricing:  All-inclusive with 3 nights accommodations and all meals:  $890 early registration price before 6/23
NCBTMB CE:  18 hours
Instructors:  Tracey J. Moon, LMBT & Sharon Nash, MA


What is breathwork?

Depression and anxiety are at all time high levels. The breathwork and meditative practices in this course work directly with the nervous system and provide skills and tools to find our way through the turbulence of this time.” Tracey J. Moon, LMBT

Most people don’t breathe freely due to stress, exhaustion, anxiety, depression and posture habits yet our breath is essential to living a happy and balanced life.  The breath is the most accurate and instantaneous mirror for how we feel, think and live.  By consciously connecting with the breath through a safe and gentle process we regulate the nervous system and metabolize emotions in a more skillful way.  As we connect with the breath in this inspired way, we move towards more happiness in the heart, ease in the body and pleasure in life. Think of it as a re-boot to your body, mind and spirit when the system is sluggish or not functioning optimally.

The benefits of breathwork can include:  more clarity, reduced anxiety and depression, increased stress-resilience, increased energy, feelings of more ease and flow in life, decreased physical pain, heightened insight, awakened presence, expanded sense of connection with self and others.

“One of, if not the best continuing education experience I’ve had in 20 years. I will be back for more. The unwavering presence and support of these instructors is nurturing and very tangible. So grateful to experience this high level of professionalism.”  L. Williamson, FL

What is sound healing?

Everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including every bone, tissue, organ and cell in our body. When we are in a state of sound health, all of our body parts are vibrating harmoniously at their optimal or resonant frequency.  When our vibration is not in sync with our optimal frequency we can feel out of sorts, imbalanced and depleted.  This course incorporates toning, vocalization and sound meditations as a way to bring your vibration back into resonance.  Benefits include deeper states of relaxation, reduced anxiety and tension, and a boost to the immune system.  No previous experience with sound healing is necessary.

What are the accommodations like?

There are three accommodation types at Heartwood Retreat Center.  The cost below includes accommodations, meals and the retreat.  Double accommodations are shared either with someone you know or if traveling alone, we pair you with a same-gendered roommate.

Double (two twins) with shared bath $890 FULL
Single with shared bath $1050 FULL
• Single (King bed) with private bath $1150 FULL

What meals are included?

Three meals daily beginning on Thursday for dinner and end at lunch on Sunday are included.  The Heartwood chefs provide you with a farm-to-table experience that is delicious, nutritious, and utilizes fresh, organic produce.  If you have any serious food restrictions, allergies or dietary needs, please let us know in advance.

Can I come in a day early?

Yes, when you register you will be able to add an additional night, checking in on Wednesday, July 31.  Three additional meals are included beginning with dinner on Wednesday night plus breakfast and lunch on Thursday.  Cost starts at $110 per person depending on accommodations type, including accommodations and meals.  Additional nights on Sunday after the retreat are not available at Heartwood.

Will there be time in the schedule for rest or hiking or massage?

Yes, we have deliberately created the retreat schedule so that it allows time for this.  Thai bodywork, private yoga sessions, Reiki and hypnotherapy sessions are available onsite.

I’m a massage therapist – can I receive continuing education hours for this retreat?approved-provider

Yes.  Breath, Body & Sound is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 18 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training/retreat to submit to your state licensing board or for recertification with the NCBTMB.  If you are a New York licensed massage therapist, we have NY Sponsorship through the NCBTMB.  We are also a Florida Approved Provider and will submit to CE broker on your behalf.

I’m not a massage therapist – can I attend?

Absolutely!  This retreat is open to anyone interested in the transformational nature of the breath and sound meditations.

How do I get there?

Heartwood Retreat Center is located 1.5 hours from the Atlanta and Chattanooga and 2.5 hours from Asheville, NC, just 8 miles outside of the mountain town of Blue Ridge.  Address is: 84 Eagles Pass, Blue Ridge, GA

I still have more questions, how do I get in touch with you?

Please write to one of the facilitators at Tracey at or Sharon at You can also call 919-907-0579.



Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
Event Category:
18 + open to the public


Heartwood Retreat Center
84 Eagles Pass
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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