Heart to Heart

Buddhist Heart Practice and 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Map


Noah Levine, Lucia Horan

July 23-28, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$435 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

“Love is not a mood, but a dynamic way of being.” —Gabrielle Roth

The spontaneous heart is one that knows how to love and be loved. This workshop is an invitation to explore how the body is shaped by emotions and gain skill in tracking when the heart is open and when it is closed.

Through the integration of the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms, you will learn how to experience and express emotion in naturally healthy, creative ways.

Over the course of these five days, Lucia Horan, an internationally recognized teacher of 5Rhythms, will lead you in the Heartbeat map, a guide to moving through waves of emotional energy. Renowned Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor Noah Levine will guide you in profoundly supportive meditation and mindfulness practices for bringing wise attention and a compassionate heart to every aspect of your life.

You will learn to:

  • Navigate the emotional terrain of life without getting stuck, holding on, or pushing away
  • Embody the art of being a fluid emotional athlete through 5Rhythms
  • Increase your natural capacity for loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity Brahmavihara (heart practices)
  • Tap into the natural, powerful practices of movement and stillness as antidotes to negative mind states.

The polarities of movement and stillness mirror the larger dance of life. Come open your heart to a life of deep peace, well-being, and balance.

Faculty Bio

Noah Levine

Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against The Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery, is a Buddhist teacher, author, and counselor.

He is creator of Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery. Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction.

Utilizing Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process, Refuge Recovery includes peer-lead meetings worldwide, an annual conference, and the option of accessing the professional support and treatment of the Refuge Recovery Centers.

Noah is also the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, with centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, and more than 20 affiliated groups across North America. He teaches meditation classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, holds a master‰’s degree in counseling psychology, and lives in Los Angeles.

Lucia Horan

Lucia Horan was born into the family of the 5Rhythms®, the transformational movement process created by pioneer Gabrielle Roth, and was raised in the Esalen Institute community in Big Sur, California.

Having danced with Gabrielle since she was born, Lucia became certified to teach 5Rhythms in 1998 and is now an internationally renowned teacher and faculty member of 5Rhythms Global. She is also formally empowered to carry forth and teach the dharma of liberation based on the teachings of the American-Buddhist lineage of Noah Levine, Jack Kornfield, and the forest masters of Thailand.

Lucia coteaches with masters and leads retreats in a variety of specialties, including 5Rhuthms, Buddhist meditation, trauma, addiction, Motion Theater, and women‰’s empowerment. She also leads experiences connecting humans and wild dolphins.

She contributed an essay on her unique work and perspective to Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism.

Why Attend

  • Experience inner freedom through the dynamics of expressive movement and mindful stillness, tapping deeper resources for living with love.

  • Learn self-empowering practices for navigating the ever-changing emotions of life with skill and joy.

  • Give your body, mind, and heart the gift of a retreat to let go of daily struggles and experiment with the natural polarities of motion and stillness.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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