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Open Your Heart Retreat Info

2015-12-29 16.33.40Directions: 

From I-49, turn south on Hwy 106 toward St. Landry. Just past St. Landry you will see a CLECO power station on your left. Turn left on the next road on the left which is Spillway Rd. and the entrance to the boat landing and Conference/Meeting Room facility. It is about 1.5 miles down a gravel road. The facility is at the very end of the road. Please note it is on the north side of the lake. It is not in the main campground/arboretum area on the south side of the lake. If you have trouble finding the facility, call Lyndon at (318)229-3811.

What to Bring: 

  • A Yoga Mat and any props that you like to use
  • Please wear comfortable, loose clothes and dress in layers, depending on the weather. We will try to keep a pleasantly warm room.
  • We should have enough meditation cushions for everyone registered, but if you like to sit with any particular style of cushion or chair, please bring them. There are only hard chairs in the facility for alternatives.
  • Journal or notebook and pen or pencil for a journaling practice
  • Hot water, tea, and water provided. If we all brought a mug, that would cut down on paper waste.
  • Finally, a vegetarian lunch will be provided. Some have offered to bring a dish to share. You are welcome to bring something to share also, but it is not required. Please email us at if you plan to bring food.

If you know of someone interested in attending that is not already registered, there are only a few spaces remaining. Email us at to let us know they want to come. they can pay via PayPal or bring money the day of the retreat.

It’s going to be a great day! We are excited that you are coming and hope that is a wonderful experience for everyone. See you soon!

Health Fair this weekend!

Alexandria Mall Get Fit! health & wellness fair

January 23, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Local experts and wellness professionals providing FREE blood pressure and blood sugar checks, CPR demonstration, fitness inspiration & more! Enter-to-WIN a fitness prize pack during the event!

We will be part of the health fair. If you’ve been curious about what we do in the community, come by to say ‘hi’ and find out more.

Chakra Balancing Practice

If you feel a little “off” this week, consider:

1) it’s Christmas week

2) many of you just finished finals

3) it will be a full moon for Christmas 

4) it’s Winter Solstice

Join us tonight for a Chakra Balancing practice to celebrate life at “full tilt.” We meet at 6:30pm at River Oaks Square Arts Center. We will have tea! It’s free as always.  

Open Your Heart Retreat


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Open Your Heart
Yoga & Meditation
One-Day Retreat

Bayou Chicot State Park
Ville Platte, Louisiana

Valentine’s Weekend
Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Kundalini Yoga with Bill Savage
Qi Gong with Paul Nettles
Meditation with Lyndon Marcotte
Yoga Tao with B. Hedrick

You can send the $40 registration via PayPal to, or download the Printable Registration Form and mail it in with payment. Space is limited. If you are interested in providing a vegetarian dish to share for lunch, please email us for availability.

Bodhi Day Celebration

Ease into finals week and the holidays with us this evening, December 8, as we commemorate the traditional day in 596 BC that Siddartha Gautama experienced enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree by gathering for a brief Loving-Kindness meditation to foster mettā – goodwill, friendliness, and compassion. This will be followed by a short celebration with hot tea and sweets. You are invited to join us at River Oaks Square Arts Center at 6:30pm on the 2nd floor. As always, this is a free event, and no meditation experience is necessary.