“What an incredible life transforming experience! I wasn’t sure what to expect but this was truly special. The home in Ojai is perfect for a silent retreat. I loved the beautiful house and its surroundings for some magical walking meditations. The delicious food and learning about mindful eating was an eye opening experience in itself. Thalia’s gentle yoga each morning was a perfect way to start each day, and of course Heather’s wisdom and teaching. She knows how to bring people to the present moment and safely connect to their true selves… I can’t wait for the next one!”
“A beautiful location and a solid container were definitely a big part of my amazing experience, add on on top of that a great teacher and that’s all I could ever ask for.
Heather has a unique combination of depth and understanding she shares with a light attitude spiced with a lot of sense of humor, a quality of a true zen master! Heather’s retreat was the first time I’ve ever done a vipassana, hopefully one of many to come. Thank you for guiding with so much loving kindness and for holding the space so gracefully. It was beautiful!”
“Ithaca retreat was insightful! Heather and Chandresh’s workshops were provocatively thoughtful, an excellent blend of two very unique yet complimentary approaches to mindfulness based meditation. It was an extraordinary week of sharing and going deeper within…..in gratitude.”
“I’m so grateful to have been a part of the Ojai retreat. This was my first silent retreat and the teachers and staff were so supportive. I am looking forward to attending another retreat through the DEN. Did I mention the food was amazingu Heather Prete and the DEN!”
“The Ojai retreat with Heather Prete was the exact reset that I needed! By committing to the practices and surrendering to the silence, I was able to get out of my own way and feel a deeper sense of peace and wellbeing. Heather is such a warm and gentle soul with a true gift for sharing meditation. I also really enjoyed spending time with the group and getting some personal time to reflect at the villa. It was an amazing weekend.”
“If you get the chance to attend one of these retreats, don’t think twice, just GO! The DEN retreats are unlike any other meditation retreat offered. It was the perfect blend of spirituality and cultural immersion, but the best part about this retreat was definitely the people! My experience with them was truly life changing and I felt so supported throughout the process. I was able to dive deep into my meditation practice and develop a stronger sense of self and connection with others. THANK YOU to The DEN for bringing this experience to life and to the amazing instructors and staff for your love and guidance. I look forward to my next retreat!”
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