Happe Spring News!
Happe Spring!

Spring is the very best time to be in nature at Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center. We invite you to take advantage of our many healing in nature classes and circles. We have a lot of fun and exciting things to share with you in this edition of our eNews.

Our Members's Day in the Park is coming up and we're so excited to celebrate our members. We have updates for you on our Happe Teen River Lab, our WISEwoman Program, our weekend retreat with Jean Shinoda Bolen and so much more!  Please read on and share with someone you feel might be interested! 

Join Us for Members' Day in the Park!   

Happehatchee Members and 1 guest each are invited. 

We will gather in the Heart of Nature on the Estero River

Isy Yoga will be opening the event playing her Crystal Bowls to uplift our hearts, minds and Spirit. Both sides of Happehatchee will be open to Members and both Labyrinths will be available for walking.  Meditations and Eco demonstrations of plant propagation will be offered and activities are planned for children. So if you are bringing children please RSVP that they are coming.  At 2:00 PM we will have live music with the Peters-Baker Experience. We hope that y'all will come ready to dance! There will be snacks and refreshments served. Click here to read more.

Your Happehatchee Membership donations help us to be sustainable and to actively engage with the Village of Estero to protect the Estero River and its banks; we also offer free programs like our Kids Eco-summer Camp, WISEwoman programs and our Teen River lab.  To become a Member today click here  .
Weekend Retreat a Total Success

On February 19th through the 21st Happehatchee Center hosted World-Renowned Author Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD and Emmy Award-Winning Flautist Kat Epple.

Our weekend with Jean Shinoda Bolen,  "Goddesses in Everywoman- Artemis  and Compass for Activism with Heart", was a total success.  Happehatchee was honored to host such an enlightened Sage to help us navigate our future "wild and wonderful lives" An amazing  group of people attended the weekend which started Friday night with the magical flute music of world renowend musician Kat  Epple. The elegant wine, teas and cheese reception and concert with Kat was followed by a riveting talk by Jean about the Archetype of Artemis as activist, protector of nature and of women that are rising now.   Click here to read more...

Southwest Florida is facing its share of Water Woes this year, so Happehatchee and  The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) are working together to educate our youth on watershed protection.

A half dozen students from local Lee County High Schools have been gathering at Happehatchee once or twice a month on a Saturday to collect data on the health of the Estero River and plan an educational program that will be delivered to local middle schoolers this summer as a week-long camp.     Click here to read more...
Wise Women Project Update

The WISE Women Project (Working to Improve through Self Employment) at Happehatchee Center is helping local women and families learn many important skills.  Women gather once a week at Happehatchee Center to learn many skills. Transportation is one of the many obstacles to employment.

Lee Tran Bus Driver "Freddy" spoke with women, while their children listened  to an orientation to the local public transportation system.  This was part of the WISE Women Project class on January 12, 2016, and the Lee Tran Public Education Office brought the bus and Spanish-speaking driver to the Covered Wagon Trailer Park, on US41 in Estero.  Click here to read more...
Imagine your Special Event in Nature!

The Happehatchee Center encompasses five beautiful acres of natural Florida environment plus sacred bamboo strands. It houses the Happehatchee Historic House and the Peace Pavilion. These facilities and more are available for special events such as wedding ceremony and reception, life celebrations, birthday parties for all ages, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, conferences and retreats.  click here to view more...

Experience the healing effects of Happehatchee classes in Nature! Visitors and Happehatchee regulars now have multiple opportunities to experience the healing effects of Yoga in Nature.  Our Yoga schedule has something for everyone...from those who want to rock out to those who are in need of a gentle rehabilitative practice.  Click here to read more...

Monthly - Ongoing Sacred Circles
Our Monthly Healing Circles are at the core of our Mission of being a Sanctuary for Peace and healing.  They include the Circles listed below as well as occasional healing Gatherings called Temple Artemisia, a tradition started by our founder Ellen Peterson herself.  $10-$15.00 suggested donation

1st Saturday every month NEW TIME
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Drum Circle. Bring your drums, shakers, open heart and dance!  

2nd Saturday every month 5:00pm
Sacred Sound Healing Circle with Dana House
Evening includes Tibetan and crystal singing bowls meditation.
5:00PM- $20.00 Suggested Donation

4th Friday every month NEW TIME
2:30 pm - 4:00 
Healing the Healers-Reiki Healing Circle with Lenka Spiska.  All healers and Reiki practitioners on any level encouraged to come give and receive. 

With YOUR support we can provide special Programs and Events:
  • The WISE Women Project
  • Happe Teen River Lab and Eco-Camp
  • Eco Demonstration Stations
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Spiritual Studies
  • Happe Summer Eco-Camp for farm-worker children
  • Yoga in Nature
  • Sacred Circles
"YOU can make a difference by  supporting our mission!"  Click here to read more...

Thanks again for your continued support.


Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center
8791 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, Florida 33928
(239) 992-5455

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the community to keep  Happehatchee sustainable. Your contributions help
us to preserve the land & to grow
as a center for peace & healing .