Journey To The Heart Virtual Day Retreat

Oakland, CA, USA

Lila Rose Heller
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13 reviews
Feb 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30
Journey To The Heart Virtual Day Retreat
Oakland, CA, USA

Lila Rose Heller
  • Email address verified
13 reviews

Feb 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

Join Lila Heller and guest teacher's Amanda Smith and Jennifer Ammenti for Journey to The Heart's Virtual Retreat! This retreat takes place in the comfort of your home. Let yourself soak in self-care for one full day. Experience the gift of being guided and led down the path of self discovery. Learn to tune into your inner voice and inner guidance in order to stay grounded in these uncertain times.

Every year for the past 8 years Lila has run this retreat in Mexico and Costa Rica. Amanda Smith was her co-creator for three of those years. Jen has co-taught three women's retreats with Lila in California. They are back together again to bring you a day filled with connection, love, support and of course --movement. 

This retreat will include, journaling, meditation, Pilates, and yoga. The day will be broken up into three sessions: a morning session, a midday session, and an evening session. We are looking forward to sharing this special day with you!

About Your Guides:


I am passionate about education, movement and well-being. I am a movement coach pulling from my trainings in Pilates, Yoga, Primal Movement and functional neurology, retreat creator, and mother.  Dance brought me into the wellness world and my love for the human experience and learning about the body has kept me here. I have taught hundreds of people over the last 20 years and my fascination with this ever growing body of work and how I can help each individual who comes to me keeps growing. 

I grew up in a very small town in Southern Oregon and spent my days in the outdoors. I have a deep appreciation for the simple things in life and incorporate simplicity in my work.

“It is in the small things; where the extraordinary lives.”


 I am a Pilates, yoga, and personal training, I fell in love with functional neurology and the cutting edge principles of Z-Health Performance. My goal is to educate you about your body, with love and attention, and expand your capabilities in all of your pursuits.

Together, we will connect your goals with the day-to-day practices of movement, breath, spirituality, and mindfulness.

I'm so grateful to be on this journey with you!


I am an educator, life coach, and social justice co-conspirator, and lifelong learner. I am the founder of The Unwound Mind where I use art, storytelling, and identity explorations to make visible unconscious beliefs and mindsets that create barriers to showing up as our genuine, authentic selves. I find inspiration for writing through my personal experiences, archival documents, and oral histories.

What you will need:

Please designate a space in your home for you to be free of distractions and have room to move.

Please have the following items:

A yoga mat

A blanket

A yoga block

A pinkie/tennis ball

A journal and pen/crayons

Comfortable moveable clothes

A pillow/chair or cushion.

A water bottle



yoga strap


Please note All times are in PST


Opening Ceremony


Movement Class led by Lila

11:30 - 12:45 

Lunch Break


Afternoon Writing session ( bring journals) Led by Jen


Break Recommend take a walk outside or sit outside for at least 20min

4:00 - 6:00pm

Yoga Class led by Amanda 

Closing Ceremony 

Scholarship Opportunities

There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available to the Journey To The Heart Virtual Day Retreat. Priority will be given to those who express a financial need, and applicants who belong to ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, and sexual identity groups that have traditionally been underrepresented populations. Please apply by February 1, 2021. You will be notified of your application status by February 5, 2021.

To apply, please fill out this form:

Your Organizer

Lila Rose Heller
13 reviews
Lila believes that when we feel good in our bodies, we are inspired to do good in the world. Her goal is to help people move better, breathe better and feel better to live a life they love. Lila has been teaching private and group Pilates since 2004. She has been leading transformational retreats since 2010. She is an internationally trained Pilates trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Smartflow YTT, Primal Movement coach and Zhealth Practitioner. For more info on go to


Bell Valley was a lovely place to experience Lila's Spring Retreat. I appreciate Lila's ability to accommodate all skill levels and physical abilities. I always felt encouraged and supported. It was fun to explore different ways to move throughout the weekend. I felt deeply nourished and rejuvenated. The food was amazing and the natural setting was simply beautiful. Thank you Lila, Shannon and everyone who assisted and participated!
By Zandra F for Spring Renewal Retreat on 27 May, 2021
10 days have passed since I spent the weekend at Lila Heller's Mendocino Spring Renewal Retreat and I am still feeling the positive effects of a weekend filled with rejuvenation and renewal. The itinerary was a perfect mix of classes in the morning and afternoon, free time to hike and explore the amazing property, and meal-times with delicious food from a nourishing chef. I feel so lucky to have spent three days with healers Lila, Shannon, Natalie, Prema, and Nora.
By Tracey C for Spring Renewal Retreat on 26 May, 2021
Thank you Lila for creating a lovely day of self-care and movement. It was exactly what I needed. I enjoyed the balance of stillness, reflection, fun, collaboration, connection and strengthening exercises. The body awareness that classes with you activate last through the days that follow. Enjoyed all the offerings of each modality and instructors. Looking forward to more retreats at home and in person. Thank you for a truly heart-opening experience.
By Zandra F for Journey To The Heart Virtual Day Retreat on 23 Feb, 2021
Amazing trip, as always! The classes were transformative, food was amazing, location is perfect. thank you!
By Judith D for Journey to the Heart 2020! on 24 Feb, 2020
Lila did a fantastic job of creating a well balanced retreat. Holding time for movement, personal reflection and laughter. The facility was peaceful and beautiful. There were amazing views and hiking trails and the accommodations were rustic but very very comfortable. The food was healthy and delicious, i looked forward to every meal. I appreciated that folks could engage when they wanted and step back if they preferred. Looking forward to doing another retreat with Lila soon!
By Sarah G for Women's Embodiment Retreat on 21 May, 2019
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