Learning Experiences with Heart

Every time we learn something new, we unlock a part of ourselves. We become more of who we are. We take another step on the journey to share our gifts with the world.

Taking time for learning, exploring, and creating helps us unplug from our often stressful lives. The pleasure of learning, of making something with out hands, using our imaginations, and connecting with nature is a wonderful way to clear our minds and heal our bodies and hearts.

The Heart-J Center's philosophy is rooted in a deep harmony with our beautiful natural surroundings. You'll find the peace, calm, and quiet of the Ranch to be the perfect environment for a fun and fulfilling learning adventure. We strive to create the optimal space for you to reconnect with your natural curiosity and creativity. We believe that we are all learners, and that we are all teachers.

Immerse yourself in creating, taking care of yourself, and enjoying a community of fellow learners and feel your shoulders relax and your heart and spirit come alive.

Our Approach

Heart-J programs won't have you sitting quietly in your chair taking notes as an instructor lectures. We believe that active engagement through sharing, discussion, and conversation, as well as hands-on and body-on work, combine to create a learning environment that's unforgettable. Heart-J programs are also infused with

  • Curiosity. Take the time to slow down and open yourself to wonder. Become an explorer. Curiosity is a super power -- it's an essential life skill that, when coupled with exploration, actually helps make us successful just as much as our intelligence does. Curious people are more tolerant of uncertainty, have a positive outlook, and are more playful and capable of divergent thinking.
  • Inquiry. Asking questions is curiosity in action! Unfortunately, as we journey through our formal education and become adults, our willingness to ask questions often falls off a cliff. Our programs are designed to provide a safe and supportive place to ask questions, to explore and investigate. Innovation, creativity, and great ideas all begin with inquiry.
  • Connection. Whether with your fellow learners, the beautiful landscape, yourself -- Heart-J programs provide great opportunities to connect and build community.
  • Fun. It's pretty pointless if you're not having fun! Find your inner six year old who still remembers that learning and trying new things is fun. Here, you can let go of the fear of not doing something "right" and take some risks with something new. Let loose and have a good time!


Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

- E.E. Cummings