A Sanctuary for Peace and Healing


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Experience the healing effects of Happehatchee classes in Nature!

Visitors and Happehatchee regulars now have multiple opportunities to experience the healing effects in Nature.

Upcoming Events -

Violet Bell Live at the Happehatchee CenterViolet Bell print res
Thursday April 13th 7-9PM
Free for Happehatchee Members! Tickets $15 suggested donation. 
Violet Bell is Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez. Based out of Durham, NC, these two artists make folk-soul music that sings in your bones. Multi-instrumentalist Omar Ruiz-Lopez elevates the music with violin, guitar, cello, mandolin, and stellar vocal harmonies. Listen now!
Sacred Sound Meditation
with Nathan Dyke
Thursday, March 30 7:00-8:30pm  
Ticket donation: $20Kat Nathan Concert Blog 2
We invite you to join us for a  journey of sacred sound as you relax into the expressions of Native flutes, didgeridoo, drums and percussion, magical strings and vocal chanting to unwind, breath deeply and center.  Energetic Sound Healing and Meditation. Nathan plays instruments from many cultures while people lay on mats or sit comfortably on chairs in the Sanctuary. Nathan provides healing with music and sound from Crystal and Tibetan Bowls, Didgeridoo, Flutes, drums and Chanting. Nathan channels Shamanic healing currents.

Feel free to bring your favorite blanket or pillows.  We have blankets, bolsters and mats you are welcome to use.


Labyrinth Walk 2016

  • Sunday, March 19th, Spring Equinox 6 pm
  • Wednesday, June 21st, Summer Solstice 6 pm
  • Saturday, May 6th, 1 pm *World Labyrinth Day*

We have decided to create this wonderful program of labyrinth walking events in order to celebrate the equinoxes and solstices and we hope you come join us! Donations welcome.

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Check out additional events on our Calendar page now.

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Discover Happehatchee – click on the videos below!

Happehatchee Center is a sanctuary for peace and healing.

Our mission is to sustain the Happehatchee Eco-spiritual Center as it provides environmental and healing arts education. We preserve and honor Happehatchee’s vibrant land as a way to make sacred connections with our selves, each other, and Nature.


Happe Events in Nature

Discover our Happe Healing in Nature with our learning workshops and programs including yoga (all levels), drum circles, happe healing circles, concerts and so much more!




Here at Happehatchee Center we rely greatly on our volunteers to keep fulfilling our mission. Come on out, get involved in our mission and have a happe time.

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Events in Nature

Hold your special event, Wedding, Party or Life Celebration at Happehatchee! Peace Pavilion and Historic Happehatchee House are available to rent for ceremonies & events.

Facility Rental 

Ellen PetersonThe Happehatchee Center is located on Sacred Grounds

Our Happe history is rich and includes the Girl Scouts, WWII Bunkers, our founder Ellen Peterson and passionate like-minded people making a difference. Click here to read more about our history and founder Ellen Peterson.

When you arrive at Happehatchee, some of the first things you notice are the tall majestic trees that populate the land. Although our parking lot is located close to Corkscrew Road, as soon as you park, you will find yourself surrounded by old pines, oaks and palms of various types, welcoming you back to nature. The placement of the lot is designed to help free your mind as you walk the path to the main campus.

We invite you to take your time and enjoy your journey to your class, your meeting, or whatever has brought you to Happehatchee. Walking along the path, dwarfed by the trees and vegetation on both sides, you will soon be upon the pond, where you may spy turtles, fish, herons, an egret or the occasional hare. Also at the pond you will find water lilies and lotus blossoms.

Many stalks of young bamboo in forest.Sitting at the picnic table you hear the gentle clacking of bamboo trunks, standing tall against the sky, as they sway in the breeze and you realize that you are indeed someplace special.

You will come to a Labyrinth.  Labyrinth walks are held on each equinox, solstice as well as annual World Labyrinth Day.

Traveling further down the path, over to the right, behind the majestic oak trees covered with resurrection ferns, is a beautiful butterfly garden, created by the Girl Scouts, who’s first camp in SWFL was located on the very ground on which you are walking.

As you continue your journey to the center of Happehatchee, you will pass a fire circle where the local Maya people gather to perform their sacred traditional ceremonies. All are invited to participate with the Maya Spiritual Guide.

In front of you now is the octagonal building called the Peace Pavilion the space where most classes and events take place. To your left is the living Food Forest and the Happehatchee Nursery.

Next you will arrive at the Happehatchee Historic House that has been here since 1947 – you have arrived now at the center of Happehatchee, a sanctuary for peace and healing.

You will finally arrive at the majestic Estero River.  Keep your eyes open for Manatee, fish, birds and kayakers!

Enjoy your time on this Sacred Land.


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8791 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, Florida 33928
(239) 992-5455


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Office and Volunteer Hours every Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm
Healing in Nature Several Days a Week
All additional hours by appointment or rental only

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