A Sanctuary for Peace and Healing

WelcomeJean Shinoda Bolen

Happehatchee Center is Overjoyed to host Jean Shinoda Bolen , MD

Please join us for our annual fundraiser for Happehatchee and Consciousness raiser for our collective community!

February 19th – February 21st, 2016 

  • Friday Evening, Feb 19th 6:30 pm Lecture and Wine, Teas and Cheese Reception ($100.00 donation) with the music of flautist Kat Epple.
  • Saturday, Feb 20th  10:00 am – 4:00 pm full day workshop
  • Sunday, Feb 21st 11:00 am Healing Circle – Temple Artemisia

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Jean’s books will be for sale at the event.  She will be happy to sign your copy.

We suggest that you order her latest book “Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman” from Amazon to prepare for this transformative event.

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Pre-registration required. Limit 60 participants. Click here to read more. Click here to read the Press Release now.


Membership Drive 2015 Happehatchee

Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center Needs Your Support Now!

Sending out BIG THANKS to everyone that has responded with support so far but we still need YOUR help! We’re having our Membership Drive – please join our wonderful mission in making a difference in the community. Now is when you can offer your support to Happehatchee by clicking here! Your Happehatchee Membership will give you access to more at Happehatchee like special discounts and gifts as well as special Membership Days – click here to read more…


Upcoming Events at Happehatchee -Calendar of Events Happehatchee

  • Starting in January, Tuesday Nights at 6:30 PM Sacred Teachings of the Elders
  • Saturday, Jan 9th – Advisory Committee Potluck
  • Saturday, January 16th – Master level with Lenka Spiska
  • Saturday, January 16th, Karin Wolfe from Firefly Within is hosting a Happe Healing Studio from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday, January 23rd – Reiki Class Level I
  • Friday, February 19th – Sunday, February 21st – Jean Shinoda Bolin Weekend
Please join us! Pease visit our Calendar of Events for new times and more detailed information.

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.


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Happehatchee Center offers workshops and programs including yoga, drum circles, healing circles, concerts and more.




The Happehatchee Center relies on our volunteers to keep fulfilling our mission. Come on out and have a happe time.

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Happehatchee Center relies on a little help from friends. Any amount helps us stay open and move forward.

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Happehatchee Center history is rich and includes the Girl Scouts, WWII Bunkers, Ellen Peterson and like-minded individuals.

Our History 

The Happehatchee Center is located on Sacred Grounds

SWFL Nature WalkWhen 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, Many stalks of young bamboo in forest.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.

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.

Traveling further down the path, over to the right, behind the majestic oak trees covered with resurrection ferns, is a beautiful butterfly garden, created and maintained 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.

Enjoy your time on this Sacred Land.

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

Office and Volunteer Hours every Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm
Yoga in Nature every Tuesday through Sunday
All additional hours by appointment or rental only

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