A Sanctuary for Peace and Healing



Music of the Spirit Music of the Spirit Weekend
December 2nd thru 4th

Please join us for this amazing Annual Fundraiser and Musical Celebration! This year in December, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of Happehatchee Center and our founder, Ellen Peterson’s Birthday.  This will be a fundraiser and consciousness raising event with our dear friends Kat Epple and Nathan Dyke. They will be holding a world music workshop, The “Music of the Spirit Weekend”, on Dec 2 and 3rd and will then perform a concert with participants for the weekend on December 4th. Kat and Nathan played music at Ellen’s last birthday parties when she was alive, as well at our birthday celebrations the last few years since Ellen died. This is already a tradition! Click here to read more about that event and sign up now.

Healing in Nature!

Click to view Happehatchee Calendar SWFLExperience 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.

We have some new and exciting events planned for the upcoming season and beyond, so please mark your calendars and save the Happe dates below!

Art and Soul at HappehatcheeArt and Soul Dates: $25

  • Sunday, October 30th, 1-4 pm *Wire Wrapping For Beginners
  • Sunday, November 20th, 1-4 pm *Create Your Own Prayer Flag


Click here to read more about Art and Soul Days at Happehatchee!

Labyrinth Walk 2016Labyrinth Ceremonies. Donation.

  • Thursday, September 22th, 6 pm
  • Tuesday, December 20th, 6 pm
  • Saturday, March 19th, 6 pm
  • Wednesday, June 21st, 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!

Open House 2016Open House Days

  • Saturday February 11th 2017 10-4 pm

A couple of times a year we open up the Happehatchee Eco Spiritual Center to the public with an Open House to introduce new people to all the exciting, fun and wonderful things we offer. Don’t miss our next upcoming Open House Day

Click here to read more about Open House Days.

Members Day in the Park 2016Members Day in the Park:

  • November 6th, 2016 1-4pm

Your membership can help preserve Estero’s History through Happehatchee. We love and appreciate our Happe member that we created a special day just for them! Click here to read more about Members Day.

Please join us! Please visit our Calendar of Events for new times and more detailed information.


Happe Peace PoleOngoing Events and Classes:

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

2nd Saturday every month
Sacred Sound Healing Circle
Check Event calendar for description and confirmation of event.
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $10 Suggested Donation 

4th Friday Every Month
Healing the Healers-Reiki Healing Circle with Lenka Spiska
All healers and Reiki practitioners on any level encouraged to come give and receive.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm $15.00 All proceeds go to The Happehatchee Center 

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 



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

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.

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
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