Bruce Van Horn, author and Yoga Instructor will take you on an afternoon retreat.
Re Energize, Reflect, Renew, at The Enchanted Forest and White Sands Buddhist Centerit.
Our four-hour Afternoon Wellness Retreat begins at Kelly Park East on Merritt Island. We will pick you up in the parking lot across from the rest rooms. You will board the bus and deposit your powered down cell-phone with the tour guide. We will then proceed to the Enchanted Forest for a silent walking meditation. Then we will go to White Sands for chair Yoga, meditation, and a vegetarian meal. We will then bring you back to Kelly Park East on Merritt Island and return your cellphone.
This 470 acre sanctuary preserves a diversity of habitats. There are five basic habitat types found at the forest they include: scrub oak, mesic and hydric hammock, wet prairie and pine flatwood. Wildlife species found here include the Eastern indigo snake, Florida Scrub lizard, gopher tortoise, white tailed deer and bobcat.
White Sands Buddhist Monastery
This is a hidden gem of Brevard County, a very well-maintained Buddhist Center off the beaten path. There is a beautiful long winding road to the site. Huge gorgeous sculptures, including the largest granite statue of the Buddha in Florida, all of which have been transported from Vietnam. There are beautiful flowers, landscaping and a pathway. A pond in the middle area for meditation and reflection, and a bell you can ring three times and say a peace prayer and your intention to create the life you want.