Shared Heart

Instead of a Men’s Retreat …from Barry Vissell

Why am I (Barry) not having a men’s retreat this year?

men's retreat

I love working with a group of men, but I love even more co-leading retreats with Joyce. So we want to invite you men, women, and couples to our Living from the Heart retreat from April 7-10. (3-day retreat here at our Home-Center near Santa Cruz, CA) 

For individuals and couples wanting to open their hearts to more love. Limited to the first 12 people to sign up.

Living from the Heart  April 7-10, 2022

What you will learn:

  • A sustained experience of living from your heart.
  • Deepening your spiritual connection.
  • Healing the old patterns that keep you stuck.
  • Cultivating a deeper relationship with yourself.
  • Learning the art of receiving.
  • Awakening your true inner joy and happiness.

Limited indoor accommodations, so please call early.

Living from the Heart

Covid-19 Safety Precautions:

Limited to 12 people.
Outdoor meeting without the need for masks (weather permitting)

Mask wearing when on food line (not necessary when eating 6 feet apart)

Fan operation during meetings.

Testing required immediately before event.

Ram Dass describes Joyce and Barry Vissell as a couple who live the yoga of love and devotion. They are two people growing in love since 1964, who have raised three children and “walk their talk.” Their model of relationship and deeply heart-oriented approach have made a unique impact upon many thousands of people’s lives. As a result of the world-wide interest in their books, The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Risk To Be Healed, The Heart’s Wisdom, Meant To Be, and A Mother’s Final Gift, they speak and teach about relationship, parenting and personal growth.

“From the perspectives of romance, marriage, making love, parenting, careers, spiritual initiation, and loss of a loved one, this remarkable couple exhibits insight, acceptance and transcendence, at the same time offering specific tools for the transformational process of love.” —Yoga Journal

“I can’t think of anything more important to the healing of our society than a connection between spirituality, relationship and parenthood. Bravo to the Vissells for helping us find the way.” —Marianne Williamson

“The Vissell’s work will bless your whole life.” —John Bradshaw


Cost (includes 9 vegetarian meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch and either camping or day use/local lodging; and use of all facilities including lap pool, hot tub and sauna): $445/person if paid in full by Mar 31. $500 after Mar 31. $100 non-refundable deposit per person. $150 non-refundable after Mar 31. Private rooms (bathroom nearby) are $270 for the 3 nights. Register at or call Paris at 831-684-2130.

Living from the Heart

Our mailing address is:
Shared Heart FoundationPO Box 2140Aptos, CA 95001-2140


BeckyWillis is a "glass is half full" type of person, so she decided that she would share that with others. After going on 15 years in the blogosphere she decided it was time to make a change and in doing so help uplift others. Her husband is her biggest cheerleader; you can visit his site at

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