Turning Point Healing Retreat Center – Education and Empowerment!

 Hello everyone!

Wishing you all a happy spring season and looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming evenKylets!  We have some new classes happening. CHECK OUT THE DETAILS AND OUR CALENDAR HERE.

  • April 6th (Today!) Free! Create Your Character Drawing class.  We are hoping that our newest instructor, Kyle, will offer more of these classes. His motto is that “Everyone can Sketch!”.  A 13-year-old drawing prodigy, TPHRC is introducing his classes and work to the community.
  • Early Morning Saturday outdoor yoga:  Debbie is offering a new outdoor yoga class early on Saturday.  Come connect with nature and enjoy the spring!
  • Fit classes:  JoAnne & John are offering sit-fit and fun-fit classes Wednesdays and Fridays. Come have fun and get fit!
  • Mindful motion yoga for everyone: Monday and Friday classes for “every body”!
There are great monthly and family rates for our regular series classes!
  • April 20th Free! Earth Day Celebration:  Tree planting at the site of the future TPHRC headquarters.  Learn more about its efforts and dreams!
  • April 27th Free! Summer walks exploring Virginia: A fun afternoon walk in a railroad park for a glimpse into the history of the railroad and how it shaped our community.
  • May 4th We hope you will join us at the Heart of Virginia festival in Farmville! www.heartofvirginia.org  TPHRC will have a booth there. We will be raffling off the hand made wool rug and some other goodies! 
  • May 11th Felting wit Kat: Create a felt Journal: Learn water and punch felting technique​s, as you create a handmade journal perfect for recording your memories or for giving as a treasured gift.Felt Journal
  • June 22nd Free Felt critter creations with Kat! Create a critter of your choice and imagination using colored felt (wool). Unique creations that take on a life of their own!
Sunset over Turning Point


What we did this year

  • Consolidating our forces and beginning the work
  • Development & execution  of the CAP pilot program
  • Built the road and cleared the land
  • New classes and workshops
  • Offering healing arts: Massage, Reiki, and more
  • Local community events
  • Adopted and cleaned our Virginia “highway”
  • Redesigned and streamlined the building
  • Created an “Americans in Motion” grant submission
  • Looking forward and asking for your help

Please Help Us Grow!


Sunset over Turning Point
Sunset over Turning Point

Year in Review

Consolidating Forces

Ruth & Deb House

This year our two out-of-state board members moved down to Virginia. Having bought the land beside Turning Point, Ruth & Debbie are currently building their house – a short walk away from where the center will be built. Ruth is working for TPHRC getting the programs organized and the grants submitted.  Debbie is offering numerous classes as well as providing healing services at TPHRC’s rented location in Kenbridge VA.  All five of our board members volunteered their time and service to the CAP program pilot. 

CAP Walkers

CAP Success!

There were six graduates of our “Combating Arthritis Pain” (CAP) program.  The amazing success and results of the program has prompted TPHRC to run similar classes during the day and open to ALL (not just arthritis sufferers).  Requests were overwhelming from people who heard about CAP and saw the results in their friends and neighbors.  We are now “Combating Americas Pain”!

For a story about the CAP odyssey, click here…

New Road
New Road

Built the road to the hill top where our building will be and cleared the building area.

Aromatherapy Class
Aromatherapy Class
New classes and workshops are being offered in and around our community.
Healing Massage
Healing Massage

Offering healing arts: Massage, Reiki, and more services are being offered at our temporary location.

Lavender Festival
Lavender Festival

Covering local community events, including KV 4th of July festival and Crew Family day.

Adopted Highway
Adopted and cleaned our Virginia “highway” –  2.1 miles of Double Bridges Road.
Headquarters floor plan

Redesigned and streamlined the Turning Point Healing Headquarters Building.

Planing next year:

Americans in Motion (AIM)

We have a grant submitted to Health and Human Services to encourage physical activity in everyday life.  We are very excited about the research project “by the people & for the people”. Stay tuned for more information as it happens!


Building the Headquarters

We hope and plan that 2019 will be the year we build our headquarters in Meherrin VA.  It will have a large and a smaller conference room, treatment rooms, and offices.  Our intention is to use local facilities and resources as our events and programs mature and grow.

Stay in Touch

Sunrise Over Turning Point
Sunrise Over Turning Point



Fun-Fit Classes!

Thanks to the wonderful CAP program, TPHRC has designed a “Fun-Fit” class.

Come move, walk play and enjoy an hour of healthy physical activity designed for Everyone!  Whatever your fitness level or limitations, you can come and begin right where you are.  Music, Movement and Fun!

Friday mornings: 10:30am to 11:30

No registration – Just Walk in!

Kenbridge Town Hall, Room 214, 511 East 5th Ave, Kenbridge Virginia

$10 per class


2018 Board

A Heart-felt Thanks

We, The Board of Turning Point Healing Retreat Center (TPHRC), extend our thanks to all who made it possible to receive a $500.00 grant from Walmart Corporation. These funds continue to support the beneficial programming that serves the community of Lunenburg County, in South Central Virginia.


We have also received a $5,000.00 donation from Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals in Holland, Michigan.  EV is a company committed to helping people heal and grow. Its corporate structure promotes leading with the heart instead of the head.  In recognition, we are naming the new road to Turning Point “Unmistakable Way”, in acknowledgement of the book “Become Unmistakable” written about the company’s own journey to healing and success.

Our current program called CAP (Combating Arthritis Pain), is designed to quantitatively support the results of much research (Center of Disease Control study) indicating that movement, a sense of purpose and belonging, and mindfulness can reduce pain without the use of prescription drugs. TPHRC is using the expertise of its Board of Directors to implement mobility and strength training, as well as, yoga, walking and mindful motion. Our medical doctor, and other Board staff are carefully recording the results of vital signs and capabilities to use in this 6-week pilot program.

 This generosity of these and many personal donors has given us the funding to offer this program free of charge to those in need. During this morning’s CAP class, participants had the opportunity to visit movement stations and do strength training and movements guided by their breath. I witnessed something incredible! I heard much laughter, and saw dear Spirits moving with joy and enjoyment. The courage to embrace a life that is inherent to all. How beautiful to watch! Our prayers, hopes and intentions continue in the effort to gain the financial support that will build our Retreat Center and continue to impact our community in ways never thought possible! Thanks for your continued support and helping our community and others everywhere!


Summer: The Season of Fruition

What do you think of when you hear the word summer? Heat, delicious fruits, growth, vegetation, adventure, movement, excitement, water play, thunder storms, sweat, feeling alive…

What does my age, Virginia, my yoga practice and Turning Point Healing Retreat Center have to do with summer?

Great question! Who what of thought that they all would meld together in this time and place. In South Central Virginia. At this turning point in my life!