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Accommodations & Logistics

How to get here

Our address is:

700 Curtis Blvd,

Englewood, Florida 34223

Phone: 734-645-3217

You must make your own travel arrangements, and transportation to and from the airports. You will need to rent a car, or otherwise hire transport.

The best and easiest major airport near us is Ft. Myers (RSW). Tampa (TPA) is another option. Each are 90-minutes or less by car from the Living Heart Sanctuary. Sarasota and Punta Gorda have closer, smaller airports, each 45-minutes from our sanctuary.

Please bring a car to your retreat or vacation stay, if you wish to go places beyond our bikeable neighborhood -- though it's not absolutely necessary to have a car, it will give you more independence, and easier access to the beaches. Uber and a county transport system are other options for the occasional outing.

Weather and Bugs

Southern Florida experiences a mild 'winter,' which lasts from December until about mid-February. During these months we have lots of beautiful, sunny weather (always a welcome relief from the northern winters!), but if you visit is during these months you should come prepared for the occasional cool or even cold-snap, when you may need an extra layer or two at times. 


December to May you are unlikely to be bothered much by mosquitoes. Florida does have some biting ants, but they won't bother you if you don't step on their homes!



We do have wifi in the house, which will be turned off at night, from about 11pm-8am.

Packing Guide (laundry is available for your use)

Shorts (2-3 pairs)
Light top(s)  (3-4)

Sundress / beach-dress
A lightweight long-sleeve shirt 
Lightweight long pants

Comfy-stretchy clothing for yoga/movement sessions 

Sweatshirt or flannel shirt

A lightweight jacket, such as fleece or windbreaker
Swim-suit or two (beach and bath towels are provided)
Good walking shoes
Flipflops or sandals


Fanny pack and water bottle

Natural sunscreen (if you generally use it)

Brimmed sun-hat


Personal hygiene items (please no scented products if possible, even "natural" ones)

Any medications or supplements that you'll need
Earplugs/headphones (white-noise machines are provided in bedrooms)
A good book or two (we have some here for you, too!)
Water shoes for kayaking (we have waterproof phone/gear bags)
Back-up pair of glasses

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Our Comfortable Accommodations

Welcome to our Florida-style ranch home.....Living Heart Sanctuary
Our decor style could be characterized as casual, clean & simple, and playful. 

The Accommodations
The bedrooms are adjacent to each other, with windows to the east and north, spacious closets and ceiling fans. The green room has a queen bed (natural organic latex), and the purple room has the option of two single beds or one king. Each room can comfortably accommodate up to 2 people. Bringing someone with you will give you both savings, especially substantial on the full retreats.

Shared Bath
The bathroom is just across from both bedrooms, and has plenty of storage space for your things, and a tub with shower.

Shared Kitchenette
The remodeled garage has a well-equipped kitchenette, laundry, and bicycles.
The main kitchen is reserved for meals prepared with Ellen.

Other Common Spaces
Living and dining spaces, resource library, a sunrise screened porch sitting area, and outdoor garden spaces.

Available 8am-11pm, and switched off at night for your health :).

Below are more photos of Living Heart Sanctuary, and Accommodations.
You may save significant money by booking your airplane reservations early, as fares will continue to rise as flights fill. Spirit Air tends to have very good rates to Ft. Myers (easier and a bit closer) and Tampa.

I look forward to a journey of rejuvenation, inspiration, education, detoxification, healing, and new adventures with you in Florida!

Blessings on your journey to radiant health and your dream life,

Ellen Livingston

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