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Testimonials

hOMe

"Beautiful setting and yoga studio. Gentle, skillful instruction. People who put their hearts into various methods of helping others. hOMe is a true sanctuary for body and soul." – J.B.

"hOMe provides a peaceful and beautiful setting. The yurt is one of my favorite places to simply sit and breathe in the area." – Y.B.

“Carrie & Chris place expertise, dedication and vision in service of healing & freedom. This is a very, very special place.”  - MH

Caroline/Carrie
"Carrie and Chris place expertise,dedication, and vision in service of healing and freedom. This is a very, very special place." – M.H.

“Carrie has great passion for authenticity and creates a space where it’s safe to access your own authentic self.”  - JW

“Carrie has a way of knowing what the group needs and is able and willing to adjust in order to hold and maintain a safe space.” - TE

“Carrie’s approach is both compassionate and challenging. She invites people to brush up against their boundaries creating new opening and insights. She is a master.” - CLB

“(Carrie’s teaching is) nontraditional. She doesn’t force the point in life, you find it.” - CP

“Carrie is always enlightening…informative…caring.” - DO

“Carrie is very knowledgeable and passionate and trying to help us all to be our best/fullest self.” - JF

“Carrie is grounded, compassionate and skillful. Working with her has helped me change my life in ways I had never thought were possible.”  - MH

“Carrie has an all encompassing teaching of strength, wisdom and love.” – KK

“Carrie has such a passion for these (yoga teacher training) topics and a true gift for teaching them.”  - JF

“Caroline is warm, genuine and compassionate. She is skilled in cultivating a safe space to explore personal growth.”  - DB

Christopher/Chris

“Chris teaches from experience, but his energy comes from the heart. You can feel it in his presence.” - J.W.

 

“Chris teaches from the heart in a very real and down to earth way.” - TE

“Chris is open hearted and eager to share his knowledge. His passion for his work is very evident and much appreciated.” - CLB

“(Chris’s teaching is) very relaxed, not forced. He doesn’t over teach. Makes sure everyone understands before moving on.” - CP

“Chris’s teaching is from the heart. He teaches us we can and helps us practice. Excellent. He truly cares about his students.” - DO

“Chris is very passionate and knowledgeable about the subject manner.” - JF

“Chris has the ability to fully see and hold space for his clients. He is a powerful, empathic and dedicated healer.”  - MH

“Chris’s meditation and yoga classes hold you in a way that makes you believe in yourself again.”  - KK

“Chris is so knowledgeable about yoga, breath, meditation and is very compassionate in his teaching.”  - JF

“Chris is so down to earth and authentic. He is truly interested in his student’s learning.”  - DB

Women's Program

"Some of my most essential healing has been done under the guidance and facilitation of Caroline Culverhouse . Her work has absolutely transformed how I look at and work with my own (and others') bodies and how trauma impacts it all. If you have trauma and are serious about healing and know the power of working in a group AND you like retreats, I highly recommend you check out the program, which mostly occurs a bit outside Philly. And Tara Lynn is co-faciliatting?!? Truly, you'd be so lucky to be with such compassionate, funny, wise women." – J.B.

 

"This program has transformed my life in so many ways. Take the leap, start the process, the journey is work and raw and wonderful all at the same time. There are not enough words to describe how grateful I am for the work I have done in this program. So much love and gratitude for all I have experienced with you Caroline Culverhouse -L.R.

Words cannot even begin to truly express my respect and adoration, but I'll give it a go anyway. It's taken me over 10 years to find this healing home, having tried many other routes prior. I nearly gave up, realizing quite quickly that no one could apparently unlock what seemed to be an internal unsolvable puzzle. Well, now I've never felt so validated. I've never felt so understood. And more importantly, I've never felt so excited about my personal potential in understanding myself and finding my true path and strengths in life despite my past traumas and tribulations. Working with Carrie has been LIFE CHANGING. Aside from one-on-one therapy, I also recently attended my first Discovering What Is Retreat last weekend. I was nervous about how I might feel in a group environment, but I was quite amazed at how quickly I felt safe and how I still felt personally attended to and cared for. I also got to meet another wonderful healer, Tara. I feel like that weekend alone put me leaps and bounds ahead emotionally and spiritually from where I had been just days prior. This place, and their given opportunities, and their beautiful, knowledgeable staff, have made me feel like the strongest version of myself. I feel empowered. For the first time in a long time, rather than feeling scared about what the future may bring, rather than constantly wondering if I'll continue to fall down, to struggle, to hurt...instead I feel capable and exhilarated about "what's next!" Consistently. Happiest. (Realest). Me. Ever. Thank you hOMe" – A.S.   

"I attended my first Women’s Retreat last weekend. It was emotionally and physically exhausting and the hardest best thing I’ve ever done. I owe my success largely in part to the humility and candor of Carrie and Tara throughout the weekend. I made more progress in four days than I had in 35 years of psychotherapy and antidepressants. I will be attending the next one in the series without a doubt." – B.C.

"Carrie is wise beyond her years with an unassuming humility that makes her heart shine above all else. Chris is a healer through-and-through. He’s not afraid to step out of the box; he knows no true healing happens in a box. Together they are the bomb. hOMe is raw, unfiltered, earthy, imperfectly perfect place to let go and become yourSelf. I just love it there." – S.L.R.

Family Retreat
As a widowed mother of three adult children (all almost over 30), I can say without any hesitation that if you can only afford to do one retreat ever, this is where your money should go. Our family retreat was absolutely timely, unforgettable, and ultimately healing. Everyone learned volumes about each other without speaking, we learned about triangles and how to avoid a common trap that causes so much conflict. We learned that we need each other and love each other deeply. We heard each other’s heartbreak, and longing. Carrie is a most unusual therapist in that she can blend all these raw emotions and learning experiences onto a platform where they can be safely exposed and lovingly addressed without judgment. Much
love to Carrie. -C.P. 

Private Retreat

"Recently I had the awesome experience of a private Heart Rhythm Meditation seven-day retreat at hOMe PYM. I lived in the yurt during my stay. The accommodations were excellent, which is foundational to comfort during a retreat purposed – in my case – for spiritual growth. In other words, I was in want for nothing, allowing me to focus on the work I was there to do. Breakfast and lunch were self-serve, and dinners were brought to me every evening. The dinners were delicious, plentiful, and pleasing to the eye in colorful presentation. The retreat itself was custom-tailored to my spiritual level, and the activities built upon the meditation techniques I had previously learned in the Heart Rhythm Meditation classes offered by hOMe PYM. Each morning and evening I met with Christopher and was provided the next set of meditation and spiritual practices to work on, and he took the time to make sure I understood every aspect of the work to be done. The schedule included enough time to break for lunch and take a walk through the wooded area or along the long driveway, or even onto the low-traffic back road. The retreat included two Hurqalya sessions by Christopher, an energy healing that is unparalleled to others I have experienced. These sessions were tailored to current needs to align my Chakra energy centers and remove blockages. In prior sessions over several years, the power of the Hurqalya energy technique was able to reach back into past energies to release emotional blockages and pain from early childhood and prior lifetimes. The results were felt immediately and are lasting. Memories and issues that had come forward were discussed in private therapy sessions with Caroline, allowing the benefits of the Hurqalya session to continue in a psychosomatic way. Having gone through the processes of private therapy, group retreats, Hurqalya healing sessions, and Heart Rhythm Meditation classes, my mind, body, spirit, and emotional self were readied over time to learn and heal and grow from this phenomenal private Heart Rhythm Meditation retreat. The power of the teachings during this private retreat healed me much deeper emotionally, but also resulted in my spiritual nature blooming and growing in a way that I have not yet found words to describe. Sure, I can say I know happiness, but the euphoric joy that resulted… I have never known joy on that deep, yet expansive, level. We are privileged to have hOMe PYM in Reading, Pennsylvania." – D.O.

"I did a private retreat with Carrie & Christopher for help with some core issues that I needed help understanding and resolving. I will say I felt like i was seen, heard & understood. It was a really safe and nonjudgmental environment that gave me the chance to really explore what had driven my life for so long. The setting was beautiful, peaceful and really gave me a chance to do the work i needed to do on myself. Would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a better understanding of themselves and wants to get well, mind, body & soul."– S.A.

Hurqalya Energy Healing

"I was immediately at ease with Carrie and Chris at their beautiful sanctuary and yoga retreat center tucked away in the woods of PA. They were both very easy to open up to and share my struggles with. Chris performed a hurqalya energy healing on me during my visit. Having chronic pain for many years I was unsure if I would be able to obtain results. The experience was remarkable and Chris was extremely intuitive with what was happening with me physically and emotionally. Not only did the healing provide lasting results and relief but Chris also made other suggestions that I could apply on my own outside of sessions. I will return again and again as this experience has been invaluable in my growth emotionally and my ability to heal. I am so grateful for this experience! Thank you, Carrie & Chris! " -C.M.<3

 

Yoga

"Chris and Carrie have created a beautiful sanctuary in the woods perfect for spirit rejuvenation. They are dedicated to providing a safe space for deep healing work through psychotherapy, yoga and meditation. I am honored to be one of the teachers for the Yoga Bhavana recovery yoga and spiritual discussion group. This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for those in recovery to share with like hearted, caring people who are willing to hold space for their healing process. Simply beautiful! Thank you so much friends." – A.S.

"I have been out of my regular vinyasa yoga routine for about 3 years and put on some weight. After relocating to the Reading area, I was looking to get back to healthier ways and found hOMe. I love this studio because it's location is along the beautiful Skyline Drive and the classes are beginner friendly. Christopher is a wonderful teacher and the community is incredibly warm and friendly. I've only been to Sunday all levels classes so far. Don't expect advanced poses, quick paced asanas, or hot yoga. The space is heated to room temp and majority are beginners (one woman started loudly asking questions during sivasana yesterday...GIRL...) BUT it's exactly what I need in my life and I'm happy to have found this lovely place" – D.L.C.

 

“(hOMePYM Yoga Teacher Training) was a gift.”  - KK

“The hOMePYM Yoga Teacher Training Program is a wonderful, non-competitive program for learning more about yoga and deepening your connection to yoga, breath, movement, spirituality – and yourself!”  - JF

“The hOMePYM Yoga Teacher Training Program is a wonderful, non-competitive program for learning more about yoga and deepening your connection to yoga, breath, movement, spirituality – and yourself!”  - JF

“The hOMePYM Yoga Teacher Training Program has been transformational for me! I had no idea how much I needed a community until I found it here. The program has helped me to grow spiritually, physically and emotionally.”  - DB

Heart Rhythm Meditation

"hOMe PYM is a peaceful and beautiful healing center. I highly recommend going there for a healing or workshop. Last summer, Chris taught my husband and me a heart rhythm breathing practice in hOMe PYM's retreat center. Chris was a caring and experienced teacher. He walked us through how to do the practice, explained the health and healing benefits of it, and answered our questions. Practicing it has helped me to be more in my body and to feel calm." – C.M.

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