TIMBERLAKE EARTH SANCTUARY Recovering a Sense of the Sacred



Christian Reyes Photography

“Relationships are the primary context of existence.” 

Thomas Berry

Timberlake Earth Sanctuary is a nature preserve, ceremonial gathering space, center for education and outdoor wedding venue situated on 165 acres under the protection of the Conservation Trust of North Carolina. Timberlake is also a proud member of the Old Growth Forest Network joined in dedication to honoring and protecting Mother Earth and all beings. We are called to transform human consciousness and to create a sacred context of belonging through everyday acts of love and remembrance.  Here we provide a supportive and collaborative learning space to deepen personal awareness, collective wellbeing, and societal transformation through overnight retreats, special events, workshops and gatherings. At Timberlake we strive to live simply, act responsibly, create beauty, and experience the wonder and magic of the natural world.  Timberlake is a place where people come to be inspired, to renew their spirits, and to remember we are all part of One Earth Community.

We acknowledge that the land we are on is within the traditional territories of the Saponi and Catawba. We recognize our responsibility as co-creators to heal our ancient relationship to Earth and to learn from and live in right relation with the first peoples of this land.

Let the land hold you…

Rustic, elegant, warm and friendly, this is a beautiful place to celebrate your Sacred Union. This is a place of “home grown” weddings, where your dreams do come true. You’ll love that we make your day our highest priority and provide you and your family with two full days here. Walk the trails and experience the profound beauty and tranquility of nature. Here the Earth embraces your love.

Do you own a business or organization? Are you an instructor or photographer? Whether you need a natural setting to host a work party, workshop or program; or whether you’re searching for a beautiful location to photograph magical and milestone moments, this is the place for you!

For over 18 years, extraordinary people have been gathering at Timberlake Earth Sanctuary to partake in offerings such as Thomas Berry teachings, nature connection, indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living and other paths of personal transformation.

Join us for a spacious overnight retreat that allows time to unfold and follow the spontaneous callings of your spirit. Here we offer the vastness, stillness and gentle support that allows you to unwind, unplug, relax, and reconnect to what is of true value in your life. 4.5 miles of meditation trails invite you into the heart of our 165 acres of forest.

Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.

– John Rutter

Upcoming Gatherings

FEB 16th | 2-5pm

Mar 21 | 11am – 5:30pm


Thursdays | Mar 12- May 21 | 6:30 – 9pm


Aug 21 – 23 | 5pm – 11am


Thursdays | Sept. 17th – Oct 22nd | 6:30pm – 9pm



$75 for 1.5 hour sessions

Reiki is an energy healing technique that is used to facilitate the bodies natural ability to heal itself and to support mental clarity and spiritual well-being. A complete Reiki session is offered to a fully clothed recipient who is lying down or sitting comfortably supported in a chair. Reiki is offered through light, non-invasive touch with the practitioner’s hands placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front and back of the torso. The Reiki practitioner can also hold her hands just off the body if needed or desired. 

Captured Moments