This spiritual retreat is located off the south shore of Long Island on the ecological wonder of Fire Island, New York.
ANIMA Retreat-at-the-Beach is a mere 300 ft. from the white sandy shore. This small beach house, surrounded by flowering gardens, is open from May until October. The retreat offers double bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Meals are home cooked and delicious. Vegetarians are welcome.
ANIMA, a spiritual retreat, is dedicated to nurturing the spirit, mind and body. The sanctity and dignity of all life is affirmed and respected. Here the dynamics of human diversity and interrelatedness spark challenges and creative questions. ANIMA offers a forum for the discussion of the multi-dimensional issues of daily existence or a haven for the solitary soul seeking meaning. The journey of contemporary life mandates the exercise of contemplation. Retreat-at-the-beach fosters an environment for the integration of knowledge and faith. ANIMA aspires to engage the heart, inspire the intellect and strengthen the soul.
ANIMA Retreat’s exclusive location provides a rare setting for communion with nature. Plant and wildlife abound from the dunes to the fresh water areas to the Sunken Forest, a primeval forest of holly, sassafras, tupelo and sand blow. This barrier island and humanity share much. Though they may be fragile and isolated, their strongest connection is resilience. Both weather storms, adapt to changing seasons and recreate themselves. Now, ANIMA, emerges to replenish the human spirit amidst the beauty of creation.