Where New Vision for Recovery is Discovered
Medicine wheels and stone circles have been used worldwide by a variety of complex societies for thousands of years. The Sanctuary’s Medicine Wheel is based on Native American tradition and is used as a tool for teaching, healing, meditation, and as a mirror to more clearly see your inner self. The Medicine Wheel shows you that you are an important part of the web of life and gives tools you can use to actively participate in your healing and recovery. Each stone holds a message and mirrors your healing journey through our program of Radical Transformation™.
Fire Ceremony Area
Fire represents the element of transformation and we use fire ceremony to assist you in releasing destructive patterns. People have used fire ceremony since the dawn of time as a place to share teachings, traditions and a way to honor the sacredness of life. The Sanctuary’s Fire Ceremony Area is a place to remember and express your soul’s desire for connection, meaning, purpose and creativity.
The Activities Center is a place to read, watch informational videos or to just relax. We have a large library of books on every topic from recovery to science to spirituality. We also have a large library of informational videos to stimulate the mind and inspire the soul. There is also a small office area for you to attend to emails and personal business.
The Sanctuary’s biodynamic Garden is an oasis of life force energy in the desert. The Garden supplies our kitchen daily with seasonal fresh organic herbs, teas and vegetables. Eating fresh food will help your body regain strength and vitality. Freshly harvested food is richer in enzymes that help you to cleanse toxins from your body and have more energy. Good nutrition is essential to life, especially when healing from trauma, adrenal burnout and toxic lifestyles. Additionally the garden is a place where our guests can reconnect to nature. In our fast paced lives, many have lost connection to that which is sacred and nurturing to their soul. Reconnection to the earth will help you reconnect to your inner self. Additionally we grow all of our own flowers, tobacco and medicinal herbs for our sacred ceremonies.
The Healing Room
The Healing Room is a completely private space where you will receive body work to help you release toxins and toxic cellular memories which is an essential part of sustainable transformation. We have a deep soaking tub for cleansing salt or therapeutic herbal baths. You can also spend time in our far infrared sauna. Certain toxins can only be released through sweat and far infrared allows the body to release more toxins at a lower temperature than hot saunas.
Sumptuous salads and living food masterpieces are shared by staff and visitors.
Community dining becomes a daily transformational event. Sharing the table and spending time consciously savoring our food becomes a bonding experience, and an opportunity to reflect, connect and simply relax into our individual and group process as a community.
The beautiful Dining Room opens to a spacious stone patio, a perfect gathering place for guests, as well as musical and other special events.
The Sanctuary spiritual center is the beautifully crafted octagonal building that looks East and greets the sunrise and full moon.
The Meditation Room is built on a vortex and has also been charged with the energy of countless ceremonies, celebrations, and prayers.
Reserved for meditation, ceremony and special gatherings, the Meditation Room becomes the spiritual home for visitors during their stay at The Sanctuary.
Spanning over 90 feet in diameter, the Sanctuary’s 9-circuit Labyrinth offers guests a picturesque place for introspection and discovery. As one walks the Labyrinth, it becomes evident that it is a metaphor for life’s journey. It takes us out of our ego to “that which is within”. Not to be confused with a maze, which is a puzzle requiring logical thinking and choices, a labyrinth has only one path. The only way in is also the way out. As such, one can “let go” of their thinking and simply follow the path delineated.
The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths can be found in all sacred cultures of the world from the Hopi to the Christians. Labyrinths are non-denominational and people who walk them come from every social, religious, and spiritual background. Walking the Labyrinth is a personal pilgrimage where one can gain deeper insight and new ways of perceiving life. For many, the Labyrinth yields an experience of peace, grace and healing.
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