Using The 4 Pillars of Yoga to Bring More Calm & Meaning Into Your Life

"Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses of life". – BKS Iyengar, Yoga teacher & author of ‘Light on Yoga’

Stresses, responsibilities, and demands are a normal and natural part of life.

You can’t control many things in your outer environment, but you can most certainly control what goes on in your inner environment.

Every day, you get to decide how you direct and employ your thoughts, emotions, actions, perceptions, and choices.

Your choices can either make you stronger and more resilient in the face of challenges, last-minute changes, and unexpected curveballs in life… Or…they can increase your stress levels.

For thousands of years, the ancient Yogic Path has offered time-tested strategies and solutions for approaching life.

This Yogic Path still has so much to offer us today, even if you’re just starting your own yoga practice or just attend yoga classes at your local studio.

That’s the beauty of Yoga, it has so much to offer you no matter where you are on your journey.

Yoga postures (asanas) are usually the gateway or entry point for most of us.

Then we discover a whole other world of aspects of Yoga we knew nothing about.

By observing, applying, and living the information contained in the 4 Pillars of Yoga (aka the 4 paths of yoga), we’ll not only deepen and enrich our practice (sadhana) but we’ll also be better equipped and prepared to efficiently deal with whatever comes our way… 



What Yoga Really Is

The word ‘yoga’ in Sanskrit (known as the philosophical language of Hinduism and Buddhism) comes from the root ‘yuj’ which literally means ‘to yoke’ (to attach). Yoga means union. To practice true yoga means to move towards the unification of your mind, emotions, body, and energy. A true yogi isn’t one that can stand on their head or turn their body into a pretzel, but rather, one who goes inward in order to transform themselves from the inside out by mastering their internal environment. 

It is by mastering the internal environment that we can successfully and efficiently maneuver through the rugged terrain of the outer environment. 

Mastering ourselves means unifying all of our layers – the mental, emotional, physical, and energetic ones. 

When we perceive ourselves to be managing life efficiently, we inevitably feel more calm and more on purpose. 

Feeling more on purpose leads to more meaning in life. Happiness comes and goes like ocean waves; what is carried throughout these ups and downs is how meaningful we perceive our lives to be, and how fulfilled we feel by our experiences. 



Obstacles to a Calm & Meaningful Life 

“Ignorance, egoism, attachment, hatred and clinging to bodily life are the five obstacles”. – Pada II, Sutra 3, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 

In Yogic Philosophy, there are 5 main obstacles that can get in the way of our living a calm and meaningful life. 

They are called kleshas. 

These 5 obstacles keep us from experiencing the Union of the Self.

They, therefore, keep us from self-transcending.

The 5 obstacles are: 

  1. Ignorance – delusion, veiling from the truth, forgetting the true nature of reality, not seeing both sides of things. 
  1. Egoism – selfishness, self-absorbed to the exclusion of others, “me, myself, and I.” 
  1. Attachment – clinging to things and people, having expectations, pleasure, desire, and addictions. 
  1. Loathing – hatred, aversion or repulsion to something or someone, disliking, pushing away. 
  1. Clinging to bodily life – fearing death, a perception of loss.

These 5 obstacles build upon each other. 

In his book: “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras,” Swami Satchidananda explains:

“Ignorance, egoism, attachment, hatred and clinging to bodily life are the five obstacles… 

The order is also significant: because of ignorance of the Self, egoism comes. 

Because of egoism, there is an attachment to things for the ego’s selfish pleasure. 

Because sometimes the things we are attached to do not come or are taken away, 

hatred for those who get in our way comes in. 

And, finally, because we are attached to things and afraid of death, there is clinging to life in the body.”

These 5 obstacles are a common occurrence of the human experience and we all encounter them the same. 

Instead of pressuring yourself to think you have to aim for the eradication of these obstacles, think of them as a tool to help you practice and live the 4 Pillars of Yoga. 

Aiming for the complete removal of these things is not realistic for most of us, so don’t even bother driving yourself mad trying. 

Instead, start noticing and catching yourself the moment you come up against one of these kleshas. 

Observe yourself interacting with the obstacle from a neutral and non-judging place. 

Each time you become conscious of being in the throes of an obstacle, know that it is feedback begging you to look at something within yourself you haven’t yet brought to light. 

The more you do this the more aware you’ll become and the less suffering and friction you’ll experience.

The 4 Pillars of Yoga

The most popular notions of yoga involve going to the studio, getting your mat out and moving your body according to specific physical postures and flows. 

But in reality, this is just a very small portion of the true, whole yoga picture. 

The 4 Pillars offer us alternative ways to practice yoga in our daily lives without the need for a mat or a studio. 

The 4 Pillars consist of:

THE YOGA OF THE MIND – Raja Yoga 

THE YOGA OF ACTION AND EFFECT – Karma Yoga 

THE YOGA OF DEVOTION AND LOVE – Bhakti Yoga 

THE YOGA OF KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM – Jnana Yoga

Let’s discuss each one.

  1. Raja Yoga

The physical yoga, or Hatha yoga, was primarily designed to facilitate the real practice of Yoga— namely, the understanding and complete mastery over the mind. 

So the actual meaning of Yoga is the science of the mind. Traditionally, the word Yoga by itself refers to Raja Yoga, the mental science… 

Its ultimate aim is to bring about a thorough metamorphosis of the individual who practices it sincerely.

 – Vidya Vonne, Yoga Teacher & Writer 

Raja Yoga is called ‘Royal Yoga’ because it is considered the highest form of yogic practice. 

‘Raja’ means king. 

As a king reigns over his kingdom, Raja Yoga teaches us how we too can reign over our inner kingdom – our mind, emotions, body, and energy. 

Raja Yoga is often referred to as ‘mental yoga’ because introspection, contemplation, and self-observation are a focal point of this pillar.

Raja Yoga is a holistic system for stress and anxiety management.

It doesn’t just focus on the mind alone, but rather, looks at each life area of the individual, to gain a broad perspective of the overall picture. 

The primary text of Raja Yoga is known as The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 

This ancient text outlines 196 Sutras, or ‘sutures’ of timeless wisdom intended to aid in following the 8-Limbed Path towards the final limb, Samadhi, or the Union of Self.

The below image outlines each of the 8 limbs and their English translation: 

We can begin to incorporate the practice of Raja Yoga in our lives by:

 – Turning our senses inwardly through introspection, self-observation, and self-inquiry

 – Practicing presence, mindfulness, and one-pointed focus or concentration

– Engaging in meditation, breathwork, and contemplative practices

– Getting reconnected with our bodies and the internal workings of our temples

  1. Karma Yoga

“Every moment of your life you perform action – physically, mentally, emotionally, and energy-wise. 

Each action creates a certain memory. That is karma.”

– Sadhguru, Yogic teacher & mystic 

Karma is often given a bad rep. It’s mistaken for “good karma” vs. “bad karma.” 

But karma is actually neutral, not good or bad. 

It’s neutral because it’s a natural law much like the law of gravity. 

You might recognize it as the law of cause and effect. 

The word karma literally translates to “action” or “work.”

As natural law, karma means that what we do now through our intentions, reactions, and responses [CAUSE] creates ripples that influence our future [EFFECT].

"Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it." 

– Sakyong Mipham, Tibetan Buddhist Lama (Teacher of the Dharma)

Yoga teacher and author Kamini Desai, Ph.D. explains karma simply and succinctly like this: 

“Karma is very simple. Who you are is the result of who you have been. And who you will become is the result of who you are now… 

There are two aspects of karma, or cause and effect. 

There’s an internal aspect, and there’s an external aspect. Both of these together lead to the effect or outcome… 

The internal aspect – what you do with whatever is coming to you – has a very profound effect on the final outcome. 

Most of us don’t even pay attention to this. 

So, why this is so powerful is because it implies that if I change how I internally am, with any circumstance, I could change the effect. I could change my karma.” (1)

We can begin to incorporate the practice of Karma Yoga in our lives by: 

– Taking inspired action 

– Releasing expectations or attachments to outcomes 

– Bringing mindfulness to the ways we react and respond to the events in our lives 

– Taking time to get clear about the things we most value in life and incorporate more and more of those things into our days 

– Following our true and authentic purpose and mission, and having the courage to live it and go after it 

– Serving others in ways that inspire and fulfill us

  1. Bhakti Yoga

"Bhakti yoga is a way of transforming your emotion from negativity to utmost pleasantness."

– Sadhguru, Yogic teacher & mystic

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, devotion is:

“the act of dedicating something to a cause, enterprise, or activity.” 

As the path of devotion, Bhakti yoga inspires us to give of ourselves to a cause greater than our present circumstance. 

In this way, we practice devotion daily towards this cause and each day we move more towards it. 

Devotion to a cause doesn’t have to be a grand thing, although it could be.

You can also devote yourself to: 

– your relationship/marriage/family 

– your health and healing 

– empowering your mind 

– your craft or life’s work

In this way, our daily actions become sacred and meaningful. 

This is how we create a life of meaning… 

By finding a cause that speaks straight to our hearts and sets them on fire. 

We practice devotion out of love. 

Besides the path of devotion, Bhakti yoga is also the path of love, but not love as we generally know it. 

For to truly love something or someone means to accept it as it is, in this moment. 

It means to see both sides of it and therefore, experience true gratitude for it being as it is.

"When we love, we become present and expand our space and time horizons or spheres of awareness and influence. Love is the ultimate growth factor."

 – Dr. John Demartini, Educator & Author

We cannot love another or anything else until we’ve learned to love, accept, and appreciate ourselves.

So Bhakti Yoga begins with us.

We can begin to incorporate the practice of Bhakti Yoga in our lives by: 

– cultivating acceptance, appreciation, and tolerance for ourselves 

– cultivating acceptance, appreciation, and tolerance for those closest to us 

– cultivating acceptance, appreciation, and tolerance for others, even strangers 

– for being gentle with ourselves when we get the first three points wrong, or when we mess up 

– making time to find a cause that lights our hearts on fire 

– Being devoted to that cause daily 

– Being devoted to ourselves – our health, our wellbeing, and our stability

  1. Jnana Yoga

"In a yogic context jñana is the wisdom derived from direct acquaintance with the Self."

 – Rolf Sovik, Psychologist & Hatha yoga teacher

Jñana means: “knowing” and “becoming acquainted with.”

This path of knowledge and wisdom is the most difficult path of the four, for it requires serious study and is very intellectually heavy.

The traditional practice of Jnana yoga involves the study of scriptures and yogic texts and is the path to enlightenment through reason.

Through this practice, one gains knowledge of one’s true nature and also gains wisdom and discernment.

Wisdom to differentiate the truth from illusion.

We can begin to incorporate the practice of Jnana Yoga in our lives by: 

– self-study and self-inquiry 

– seeking knowledge in the form of books, lectures, videos, online articles, teachers 

– becoming aware of our unanswered questions – what are we seeking? 

– take time to be in nature 

– meditate and dive into other contemplative exercises 

– become comfortable in silence, don’t run away from it 

– become aware of distractions, addictions, and attachments 

– be comfortable being alone

Can you see how being mindful of these four pillars and slowly putting these principles in practice can lead to more stability and calm in your life?

What are some other ways your relationships, work, stress levels, health, and purpose might be influenced by observing the four pillars?

THE YOGA OF THE MIND – Raja Yoga 

THE YOGA OF ACTION AND EFFECT – Karma Yoga 

THE YOGA OF DEVOTION AND LOVE – Bhakti Yoga 

THE YOGA OF KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM – Jnana Yoga

References: (1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT33lSVDl10



The Personal Wisdom Program and Retreat

• What if you could know the best choice, decision, or direction for you?
• What if you could receive immediate and constant guidance about anything?
• What if you could ask any question in life and always get the best answer?

The answers to these questions are already available to you through your Personal Wisdom. Always ready and waiting for you to hear and trust it, your wisdom is your constant companion. But most people don't access or don't know how to access it. There is a way and there are powerful tools to aid you. The Personal Wisdom Retreat is the fastest way to explore, discover, and experience your personal wisdom. This retreat utilizes and follows a well-planned and specific program of learning, discussing, and sharing.

Your personal wisdom is accessed through six portals, or doors called the Wisdom Essentials. You open those doors and the wisdom they make available using specific tools called the Wisdom "I" Tools. You are already familiar with some of these tools, such as inspiration, insight, imagination, and intention. Yet you may not know how to draw on them consistently or when you most need them. Or, like most people, you may be ignoring or missing the whispering of your wisdom because it is drowned out by the persistent chattering of your mind. Isn't it time you trusted your wisdom to guide your life and especially your choices, rather than the voices of society, past fears, and people who have an agenda for you?

Each day of this powerful retreat introduces and guides you through one of the wisdom portals or doors. Each morning begins with a hike designed for you to experience the wisdom found in that portal in the beauty and energy of the desert. In the afternoon you are introduced to key concepts that help you understand and utilize the wisdom in that portal and especially how you have blocked your access to it. The day concludes with an evening "wisdom share" with a Green Valley professional with vast experience and knowing in that specific portal of wisdom.

"The retreat was AWESOME! Empowering, enlightening.
The Retreat has given me a jumpstart on a plan for a lifetime."

Throughout the retreat you will add to your beautiful Native American made Personal Wisdom bag, symbols, cards, and "Pearls of Wisdom" that help you connect and remember the wisdom you are experiencing. Additionally the journal you are provided stays in your bag to use when you are on the hikes or in the sessions. This unique wisdom bag and its contents become the keeper of your wisdom to take home with you to further your access to your personal wisdom and retrieve your memories after leaving the retreat.

Dr. Jane Miner, Green Valley's life coach and Personal Wisdom Program designer, leads all the hikes and sessions and is joined in the evenings by other Green Valley professionals. The materials and concepts for this program took over ten years to bring together beginning with her own pursuit of wisdom and she carefully guides your personal exploration, discovery, and experiences and those of the group on the same path. A unique part of the retreat is the Personal Wisdom Workbook she wrote just for retreat participants and available only to them.

The retreat is enhanced and supported by the luxurious environment of the Green Valley Spa, the deserts of Southern Utah and the magnificent Zion National Park. The settings are ideal for transforming your life and fully accessing your personal wisdom to guide every aspect of your life.

"Enlightening. I have tools and insights to take home
for a more peaceful, calm, rewarding and enjoyable life."

This retreat is not available anywhere in the world except here at Green Valley and with Dr. Miner. Don't miss out on what previous participants have consistently described as a magical and life-changing week.



Rates through 2008
(7 night package)
Includes accommodations, meals, and Personal Wisdom Retreat.

Register early to reserve your spot as each retreat is limited to ten people.

Please make your reservations and travel plans to arrive on Saturday and depart the following Saturday. The first session begins on Saturday night with the Wisdom Questions Ceremony and concludes the following Friday evening with the Wisdom Emergence Ceremony.

For more details about the Personal Wisdom Program and the retreat schedule go to:
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PROGRAM DATES:
(each retreat begins Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. and concludes Friday at 4:00 p.m.)

March 1st - March 7, 2008
June 7th - June 13th, 2008
Sept. 13th - Sept. 19th, 2008


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•18% will be added to the above rates for state room tax and service fees.

• Rates are based on availability and are subject to change without notice.


Personal Wisdom Program Includes
• Deluxe accommodations at the Coyote Inn at Green Valley

• Three delicious spa cuisine meals each day.

• Six wisdom hikes, led by Dr. Jane Miner, including Zion National Park

• The Wisdom Questions and Emerging Wisdom Ceremonies

• Six two-hour afternoon wisdom concept and strategies sessions

• Five 90 minute evening Wisdom Shares with our Green Valley professionals

• Sunday evening presentation on Discovering the Plan for Your Life and the Thursday evening Green Valley Book Discussion

• The Personal Wisdom Bag, including cards, daily symbols, a personal journal, and glass "Pearls of Wisdom"

• The Personal Wisdom Workbook and a copy of Dr. Miner's new book, The Guide: Knowing the Plan for Your Life

• One personal pre-retreat life coaching telephone session with Dr. Miner

• One personal post-retreat life coaching telephone session with Dr. Miner

• One retreat group post-retreat telephone session.



• Guests may choose anything Spa La Carte from our full spa program. daily hikes, meals, spa treatments, classes, lectures & health or fitness evaluations and much more.
• Take advantage of our breathtaking scenery by participating in our Adventure Challenge, an exciting excursion into our back-country for rock climbing, hiking & rapelling.
• Visit our Spa Treatment Center and revitalize your travel-weary body with a facial or a massage.


Cancellation Policy
A one-night advance deposit is required at the time of booking. Deposits are refundable if you cancel more than thirty days prior toyour arrival date. Deposits are non refundable if you cancel thirty days prior to your arrival. However, your deposit, will be held for one year and can be applied to future reservations. All deposits and cancel fees are based on a per person basis. If you cancel within 10 days of your arrival date, your deposit will be forfeited.

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Early Departure Policy
Your deposit is applied to the last night of your scheduled stay and is nonrefundable in the event of early departure.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in is at 5:00 pm; checkout at 11:00 am. Programs begin with dinner at 6:00 pm and conclude with lunch at 12:00 noon. A luggage holding area is available for your convenience.

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Wisdom Of The Ancients

Medicine today, whether holistic or conventional, has a rich heritage from the world’s civilizations and cultures. These innovative sessions include age-old cultural healing techniques and tribal concepts with a modern approach – Shamanist Vision Journey, Tibetan Sound Concert with ancient bowls, chimes, pipes, chanting and dancing, a Mind Map Process, using color as a guide to unveil individual pathways for heightened performance levels, Spiritual Journey through the symbolic Labyrinth, Oriental Movement and Breathing Techniques to heighten “chi” (life-healing energy), the sense of smell and taming our instincts, and Awakening Inner Wisdom.

Mind Map - $120 for 50 min.

Annalee Allred, Treatment Center Director and acclaimed expert in light and its many colors, brings thirty years of research, experience, and a highly-sensitive visual perception (like a digital read-out) to this simple but remarkable developmental process.

Clears inner and outer energy fields, dispersing chaotic imprints left behind by unrecognized fears and self-doubt – feelings that prevent full expression of our highest potential – activates the innate pathways (both electric and chemical) our energy follows to recognize feelings, process thought and access unique abilities, talents, and higher purpose. Afterwards, a personal rainbow of color is prepared to take away and study – to elevate our performance level and access our dearest dreams.

We all have an energetic signature – a unique frequency pattern – recognizable in the harmonic overtones of our voice and natural scent, as distinct as our fingerprints – easily discernible by those whose senses are attuned to the transmission of subtle energies. This imprint is encoded and radiates out from every cell, forming a series of chemical and electrical pathways through which our life-giving energy follows (like a relay system), instigating our unique sequence of thoughts, feelings and basic motor functions. We could call this our native blueprint – our original inner architecture.

Inhale and Heal - $120 for 50 min.

Lara Wright – famous for her “nose” and highly accurate sense of smell, applied psychologist, intuitive, and founder of the Good Medicine organic products and laboratory

The 2004 Nobel Prize was awarded to two scientists, Axel and Buck, for recent research into the importance of the olfactory system and the sense of smell – their findings show that more of our human genetic structure is attributed to smell than any other sense except for the immune system. As we breathe in, negative and positive molecules in the air discharge certain olfactory receptors in the nose, firing electrical impulses through the limbic system – the seat of our emotions. This therapy works through the olfactory system to recharge and stimulate places where receptor patterns may be blocked or disengaged.

Everyone has an inherent frequency pattern,like a harmonic cord, signature or voiceprint – which is discernible, not only to animals, but to those humans with a developed sense of smell. Lara uses her extraordinary gift of smell to detect her client’s unique pattern and the places where it may be disengaged. She then combines rare essential oils into an alchemical aroma to capture the original essence for each person to take home. Recharges and stimulates receptor patterns to clarify emotional upset and mental confusion, making way for new insight and loving relationships. Bring any questions you may have to this session.

Sacred Sound - $120 for 50 min.

Donell DeMarquessa’s experience in the healing arts spans at least two decades. She has explored and initiated many modalities of sound and its resonant effect for physical healing and spiritual development, as well as tribal rituals and cultural methods, including advanced bodywork, movement, and voice – often used together.

This is a concert of ancient instruments dating back many hundreds of years. Hand-forged Tibetan metal bowls, ganta bells, chimes, and gongs create magnificent harmonics that align and shift the complex neural systems. The penetrating waves move over, around, and through the body, sending strong vibrations that purify and detoxify physical and emotional states, assist in reducing pain, slow down brain waves and may bring profound spiritual awareness.

Shamanic Vision Journey - $120 for 50 min.

Gwen Moon, Shamanic therapist and beloved Native American teacher of ancient beliefs, has inspired our guests for over twenty=five years. Clients world-wide, travel here especially to experience her work. Her Therapies carry the inspiration and wisdom gleaned from decades of participation in Native ceremonies; she serves through the blessings of revered elders and spiritual leaders of many tribes.

You are invited on a magical journey to contact your personal animal guides. Gwen, uses repetitious beat and cadence of native drumming and sweet-smelling grasses to lead the ordinary mind into a dreamlike state of tranquility where the inner world can be felt and listened to – where hidden, latent knowledge is held and experience processed – where visions appear and gifts, high values, and possibilities are revealed. Afterwards, she explores your insights with a traditional understanding of animal symbols – a powerful practice for evolvement of the conscious state. A rare experience.

Shaman Medicine Card Reading - $115 for 50 min.

Utilizes the sixth sense for uncommon insight into the panorama of your life as it unfolds before you. Bring any questions you may have to this session.

Light Works - $120 for 50 min.

This rare treatment utilizes the pioneering techniques of Marcel Vogel, computer pioneer, to transmit crystal energy to the body in an exquisite rainbow of light pulsing from the crown to base. The purpose is to open and revitalize the chakra system, while stimulating the flow of quantum energy throughout physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Spiral Breathing - $125 for 50 min.

Janice Brooks, meditation facilitator and inspirational contemporary shaman, was born with the natural gift of intuition. Her background in the field of human and cognitive development was the launching pad for working with hundreds of children and adults. She has studied, experienced and applied both the scientific and spiritual practices of breathwork for the last 20 years.

These techniques, developed by Janice Brooks, are powerful tools for transformation, healing, happiness and reconnection to the true essence of who you are. For thousands of years, mystical traditions of the world have used breathing techniques. When you learn and actively practice conscious breathing, you sleep better, increase your metabolism and immune system, and are less prone to anxiety or panic attacks. She leads her clients through breathing exercises (different five step sensory-integrated patterns during the powerful session. A spherical connected, breathing rhythm will increase brain-body connection, enhance creative expression, finely tune and heighten states of aliveness.

Rainbow Writing - $125 for 50 min.

Janice Brook’s back ground in scientifically – based developmental training and spiritually-oriented teachings taps into the rich reservoir of human potential. She uses the age-old practice of symbolic imagery, storytelling and writing as soul-messengers to guide you into a sacred soul-space for personal exploration and creative renewal.

A Sense of Calling - $125 for 50 min.

Janice uses a full range of transformational somatic learning experiences; poetry, music, movement, reading and writing, and storytelling – as soul-messengers, to facilitate your journey into your sacred soul-calling space for creative explorations. She will help you tune-in, listen, and harmonize messages and impulses inside your conscious and sub-conscious mind, nurture your creativity, elevate your sense of purpose, and strengthen your intuition.

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Wisdom Of The Ancients Retreat

The “Wisdom Of The Ancients Retreat” is designed to rekindle passion and meaning, reignite creativity and understanding, to remind us of our forgotten dreams and the enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures.

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Program Includes:

Program Rates:

Weekly: $2,765*

* Prices do not include tax and resort fees.

To assist our guests in choosing a room to fit their needs, view a photo gallery of our rooms HERE. 

> For room upgrades or occupancy discounts, call our reservationist at 1-800-237-1068. 



REMEMBER YOUR SENSES?

Though often unnoticed in the hustle and bustle of our modern world, the senses influence our perceptions and behavior for good or misfortune. They elevate us to lofty heights or lead us into perpetual despair, depending on our level of awareness.

When we pay careful attention, even a quick walk past a bakery, the sight of a garden in bloom, a song that moves our limbs with abandon, a decadent dessert or the soft caress of a loved one will remind us of the magic and meaning of life.

Come and experience the exhilaration of ancient desert lands, of uncommon therapies and healing hands – An Enchanted Desert Refuge under an Infinite Sky.

We use sound, color, smell, taste and touch to broaden and deepen the scope of your basic senses, attuning your awareness beyond ordinary perception to awaken a higher nature with a new sense of responsibility, generosity of spirit and quality of love.

Each day we provide a daily dose of energy through the language of the senses—private vibrational therapies, hands-on bodywork and group experiences in sensory integration: time spent with nature in our desert wonderland—Native American Vision Journey—a sound concert using ancient Tibetan singing bowls and chants—energy-enlivening body movements such as Tai Chi and Yoga, intuitive writing and water color – daily meditation—nutritious meals and beds like clouds.

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