What are the accommodations for sleeping, bathrooms, etc?
We have four circular, exotic, and beautiful Tibetan Yurts, thirty two feet in diameter and sitting right at the foot of Mt. Rainier. The circle is known from ancient times to be the most auspicious form of community. It is said that once people sit in the millionth circle, there will finally be peace on earth.
One yurt will be used as our teaching, meditation and yoga space. The other three yurts will be used for sleeping spaces and socializing and will include bathrooms. There is a restroom trailer located close to the yurts which has showers and additional bathrooms.
Next to the yurts there is also a “tiny house” for people with special needs. There are more sleeping accommodations in our big log house for teachers and overflow.
What sort of food will be provided?
We will provide three meals each day that you’re on the farm, as well as some snacks if you get hungry at other times. The food is nutritious, delicious, and mostly vegan. We frequently use food directly from our gardens whenever it is available! When you sign up for classes you can let us know about any specific dietary preferences or needs you may have.
What if I have a disability?
Please let us know if you have a disability and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Is there WiFi? What about cell service?
We do have WiFi access on the property. Cell service may be spotty depending on the provider. However, coming to the farm is a great chance to disconnect from technology and the rest of the world and to experience life away many of the distractions of modern life. During many of our groups we will ask for cell phones to be turned off or left behind for the day!
How does enrollment work? How do I sign up for classes?
This will depend on the class. We are currently offering some classes on this website in the “Classes and Products” section. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our contact information is on this website in the “Contact” section.
Some of our classes (like Eco-Psychology, Equine Therapy and Heart-Centered Astrology have set dates and those will be published along with the class offering.
Other classes are to be scheduled by the individual group that enrolls. For example, our Family Edu-Vacations, Corporate Retreats and Family Therapy weekends are individually reserved.
All of our Wellness Institute classes have set dates. However, Equine Therapy can be arranged two days ahead and individually added to those trainings.
What should I bring with me?
What you should bring may vary depending on the season —
Long and short-sleeved shirts
Sturdy tennis shoes and/or light weight hiking shoes
In warmer, dryer months (usually May—September):
Swim suit (we have a pool!)
In colder, wetter months (usually October—April):
Rain jacket with hood
Heavier jacket with hood
Optional (year round):
A small backpack or waist pack (to bring stuff during hikes)
Music and musical instruments that YOU LOVE
PHOTOS TO SHARE
Artwork, poetry and anything else you love (except your dog)
Note: If you are a light sleeper, you may want to bring eye shades, head phones and/or ear plugs and download the app “White Noise” on your phone or computer. We have a rooster that can be noisy in the mornings! However, the farm is generally very quiet and tranquil and most people have no problems sleeping.
What should I NOT bring with me?
Non-prescription drugs or alcoholic beverages
What animals do you have?
Three therapy dogs
One cow (Bessie)
Eleven chickens including one rooster
Two bee hives