A circular earthen bench space created for conversational gatherings, mindfulness talks, and hanging out.  SANCTUARY was built by over 100 community members, funded in part by a grant to the Mil-Tree Organization, whose mission is to help veterans heal through community and the arts.  


Aaron Mueller & Zen Monk Jim Yugen           
Dharma Time - FRI, SAT & SUN  9:30am – 11:30am

If the bass dropped in the desert, and no one was there to hear it, did it make a sound?  We have all come here seeking something, maybe that something already lies within.  Join us each morning for open sitting meditation followed by questions and answers on basic meditative practice.  Its easier than you think!  Hosted by Aaron Mueller and Zen monk Jim Yugen Lakey. Aaron Mueller has traveled extensively in Asia and teaches simple Buddhist practice.  Rev. Jim Yugen Lakey trained for 6 years with Tenshin Fletcher Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center and is a senior Zen priest. He lives in Yucca Valley where he leads the Mojave Zen group who meet every Tuesdayevening at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church.

Andrew Ecker
The Sacred 7 - Fri 1:15pm & Native American Talking Circle - SUN11:45pm
The Sacred 7 - Learn the transition in humanities evolution; from being an earth based culture to JOB based culture.   Most importantly, how we transition back to being more centered around ourselves, family, and community.  Explore our relationship to the AIR-WATER-FIRE-EARTH through a simple form of introduction.  Native American Inspired Talking Circle - Participants will be able to have a safe place to share and connect with one another through words prayer and song. We will open up the heart to really feel what it means to be human, and walk together in the journey of life. Andrew will also lead a Drum Ceremony at the Positive Vibration Station on FRI @ 4pm.

Asa Anunciation 
Breath & Presence w/ Cacao Ceremony - FRI 11:45am, SAT 6:15pm, SUN 3pm                      
As individuals we can tend to leave or be distracted from the present moment. The breath supports the individual to stay, come and maintain presence in the moment.  You will be invited to show up for yourself, guided to breath and be present with yourself. In this intuitive class, you may experience bliss, a strong feeling of being present with yourself, joy, healing, happiness & thankfulness. Asa is a personal trainer, reiki certified.

Brooke Rosen 
Guided Meditations: Body As Stillness - FRI, SAT & SUN 8:15am – 9:15am  
In this meditation, we will explore our felt-sense perception of body and body-boundary through an experiential curiosity into the unnamable. Through turning our attention inward and releasing the need to know, we gain a palpable sense of what it means to be abiding in stillness and the multidimensional expressions of stillness as it lives, breathes, and evolves through, around, and as us. We will tap into the wisdom of the heart, journeying story-less into our unique enfleshment as love. 

Catherine Svehla, Phd
Mythic Mojo Power Hour - SAT 11:45am             
Mythic Mojo is story magic and the transformative power of myth.  Step into the story circle. Laugh, think, stretch your mind, open your heart, and find your place in the tale. Local mythologist and storyteller extraordinaire, Catherine will help you start a mini-revolution in consciousness. Keep the mystery in your life alive.  Catherine will also be in the Healing Oasis throughout the weekend, offering up Mythological Medicine for Soulful Seekers.

Dana Stiles
Singing Bowl & Voice Alchemy - FRI 3pm, SAT 1:15pm & SUN 1:30pm 
Dana invites listeners to lay or relax as we move through the body with vibration. I've written an Affirmation Song for each chakra that I sing in harmony with 7 crystal singing bowl. The intention in the lyrics, the harmony of my voice and the bowl's vibration create an alchemy of sound for listeners to bathe in as they allow their body to enter a meditative state where it can heal itself, align and rejuvenate. 

Mil-Tree Org - Cheryl Montelle       
Get to know Mil-Tree  FRI & SAT 4:30pm 
Our mission is to bring veterans, active-duty military, and civilians helping each other to address the wounds of the soul through communication and art. On Friday, enjoy the healing benefits of sound waves (gongs, bowls) by Ryan Mussen & Vincent Accardi. On Saturday, enjoy a A presentation and community dialogue with Catherine Svehla PhD, mythologist, storyteller, artist, and activist. How can mythology help us understand and heal the wounds of war?  Mil-Tree brings diverse people in the community together to increase mutual understanding and respect, and provides safe opportunities to express, help process, and support in the healing of soul wounds, especially those of war, through the power of storytelling, speak-outs, healing retreats, art, music, movement, and nature.

Seaira O’brien 
Wholey Huwman !       SAT 2:45pm – 4:15pm  
"Wholey Huwman - Rock ya Chakras"  A Wholistic Healing playshop celebrating all gender & skin spectrum inclusiveness through the power of the word vibration! Evolution Revolution! Being huwman!  Peaceniks United For the Webs of Life.  A heartful-minded dialogue will be lead through the experience of our bio-dynamic chakras (energy stations in the body). Simple yogic body movements & sound healing mantra chanting will be shared for personal & global healing vibration. We will work with clay to make lil huwman being artifacts as we connect dots in discussion. Tools for the Times! Raising Our E.Q. (Emotional-Intelligence Quotient).