il Santuario (known by some for the past 20 years as elkdream farm) is moving into a “short stay options” mode. As part of our “nourish and educate” initiative, we are making arrangements to provide respite and support for those seeking a brief escape from the cultural trance.
We have supported personal growth, cultural exchange and personal transformation for numerous people over the course of many years, and are now creating an open, quiet space for rest, relaxation, reflection, and nourishing inputs – home cooked (and in many cases home grown) wholesome food, emotional safety and support, simplicity, beauty and moving with awareness in the moment.
Considered a “restorative niche” by introverted types, il Santuario offers an opportunity to temporarily disconnect from the harried frenzy of daily life, to contemplate ones current circumstances, thoughtfully consider endings and beginnings, and allow oneself to settle into a state of soul-nourishing stillness.
Considered a quiet retreat for traveling sages, il Santuario offers an opportunity to connect with self and nature in a deeper way, move at your pace, and feel supported and nourished on your journey.
Long-term plans include development of an “end of life” setting – a place for mindful living and conscious dying – coordinated with the LCC nursing program and Sacred Heart Hospice. A place for those making the transition and their families to spend their final chapter together on-site in a peaceful setting with appropriate emotional and medical support.