The Depression Workshop
The Depression Workshop is a learning series for people who live with low moods and are interested in learning how to lower the impact and disruption these episodes have on their lives.
The classes put depression in biological, psychological, and sociological context, identifying and dispelling myths and misunderstandings while presenting the most recent, reliable research available on a variety of interventions.
The Depression Workshop is not therapy, it is education for people who live with frequent low moods. The curriculum is built around a set of teachable, practical skills and ideas that are grounded in research. These classes are appropriate whether you have a formal diagnosis from a mental health professional or not.
Ease Mountain Yoga & Wellness
At Ease Mountain Yoga, we emphasize small classes and affordable private and semi-private yoga instruction.
The goal is to meet each yoga practitioner where she or he is, and help facilitate spiritual and personal growth.
All are welcome, but we have a particular interest in people who may feel uncomfortable or intimidated to go to a class - for whatever reason. Our mission it to create a yoga studio for all body types.
Our focus is to maintain a space where students feel comfortable and safe growing and advancing in their practice as well as supporting their spiritual growth. We encourage and welcome all practitioners, new and experienced, to explore what insights and transformations yoga and movement practices may hold for them.
The Sarana Park Forest Homestead
The Sarana Park Forest Homestead is a private 23 acre redwood forest refuge in a mountain range that borders California's magnificent Central Coast.
"Sarana" is a word from Pali, an ancient Buddhist language - it means "safe place," or "refuge."
The intention is to offer supportive space for reflection, restoration, and solitude for people in need. It is a "re-boot camp" - a place where guests can take some time to recharge, rest, and experience nature.
At this stage in the development of the forest homestead, guests who are comfortable camping can stay and are fed in exchange for a few hours of work each day in the gardens or other parts of the property - no money changes hands.