AquaMystica was born in the fertile valley of Southern Oregon, specifically in the city of Ashland. Our home temple has had several locations in Ashland, landing finally and gratefully at the Featherstone Oasis (see below). As the ministry grows, in keeping with one of our great missions, there are other Water Temples currently seeded and growing in both Kona, HI, and Santa Cruz, CA. And we sure do love our sister pool in Portland, OR - the Sage Healing Pool, founded by Robin Bodhi. Harbin Hot Springs is in many ways the Motherland of AquaMystica, where Jumana studied with Shantam Lanz and Richard Bock and first came to really know the Water. Harbin is also the site of many AquaMystica retreats.
ANNOUNCING.......our new home at FEATHERSTONE OASIS!
In stewardship to the living ministry that is AquaMystica, we have had to dig deep and find the devotion, consistency, commitment, curiosity and willingness to follow the golden thread, one step in front of the other. We aren't currently aware of any models of warm healing pools that are dedicated as a temple, a living ministry, AND an open, community-supported, community-inspired gathering place. Finding our home, our way, our offerings, and the full potential of AquaMystica is a daily exploration. Fusing Water Medicine and the sensibilities of True Contact in the Water with couples' work, full moon and new moon ceremonies, Sensoriums, group offerings, and co-facilitation with other healing modalities in the area have been some of the many fruitful and inspiring avenues of new creation.
And so we feel incredibly grateful to have been invited to raise our home temple at the Featherstone Oasis! Featherstone is dedicated to the balanced alchemy of our Inner and Outer Journeys, both solo and within community, honoring the Wisdom of cultures worldwide, especially the Native Tribes of our region. Located in a lush valley, blessed by Neil Creek, and held strong by the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains, Featherstone houses extraordinary bird habitat - it is their fallen feathers and the stony, singing Neil Creek that inspires the Sanctuary name.
The Water Temple will be joining two tipis, food gardens, a large Medicine Wheel, healing horses, and an already sweet community of healers, yoga teachers, builders and priestesses on the land. We are SO excited about the synergy, as well as the location of the Sanctuary -right on the south end of Ashland, peaceful, yet only minutes away from all the other wonderful things Ashland has to offer. We anticipate that the pool will be up and open again by mid September of 2015, with all sorts of new offerings that have been steadily seeding themselves into our hearts and hands.