Join Dianné Jean Aldrich in the beautiful and nourishing 4Pillars4Health EcoSpace. Create or enhance your current integrated wellness practice in this peaceful yurt with the sky shining down through a five foot dome skylight, a warm fire burning in the wood stove, the scents of cedar, sage and sweetgrass, all while being hugged by the giant white oak trees that surround the space and peek through the windows. Spend a few or more meditative moments prior to or after your session in the wooded wonderland of native plants, winding paths and seasonal beauty of the Arcadia Gardens. This unique urban retreat is in the heart of Monona and you are most welcome to come and enjoy the moment.
We must be the change we wish to see in the world
When you have all the answers about a building before you start building it, your answers are not true. The building gives you answers as it grows and becomes itself.
Integrity is the deepest quality in a building.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Sacredness is found in everyday architecture by perceiving the relationships between the many levels of its totality – mind, body, environment, home, community, and cosmos.
Anthony Lawlor, A Home for the Soul
Places speak to us. What they say affects us and inﬂuences our behavior. Their messages stem from the underlying attitudes with which places are planned, made, used, and maintained. Few of us consciously acknowledge these messages, but subliminally we all experience them, are all affected by them.
Christopher Day, Spirit and Place
The connection between human beings and the places we ﬁnd ourselves in is reciprocal; one reﬂects the other. The places where we live and work and play and gather shape our levels of happiness, productivity, distress, comfort, and tranquility. Everything about these places – from the quality of the air and light to the colors and textures to the level of noise and the degree of inspiration – inﬂuences our capacity for thought, rest, and relationship.
Claudia Horwitz, Spiritual Activist
What is the MOST we can GIVE to users of this place, to its surroundings and community, to the future, and to all of life?
Helen Berliner, Enlightened by Design
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
One’s sense of place is a function of how well it provides a center for one’s life interests. Just as human being is ﬂexible, so space is charged with qualities, is able to shape and transform us as we come to know it and enter into relationship with it.
Buttimer/Seamon, The Human Experience of Space and Place
A true spiritual sanctuary is not limited by defined space. Nor is it just a place of physical and emotional security. Actually, ﬁnding true sanctuary means expressing who we really are. True sanctuary is the ‘place’ where we abide in our true selves.
Les Kaye, Zen at Work