Our mission has evolved over time. We are coming from a mission of >> Catalyzing community-based, on-the-ground programs, projects & people that foster a vibrant, just & resilient world. Our goal is to accelerate the design & implementation of regenerative, nature-based systems & culture. Our vision is of humanity living by the wisdom of nature in a way that honors & supports life in peaceful & thriving cohabitation. NOTE: Since our inception, our mission has evolved into >> Anchoring the divine feminine on the planet through the earthy & erotic arts. Our goal is to harmonize humanity through supporting women’s sexuality, liberation & emboldened embodiment. Our vision has expanded to include full engagement & integration of our pleasure bodies as part of our healed humanity.
A transformed junkyard & crack house…turned Goddess Sanctuary & Eco-Urban Homestead. We are a living-learning laboratory & hive of activity. For years, we ran a guest house, but now we house a community of residents, managers, interns, practitioners & friends. We are located a few blocks from downtown Asheville, NC. Our 1.3 acre site demonstrates integrated ecological systems. Extensive gardens, ponds, waterfalls, natural building, recycled stone courtyard & terraces grace our site. We grow food & make medicine, capture & use rainwater, & show others how to do the same. We believe in creating the world we want to live in now & putting our beliefs into practice in our own backyard. If you would like more details, here they are.
Please come visit, participate, share & take the leap toward being all that you can be in this world — it is calling you!
Asheville & the surrounding area is abundant with people, projects & initiatives that are creating a dynamically engaging place to live (& visit). We recognize the land, rivers, mountains, trees & other living beings of this bioregion as our greater community of which we are so blessed to be a part. We also celebrate you here! The People! You who have come from many walks of life. Spanning from our own neighborhood to more than 20 countries. Many of you are looking to deepen your skills, visions, paths & next steps toward creating the world & life you know is possible. Whatever your reason for connecting with us, we are here!
Part of the magic of the Sanctuary is all the extraordinary people who work, volunteer, and pass through this community hub. What an inspiring place! ~ Matthew Abrams, advisory council
It takes a village to BE a village. Participation comes in many forms. What speaks to you? Whatever it is, we welcome you to find out more & get involved!
- Programs: If you would like to gain real life skills & practices, we have worked with an array of phenomenal teachers & programs for years & are are now proud to be endorsing their offerings! Check out these program opportunities & discounts!
- Residency: If you would like to live with us at the Sanctuary for a month to a year, we look forward to hearing from you. Please find details here & be in touch!
- Visit: If you would like to come for a little visit & stay on site, we have rooms available. Contact email@example.com.
- Residential internships: If you would like to live, learn & grow with us for a full season, we look forward to hearing from you. Visit our residential internship page & be in touch!
- Local internships: We offer internships for locals, varying from 3 months to 1 year. Social media, site & gardens, programs & development, videography & more. Be in touch.
- Worktrades: We provide 1 to 4 week worktrades in exchange for you to stay with us. Apply here.
- Volunteer: Volunteers are typically folks who want to come help for a few hours or couple days. Contact us!
- Support Us: We welcome….and don’t ya know….we love your financial support! From modest to eye-popping. If you’d like to make a contribution, contact us!
Imagine if all people cared for their land, every neighborhood connected their properties, created wildlife habitat with rainwater ponds, grew pollinator gardens, shared food.
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What’s possible for creating our home right where we are with the people, land & creatures around us? ~ Janell Kapoor, founder