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Shinrin Yoku (japanese for forest bathing) Weekends

Shinrin Yoku (japanese for forest bathing) Weekends

Step out of linear, calendar & clock time for a weekend, and come Shin Rin Yoku, or forest bath at one of our Sacred Ranches where the harmonious order of sacred time presides.

As you bathe in the vibrant living cyclic presence of the natural forests, our developing food forests, and all our ranch animal members you will start to remember who you are, and what your personal journey/legend is.

As you bathe in bathe in nature’s harmony, unplugged from the city/urban stress filled life, you get to participate in the active life of an ecological ranch village. You will experience a wide variety of activities such as milking goats and making cheese, planning a food forest and planting it, making your own soap and cleaning products. You’ll learn how to turn your urban back yard into a forest bath and so much more!

Benefits of Shinrin Yoku

  • Reduces stress hormones, so the concentration of cortisol in the saliva is decreased. Cortisol is the stress hormone. 
  • Lower heart rate and more variability
  • NK cells (natural killer cells) increase with a two night/three day stay, and the cells are healthier and better equipped to destroy cancer and viruses
  • Promotes serenity, improves mood and sense of well-being
  • Ability to concentrate even in those with ADHD
  • Accelerates recovery following surgery
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves libido and sexual energy
  • Improves visual health

To be fully present and a guide for each person, we limit attendance to 8.




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Written by Julian Katari
I'm part of the Owl Co-creator team, co-creating and envisioning a new world full of wellness!

Cohabitation Dehesas

Dehesa- The word comes from the old growth multifunctional agrosylvopastoral systems of Spain. The dehesas of Spain (Montados in Portugal) are examples of ecosystems where humans play a constructive role, maintaining and improving the landscape to benefit wilderness, all its inhabitants and humans equally. The area of land belongs to the village/cohabitors in common.

Forests seem permanent and natural. Few are. For at least 6,000 years men and women have shaped the woods. The forests as we know them are products of craft/art-ing.

Up until our time a forest was not a wilderness. From it might be harvested timber, firewood, tanbark, charcoal, fence and hurdle poles, splints for wattle, grass to pasture sheep, goats, cattle, horses, bison and more, acorns to fatten hogs, honey from beehives, ink from oak galls. In return, the users left the dung of the grazing animals.

A good dehesa looks like a park. The principal trees are oak, and under the trees are grasses and many more forage plants.

No one gets individually rich on a Dehesa, yet all live well. It requires a complex code of use allied to half a dozen crafts (or more) in a system of care and protection for all who come after. This has been going on since the bronze age and before. Since the Neolithic age crops have been planted among the trees.


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Owl can see that which others cannot, which is the essence of true wisdom

Our body and wings

Our talons of self sustainment

Meet the Sensei

The Journey



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Arting/Crafting careers

 Working for a living= merely surviving

Career-ing= inspiring for a short time

Art-ing/crafting vocation-ing= awakened radiantly happy living a full filling life.


Since humans began to build and settle down, there have been two versions of the world; the world made with wood, and the world made with coal and oil. One lasted 12 to 15 millenia, the other has lasted about 250 years so far, and is crumbling into non being.

Humans arose through the exercise of memory, reason and skill in a world that was warming and blooming. Memory gave to reason its material and skill proved a thought to be true (or not). Skill suggested a turn of the wrist, memory preserved it, reason compared it.

The human attributes-courage, faithfulness, patience, fortitude, prudence and honor were forged where the faculties met, in the making of home in the world.

Human beings learned from the woods around them. The more the people worked with the oak, the more the oak taught them what it could do.

When we talk about prehistoric Britain we tend to think of Stonehenge. What we seldom realize is that Stonehenge is by no means unique. Most of the henges that have been excavated were largely or entirely made of oak posts.

The shapes and patterns of all the henges are called entropic because it is thought that they were created within the eyes itself.

The human mind grew through the knowledge born of Art, of Craft, and in order to make, our ancestors had to imagine. In order to imagine, they had to make. Between thinking/imagining and making (art-ing/crafting) the world we know emerged.

To imagine and to make (art, craft) are reinforcing pairs that awaken your spirit to life a big talented full-filling life.


The journey

Crafting Dojo Opportunities

Service and volunteering dojo

Throw coins into the sacred pond

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Who is us

We are re-enchanting our world by honoring and celebrating everybody and everything while Art-ing a good life for all.


About aatl

Owl- wings and body

Our Renunciations

Our Animal Tribe

Our Human Tribe

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