Subject: Wilbur News for March 2018

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C A R E T A K E R ' S  L E T T E R
Dear Friends of Wilbur:

Rarely do I discuss politics in my articles in the Wilbur Newsletter. I typically leave my expression of politics for my radio program, Mind Body Health & Politics which broadcasts on National Public Radio affiliate KZYX in Mendocino County.

Here I shall make an exception because the #MeToo movement is so critically important.

This past week I interviewed Tamara Holder, the lawyer, author and national Fox news commentator who courageously blew the whistle on sexual harassment, and assault, at Fox news. As a result of her courageous act, she lost her job and has become ​ostraciz​ed in the world of media.

In this especially important interview, Tamara describes in detail, her emotionally painful experiences, subsequent to speaking truth to power. The entire interview is available on the archive for my web site,

We who care for, and maintain, Wilbur Hot Springs Sanctuary for the Self, are proud of our record as an ultimately safe place where all people are treated with equal dignity and respect.

My deepest thanks to each and every one of you for co-creating the Wilbur Experience and contributing to our ultimately safe environment. Every single gentle, cooperative and friendly act adds to the emotional environment at Wilbur and is healing.
Say hello the next time you are At Wilbur. We are the tall couple with the smiling eyes and laughing hearts.

With affection for each of you,

Richard and Jolee,
Caretakers, Wilbur Hot Springs

Richard Louis Miller, M.A., Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology
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Psychedelic Medicine
Monday - Thursday 20% Discount for Overnight Stays
2018 Wilbur offer- 20% off for overnight stays Monday - Thursday
*not applicable during holiday periods

Welcome Michael Wedgley and Jen Maniaci
New to the family here at Wilbur are Jen Maniaci and Michael Wedgley. Jen was the Onsite Retreat Coordinator for 2 years at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga before the Tubbs fire completely devastated the Ranch back in October. After we contacted the Ranch to see if we could provide any assistance to their team, her and Michael came and interviewed for positions. We enthusiastically invited Jen to be our new Assistant Manager, and Michael to be our Administrative Coordinator.
Michael and Jen have found their place here over the last month, and enjoy being off grid where they are avidly cooking and fermenting food. You may see them out and about hunting for rocks, or just soaking in the beautiful experiences of Wilbur’s nature and waters.
Spring at the Springs!
Wow! It is heating up here at Wilbur. If we didn’t know any better, we’d think it was already spring. The staff here are enjoying the ability to walk around in t-shirts, and the guests are starting to picnic around the property. The days are perfect and the nights are optimal for soaking in the flumes. If I had to choose only one time of the year to be at Wilbur, this would be it.
Soon we expect to see many of the beautiful and edible mustard greens and flowers growing in the hills. Many of our guests can be seen harvesting the wild greens. A little known fact is that mustard greens are widely used in Saag Paneer - a wonderful Indian dish.
We invite you to come out and soak in the world’s best waters during the season’s best weather here at Wilbur Hot Springs.

Forgot to bring your towel along?

No worries! Wilbur Hot Springs now has towels available for purchase to ensure that you are taken care of. The new towels are 100% cotton and available for $10 in the country store.
World Bathing Day

Wilbur Hot Springs is supporting this petition to the UN to declare JUNE 22 - World Bathing Day - we encourage everyone to partake by signing at
Please share this link with all your friends - we hope to celebrate WORLD BATHING DAY on June 22, 2018 with you!
March 23-25 with Chef Marion

Guest Chef Weekend includes the following delicious and healthy meals served Wilbur buffet style: Friday dinner; Saturday continental breakfast, brunch and dinner; and Sunday continental breakfast and brunch.

Future 2018 Wilbur Guest Chef Weekends
  • April 20-22
  • May 11-13
  • Sept 14-16
  • Oct 19-21
  • Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Celebrations
  • Dec 30- Jan 1 New Year's Feast

Call to make your reservation (530) 473-2306

2018 Dates
April 6 - 8 May 4 - 6 • June 8 - 10
Sept 21 - 23 • Oct 5 - 7

Join Sarana in 2018 for a weekend of breathing, chanting, asana and soaking in the healing mineral waters of Wilbur. Strengthen your practice while relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind.

You’ll step back from your daily routines and retreat to this sacred land, home to healing waters that have been used for renewal for centuries.

The popular SaranaYoga retreats at Wilbur always fill up fast. Please click below for additional details, and/or to make your reservation.

Plan Your 2018 Retreat Here
Dates for upcoming Wilbur events, workshops, specialized practitioners, and closures
are noted on our Wilbur event calendar on our website.
Complimentary Meditations March 3 - 4

Complimentary to all Wilbur Guests ~ Shundo offers guided meditations. Come up for the day or stay the weekend to enjoy all that he has to offer. Visit our website for more details and to learn more about Shundo check out his website:
Complimentary Workshop March 6
Readings March 7 and 8
Rev. Julia Harrell is a spiritual minister who’s greatest joy is offering guidance to help others find their own higher truth on their path of daily living and awakening. 
Julia has had extensive training in clairvoyance techniques, spiritual healing modalities and trance mediumship for the past 17 years, with prior esoteric (meditation as a service to humanity) practice for 22+ years. Visit our website for more details and you can learn more about her and her certifications on her website at
March 10 and 11 at 8 a.m.
Complimentary for all guests

Come join us for a simple, gentle set of exercises based on Chinese traditional medicine and martial arts, suitable for all ages, all body types, and all levels of mobility. Enjoy having fun while learning about and practicing Tai Chi. John has been a Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor since 1985. He offers classes in Paradise, CA with a focus on the senior citizen community. John is also a massage therapist here at Wilbur. He incorporates the movement, stillness, touch, pressure, chi (energy), manipulation, and breathing of these ancient vibrational healing arts into massage. Find out more....
Complimentary Meditation with Anyes
March 16 - 17

Visit our website for more details.
March 24 at 12:30 PM
Dr. Miller will be signing his new book, Psychedelic Medicine, in the Wilbur Library.
If you have not already done so, please pick up your copy at Wilbur's Country Store  or at any of the following these locations:
Wilbur Hot Springs is now hiring for the following positions:
  • General maintenance
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage therapists
If you are interested in this position and you would like to join our family here at Wilbur Hot Springs, kindly send your resume to:
3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987-9709 - 530-473-2306
Photos by Trinette Reed, Meg Solegui, and Jenny Maniaci
3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987, United States
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