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Invest in Natures Gate ~ making a dream a reality
The Sanctuary at Nature’s Gate is a center for education and spiritual awakening with programs for children and adults focused on growth, personal empowerment, freedom and enlightenment.
Our mission is to create a thriving healing and creative arts community that is a model for land stewardship through conscious co-creation with the spiritual realms enlivening the land and community.
At the core of this mission is the devotional service exemplified by a care-taking community committed to fostering Unity Consciousness as a way of being.
Located in picturesque Washington County, New York, on 80 acres of forest, fields and wetlands., open rolling lawns with ponds, meandering streams, lovely gardens and well maintained trails invite people to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. The main house and outbuildings are supportive of intimate retreats and personalized workshops. This is a place of serenity where people come to relax, contemplate, receive healing, be inspired, learn and create.
For over 5 years, Elandara has been listening to the land, receiving visions and guidance from the spiritual realm and developing a Master Plan for the property. We are truly in changing times, and the need for facilities and programs that support personal empowerment and offer immersion in nature are tremendous.
The Sanctuary at Natures Gate is a living classroom for adults and children . All who come are nourished by the quiet serenity this place offers.
A personal story from our spiritual and program director, Elandara
I am a visionary artist and am deeply connected to the land and to awakening consciousness. I trust those spirit filled voices and visions and live by them. I now realize that for twenty years, visions I have been painting led me to this new home. In 2014 these visions began to appear in greater detail, showing me area maps and images of streams and waterfalls. I literally walked into my dream in September 2015 when I purchased this property. A good friend was visiting and asked if the property had a name. As I stood quietly and asked for its name, "Nature’s Gate" came through loud and clear. Since that initial message, the name has changed to "The Sanctuary at Natures Gate". This name aptly describes the feeling one has when entering the property, as though a portal opens to beauty and serenity inviting you in to explore more deeply. Many who come here feel they are home and feel peace that permeates.
It took a lot of trust and courage to follow my visions and now I am called to reach out and begin the fund raising necessary to grow the mission. Some of the important groundwork has been accomplished. The property was purchased with cash and I have begun to share the vision for Nature’s Gate with the community. The “Elandra Arts” website has been revamped and my healing collection of flower essences are rebranded under the name ”Essence of Life”. Workshops are underway, clients are coming for services and the gardens are growing and overflowing with abundance. I am beyond thrilled to be working with and learning more about horses.
During the summer of 2017 I received inner guidance to "return the land back to itself." Visions for the expansion of the Sanctuary and Renovation of buildings were given late summer and I began the process of researching land trusts and creating the 5 year plan. The Board of Directors for Nature's Gate Land Stewardship model is developing and we are in an exciting phase. of creating goals, and building our programs. Inspired and committed individuals are coming on board to support the dream, and we hope to launch our vision for a model land stewardship program this year. If you would like to get involved with helping with this process, we would love to hear from you!
As we have been progressing towards our mission, the importance of offering inspired programs that integrate spirituality into our daily lives are being developed. We will be creating two keystone educational opportunities for adults and children which will be The School of Divinity and The Children of the Earth School. Plans are developing for the expansion of our existing barn to be used as a primary program center. This building will incorporate two large program / classroom spaces, a dining wing and kitchen. While these plans are in development, programs are currently held in the main house which supports smaller group events.
Our Capital Campaign continues to unfold and includes the design and construction of several structures. This will be a phased construction plan beginning with the reconstruction of the existing barn. The Master Plan includes a Health and Wellness Building to be located where the current 3 bay garage stands. It will provide state of the art healing technologies and will integrate healing arts from various disciplines that include Eastern and Western modalities. Flower Essence Therapy, Herbal Tinctures, Ayurveda and other complimentary medicines for health and wellness will be offered to support our guests and the community. Additions onto the main house will include a wing for a Resident Teacher and expansion for retreat guests. Future plans also include design and construction of housing for a Caretaker Community. This community will incorporate individuals and families who are committed to helping maintain and grow the visionary model for The Sanctuary at Natures Gate.
You are invited to join us in helping establish a New Model of conscious co-creation in harmony with the land and in support of enlightened vision. Programs are being developed that will support our local community and enliven health and well being for children and adults.
The vision for the design, construction and land use is to utilize regional services, on site eco-forestry "green" practices and take advantage of off the grid renewable energy conversion and "green design" for new construction.
We welcome you to Join our Team!
Your financial contributions are greatly appreciated. The contributions that have come in from the first investors have been used to purchase equipment needed to maintain the property. We are truly grateful for this support. As we expand, investor contributions will go towards creating additional facilities for workshop and retreat events as well as construction for housing a "caretaker community" who will live on the property and assist with tending to the property and be on staff to help with programs.
Funding also goes towards education and scholarships. Healing services and counseling are often offered on sliding scale and the clients' ability to pay. Your financial contributions are a wonderful way to pay it forward!
Together we will create a model of land stewardship that inspires others to expand their vision of what the land has to offer and enlivens the greater community.
Any contribution is greatly appreciated – large of small.
If you would like a detailed Master Plan listing, please contact Elandara
With the deepest of gratitude,