Join our project: The Flowing River Sanctuary
A Safe Place to Land
Join Prajna in her incredible efforts to share teachings, build community, and create a holistic movement & art based care home/community with a permaculture design for people with special challenges and those who care for them; a vital space for spiritual practice and human evolution. Watch our video that shows phase one of our project. Help us move to phase two.
“I offer my services as a means to support The Flowing River Sanctuary — “A Safe Place to Land.” We are a not for profit project creating a holistic movement & art based educational adult care home/community with a permaculture design for young adults with special challenges that need a supportive and holistic community to continue to grow and thrive. The river of life continues to flow with the steadfast love that challenge brings us through these beautiful young people. They call humanity toward a paradigm shift that supports all of us to live a dignified, rich and wholesome live in harmony with each other and mother earth.”
About The Flowing River Sanctuary and Sangha, A Safe Place to Land
Flowing River School and Sangha is 501(c)(3) not for profit California Corporation that began as The Village School in Santa Cruz in 1999. For over ten years we provided movement based holistic healing education programs to children with developmental delays. Each gift, no matter how big or small makes a tremendous difference and is tax deductible.
We have moved back to our location in Santa Cruz and are looking for support to begin phase 2 of our vision. We have 2 positions open on the board of directors to help us formulate a strategic plan. Currently Abby and Libby are transitioning from high school toward independent living. Our home once again will serve as the home base in which we will expand from.
Please feel free to contact us with questions, time, talent, ideas, and contributions. We welcome your participation!
Make our wish come true!
We are seeking families and individuals interested in creating a holistic experiential learning environment for young adults that integrates healthy cooking, spatial dynamics, therapeutic arts, yoga, and movement with a permaculture design while fostering independence. Part of our philosophy is “the brain has tremendous plasticity. It’s never too late to develop a new skill. Learning and development are a never ending and exciting process. With proper support, resources, and creativity anything is possible.”
We are looking for:
- CURRENT NEED: A live-in home care provider to assist Prajna beginning summer, 2017.
- Contact Prajna for details about this position — Spanish speaking is welcome.
- A retired (or not) professional who would like to assist us with financial planning.
- Our current location is Santa Cruz, once we expand — teachers for woodworking, sculpting, art, and music.
- An experienced grant writer.
- A resource for “green wood” for our green woodworking program.
- Technology wizards.
Abigayle ~ Abby” is Libby’s twin, born at 26 weeks, weighing only 1 lb., 2 oz. She had a traumatic birth with multiple complications, including eight surgeries while she was smaller than a hand. She left the hospital at four months old weighing 3.5 pounds with a weak prognosis. It was said she would never eat like a normal child or see. This is far from the truth. Abby’s eager determination has allowed her to make great strides. At age six, neurological movement based therapy and hyperbaric oxygen assisted Abby to step out of her wheelchair and to walk independently. She began to see and speak with increased clarity. Abby is a very intelligent student who still struggles with school work due to retinopathy of prematurity; fine motor skills, and smooth balanced movement. She was a student at The Village School, The Sunroom Classroom, and is now homeschooling through Forest Charter School. Abby is regular performer in the local winter and spring dance shows. Abby completed her first Bikram yoga challenge. In the summer of 2012 she completed 45 ninety minute classes in a hot room. Abby is seeking support to continue with yoga, dance and therapy routines. She would like to reside in a holistic care home that supports dance, yoga and artistic development. Your support is welcome!
Here is a more recent video of the unstoppable Abby.
Elizabeth ~ “Libby” is Abby’s twin, born at 26 weeks, weighing 1 lb., 4 oz. Libby suffered extreme birth trauma receiving CPR for four hours, ending up in a semi-coma for the first six months of life. In her early years neurological damage left her myelin sheath underdeveloped. She had uncontrollable seizures, acid reflux, colic and little weight gain. At age four she had a G-tube surgically inserted to help gain weight. She has made ongoing progress, and is off all medications. She participates in a variety of holistic therapies including neurological acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen, cranial-sacral therapy, curative care and a special diet. Libby has participated in our part-time programs. Therapeutic sage baths, yoga and CE improved the mobility of her tendons, joints, and muscles, and aided the reduction of contractures. Our dynamic and inclusive social structure supports her to sit at a table, hold her head up, and respond. She is in the beginning phase of language development. Libby will require a full time residential care program as an adult. We wish to create a holistic care home for Libby so she can continue to progress. Please join us!
Here are a few links to more recent progress with Libby demonstrating conscious care for greater function and ease in life.
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”~ Maya Angelou
To help, start by sending us a message. All donations are tax deductible and support of any kind is deeply valued.