Subject: Wilbur News for January 2017

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C A R E T A K E R ' S  L E T T E R
Dear Wilbur Friends and Family,

"Once upon a time..." "If I only had time." "What a waste of time." "Time is on my side."

Time at Wilbur can be measured but is often forgotten. The early winter sun rises and burns off the crisp frost layer that blanketed each flat surface the night before. Seemingly moments later, the sun begins is descent, casting rays of orange, yellow and purple across the overcast sky. In between, the only chronological reminders we have each day are the 4 "dings" on an old school bell at 11:30 a.m. and then again at 4 p.m.
In between, we are left only with the peace of our own thoughts and the tranquility of beautiful nature and hot soothing baths to count the moments away.

Minutes turn to days, Wednesdays roll into Saturdays, and we only just realized that calendar year 2016 is nearly behind us.

Having spent the previous 8 new year arrivals living in SE Aisa, we have become a bit accustomed to following the Chinese calendar. The plastering of red and gold throughout the cities and country sides, lanterns and string lights, firecrackers and red envelope monetary offerings, cleaning houses, and tea ceremonies ...

2017 is the Year of the Rooster in Chinese zodiac. Beginning January 28, 2017, it is predicted to be a year of fresh challenges that will require quick wit and practical solutions. Roosters themselves can expect professional and personal achievements and increases. Those born in the Year of the Rooster will have emotional advantages over others', will maintain control, and will have fun doing it! We are glad one of us is a Rooster!
Those who are not Roosters should befriend one. Roosters are hardworking, loyal, proud, and healthy individuals. Let a rooster help carry you through the upcoming year!

Warmest wishes and happy new year to all,

Patty and Chris Liebe
Co-General Managers at Wilbur Hot Springs
Wilbur Hot Springs voted winner of the prestigious
2016 Wellness Travel Awards for
Best Hot Springs!
W I L B U R  T R I V I A
Wilbur’s Fluminarium features 3 long “flumes” (soaking baths) filled with geothermal water that emerges from the source at approximately 145° F and is channeled into each one with average temperatures of 98° F, 105° F, and 109° F. The temperatures are adjusted by monitoring the flow of water. Fresh water continuously passes into and out of the flumes as you soak in silence.
J A N U A R Y   P R O M O T I O N
"Cabin Fever" 30% Off 3 All Cabins + Cabin Suite
Monday­ through Thursday
Not including holiday periods & may not be combined with other discounts.
Discounts apply only for 2 night minimum overnight stays.
Discount must be applied at check-in. No retroactive discounts will be given.

Use the Online Availability Request Form 
to plan your next Wilbur visit!
Meet Larry Ronnenberg
This month we are acknowledging a very special friend and Wilbur family member. Larry Ronnenberg, owner of Mercey Hot Springs ( located in Firebaugh, Fresno County about a 2 1/2 hour drive southeast of San Francisco.

Larry has dedicated countless hours in helping Wilbur Hot Springs upgrade its Photo Voltaic System (solar power) over this past year. Thanks to Larry, his wife Grazyna, Manuel, and the entire Mercey family who allowed him to be away from their operation for days at a time.

With only a few, small remaining adjustments left to make, Wilbur is nearly able to power its entire operation without the use of a generator. Completely from nature and more healthy for all!

If you are ever heading in Larry's direction, please visit Mercey and stay in one of his cabins, campsites, private "Walkabout" house, or in the Airstream. 

From all of our hearts, many thanks Larry.
J A N U A R Y  E V E N T S  &  W O R K S H O P S
Dates for upcoming Wilbur events, workshops, specialized practitioners, and closures
are noted on our Wilbur event calendar on our website.
January 4th & 5th | Schedule Your Private Session HERE
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. You can learn more about her and her certifications on her website at
January 20-22 & February 10-12 | Complimentary For All Guests 
Shundo David Haye is a priest from San Francisco Zen Center. After fifteen years of residential and monastic training, during which time he held a number of senior positions and helped to start the Young Urban Zen group, he is taking his practice out into the world to teach people who might never set foot inside a zen temple. He teaches at tech companies and the county jail. He likes to be outside, running, riding a bike or taking photographs. He also writes a blog about practice.
Five delicious farm-to-fork meals - from dinner Friday to Sunday brunch!

2017 Guest Chef Weekend Dates 
February 24-25
March 24-25
April 21-22
May 19-20
June 23-24
September 29-30
October 27-28
November 22-23
December 29-30

Call to make your reservation (530) 473-2306

2017 Dates
 April 7-9 • May 5-7 • June 9-11 • 
September 22-24 • October 6-8

Join Sarana for a weekend in 2017 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 2017 Retreat Here

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at Wilbur Hot Springs!
3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987-9709 - 530-473-2306
Photos by Kathy April Moore, Laura Cirolia, Meg Solaegui, Trinette Reed, Monica and Michael Van Hall
3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987, United States
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