Subject: Wilbur News for September 2017

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C A R E T A K E R ' S  L E T T E R
Dear Friends of Wilbur:
Balneotherapy (Latinbalneum "bath") is the treatment of disease by bathing, usually practiced at spas. It is part of the traditional medicine of many cultures and originated in hot springs such as the Dead Sea. The word “spa” is  used as a Latin abbreviation for: S = salud, P = per, A = aqua, or “Health through Water.” Mineral waters at spas are sometimes laden with minerals  and the waters at Wilbur Hot Springs are especially rich in minerals including sulfur, and Lithium.
Balneology, the practice of using natural mineral water for the treatment and cure of disease, has a long history. People have used geothermal water and mineral waters for bathing and their health for many thousand of years.  Based on archeological finds in Asia, mineral water has been used for bathing since the Bronze Age, about 5000 years ago.

Every major hot spring in the U.S. has some record of use by the Native American Indians--some for over 10,000 years. These springs were also known as neutral ground, to which warriors could travel and rest unmolested by other tribes. Here they would recuperate from battle.  The waters now known as Wilbur Hot Springs were the healing and ceremonial grounds of the Yoche De tribe of the Wintun Nation which presently owns the huge gambling casino on highway 20 just 30 miles from Wilbur.
Getting away from stresses to refresh and revitalize your body and your mind are the main reasons why people visit Wilbur Hot Springs, and such visits  are becoming an increasingly important part of American life. The 7-day miracle, as some refer to a spa vacation, provides you with a necessary interlude to change your pace of life and your way of being, to lose weight, shape up, reduce stress, gain confidence, reassess your goals, recharge your vitality, learn new exercise and nutrition behaviors, reward yourself with time out for yourself--and have a good time, a carefree holiday.

Say hello next time you visit Wilbur. We are the tall couple with the smiling eyes and laughing hearts.

With affection for each of you,

Caretaker, Wilbur Hot Springs

Richard Louis Miller, M.A., Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology
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Wilbur Hot Springs voted winner of the prestigious
2016 Wellness Travel Awards for
Best Hot Springs!

A 20% discount on the 2nd night of your stay
Discounts are applicable for Monday- Thursday visits. Discounts must be applied upon check-in. May not be combined with other offers, no retro-active discounts.

2017 Dates
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
We are so grateful to all the “Wilburites” and Wilbur Family members for the hard work, dedication and fun they brought to the 2017 Wilbur Close-Down.

We cleaned, we scrubbed, we weeded and we created……

Please come and visit soon to see the refreshed Wilbur for yourself and check out some of our photos from the event!

In All The World No Waters Like These…….
Dates for upcoming Wilbur events, workshops, specialized practitioners, and closures
are noted on our Wilbur event calendar on our website.
September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm

Complimentary to all Wilbur Guests ~ Shundo offers 5 guided meditations: Saturday September 2nd 10 a.m. & 5 p.m., Sunday September 3rd 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. and Monday September 4th 9 a.m. 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 MINI WORKSHOP: How to Open your Natural Spiritual Abilities
September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

In this free evening workshop given by Rev. Julia Harrell, we will explore our natural spiritual abilities, how to utilize them to further our awareness in daily living, work, spiritual growth and ultimately to assist in fulfilling our purpose on our path. We all have these abilities built in and at some point in our lives we access them to different degrees whether we know about them or associate them with fancy names or not. These abilities can be harnessed to deepen ones spiritual growth or to simply gather more insight and understanding of those we love or interact with.

Also, on September 6, Julia will offering spiritual guidance through private clairvoyant readings and healing sessions. Find out more.
Empathy Workshops w/ Angela Watrous: Self-Compassion Weekends
September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Complimentary for all guests. Offered by longtime Wilburite Angela Watrous, whose work is inspired by a rich lineage of nonviolence, the neurobiologically healing power of empathy, and diverse spiritual traditions.
  • Fri. 6-7 pm: Compassion Meditation: Breathing in Warmth and Tenderness
  • Sat. 1-2 pm: Cultivating Resilient Self-Compassion: Warmly Attuning to Feelings and Needs
  • Sat. 6-7 pm: Somatic Empathy: Listening and Responding to the Body
  • Sun. 1-2 pm: Translating Self-Judgements into Life-Serving Messages
Learn more about Angela’s empathic counseling practice, her monthly Berkeley community Gather Together, and her upcoming online courses at
September Guest Chef Weekend is Sold Out
Guest Chef Weekend offers delicious and healthy meals beginning with Friday dinner, concluding with Sunday brunch; served Wilbur buffet style. Come take the healing waters and enjoy inspired meals prepared with local organic foods (including vegetarian options).

Our next Guest Chef Weekend is scheduled for November 22- 24 with Chef Marion - join us for Thanksgiving at Wilbur!

Call to make your reservation (530) 473-2306

Complimentary yoga offered on most weekends until November 2017.
Wilbur Hot Springs is now hiring for the following positions:
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Front Office
  • Maintenance
If you are interested in any of these positions 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 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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