What really counts. Cheyenne ELLIS c/o ALYSSA PIZER MANAGEMENT photographed her personal project in the Bonny Doon Forest Temple, the “magical retreat space in the Santa Cruz mountains.” Cheyenne : “The Heart Song Retreat in Bonny Doon hosted by some of my beautifully talented friends, ripped me wide open. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. So much love and laughter poured into this project.”
On the website of the temple, we read : “The Bonny Doon Forest Temple was created with healing in mind. Our land offers an opportunity to disconnect from civilization, breathe in fresh air & rejuvenate on a cellular level. Upon arrival, you can feel your circadian rhythm start to regulate. We often walk barefoot through the woods and garden to simply feel the damp forest floor between our toes. It’s grounding – the principle that guides all elements of life on our land.”
Eva Holbrook, Principle Designer : “The Hideaway is a place birthed completely from my heart space & intuition. I have deep reverence for the land and animals that live in this forest, as well as those who stewarded this mountain long before we arrived. The Awaswas people, also known as Santa Cruz people, are one of the divisions of the Ohlone Native Americans of Northern California.
I am honored to share this land in reverence of their traditions. It was truly a dream to design & create this little hermitage in the forest. I wanted the space to feel rustic and immersed in nature, yet luxurious. Not fancy, but with a slight Japanese Onsen touch – while still honoring that California coastal ethos. The final ingredient? A sprinkle of fairy dust, of course.” Curious ? GoSee : bonnydoonforesttemple.com & alyssapizer.com