Patrick Meiering

For decades, Patrick has studied Buddhism and many other spiritual traditions. He is a certified self-compassion teacher. He’s also a passionate animal lover and the founder of Zuke’ - one of the first companies to produce all-natural treats and supplements for dogs and cats.

Mindy Meiering

Mindy shares Patrick’s love of animals, nature, lifelong learning, growth, and transformation. She began her career as a licensed social worker and currently works as a certified life coach and mindfulness teacher.

How it all began

Upon first visiting in 2009 Patrick and Mindy fell in love with the island’s raw beauty and powerful healing energy.  When the retreat center property became available they began an ambitious new project together - creating a sanctuary upon the lands and building a modern new retreat center unlike any other.   

They consider themselves stewards and hope you fall in love with what they believe is this most special of places on the planet.  As they discovered, just being on the land can leave you with a lasting connection to nature, clarity of mind, strength of body, and authentic rejuvenation unmatched anywhere else in the world.


Our Philosophy

Instructions for living a life.

Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.
— Mary Oliver