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Float and Soak at Dogfish Moon Sanctuary

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Project Description

 

Dogfish Moon Sanctuary is a vision coming to life in Poulsbo, Washington.

We are raising money to fund our float rooms and soaking tubs, to complete the work that is otherwise funded and in process. 

 

Overview:

Completely unique in the Pacific Northwest, Dogfish Moon offers an integrated team of therapists and healers, with bath house amenities to support biospiritual healing, and access to gorgeous gardens and protected land. We are housed in an original 1904 farmhouse and barns, on 77 acres of land bordered by streams on three sides, aquifer below, and big sky above. The farmhouse is being renovated into therapy offices, with an authentic Mongolian yurt in the outer field arriving in September as an additional ready-to-go treatment space. We are working with the Kitsap Conservation District to restore salmon habitat to Dogfish Creek, and we are dedicated to combining profits and donations to offer equity memberships and services free of charge to BIPOC. Our larger vision is to be a center for restoration and support that is a force for healing on all levels, from the relationships that build the business to the land and community that hold and support us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Float Rooms & Soaking Tubs:

A float is a tub with saturated solution of Epsom salt, kept at skin temperature, and provides a light and sound reduced environment. This allows a person to float effortlessly without external stimuli for many purposes, including meditation, exploration, relaxation, mental restoration, physical therapy, and athletic recovery. Unlike self-contained pods and tanks, Ocean Float Rooms are completely open, with private changing and shower space, and are built into the structure of the building itself. They are well heated, ventilated, cleaned, and filtered, with adjustable lights, sounds, and communication for the user.

 

Health & Safety:

Floating has been around commercially for over 40 years, and as of 2016 there were over 1,000,000 floats run every year in North America. Even with such a large sample size, there has never been a reported case of illness linked to float tank use. This is due to a combination of factors. A powerful, quiet magnetic-drive pump with high capacity filtration system drains, filters, and refills the salt solution a minimum of 4 times between users. Sterilization is automatic. The salt itself also makes the solution a hostile environment for most micro-organisms, and studies have shown that common pathogens don’t seem to thrive in the solution, with many naturally lowering over time. In addition, users don’t interact with the solution as they would with the water in a pool or hot tub. As a result, floating itself is a very low-risk activity: there is a very predictable bather load, people shower before and after each float, children don’t normally use float tanks, and, perhaps most importantly, users don’t swallow the solution, eliminating a very large source of aquatic health risk.

(More information and sources available from https://www.floattanksolutions.com/product/about-float-tanks-an-introductory-guide/ and https://www.oceanfloatrooms.com/)

The relaxing and therapeutic benefits of saltwater soaking tubs are more familiar to us. Imagine combining your Functional Wellness, Massage, Psychotherapy, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Reiki, or other bodywork with a quiet soak in our outdoor tubs, or just stopping by regularly for warmth, de-stressing, and reflection. 

The ocean float room/s will be housed in our renovated barn, just off the main farmhouse’s therapeutic offices. The soaking tubs will be installed behind the barn, in a private landscaped garden area under the open sky.

 

Who we are:

Frances Malone ARNP, PhD has been a nurse, clinician and researcher for 30 years, during which she has cultivated a vision of a healing center that includes grounding and engagement with nature, brings all of our senses to our healing, and shifts awareness of our daily lived experiences.

 

Kaeti Gugiu, MA, MFT has seen firsthand, through her healing journey and over 10 years as a psychotherapist, the profound need for healing spaces that offer access to multiple modalities (physical, mental, spiritual, ecological) and can do so in a trauma-informed way.

 

Bree Oriard BA, AHC, AMBT is an Ayurvedic practitioner and body worker who, 10 years ago, envisioned a healing space for humans and the land, and has since been on a personal journey to bring that to life in a collaborative environment incorporating both ancient and modern healing practices.   

 

Crystal Brescia, MS, OTR/L is a seeker of heartfelt beauty and new experience, and is grateful for her good fortune in finding the sanctuary of DogFishMoon. She endeavors to connect, heal and dream, while laying root and cultivating sacred space with others. 

 

We have each spent years cobbling together access to these kinds of resources for ourselves and our clients, as well as accruing the skills and experience necessary to build and administer a center like this. The opportunity to build it together in Kitsap County is a dream come true - the kind of place we want to work, and the kind of place we need in our lives. Rooting in earth and trees, cleansing in water, heat and sacred time, and the expansive elements of breeze and sky and movement all come together at DogFish Moon Sanctuary.

 

The land and construction needed to begin offering services is all financed and work is underway!

We are thrilled and delighted to raise funds for the physical centerpieces of the sanctuary, and we can't wait to settle them in place and welcome you into the Sanctuary.

Your donations support a generous vision for what is possible (and urgently needed) in Kitsap County, and we hold them with deep gratitude.

 

Financial Breakdown:

1 Ocean Float room, fully equipped and installed: $44,500

Necessary to provide floats in a beautiful, private, impeccably-maintained space.

Our original total included cost for 2 soaking tubs, but we have removed that do to the exciting opportunity to work directly with Ocean Float Rooms to develop the very first outdoor, open air salt float pool! This frees us up to focus our crowdfunding on the indoor float pool. See our update for details!

 

 

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

10/30/2020
Salmon Stream
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Barbara Karbassi DDS
10/30/2020
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Barbara Karbassi DDS
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Barbara Karbassi DDS
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$50
Claire Trettin
10/30/2020
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$50
Amy Johnson
10/30/2020
Salmon Stream
$50
Heather Kuzminski
10/30/2020
Beaver Pond
$125
10/30/2020
Mama Bear
$75
Mike Capdeville
10/30/2020
Mama Bear
$75
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Barncore

Thank you for supporting our vision of excellent, nourishing, accessible, trauma-informed care on Kitsap Peninsula! Receive high quality digital before and after photos of our Bath House Barn on its journey of restoration. 

2 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Grandmother Apple

Music to float by! Receive two tracks, Mama Ocean and Desert Dwellers Mama Ocean Remix, MP3s donated by singer/songwriter and float aficionado Kai Altair.

2 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Salmon Stream

Come have a float and enjoy the grounds and bath house amenities anytime in 2021

38 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Mama Bear

Donate to our fund for Equity Memberships: completely pre-paid access for local BIPOC offered in acknowledgment of and reparation toward longstanding traumatic racial injustice. Equity memberships will be continually funded with a share of our profits and with fixed donations from a local foundation. Your gift lets us launch with more paid memberships ready to go directly to folks ready to use them.

This is an excellent reward for folks who don’t live locally but want to support the place we’re building and the amazing community we’re serving.

13 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Coyote Song

Join co-founder Kaeti for an intimate and inspiring dream circle, offered once a month for the remainder of 2020, both online (for the geographically or socially distant) or on the grounds at Dogfish Moon. For both dreamers and folks who struggle to remember their dreams, and a great gift.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Hummingbird Nest

Receive a 1 hour Shirodhara treatment from co-founder Bree.  Shirodhara is a nourishing Ayurvedic therapy where a continuous stream of warm oil is poured on the center of the forehead.  It helps to calm the nervous system and the mind, relieve stress, and promotes mental clarity. A unique luxurious experience to gift or receive. 

20 Supporters
None available
125.00 USD
Beaver Pond

Exclusive, pre-opening access to our grounds and sauna ASAP, with one float reserved for you when we open. Come visit us, see what we’re up to, and take in some relaxing self care now and later.

25 Supporters
Select this reward
375.00 USD
Sacred Grove

Visionary Community Member

A reserved 3 month membership which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a sauna time once a week pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you.

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event

14 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Aquifer Source

Founding Community Member 

A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Big Sky

Founding Community Member 

A Private Reservation for you and your small group to enjoy a float, soak in the saltwater hot tubs under the wide open sky, relax in the sauna and salt cave, and picnic on the grounds with light refreshments. We request that the reservation date be established within the first 3 months after opening; but you can use it at anytime until Jan 2022.

+6 people, 4 hours  

+ A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly  sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event and other special invitation-only events for you and other Founding Members.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
8,000.00 USD
Apple Orchard

Founding Community Member 

A Private Reservation for you and your small group to enjoy a float, soak in the saltwater hot tubs under the wide open sky, relax in the sauna and salt cave, and picnic on the grounds with light refreshments. We request that the reservation date be established within the first 3 months after opening; but you can use it at anytime until Jan 2022.

+10 people, 6 hours  

+ A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly  sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event and other special invitation-only events for you and other Founding Members.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
The Whole Enchilada

Founding Community Member 

Gather on the sanctuary grounds to enjoy private use of the sanctuary, followed by a locally sourced farm to table dinner specifically curated for your party of 12. This special event will include a welcome aperitif with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a three course dinner paired with regional northwest wines.   Enjoy a magical evening under the stars.  We request that the reservation date be established within the first 3 months after opening; but you can use it at anytime until Jan 2022.

+ A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly  sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event and other special invitation-only events for you and other Founding Members.

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Barncore

Thank you for supporting our vision of excellent, nourishing, accessible, trauma-informed care on Kitsap Peninsula! Receive high quality digital before and after photos of our Bath House Barn on its journey of restoration. 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Grandmother Apple

Music to float by! Receive two tracks, Mama Ocean and Desert Dwellers Mama Ocean Remix, MP3s donated by singer/songwriter and float aficionado Kai Altair.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Salmon Stream

Come have a float and enjoy the grounds and bath house amenities anytime in 2021

38 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Mama Bear

Donate to our fund for Equity Memberships: completely pre-paid access for local BIPOC offered in acknowledgment of and reparation toward longstanding traumatic racial injustice. Equity memberships will be continually funded with a share of our profits and with fixed donations from a local foundation. Your gift lets us launch with more paid memberships ready to go directly to folks ready to use them.

This is an excellent reward for folks who don’t live locally but want to support the place we’re building and the amazing community we’re serving.

13 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Coyote Song

Join co-founder Kaeti for an intimate and inspiring dream circle, offered once a month for the remainder of 2020, both online (for the geographically or socially distant) or on the grounds at Dogfish Moon. For both dreamers and folks who struggle to remember their dreams, and a great gift.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Hummingbird Nest

Receive a 1 hour Shirodhara treatment from co-founder Bree.  Shirodhara is a nourishing Ayurvedic therapy where a continuous stream of warm oil is poured on the center of the forehead.  It helps to calm the nervous system and the mind, relieve stress, and promotes mental clarity. A unique luxurious experience to gift or receive. 

20 Supporters
None available
125.00 USD
Beaver Pond

Exclusive, pre-opening access to our grounds and sauna ASAP, with one float reserved for you when we open. Come visit us, see what we’re up to, and take in some relaxing self care now and later.

25 Supporters
Select this reward
375.00 USD
Sacred Grove

Visionary Community Member

A reserved 3 month membership which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a sauna time once a week pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you.

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event

14 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Aquifer Source

Founding Community Member 

A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Big Sky

Founding Community Member 

A Private Reservation for you and your small group to enjoy a float, soak in the saltwater hot tubs under the wide open sky, relax in the sauna and salt cave, and picnic on the grounds with light refreshments. We request that the reservation date be established within the first 3 months after opening; but you can use it at anytime until Jan 2022.

+6 people, 4 hours  

+ A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly  sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event and other special invitation-only events for you and other Founding Members.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
8,000.00 USD
Apple Orchard

Founding Community Member 

A Private Reservation for you and your small group to enjoy a float, soak in the saltwater hot tubs under the wide open sky, relax in the sauna and salt cave, and picnic on the grounds with light refreshments. We request that the reservation date be established within the first 3 months after opening; but you can use it at anytime until Jan 2022.

+10 people, 6 hours  

+ A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly  sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event and other special invitation-only events for you and other Founding Members.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
The Whole Enchilada

Founding Community Member 

Gather on the sanctuary grounds to enjoy private use of the sanctuary, followed by a locally sourced farm to table dinner specifically curated for your party of 12. This special event will include a welcome aperitif with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a three course dinner paired with regional northwest wines.   Enjoy a magical evening under the stars.  We request that the reservation date be established within the first 3 months after opening; but you can use it at anytime until Jan 2022.

+ A reserved 1 year membership, which includes one float or soak per month and unlimited use of the saunas, salt cave and grounds when we open our doors in January. Come to the property and reserve a weekly  sauna time pre-opening, we would love to meet you and share the grounds with you. 

+ Receive an invitation to our exclusive pre-opening event and other special invitation-only events for you and other Founding Members.

0 Supporters
Select this reward