Walk softly upon this earth - giving what you can and taking only what you need.” Buddha
Our vision was to design and build the Sanctuary with the utmost sensitivity and respect towards the natural environment and wildlife. To achieve this, we worked with environmental consultants for 18 months, conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment to determine the most suitable way forward.
The Sanctuary’s eco-conscious architecture is a bespoke design by the Brazilian-American architect, Adriana Arbex. The exterior and interior are of local craftsmanship using local materials, and no heavy machinery was deployed in the development.
Our cabanas are built on stilts to allow the natural flow of animal migration. Circular in form, the main building and cabanas mimic the natural shape of the conical shell, drawing earth energy up from the land and encouraging a continuous flow of Prana throughout the space. Prana is our vital life energy, the invisible but powerful energetic force that pulses throughout nature.
The design works in harmony with its natural habitat; boundaries between inside and outside are merged, and the Prana of our natural surroundings provides nourishment, facilitating healing and a sense of interconnection, creativity, and transformation.