At the heart of Chakra Garden of Ashland is the therapeutic work of your hosts, Dr. Zeb Lancaster PhD, and Candace Cave. We serve our community in private practice, and with workshops & classes. Our environment supports people who visit Ashland to enjoy its unique gifts, and also those on a quest to increase self-awareness and self-healing.
Our therapeutic work is available to all guests. There’s possibility for profound transformation by diving deeply into an experience with one or both of us. We promise a rich array of wisdoms from which you might choose (single session and multi-day guided personal retreats available). Please arrange all therapy experiences prior to arrival.
The therapeutic philosophy at Chakra Garden of Ashland is a unique blend of Western Somatic Psychology plus Eastern Yoga and non-dual contemplative practices. We present a combination of modern and ancient psychological, physiological, and spiritual body-mind principles and practices.
Western Psychology provides self-awareness and relationship understanding. Somatics provide sensory experience and self-support from the body. Somatic psychology brings together the intelligence of the mind and the wisdom of the body.
Eastern Yoga tradition advocates two ultimate realities: matter/life-energy (prakriti), and essential self/fundamental consciousness (purusha). The body is a conduit for life-energy (prakriti) and the vehicle through which the essential self, or fundamental consciousness (purusha), can know itself. Yoga & embodied non-duality practices awaken the subtlest levels of being, strengthening the body’s ability to support our transformation into wholeness.
The chakras are a metaphor, a road map into our own self-awareness and spiritual/emotional healing. They give us clues on our journey to deepen awareness of prakriti and purusha, the subtlest qualities of our being. It is our belief that to manifest our fullest potential, it is crucial that we attend to this most subtle level as a non-dual embodied experience.
The whole-person gestalt of Somatic Psychology plus Yoga and non-dual contemplative practices comes to play in the garden environment and the dynamic therapeutic work at Chakra Garden of Ashland.
Zeb Lancaster Ph.D. and Candace (Dakini Candance) Cave are your hosts at Chakra Garden of Ashland. Inspired by principles & practices of Yoga since the 1970s, we're united by a curiosity about life-energy (prakriti) and the essential self (purusha). We seek embodied nondual awakening: a desire to unravel old patterns that prevent realization of the most authentic quality of self*. Our approach is unique, intelligent, and easily accessible.
Dr. Zeb is a counselor and a massage therapist (OBMT#11259). With a PhD in somatic psychology, he’s enjoyed more than 30-years experience as a counselor. An experienced Rolfer® [LINK] and yoga teacher, Dr. Zeb has been practicing bodywork and Postural Integration since 1980. His depth and understanding of the dynamic interface between mind, body, & life-energy, plus his abilities to listen, attune, understand, and guide all levels of the therapeutic process, make his sessions a unique & profound environment, ripe for deep and meaningful healing. 541-292-9876
Dakini Candance (Candace Cave) is a warm and intelligent embodiment guide practicing Wise Woman Ways. A senior Realization Process® teacher, she is a wildcrafting herbalist and tantric yogini. Her deeply nurturing whole body Energy Tune-ups [LINK] are designed to awaken your body/mind/spirit towards wholeness-of-being. 541-324-6021