Guest Post: Massage Sanctuary in a Rainier Yurt

Avalon Massage Studio

Today we have a guest post from Jennifer Rosendale, who uses a Rainier Yurt to house her massage practice, Avalon Yurt Sanctuary, and a meditation group. Her clients love the relaxing energy of the yurt, and Jennifer is truly enthusiastic about the space. Here’s her story. The Magic of a … [Read more...]

Yurt Interior Flooring


Yurts don’t maintain their structural integrity as well if placed directly on the ground but should be firmly attached to a circular platform of the same size of the yurt you are purchasing. If you are building a residential yurt fixed with plumbing and electricity it’s best to elevate at least … [Read more...]

Yurt Raising Video


This video shows how quick and easy it is to set up yurt - hope your yurt goes up as nicely as this one did. Send us a link to your installation videos! As always, feel free to call me with questions. Namaste, … [Read more...]

Heating Your Yurt


What if I don't want to use only a wood stove to heat my yurt? Two is always better than one, so I recommend that if you can, you use two sources of heat for your yurt.  There will be times that you  have a power outage and must rely on your wood stove.  Likewise there will be times when you … [Read more...]

Yurt Insulation


A Reflective Moment... As the temperatures drop outside it is a good time to discuss insulation. Most yurts use a LOW-E Radiant Heat Barrier type yurt insulation.  Rainier Yurts offer a single layer and a double layer of this NASA developed material. This form of insulation is new to most … [Read more...]

Yurt Yoga Retreat Featured by Oprah


OWN recently published a great video showcasing Yoga Instructor Seane Corn's yurt retreat on the Pacific Coast. Check out the video below for a glimpse into the Sacred Space she's created in Southern California. (And keep an eye out around the one minute mark for original Rainier footage from … [Read more...]

GUEST POST: There’s No Place Like Home


I am often asked if I live in a yurt. And to be honest - it feels like I do! I spend so much time in our model yurts in our Yurt Village being "yurty." I clean them, I decorate them, I have a garden around the yurts, I host visitors every day of the week and... I spend all day on the phone … [Read more...]

GUEST POST: LED Lighting Options


I want to thank Ron Friedman from Rochester, NY for taking the time to share his expertise in LED lighting and how efficiently you can internally light your yurt. Ron’s enthusiasm and knowledge has been a great help to me in learning how different bulbs affect lighting. Feel free to contact … [Read more...]