Gail Warner

Gail Warner

Founder
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Pine Manor has been the vision of owner, Gail Warner, MA, MFT, who wanted a place to hold her own workshops and retreats, as well as offering it to others looking for a breathing space and a place to meet other wonderful people. Gail has been a psychotherapist and retreat facilitator for over 35 years. As a person who benefited from the healing aspects of retreats, Gail wanted to provide a space for discovery, rest, and renewal that support people on their own personal journey’s. She is the “dream weaver” who imagined a place for spiritual and psychological exploration. The ongoing weaving of that dream is what continues to develop and grow Pine Manor. Gail’s ability to give permission and encouragement has allow people to find a second “home” at Pine Manor. It is Gail’s heart-centered care that has held the space, along with many others who share her vision.

Gail is the facilitator of a Silent Retreat~ a 5 day retreat of personal reflection that is offered twice a year. This exploratory journey is housed in silence and is an opportunity to inquire about what matters to you. You will be able to follow the thread of your own growing edge through journaling, soul collage, sandtray and other creative means. This is a time to harvest your own internal wisdom. There are also opportunities to explore the natural world through nearby hikes in the Cleveland National Forest.

Several Soul Collage days are also held at Pine Manor throughout the year. These are one day events to connect with yourself and others through the process of shared wisdom through Soul Collage.

In addition to her work at Pine Manor, Gail also runs a private therapy practice in Mission Viejo. If you would like to contact Gail about setting up a personal meeting, please feel free to contact her directly.

Margo

Margo

Cook
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Cooking has been a passion of Margo’s.  She has recently taken over a head cook. She assisted Sharone for the past year or so and does a lovely job with her food. Margo is eager to see that guests have a good experience and her friendliness is felt immediately.

Pindey

Pindey

Massage
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Pindey has offered his talent and heart-centered massage for the past 18 years at Pine Manor.  His presence, loving heart and healing hands have been an important aspect of renewal for many people.  Pindey has also conducted workshops on Shiatsu here at Pine Manor.  He is a great teacher and a gift to Pine Manor.

Tacho

Tacho

Handyman
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Tacho is invaluable to Pine Manor as a all around “handyman.”  He has many skills that we draw from. He helps manage the property and has helped with many building projects at Pine Manor.  Tacho’s son, David, was a special part of our staff until his return to Mexico.  Tacho brings his hard work, consistancy and kindness to Pine Manor.

Munz

Munz

Builder
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Michael “Munz” is our consultant/builder and go-to-guy for problem solving. Michael has built an amazing small house out of 80 % recycled materials. He is skilled in traditional building methods as well as earth building. He has seen and worked on natural building projects all the way from Canada to Baja in the past several years.

Michael Leach Miguel

Michael

Artist/Builder

Michael is our consultant/artist and builder. He has done most of the beautiful murals around Pine Manor and has been an important part of building and maintaining the earth buildings. Michael’s artistic vision has brought a tremendous creative gift to Pine Manor over the years. Michael has a deep connection to the land and that is honored in his sculpted “Earthen Mama” next to the Round House.