"Dr Joe, You are an extraordinary soul guide and companion to me. Each session with you expands my inner life beyond measure, and brings increasing ease to my mind and heart; and I see my life's journey so much more clearly. I'm so grateful." Elizabeth
I'm The Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Indano.
For me, being a contemplative spiritual guide and counselor is a way of life as well as a ministry. Being a contemplative is a way of life that invites us to trust the subtle, liberating power of God's loving Spirit as it mysteriously flows within, among, and far beyond each of us. It can be a prayerful doorway to Renew, Reflect, Revive here at your Russian River Retreat & Sonoma Coast retreat rental.
I absolutely enjoy what I do, and I'm told that love shines through in the services I provide.
I am an ordained and licensed Presbyterian Church, USA / Christian clergyman since 1980. As such, I've been a hospital and hospice chaplain, pastoral counselor/hypnotherapist, parish pastor and Wine Country & Bay Area Wedding Officiant through Ceremonies Celebrating LOVE! by RevDrJoe
My doctor's degree is in Ministry/Counseling Psychology. I am a Pastoral Counselor and a certified hypnotherapist providing pre-marital counseling, intergenerational relational therapy since 1986 (see "Brief Biography").
Meanwhile, I wish you peace, love and much joy as you prepare to COME TO Reflect... Renew... and Revive here at your Sonoma Coast retreat, Russian River Retreat & Renewal.
About Dr. Joe
(see "Brief Biography")
Welcome to The Theosphere Russian River Retreats & Sonoma Coast Retreat in the coastal mountains and Wine Country where adventures abound!
The Sky Suite (my home & EVENTs site) is an elevated Octagon...an 8-sided structure offering a separate or combined guest house rental. The Sunrise Studio Guest House is perfect for a private “get away”/retreat for couples or individuals!
It seems Napa & Sonoma counties are all about our Mother Nature’s great views, great wines (lots of vineyards!) and great food (great spas too!). And the North Bay Bohemian area of Cazadero (Northwestern Sonoma County) where Theosphere is situated, is no exception! Bohemian (noun): An individual looked upon in society as strange and different. Imagination controls a Bohemian's life, a lot of the time destroying them in the process. Bohemians care very little for money and (some) stay secluded spending their lives creating art, music and literature. Without Bohemians, the world would be completely boring.”
On the way here, you’ll drive along River Rd/the Russian River past Martinelli’s Winery and the Michelin highly-rated Farm House Restaurant and Inn, and the bubbly celebration of Korbel. Once you’re here, you’ll find The Theosphere; octagonal “Sky Suite” (A.K.A. The Mother Ship or Starship, given the star- studded canopy! ) ...with the separately or combined offered Guest House, is located a half-mile (7/10) up the steep hill of Sunrise Mountain Road from beautiful Austin Creek, but only 5 mins to the majestic Russian River (kayaking), or to morning coffee/breakfast (Yum!) or Friday night pizza & beer/wine at wonderful (click) Raymond's Cafe/Bakery right here in quaint Cazadero, and (click) exceptional local organic wines (or see: "local organic"); or only 10mins from the wineries or the coast!
You’re 7-10 mins from quaint Duncans Mills for the best organic fresh roasted coffee/espresso, art galleries, antiques, shops, Friday night Happy-Hour at River's End, Blue Heron or Sophie’s Cellars, and dining at Cape Fear or The Blue Heron, playing world famous 9 hole Golf or Monte-Rio Vacation Wonderland enjoying both the fabulous (inexpensive!) "funky" & artsy movie house The Rio and the Pegasus Theater (playhouse); as well as great walks on the coastal beach & dining (Cafe Aquatica for all organic coffee, and Eatery-by-the-Sea for breakfast, lunch/soup!) or sunset dining at River’s End in (see video) Jenner-By-The-Sea.
From here, you are just 20 mins to Ziplining and a great breakfast, lunch or dinner alongside small shops in historic Occidental, or the Love/Peace/Joy/Diversity of big-town/nightlife in Guerneville; or only 30mins to great Fog Dog pinot noir wine tasting at Freestone Vineyard Estates, ”Osmosis Spa Sanctuary”: best spa ever, and the best organic Wildflour Bakery (sticky buns!...yummy) in the North Bay Area in Freestone!
Majestic hiking & biking trails are found throughout the scenic region (hope you like Redwoods, Firs, Pines, Walnut, bay and fiery barked Madrone!). Located 25 mins SW on 360 acres in the coastal hills above Bodega Bay, Ocean Song is a learning center with day hikes which inspires and educates people of all ages to live in harmony with our Mother, nature.
I haven’t even mentioned it's only a beautiful 90 min scenic drive (full-day visit?) to the heart of Napa Valley: Calistoga (hot springs & mud baths; best BBQ), Culinary Institute of America, great boutiques/shops in St. Helena, wineries and world famous restaurants (The French Laundry) in Yountville, Rutherford, and Oakville; plus Napa’s downtown and The Wine Train.
Come, relax and enjoy, here in the Russian River Resort Area, Sonoma Coast & Wine Country!
“Find God in yourself, and find yourself in God”--Theresa of Avila