Blue Desert Hale Retreat Center is a collaboration of friends that met through the sacred teachings of Ayurveda.

One who is hale and hearty is one who is in robust good health.  In the Hawaiian language, hale (pronounced hah-leh) means home. 


WHo WE ARe        What We do        WHERE WE hail FROM

Leila G. von Stein                    The Visionary                          Brevard, North Carolina

Jesse R. Thomas                       The Architect                          Saluda, North Carolina

Elham P. Ansari                       The Luminary                          Kamloops, British Colombia

Logan B. Armstrong               The Evocateur                          Cincinnati, Ohio

S. Wenonah Carter                 The Healer                               Fairfield, Iowa

Rachel E. Redmond                The Synergist                           Ann Arbor, Michigan

Emmie R. Stamell                   The Alchemist                         Arlington, Massachusetts

Heather E. Vaughan                The Beacon                             Stockton, California

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
— Hippocrates

What we offer

  • Ayurvedic Consultations
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Massage and Bodywork
  • European Facials and Face Therapies
  • Specialized Ayurvedic Treatments
  • Vedic Readings and Agnihotra
  • Cranio Sacral Therapy
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Reiki
  • Lodging
  • Ayurvedic home-cooked meals
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Flower Essences
  • Evocative Counseling
  • Weekend Workshops
  • Continuing Education
  • Webinars