Welcome to Shangri-La

Offering a variety of programs and events for mind, body, spirit and sustainable lifestyles. We welcome you to our world.

"From the first time I ever went to Shangri-La, I knew I had stepped on sacred ground. It is our responsibility to maintain that sacred ground and to expand on the idea, and the understanding of sacred ground. We as individuals are sacred ground and we must recognize that we are all wounded. The hoop in which all living creatures dwell, the circle of life that we share, that sacred circle has been broken. Our relationships with ourselves, with each other, with our families, with our work situation, with the community at large, with the world, with Nature, and with other creatures in the world—all those relationships have been broken and have been wounded. This is a journey together to restore that wholeness, to heal that broken-ness, to mend that hoop."
—Heather Burch, Co-Founder, Shangri-La Springs

A Rich History

In 1921, the Heitman family constructed the Heitman Hotel on eight acres of land in the heart of what is now Old Bonita. The family was developing property to the west and the 25-room hotel provided potential buyers a place to stay while their new homes were constructed. The natural spring for which the town is named is located on the grounds and flows into Oak Creek.

A Lost Horizon No More

In 1998, when the property became available for purchase, Addison Fischer and Heather Burch, both long-time conservationists, acquired the property through the Lama Hana Land Trust, to protect the integrity of this important landmark in Bonita Springs.

Vision Statement

This is a journey together to restore that wholeness, to heal that broken-ness, to mend that hoop. Shangri-La nurtures that feeling of sacred ground allowing us, through the creation of a healing place, in some way contribute to the restoration of understanding, of creating sacred ground in all the different areas of our lives.

We are sacred ground. We are organically growing.

Guided Tours

Daily tours of the historic Shangri-La Springs conducted by knowledgeable staff. Groups of 10 or more available by appointment.

Organic Dining

Serving organic lunch and healthy meals to go Monday to Friday. Enjoy in our beautiful dining room or picnic under a tree.

Spa

Relax and treat yourself to massage and other luxurious spa services. Available by appointment with your favorite therapist.

Gift Shop

Beautiful gifts and objects of beauty on sale now at the Shangri-La Springs Gift Shop. Art, Prints, Crystals, Jewelry, God Boxes, Cards, and more. Open daily and during events and programs.

Events & Venue Rental

Art shows, artist receptions, live music, community drumming circles, free community yoga, live street art demos, beautiful surroundings and organic food plus YOU make events at Shangri-La incredibly special. Space available for private and corporate event bookings.

History of Shangri-La Springs

In 1921, the Heitman family constructed the Heitman Hotel on eight acres of land in the heart of what is now Old Bonita. The family was developing property to the west and the 25-room hotel provided potential buyers a place to stay while their new homes were constructed.

Weekly Classes

Join us for weekly classes at Shangri-La including Yoga, Meditation, NIA Dance, Restorative Yoga, Sound Therapy, Breath Therapy and much more.

Workshops

Improve yourself and awaken a new spirit of mindfulness. Join us for a variety of workshops for healthy lifestyle changes.

Community Events

Join us every month for free Community Drumming Circles, live street art demonstrations and free community yoga. Feel the spirit.

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