THE BACK PORCH SANCTUARY
Imagine being immersed in a serene setting, surrounded by nature. Sitting in your over-sized chair you can view the backdrop of towering boulders and rock formations, nearby creeks, and desert landscapes from the porch while sipping from a calming glass of tea. Reclining here makes you think of days long past or forgotten, memories of a time when life felt simple and even beautiful. Your mind slows down, your body begins to calm, and ever so slowly your worries begin to fall away with every deep inhale of fresh air.
This is the peace you remember.
Welcome to The Back Porch Sanctuary: a retreat for you to reconnect with a lost sense of peace and balance, and to reconnect with the beauty and completeness of who you are. All while knowing there is no one else you need to be and nothing you have to do but breathe and relax, and ultimately to be still.
BPS is set upon an expanse area of desert beauty, surrounded by nature to help recenter the mind and soul. The sanctuary building is purposely designed for relaxation and comfort while the staff is ever-available to cater to your needs: whether providing comfort, a conversation, or just in knowing that someone is there for you when you need it. We wait for you.
Meet Connie Maudlin
Connie's passion is to develop a free, spiritual, relaxation center in the Prescott area for unpaid caregivers and first responders to spend a bit of time to refresh their bodies and souls for their arduous task of giving to and caring for others. With over 30 years of diversified experience as business owner and nationally certified massage therapist, Connie is enriched by extensive volunteer service in the field of health and human services. Connie is capable of leading and directing a cadre of volunteers, is an excellent goal setter with good follow through skills, able to find flexible solutions, is adaptable to changing conditions, a sociable, empathetic, good listener, creative with ideas, and noted for her loyalty and willingness ‘to go the extra mile’.
Connie worked as an instructor for massage therapy at the Academy of Reflexology & Health Therapy in Indianapolis, IN and as an Independent Massage Therapist across both Indiana and Arizona. As an avid entrepreneur, Connie has owned and operated several business ventures. Connie has been a proud volunteer for numerous organizations over the years including the West Yavapai Guidance Center, Stephen Ministry, Human Concerns Director and Parish/School Board Member at St. Francis Xavier Church in Chicago (serving 900 families) , Couple to Couple League, Bonaventure House (Hospice for AIDS), and Ravenswood Hospital for Alternative Care in Chicago.
The Healing Power of Nature
It can help with
Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings.
Nature provides a respite for our overactive minds, refreshing us for new tasks.
One of the most intriguing areas of current research is the impact of nature on general wellbeing. Studies show the powerful impact on mood by spending time outside.
Sense of Well Being
Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
Nature helps us to cope with pain and discomfort, both physical and emotional.
Nature is a powerful stress-reducer. It may even reduce mortality, according to scientists such as public health researchers Stamatakis and Mitchell.
"When I was at my absolute lowest, dealing with a physical issue that no doctor could diagnose or even help me with, Connie approached me when she saw me walking with a cane, and offered to help. She was so thorough that within the first several sessions I was able to put the cane in the attic and I haven't used it since! That has been 10 years! Connie is more than a therapist, she's my friend. She genuinely cares about people and she is so knowledgeable. If you find yourself in her presence, you are blessed."
— J. Hulman
Your Recovery Starts Here
Prescott Valley, AZ