The yurt dates back over three thousand years as a dwelling for nomads in Central Asia. The circular structure is an integrated system of patterns and shapes operating in balance. The ancient design of the yurt has direct ties to Buddhist culture. Yurt therapy was a thing well before being trendy in the Northwest.
Modern Western society, especially the Pacific Northwest, has embraced the yurt for its unique style and semi-permanent qualities. In the early 90‘s, Oregon was the first state to make them full year camping facilities for the Parks System.
GroundPDX has been built from the ground up, literally, in order to provide a healing space for therapy. The yurt offers an opportunity to escape a stuffy office, away from the florescent lighting. A place where you can look up through the dome and see trees. The yurt is therapeutic in of itself.