White Barn's Tipi Holds 28 People!
• The tipi poles are 27' tall, with the tipi floor being 22' across. It is designed to hold up to 28 people sitting comfortably for meditation, classes or workshops.
• The tipi was purchased from Nomadic Tipi Makers from Bend, Oregon.
• This is the company that created all the tipis used in the movie "Dances with Wolves".
• The tipi holds a fire pit in the center of the tipi, and contains carpet, rugs and furniture for the comfort of our guests.
• Their tipis are based on the basic Sioux design explained in Laubin's book, The Indian Tipi, and incorporates the Blackfoot lift pole flap and the Cheyenne extensions on the smoke flap.
• The floor of the tipi is egg-shaped, and tilts to the back rather than be a perfectly symmetrical cone.
• You can learn more about the company at https://www.tipi.com/
• They do amazing work and also support many Native American causes.
The tipi is raised and re-introduced every Spring, usually in the month of April depending on the rain. So beginning in May, workshops, clinics, events, classes and presentations will be held in the tipi unless uncooperative weather dictates otherwise. With COVID safety policies, a larger number of attendees may require us to hold a class or workshop outdoors near the tipi or Medicine Wheel to allow for social distancing.
RESTING FOR WINTER
The tipi is taken down at the end of October every Fall and it rests for the winter months. All classes and workshops for the winter months are then held on-line on Zoom. This saves on the wear and tear of the tipi covering during the bitter winter months of cold weather, freezing rains, heavy snows and destructive winds.