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The Bubble is Back!

By Melisha Franks


We are thrilled to announce that the Bubble is back at Healing Grounds! Well, it's an all new Bubble actually! One that looks less 'bubbly' and more 'shady'! And the shade it will offer completely makes up for the change! The arrival of our new Geo Dome marks a significant milestone in our journey of holistic wellness and community healing. Back in January, when our original Bubble shattered when winter blew in like an angry lion with sharp slashy claws, it felt like our hearts shattered too. In fact, it felt like the angry lion had it in for us! Here's the thing, the Bubble was more than just a structure; it was a space where many of you found peace, healing, and a sense of community. It was a place where we built collaborative relationships with other facilitators. It was a place where couples came to connect, to spend quality time with each other, and to prioritize their relationships. People moved and stretched, meditated, breathed, danced, drummed, laughed, cried, and reconnected with self. And when the Bubble shattered, it felt like our hard work and our dreams were shattered too.


During those tough times, we were deeply moved by the outpouring of support and encouragement from our community - both near and far. Your kind words and heartfelt messages where heard and deeply appreciated! We reminded ourselves that we were resilient and adaptable. Our community gave us the strength to reimagine the future of Healing Grounds and to rise once again. And so, we are incredibly grateful to introduce our new Bubble, designed with additional shade to enhance the comfort of our wellness offerings. Our new space symbolizes new beginnings and the continuous growth of our mission at Healing Grounds: to inspire the mind, body, soul, and community well-being.


New geo dome on prairie land
The Bubble

Putting the Bubble Together: Team work makes the Dream work!

And of course it was windy the day we booked the crane to drop the new cover on the geo dome frame. But our team pulled together and we made the best of a windy day with laughter and perseverance! A special thank you to Mark West who works tirelessly (well maybe not tirelessly, but with dedication and much exhaustion) to support our dream! Thank you to all who came out and helped! We truly are all about team, about community, and about building & rebuilding while fostering hope and resiliency. We can't wait to share our upcoming new offerings and we are incredibly grateful to Travel Alberta for awarding us an Innovation Grant! Because of this, we will be able to develop our dream even further.


Crane lifting the new bubble cover up
LMT Crane Service doing the heavy lifting!

Crane lifting new cover
Lifting the new cover onto the structure.

LMT Crane Service doing the heavy lifting!


Two people holding ropes
More team members helping

Two women holding the ropes
Amazing Team Members


















The Bubble is Back: Our Healing Grounds Mission

Our mission is to offer holistic services that nurture the mind, body, soul, and community. Through our wellness offerings, set amidst the beauty of nature of the southern Alberta prairies and supported by our beloved animals, we aim to create an environment where learning, growth, connection, and relaxation flourish.

Our integrative approach begins with planting seeds of hope through a variety of programs, including:

  • Classes in the Bubble: Choose from a variety of wellness classes including morning and evening yoga, sound baths, breath & meditation classes, and more!

  • Date Night and Friend Night: Book your evening in the Bubble at sunset or under the stars and prioritize your relationships with a unique offering!

  • Wellness Retreats: Join us for immersive retreats that promote physical health, mental clarity, spiritual growth, and healing.

  • Goat Yoga: Join us for a playful yoga experience with our goats!

  • Animal Assisted Learning & Therapy: Experience the healing power of animals, fostering emotional and psychological well-being.

  • Nature-Based Programs: Unplug from technology and reconnect with the serene prairies, embracing the tranquility and beauty of the natural world.


Embrace New Beginnings with Us

As we shift into the next chapter at Healing Grounds with our new Bubble, we invite you to join us in celebrating the resilience and unity of our community. The Bubble is more than just a space; it's a testament to our collective strength and commitment to wellness, community, and growth. Whether it's minus 50 icy wintery winds or clouds of grasshoppers and blistering heat, we will continue to grow with gratitude, creativity, and with hope!

Many thanks to our community for your unwavering support and for being a part of the Healing Grounds family. Together, let's continue to nurture and inspire one another, to lift each other up, to spread hope and kindness, and to encourage each other with anticipation for every new beginning.


With heartfelt gratitude,

Deena West & Melisha Franks (Owners of Keys to Hope & Healing Grounds)

& The Healing Grounds Team

Medicine Hat, AB & Cypress County


Geo dome finished
The New and Improved Bubble

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