Meet Alaric

Author, Life Coach, & Modern Monk

Rev. Alaric Hutchinson is the author of Living Peace and Living Earth (autumn 2021 release). He was ordained as an interfaith minister in 2010. The same year he opened his first business, Earth Spirit Center for Healing, in the Phoenix-Metro valley of Arizona where he taught and led community services for eight years. In 2018 he and his husband, Andrew, moved to Bayfield, Colorado and founded the Church of Dunisha, and later, in 2020 opened Earth Spirit Lodge. Today, Alaric manages the the lodge and retreat center while continuing to teach, write, and offer community services.

Alaric is an expert in human behavior and psychology, with a deep fondness for Zen philosophy. He often combines the two, offering unique wisdoms that promote mind-body healing for clients and students as they apply the peace teachings in daily life. His book,
Living Peace, introduces the nine teachings and practices that have become known as the Living Peace Code.

As a hobby and small entertainment side business, Alaric choreographs and teaches country line dancing as The Zen Cowboy. Years ago he was part of the semi-pro line dancing team, Phoenix Heatwave, that traveled and performed in various states. Since moving to Bayfield, Alaric founded the Bayfield Morning Stars, a local dance troupe that performs at various town functions.