Saturday, August 1, 2020 - Friday, August 7, 2020
PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE OF ASANA ACTIONS -- RESIDENTIAL and NON RESIDENTAL Retreat
Join David Garrigues for a 6 day retreat in Santa Fe, New Mexico at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center, nestled in the pinon-covered foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The great 12,000 high peaks of the Sangre de Cristos are a backdrop to the yoga room. This truly is a place where one can cultivate the richness of life and spirit.
The lush campus offers serenity, privacy, and space but is also just 2 miles from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Some of the best hiking and biking trails surround the retreat center.
This retreat includes three components.
1) Mysore Class
2) Philosophy talks that give context to asana actions.
3) Studying the actions of postures from the Primary Series using flashcards. (Student will receive flashcards on the first day of the retreat.)
6:30-8:30am – Mysore Class (Sunday-Friday)
8:30-9:30am – Breakfast
10:00am-1:30pm – Philosophy and Practice of Asana Actions (Sunday-Thursday)
5-6pm – Dinner
Lodging and Meals
Students can choose to stay and eat at the retreat center or find lodging on their own in Santa Fe.
Students who stay offsite will need to arrange their own transportation to and from the yoga class.
Students can choose to stay in a private single bedroom with bathroom or stay in a shared room with two beds and a bathroom. Breakfast and dinner are catered at the retreat center.
Check in time is from 4-6pm on August 1st. Dinner is from 5:00-6:00. There will be a meet and greet with David at 6pm in the Sunmount room. The retreat ends after Mysore class on August 7th. Breakfast will be served from 8:30am-9:30am. Please note, the retreat center’s check out time is at 10am on August 7th.
Lodging, Meals and Yoga Fees
Please note there are two separate fees: one for the workshop instruction and one for lodging and meals.
SINGLE BEDROOM - $85/per night
SHARED BEDROOM - $52.50/per night
MEALS - $175 includes daily breakfast and dinner. There will be vegan and vegetarian options.
*Meals include dinner on August 1st and breakfast on August 7th.
Total fee for single bedroom plus meals is $685
Total fee for double bedroom plus meals is $490
Before June 15th Yoga Workshop Investment: $535 (Price includes flash cards)
After June 15th Yoga Workshop Investment: $650 (Price includes flash cards)
BEFORE JUNE 15TH TOTAL COST FOR YOGA, SINGLE BEDROOM, and MEALS: $1220
BEFORE JUNE 15TH TOTAL COST FOR YOGA, DOUBLE BEDROOM, and MEALS: $1025
AFTER JUNE 15TH TOTAL COST FOR YOGA, SINGLE BEDROOM, and MEALS: $1335
AFTER JUNE 15TH TOTAL COST FOR YOGA, DOUBLE BEDROOM, and MEALS: $1140
Travel to Santa Fe
There are two ways to fly into New Mexico. You can fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport which is just 1 hour away from the retreat center or fly into Santa Fe. You can arrange a shuttle service to pick you up and drop you off at the airport and retreat center with Sandia Shuttle Van Rental.
Things to do in Santa Fe
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
SANTA FE PLAZA
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Plaza is the heart and soul of the city. The gathering spot for residents and tourists alike is surrounded by city landmarks, shops and restaurants.
Just beyond the edge of Santa Fe and a short hike through the deep silence of the terrain lies a rocky ledge that seems to whisper to passersby, the dark stone speaking a cryptic language. Carved into the boulders of the ledge at the La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site and throughout the Southwest are thousands of petroglyphs thought to originate from the pre-contact time of the Spanish colonial era. Despite a great deal of scholarly study throughout modern history, no one can say for certain what these depictions meant to the people who created them. Not only does their meaning remain shrouded in mystery, but many of the etchings’ depictions are indecipherable, leaving curious visitors to speculate.
THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISSI
Situated in the Santa Fe Plaza, this cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture. You don’t want to miss this classic New Mexico cathedral.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of our namesake artist. A visit to the O’Keeffe Museum offers insight not only into the artist’s paintings, but also her creative process and the light and landscape that inspired her. In addition to the main Museum campus in Santa Fe, the O’Keeffe Museum maintains O’Keeffe’s two homes and studios in northern New Mexico, a research center and library, and a variety of collections relating to O’Keeffe and modern art.
One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” O’Keeffe’s images—instantly recognizable as her own—include abstractions, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms, New York cityscapes and paintings of the unusual shapes and colors of architectural and landscape forms of northern New Mexico.
Students must pay for the yoga portion of the retreat to confirm their registration. Once you've paid the yoga registration fee you will be contacted via email regarding your room booking. For students who want to stay at the retreat center, you will pay for your lodging and meals on the evening of the 1st. If you do not want to stay at the retreat center but would like to purchase meals you can pay for them on the 1st. *Please note there are no refunds or cancellations.