Sunday, August 11, 2019 - Saturday, August 17, 2019
RESIDENTIAL AND NON RESIDENTIAL RETREAT
Join David Garrigues for a 6 day in-depth study 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.
LODGING and MEALS
Students can choose to eat and stay at the retreat center or find lodging all on their own in Santa Fe.
Students who stay offsite will need to arrange their own transportation to and from the yoga class. There are dozens of hotels and restaurants in Santa Fe that a student can choose to stay and that suit your budget. David recommends AirBNB. There are many great houses for rent around Santa Fe at a resonable rate. You can also stay offsite but have your meals on site. See meal rates and information below.
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, dinner, and snacks are catered at the retreat center.
SINGLE BEDROOM - $80/per night plus meals
SHARED BEDROOM - $50/per night plus meals
MEALS - $180, includes daily breakfast, dinner, plus snacks - all meals are vegan and vegetarian.
*Meals include dinner on August 11th and breakfast on August 17th. There is no kitchen or outside food allowed on the IHM premises. If you want to share a room with someone specific the two lodgers must make payment on the same day and email David to let him know.
Please note there are two separate fees: one for the workshop instruction and one for the lodging and food.
Yoga Workshop Instruction: $615
Fee for single bedroom plus meals: $660
Fee for double bedroom plus meals: $480
TOTAL COST FOR YOGA, SINGLE BEDROOM, AND MEALS: $1275 plus $37 transaction fee
TOTAL COST FOR YOGA, DOUBLE BEDROOM, AND MEALS: $1095 plus $32 transaction fee
Full payment of the yoga fee is required to reserve your spot. You will pay for the lodging and meals upon your arrival on the evening of August 11th.
Check-in time is from 4-6pm on August 11th. There will be a meet and greet with David at 7pm in the Sunmount room. It is during this time that you will pay your lodging and meal fees. The retreat ends after Mysore class on August 17th. The retreat center’s check out time is at 10am on August 17th.
Payment and cancellation policy: There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made two weeks in advance. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the workshop.
Daily Sample Schedule
6:30-8:30am -- Mysore Class
8:30-9:00am -- Pranayama
9:00-10:00am – Breakfast
3:00-4:30pm -- Asana Theory Investigation
Based off of what David sees in the morning Mysore class he will choose specific asanas to thoroughly explore and investigate. Students will also be able to ask specific questions about asanas that are troubling them and leaving them puzzled.
4:30-5:30pm -- Yoga Sutras Study and Chanting
Study of the Yoga Sutras offers key insights on how to better work with your mind in your daily asana practice. David will give a talk on book 1, sutra's 20-39; this section focuses on how to clear and concentrate the mind by identifying and working with the 9 obstacles that hinder progress in practice. The short chanting portion is also an excellent introductory way to experience the sound vibration of the sanskrit language as a means to meditation.
5:30-6:30pm -- Dinner
On certain evenings David will be screening a film. Details to come.
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
August 17th - 19th is the The Santa Fe Indian Market which is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world. It began in 1922 and today, Indian Market attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the world, to buy art directly from roughly 1,000 artists from 200+ federally recognized tribes in the U.S. and Canada.
Indian Market provides a rare opportunity to meet Native artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market, which is produced by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), a non-profit organization that promotes Native art and artists.
David highly encourages you to stick around at least one day to see this extraordinary event that is completely unique to Santa Fe. To learn more you can visit swaia.org.
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, 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.
In order to confirm your registration all students must pay for the yoga portion of the retreat. For students who want to stay at the retreat center you will pay for your lodging and meals on the evening of the 11th, once you arrive to IHM. If you do not want to stay at the retreat center but would like to purchase meals you can pay for them on the 11th. *Please note there are no refunds or cancellations.