Santa Fe, NM

Monday, August 16, 2021 - Saturday, August 21, 2021
Santa Fe, NM


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. 


Students can choose to stay 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. There are dozens of hotels and restaurants in Santa Fe that a student can choose to stay and that suit your budget.

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 - include daily breakfast and dinner.  There will be vegan and vegetarian options.

*Meals include dinner on August 16th and breakfast on August 21th. 

Total fee for single bedroom plus meals is $660
Total fee for double bedroom plus meals is $480

*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.

Details and Fees

Check in time is from 4-6pm on August 16th. Dinner is from 5:30-6:30. There will be a meet and greet from David at 7pm in the Sunmount room. The retreat ends after Mysore class on August 21st. Breakfast will be served from 9-10am. Please note, the retreat center’s check out time is at 10am on August 21st.

Please note there are two separate fees: one for the workshop instruction and one for lodging/food.

Yoga Workshop Investment: $550

Fee for single bedroom plus meals: $660
Fee for double bedroom plus meals: $480

TOTAL COST FOR YOGA AND SINGLE BEDROOM: $1275 plus $37 transaction fee
TOTAL COST FOR YOGA AND DOUBLE BEDROOM: $1095 plus $32 transaction fee

If you would like to avoid the transaction fee you can mail David a check. Please email David at if you’d like to pay by check. 

Please note, if there is a specific person you’d like to share a room with the two parties must pay on the same day and then email David letting him know who your roommate will be.

Daily Schedule

6:30-8:30am – Mysore Class (Monday-Saturday)
8:30-9:00am – Pranayama (Monday-Friday)
9:00-10:00am – Breakfast


10:00-11:30am – Conference (Wednesday and Friday)
David will choose a topic. Students will be able to ask questions during this time.

3:00pm-4:30pm – Asana Theory Investigation (Mon, Tues, and Thurs)
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.

4:30pm-5:30pm – Yoga Sutras Study and Chanting (Mon, Tues, and Thurs)
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


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 20th - 22nd is the The Santa Fe Indian Market which is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world.

Begun in 1922, 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 from 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


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.



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.

Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe

Journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by on this private trip to Bandelier National Park from Santa Fe. Explore the cave dwellings and climb ladders for a look into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. Also, visit the Valles Caldera, the site of a 2-million-year-old volcano that sits on the top of the Jemez mountains. All necessary entry fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


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.


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. Once you've paid the yoga registration fee you will be contacted via email regarding the room booking. 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. 

Register Here

« back