Santosha...

Santosha - the sanskrit word for contentment - reflects our firm belief that we have all we need inside to live a happy, fulfilled life. Our retreats, whether our adventures take us inward or outward, help you to unearth that joyful capacity deep within you and learn to excavate it in any circumstance. Take a break, give yourself some space, breathe deep, move freely and explore with us!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

September Retreat Cancelled

Sometimes there is more to do in life than what we can actually manage. Until the day where we can be in two places at once, we must make a choice.  It was a hard choice but we have had to cancel the True Colors Yoga & Meditation Retreat this September.  Please consider joining Marisa and Maggie in Truth or Consequences this January instead.  We hope to practice with you soon!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Early Bird Registration continues for 1 more week!


Early Bird Registration rates end NEXT WEEK for our September Retreat in NM's Black Range!  Register now to save your space at a discount :-)  For more information at registration, check out the details here.  Hope you will join us - I am planning an extra special retreat time for us!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Registration NOW open for this fall's True Colors Yoga & Meditation Retreat!

This fall we will celebrate the changing of the seasons with a little extra love toward ourselves!  Yoga and Meditation in the beautiful Black Range in SW New Mexico, with a special emphasis on truly being, nurturing and celebrating our Selves.

Step away from everyday life and join us for a weekend of rejuvenation September 16-18, 2016 at the Black Range Lodge in Kingston, NM.  This weekend is inclusive of 5 yoga and meditation classes, all meals, lodging and free time to use as you need most.  Massage and private yoga sessions are available at extra cost.  Hiking, hot tubbing and enjoying the surroundings are always freely available.


This little gem of a place will help you to remember how to move at a different pace and focus on your self and your needs.  Our yoga classes will support that by bringing Ayurvedic principles onto the mat and practicing in the way that nurtures your core being most... All practices, as always, will be appropriate for all levels and abilities.

Registration and all details can be found here or that link you see in this pages upper left corner ;-).  Please do let me know if you have any questions at all.

I hope you will join us!

Friday, April 29, 2016

A lovely time at our Ghost Ranch retreat

Its been a few weeks and we have all settled back into regular life now.  But our time at Ghost Ranch remains with us ... a beautiful vista, a deep breath, a kind word from a friend - these are the things that characterized our latest Breathe New Life Into Your Life retreat.
On Friday, arrivals trickled in and most of us found each other at dinner time.  It was nice to reunite with old friends and new over a meal.  Then we were on to yoga!  Walking over to our yoga space in the Lower Pavilion required gawking at the scenery around us, of course.  Our first practice was all about settling in, opening our bodies and deepening our breath at this high altitude.

After a good night's sleep it was an early wake-up call to make breakfast before our workshop practice. Three hours of detailed pranayama, discussion, asana and yoga nidra later, we were ready to explore Ghost Ranch for the afternoon. The group split up, many taking the Georgia O'Keefe landscape tour, others hiking the intense Kitchen Mesa or wandering leisurely to admire the beauty and beautiful day.  Another practice in the evening rounded out our day with more asana, pranayama and meditation.
And then it was our last morning.  Altogether too short, our time together.  Our last practice was geared at integrating techniques and recognizing how we were able to support and nurture ourselves over the course of the weekend.

Goodbyes are always bittersweet... it was a pleasure and an honor to be a part of your practice and guide your yoga experience.  Hope to see you all at our next retreat (Sept in the Gila)!!!

~Marisa

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Breathe DEEPER in April at Ghost Ranch

The long-standing Breathe New Life Into Your Life Retreat is going on the road!  Join us for a deeper exploration April 8-10 at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM...

This is a weekend retreat set in "Georgia O'Keefe Country" where I hope the expansive skies and contemplative nature of the landscape will help you to take your yoga to another level...

We will, as usual, have 4 yoga/meditation/pranayama classes over 3 days but for this weekend our Saturday morning class will be a longer workshop-style class in which we will explore the nitty-gritty of the breath and its powerful impact on our life.  We will talk about the physiology of the breath; the physical and yogic anatomy of the breath; work with the breath in postures and in meditation; explore the transformative interplay of breath and relaxation; and commune with the breath in a luxurious yoga nidra practice in this 3 hour morning class :-) Look below for more details about this rejuvenating weekend...

Retreat Schedule (always subject to small changes)
Friday, April 8
3:00pm - Check in begins at Ghost Ranch
5:30pm - Dinner
7-8:30pm - Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama class
Saturday, April 9
7:30am - Breakfast
9-noon - Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama Workshop
Noon - Lunch
Free Time - check out the many wonderful trails at Ghost Ranch, enjoy the library or simply enjoy the view from your room.
5:30pm - Dinner
7-8:30pm - Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama Class

Sunday, April 10
7:30am - Breakfast
9-11am - Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama Class and Closing Ceremony

About our yoga practices:
We will have a mix of restorative and energizing yoga practices during this retreat.  All practices will be especially breath-infused and options for more challenging or gentler modifications will always be offered.  You can expect a fair amount of quiet breathing and meditation practices that can be done seated or reclined.  I will encourage you to always work at the level that pleases you most in that moment.  For more background on how and what I generally teach, please visit my blog - allyogaallthetime.com

Pricing ranges from $243 (Commuter) to $435 (Double Occupancy, Private Bath).  Meals, classes and lodging are all included.  Lodging ranges from simple suites to bunkhouses, please ask Ghost Ranch if you need a particular type of lodging.

Registration:
All registration is directly through Ghost Ranch.  Click here to register online or call toll-free 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121.  

About Ghost Ranch
Ghost Ranch is a national educational and retreat center owned by the Presbyterian Church. The mission of Ghost Ranch is to enrich lives; to that end, they host an enormous number of workshops each year ranging from yoga to outdoor education to music and art and more. At any given time there are also a number of people staying at Ghost Ranch to enjoy the surrounding beauty on a personal spiritual or artistic retreat.  Going to Ghost Ranch always feels to me like going to summer camp - surrounded by the beauty of nature, eating in the dining hall, rustic buildings, trekking from activity to activity :-)