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Upcoming Retreats

Journey Back to Yourself: 

Full Moon Magic in Beautiful Taos, New Mexico 

Dates: May 14-18, 2022

With Dawn Branham and Jillian Bieritz

ABOUT RETREAT

Deepen your connection to yourself with astrology, adventure and cultural immersion in beautiful Taos, New Mexico!

On this four day adventure, you will have the chance to connect with the local indigenous culture of the Taos Pueblo people, spend time immersed in the natural beauty of the Rio Grande Gorge, learn about the magic of lunar astrology and how it connects to your own astrology chart, and take time each day to find stillness, reflection, and connection.

There will be a full moon and full lunar eclipse happening on May 16th which we will honor with a full moon ceremony on the retreat center grounds! Daily yoga, meditation, and reflection sessions will be offered each morning with yoga nidra sessions offered most evenings. Stay in a historic traditional adobe hotel at Blue Sky Retreat Center, participate in a Native American dance ceremony, hike with llamas in the Rio Grande Gorge, visit the famous Taos Pueblo, and spend time in the charming town of Taos.

All activities are optional and plenty of free time is offered so that you can make the trip exactly what you need! Blue Sky Retreat Center includes an on-site meditation labyrinth, hot tub, and yoga yurt as well as access to hiking trails and is only two miles to the town of Taos.

Massage, energy work, and other healing treatments can be booked with local practitioners at an additional cost. Connect to yourself, connect to others, connect to nature. Join us as we celebrate life under the powerful full moon and full lunar eclipse in Taos! 

INVESTMENT

All prices are per person. 

  • Single Occupancy (private bathroom) – $1200 per person
  • Double Occupancy – 2 Beds (private bathroom) – $1100 per person
  • Double Occupancy – 1 King bed (private bathroom) – $1100 per person

 

A $250 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. If the trip is cancelled due to low enrollment or Covid-19 pandemic response, your deposit as well as any additional payments will be refunded in full. 

Register HERE https://youli.io/t/the-global-dawn/taos

 

COVID-19 Policy – By registering for this retreat, all participants agree to comply with the state and local rules at the time of the retreat regarding wearing face masks and social distancing. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test will be required upon arrival. 

 

Register by February 28 and use coupon code EARLYBIRD TO SAVE $100! OR Register by February 28 with a friend and use code EARLYBFF to save $150!

REGISTER NOW!
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 4 nights lodging at Blue Sky Retreat Center 
  • Daily full, home-cooked breakfast and most additional meals (3 dinners, plus lunch with the llamas)
  • Taos Pueblo visit and Town Square Trolley Tour
  • Hiking with Llamas group excursion 
  • Full Moon Ceremony 
  • Lunar Astrology Workshop 
  • Daily Morning Connection Sessions (yoga, meditation, journaling) and afternoon yoga nidra 
  • Outdoor pool, hot tub, firepit, and meditation labyrinth on grounds of Blue Sky 
  • Free Time to explore Taos, relax at Blue Sky, or explore the surrounding wilderness
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

What’s NOT Included

  • Airfare or other transportation to and from the retreat center 
    • Airport transfers can be arranged but are NOT included in the package price  
  • Some meals are not included (1 dinner, 2 lunches) 
  • Alcohol is not included 
  • Travel insurance is required and must be purchased separately
  • Individual astrology sessions with Dawn or Jillian are available at an additional cost

  • Your round-trip airfare from home (closest airports are Santa Fe and ABQ)
  • Transportation to and from airport (you can rent a car, schedule a shuttle, or have Albina’s brother pick you up in his car – text 713-443-6466
Schedule

Saturday May 14

  • Check-in to Blue Sy starting at 1pm 
  • Opening Circle and Yoga Nidra session 3pm – 4:30pm
  • Free time on your own or dinner and night on the town with the group 5pm – ?

 

Sunday May 15

After our morning connection session and a delicious breakfast at Blue Sky, we will visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage site The Taos Pueblo. We start in the city square of Taos and take a trolley tour all the way to the Pueblo. We then take a guided group tour through the Pueblo. We return to the Taos town square and have a few hours of free time in Taos (lunch on your own) before returning to Blue Sky. We will gather in the evening for dinner at Blue Sky followed by the Lunar Astrology Workshop. 

 

Monday May 16 

After our morning connection session and breakfast, enjoy a free morning and afternoon to yourself to explore the city of Taos, relax at Blue Sky, or explore the surrounding wilderness! Individual astrology readings with Dawn will be available for booking during this time. In the evening, we will enjoy dinner at Blue Sky followed by our full moon ceremony and Native American Roundup Dance and Chanting. 

 

Tuesday May 17 

We leave in the morning right after morning connection and breakfast at Blue Sky and spend the entire day hiking with our human guides and our furry llama guides as we explore the Rio Grande Gorge. A delicious gourmet picnic lunch is included! We will arrive back to Blue Sky in time to relax and unwind before dinner. Dinner at Blue Sky, followed by an evening yoga nidra session and free time to enjoy our last evening together! 

 

Wednesday May 18 

  • Breakfast: 8am – 9am 
  • Closing Circle: 9am – 10am 
  • Check-out of Blue Sky by 11am
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TAOS SELF-CARE AND RELAXATION WEEKEND RETREAT

with Mary, Kia, Julia, and Casey

Dates: May 20-22, 2022
ABOUT RETREAT

We live in challenging times – times that have tested our patience, our flexibility, and our reserve. As a result, we are all looking for ways to cope with stress in nurturing, intuitive, thoughtful, sustainable ways. In this yoga and meditation retreat, we will: discuss ways to reduce stress in our daily lives; learn radical self-care methods to build up our emotional reserves; talk about the importance of setting healthy boundaries; and hold space for one another.

 

Cost ranges from $455 to $655, depending on room type.

INVESTMENT

ODGING + PRICING OPTIONS

Accommodations in these cozy, quiet rooms are single or double occupancy. All rooms offer their own private bath.

 

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

$555 – Early Bird Registration (register before April 22, 2021)

$655 – Registration (register on or after April 22, 2021)

 

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$455 – Early Bird Registration (register before April 22, 2021)

$555 – Registration (register on or after April 22, 2021)

 

TO REGISTER

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

Register now. For questions, email gatherandgrowglobal@gmail.com

ABOUT THE LEADERS

Dawn Branham, PhD is an apprentice professional astrologer, certified yoga and meditation teacher (RYT-200), and world traveler with over 20 years experience in the fields of international education and global travel. Dawn holds a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education from Michigan State University and has designed and led study abroad and exchange student programs at multiple colleges and universities. She utilizes her expertise in both education and travel as well as mindfulness practices and ancient wisdom systems to create high-quality, engaging travel programs that place equal value on the inner journey and the outer journey. Equal parts vacation, retreat, and cultural immersion experience, traveling with Dawn offers the opportunity to learn, rest, have fun, and connect with yourself, others, and nature. 

 

Jillian Bieritz is a yoga guide, energy worker, and professional astrologer. She has received her 200-HR Hatha Yoga Certification, Reiki Master Teacher Certification and is a graduate of Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology School. She is an advocate for creativity, self growth, inclusivity and healing on a deep level by connecting with the rhythms of nature. Jillian’s deep love and embodiment of astrology, organic movement, and the studies of Earth Medicine inspire her daily life along with her offerings. She is dedicated to teaching from the heart, while bringing a soulful connection to mind, body and spirit. She is passionate about holding a sacred container for others to (re)connect with themselves in an authentic and expansive way. It is her greatest joy to explore and play in nature as well as experience heartfelt connections with others.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE (everything is optional – the main point is to relax and unwind!)

 

Friday, October 22, 2021

3:00 pm – Check in

5:00 pm – Introductions & Opening Ceremony

6:30 pm – Dinner at Blue Sky

7:30 pm – Chillaxing time: restorative yoga, hang out in the hot tub or pool, whatever you want

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

6:30 am – Morning Yoga and meditation

8:00 am – Breakfast at Blue Sky

10:00 am – Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga

12:30 pm – Lunch at Blue Sky (from Manzanita Market)

1:30 pm – Craft, hike, labyrinth, or free time

4:00 pm – Guided meditation workshop

6:30 pm – Dinner at Blue Sky

7:30 pm – Restorative Yoga

 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

6:30 am – Morning Yoga

8:00 am – Breakfast at Blue Sky

9:00 am – Closing Ceremony

11:00 am – Checkout

DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

2 nights’ accommodations at Blue Sky Retreat Center

Daily yoga classes (appropriate for all-levels – beginners welcome)

Meditation workshop

Options for crafting or hiking

Plant-based, healthy, delicious meals

Coffee, tea

Support and personal attention from the facilitators

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Intuitive Healing

Labyrinth walking meditation

Crafting

Hiking

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Flights / transportation to New Mexico

Transportation from airport to and from Taos

Car Rental or Shuttle Fee

Travel insurance

Medical care

Gratuity

Fancy coffees / alcohol not included (BYOB)

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

(a)   Due to the nature of this event and because we have obligations  to pay the resort to secure your room, there is a $100 non-refundable  deposit on all purchases.

(b)  You (or any member of your party) may cancel your booking at any  time, providing that the cancellation is made by the person submitting  the booking form and we are notified in writing. Cancellation will take  effect the day such notification is received by us. Should you choose to  cancel your participation in the Retreat prior to 30 days before  the start of the Retreat, you will receive a refund of the total amount  paid to Company minus the non-refundable deposit of $100. If such  cancellation is made within less than 30 days before the start of the  retreat, we will retain the full amount paid. However, if another person  can be found to take your place, then we may offer you a refund at our  discretion.

(c)   Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no  refunds for an unused portion of the retreat. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your Insurance Policy, you  may be able to make a claim on your insurance.

KUNDALINI YOGA RETREAT

with Margaret Lopez

Dates: June 3-5, 2022
ABOUT RETREAT

Kundalini yoga weekend at Blue  Sky retreat center & Ra Paulette Cave visit – Give yourself this gift of breath and space:

$450/pp dbl;

$650/pp

single Early Bird price thru March 2022 and

$550/pp dbl;

$750/pp single for bookings

after March 31

includes Friday and Saturday night lodging, two delicious home cooked breakfasts & dinners,  four Kundalini yoga sessions – the last one in a Ra Paulette cave, a rare treat!

Bring yourself to Taos for a long deep breath in the open skies of Northern New Mexico and a unique experience in an artistic creative space carved out of nature itself.

Saturday midday free time for independent Taos exploration.  Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness.

Kundalini yoga practice fosters flexibility and strength, stimulates glandular, nervous, and digestive system functions and creates space to access a deep meditative state.

Use breath, movement and sound to enhance your intuitive connection to self and to others.

Book now! Contact silverlopez@aol.com.

TESTIMONIALS:

“We (my daughter and I) really enjoyed being there.  Thank you so much for your patience and expertise.  Your love and passion for the practice definitely shines through in your teaching style.” (Cathy, from CO)

 

“Teachings were fantastic and the class was led with care.  It was an amazing experience that I’ll keep with me always”  (Vera, from NM)

Enchanted Taos New Mexico Yoga Retreat with Meditation and Nature

with Sally Mitchell

Dates: July 7-10, 2022
Williams Lake
ABOUT RETREAT

Retreat to magical Taos, New Mexico, for our summer yoga, meditation and nature renewal retreat. We’ll be staying at the charming, comfortable and colorful Blue Sky Retreat at the San Geronimo Lodge, located in Taos in the high desert of northern New Mexico. An old Adobe style historic architecture, the property has 18 bedrooms, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a labyrinth and a mindful meditation path, a Native American sweat lodge, and is situated on 3 beautiful acres of nature just 2 miles from Taos town square, and surrounded by mountain views and peaceful desert landscapes.

The enchanted beauty of Taos, surrounded by nature, mountains and colorful sky that stretch for miles, and with its rich history, makes it the perfect location to connect more deeply with yourself, through yoga, meditation, mindful walks in nature, journaling, reflection and contemplation practices. Take time for yourself, renew and nourish your mind, body and soul. Taos is a 1,000 year old ancient indian village. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa, with geothermal healing hot springs, is just 30 mins from the retreat center.

The morning yoga classes will be mostly vinyasa flow yoga for all levels, linking movement with the breath for an energizing yet relaxing flow. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities. You’ll have the opportunity to play with some backbends, arm balances, and inversions if you choose, and cool down with some deep stretches to restore the body and mind. The evening classes will be yin yoga, with longer held seated and supine postures, stretching, lengthening, releasing tension and creating more space in deeper layers of connective tissues in the body. Yin yoga is also a perfect opportunity to journey inwards and practice meditation, inner reflection and contemplation.

INVESTMENT

All prices are per person.

All participants must be 21 or over.

A $250 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due 70 days prior to the retreat. Your balance will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card on the balance due date. You will be notified by email a few days prior. If the retreat is less than 70 days from the date of registration, the full amount is required.

If you are signing up with a friend or partner, please mention your friend’s name on the registration form. If you are traveling alone, you may still sign up for a shared double occupancy room if you wish and we will match you up with other traveler roommate(s) of the same sex. Please comply with social distancing in shared rooms. Shared rooms are female only unless you are signing up with a friend or as a couple and booking the whole room, or signing up for single occupancy.

Shared rooms are for family members or friends that live in the same household or fully vaccinated guests only. Rooms where bed sharing is required are only for friends or family members signing up together and filling the room.

COVID-19 Policies – By registering for this retreat, all participants must agree to comply with the state and local rules at the time of the retreat regarding wearing face masks and social distacing.

All prices are per person.

  • Single Occupancy (private bathroom) – $1,295
  • Double Occupancy – 2 beds (private bathroom) – $1,095 per person
  • Double Occupancy – 1 King bed (private bathroom) – $995 per person (only for friends or family members sharing bed)
  • Triple Occupancy – 3 beds (private bathroom) – $945 per person

Space is limited.  Register NOW

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Highlights

  • 6 yoga classes with guided meditations. The yoga classes will be held outdoors on grass at the retreat center.
  • 3 nights accommodation (single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy) (linens, towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, lotion, hair dryer provided)
  • Fresh, homemade, healthy and delicious meals at the retreat center (gourmet breakfast, lunch, dinner all included).
  • Group hike from the property on the Devisadero Loop trail, in Carson National Forest, 10 mins walk from the retreat center.
  • Group trip to Black Rock Hot Springs, 30 mins drive from the retreat center.
  • Outdoor pool, hot tub, labyrinth and fire pit on property
  • Stunning and scenic trails and surrounding nature in high country New Mexico
  • Free time to explore the local town of Taos, relax and rejuvenate

Not Included

  • Transport to and from the retreat.
  • Travel Insurance (please purchase travel insurance with the “cancel for any reason” clause)
  • Massage and Spa Treatments will not be arranged as part of the retreat. We highly recommend Essential Massage and Spa Therapies in the town of Taos if you would like to book a massage or spa treatment during your free time.

 

ABOUT THE LEADER
Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach

Sally Mitchell Yoga TeacherSally Mitchell Yoga Teacher

Sally is an inspiring teacher and healer, sharing with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.

Growing up in Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body, the power of the mind and the greater Universe. She is grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to live a healthier and happier life and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection, mindful movement, massage, energy healing and essential oils.

She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your spiritual journey. Read more about Sally.

“BE HERE NOW”: MINDFULNESS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF TAOS, NM

with Jennifer Lenhart

Dates: July 10-16, 2022
ABOUT RETREAT

Join Jennifer Lenhart on a 6-day spiritual retreat in magical Taos, New Mexico. Bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at an elevation of 6,969, Taos is located in the high desert of northern New Mexico. Along with breathtaking natural beauty, hiking, and mineral hot springs, Taos is known for historic adobe buildings (including Taos Pueblo).  As a longtime artist colony, the town offers many galleries and museums showcasing local and regional artwork. Our retreat accommodations are a charming adobe-style lodge built-in 1925.

Taos is also home to the Baba Neem Karoli Ashram & Hanuman Temple. Baba Neem  Karoli (known to his devotees as Mahara-ji) was the beloved guru of Ram Dass.  Auspiciously, our retreat in the “Land of Enchantment” coincides with the July full moon and the holiday Guru Purnima, a traditional celebration dedicated to gurus, or enlightened spiritual masters. On this day, seekers offer gratitude and devotion to their gurus and receive their blessings. Visiting the Baba Neem Karoli Ashram will be one of the optional excursions offered to our group.

Retreats offer us a chance to step away from the busyness of daily life in order to reconnect with nature and ourselves, to build community with like-minded seekers, and to work on our spiritual practice in an immersive and intentional way. Our retreat will include daily breath-centered and mindful Jivamukti yoga asana practice; dharma talks and discussion focusing on the teachings of Ram Dass and Mahara-ji; seated guided and seated silent meditation; walking meditation (on the retreat center’s outdoor labyrinth);  pranayama (breathing exercises); chanting mantras accompanied by the harmonium;  singing bowls; a karma yoga service project; and nourishing home-cooked plant-based meals. There will also be plenty of free time for resting, enjoying the pool and hot tub at the retreat center, and exploring nature and the town of Taos.

INVESTMENT

Save $200 on full-price (shared only) of $1695 USD until January 1, 2022!

Shared Accommodations – $1495 USD (Full Price $1695 USD)

Single Accommodations – $1895 USD

Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Sign Up with No Risk

In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

True Nature Travels is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.

REGISTER NOW

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

Prepare to be surrounded by mountains and colorful sky that stretch for miles as you explore the enchanted beauty of Taos, New Mexico. Stunning mountain views and peaceful desert landscapes on 3.5 acres with plenty of garden space and nature to explore. Historic architecture made in Adobe style, offering the best of both worlds  – historic charm with all of the comfort and convenience of modern day accommodations.

Take a scenic hike up Devisadero trail or relax in a nearby mineral springs. Explore the rich art community of Taos, full of art galleries, museums, and ancient history. Grab a bike, take a hike, gaze at stars, watch for birds or just relax by the pool. There is something to do for everyone.

The Chef prepares every meal from scratch putting lots of love and care into each dish. The smell of fresh baked bread is sure to catch your nose as it is served warm from the oven.

ABOUT THE LEADER

JENNIFER LENHART

Jennifer Lenhart is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She stepped onto the yoga path in 1994 and began teaching in 2009  after graduating from Marni Task’s Jivasara Yoga Teacher Training program. She is a  Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP); a certified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner; has led residential yoga & meditation retreats locally and internationally; is a  certified Y12SR: Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader; and holds a Master’s Degree in  English Literature. In her classes, expect to hear eclectic music, practice some devotional chanting, consider how the teachings and philosophy of yoga can be applied to modern life, be asked to bring awareness to the breath, be encouraged to find optimal alignment in the asanas, and experience skillful hands-on assists. And probably enjoy some laughter,  too.

Testimonials:

“I love attending Jen’s classes! She fosters a sense of community in her yoga classes that is welcoming and kind. Her adjustments are fantastic and her explanations are helpful.  For beginners or advanced yogis, Jen’s classes are a great experience.”  

“Jennifer is open and friendly and has a light-hearted feel to her classes. She is not the  ‘practice at the front of the room and everyone else should follow’ teacher–she is the  teacher who explains, very specifically, what the class is to do and demos only as needed (e.g. for newer students or complicated poses). She is all over the room doing hands-on adjustments and her savasana massages are divine. Sequencing is clearly planned for best practice, and students are often challenged (but never forced) to try new or more complicated poses. Spiritually founded classes that are not too heavy on the spiritual stuff  but remind the student that it’s there–as it should be–check her out.”  

“Jennifer helped me understand mindfulness when I started practicing yoga years ago. She is such a warm, wise, and loving woman, and she is an excellent yoga instructor. She lives a true yogi life. I completely trust and honor Jennifer.”  

“Jennifer is a wonderful teacher that guides students through a slow engaging flow.  She provides plenty of options for all levels, and her classes are welcoming to a  beginner yet provide a challenge to an experienced yogi. She teaches mindful awareness to the core and helps students to build core strength in any pose. She brings laughter to the practice and the joy of being human on our mats. I highly  recommend Jennifer to people new to the mat and long-time yogis as well.” 

AWAKEN YOUR SPIRITUAL HEART: A KUNDALINI EXPERIENCE

with Aubrey Zinaich

Dates: July 17-23, 2022
ABOUT RETREAT

What is Kundalini Yoga?  Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness. The Kundalini energy is vitality, creativity, and consciousness. As we practice, this energy becomes awakened within us. Kundalini Yoga combines posture, breath, hand position, sound, and eye focus to produce a powerful experience and a shift in mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga is so much more than a set of bendy asanas. Yoga gives us a framework for self-realization, a guide to becoming more authentically us. Join me in summer 2022 in Taos, New Mexico for a journey of discovery. During each of our physical practices, we will explore what it means to truly live our yoga, to dive deep into both our hearts and our spiritual hearts. We will explore various teachings from multiple traditions including The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads & Japji Sahib to enhance our own individual personal practices.

Each day will have plenty of free time to spend relaxing, adventuring, or simply being in the presence of the mountains and the desert. Optional excursions will be available as well as optional spa services. Each day’s practice will include breathwork, chanting & mantra, asana, concentration, and meditation to awaken our individual Kundalini energy, the energy of our creativity and vitality. Optional advanced meditation practices will be available as well.

Join me and awaken your body, mind, and spirit through Kundalini yoga. In each class, participants are invited to explore the concepts of what makes Kundalini yoga a Raja form of yoga, by experiencing with an open heart the Bhakti (devotional) nature & Shakti (strength) of their own Higher Self.Kundalini Yoga is a way of living using the tri-fold approach of Bhakti Yoga (devotion), Shakti Yoga (increasing energy & vitality) & Raja Yoga (stilling the fluctuations of the mind). A special focus is paid to Patanjali’s kriya yoga system: tapaḥ (discipline), svādhyāya (spiritual study) and iśvarapraṇidāna (devotion to the Divine). Kundalini Yoga uses Pranayama / Breathwork, Meditation, Chanting / Singing, Concentration, Mudra, and more to encourage each person to connect deeply to their own True Essence, to recognize that the other person is us and to realize a blissful state of non-duality.

INVESTMENT

Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $1695 USD until October 1, 2021!

Shared Accommodations – $1395 USD (Full Price $1695 USD)

Single Accommodations – $1895 USD

Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Sign Up with No Risk

In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

True Nature Travels is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.

REGISTER NOW

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodation

Prepare to be surrounded by mountains and colorful sky that stretch for miles as you explore the enchanted beauty of Taos, New Mexico. Stunning mountain views and peaceful desert landscapes on 3.5 acres with plenty of garden space and nature to explore. Historic architecture made in Adobe style, offering the best of both worlds  – historic charm with all of the comfort and convenience of modern day accommodations.

Take a scenic hike up Devisadero trail or relax in a nearby mineral springs. Explore the rich art community of Taos, full of art galleries, museums, and ancient history. Grab a bike, take a hike, gaze at stars, watch for birds or just relax by the pool. There is something to do for everyone.

The Chef prepares every meal from scratch putting lots of love and care into each dish. The smell of fresh baked bread is sure to catch your nose as it is served warm from the oven.

ABOUT THE LEADER

AUBREY DEA ZINAICH, ( SHE / HER / HERS )

CREDENTIALS:

ERYT-200, KRI Certified Level 1 Instructor
RYT-500, Certified Yoga Garden

TEACHING STYLE:

Aubrey is passionate about helping all people find their inner truth.  Her special interests include mantra, moon cycles, sound current, Kundalini & Buddhist meditation.  Aubrey is inspired by the works of Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak & The Bhagavad Gita.  She enjoys spending time connecting with like-minded people in her community & working toward creating a more tolerant and open environment where all people can come together to have a voice.

PERSONAL STORY/BACKGROUND:

Aubrey has a secret life as a Restaurateur, Wine Mom, Wine Importer & Cheese Lover.  She developed her love for Kundalini Yoga at a time in her life when stress and anxiety had become almost overwhelming.  She has since realized the power of daily Sadhana/spiritual practice, and she loves to share this with others.

CLASSES AUBREY TEACHES:

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – Monday + Wednesday + Friday @ 10:30am

Sunday Sadhana – Sunday @ 9:00am

WHERE TO FIND AUBREY ON-LINE:

Website: aubreyzinaich.com & globalbreath.org

Instagram: @aubrey.zinaich

Testimonials

“I am so grateful to have found Aubrey’s kundalini yoga classes! Aubrey is an amazing yoga teacher and her authentic voice and down-to-earth nature allow her to convey the complexity and depth of kundalini in an incredibly accessible way. She is extremely knowledgeable and it’s clear that she is deeply passionate about all aspects of yoga and yogic philosophy –  I always walk away with a new nugget of information each class. I also really appreciate the sense of community Aubrey creates in her classes, she truly gets to know her students and creates a variety of opportunities for the group to become closer. Since starting kundalini classes with Aubrey, I have noticed a big improvement in my health and wellbeing and I try to attend them as often as I can!”  — Kristina

“I found Aubrey’s classes in late 2019 when seeking a spiritual practice for balance and equanimity.  What a difference and positive impact Aubrey’s Sunday Sadhana (and occasional weekday classes) have made for me in facing the challenges of life.   Elements of her classes resound and become part of a daily practice for me, which she graciously has helped me develop.  Her wisdom and insights are wrapped in a light spirit, good humor, and love.  “Open Heartedness” was a theme for a time, and it radiates from Aubrey always.”  — Deborah

“Three years ago, I signed up to take my first Kundalini class. I thought it would be a challenging, one-time experience. At the time, a class featuring a gong,  chanting, and meditation was intimidating to me. Fast forward to now, I’m attending class three times a week, and would do more if my schedule permitted.  Thanks to Aubrey, I’m enjoying the practice more than I ever thought I would.  Aubrey is an inspiring and thoughtful teacher who makes every class enjoyable and rewarding. During each session, she guides the participants with a thoughtful quote and practice. Thanks to Aubrey and Kundalini yoga I am continuously learning about myself and the world around me.”  — Monika

Beyond the Surface: Art Retreat

with Deborah Milosevich & Kat Kirby

Dates: Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2022
ABOUT RETREAT

If you’d love some creative time in the studio, with a group of like-hearted women, join us in the magical landscape of Taos, New Mexico. Creative expression is settling down with your Inner Child, allowing yourself to create without expectation or judgement. And maybe do a little holiday shopping while you’re here!

We’ll be making a hand-made journal, some SoulCollage® cards, Spirit Wands, Santos, and other soul-nourishing projects.

We will also have “open studio” space for you to work on your pieces and experiment with art materials.

The studio is open until the last person turns off the lights. You’ll discover your own expressive style and develop and enhance your creative process in guided studio sessions involving a variety of art materials.

What is your unique creative voice?

What is the story you are telling?

Let’s find out together, exploring art-making and your Self.

This retreat is designed to invigorate your artistic senses and help you find new ways to relax and renew. You will feel welcomed and encouraged to explore your creative side. Your imagination and sleeping “inner artist” will awake and delight you. And you will be given tools to continue your exploration of the arts when you return home.

INVESTMENT
from 1,035.00

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 3:00 PM – Sunday, December 4, 2022, 11:00 AM MDT

IN PERSON MEETING

Fall in love with your Creative Self in a beautiful Taos retreat center!

PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO FIND OUT MORE.

Commuter rate is $645.00. Contact us for details.

Space is limited.  Register NOW

DETAILS

Travel Info:

Check in starts at 3pm Wednesday

Meet and Greet in the lobby from 5-6pm

Dinner 6-7pm

After dinner – Studio

Check out time is 11am on Sunday

ABOUT THE LEADERS

Your Guides: Deborah and Kat

Deborah Milosevich

Lubbock, Texas

I have been a professional artist for more than forty years. My work has been shown in galleries in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. I served as the director for the Lubbock Arts Alliance for several years and taught Art Appreciation at Texas Tech University for 18 years.

Over the past 20 years, I have led various art workshops in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Some of the workshops included painting, shrine building, mixed media construction and spirit dolls. I discovered SoulCollage® several years ago and became a facilitator. I have gotten so much out of my own SoulCollage® practice that I wanted to share it with others and have led several workshops that focused on just that. I thoroughly enjoy being with workshop participants as they discover new levels of creativity and personal insight.

dmalaka@yahoo.com

806-252-4110

www.dmilosevich.wordpress.com

Your Guide:

Kat Kirby

Prescott, AZ

Kat Kirby was born and raised in New Jersey, into a family that valued art, music, theater, and all things creative. She learned at an early age that creativity and self-expression were keys to a fulfilling life.

Since the early 1970s, Kat has been a believer in the healing power of the arts and creative self-expression. After retiring from a 40-year career as an Expressive Arts Therapist, her passions include teaching a variety of workshops such as creating art journals, mosaics, SoulCollage®, handmade books, Mixed Media arts, watercolors and doodles, and more. She has led art retreats around the world, including France, Portugal, the Caribbean, as well as Sedona, Carefree, AZ, and California. Kat enjoys exploring and experimenting with art materials, and loves encouraging her students and retreatants to make friends with their inner kindergartener.

When she teaches, whether it be virtual or in person, her two rules are:

1) You can’t be wrong, and

2) Have fun!

https://katkirby.com/

kat4clay@gmail.com

619-977-2345