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“BE HERE NOW”

Taos, NM 87571, USA

Features

Primary type: ✓Yoga
Secondary type: ✓Yoga ✓Wellness ✓Spiritual ✓Rejuvenation ✓Meditation
Skill Level: ✓Beginner ✓Advanced ✓Intermediate
Host Language: ✓English

Summary

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.

What's included in the package

  • 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)

Teachers

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.

Location

Price

From £228/night

£1369 total

Length

7 days / 6 nights

Dates

10/07/2022 - 16/07/2022

Retreat Capacity

20 people

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