Thursday, September 21, 2017 (5 pm) -
Sunday, September 24, 2017 (12 pm)
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Join Fawn and Allison Riegel on the threshold of harvest season for an autumnal adventure retreat in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
Mineral baths have long been associated with longevity and health. Explore the liminal space between seasons, your conscious and unconscious mind, celebration and stillness.
The rhythm of our days will be slow as we soak, bask, and repeat. An explorative and reflective weekend, days and nights will be spacious and flexible to honor each individual's experience. We will engage in movement improvisation, gentle yoga, journaling and creative ritual. Surrounded by nature's grandeur in the vast desert landscape, our time will be infused with deep connection to self and spirit. We will be here for the new moon, the perfect time for star gazing and turning inward. Bathe in the last fires of summer, and transition into the ethereal. One nourishing, communal meal prepared by holistic chef Allison will be shared alongside luxurious siestas, group classes, and lots of free time to explore the bathhouses.
Location: Truth or Consequences, a magical hot springs resort town in Sierra County New Mexico along the Rio Grande, home of the Apache Tribe. Home base for retreat-goers is La Paloma Hot Springs and Spa where you will begin each day with a soak onsite. Downtown is quaint and extremely walkable, with 10 hot springs mineral baths, and various eating options.
Daily Flow: Guided group classes include Movement Improvisation, Yoga, Journaling, Discussion, Walking Meditation
Optional Excursions + Activities: Explore the local scene, walk or bike to all 10 Hot Springs, Readings by Numinous Tarot's Jesse Carsten, visit Geronimo Springs Museum, hike the trails, forage for herbs and treasures, field trip Animas Crystal Labyrinth, Float/Raft the Rio Grande, swim in Elephant Butte Lake, Bosque del Apache is 60 miles away, nearby town of Hillsboro, Spaceport.
Transportation: Truth or Consequences is located along Interstate highway 25 between Albuquerque and Las Cruces. The nearest major airports are in Albuquerque and El Paso each about 150 miles away. Taxi service is available for local excursions, and bicycles will be provided for use around town. Airfare and transportation from the airport are not included. Need A Ride Shuttle service provided by local driver David: 575-740-9499.
Cost: $675 + Lodging
Lodging Options vary in cost from $140-$250 per person for all three nights including onsite bath house privileges. Rooming preferences are chosen at time of registration. Options include: Shared Queen bed, or Private Queen, futon, Shared bedroom, Private bedroom.
Shared shower is near the bath house, is easily accessible and has aromatherapy shower heads. Many guests prefer to use these showers. Deposit $250 by July 15th to reserve your spot.
Refund Policy: deposit is fully refundable before August 20, 2017. After August 20, 2017 no refunds will be given.
Allison Riegel, RYT 500
My work combines yoga therapy, holistic cooking, and creative practice as interrelated healing modalities. I encourage slowness, inviting inner and outer spaciousness and the cultivation of fertile ground for transformation. Birth of creative energy - and its unbridled flow - emanates from a sensual relationship to our body landscapes. Connection to the earthly body permeates my life and powerfully guides my work. I am a certified Yoga Therapist, Artist and Chef based in Portland, Oregon. I’ve studied Yoga Therapy with Sarahjoy Marsh at Portland's DAYA Foundation, Hatha Yoga with Saul David Raye in Ojai, CA, Plant Spirit Medicine, Magic and Ritual in San Francisco and Portland, and earned a BFA in Art and Design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Fawn Williams, EYRT 500
I am a yoga therapist, experienced registered yoga teacher, and teacher trainer in Portland, OR. An early adopter of meditation thanks to wonderful parents, I developed a spiritual yoga practice around age 7. My performing arts career launched twenty years ago in Europe singing on tour with the US Youth ensemble. I received my BFA degree in Intermedia from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and am an Adjunct Faculty member at Portland Community College within the Dance Department.