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High Desert Journey: Expedition For Body And Soul

Workshop ID: G15S741
Dates: July 27 - August 2
Price: $835.00 - $1,495.00


This thin place calls you to explore, to learn, to stop and listen to the voice deep inside your soul, reminding you of all you are and all you have yet to become. Hike the little known nooks and crannies of Ghost Ranch and the surrounding area with long time instructor Connie Burkhart as she creates an experience unique to even seasoned guests of the Ranch. As a scientist, artist, worship leader and musician, she will lead you on an eclectic mix of experiences that blend earth science and the arts while hiking, swimming, floating, creating space for the spirit and sharing adventures through exploration of rare sites and seldom seen areas of the ranch.

You will be led on unmarked trails with stories of the history, geology and archaeology of the region. Time will be given to sense sacred space in the wilderness, where the journey is as important as getting to the destination. You will have time to breathe and hear the desert silence. Attention will be given to the ancient stories of the land and people as they draw out the treasures of the soul. Built in to the seminar will be time to share your ‘journey’ in whatever way you are moved – maybe a sketch, a song, a poem, a photograph or a journal entry.

Hikes will include two long all day adventures. Participants must be able to hike at 6,500+ feet for multiple hours in a day. Experiences will also include time at the lake, a field trip to the Jemez Mnts, sunset at Blackie’s Cabin and a day trip down the Chama River.

Connie Burkhart

Connie Burkhart is a true Renaissance woman who has sculpted her life to include all the passions of her heart and soul. Proud to be the mother of four, she is also a metal design


Package Price
All Inclusive, Room with Communal Bath Per Person$1180
Upgrade - Electricity Per Site$840
Upgrade - Rv Per Site$845
Commuter Rate$897
All Inclusive, Room with Private Bath Per Person$1495
All Inclusive, Room with Shared Bath Per Person$1270
Camping Per Site$835

Please note that our 2015 workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified.

Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability).

For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at either 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. (MST).

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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