Workshops & Retreats

Other Retreats at Ghost Ranch

These events are open for registration. They are coordinated by other individuals, groups and organizations that are renting space from Ghost Ranch.

Active Hope: Nourishing Our Capacity to Act for Life – Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects
Sunday, November 24 – Saturday, November 30

JiLL Marie Lynch, along with Frank O’Neill will be facilitating a Thanksgiving Week Retreat at Casa Del Sol: Active Hope: Nourishing Our Capacity to Act For Life, based on the Work That Reconnects principles and practices designed by renowned activist, eco-philosopher and author, Joanna Macy, and her many collaborators.  This week-long workshop is designed for 12-16 participants, will be lively and experiential as well as reflective and restorative. Nature-based activities, mindfulness practices, heart-centered communication, grief & gratitude, and opportunities for self-expression are all part of the deal! Engagement in the world we care so deeply about include the intersectionality of so many injustices. All of our environments—climate, social justice and equity of numerous kinds are part of the interlocking system of oppression that requires structural change. During this time of multiple cultural and global messes, we offer practices and possibilities for living and working from a more whole, web of life, paradigm! 

JiLL and Frank bring their contemplative and joyful practices to the week. They value and embody the healing power of unconditional presence they consider essential to transformational work.

The cost of this retreat is all-inclusive fee (6 nights, 21 meals + program), from $ 1100.00 to $ 1820.00 based on lodging preferences. Early bird price, $100 off for those who register and pay in full by October 31, 2019. For questions, please contact Jill Marie Lynch 608-245-1399, Read More – ActiveHope_GR Cover Letter-2


Landscape Painting with Award-winning Australian Artist Jo Bertini
October 18-20, 2019

Join Australian expressionist master Jo Bertini for a three day intensive at the legendary Ghost Ranch in the landscape that provided endless inspiration for Georgia O’ Keeffe. Artists, teachers and students have found her a remarkably generous teacher, freely sharing her practice that has carried her to the top of her field. The stunning Ghost Ranch Arts Center will be our private studio for three breath-taking days. One-on-one guidance, “en plein air” painting in once-in-a-lifetime settings, studio practice, immersing oneself in a land that absolutely vibrates with beauty as well as the incredible history of indigenous Puebloans, Apaches, Utes, Spanish explorers and settlers and, of course, artists. Jo Bertini is an award-winning, established painter, art educator, lecturer and writer. She is known internationally for her paintings and drawings of desert landscapes, people and animals. Her work has been acquired by private and public collections both nationally and internationally and is on display in many public art galleries, museums and institutions. She has a history of thirty years as a professional exhibiting artist. Her paintings have been curated in hundreds of solo, group and touring exhibitions, including exhibitions in Australia, China, Malaysia, USA and India. She has been widely published and reproduced and her work is included in films and television documentaries and programs. She has been awarded many art prizes, commissions and public art installations for museums, corporations and city councils and many unique international artist residencies. For ten years she worked as an Expedition Artist on scientific and ecological survey expeditions into the most remote and inaccessible desert regions of Australia. A published art book, “Fieldwork- Jo Bertini” celebrates her long and intimate engagement with the Australian desert.

For more information and to register: visit the Peelwood Creative site or contact us at (505) 450-8361.

Spiritual Directors International Presents: Journey Toward Wholeness – A Courage & Renewal® Retreat
November 10-14, 2019

This Circle of Trust® Retreat led by Courage & Renewal® facilitators Valerie Brown and Carol Kortsch is designed for spiritual directors to explore issues of transition, vocation, relationship, life passion, purpose, and the unfolding stirrings of Spirit. We welcome people from diverse faith traditions, racial and ethnic identities, genders, ages, abilities, and spiritual practices to join us for this retreat. In a safe, nurturing, and confidential environment, we’ll share periods of quiet self-reflection and group discussion, explore poetry, prose, music, gentle guided movement, journaling, stories from various wisdom traditions, and mindful meditation practice. Clearness committee, a Quaker process of spiritual discernment, is the capstone of the retreat.

The cost of this retreat is $1,849 per person for a double occupancy room or $2,349 for a single occupancy room, and includes all meals for five days, five nights lodging, tuition, meeting facility, conservation fee, and a day trip to Christ in the Desert Monastery. An optional trip to visit Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is available at additional cost. For more information and registration details, please visit A limited number of scholarships are available for this program. To apply, visit For questions, please contact or 425.698.1067.

Heart of Devotion

December 5-10 and 12-17, 2019
Week One: Dec. 5-10 ( women only), Week Two: Dec. 12- 17 (men and women) There is space for 14 participants each week…

A year-end restorative retreat in the same landscape which inspired iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe. With Heart of Devotion, three powerful facilitators have joined forces to create an experiential immersion into the sacred art of Becoming.

As Rumi famously wrote, “This being human is a guest house – every morning a new arrival.” Sometimes we need spiritual tools and allies in order to meet the “new arrival” of a challenge or season of living. The Heart of Devotion  spiritual retreat is for those seeking to navigate major life changes. This retreat is designed to be the safe and healing container required for contemplation, connection, radical self-care and the realization of your own “true north.” The Heart of Devotion Retreat provides a curated environment designed to heighten awareness and conscious connection through your own deep listening and embodiment. Our program addresses body, mind and spirit through periods of silent meditation, devotional voice, daily yoga, community living, fun, celebration, and outdoor activity at the historic retreat house of Casa del Sol on Ghost Ranch.

Retreat fee is $995 for 6 days all-inclusive or $1800 for both weeks. Transportation not included.

Register with your $200 non-refundable deposit online at Heart of Devotion, or by calling /texting Supriya at: (mobile) 415-570-3028

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Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa

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