Home Upcoming Events Journey to Deep Canyon: Finding the One Thing – G210824

Journey to Deep Canyon: Finding the One Thing – G210824

The majestic canyons of Ghost Ranch are the perfect place to connect to beauty and our own inner peace. At a deep level we know where we belong, that we’re a part of it all and not just consumers and conformists. In such natural beauty we feel a renewed human energy that comes with simply standing in awe. 

Looking at the arc of human history, we have to acknowledge that we have spent only one generation with eyes affixed to screens, 500 generations as agrarian people taming the land but at least 50,000 generations of closeness with nature and in partnership with the land as hunters and gatherers. Likewise, we know for ourselves, that as children, being outside gave us excitement, wonder and vitality. Science has proven this true for adults as well, to satisfy  our analytical minds.

It’s time for all of us to reconnect with that ancient part of ourselves that may seem distant. A Journey to Deep Canyon is an experience of turning to “our Mother” nature to regain a sense of wonder, deep gratitude and humility. While experiencing our deeper selves we may even touch upon the OneThing. That which would kill you if not realized in your life. The days and nights of this journey will provide you a safe place to explore and expand your connection to the Earth, rejuvenate a childlike wisdom and draw out your soul’s desire.  

  • Solo time spent on the land each day
  • An optional solo overnight vision fast experience on the land
  • Small group Council Circles to deepen the experience
  • Evening campfires and stargazing in dark skies
  • Ritual/ceremony and contemporary soulcraft exercises
  • Ample time for reflection and integration
  • 14 days of preparation via email
  • 3 monthly follow up Councils via zoom

What it is
A fun and light-hearted experience
A spiritual exercise
Stimulation of mind, body, spirit
A peaceful experience
Comfort level is always governed by personal tolerance 

What it’s not
A lecture-based retreat
A religious event
A threatening experience that requires anything strange or unsafe
A test of physical stamina

The course has a capacity of 30 participants.

An area of the campground will be designated for participants of this course (for those who are camping).

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the filming of City Slickers in New Mexico and on the ranch. The cabin at the Ghost Ranch entrance is a prop left for many to enjoy and to photograph. To celebrate the movie and its connection to Carol Bishop Stanley’s dude ranch experience, we have some special workshops lined up. Of course, we’ll watch the movie together sometime during the week.

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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.

In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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  • Jill Frisbie
    Jill Frisbie

    Jill grew up in a 1950’s suburban backyard climbing trees, digging in the dirt, playing with bugs, lizards and horned toads, by day. At night she was found lying in the grass stargazing or catching fireflies. She was fortunate to visit many National Parks, in her parents’ Dodge but many of those trips turned out to be mainly photo ops.
    As an adult she strode deeper and deeper into those parks with hiking, camping, backpacking and canoeing. These Wonderlands afforded her much evidence of the Mystery, Peace, Transformation, and Magic that she sensed in that suburban backyard and from the back seat of that Dodge.
    She is a retired Physical Therapist, a trained actor and director, former church leader, grateful 12 stepper, and seeker. She is wilderness first-aid trained, and a Vision Fast and Womans’ Rites of Passage co-guide. She loves nothing more than to see the light of joy in the eyes of one who has really met the Wild in Nature and themselves.

  • Terry Frisbie
    Terry Frisbie

    Terry has been guiding people into nature based experiences for over 20 years. He’s been lead coordinator for 8 Men’s Rites of Passage and multiple weekend spiritual retreats. Terry created and guides a 6 day vision fast experience for women and men. Together with his wife Jill and colleagues they provide participants with deep meaningful experiences in wild nature to awaken the wild nature within. Their name for this is Wilderness Dance, more details can be found at wildernessdance.org.
    Terry retired in 2019 after a 33 year career as a Chiropractor. He has been married to his wife Jill for 28 years. Terry and Jill downsized to a small condo in Austin, Tx 10 years ago to allow for extended times of wandering. Together they have planned and completed a month-long walking pilgrimage on the Via Romea, an ancient germanic pilgrimage route, a hybrid tour of sacred places between Jemez Springs and the sanctuary of Chimayo and a three month walkabout down-under through Australia and New Zealand. They plan to do a walking tour of parts of the Trail of Tears in the near future.


Aug 11 - 15 2021



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