“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” – Gloria Steinem
International Women’s Day – March 8 – is a day recognized around the globe that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity as well as looking at how we honor the feminine and the Sacred Feminine in our lives and in our world.
Here at Ghost Ranch, we are grateful for all of our amazing female instructors. We also want to highlight several women-centric workshops occurring throughout 2019 that seek to expand our commitment and support to the important and essential presence and contributions of women every day.
Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13 orSunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20 or
Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27
Come for a week… or two or three. Let this be the summer you give yourself these things: gift of time solace of silence lasting connection of spiritual friends peace of resting in the Divine Heart feast of creativity attuning to the slow heartbeat of creation. Learn more.
Sunday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 19
In this gathering we immerse ourselves in the living transmission of spiritual beings through engaging in contemplative readings from the mystics, group reflections, evocative writing exercises, inter-spiritual chanting and silent sitting, weaving these luminous elements into a basket of awakened community. Learn more.
Sunday, June 16 – Wednesday, June 19
Share your voice, your heart, and your vision. Learn in new ways that will expand your life’s work. Experience a gathering that you will never forget in the magical setting at Ghost Ranch! This Un-Conference is participatory, inquisitive, collaborative and active because the learning, topics, level of engagement, and overall experience are in your hands. The agenda is built on site after you arrive! Learn to use Open Space Technology, a system of co-creation that enables you to draw from the wisdom, experience and expertise of everyone in the room in a variety of sessions to learn, share and grow in ways you had not imagined. Learn more.
Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20
To move, to have our voice, to tell our story, to connect with community and to be, this is the stuff of InterPlay, Community-based arts practice deepens our connection to our five basic birthrights. It unlocks crucial resources through the wisdom of the body. Using simple structures and rituals, you’ll move a little, breathe a little, tell a little, enjoy a little stillness and make connections. Learn more.
Sunday, October 13 – Saturday, October 19
Come strengthen and discover your body, mind and spirit in hiking, writing and yoga. Gain better knowledge of safe hiking practices. Find your inner voice through the daily precess of writing. Nurture yourself as you begin a regular yoga practice. Learn more.
Drawing upon the wisdom that was imparted from Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung, Native American and Native Hispanic elders and participants of the 2014 Wisdom Sharing Event – the conversation will continue with new voices, issues and opportunities. Learn more.
Thursday, August 22 – Sunday, August 25 and Monday, October 28 – Thursday, October 31
Come and spend a few days immersed in the environment that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe: walk the land she loved and painted, reflect upon the quiet and beauty and record your observations in a series of writing exercises. This class will be held in a restricted area of the Ranch, in sight of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch Home, Rancho de los Burros. Your instructors will facilitate your experience through an exploration of the land, discussion of O’Keeffe’s life and examination of her writings and paintings. Learn more.
Sunday, August 25 – Saturday, August 31
Art making can be a contemplative practice in observation and execution, a way of fine-tuning the eye, hand, and spirit This is a celebration of Abundance. Participants will explore inner and outer landscapes through meditation, observation of the nature world and creative expression- primarily drawing and painting. Learn more.
Sunday, November 3 – Friday, November 8
The Sacred Wheel is an ancient, shamanic tool for deepening awareness and healing painful energetic blocks that keep us from life’s spirit-filled beauty and power. This week-long course will guide and illuminate participants through the Wheel’s four directions with reflections, guided meditations, sacred art, and personal time on the land to experience the ancient grief-healing wisdom of the earth. Learn more.