Workshops & Retreats

Loading Events

Eco-Spiritual Direction Nature as Co-Guide in Spiritual Companioning for Spiritual Directors G200659

Workshop ID: G200659
Dates: June 28 - July 2
Price: $1,135.00 - $1,695.00

“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.” Thich nat Hanh

For existing Spiritual Directors…In this new collaboration between the Ghost Ranch, Wild Church Network and Stillpoint, this intensive launches a new program to integrate the Wisdom of the Wilderness as a listening member of the natural world. The waters that flow from the sky, the crow calling from a nearby tree, the sun that rises every morning and offers her wisdom to us and to our directees every day.  And her grief, the groaning of the creation, impacts all of us, whether we have the words for it or not. 

In a culture that has separated us from one another, and from the land and climate and nearly all forms of life that sustain us, the practice of reconnection and remembering our place in the “whole” is urgently important. At a time when ecological and social collapse is happening all around us, most people are processing grief and fear far beyond their own small stories. They are also experiencing support and affirmation from the natural world every day, and are longing to make the connections.  

We, as Spiritual Companions, are not normally oriented to integrating our relationships with the land and creatures of our watersheds into our practice. 

Through solo wanderings among the red rocks and encounters with lizards and sage   Through one-to-one and small group spiritual companioning, you will learn the practices of Eco-Spiritual Direction, integrating the voices of the larger world, into your spiritual direction practice.  And you may just fall more deeply in love with the world yourself in the process.

Please click on the words Interest Form below to submit the required interest form before registering:

♦Eco Spiritual Direction – 2020 Interest Form


Package Price
All Inclusive, Single Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,695.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,495.00
All Inclusive, Single Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,450.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,350.00
Camping w/Electricity or full hook-up - with meals$1,295.00
Camping w/Electricity or full hook-up - no meals$1,150.00
Camping Tent - no meals$1,150.00
Camping Tent - with meals$1,295.00
Commuter lunches included$1,135.00
Victoria Loorz

Victoria Loorz, MDiv, Pastor and certified Spiritual Director, Victoria has been leading spiritual formation for over 25 years, inviting people deeper into their true identities and there discover a more intimate experience of God. Director

Elizabeth I. Rechter

The Rev. Elizabeth I. Rechter has been an Episcopal priest serving in parish ministry since 1991.  She is an experienced teacher and retreat leader, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Stillpoint: the Center

Christine Ng

Rev. Christine Ng is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, church pastor, chaplain, spiritual director, and a retired appellate lawyer. Chris serves on the Ghost Ranch faculty of Stillpoint and is the

Brenda Worsham

Brenda Worsham is a spiritual director trained through St. Thomas Theological Seminary in Denver and Stillpoint at Ghost Ranch. Brenda professionally serves as a school counselor in public schools and has spent nearly 30 years

Please note that our 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. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note: Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night for rooms with communal bath, $100 per night for rooms with private or shared bath 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. For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Sunday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available Thursdays - Mondays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.
Share Ghost Ranch with a Friend
Sign Up for Enews