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Sabbath Soul Tending and the Heart of Creativity – G2007112CDS

Workshop ID: G2007112CDS
Dates: July 5 - July 11
Price: $775.00 - $1,540.00

This summer, give your soul the gift of time, the solace of silence and lasting connection of spiritual friends. Through art and creativity, nature-based experiences, prayer, hospitality, play, you will explore and reimagine your work and life in the world, both solo and with other retreatants. Based upon the 2018 book by Rev. Anita Amstutz, Soul Tending: Journey into the Heart of Sabbath (Skylight Paths Publishing, Barnes & Noble/Indy/Amazon) you will be guided into a Sabbath rhythm. In Anita’s words, “In that dry, droughty space between joyful living and the soul sickness of too much work, I learned to recover Sabbath Mind over and over as a place of healing, whole hearted living and shalom.” Soul Tenders will be based at retreat house Casa del Sol which inspires the imagination and calls forth a deep solace just by the sheer magnificence of the soaring painted cliffs and intimate riparian canyons around it. You will find yourself revived and restored in community with human and non-human alike. Facilitators: Anita Amstutz, M.Div, MA, Speaks at the intersection of Mennonite practicality and Catholic Spirituality. She has served in congregational ministry along the Rocky Mountain region over 17 years, and teaches spiritual formation at the Center for Action and Contemplation. You can visit her website at Maureen O’Neill, received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, with an Award in Excellence for outstanding work. Currently she is Director of Exhibitions and Educational Programming at Barton Art Galleries, Barton College, North Carolina. $20 Materials Fee

This retreat house away from the main ranch provides quiet and safe space for work that engages spirit and focus, dedicated to deep spiritual and artistic contemplation.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - No Meals$850.00
Camping w/Electricity & RV - Meals$1,055.00
Camping - No Meals$785.00
Camping - Meals$990.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
Anita Amstutz

Reverend Anita Amstutz is an ordained Mennonite minister who has led congregations in the Rio Grande watershed and Rocky Mountain region for over 16 years. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she works ecumenically with the

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.
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