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The Restoration of Joy: A Contemplative Journey Through the Alchemy of Play – G200101

Workshop ID: G200101
Dates: December 29, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Price: $495.00 - $1,065.00

The Restoration of Joy: a Contemplative Journey Through the Alchemy of Play invites you to exhale deeply and release the old… inhale fully and imagine the new. Honoring cycles and the alchemy of endings and beginnings, in the sacred container of community (including time alone), we will mindfully journey over the threshold of the New Year. Through sacred and contemplative practices, ritual, and play, we will arrive restored, refreshed, and ready for the New Year.

“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.” — Nagle Jackson, Playwright

In this deeply restorative retreat, we will take time away to rest, release 2019, and imagine 2020 in a mindful community of contemplation, ritual and play. Rest, reflect upon, honor and let go of 2019 Begin your new year in a state of joyful intention Increase your flexibility, creativity and awareness Embody your joy with the InterPlay wisdom practices of movement, story and voice.

Within each of us, there is an infinite wellspring of joy. Joy and wellbeing abound in nature. We hear it in birdsongs; we see it in a baby’s smile; we behold it at sunrise. Joy is our natural state. Play re-awakens us to joy and allows us to embody spontaneity and flow.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,065.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,055.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$715.00
Marla Durden

Marla Durden is an artist, healer, teacher and entrepreneur. She has facilitated circles and transformational life experiences for individuals and groups for 20 years as a wisdom-centered coach + healer in private practice. An InterPlay

TraceyJoy Miller

TraceyJoy is a certified InterPlay leader with 20 years of InterPlay experience. Her leadership is grounded in mindful presence, curious awareness and connection to the Divine. She is committed to co-creating affirming environments which support

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 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 or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 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 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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