The long summer is tapering off and we are thrilled to be taking a small step towards a new rhythm. It’s been decades since the ranch was in such a summer slumber; the usual bustle of new and old friends congregating at the dining hall, children galloping through the alfalfa field and the blessed music from the chorale echoing from the Agape Center have been sorely missed. It’s been decidedly different here at the ranch, but we’ve used this time to make proverbial lemonade from Covid lemons.
- For those who can’t make it to the ranch, we’ve created online opportunities.
- For New Mexicans, we are slowly and carefully offering retreats, starting with four workshops in September. Bonus: Single Occupancy rooms will be provided with no additional upgrade fee.
VIRTUAL EVENTS FOR EVERYONE
Writing Your Story of Loss & Transformation with Mirabai Starr
Friday, Sept. 25 – Saturday, Sept. 26. In these times of upheaval, we have renewed access to the hidden wisdom embedded in our most profound life experiences. Like the winnowing of grain, what no longer serves us is falling away and what is most alive is rising and breaking through.
RESTORATION OF JOY with Marla Durden & TraceyJoy Miller
Three Saturdays: September 19, 26 & October 10 We are living in exceptional times. With all that is happening, how can we remember the restorative joy we knew as children? How can awaken to the spaciousness of possibilities and recognize that we always have choices available to us?
FREE HISTORY OF GHOST RANCH WEBINAR with Lesley Poling-Kempes
Wednesday, August 26th, 6:30 MST Sign up for the ranch’s first online webinar! Lesley Poling-Kempes is the author of several books about Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu and Northern New Mexico. Join her live discussion of the history of Ghost Ranch.
UPCOMING RETREATS FOR NEW MEXICANS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 – FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
After weeks of sprucing up, regrouping and certifying our employees on Covid-safe practices, we are excited to offer Master’s Week. The week of advanced-level workshops instructed by master teachers looks different this year.
We’ve pared down the offerings to four workshops, which are listed below. All instructors are New Mexicans. We’ll take advantage of our space and practice socially distanced instruction at all times. Workshops will have lower capacities and masks are required. All rooms are single-occupancy – and there is no upgrade fee. We’ll do everything possible to keep our visitors and employees safe, all while offering expert instruction and inspiring landscapes.
Currently, these four workshops are open only to New Mexico residents and out-of-state visitors who have quarantined for 14 days. Should Governor Lujan Grisham lift current health orders, these workshops will be open to everyone.
PASTEL LANDSCAPE INTENSIVE with Diane Arenberg
Join us for a combination of studio and plein air painting as we become immersed in the magnificent landscape of Ghost Ranch!
DRAWING FROM NATURE with Helen Byers
Through in-depth demonstrations, tips, and personalized instruction, participants will be guided in the delights and challenges of natural science drawing.
TAPESTRY WEAVING with Rose Vigil
This hands- on course will have students immerse themselves in basic tapestry stitching and and create a small tapestry.
DIVING INTO YOUR TRUE NATURE… STIRRING THE SOUL with Laurie Magoon
Let us nurture your soul with yoga, meditation and relaxation. Let’s co-create laughter and joy with creative movement and inspirational music. Let Mother Nature open your heart with hiking and exploring Ghost Ranch…
Our mission, with you as our partner, is a commitment to foster well-being and spiritual health through this historic, inspiring southwest landscape.
But we can’t complete our mission without you.