Connect with Source Energy: Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Abiquiu, NM, USA

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Nicole Smith Levay
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Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2019
Group size: 10 - 13
Connect with Source Energy: Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Abiquiu, NM, USA

Nicole Smith Levay
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3 reviews

$1397
Deposit: $397
Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2019
Group size: 10 - 13

About this trip

CONNECTING WITH SOURCE ENERGY. 


A trip that will revolutionize your experience of purpose, hope, faith, and interconnection. This retreat includes three daily opportunities to revitalize and clarify with Nicole Smith Levay, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher and somatic therapist. Just over an hour north of Santa Fe, this retreat includes adobe lodging at the gorgeous and mystical homestead of creative artist Georgia O’Keeffe, three meals a day of plant-based cuisine by an in-house personal chef and holistic health coach, and field trips to both Ojo Caliente Mineral Hot Springs and Yogi Bhajan’s ashram “Hacienda de Guru Ram Das.”


**Do you feel disconnected or stuck in your healing process? You’ll have themed classes specifically relating to the science and technology of Kundalini Yoga and its somatic effects on our day-to-day intuitions, choices, and relations. 


**You're a caring soul who feels burnt out and uninspired? Take time to replenish and renew! By the retreat's end, you’ll have an embodiment of the “shakti,” or creative force, that drove the feminist and unique soul, Georgia O’Keeffe, to make the neighboring adobe her home and art studio for over 50 years, including many of her most famous works.


**Why now, why this trip? Living out in the most majestic of terrains in all of North America, you will be both humbled and awe-struck by the natural beauty of the rainbow mountains of “Ghost Ranch.” There is nothing like practicing Kundalini Yoga & Meditation in New Mexico.

The Value of Self Connection and Healing

The value of this retreat is in the space you will create for self connection and healing. You’ll have moments to roam untethered, and opportunities to be in a like-minded tribe of folks walking their individual path in spiritual community. Discover and dissolve your blocks to flowing with source energy in your most meaningful life.


Read the words of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who totally lived what it means to follow your intuition and trust your connection to source energy, the Generating Operating and Designing/Delivering force of the universe. “Someone else's vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it because in the end it’s all you have. Lose it and you lose yourself and everything else... Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing--and keeping the unknown always beyond you... I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

Lodging: Casa del Sol

Located two miles from main Ghost Ranch main campus, Casa del Sol is a retreat space at Ghost Ranch dedicated to deeper spiritual contemplation. Casa del Sol is a single story adobe home built in the mid-1930s with bedrooms that open up to a shared plaza. Meetings are held in the living room which is anchored by a large picture window overlooking the mountain range Cerro Pedernal. The home's rooms ("Enchantment" and "Serenity") and adjacent three hermitages ("Traquility"), are set at the base of the multi-colored 700-foot tall cliff wall with a chimney feature standing guard. A heart shaped labyrinth is off to the side, bordered by prayer ties and flags fastened to sagebrush.


The retreat house provides a peacefully quiet space amidst a spectacular desert panorama. 

* All retreat rates are per person, not per room.

* If you're looking to book as a couple and wish to share a bed, email nicole@thepowerwithinhealing.com before you register and we'll help you.

Plan Your Trip

BEFORE YOU GO TO NM


Book your flight! 

* To take advantage of the included airport shuttle to Ghost Ranch you must arrive at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) by 2pm on March 26, 2019. 

* The shuttle for departing flights will arrive at ABQ at 12:30pm. 

* The shuttle will pass through Santa Fe and we're willing to make pick ups (~3pm on March 26) and drop offs (~11:30am on April 1) at Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF).

* Additional shuttle details to come. 


If not taking advantage of shuttle:

Check in is after 5pm on March 26, 2019

Check out is 10am on April 1, 2019


There is no booking fee when paying from your bank account through WeTravel. If you choose to pay with a credit card you will be charged an additional 2.9% fee (3.9% for American Express).


WHAT TO PACK


* Comfortable, layered clothing appropriate for yoga, meditation, movement for warm sunny days and potentially cooler/cold nights

* Ceremonial outfits and accessories (aka a fancy soul expression outfit or two)

* Closed toed shoes suitable for the great outdoors

* Personal toiletries

* Additional bedding (there are sheets and one set of towels, the comforters are basic and simple so if you require more comfort, bring your own linens, towels, and blanket)

* Yoga mat or sheepskin + meditation cushion (if you don't have these, let me know)

* Water bottle

* Flashlight for the early mornings pre sunrise

* Essential oils for bug protection

* Sun screen

* Notebook + pen

* Phone charger cable + portable charger pack

Sample Daily Schedule

* Pre-sunrise Yoga & Sadhana

* Breakfast

* Free time (enjoy hiking, horseback riding, etc.)

* Lunch

* Afternoon Yoga

* More free time (enjoy tours, additional services, etc.)

* Dinner

* Evening Yoga & Meditation

Cancellation Policy

* 8 weeks or more before the start of the trip: 100% refund, minus the deposit.

* 4 to 8 weeks before the start of the trip: 50% refund, minus the deposit.

* 4 weeks or less before the start of the trip: no refund.

-You may cancel your trip at any time providing that the cancellation is made by the person who made the booking and is communicated to us via email.

-Cancellation will take effect the day it is received by us.

-Once the trip has commenced, no refund or partial refund or unused portion of your trip will be repaid in the event of cancellation by you.

What’s included

  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • Lodging
  • Private Chef
  • Organic Veg Cuisine
  • Daily Sadhana
  • Mineral Springs Day Trip
  • Ashram Day Trip
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Transportation Week Of
  • Airfare
  • Tours at Ghost Ranch
  • Horseback Riding
  • Massages at Springs
  • Additional Expenses

Available Packages

Enchantment - Early Bird
Available until Jul 25, 2018Sold Out

Your accommodations for "Enchantment" are a Shared Room (with 1 or 2 other people) and Shared Bath in the main adobe. Deposit is due upon booking. Option to either pay for the trip in full right away, or pay the balance in two installments.

$1397
Deposit: $397
Enchantment
Available until Feb 25, 2019only 1 left

Your accommodations for "Enchantment" are a Shared Room (with 1 or 2 other people) and Shared Bath in the main adobe. Deposit is due upon booking. Option to either pay for the trip in full right away, or pay the balance in two installments.

$1547
Deposit: $397
Serenity - Early Bird
Available until Jul 25, 2018Sold Out

Your accommodations for "Serenity" are a Private Room and Shared Bath in the main adobe. Deposit is due upon booking. Option to either pay for the trip in full right away, or pay the balance in two installments.

$1697
Deposit: $397
Serenity
Available until Feb 25, 2019Sold Out

Your accommodations for "Serenity" are a Private Room and Shared Bath in the main adobe. Deposit is due upon booking. Option to either pay for the trip in full right away, or pay the balance in two installments.

$1847
Deposit: $397
Tranquility
Available until Feb 25, 2019Sold Out

Your accommodations for "Tranquility" are a Private Room and en suite Private Bath in the adobe adjacent to Casa del Sol. Each room also includes lounging furniture and mini fridge and microwave. Deposit is due upon booking. Option to either pay for the trip in full right away, or pay the balance in two installments.

$2000
Deposit: $500
$1397
Deposit: $397

Enchantment - Early Bird
Past Trip

Your Organizer


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Nicole Smith Levay
3 reviews
I have led workshops on the healing effects of somatic integration throughout the United States and internationally since 2009. I combine my experience as a certified life coach and practitioner of somatic therapy with my embodied wisdom as a certified meditative yoga teacher and lifelong improvisational movement artist. I hold an M.A. in psychology, with a focus on somatic psychology, from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a B.F.A. in dance teaching and performance, a 220-hour certificate from the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association, and a 200-hour certificate from YogaWorks, and have accrued 200 hours of Kundalini Yoga Therapy training. In 2013, I founded The Power Within Healing, offering coaching in vision-based living supported by yoga, embodiment, and meditation. I have led or co-taught several retreats at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

Reviews

LF
Nicole did a fantastic job with the retreat. Our accommodations were beyond expectation, food healthy and satisfying. The eclectic goup of participants mixed well, and a closeness and bonding grew each day. Ghost Ranch and surrounding areas were the perfect setting for yoga, with a magical palette of ever-changing colors. We had a perfect combination of yoga and excursions, with some playful moments, as well as those that touched our hearts. We were always able to rest if needed. I left New Mexico with many memories, and a feeling of having attained a deeper understanding of the practice of Kundalini yoga. Heartfelt thanks to Nicole and Bill for bringing us together and creating an environment that encouraged each of us to push our limits, express our joy, share our sorrows and help one another with kindness, warmth and compassion whenever the need should appear.
This was a transformational experience. Nicole used all her expertise as a yoga teacher/spiritual mentor, life coach, group/movement therapist, astrologer, travel agent, and tour guide to create a wonderful space for growth and healing with fabulous accommodations sensitive to the original people whose land we were guests upon, fabulous food, and intuitive resourcefulness to meet our every need. Thank you Nicole.
We had an amazing time. Everyone was wonderfully matched. We are surprised at how we all fell in love with each other. Lots of laughing as well, even though the self work we all did might have been challenging. The support we received from each other was just great.

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I recently attended a yoga retreat in New Mexico with Nicole and admit to being very hesitant about going. Nicole is such a beautiful soul, she made everyone feel welcome, comfortable and at ease and I am extremely grateful for having had the opportunity to learn from her. The experience has launched me onto a new trajectory of embracing me as I am and exploring new ideas and belief systems. Thank You, Nicole!
By Birgitte Michie on Apr 07, 2019
Nicole and Bill were such amazing hosts! Always organized, supporitive and attentive. Nicole is the kind of teacher that guides you to see how strong and capable you are of. She is knowledgable, loving, inspiring and has a steady calm presence that made this experience the perfect fusion of relaxing, fun, and full of new. I suprised myself at how much Kundalini yoga and meditation I was capable of doing, and I owe so much of that to the safe space Nicole created. This retreat was like a dream I never wanted to wake up from. I came back to the city refreshed, alive, and more at home with myself.
By Ann Duffy on Apr 06, 2019
A huge thank you to Nicole and Bill for the amazing retreat at Ghost Ranch, NM. I shared a spiritual journey with like-minded fellow travelers, ate delicious vegan food made by the Mavelous Ms. Pleasant all surrounded by magnificent mountains! It is an experience I will never forget..
By Judith Cavanagh on Apr 04, 2019