Enchanted Retreat New Mexico 2016

Jemez Springs, NM, United States

David Moreno
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Aug 14 - 20, 2016
Group size: 5 - 20
Enchanted Retreat New Mexico 2016
Jemez Springs, NM, United States

David Moreno
  • Email address verified
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18 reviews

Aug 14 - 20, 2016
Group size: 5 - 20

About this trip

I've taught at the Bodhi Zen Center in Jemez Springs, New Mexico for 27 years. It is like a second home for me. The Bodhi is rustic and magical in its simplicity. It is in the heart of the red mesas that make New Mexico so "enchanted."

Come experience this high altitude Zen center with it's natural hot springs, clear clear arid night skies, beautiful Sutra Hall, and town that is a little over three blocks long. August is warm, with afternoon thundershowers, hummingbirds, and meteor showers. Morning and evening yoga sessions, meditation practice, and outings to local pueblos and hiking trails.


The Bodhi Zen Center is a little over an hour from the Albuquerque Airport. Shuttle from the Zen Center is optional for an additional fee. We will start with a casual dinner on Sunday, August 14th and end at lunch on August 20th. Santa Fe is another hour north from Jemez Springs. August in Santa Fe means the Santa Fe Opera is in full swing and that Indian Market is happening. If you've not been I would encourage a visit... Or, if you have more of an edge about traveling, then vist Breaking Bad country and tour Albuquerque!

I would also like to introduce to you my dear brother and friend, Wolf Martinez. We have taught together and have sat in sweat lodges and circles through many life times. He is both a Shiatsu massage therapist and a healer in the shamanic-Native American traditions.

Wolf will be joining us. His presence will just be one more element in the many magical experiences we are bound to share during this gathering. Sessions with Wolf are not included in the retreat registration fee and will be paid directly to him. For an hour and a half session the cost is $125.00.

Indian Market is the following weekend in Santa Fe, August 20-21, 2016, and one of the biggest events for the city. So book early if you plan to swing by after retreat.

What’s included

Typical Day:

Silent Practice
Dinacharya: Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices
Lite Breakfast
Morning Asana Practice
Karma Yoga/Community Service for Bodhi Zen Center
Free time
Late Afternoon Restorative Practice/Yoga Nidra
Community Gathering
Star Gazing from hot springs. (Clothing optional)

Not included

Shuttle from the Zen Center is optional for an additional fee
Sessions with Wolf Martinez are not included in the retreat registration fee and will be paid directly to him. For an hour and a half session the cost is $125.00

Before You Go

Please plan on bringing your favorite yoga props with you. Some bolsters and mats available.

Single occupancy includes (for the most part) private bath. In a few cases there is a shared bath conveniently located. These are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Shared occupancy can be 3 – 4 beds per room with a shared bathroom.

Available options

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Your Organizer

David Moreno
18 reviews
David Moreno, ERYT 500, YACEP, SFT, has taught at international yoga conferences, festivals, universities, and teacher trainings worldwide. He has worked privately with students in the fashion and entertainment industries as well as professional athletes. Among those athletes taught include the U.S. Olympic Men’s Swim team coaches for the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He has worked as a product advisor and ambassador for the Canadian Athletica Company, Lululemon, is a certified Pilates instructor, Somatic Fitness Trainer and, an ordained minister. His yoga commentaries have been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, LA Yoga Magazine, and Common Ground. His dance criticism and reviews are featured Culture Vulture. David is also the creator and producer for Yoga DVDs, electronic books, Yoga Nidra downloads, and subscription yoga classes for Yoga Vibes. He is known for his keen sense of humor, making his teachings fun and informative. David lives in San Francisco, CA.


My experience with David is always magical. I will cross seven continents to be part of his workshops. The accommodations in Italy were lovely. Love you!
Wonderful trip and accommodations! Tuscany was beautiful!
This review is on behalf of me, and Carol Asher: Jordan: Amazing country with wonderfully friendly, welcoming people. Highlights: Wadi Rum and Petra (although the entire trip was fantastic), and the FOOD, FOOD FOOD was delicious; a camel ride to see the sunset and a donkey ride through Petra -- what more could one ask for? We had a nice, small group of unique, interesting and flexible people who were easy to be with. David, the yoga guru and leader of the pack, even inspired me (someone who'd never done yoga) to get myself up to do yoga EVERY MORNING! Lovely Raya was truly a ray of sunshine and worked tirelessly to meet our every need (she even insisted I use her yoga mat). A truly unique journey. Thank you David. Highly recommended!
We had a fantastic journey. David and Raya put together an amazing itinerary. Petra was for me the highlight, but every day had new wonders to experience, including exploring the remarkably intact Roman city of Jerash, buried under the sands for millennia and only recently excavated; looking out over the Holy Land as Moses did from Mt Nebo, at the intersection of Syria, Golan Heights, Israel and the Sea of Galilee, Lebanon and Jordan; the serene green oasis of Ma'in Hot Springs, with natural hot waterfalls feeding the swimming pool, staying in luxe Bedouin tents and riding camels in the stunning Wadi Rum Desert; swimming/floating in the Dead Sea while staying in a grand spa hotel and visiting the very place where John the Baptist dwelt in a cave and baptized his followers, including Jesus. David's daily yoga instruction was a wonderful centerpiece of the trip, quickly bringing us together as a group, and helping us recover quickly from the rigors of travel. The food and hospitality were fantastic everywhere we went. The food alone makes Jordan a worthwhile destination. Our guides George and Ra'ed were very knowledgeable, warm and helpful. The drivers were top-notch, as was the support team from Karma Tours. Our group came together quickly and well. We all really enjoyed each other's company throughout. David was not only an excellent yoga teacher, he was a great leader and friend. And Raya was an incomparable host and companion, sharing the best of her country with generosity, warmth and heart. Thanks to all who made this the trip of a lifetime.
Wow, Wow, Wow, what more can be said of the specular Petra, the goofiness of attempting to swim in the Dead Sea, combined with Yoga, new friends and the wonderful spirit of Yogi David. Namaste. John
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Abhimanyu (David,) I’m glad I waited to tell you about my experience in New Mexico, because I wasn’t aware of how much it would affect me now that I’ve returned to my “normal life.” There was a sadness that I think we all felt when we had to say goodbye to our magical alternate reality we shared, and you helped create for us, in those mountains full of deep wisdom. But since I left the retreat I’ve felt a return to something that I forgot, or missed within me. I’ve taken so many tools for my own spiritual practice from this that I honestly did not expect, I’m so grateful. And like Wolf said, “so inspired by you!” I feel a deep connection with everyone who shared this experience with me, and I think they would agree that this was a transformative experience, to say the least. I would sincerely encourage anyone to do something like this. Going into this I was in a particularly worn down place, emotionally, but yoga has allowed me to transcend that and be in the moment, and cultivate a practice, both spiritually and physically that is nothing short of amazing. Like my mom said, this is a turning point for me, and I didn’t even realize it at the time, but my practice is bolstered by, and draws upon the truly transformative experience I’ve had at the Jemez retreat. I am eternally grateful! THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, much love.
By Marlowe Kent, Berkeley on Nov 08, 2016
David's trip "Journey to Petra" was an unforgettable trip that was so much more than Petra. The community, the yoga, the food, the sights, the time spent walking the roads of ancient civilizations put so much of my daily life into better perspective. This was some combination of retreat and adventure in a land that holds history of mythic proportion. Seeing this part of the world was also a humbling experience that brought me compassion and understanding for past and present political, religious and social events. I am changed and I would do this Journey again in a heartbeat.
By Ceri, Dallas on Oct 12, 2016
My personal highlight of the trip was the famed Wadi Rum desert stay with an early morning camel ride with the Bedouins and an exquisite "glamping" private tent stay. Every moment was like a dream, steeped in age old history and beauty beyond explanation...
By Kevin, Seattle on Oct 12, 2016
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