Enchanted Retreat New Mexico 2016

Jemez Springs, NM, United States

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

David Moreno
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
9 reviews

$1260
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.

http://www.bmzc.org/

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
Meditation/Pranayama
Lite Breakfast
Morning Asana Practice
Lunch
Karma Yoga/Community Service for Bodhi Zen Center
Free time
Late Afternoon Restorative Practice/Yoga Nidra
Dinner
Community Gathering
Star Gazing from hot springs. (Clothing optional)

Not included

Airfare
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

Single Room Upgrade
$265

Your Organizer


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David Moreno
9 reviews
David Moreno, RYT 500, 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.

Reviews

Great retreat and location
JW
What a great combination of yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and location! I really needed a silent retreat just at this point, with some major changes happening with work and life, and David is a fine man and yoga teacher, who deeply understands the whole practice of yoga (not just asana). I learned some very helpful ways to think about meditation as well, since I have been trying to come back to a regular practice of that. Overall lovely experience. One side thought: normally I love partner exercises in yoga; they help build the community. And this group of people was really wonderful. Yet, since I was really into and needing a silent reflective process and wanted to get language out of the way as much as possible, I found myself resistant to the sharing we did. Just my particular need at this time, not a criticism overall of the retreat. Thanks for the whole experience!
PS
Our day was spent exploring different techniques and approaches to meditation integrated with a variety of sessions of yoga practice. It was a really positive and (as always with David) fun way to revisit and refresh both my yoga and meditation practice. I highly recommend this retreat to others.
HR
Amazing experience thanks to the combination of yoga and meditation and the expertise of David. Great location even with heavy rain and great food. I would do it again and would love to bring my husband with me.
Thank you, David, for a wonderful day. The Deliberate Stillness Retreat was a perfect introduction for my first all day yoga-mediation retreat. My wife had attended the previous year's retreat and this was her gift to me. I very much enjoyed the various forms of meditation and of course the yoga. Having the retreat at Green Gulch on a cool, rainy day served to enhance an already great experience. I am already looking forward to next year!
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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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