The Land of Enchantment - Reset Retreat in Cultural Taos, New Mexico

Taos, NM 87571, USA

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Apr 20 - 24, 2023
Group size: 8 - 20
The Land of Enchantment - Reset Retreat in Cultural Taos, New Mexico
Taos, NM 87571, USA

Lotus Retreats
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24 reviews

$NaN
Apr 20 - 24, 2023
Group size: 8 - 20

About this trip

We welcome you to join The Inner Land of Enchantment - Reset Retreat; to gather on the unique and enchanted land of Taos, New Mexico with our dear friends, family & the Enchanted Spirit itself of Northern New Mexico.


Join your host of Lotus Retreats; Loren Ferreira along with guest Empowerment Coach, William Van Vleet and our private chef Jenny Griffith; for a cleansing & resetting weekend gathering in the unique energy of Northern New Mexico.


The energy of Taos is a powerful and mystical hidden vortex in Northern America. We're inviting you to this sacred land to hold us in it's magic as we reconnect, reset and balance the energy of our inner and outer worlds. Now more than ever, we are being called to balance the Yin and the Yang, the feminine and the masculine and the inner and outer worlds of our mind, body & Spirit.


Lotus Retreats has carefully curated this weekend with morning practices to guide us back into our bodies, our energy center and reconnection with ourselves. This will include meditation, movement, some Yoga and cleansing practices to clear any blockages in the body. We'll restore in the evenings with Yin Yoga, sound healing and ceremony offerings to reconnect with ourselves, each other & the divine nature around and within us.


We'll offer excursions to hike, soak and cleanse in all of nature's natural remedies. Clean air, grounding earth and cleansing waters under the Taos Blue Skys.


Optional activities like river rafting the Rio Grande or site seeing the famous Rio Grande Gorge, Earthships, and exploring the Taos Pueblo Native American Art & Culture are encouraged!

Your facilitators

Loren Lotus

Loren, founder of Lotus Retreats, and your event coordinator has hosted over 25 retreats around the world. She is a passionate traveler, entrepreneur, retreat leader & facilitator with her entire heart and soul dedicated to curating safe containers for community to gather. Loren will be offering meditation practices, Yoga, music & dance as well as ritual ceremonial practices & medicine throughout the weekend. 


William Van Vleet

William is a Spiritual Advisor. He works with men to develop their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well being. As a former division 1 athlete, with a decade of experience in finance, real estate and entrepreneurship, William is working toward building a bridge between the old world and the new. His greatest asset was losing everything he once thought he wanted, which gave him an opportunity to go deep within and discover his true nature and purpose. William now works alongside other healers, creatives and heart centered entrepreneurs. He is passionate about expansion and being of service to those seeking fulfillment.


Jenny Griffith

Jenny Griffith is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Chef, Herbalist and permaculture designer. Jenny attended culinary school and worked in the hospitality and hotel industry for 15 years until she paved her own holistic route. After her own health challenges she had no other option but to learn how to take care of her temple through the ancient practice of Ayurveda. 

Jenny has been teaching cooking classes and cheffing retreats for the past 10 years. Jenny believes that food is medicine and one must eat well to thrive. Her cuisine is an infusion of Ayurvedic Indian flavors and combining that with bioregional plants and herbs. Her mission is to invite retreat participants to allow the food to heal inside and out, so they can walk away feeling 

nourished, detoxified, and renewed. 

Accommodations

Arrive to a private, secluded and family-owned retreat center named Vista Verde, nestled at the bottom of the Carson National Forest. We'll be surrounded by trees, desert brush and blue skies somewhere between the high-desert and low-alpine forest! 


The retreat property has several stand alone adobe-style casitas for private occupancy, as well as several shared homes with multiple rooms for guests preferring shared spaces! We'll use one home for the shared meals (post yoga breakfast buffets and family style dinners!) and have an entire Shala for yoga, movement and all the magic to happen..


As Dr. Sues says "it's opener there, in the wide open air" and New Mexico provides just that - open, wide open air and space for us to rest, restore, heal our minds and bodies to celebrate the adventure that life has to offer.

Offerings

The weekend's offerings will include daily movement, meditation, connection exercises with ourselves, one another and within the grounding nature of New Mexico.


Opening Cacao Ceremony

Daily morning exercises; Yoga & movement

Daily meditations and intention setting

Balancing polar energies

Evening Yin, Sound healing & restoring practices

Kirtan, Chanting & Connection through Voice and Song

Cleansing Fire Ceremony 

Closing Cacao Ceremony

Nature Excursions

We'll offer guided treks to cleansing Hot Springs and Williams Lake at the top of Mt. Wheeler. Additional hikes and excursions are encouraged!


-Hike to the top of Wheeler's Peak (Taos Mountain)

-Visit the dreamy Hot Springs along the Rio Grande in the morning...

-Catch sunset from the Rio Grande Bridge!

-River Raft along the Rio Grande for a halfway excursion on the last day..

-Explore the famous Earth-ships for inspiration for off-grid living if you're interested

-Go horseback riding along the Taos Mesa


Note: The Taos Pueblo (to explore the Native American Indian culture) is still closed to the public. There are several art galleries and surrounding towns to explore the Native American offerings!


Along the way, you can also:

Drive the Turquoise Trail from Albuquerque to Taos!

Explore Albuquerque

Visit Sante Fe on the way!


So much of our retreat weekends are what you choose of it! You can partake in as much, or little, as you'd like and simply find your own flow. 

Nourishment

You will be nourished by our nurturing sister and friend; Jenny Griffith who will be preparing local & organic Ayurvedic meals for us throughout the weekend.

- Enjoy morning meals

- Family style dinners

- & desserts for the sweet teeth!


We'll also provide juices, teas & water throughout the weekend. 


You're welcome to bring your own snacks & food - most of the casitas have fridges and stoves, if you so choose! Lunches will generally be on your own; after hikes & excursions.


Downtown Taos Square has several lovely cafes and restaurants to try too.

Sample Itinerary

7:00am Silent Meditation

7:30am Morning Sadhana (Movement exercises, Breath-work, Yoga)

9:00am Breakfast

10:00am Workshop; Group Activity 

(Optional Hikes to Hot Spring, Lake, River)

5:30pm Evening Satsang (Yin/Sound Healing, Sharing Circle)

7:00pm Dinner

8:30pm Fireside; Ceremony

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    5-days & 4-nights at a private retreat center. Shared or Private rooms available
  • Breakfast & Dinners
    Enjoy local, organic and hand-prepared meals by our private chef! We'll provide Breakfast Buffets and family-style dinners.
  • Morning Sadhana
    Morning meditations, Yoga and movement exercises along with self-care and prayerful intention practices are offered each morning
  • Ceremony
    Welcome Ceremony, Fire Ceremony, Cacao and Closing Ceremony are all offered. Call to Prayer and space for intention setting will be offered.
  • Nature Excursions
    Hike the Carson National Forrest, Hike to Wheeler's Peak through the Taos Ski Valley, Visit the Hot Springs and stroll for nature hikes each day with each other or on your own!
  • Evening Satsang
    Evening roundups; sharing cirlces, fire ceremony, Yin Yoga and Sound healings will be offered each evening
  • Airfare to/from ABQ
    If flying, you'll want to fly to/from Albuquerque Airport (2.5 hours away) OR Denver area (5 hours away)
  • Transport to/from Taos
    Hire a rental car or sharing rides is recommended to get to Taos from ABQ or wherever you're driving in from! It's a beautiful, and scenic drive along the Turquoise Trail!
  • Lunch
    You're welcome to bring your own foods and snacks
  • Additional Meals in Town
    If you like to eat and shop in town, budget some extra spending money!
  • Rio Grande River Rafting
    Raft along the famous Rio Grande for an afternoon excursion with the New Mexico River Adventure crew if you so desire
  • Earthship Tour
    If you'd like to tour the earth ships, you'll purchase an entrance ticket on your own!

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy
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Share a bedroom (with a King, Queen or multiple Twin beds) in the Main House or the Ranch House. Perfect for close friends or solo travelers looking to share spaces with new friends!


You will share amenities such as the bathroom, kitchen, etc. 


The houses have beautiful living and shared spaces for reading and resting in between classes and activities. 

$1,280
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy
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Share a bedroom (with a King, Queen or multiple Twin beds) in the Main House or the Ranch House. Perfect for couples; close friends or solo travelers looking to share a room with a new friend!


You will share amenities such as the bathroom, kitchen, etc. 


The houses have beautiful living and shared spaces for reading and resting in between classes and activities. 


$1,480
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
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Enjoy your own bedroom (with a King or Queen sized bed) in the Main House or the Ranch House. Each house has 3 rooms.


You will share amenities such as the bathroom, kitchen, etc. 


The houses have beautiful living and shared spaces for reading and resting in between classes and activities. 

$1,680
Deposit: $500
Green Hut - Private Occupancy
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$1,680
Deposit: $500
Adobe Casita - Double Occupancy
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Enjoy the privacy of your own casita; secluded in its own area of the retreat property. 

Furnished with a queen size bed, perfect for a couple or set of close friends.


Access to shared bathrooms.

$1,680
Deposit: $500
Adobe Casita - Single Occupancy
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Enjoy the privacy of your own casita; secluded in its own area of the retreat property. 

Furnished with a queen size bed. 

Access to shared bathrooms.


Ideal for 1 traveler who enjoys their own space at the end of the day.

$1,880
Ranch Casita - Double Occupancy
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Enjoy the privacy of your own casita; secluded in its own area of the retreat property. Furnished with a queen size bed and private bathroom. 


Ideal for couples or 2 close friends who desire their own space at the end of the day.

$1,880
Deposit: $500
Ranch Casita - Single Occupancy
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Enjoy the privacy of your own casita and private bathroom; secluded in its own area of the retreat property. Furnished with a queen size bed and private bathroom. 


Ideal for 1 traveler who enjoys their own space at the end of the day.

$2,080
Deposit: $500
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KJ
This trip was amazing. The first half of the week is spent at a beautiful resort in the Sacred Valley with the BEST, healthiest food for every meal and beautiful views from every room at the resort. I was just so happy the whole time we were there. This retreat was a good mix of excursions and ceremonies and education and also free time. Loren takes care of literally all the planning and hard work so we retreaters just get to show up and enjoy! She also gives plenty of opportunity for reflection and healing, if you're needing it. I really enjoyed the add-on pottery class with a potter in the Sacred Valley and would recommend this to anyone hoping for some interaction with the locals while on retreat. I would definitely book this trip again!
By Kelsey J for Peru: Cultural Immersion & Yoga Retreat (March 2022) on 05 Oct, 2022
Simply wonderful. This trip was the perfect combination of yoga, meditative reflection, and cultural exploration. The family at the Samadhi resort was incredibly warm and welcoming. All of the food was made with ingredients straight from their garden and every meal was delicious and perfectly portioned. The excursions were all accompanied by local guides who shared the fascinating history of the ruins we visited. Loren and Ryann both have such sweet nurturing spirits and are excellent yoga teachers. The classes provided a great balance of challenge and focused attention to the areas we needed. Loren and Ryan also worked to foster and strong bond of community within the group. Peru is stunning but it’s the friendships that truly make the experience great.
By Autumn M for Peru: Cultural Immersion & Yoga Retreat (March 2022) on 17 Mar, 2022
Lotus Retreats is an amazing organization! Loren answered all my questions prior to booking and the trip was super well-planned and communicated. Loren + Ryann are the best yoga instructors and ceremony facilitators! Knowing no-one prior to joining, they made me feel included and welcomed to the group from the very beginning. In addition, the sessions were thoughtfully planned and executed and the yoga was great! Both instructors provided modifications and hands-on adjustments throughout the classes. Overall, I would highly recommend Lotus Retreats to anyone looking to build connections, to deepen their yoga practice, or to travel to beautiful places with like-minded people.
By Rachelle C for Mexico | Self-Realization & Empowerment Retreat ~ Reunion on 28 Feb, 2022
This Ojai retreat was beyond magical. I was welcomed by the most wonderful group of people and have memories that will last a lifetime..I mean hidden hot springs?! Yes please!! This is my second time booking with Lotus Retreats. Loren creates an amazing atmosphere so that we can all learn and share from each other while experiencing some beautiful places. I can't wait to book another one!!😍
By Nicole C for Ojai Valley Weekend Yoga & Hike Retreat on 18 Mar, 2021
Amazing group of participants and facilitators. Fun and relaxed environment allowing everyone to participate in group activities and do their own thing when desired. Highly recommend!
By Bryan A for Ojai Valley Weekend Yoga & Hike Retreat on 10 Mar, 2021
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TP
I had the opportunity to deepen my practice / experience the beauty of Tulum Mexico with Lotus Retreats and would do it again in a heartbeat! The Lotus Retreats crew quickly created a space of loving community, increased awareness, and intentional practice within the first few hours of our retreat and it only got better from there! These retreats are special. Humanity in raw form. I'll be back for more, no doubt!
By Travis P on 02 Oct, 2018
Loren's yoga retreats are one of my favorite ways to replenish my soul and body with fresh new prana energy, inspiration, beautiful scenery, amazingly tasty food, and like-minded new friends from all over the world. Loren, you can count me in every time!!! :-) Pascal
By Pascal N on 18 Jul, 2018