Gay & Patricia in the high desert and strengthen your practice in a 5 day Yoga
Retreat with 5 nights at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico
Gay and Patricia DeWar for Gay's Seventh Annual retreat
at the magical Mabel Dodge Luhan House. We have received
such wonderful feedback on past retreats, we have scheduled another fall
retreat. Reserve now to
enjoy the serenity and beauty of autumn time in the high desert....this is a wonderful time to enjoy the beauty of the high plateau surrounded by the striking Sangre de
Cristo Mountains...join us for a magical five days at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico.
During this retreat we
will be strengthening your practice and building inner reserves before
the holidays. The retreat is
for yoga practitioners with some
experience, who are interested in deepening their practice together in a beautiful setting. The first
class will begin late Monday afternoon, and the retreat
will end after the morning class on Saturday. There will be two long classes daily
Tuesday to Friday.
The Mabel Dodge Luhan House has been a gathering place for artists and
thinkers to relax and recover their energy since the 1920s when New York
art patroness Mabel Dodge and Taos Pueblo Indian Antonio Luhan built the
rambling hacienda “Los Gallos” at the base of Sacred Mountain.
The dramatic landscape and quiet of the area make it a perfect
setting for going deeper into the practice of Yoga.
Romance, warm adobe charm, early century
elegance, historic relevance. Herringbone vigas, traditional arched
doorways, kiva fireplaces, and carved pillars. A welcoming hearth and
relaxed ambiance. Panoramic view. Quiet patios and a tree-lined acequia.
The Mabel Dodge Luhan House offers you supportive solitude for creative
reflection. Today, the house is still secluded at the end of a quiet road not
far from the center of town, within walking distance to shops, restaurants
and spas, national forests are nearby. Experience yoga in a truly
extraordinary setting; the Mabel Dodge Luhan House is a destination in and
of itself yet Taos is just a few minute walk.
is a beautiful time in Taos. The crowds are gone and you can enjoy Taos like the locals.
Days can be brisk with temperatures in the 50s and 60s with crisp nights and
glittering skies. Weather is generally dry with the occasional
snowfall or shower can adding a touch of magic to the landscape.
Bring sunscreen for the days and a warm jacket for the beautiful clear, starry nights;
layering your clothing is the key to comfort.
For further information on the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, see their
website at www.mabeldodgeluhan.com
The first class will begin late Monday afternoon, and the retreat
will end after the morning class on Saturday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday there will
be two long yoga classes. as well as lots of time to explore the striking beauty of
the surrounding land. Delicious meals, cooked in the local southwestern tradition, are included with dinner on
Monday night, three meals Tuesday through
Friday, and breakfast Saturday.
Taos is three hours north of Albuquerque. You can fly non-stop into
Albuquerque on the Southwest Airlines from Oakland. Flights are available from major airports around
the country for participants not originating in the SF Bay Area. You can take a connecting
flight into Taos airport or arrange shuttle service or car rental for the
drive. Public transportation is somewhat limited in Taos so a rental car
can make a big difference if you plan to explore Taos and its
surroundings. Allow approximately three hours travel time by car or
shuttle from Albuquerque to Taos.
If you arrive early enough in Albuquerque, the drive to Taos can turn
in an enjoyable day of visits to the towns along the side roads to
Taos. From hand-woven rugs to local art and handicrafts, Pueblos
hundreds of years old and striking vistas, the drive can become an
adventure! Get a guidebook and read about the rich history and sightseeing
opportunities as you travel north; first on the Turquoise Trail and then
the high road into Taos.
Please make your own air and ground transportation arrangements.
More information will be provided upon registration.
The fees including meals and classes are:
There may be
space available for non-participating partners
based on a shared room
- please check with Gay for rates and availability.
A $500 deposit will reserve your place with the balance due by
August 31, 2007. $250 of the deposit
is refundable for
cancellations before August 31. After August 31, refunds will be given if a
replacement can be found less a $250 administrative fee.
About Gay White
Gay White has taught yoga since 1989.
She teaches Iyengar-style yoga for all levels and is on the faculty of
the Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. She teaches courses in breathing
awareness, developing a sense
of touch, and backbends, as well as an innovative flowing style of
practice called Yoga Movement. Her classes offer a gentle yet challenging approach to
practice. Gay’s retreats offer a quiet space for going deeply into
the healing and energizing aspects of yoga. She was the founder
and artistic director of the Yoga Garden Dancers and has performed and
produced many evenings of dance and theater. Her classes offer a deep,
vigorous approach as well as a quiet context for going inward. Gay leads
several retreats each year and appreciates the focus and fresh
perspective a yoga retreat offers.
About Patricia DeWar
Patricia Dewar currently teaches and trains yoga teachers in
Saskatchewan. She is the former director of Yoga Central in Saskatoon
Saskatchewan , Canada. Inaddition to her training in the Advanced Studies
Program at the Yoga Room in Berkeley, CA she is qualified as a teacher in
Critical Alignment YogaTherapy by Gert van Leewen and as a Relax and Renew
practitioner by Judith Lasater. Her strong interest years of study in
different body modalities
that view the body as a vehicle of consciousness brings an added perspective
and enjoyment for moving deeply into the pose.
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send this form with your $250 deposit (balance due by August 31, 2005) or full payment to:
PO Box 5677
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