Mother-Earth-Medicine-Retreat~ Taos, New Mexico – Spring 2020

Mother Earth Medicine Retreat 
Taos, New Mexico @ El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa

Dates: Apr 24 – 26
Location: El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa, Taos New Mexico 
Guides: Katrina Marie Gustafson, Michael Shankara & Celinda Kaelin
Includes: Lodging, Breakfasts & Dinners, Yoga, Morning Meditations, Astrology & Cosmology Talk, Saltwater Pool & Hot Tub, Mother Earth Ceremony, Healing The Hoop Talk, Shamanic Journey…

Cost: $575 Roommate, $975 Single, $1,150 Couple

Retreat Overview

Return to the Earth and Spiritual medicine of Taos, New Mexico with Karma Yoga Center at the El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa. Located just 3 block from historic Taos plaza and immersed in Old growth Cottonwoods, this palatial retreat center features the organic eco-conscious Living Spa rejuvenation center, De la Tierra restaurant, Saltwater Pools and Hot Tub, A natural stream flowing through the property and and a variety of gorgeous indoor and outdoor event spaces that call in the spirit in the high desert of New Mexico.

Taos, New Mexico is a vortex of spiritual, cultural and artistic energies. It is said that Taos Mountain hold the spiritual energy of this community, and offers healing and guidance to those who journey here. We will use this back drop of the beautiful grounds of El Monte Sagrado to help attune to the Healing and Restorative energies of Mother Earth. We will have gentle yoga practices, morning meditations in the spa gardens, sessions on Native American Medicine Wheel, Astrology, A Guided Shamanic Journey, an optional cultural walking tour of Taos, and a Four Directions Ceremony and Healing the Hoop talk with our Native American Teacher and Elder Celinda Kaelin.

About El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa

El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa offers a secluded and spiritual sanctuary in the heart of Taos, NM. In harmonious coexistence with its natural setting, El Monte Sagrado is surrounded by towering mountains and rustic high desert, sunlit, fish-filled streams, tropical flora and the sounds of calming waterfalls. Guests are inspired by the nurturing ambiance and mystique of the resort. There are walking trails in nature, ancient trees, traditional and inspirational New Mexico Architecture, The Living Spa rejuvenation center, Anaconda Bar and De la Tierra restaurant, a Saltwater Pool and Hot Tub, and many relaxing spaces to be immersed in.

Schedule

Friday, Apr 24

  • 4pm           Room Check-In
  • 5pm           Restorative Yoga in Gallery
  • 6:15pm     Welcome Dinner
  • 7pm           Community Circle-up and Opening Presentation
  • 8:30pm      Free Time to Soak or explore Taos

Saturday, Apr 25

  • 6:45-7am    Sunrise Meditation in the Pool Gardens
  • 7-8am         Gentle Yoga in Gallery
  • 8-9am         Garden Breakfast
  • 10am-1pm    Nature Walk and Mother Earth Session
  • 1-4pm           Free Time to Soak or Explore Taos
  • 4pm              Earth Medicine & the Healing the Hoop in Gallery
  • 6pm              Group Dinner
  • 7pm             Astrology & Native American Cosmology, Ceremony
  • 8pm             Free Time to Soak…

Sunday, Apr 26

  • 6:45-7am     Sunrise Meditation in the Pool Gardens
  • 7-8am          Healing Yoga in Gallery
  • 8-9am          Garden Breakfast
  • 9am              Soul Journey Session and Closing Circle
  • 11am            Check-out

Retreat Includes

  • 2-Nights Lodging
  • Breakfasts & Dinners
  • Daily Yoga
  • Morning Meditations
  • Saltwater Pool and Hot Tub
  • Native American Cosmology & Astrology Talks
  • Cultural Walking Tour
  • Mother Earth & Medicine Wheel Sessions
  • Free Time to Explore Taos
  • Shamanic Journey Session
  • Archetype Exploration
  • Group Community Time
  • Additional Spa Services & Treatments (Personal Expense)

Spa Services: The Living Spa 

The Living Spa is an eco-conscious, world-class rejuvenation center at the heart of El Monte Sagrado. Prepare to be pampered by professional therapists focused on your health and healing. Ten perfectly designed treatment rooms, many with added benefits of a sunlit shower and natural waterfall cooling system, await you at our Taos spa. And ask about our two romantic, candlelit couple’s suites with extraordinary treatments that are sure to heal mind, body and spirit.

The Living Spa only utilizes natural and organic products, such as Naturopathica and “Sagrado” by Body Bliss, our own private label. For post-treatment meditation, The Sacred Circle, a relaxation area revered for hundreds of years by the local Taos tribes, invites guests to unwind among towering willow and cottonwood trees. After soaking up the warm sun, guests can enjoy the resort’s two hydrotherapy tubs or saltwater pool to further revitalize body and soul. For more info and to book:  The Living Spa | 575.737.9880

Taos Mountain Suites (Need a Roommate)

Each Roommate Bedroom Suite has 2-Queens, a Walk-in Shower with Separate Tub, Gas Fireplace, Work Desk, Plush Robes, 441 sq. ft., and a Balcony/Lanai/Terrace. Each guest can easily step out into nature and see the rustic New Mexico Landscape, terraced gardens, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains, with the Spa and Saltwater Pools just a short walk.

Pricing

  • 1 Person ~  $575/person

This pricing option is if you need a roommate. We will pair you up with up another attendee and connect you together before the retreat.

Taos Mountain Suites (Couples/Friends)

Each Couples/Friends Bedroom Suite has 2-Queens, a Walk-in Shower with Separate Tub, Gas Fireplace, Work Desk, Plush Robes, 441 sq. ft., and a Balcony/Lanai/Terrace. Each guest can easily step out into nature and see the rustic New Mexico Landscape, terraced gardens, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains, with the Spa and Saltwater Pools just a short walk.

Pricing

  • 2 People ~  $1,150  ($575/person)

This pricing option is if you already have a roommate/partner.

Taos Mountain Suites (Private Room)

Each Private Bedroom Suite has 2-Queens, a Walk-in Shower with Separate Tub, Gas Fireplace, Work Desk, Plush Robes, 441 sq. ft., and a Balcony/Lanai/Terrace. Each guest can easily step out into nature and see the rustic New Mexico Landscape, terraced gardens, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains, with the Spa and Saltwater Pools just a short walk.

Pricing

  • 1 Person ~  $975 (Private Room)

About Taos, New Mexico 

Only a short distance from El Monte Sagrado is the heart of Taos –  the famed Taos Plaza. El Monte Sagrado offers complimentary shuttle service to the Plaza where you can experience a wide array of shopping, art, food, and cultural experiences.

Long one of America’s foremost, bona fide Art Colonies, Taos is also home to a world-class ski resort (Taos Ski Valley), a World Heritage Site (Taos Pueblo), one of the most photographed and iconic churches (St. Francisco de Asis), and a majestic landscape encompassing the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge (and its eponymous bridge). Drawn by clean air and mythical light, visitors come to New Mexico’s Soul of the Southwest to experience rich spiritual traditions, fine art, distinctive cuisine, a thriving music scene and of course, the raw, natural beauty of the landscape. Discover your place faraway from the everyday in Taos, New Mexico.

About Katrina Marie, Michael, & Celinda

About Katrina
The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Gustafson seeks the heights of the peaks and the depths of the oceans in her practice. Through the wisdom of the heart, her purpose is to help guide others to open their own. She has studied in the temples of India, the pyramids of Mexico, and in the crucible of modern life. She finds the sacred in the rhythm of the seasons, the stars, and every second of life.

As the owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, she brings the bhakti from all wisdom traditions to her yoga classes- singing, chanting, dancing, and journeys into the heart. Katrina fills every yoga session with love. She weaves in the teachings of her yoga mentor Saul David Raye and the cosmic knowings from the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology.

She shares her life journey with her half-side husband Michael Shankara and her two boys Max & Bo .

About Michael
Michael is a certified yoga teacher, Mayan Shaman, Priest, and Astrologer. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder, priest and shaman Dr. Don Miguel Angel Vergara- former director of the sacred Chichen Itza Archeology Site in Mexico. Michael is also a musician and sound healer, providing live music for yoga classes, retreats, journeys and mediations at Karma Yoga Center. Michael is a certified Crystology Healer and studies Soul Astrology, Astronomy, and the Mayan Calendars. He offers Energy Healings and Astrology Readings that integrate his shamanic and yogic trainings. Michael & Katrina also provide a free astrology videos on the New Moons and Full moons called the Shaman & The Mermaid.

About Celinda Kaelin
Celinda Reynolds Kaelin is a poet, author, lecturer, and ethnohistorian who is privileged to work and study with indigenous Elders and spiritual leaders from over seventy First Nations. She is a member of the World Council of Elders, and has traveled extensively with these traditional spiritual Elders, performing Earth healing ceremonies in North and South America. Kaelin is adjunct professor at Colorado College, and is the author of six books, including, Journey Song: A spiritual Legacy of the American Indian (Four Directions, 1998), Pikes Peak Backcountry (Caxton, 1999), American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region (Arcadia, 2008), and Ute Legends (Caxton, 2017). Celinda is a Cherokee grandmother who has dedicated her life to the healing of the Sacred Hoop and follows the Lakota spiritual traditions as a Pipe Carrier and a Sun Dancer. She has completed fifteen Sun Dances with the Lakota. She is proud to be an adopted member of both the Lakota Nation and the Ute Nation.