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Annual Art, Nature & Yoga Retreat 

in Santa Fe, New Mexico

With Melissa Smith-Wilkinson + Richard Wilkinson

To be Announced-- 2022

Nestled at the foot of the rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains at 7200 feet in the New Mexican desert highlands, join us as we explore enchanting Santa Fe, “The City Different”. 

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Join Melissa and Richard for their daily vibrant, mindful slow flow classes.

Melissa’s offerings are both therapeutic and focus on building strength and flexility. Her classes will be a combination of slow, strong flow with modifications for injuries or sensitivity in the body, finishing with long held prop supported postures (restorative yoga). 

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” 

Georgia O’Keffee 

Learn to listen to body through the marriage of breath and movement as we explore moving through postures with grace and strength. These sessions will intertwine mantra, pranayama, yoga postures and finish with restful postures.

Richard will be offering some asana practice as well as his signature yoga nidra meditations which are calming and balancing for the nervous system. The yoga will be suitable for anyone and combine slow, strength building mindful movement with yoga nidra.

We have carefully crafted an itinerary of the best of the best that Santa Fe has to offer. From exploring the awe inspiring landscapes of Ghost Ranch in nearby Abiquiu and an exclusive tour of Georgia O’Keeffe's private home and studio to an extraordinary walking tour of 5 star restaurants with a world-renowned Santa Fe Cooking School tour guide. An award winning Flamenco Dance Show to radical interactive experience at the renowned and mind boggling Meow Wolf which is backed by George RR Martin (scroll for more information on each itinerary item).
This retreat has every detail thought of- from your comfort in the casita to your preferences for how you like your coffee and tea. We cannot wait to share our favorite city gems with you. Book today to save your space. This retreat has a wait list and will sell out quickly!

The Yoga

We will explore both Rest and Renewal throughout the week. Shed the daily stress and enter into a week of movement, journaling, and reflections. Enjoy the therapeutic healing benefits of daily all levels classes that are accessible for every one.


Sessions may include mantras for exploring your voice, movement to revive the body, meditation to quiet the mind, and restorative poses to cultivate stillness. Each one will vary and possibly offer community discussions, some partner movement or postures, or quiet guided yoga nidra meditation. 

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Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

A tour of Georgia O’Keeffe’s historic adobe home and studio offers an experience of the environment in which she lived and worked. The house inspired more than two dozen paintings: a door through the patio wall attracted her attention on a daily basis and she painted it more than twenty times. Similarly, the cottonwood trees, growing in the Chama River Valley below her studio, were the subject of more than two dozen paintings.

This live feed is being captured by a video camera installed on the roof of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiu, documenting the changes in her garden. On Wednesdays and Fridays each summer, student interns work to plant, care for, and harvest vegetables that were originally grown by O’Keeffe. 

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"It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

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Ghost Ranch

Red canyons, majestic mesas and amazing skies.

Ghost Ranch is a 20,000-acre educational retreat operated by the Presbyterian Church an hour outside of Santa Fe. The drive from Santa Fe to Ghost Ranch is a marvel in and of itself. There’s really no way to describe it other than it's like combining the best of the American desert and the vistas of the Rocky Mountains.

We’ll enjoy a delicious boxed lunch meal on site, explore a hike (any experience level hike available) and an afternoon outdoor yoga nidra meditation session in our tranquil setting.

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Ghost Ranch

Santa Fe Cooking School

Santa Fe, the nation’s oldest capital city, is also the dining capital of the Southwest! Our tour includes a private tasting and audience with the chefs, sommeliers, owners and key players who make our historic city one of America's Top Culinary Capitals! The ambiance will be varied, the cuisine will be a mix of regional traditions and instant-classic innovations, and each tour has been curated for variety. We look forward to introducing you to some of Santa Fe's top chefs and bringing right you into the heart, soul and flavors of our diverse culinary scene.  

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Santa Fe Cooking School Restaurant Walki

Canyon Road Art Tour

Our Curated Canyon Road walking tour brings a fresh perspective to Santa Fe’s historic arts district. Home to over 80 art galleries, Canyon Road is a “must see” for any art lover visiting Santa Fe. This fun and personal walking tour features a curated collection of don’t-miss galleries. The interactive approach invites you to delve into art, engage with the work on view, and chat with local gallerists and artists. You'll get to know Canyon Road and gain a new perspective on art. Following our tour, enjoy a special Yoga class with music by Native American Flutist, Walking Star at Edition One, legendary photography gallery housed in an adobe casita built in the late 1800’s. 

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Flamenco Dance Show

Traditional dancing by El Flamenco in their wildly popular opening performance week. We have front row seats in this intimate venue. Arrive early for dinner and drinks on your own. This special one hour performance is included. 

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Santa Fe Railyard

Fee time on your own to explore rail yard farmer’s and artisan market & galleries, shop in The Plaza or book a spa treatment (suggested spas given after registration) or visit to the Salt Cave for peace and restoration.


Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf is the home to the House of Eternal Return—a mind-boggling, immersive installation conceived backed by George R.R. Martin. We’ll take our time exploring the installation. Everything is interactive; touching is encouraged! Enjoy a complimentary the behind the scenes audio artist tour. The Artist Tour is completely self-guided and offers commentary and insight on 45 unique locations or pieces throughout the exhibition. Over 35 artists describe their inspirations and creative process, detail what they love about the work and the challenges faced while making it, and bring a completely new dimension to the exhibition.

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Dining at the charming Legal Tender in Lamy, New Mexico

Lamy is a tiny village founded in 1880 by the Atchison & Topeka Railroad 18 miles from Santa Fe. Lamy serves as Amtrak's Santa Fe station and was once home the Fred Harvey El Ortiz Hotel. The Legal Tender is Lamy's oldest and one of it's most beloved structures. Built in 1881 as a general store, with the Saloon added some time later, as well as the Americana Room. By 1953 the establishment went by the colorful name the Pink Garter. In 1970 it was remodeled and named The Legal Tender. In 1986 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places, then was donated to the Lamy Railroad and History Museum in 2006. Since then the museum has curated and  lovingly cared for the building and it's collection of antebellum art, railroad memorabilia and local artifacts. Where the pavement ends and the West begins. Check out the menu here  Meal included, drinks on your own.

What to Expect
Wednesday, September 22nd

Plan your flight and transportation to arrive to Santa Fe between 3pm-4pm & settle into your suite. If you arrive prior to 2pm, enjoy free time to explore the Santa Fe Plaza & more.

We’ll send the full guide of where to get the best massage, eat some New Mexican Green Chili, explore our favorite shops & more! 

  • 3pm-5pm Check in to your Lux Casita adjacent to Canyon Road

  • Welcome, gentle yoga class & yoga nidra

  • Homecooked Northern New Mexico meal at the Casita

Thursday, September 23rd
  • Early morning yoga

  • Exclusive Private tour of Georgia O’Keeffe's home in Abiquiu

  • Enjoy a catered box lunch, hike and yoga nidra meditation at Ghost Ranch

  • Private Restaurant Walking Tour with Santa Fe Cooking School

  • Enjoy the sunset (6:30pm-7pm) at Drury Inn rooftop bar for a complimentary cocktail

Friday, September 24th
  • Morning Canyon Road Art Tour with the owner and curator of Santa Fe Art Tours 

  • Yoga with Native American Flutist, Walking Star at Edition One Gallery

  • Lunch and explore on your own

  • Optional docent guided tour of the O’Keefe museum or take a siesta in the casita.

  • Award Winning Flamenco Show

Saturday, September 25th
  • Morning yoga class at the beautiful Guadalupe location of Yoga Source Studio where you can grab a coffee at Icokic right after. Housed in a  former nunnery, this charming adobe building is a treasure in Santa Fe. 

  • Farmer and Artist Market at the rail-yard

  • Free time to explore, book a treatment at a local spa or take a hike in nature.

  • Meow Wolf and self guided artist tour

  • Dinner at Legal Tender 

Sunday, September 26th
  • Early morning yoga and closing circle

  • 10:30am check out & departures  

  • Our final special yoga class will be at your Casita as we celebrate our time together as a community and journey on from here! 

Our final special yoga class will be at your Casita as we celebrate our time together as a community and journey on from here! 

Santa Fe is one of earth’s must-visit cities. The City Different achieved the fifth highest score in the world from Conde Nast Traveler readers last year, and this year, National Geographic awarded Santa Fe first place in the highly-competitive Sense of Place category in their prestigious World Legacy Awards.

Not Included
4 night accommodations in a luxurious and spacious casita
Cocktail at the rooftop bar at the Drury Inn
Meow Wolf ticket and audio tour
Lunch at Ghost Ranch
Hiking & meditation at Ghost Ranch
Dinner at Legal Tender
Flamenco Show entrance fee
Transportation to and from: Abiquiu (Ghost Ranch), Meow Wolf and other activities
Airfare and airport transfers 
Rental car or Uber / Lyft rides
Santa Fe Cooking School Restaurant Walking Tour
Welcome dinner at the casita 
All yoga and meditation sessions
Georgia O’Keeffe Home Tour in Abiquiu 
Light continental breakfasts with your customized preferences
Additional gratuities for tours or show
Some meals are on your own
Meal and drinks at Flamenco Show
Shopping excursions
Additional activities, spa or other excursions not specified in inclusions
*Suggestions for individual restaurant reservations for Wednesday and Thursday will be offered once you register. There are so many wonderful places to explore! Friday’s dinner is optional and on your own at El Farol prior to the Flamenco Show.
5% off when you pay a deposit by April 3rd and the full balance by July 1st
$550 deposit due now to hold your space if not paid in full ($50 includes fees/taxes for the deposit, balance due July 1st, 2020)
Rates are per person and all rooms are double sharing within 2 casitas
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Casita 1 (main casita) includes roomy kitchen, large dining and living space with fireplace and open to the front and side gardens with cozy porch to hang out.
Casita 1
Bedroom 1: Morning Star Suite


Double Bed with Private Bathroom with Large Shower

2 person sharing

Best Value 10% off
Pay in Full
$1950 per person
*taxes not included in price
After April 3rd
$2165 per person
Full Price
$550 deposit due at time of booking
*taxes not included in price
Early Bird Through April 3rd
 5% off
$2055 per person

$550 deposit due today

*taxes not included in price

Best Value 10% off
Pay in Full
$2040 per person
*taxes not included in price
After April 3rd
$2265 per person
Full Price
$550 deposit due at time of booking
*taxes not included in price
Early Bird Through April 3rd
 5% off
$2150 per person

$550 deposit due today

*taxes not included in price

Casita 1
Bedroom 2: Buddha Suite, our most Lux room

Queen Bed and private kiva fireplace with Private Bathroom, separate toilet, large shower and luxurious bath
2 person sharing

Casita 1
Bedroom 3: Floral Suite

2 Twin Beds and separate with shared Bathroom and spacious shower

2 person sharing

Best Value 10% off
Pay in Full
$1850 per person
*taxes not included in price
After April 3rd
$2265 per person
Full Price
$550 deposit due at time of booking
*taxes not included in price
Early Bird Through April 3rd
 5% off
$1952 per person

$550 deposit due today

*taxes not included in price