SAMHAIN RETREAT AT WENDY’S HOME IN NEW MEXICO!
November 5 @ 5:00 pm - November 7 @ 5:00 pm
NEW MEXICO PRIVATE SAMHAIN RETREAT
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5th to SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7th
MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED
ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT!
This November, in celebration of the ancient Pagan festival of Samhain (Halloween) I’ll be leading a small group of spiritually minded people on a sacred ritual journey into the realm of the healing Underworld. This 2 night, all inclusive residential retreat (with an option of a 3rd ‘arrival’ or ‘departure’ night) will be held in my beautiful Victorian home near the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. As a small group, we will honour our Ancestors, gathering together for ritual, workshops, meditations, meals (including a sacred ‘Silent Supper’), and plenty of downtime to reflect, journal, enjoy each other’s company, and take in the beautiful views. Experience the epic New Mexico night sky from the patio, and gorgeous sunsets from my covered porch. I’ll also perform a special private concert for participants! Scroll down to read the full program
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION: $800 to $1000
The full cost of the all inclusive retreat is $1000. I offer a 10% discount for all of my Patreon members (more info below) and an additional 10% for early bird payment by the first week of October. Combining these 2 discounts will bring the cost down to just $800!
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
Our home is just 10 minutes from the historic town of Las Vegas, New Mexico (the original Las Vegas, just an hour from Santa Fe!) on 4 1/2 acres of Juniper woodland, and only minutes from the National Wildlife Refuge – a renowned gathering place for migrating birds. New Mexico is celebrated for its exquisite Nature. The beautiful Gallinas Hiking Trail is just a few minutes drive away.
HOW BIG IS THE GATHERING?
The event is limited to only 6 participants, plus me, and a couple of my helpers.
INTERESTED IN PARICIPATING: Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you full details
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
A WEEKEND OF CLASSES AND RITUAL: We’ll begin on Friday night with an opening ritual, followed by dinner and a private concert. We’ll rise early on Saturday morning to welcome the Sun, and if weather allows, head out for an optional hike for an hour or so. We’ll return for a hearty breakfast, and begin a full day of classes and rituals, culminating in a Silent Supper, and afterwards, if weather allows, we can gather around a campfire for a friendly bardic circle. We’ll begin our Sunday with a simple sunrise ritual, followed by a relaxed Sunday breakfast. Before lunch we’ll perform a closing ritual, and celebrate afterwards with a delicious lunch.
If you choose to arrive on Thursday, you’ll have time to chill out and connect with the land. We can have a relaxed dinner on Thursday night, and, if you like, we could do a little hike on Friday morning. Or you could just sit on the porch, watch the gorgeous mountains, and read a book!
ACCOMMODATION: Includes comfy accommodation for 2 nights in your own private room (no charge for an extra night if you prefer to arrive early or stay late). You have the option of a room upstairs in the main house, or a room in the the 3 bedroom, wheelchair accessible guest house, adjacent to the main house. Both are lovely options. Photos coming soon (once I’ve finished painting!).
MEALS: Delicious, healthy, home cooked vegan meals are included. For those who’d like to, we can do some cooking together. I’ll provide some wine, non alcoholic drinks, and snacks, but feel free to bring your own favorite libations and snacks, too. We can accommodate gluten free if needed. Let me know if you have any allergies and I’ll work around them.
TRANSFERS: from Santa Fe airport or Las Vegas Amtrak station if needed.
HOW TO GET HERE
FLY: If you fly into Santa Fe, we can collect you from the airport on either the Thursday or Friday, and drop you back on Sunday or Monday. If you fly into Albuquerque, we suggest that you hire a car from the airport. It’s about a 2 hour drive.
TRAIN: Las Vegas Amtrak station is only 10 minutes away. A train arrives each afternoon from Chicago (via Kansas) and from Los Angeles (Via Arizona, and Albuquerque). We can collect you from the station.
DRIVE: Our home is just a few minutes off the I -25, and very easy to find. There’s plenty of parking
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5th
4pm – Welcome! We’ll gather for welcome drinks and snacks, and get to know each other.
5:30pm: Opening ritual at sunset. If weather allows, this will be outside on the land. If not, we can be under the porch, or inside.
7pm: Dinner in the main house
8:30pm: Private acoustic concert!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6th
7:15am – Sunrise ritual (and coffee!!!)
7:45am Optional morning hike
9am or so: Breakfast
10:30 to 12 noon: Workshop 1 – The Healing Powers of the Underworld.
1pm to 2pm : Lunch
2:30pm to 4:00: Workshop 2: Welcoming the Crone: Embracing the Wise Old One.
5:00pm to 6:30pm: Preparing for main ritual – including making our Ancestors’ altar
7pm – A Silent Supper Ritual Feast, in honour of our Ancestors. We will hold deep, silent ritual space for a full hour during our meal. Afterwards, we can chat and share stories about our beloved departed.
9pm until ?: A bardic circle – outside around the campfire, or inside around the hearth.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7th
7:15am – Welcome the dawn with guided meditation and stretching.
9am to 10am: Breakfast
11am – 12noon – Closing Ritual
Lunch together if your travel plans allow.