Creating Spaciousness in 2013

December 30, 2012 - January 1, 2013
AbiquiuNM 87510


Workshop ID: G12S1251
Dates: December 30, 2012 – January 1, 2013 Price: $250.00+

Creating Spaciousness in 2013: Ancient Practices to Enhance Our Modern Lives – This New Year’s retreat consciously cultivates the quality of Spaciousness in one’s life within Ghost Ranch’s 21,000 acre retreat setting. We’ll take advantage of the unique environment and combine it with the subtler contemplative techniques for all abilities setting the stage to remove that feeling of constriction we often experience due to the pressures of modern day life. Simple brief practices involving ordinary movement, breathing exercises, stillness and ritual that have been used over the centuries will be taught to ground and reclaim our lives. In addition, we will recognize the role of food as medicine and the importance that a holistic lifestyle plays in achieving a balanced life.

Spaciousness. Make it your priority for 2013.

Arrival: Sunday, December 30, 2012 (Check-in between 2:00-3:00 PM)
Departure: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (11:00 AM)

Course Number: G12S1251

Package Price: (all inclusive- lodging, 5 meals, program tuition)
Based on double occupancy
$250.00 per person, Double occupancy, Dorm Style housing/bath outside of room and down the hall
$300.00 per person, Double occupancy, shared bath
$350.00 per persons, Single occupancy, private bath

To Register call 505.685.4333 or 877.804-4678, ext. 4155 or 4152.

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instructor_JimRealeJim Reale has been teaching contemplative practices since 1995. He first traveled to India in 1996 and has returned there on numerous occasions to continue his studies integrating eastern wisdom practices into western spirituality. Within the last ten years, he has taught at national conferences with Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating and James Finley all of whom are pioneers in the field of Christian prayer and meditation.Jim’s approach to prayer is holistic incorporating movement, breath, Christian chant, intention and attention as a way to pray to the Divine with our whole being before entering a period of and stillness and silence.He sees his mission as teaching contemplative practices as a way of linking with the Sacred.He has composed and published his first CD entitled, Doorway to Devotion. Jim is also featured on the DVD Jesus and Buddha Paths to Awakeningwith Fr. Richard Rohr and James Finley.Jim is a Registered Nurse and has practiced medicine in the areas of oncology and hospice.In addition, Jim has completed a 1000-hour yoga therapy program sponsored by the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation in Chennai, India. He is currently the director of Southwest Yoga Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
barbaraBarbara J. Stavola, is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Natural Therapeutic Specialist and Core Synchronism Practitioner. Barbara’s personal health journey transformed her life in such an amazing way that it inspired her to assist others in the adventure of their health process. She has been blessed to be following this calling for the past 17 years.Although Barbara’s practice encompasses many different treatments, she considers her specialty to be in subtle therapies that work with the mind/body connection through all the systems, organs, tissues and elements of the total being. She has many years of client experience to share in the management of stress and the healing of trauma as well as being part of a client’s cleansing, balancing and rejuvenation process. She has a passion for pulse assessment and for empowering a client’s healthcare through a self-care life plan, including food and lifestyle recommendations. She works with people of all ages and cultures. Pets, too!! Barbara is committed to the transformation of all beings into greater states of awareness, wellness, balance and freedom.

Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Two ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.

Online Registration will be available December 10, 2012

Categories: Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction  |  Spirituality