The Celtic Soul: A Celtic Spirituality Weekend

March 8, 2013 - March 10, 2013
AbiquiuNM 87510


Workshop ID: G13S31W
Dates: March 8, 2013 – March 10, 2013 Price: $125

Come and experience a celebration of the Celtic soul! Whether or not you hail from the mists and bogs of Ireland, Scotland or Western Europe, at this time of the year everyone is a little bit Irish. We will welcome spring through music, dance and ceremony; we will open our hearts through poetry, story and song; and through the lens of celtic spirituality we will connect with our own unique indigenous soul.


instructor_winona_pooleWinona Poole is a teacher of 35+ years, a playwright, and author of Lessons From the Garden, a children’s curriculum built on the theological foundations of Celtic Spirituality. Currently employed by La Mesa Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque as a Christian Educator, Winona has a Masters in Theological Studies from St. Norbert College through the Ecumenical Institute in Ministry, New Mexico.

Gerry Aylward has an M. Div and M. A in Spirituality from Loyola Univ. Chicago and an M. S in Orthodontia from Northwestern Univ. He has trained in nature based retreat work with the Animas Valley Institute and continues to immerse himself in this.  He has led workshops and retreats on the following topics: The Human Soul and the Natural World, The Wholeness of God – integrating the Masculine and the Feminine, Grief – dealing with loss, Relationships –  our deepest joy and our greatest pain,  The Shadow – Hidden Treasure, Celtic Wisdom.

He has worked with mens groups for many years giving talks and leading retreats, notably: The Sacred Feminine and the Male journey, Sexual Addiction. He  grew up in Dublin Ireland where the Celtic and Christian traditions were blended and woven into the fabric of life.  This highly combustible mix of rigid Christian orthodoxy and wild indigenous Celtic earthiness often let to tension, but when one took time to look underneath the apparent differences what became visible was the mythic thread that lies at the heart of all spirituality.

Gerry is an avid musician and lives with his wife Linda in Chicago.  They have been married for twenty five years and have a daughter who works in advertising as a copywriter.

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:
  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