Join me in deep practice with a group of amazing practitioners, January 31st-Feb 5th. We will practice yoga, sit meditation, soak, walk, rest, and restore together daily, as well as enjoy a variety of special events.

The retreat will be held at Charles Hot Springs. Your sliding scale retreat fee ($350-450) covers all four days filled with classes and Nicolle’s organization skills in bringing us all together, highlighting various participants skills (Sally Reimer will offer Tai Chi, Kat Muller will offer live sound for a restorative yoga practice, Noah Roen will offer a dharma talk, etc).

You will book your own hotel room – hopefully we can fill the place with just our group! Rooms at The Charles range from $80-100 a night and have a kitchenette and sitting area in almost every room. There is a block of rooms reserved for our group, so if you aren’t able to make a reservation online, call them at (575) 894-7154 and let them know you are coming as a part of the retreat.

I am accepting full retreat payments to reserve your place. Half refund available before Dec 31st. No refunds after Dec. 31st.

The hotel is family and dog friendly. We are bringing our 2-year-old and our new SIlver lab Hazel. Grandma Linda (former preschool teacher and full of patient love) is offering expanded childcare possibilities, please be in touch with me for details. There is no additional fee for childcare for two 2-hour sessions a day 10am-12pm & 3:30-5:30pm. This option is only for parent/s attending the retreat, parents must stay on-site. We ask that you bring snacks, toys, and activities for the children to share. Since grandma will have the dog too, this offer would not be appropriate for children with dog fear or allergy.

Schedule Draft:
Wednesday January 31st
Arrive and check in 3pm-7pm
Those of us in town can gather for an informal dinner at a location TBD
7pm opening session

Thursday February 1-Sunday February 4th
10-12 asana practice
Lunch, rest, soak, walk, read, write…
3:30-5:30 Somatic meditation / Mantra Meditation / partner yoga and adjustments / other topics of interest to the group
Evening programs on Thursday, Friday Saturday: Possibilities include art openings, live music in town, a restorative yoga sound bath with me at the studio, gathering in a large private tub at one of the many local hot springs, etc, and will be determined by the group closer to the event.

Retreat will officially close at 5pm on Sunday Feb 4th allowing you to depart that evening if necessary,
ideally you can stay one more night and depart on Monday the 5th. Those of us in town can make informal plans for the evening and Monday morning. We often stop at a tourist attraction on our way north (towards Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Colorado) such as Bosque del Apache bird sanctuary. Evening flights our of Albuquerque would allow you a full, leisurely final day.

Why would you want to take a yoga retreat with me, of all people out there? It’s a great question!

I have been practicing yoga since 2003, studied deeply as a teacher from 2008-2012 at which point I completed a 500 hour training program with Praja Yoga, Tias and Surya Little. This system combines aspects of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga, using props, alignment, strength, and dynamic practice, as well as restorative and therapeutic postures to create an accessible and satisfying practice. I have continued to teach, study, and practice sincerely all these years, and I can truly say Yoga has saved my life. This retreat is open to all levels of practice and enthusiasm. You do not need to participate in every single offering.

I am also a devoted Vajrayana practitioner in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa (since 2010), trained as a meditation instructor (Since 2018) in the Somatic Practice lineage of Reggie Ray. I have finished many traditional form practices including Ngondro under Reggie and another ngondro and Green Tara under the guidance of Lama Tsultrim Allione and Chandra Easton at Tara Mandala. I have studied the 21 Taras in the Longchen Nyingthig lineage extensively and have accumulated thousands of mantra recitations for all 21 emanations.

I am also a professional musician, check out my Spotify page:

This retreat will feature many songs from my collection as we incorporate mantra practice into our schedule in various ways.
I have traveled the country teaching Asana, Sanskrit, Mantra, Meditation, as well as drumming and singing. I am told I have a relatable, accessible style of teaching that demystifies the practice, bringing it down to earth in a relevant and relatable way. I look forward to hearing from you if you have more questions.