If you’ve visited Northern New Mexico, you’re likely well aware of Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorite spot on the planet, Ghost Ranch. Whether you’ve already been, or have never had the pleasure, put it on your list of places to visit…Ghost Ranch is a place like no other. Guests can stay at the ranch and experience myriad activities and events year-round. Below is their first quarter calendar of seminars and events with lodging rates. From February to April, four great reasons to visit. Experience starlit night skies, yoga, refresh your Spanish language, and celebrate Earth Day…
Expansive Skies, An Astronomy Weekend
February 8-10, 2013 and March 8-10, 2013
While we can never bemoan the advent of electricity, we must recognize that with its infiltration in our lives many have lost a connection to the night sky. Fortunately, it is readily available at Ghost Ranch. Come reorient yourself by soaking in the sea of stars that stare down upon this Land of Enchantment. This is an all-ages course that will reflect upon the Northern New Mexico night sky using the stellar Ghost Ranch telescope and other astronomy tools. We will also lace Native spirituality and reflection throughout, giving a truly unique spiritual touch to our astronomical musings.
$125+ Lodging and Meals
GOT PAIN? Yoga Therapy
Meta Chaya Herschl
February 22-24, 2013
Back problems, shoulder stiffness, aching knees or mental agitations? Yoga practices offer a veritable smorgasbord for working with all of our challenges. We begin with our inner landscape and return again and again to the radiant gemstone of our True Selves. We will apply principles of body mechanics and yoga poses, and introduction to our LIFT program for vibrant health (Look Inside For Truth).
$195+ Lodging and Meals
Spanish Refresher Weekend: Beginner’s Level
March 1-3, 2013
A weekend refresher course in Spanish where small groups practice skills through structured oral activities and informal conversation. For the beginning refresher we encourage students with one year of Spanish study. The program is intensive, with morning, afternoon, evening sessions from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Take advantage of the weekend refresher to prepare to join us if you can for the regular summer intensive course!
$150+ Lodging and Meals
Earth Day Celebration at Ghost Ranch: Water’s for Cooperating Over
Steve Harris, Jack Loeffler, Dr. Rina Swintzell, Estevan Arellano, and a special ending event Sunday with American Indian mystic Joseph Rael
April 5-7, 2013
The arid Southwest generally, and New Mexico specifically, has been the scene of intense competition for resources. With today’s news filled with stories of conflict over water- lawsuits and jurisdictional disputes, compromised water supplies, runaway development, drought and climate change, it is easy to accept the old canard that ‘water’s for fighting over’. But is it really? This program will examine historic instances in which societies have come together to share nature’s most precious resource. Folklorist Jack Loeffler, Anthropologist Rina Swintzell, Historian Estevan Arellano will present stories which highlight such social systems, explode the myth of water conflict and point toward a future with ‘just enough’ water for human and nature’s uses.
$150+Lodging and Meals