Namaste in New Mexico
Namaste in New Mexico
- A welcome gift bag 😊
- Round trip airport shuttle
- 5 nights Lodging at the Leaping Deer Ranch
- All Meals, except 2 lunches
- Daily instructor-led yoga and meditation
- Complimentary 20-minute Thai Facial Massage
- Guided Hike to Hermit Peak & Williams Lake
- Entry to Dwan Light Sanctuary
- Entry to Taos Hot Springs
- F4A Private Van to all Excursions
- Two Fit 4 Adventure Guides
TRIP DATES (6 days/5 nights)
May 3-8, 2022
May 9-14, 2022
Immerse yourself in nature with a blissful women’s wellness retreat to restore the mind, body and spirit nestled in the “land of enchantment” in New Mexico.
Find adventure & rejuvenation during this 6 day/5-night retreat including daily yoga and meditation, explore and shop in Santa Fe & Taos, hot springs, zenful experiences and fresh food in the enchanting terrain. You will be sure to leave this special retreat centered, relaxed and connected.
$2,024 (single occupancy)
Note: Each room has 1 bed + a comfy sofa sleeper. If you bring a friend to share the room, you can subtract $205 per person from the cost.
Not included in price: Flights, 2 lunches (to/from airport), F4A Guide tips
MEET YOUR WELLNESS GUIDE INSTRUCTORS ...
A lifelong lover of athletics and wellness, Kristin is aware of the benefits of yoga and meditation for the mind, body and spirit. Kristin is a certified 500 RYT Yoga Alliance instructor, and has completed advanced studies in Rishikesh, India and Thailand, in both yoga and meditation styles. As part of her deep understanding and love of wellness, Kristin is also a certified Thai Masseuse studying at the Wat Po Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, where the tradition of Thai Massage originated.
Through the mindset of understanding one’s body and mind, she aims to restore through mindful movement, alignment, breath, and meditation.
In the field, Kristin teaches yoga and meditation classes, leads yoga retreats, teaches group yoga classes, corporate yoga classes, and private sessions.
Her passion and creativity in an entrepreneur spirit, led her to start her own wellness brand, DOGMA. A lifestyle brand leveraging the inspiration of hand-mades for the mind, body, and soul. Check out her work at dogmasoul.com
Emily is a certified yoga instructor, meditation teacher, hiker and cyclist, guiding clients since 2019. She is currently training in Nonviolent Communication, and her teaching is built upon practicing loving kindness to ourselves and others.
Emily is also CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified, is a certified trainer with the League of American Cyclists, and is active as a facilitator for personal and relational awareness in small group settings.
LEAPING DEER RANCH ... home base for the trip!
We will relax and play at this amazing ranch retreat that sits on 186 gorgeous acres in northern New Mexico. This spacious home sits on a mountain ridge, surrounded by pine and juniper forest, that overlooks a valley of pastures and a natural lake. You'll be awed and inspired by the spectacular sunrises on the huge wrap around porch as we get our days started with a warm cup of coffee or tea while watching the horses graze.
The price for this trip assumes double occupancy. Four of the bedrooms have a queen bed plus a comfy sofa bed. There is also a king master suite with a king bed and two sofa beds. You can see photos of the rooms by clicking the Gallery tab above.
The front garden has a magnificent iron horse statue, Paco by Siri Hollander. Paco stands watch over the valley amidst an aspen grove, wild rose bushes, stalks of Mullen, and the new orchard of fruit trees. Also in the garden, is a bonfire pit area that is surrounded by stone benches. When weather conditions are favorable the staff can be available to assist in preparation and starting of a bonfire. There are very low levels of light pollution at Leaping Deer Ranch, so we'll definitely plan to do some star gazing. The night skies at the ranch are one of its best features!
Retreat - Yoga & Meditation Descriptions
(all yoga and meditation classes are for all levels)
What is a mindful movement yoga class?
This signature slow flow will help you drop your need to "do" and allow yourself to just "be." We will drown out the busyness of the outside world while nourishing the mind, body & spirit. You will be guided through slower,gentler movements, intentional breathing exercises & empowering meditations. We’ll spend time exploring the sensations of functional movement through the hips and shoulders to ease inflammation and promote proper alignment on and off of the mat.
What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga nidra is a type of guided meditation, also known as "yogic sleep" is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the"going-to-sleep" stage. Scientific evidence shows that yoga nidra helps to relieve stress, relaxes the mind and body to prep for a deep intentional sleep. The preparation for this meditation style is to lay down in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and soft guided with the nidra meditation.
What is Vinyasa Flow?
Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Commonly referred to as “flow” yoga, it is sometimes confused with “power yoga“. The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day.
What is Thai Massage?
A deep and fully clothed floor massage incorporating passive stretches, compression and work on the Thai energy lines (Sen). The slow movements allow your mind and spirit to slowdown and realize a true form of relaxation. Thai Massage services are offered as an a la carte option during the retreat. Please email Kristin for interest Kristin@fit4adventure.com
What is Hatha Yoga?
A popular tradition of a yoga style with a system alluding to slower movements with more focus on posture, alignment,longer holds, and force to bring about better yoga performance. It’s a slower flow with longer posture holds.
What is nourishing yoga flow and stretch?
A slow flow with breath centered movement and mindfulness focusing on relaxing the entire body to aid with mental and emotional well being, leaving one feeling at peace and calm after the practice.
You are responsible for booking your own flight. Plan to arrive at Albuquerque airport (ABQ) by mid-morning (10am - ish) on Day 1 (May 3 or May 9). Departing flights (May 8 or May 14) should depart mid-afternoon...aim for as close to 2pm as possible.
A $200 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
Final payment will be due March 1, 2022. You will receive a reminder email when this payment is due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable.
By Client: If you need to cancel before the final payment date, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date.
By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee.
By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date.
F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, testing, travel insurance, or non-refundable flights.
The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight. Additionally, a wide variety of policies are available through several independent companies.
*We at Fit 4 Adventure take the health and safety of our guests and guides seriously. In addition to following local protocols and CDC-recommended guidelines, we will require proof of COVID vaccination OR a negative test within 72 hours of arrival for trip attendees.
If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Kristin@Fit4Adventure.com
Day 1 (May 3 or 9)
Arrival day! We will pick you and the group up at the Albuquerque airport and drive everyone to Santa Fe for lunch at The Pantry. After your tasty lunch, take a stroll to shop and explore the Santa Fe plaza before heading to our home base for the trip, the Leaping Deer Ranch.
Upon your arrival, meet the ranch owner and his dog, Fluffy, for a property tour. After getting settled, enjoy a mingle before your private chef prepared dinner at the ranch.
End the day with a relaxing yoga stretch and yoga nidra meditation.
Day 2 (May 4 or 10)
Sunrises at the property are enchanting. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the sunrise beams. After your morning breakfast, Fluffy the dog will take us on a nature-hike.
Following your morning in nature, enjoy a little personal time before a vinyasa yoga class.
Afterwards, we'll depart the property to check out the unique light prisms and sights at the Dwan Light Sanctuary.
We'll grab lunch at The Skillet and roam the nearby town of Las Vegas. Enjoy some personal time with an afternoon of free time at the ranch to relax and explore. For the evening, we roll up our sleeves, preparing our own dinner, family-style. It's always fun to see creativity in the kitchen!
Let's wrap up the evening with a dreamy yoga nidra meditation before bed. Oh and don’t forget about the hot tub under the stars!
Day 3 (May 5 or 11)
Enjoy the sunrise with coffee or tea before breakfast.
This morning will be optional whether you want to hike Hermit’s Peak or relax at the property.
Hike Hermit’s Peak:
- This group will take their own lunch.
- 8.1 mile hike with a medium to hard skill level.
Day 4 (May 6 or 12)
In addition to Santa Fe, you will get the opportunity to explore another New Mexico favorite - Taos!
We will depart early on this day to hit the hiking trail in Taos Ski Valley for Williams Lake (easy). A beautiful trail with an epic final destination.
After the hike, choose to either explore Taos plaza and its shops or a local Taos hot springs!
We'll head back to the property for dinner. Don't forget about the hot tub under the stars!
Day 5 (May 7 or 13)
Graze over breakfast before a rejuvenating day at the property. Today will be filled with nourishing yoga, meditations, journaling, and other offerings such as Thai Massage, Reiki, Tarot Card readings and more.
This afternoon we will be exploring the largest labyrinth in New Mexico with a walking meditation & a letting go ceremony.
A labyrinth can be used as a tool to “unwind the mind,” and to let go stress or worries and concerns.
Walking the labyrinth can release patterned behavior, thoughts, and feelings of various sorts. It can "un-torque” or unwind you. As you release old patterned energy, the alignment of your body may shift or straighten into a greater spiritual alignment.
Some walk a labyrinth as a kind of moving meditation.
The labyrinth can be used as a metaphor for how you live your life. What can you learn about yourself as you walk it?
Enjoy free time before your private chef prepared dinner and end the evening with dessert under the stars.
Day 6 (May 8 or 14)
Departure day. We’ll end the morning with one more yoga session before our closing ceremony and packing up. We will grab lunch at the Range Cafe on the way to the airport.
COVID-19 PROTOCAL REQUIREMENTS
- Show proof of vaccine or negative 72-hour covid test.
- Masks required inside the van or public spaces.
It was a great trip. We had great guides who actually were really helpful in making sure we found ourselves, and found our passions. We really enjoyed it. Great food, great place, it was awesome!
I liked it because it was unexpectedly nice and simple, and just a great time with a bunch of girls.
I was really surprised that it was much more than just Yoga, it was about mind, body and spirit. It was amazing reset for mid-year and we all came out of it feeling zen, relaxed and centered. It was the perfect thing to do mid-year.
Kristin is awesome in leading the yoga and meditation classes. She has so much knowledge and is so helpful to everyone regardless of you flexibility and skill level. The Ranch is very remote and beautiful and the food was excellent. I especially enjoyed the mornings listening to the roosters crowing and watching the amazing sunrises over the mountain.
I just attended my first Fit 4 Adventure trip, the inaugural Women’s Wellness and Yoga retreat @ Leaping Deer Ranch in NM. Kristin Goss, our lead guide, enthusiastically shared her vast knowledge of mindfulness techniques and activities. Our yoga practice was challenging, but restful. I felt thoroughly rejuvenated at the end of the retreat - thanks Kristin! I highly recommend Fit 4 Adventure. The trip formats are geared for fun as well as relaxation. Staying at one big house and sharing meals together provided me with opportunities to get to know my fellow trip-mates. The days were organized, but schedules were flexible to fit individual needs. I am already planning my next adventure getaway with Diane and her group of guides at Fit 4 Adventure!
The Fit 4 Adventure Yoga Retreat was a great little escape from every day life. The Leaping Dear Ranch is a beautiful property with very nice amenities. We went on multiple hikes and did lots of yoga and meditation. We bonded over a big bonfire and had lots of fun. stories to share. This is a great girls" trip getaway. Kristin is an amazing yoga instructor. She and Diane run a very nice trip that I plan to go on again. I highly recommend it!
We'll plan the trip!