This magical New Mexico retreat will overflow with goodness to inspire and nourish your soul. There will be healing hot springs, gentle yoga, delicious food, labyrinth meditations, chanting, nature walks, free time, sisterhood and FUN! Come soak in the sacred waters, detox from stress and technology, connect with a deeper part of yourself, and return home with more joy, spaciousness and ease.
We will gather at the Mothership Yoga Lounge (named as one of the Top 10 Yoga Studios in NM), a beautifully-transformed 100-year-old adobe church in downtown Truth or Consequences just a short walking distance to all of the art galleries, coffee shops and quirkiness this town has to offer. Co-owner Shayna Turner has been facilitating women’s gatherings here for over 10 years. She still marvels at how each person gets exactly what they need.
A couple of testimonials from past retreats: “This weekend was one of the most transformative, memorable and soul-nourishing experiences of my life! I highly recommend for deep retreat and recharging.” Another said, “I felt safe and free of judgement.”
Due to the latest CDC requirements, vaccines will be required for all participants, as we will be gathering indoors without masks, eating, practicing yoga, chanting and soaking together.
The next retreat will be February 9-12, 2023. It will begin at 6pm on Thursday and end at noon on Sunday. Space is very limited so please register ASAP to reserve your spot. See below for details on what’s included and how to register.
Thanks so much and I can’t wait to be together soon!!
A profound letting go occurs when soaking in these ancient, sacred waters. The natural heat, purity, and minerals (with no smell) makes it easy to slow down and breathe deep. It is true medicine for the body and soul. We will share sisterhood soaks at sunset and under the stars in our spacious and private Crystal Waterfall tub, which we fill straight from the Earth before each soak.
Daily yoga and chanting are designed to make your body and mind feel both energized and relaxed. Classes will be gentle, allowing us to chill out and feel good throughout the weekend. No experience is necessary! Shayna's upbeat and playful style is accessible to all. You can also use this time to do your own stretching, lie down, or skip class and take a nap. There is no pressure.
Food & Community
All food is included, except one dinner when we will be free to explore town. Meals are healthy, delicious and made with love. All dietary restrictions will be accommodated. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day and you can BYOB to dinner. The Mothership will be open all day to soak, sit by the fire, stretch in the studio, or drink tea with friends.
A walking tour of the town's historic bath house district and art galleries will be offered; as well as an easy hike alongside the Rio Grande; a creative and inspiring art-making session; a labyrinth walk and meditation; opening and closing circles; plus plenty of free time for walking around town, journaling, or relaxing in hammocks. Each retreat is different and always offers surprises.
Retreat Cost & Lodging:
Registration is open! The cost is $795 for all of the above activities and food throughout the weekend, except dinner on Saturday night, which will be on your own. Lodging is not included (see below for lodging options). SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO BE SURE TO REGISTER ASAP TO SAVE YOUR SPOT. Payment is non-refundable, however it is transferable to another person, in case you aren’t able to make it at the last minute. If we need to postpone the retreat due to state-mandated COVID guidelines, your registration will be 100% transferable for whenever it is rescheduled.
Please choose your own lodging. We recommend several cozy and charming places around town, all of which include soaking in the hot springs and are within a very short walking distance to the Mothership. You can’t go wrong with any of the following: Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa, Firewater Lodge, and Riverbend Hot Springs.
To register, please email your full name, address and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify where you will be staying, and if you have any dietary restrictions. A waiver, including a confirmation that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, will need to be signed before registration is confirmed.
I would be happy to answer questions of any kind. A full schedule; how to book massages, tarot card readings and other services; and a complete guide of what to bring will be sent to you as the retreat approaches. If you have something you would like to offer (i.e. musical instrument, poetry, whatever!) please let me know – there is room in the schedule.
To send the registration fee, please paypal email@example.com and select the “friends and family” option. If you would prefer to write a check please email for the address.
The Albuquerque and El Paso airports are both an easy 2-hour drive to Truth or Consequences. Book flights and rental cars ASAP for best fares. Southwest Airlines has especially good deals if you book in advance. It’s an adventure to get to this middle-of-nowhere spot, but it’s sooo worth it when you arrive! Please let me know if you’d like assistance coordinating flights or rental cars with others.
Shayna Samuels Turner has been teaching yoga since 2001. She and her husband, Glenn, moved to Truth or Consequences from NYC after falling in love with the hot springs and magical, mysterious energy of the area. Her passion is leading these retreats, as each one is divine, healing and inspirational in its own way.
Shayna did her vinyasa teacher training at OM Yoga Center in Manhattan and studied meditation at Shambhala Centers around the country. She has also studied kundalini, Iyengar, various hatha methods as well as ecstatic dance, and incorporates all of her tools into her classes. Shayna studied modern dance at UC Berkeley; was a professional dancer in San Francisco; and wrote about dance for the New York Times, Dance Magazine, Paper Magazine, and more. She has been chanting for over 20 years and loves to incorporate this heart-centered practice into classes and retreats. She believes that yoga, dance, singing and conscious breathing are incredibly helpful tools to create strength, flexibility and ease in body and mind and loves to share these tools with others!