Retreat to magical Taos, New Mexico and celebrate the powerful Summer Solstice with yoga, meditation and nature. We'll be staying at the charming, comfortable and colorful Blue Sky Retreat at the San Geronimo Lodge, located in Taos in the high desert of northern New Mexico. An old Adobe style historic architecture, the property has 18 bedrooms, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a labyrinth and a mindful meditation path, a Native American sweat lodge, and is situated on 3 beautiful acres of nature just 2 miles from Taos town square, and surrounded by mountain views and peaceful desert landscapes.
The enchanted beauty of Taos, surrounded by nature, mountains and colorful sky that stretch for miles, and with its rich history, makes it the perfect location to connect more deeply with yourself, through yoga, meditation, mindful walks in nature, journaling, reflection and contemplation practices. Take time for yourself, renew and nourish your mind, body and soul. Taos is a 1,000 year old ancient indian village. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa, with geothermal healing hot springs, is just 30 mins from the retreat center.
The morning yoga classes will be mostly vinyasa flow yoga for all levels, linking movement with the breath for an energizing yet relaxing flow. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities. You'll have the opportunity to play with some backbends, arm balances, and inversions if you choose, and cool down with some deep stretches to restore the body and mind. The evening classes will be yin yoga, with longer held seated and supine postures, stretching, lengthening, releasing tension and creating more space in deeper layers of connective tissues in the body. Yin yoga is also a perfect opportunity to journey inwards and practice meditation, inner reflection and contemplation.
"The retreat was perfect! Sally has such great energy and I always feel refreshed and rejuvenated after her yoga retreats. The yoga sessions are wonderful and I appreciate that Sally incorporates different ways to increase or decrease the challenge of the various poses. She also does a great job of incorporating restorative yoga practice in addition to the flow classes. Love the yoga nidra! My favorite part of Sally's yoga retreats are the guided meditations. I really enjoyed the chakra meditation and the meditation about the four locks and keys. Sally also went over the yoga sutras and I find so much value in learning how to incorporate yoga into my daily life. It really helps to take a few minutes each morning to go over the yoga sutras and find a couple critical sutras to focus on each day. Sally's teachings about mindfulness are so valuable and have really improved the quality of my life. Many thanks for a wonderful, life-changing retreat!" - Rebecca S, June 2019
"I am so grateful I attended this retreat. The weekend was truly incredible. Sally is a fantastic teacher and lovely human. She creates and holds space for everyone to get what they need from the weekend. Her cues in the yoga classes were spot on and incredibly helpful and the guided meditations were really wonderful. I can't wait for my next retreat!" - Susan S, September 2019
Blue Sky Retreat is a historic, rustic, charming and comfortable family-run retreat center located in the heart of magical Taos, New Mexico. The center is 1.5 hours drive from Santa Fe (SAF) airport and 2.5 hours drive from Albuquerque airport (ABQ), and easily accessible by car, Mountain View Shuttle, Taos Rides Shuttle Service, or public bus from Santa Fe downtown.
Blue Sky Retreat is located in the enchanted beauty of Taos in the high desert of northern New Mexico. The property has an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a labyrinth and a mindful meditation path, and is situated on 3 beautiful acres of nature just 2 miles from Taos town square.
Just 2 miles from the lovely Taos downtown plaza, where there are lots of artistic galleries, museums, shops and cafes to explore, and a short drive from Ojo Caliente Hot Springs and Spa, nature hikes and natural beauty, Blue Sky Retreat is the perfect location to explore Taos, whilst also taking time to relas and retreat.
Average weather forecast in Taos, New Mexico in July is high 80s during the day and low 50s at night. You can find more details here.
Sally is an inspiring teacher and healer, sharing with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.
Growing up in Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body, the power of the mind and the greater Universe. She is grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to live a healthier and happier life and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection, mindful movement, massage, energy healing and essential oils.
She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your spiritual journey. Read more about Sally.
The schedule below is subject to minor changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Yoga mat, optional yoga props (blocks, strap, blanket, bolster), comfortable clothes for yoga and hiking, sturdy hiking or walking shoes, water bottle and/or hydration pack for hiking, flashlight, bathing suit for pool and hot tub, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather, optional eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations, face masks, hand sanitizer.
Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.
The rooms are all uniquely decorated and configured and all rooms have a private bathroom. Private or shared rooms are available. Some rooms have access to a patio terrace or a cozy fireplace. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, hairdryer and towels, are provided in every room. Read more about the different rooms here and view photos.
All prices are per person.
All participants must be 21 or over.
A $250 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due 70 days prior to the retreat. Your balance will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card on the balance due date. You will be notified by email a few days prior. If the retreat is less than 70 days from the date of registration, the full amount is required.
Enjoy a 5% Friend Discount when you register with a friend using discount code FRIEND5 at checkout.
Shared rooms are female only unless you are signing up with a friend or partner and booking the whole room. Rooms where bed sharing is required are only for friends or family members signing up together and filling the room. If you would like to share a room with a friend who is booking separately please mention their name on your registration form.
COVID-19 Policies - By registering for this retreat, all participants must agree to comply with the state and local rules at the time of the retreat regarding wearing face masks and social distacing.
All prices are per person.
We look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you in Taos!
We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (with the "cancel for any reason" clause)
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we obtain peace within." ~ Buddha
"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." ~ The Bhagavad Gita