Vista Verde Retreat, Carson, NM Vista Verde Retreat

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING IN and AROUND CARSON:

(Call in advance to book these services you can hire directly for your retreat.)

COOKS and CATERING

Brigita Caters – Brigita Lacovera – blacovara at gmail.com. Brigita loves cooking for retreats because of the intimacy, transformation and connections they create. She is passionate about food that supports the work of the participants, nourishing their hearts and souls. Private chef, catering and education, guests love her wonderful food from organic, locally-sourced, wild-crafted ingredients. www.brigitaskitchen.com

Maxine Smith – 575-779-8394, azuremaximus@yahoo.com. Max believes eating is all about nutrition as well as satisfying the senses. She is very versatile and she especially loves cooking Italian, Mexican, East Indian and Asian cuisine.

Cooking Studio Taos – Chris and Valerie Maher – 575-776-COOK. Cook with James Beard recognized chef or have him cook for you. He specializes in hands-on cooking classes, team building, private chef services and private dinners featuring cuisine from all over the world. www.cookingstudiotaos.com.

YOGA CLASSES and KIRTAN

Soma Yoga – Brigita Lacovara – blacovara at gmail.com. A deeply relaxing somatic experience. Inspired by the Feldenkrais Method and a style of health yoga from the SriKali Ashram in India, this class rewires the brain and nervous system for connections within the body and within our lives.

Slow-Burn Vinyasa – Brigita Lacovara –
blacovara at gmail.com. A challenging vinyasa class holding postures and slowing transitions between poses to keep awareness in body.

Rise & Shine Yoga – Brigita Lacovara –
blacovara at gmail.com. For all levels/body types, learn the fundamentals, gain mobility and strength, and understand your body better.

Kirtan Chanting – Jeremiah Glauser – 808-446-0845. Kirtan for yoga retreats featuring stories of India and dialogue on conscious evolution.


MASSAGE and OTHER FORMS OF HEALING WORK

Astrology Readings – Elizabeth Brownrigg 575-758-2758, egb@elizabethbrownrigg.com, www.reverendelizabethbrownrigg.com

Clairvoyant Readings/Healings – Elizabeth Brownrigg – 575-758-2758, egb@elizabethbrownrigg.com. Connect with yourself and your desires. Remove old patterns and beliefs. Create the life you want to live. www.reverendelizabethbrownrigg.com.

Reconnective Healing® – Elizabeth Brownrigg – 575-758-2758, egb@elizabethbrownrigg.com. With Dr. Eric Pearl's method, receive energy healing to reconnect your broken DNA strings and strands for a truly wholistic realignment, TheReconnection.com.

Taos Rocks – Ana Chavez – 575-751-3309. Massage and hot stone therapy.

Advanced Intuitive Bodywork, Subtle Body Energetic Healing, Shamanic Soul Recovery work, and Channeled Guidance Wisdom – Robyn O’Boyle –575-779-6802, empoweringalchemy@gmail.com, www.empoweringalchemy.com

Barepause Bodywork – Sarah Torinus – sarah@barepausebodywork.com. Slow down, turn inward, rest, and receive. I help facilitate your deep relaxation, lessen your muscular tension, and assist your nervous system with regulation. Leave each session feeling held in your healing, restored in your energy, and at ease in your body. www.barepausebodywork.com.

Facials by Jill – Jill Moore – 575-770-2445. Organic facials, waxing, lash/brow tinting.

Acupuncture Enhanced – Ana Easter, DOM, RN – 575-999-5950. Energy healing with acupuncture, sound healing & essential oils.

Primitive Skills Classes – Dustin Freyta, (Facebook: Yaniwa Josto) – 575-770-9308. Learn basic survival skills from a Native, such as fire making, archery, instinct shooting, hunting, tracking, building shelter, flint knapping, land reading, navigation, survival first aid. 15 years experience. Classes last 3-4 hours.

Human Design Readings – Janice Sandeen – 575-754-4989. Delve into this modern science and enjoy a personal reading or a relationship reading. An introductory Human Design class and/or an interactive study session can be arranged for groups of any size, https://lifebeing.life/human-design-consulting/.

Empowering Alchemy – Robyn O'Boyle – 575-779-6802, empoweringalchemy@gmail.com. Advanced cranial-sacral therapist, shamanic facilitator, Reiki master teacher, reflexologist, intuitive bodyworker, sound healer, www.empoweringalchemy.com

Tibetan Bowl Sound Therapy – Jeremiah Glauser – 808-446-0845. “The body not only needs touch, it needs sound therapy which enhances bio-acoustic frequency in the body.”

Crystalline Harmonic – Brigita Lacovara blacovara at gmail.com. A rejuvenating and centering sound immersion, guests lie down and listen to the alchemy of crystal bowls meeting the human voice. Transformed, each person receives just what s/he needed.

Polarity Therapy – Solange Leboucher – 575-613-0043.

ART WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

Sacred Beauty/Divine Design, Elizabeth Brownrigg – 575-758-2758, egb@elizabethbrownrigg.com. Using mixed media, found objects, and intuition, we dive deep individually or as a group to make personal altars and sacred spaces. No prior art experience needed, www.elizabethbrownrigg.com.

Taos Adobe Tufa, Dianne Pola – 575-770-6154, diannep@taosnet.com. Have fun making pots, planters and garden art learning to work with Tufa, a porous rock composed of calcium carbonate, www.taos-tufa.com.

MUSIC and HOUSE CONCERTS

DJ Adem Joel – Blending elemental aspects both organic and hyper-cosmic, ranging from tropical Afro house all the way down to subterranean sonic spectrums of ground rumbling baselines blended with enchanting melodic frequencies. The Laay Lines Project is intended to connect us with the sonic pallet of the crystalline energy grid of the Earth and provide listeners with a way of reconnecting to our planet through dance and music. Booking: ademjoelmusic@gmail.com soundcloud.com/laaylines

Electronic Musician Vic Hennegan – Vic Hennegan has been writing, recording, producing and performing electronic music for years.  As a live performer he has performed at such shows as ​The Gathering Concert Series in Philadelphia, Cyberstock of Los Angeles, Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms Dance, Soul Motion, Northern California Dance Collective and many other venues around the world.  With computers, samplers, vocals and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno-trance and ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy. www.vichennegan.com

N’Goma Kundi- West African Percussion Group – Movement and Rhythm are necessary for Life. The beating of our hearts, our breath, neurons firing at a certain tempo in our brain, and countless other functions all have rhythm. Dis-Ease can be seen as disorder in the bodily rhythm and loss of our connection to the universal rhythmic flow. Trance dance and drumming support mending of the psyche, discovering knowledge of the Self, visioning and expansion of consciousness. Just as our ancestors did, we can use the drum to restore balance and maintain physical, mental and spiritual health within ourselves and our tribe. It reduces stress, chronic pain, boosts immune function, deepens self awareness and engenders a sense of connectedness with all of life. Booking: Vanessa Morgan: 970-403-4150 www.durangodrums.org

Daniel and Carol Eagle, Southwestern, Gypsy, Celtic original music – 575-613-2423, www.boneorchard.com.

Grace & Paul Jones – Indian flute music with drums – 575-377-5017

Jeremiah Glauser – Bagpipes, mandolin, and penny whistles accompany his original music of love, loss, triumph and the paradox of life itself. 808-446-0845 primordialsound108@gmail.com.

Adam & Rick – Pop and Country cover music, vocalist & keyboards – 505-263-6477



ADVENTURE WITHIN 30 MINUTES

Ojo Caliente Spa & Mineral Springs – 505-583-2233 www.ojospa.com

The GorgeLlama Trek Adventures – 1-800-758-LAMA (5262) www.LlamaAdventures.com

Guided Hikes – Brigita – blacovara at gmail.com. Head down into the Rio Grande Gorge or up to Williams Lake, Wheeler Peak, or Taos Ski Valley.

Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument – Hiking trails. www.riograndedelnorte.org

La Cieneguilla Stables – 575-751-2815 Hwy 68, Pilar, NM

Los Rios River Runners – 575-776-8854 www.losriosriverrunners.com

Big River Raft Trips – 800-River-Go www.bigriverrafts.com

Far Flung Adventures – 575-758-2628 www.farflung.com

Eske's Paradise Balloons – 575-751-6098 www.taosballooning.com

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad – 1-888-286-2737, info@cumbretoltec.com


OTHER ACTIVITIES

TAOS PUEBLO
space www.taospueblo.com

PUYE CLIFF DWELLINGS
space www.puyecliffs.com

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT
space www.nps.gov/band/index.htm

TAOS SKI VALLEY
space www.taosskivalley.com
space www.skitaos.org

VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
space www.vietnamveteransmemorial.org

R.C. GORMAN’s NAVAJO GALLERY
space www.rcgormangallery.com

THE HARWOOD MUSEUM FOUNDATION
space www.harwoodmuseum.org

TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
space www.tcataos.org

MUSEUM ASSOCIATION of TAOS
space www.taosmuseums.org