We’ve been dreaming of New Mexico for years and we’re ready to share that dream with you. We were waiting to find the perfect location for our retreat and we found it at Casa Gallina. Located just 5 minutes from downtown Taos it will be our home for the long week and base camp for exploring Taos in one of the most beautiful times of year, the beginning of fall.
Abby’s retreats are a deep journey into the reflection of the inner and outer landscapes to which we travel. In addition to the yoga classes, Abby will lead meditation, a shamanic journey and an evening circle. Please bring a journal and a thirst to dive deep.
THE HEART // New Mexico holds a special place in our heart. It’s been a place of deep learning, creativity, inspiration and spirit. The desert here, the sunsets, the space, the wildness is the perfect setting to go deeper into a practice of the elements which is what our teacher for this trip, Abby Tucker, is so masterful with. We are so excited to join the elements, with Abby’s teachings and your presence, in one of our favorite places on earth.
OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.
While the celebrities of the weekend will surely be the hens that provide fresh eggs daily, they will have fierce competition with your chef, your host, your yoga teacher, the art galleries, the mountains, the unbelievable stars, the river that runs through, the fresh mountain air, and so much more. But competition will be the last thing on your mind. Guided by Abby Tucker’s beautiful and experienced teachings, your stay will a combination of a deep dive into healing and an exploration of your own internal landscape informed and inspired by the exploration of our magical and creative external landscape that invites a a deep inquiry into the soul.
Daily yoga classes with abby will bookend a day full of delicious food prepared by our onsite chef, free time to explore the land onsite and the nearby wonders and a few planned activities together to invite movement, adventure and culture into our experience.
This yoga retreat in Taos is for all levels of yoga, all ages and all different intrests for coming, whether it be for Abby’s amazing teachings, for soaking in the change of seasons, for walking the land of Georgia O’Keeffe or simply an unexplainable calling to be in the land of enchantment for this beautiful long weekend.
Airfare and transportation to venue not provided, but we can connect guests to carpool where possible.
itinerary subject to change
OCT 5 // ARRIVE + PRACTICE
5:30 pm Yoga + Opening Circle
7:30 pm Dinner
OCT 6 // AM YOGA + HIKE + PM YOGA
7:30 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10 am Hike
1:00 pm Lunch
Free Time: Optional Activities/ Trip to Town
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner
OCT 7 // AM YOGA + HIKE + PM YOGA
7:30 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10 am Optional Activties
1:00 pm Lunch
Free Time: Optional Activities
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner
OCT 8 // AM YOGA + BRUNCH
8:00 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
10:00 am Brunch & Departures
“I just returned from a Yogascapes trip to Bali. It was everything they said it would be and more! From the extremely organized planning to the week of fun, I was completely thrilled. Leah was an amazing host/organizer and made sure everything ran smoothly.
“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”
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Abby Tucker is a beloved teacher, priestess and mystic, who is known for integrating her two paths — the practices of yoga — asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudra and mythology – with mystical earth-based and gnostic wisdom. Abby’s classes offer dynamic biomechanics—gleaned from nearly 20 years of practice and study– within a variety of contexts, including strength and stamina-building; slow empowered flow, or workshop-style depth. Often described as a “teacher’s teacher,” Abby’s classes both nourish and empower students at every level of practice, from raw beginner to advanced practitioner. Abby’s chief mission in teaching is to help students unveil their internal wisdom and power,and to educate them into the depth of practice so that they can thrive in practice and life for the long-term.
Abby spent much of her childhood in a mystical field behind her home in Tennessee. It was there that she first learned that all of nature—including our own human nature—had a pulse, a rhythm and a cycle. She became enchanted by yoga at the age of 10, and began exploring Eastern religions and philosophies in high school and college. It was in 1998 that she finally came to the practices of yoga and, finding her entire life transformed by its alchemy, she left her full-time career in public relations and in 1999 turned her life over to yoga, becoming a full-time yoga student for the next four years. She began teaching in 2002, earned her Anusara certification in 2005, and now holds an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance.
In 2012, Abby heeded the call of the sacred work of the priestess. She is an initiated High Priestess of Avalon and the Grail Mysteries through the lineage of Awakening Avalon. The Sovereign Path is the integration of Abby’s mystic and yoga studies.
Visit Abby’s website at www.thesovereignpath.com
Located just five minutes from the historic Taos Plaza, in a quiet, pastoral, farmland setting, Casa Gallina’s five adobe casitas offer an oasis of home and renewal for visitors to Taos. Casa Gallina is the perfect base for exploring the Taos area, and it’s also the perfect place to stay put and to “Slow Down”.
Casa Gallina, in Spanish (and Italian, which is my heritage), means “Hen House”: a nod to the forty plus hens that roam around the land and provide us all with fresh eggs every day!
Spacious, colorful and artful: each casita is decorated and appointed with hand-crafted furnishings, local art, antiques, and textiles from New Mexico, Old Mexico and the world over.
Look out the windows and there’s Taos Mountain. Step outside and take in one of the clearest night skies you’ll ever see. Hear the wild call of the coyotes that regularly prowl the valley. Stay in for the night and cozy up to your wood burning kiva-fireplace or wood-burning stove. Put your favorite music on and cook up a delicious breakfast or dinner in your fully- equipped kitchen with veggies that you picked from the organic gardens and eggs from “the girls”!
Civilization is just a click away. Each casita offers wireless high-speed internet, satellite TV, Blue Ray/DVD, and a music system.
The grounds and gardens are landscaped and grassy with areas to sit and relax, and hammocks to nap in. In summer, enjoy the organic vegetable gardens, strawberry and raspberry patches, fruit orchards, and colorful beds of perennials and wild flowers.
Hiking, biking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, shopping, galleries, museums, Taos Pueblo and gorgeous drives are all just minutes away. I’ll guide you to all my favorite places!
The retreat starts at 5pm on October 5th and ends after breakfast on October 8th
It’s suggested to arrive at Casa Gallina between 1:30 pm-4pm, so you have time to settle into your room. If you’re flying in, we can help arrange carpools from either Albuquerque or Santa Fe. If you’re booking a departing flight on the 5th, it’s suggested to fly out after 12:00pm so that you can enjoy a slow last morning at Casa Gallina.
Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier.
While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us.
FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up.
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.
DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.
REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all.
ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts.
COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions.
Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.
HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.
STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.
4 Days in the Magical Mountains of Taos, New Mexico
3 Nights Accommodation at Casa Gallina
Daily Yoga with Abby Tucker
Short Drive into Town or Hiking
Visit to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs
What’s not Included?
Airfare and transport outside designated times
Spa treatments and resort extras
Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals
Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.
We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read in full and please note:
All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.
If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.
If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.
YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.