The elders would never use the word retreat. They would say the human returns to our non domesticated self, to our place as a children of the Mother Earth. We see that retreating is to take step back, take inner care, and reawaken our deepest knowing. We return to the true presence of ourselves. Bring your group for a spacious retreat that allows time to walk the land, and to follow the spontaneous callings of your spirit. Our center offers the vastness, stillness and gentle support that allows you to unwind, unplug, relax, and reconnect to what is of true value in your life. Miles of wilderness trails invite you into the heart of the New Mexican high desert. This is an ideal space for meditation groups, yoga retreats, and personal growth workshops.
Host a retreat
Our dream is to make this precious land available for individuals or groups to do important work bringing about healing for our Earth, our world, and ourselves. All who come are surrounded by the ancient trees, the animals, and the vast red rock canyon leading down to lake Abiquiu. It is a place that inspires awe and connection with the natural world.
Star Dance can host groups up to 40 strong. There are 20 indoor beds, and plenty of space to sleep under the stars and camp on the land. Delicious healthy meals can be provided, or groups can choose to cook for themselves in our rustic kitchen. Our multi Purpose yurt can be used as indoor meeting space, a yoga room, or a place to share meals. We invite you to visit Star Dance for a tour of the land and our facilities.
The land at Star Dance has been lovingly held in a sacred way for decades. It has hosted countless groups of ceremonies, each group improving and beautifying the land with loving intention. Over time, areas perfect for meditation and contemplation have been created for you. With every turn you find beauty, intention and prayer. This history makes Star Dance a uniquely powerful place for transformation and growth.
Staying at StarDance offers the opportunity to explore the many attractions in the area. You can visit the home and studio of Georgia O'Keefe, see ancient Pueblo Indian ruins, go to the Plaza Blanca painted and photographed by countless artists. There is a Benedictine Monastery, the Dar al Salam mosque and an Eastern Greek Orthodox monastery at the foot of Pedernal Peak.
Hiking enthusiasts can explore the 17,00 acres of trails at Ghost Ranch, including a fascinating dinosaur quarry. Enjoy water sports at Abiquiu Lake, Heron Lake and El Vado Lake, or go fishing in Canjilon, Santa Cruz or Trout Lake. Explore the expansive beauty of Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National Forest. Guests do not have to wander far to enjoy fishing, picnicking, canoeing and white water rafting on the Chama River.