Taos Retreat

The Currents of Grace moves in, through, and around us all.

It flows with ease!

Its presence patiently awaits us beneath the bus-y-ness of this world.

Please join your hosts Carmel Calcagno and Darryn Silver Murdoch by Stepping Inside Your Own Radiance and Sharing Your Shine in this Co-created Circle!

Enjoy Yoga, Meditation, and Transformational Breath® Sessions, Rest, Relaxation and Rejuvenation…Communing with Nature, Excursions, and Self-Celebration for Just Being You!

The week will include:

Meditation: Finding Presence Within

Yoga: Movement for Grounding and Sustainment. Style – Anusara Yoga, an alignment-based yoga with heart-opening sequences.

Transformational Breath® Sessions: Connecting and Experiencing your Essence.  Group inclusive and privates available for extra exchange. Click here to learn more or refer to our website

Healthy, Made-from-Scratch Cuisine: Nourishing your sacred Sanctuary of a Body.

Sharing Time: A treasured self-celebratory gift to give yourself amidst the wonders of nature. Dropping into yourself and sharing from your heart is an authentic offering of joy. As we deepen into our own heart connection, we build community through our shared experiences and recognize that peace is inherently the fiber of our being.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Santa Fe Regional Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Daily Group Transformational Breath sessions and sharing time
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)


Prepare to be surrounded by mountains and colorful sky that stretch for miles as you explore the enchanted beauty of Taos, New Mexico. Stunning mountain views and peaceful desert landscapes on 3.5 acres with plenty of garden space and nature to explore. Historic architecture made in Adobe style, offering the best of both worlds  – historic charm with all of the comfort and convenience of modern day accommodations. 

Take a scenic hike up Devisadero trail or relax in a nearby mineral springs. Explore the rich art community of Taos, full of art galleries, museums, and ancient history. Grab a bike, take a hike, gaze at stars, watch for birds or just relax by the pool. There is something to do for everyone.  

The Chef prepares every meal from scratch putting lots of love and care into each dish. The smell of fresh baked bread is sure to catch your nose as it is served warm from the oven. 

Carmel Calcagno

Carmel took her first yoga class in 1989 and started teaching in 1996.  She was a certified Anusara Yoga teacher in 2003 by John Friend on the top of a mountain in Utah at Inner Harmony Retreat Center.  She has studied Tantric Philosophy and Neelakantha Meditation with Paul Mueller-Ortega. Her greatest joy is the experience of sharing all that she has learned in her decades of study with these amazing teachers.  She is eternally grateful for all the gifts these practices have brought into her life.


“Carmel’s yoga sessions are medicine for the mind and body. Completely uplifting and freeing.
I recommend for all ages, shapes, sizes, and levels.
She will make you feel completely welcome and empowered.” – Stacey H., Student

Illuminative nature!
An authentic practitioner with knowledge and experience …..Decades of study.

Embodies the eight limbs of yoga.” – Patrick R., Student

“Carmel is an amazing teacher who massively improved my yoga practice! I highly recommend!” –Leila S., Student

“Carmel is a gifted and patient teacher- so knowledgeable, kind and friendly.” – Michelle B., Student

Darryn Silver Murdoch, LCSW

Transformation is “crossing over” or “going beyond form.” It’s mystical, magical, and, at the same time, may be a deep unrelenting surrender whereby you are called to “Partner with the Universe”.

Darryn’s mind, body and spirit guided her to leave a Wall Street career in 1991 after 10 years to follow the calling of her heart. Darryn is an Integrative and Intuitive Life Coach, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) aka therapist, & Certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator/Group Leader, and a Member of The Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA)who inspires her client’s return to their natural resources and radiant wholeness utilizing intuitive inquiry, energy work, vocal vibration, Transformational Breath® as well as many other embodiment modalities.

She is a stand for Gnosticism: “ Knowledge through direct experience.”

During the process of deep conscious breathing, her clients have experienced:

Physical: Relaxation, Ease, and Reduced Pain & Stress

Mental: Shifts in perspective, clarity, quiet, stillness enhanced discernment leading to life-affirming choices

Emotional: Integration of stagnant energy patterns into higher, more harmoniously balanced vibrations which have opened and deepened their connection to self and others. It’s foundational for a quality of life from the inside out.

Spiritually/Energetically: Realized an expanded perception of themselves.

It is through the embrace of all parts of ourselves that we allow our natural state of well-being to flow through us.


The 1200 sq ft meeting room combines as a yoga space and features a fireplace with an aroma of burnt sage when lit. There is also a yoga yurt located in the garden that has a beautiful sky view. Take a dip in the pool, sweat it out in the sweat lodge, or enjoy a walk on the labyrinth mediation path. Disconnect from technology and enjoy all that is offered on this enchanted space. 

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Llama trekking
  • Ballooning
  • White-water rafting
  • And more!

*Price of some activities are not included in tuition unless free or listed under inclusions. Availability subject to change.

Please be sure to review Our Policies.


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A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There 

You will be booking your flights for the Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 1.5 hours. 

Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

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Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. 

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National

We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at info@truenaturetravels.com and let us know how we can help!


Shared Accommodations – $1995 USD

Single Accommodations – $2195 USD

A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Sign Up with No Risk

In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

True Nature Travels is closely monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact on global travel. For more information click here.

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