After more than a year of dealing with the pandemic, it’s time to find our Selves and rediscover our community through a breath-centered practice where we will balance our minds and bodies amidst the beauty of Taos, New Mexico.

Each day will focus on a different family of poses through an alignment-based vinyasa practice that will both strengthen and open the body. We’ll purge the toxins that may have built up over the year through challenging practices, which you can modify, and then reconnect to our deeper selves through sweet restorative postures, breath-work and long, deep savasanas.

Spending time with others out in the beautiful and historic landscape of Taos will recharge the soul from the inside out. Nature baths and a strong sense of community help us to revitalize and restore, leaving us refreshed and ready for all that life brings us. 

Alignment-based vinyasa combines the concepts of proper alignment, themed classes and usage of props from the Iyengar tradition of yoga with Ashtanga’s tradition of moving with the breath through Sun Salutations. It is a practice that uses intelligent sequencing to create strong mental focus or concentration as well as requiring physical discipline and strength.

Here is a link to a sample class.

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

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. 

Kristin Olson 

Kristin’s yoga journey began at age 14 when she stumbled upon an Ali McGraw yoga video at Blockbuster. Since then she has been practicing for nearly 26 years and hopes to be practicing for decades more. She loves noticing how her own practice, and others’, ebbs and flows depending on different stages of life, yet always knowing the constant is a disciplined yoga practice, whether that is rigorous asana or quieting meditation.

Kristin’s teaching has been strongly influenced by internationally esteemed yoga teacher Natasha Rizopoulos, with whom she earned both her 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance-compliant teacher certificate. She has assisted Natasha with YogaWorks teacher trainings and at Kripalu Yoga Center continuously. This unique mentorship has allowed her to lead students through intelligent sequences with precise instruction. She has also study regularly with revered master Iyengar yoga teacher Patricia Walden.

Kristin leads workshops and teacher trainings for beginner students as well as advanced practitioners. She is a contributing writer for Boston Yoga and LA Yoga magazine and writes a monthly column Poise dedicated to emphasizing the true essence of asana.

Testimonials:

“Kristin’s teaching combines the principles of proper alignment with a flow that requires mindfulness and core strength. It is this strict attention to mindfulness that brings you deeper into your practice. She inspires a sense of community and commitment that automatically moves you to keep reaching higher and deeper levels in your practice.” -Laurie L., Yoga Student

“Kristin is knowledgeable and takes the time to make sure each class is tailored to the students she sees walk through the door to practice. The classes challenge the students who want to be challenged, but gives the developing yogi the time and space to grow in their practice.” -Joan P., Yoga Student

“Kristin is so full of knowledge regarding alignment and asana, the philosophy of yoga and intelligent sequencing. Her passion for all aspects of yoga is apparent in her teaching and as a result it was really fun, easy and interesting to learn from her.” -Amy R., Yoga Student

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.

Registration

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Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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 

The closest airport is 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. You will be responsible for your own transportation to the center. The drive time to the center is approximately 1.5 hours. 

Check-In: 3:00 pm

Check Out: 11:00 am


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.

Contact Us 

Do you have questions about traveling? Please feel free to write to us at info@truenaturetravels.com and let us know how we can help!

Save $200 on full-price (shared only) of $1795 USD until July 1, 2021!

Shared Accommodations – $1595 USD (Full Price $1795 USD)

Single Accommodations– $1995 USD

Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. 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.

Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. 

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