Untethered

Art Retreat

Untethered

Art Retreat

Treasure Hunters

 Taos, New Mexico
April 19-23 2018

A creative adventure drowning in culture, creativity, food, music, friendship, nature and unlocking our hidden treasures. 

 

This retreat is a special one held in Taos, New Mexico. A location that has long been known as a mecca for inspiration, creativity, healing energies and soul connection. 

The theme to this Untethered Retreat is: Treasure Hunters

We all have extraordinary treasures hidden within us. It’s our job to uncover them, to excavate and go on a virtual treasure hunt within. This retreat will have many gems to add to our treasure box, including wonderful messages with artisan handmade gifts giving meaning, lessons, and inspiration that touch all of the senses. We will unlock, not only some of the treasures hidden within us, but also open our eyes to see the treasures around.

You can only find the treasures if you’re willing to take the journey.

 

THE PURPOSE OF THIS RETREAT

To step out of your comfort zone and try new things.
To renew, reboot and recharge, through art and nature.
To recapture your spark and mojo.

To refill your vessel.

 

Some of the Highlights?

These are a few of the highlights that you will be experiencing on this amazing retreat. 

*We will be staying at a historic adobe hacienda built in 1832.  Ansel Adams and Georgia O’keefe also stayed here. I’ve rented out every unique room (8 in total), so it will just be our group, no outsiders. All rooms will have two people, so on this retreat you bring a friend, sister or mother.  

*Deliciously prepared meals will be provided. 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners, including a wine and cheese reception. Coffee & tea always available.

* A beautiful  personal Untethered Retreat Packet with all the fine tuned details and itinerary  to come.

*Morning powwow inspirations with handmade treasures and gifts. 

*Custom made Untethered Art Retreat shirts. 

*Going to a potters shop and experiencing throwing on a wheel using red clay that has been harvested from the sacred mountains, we will be dipping, glazing and firing a pot using the ancient Raku method. A piece to take back home.

*Doing a hike to a mineral hot springs and enjoy it’s healing powers. 

*Experience a sipping tour of the local award-winning winery. 

*Have our own private tour guide, Kel, a gentle soul from the Taos Pueblo and San Carlos Apache Tribe, showing us some special highlights and sharing stories of the history and culture, including visiting the Rio Grand Gorge with a depth of 800 feet. 

*Visit the sacred 1000 year old Taos Pueblo which is still inhabited and follows the life and culture of their ancestors, learning about the history, culture, and art. 

*At our hacienda, we will make our own Dream Catchers, made from locally harvested willow, sinew, turquoise, leather, beads and feathers, while sipping local chili chocolate and enjoying each others company. Teacher Kel,  will tell stories of his tribal ancestors as we create by the fireside. 

*One evening, a local chef will come to our hacienda kitchen and teach us the secrets of cooking a delicious southwest meal. 

*On our last evening we will have a private performance at our hacienda from a tribal dance group in full regalia, with tribal singing, dancing and stories to end our retreat.

*There will be some open time scheduled in for you to explore/shop on your own.

There’s no light pollution where we will be and the night sky is spectacular just glowing with stars. This was a highlight of my visit, especially enjoyable while sitting in a hot tub with the cool mountain air… the weather will be anywhere from 40-60 degrees at the time we will be there.

These are just some of the highlights. There will be so many more special touches and experiences awaiting you, you just need an open mind and a sense of adventure! 

The final itinerary and details will be released later to those who are attending.

Retreat Instructors

Jeanee James

Host Artist

Jeanee was raised in Alaska, surrounded by beauty. She received an art scholarship and went  to college in Hawaii and Israel/Egypt, achieving a degree in Travel and Tourism. She has traveled the world, been the Hostess on cruise ships, a Tour Director through the Canadian Rockies, an award winning photographer, named Woman Artist of the Year- Brevard County Commission,  has taught art workshops and runs her own photography business. Jeanee’s love of life is contagious. She is combining her passions; art, adventure and travel, in her new endeavor Untethered – Women’s Art Retreats.  

 

Kel Rainer

Featured Guest Artist

Kel is a multi talented artist with a gentle soul. He has his own art studio showing his paintings and Indian art. Kel is the group leader to his own tribal dance troupe called Star Road Dance Company. He’s a musician, artist and performer who is very proud of his culture and history and loves to share it with others. He said his greatest accomplishment and greatest joy in life is being a father to his three children and teaching them. His kind heart and warmth can be felt through his voice and stories. He will be sharing a lot of knowledge about the Indian people, along with music and art. We are blessed to have him be a part of our time in Taos.

Pricing & Registration

Price:

$1200 Shared Room / shared bed

Deposit of  $350  will assure your spot. When retreat is full, no deposits will be accepted and you will be put on a waiting list for a future Untethered – Women’s Retreat.

All inclusive – Except round-trip airfare to Albuquerque Airport, New Mexico and car rental and one dinner.
   

What if I need to cancel my Registration? Any cancellations of the retreat up until December 1, 2017 will result in a return of your payment less a $350 cancellation fee. For cancellations occurring on or after Dec 1, 2017 we will not be offering any refunds.

How does the payment plan work?   Submitting your deposit serves as your agreement to attend the retreat and payment in full must be received by February 1, 2018. If your full fee is not received by Febuary 1, 2018, you agree that your deposit will be retained  and you will lose your place.  Clicking on the registration form will take you directly to Paypal’s secure payment site, where you can make your deposit. Once you’ve paid in full you will receive your Personal Retreat Packet.

Terms and conditions:  You agree to assume all risk of personal harm or injury relating to or resulting from your participation in all workshops and activities associated with Untethered  Women’s Art Retreat and hold Jeanee James Photography and it’s instructors harmless as to the liability for any such harm or injury.

Includes:

Accommodations4 nights stay in the Historic Adobe and Pines Inn. This adobe hacienda was built in 1832 and is rich in history and authentic cultural appeal abounds at every turn. Each room is unique and colorful with warmth and charm including your own fireplace 

Check-in: 3pm April 19, 2018  – check-out: 11am April 23, 2018

FoodAll meals are included with the exception of one night out. Delicious gourmet meals prepared by Christine and her staff. 

Art SuppliesAll art supplies are included. You just need to bring an outfit to get messy in.

Featured Guest ArtistYou will spend four days immersed in culture, exploration, inspiration, food, wine, nature  and art. Our Featured Guest Artist is Kel Rainer, a local Taos Tribe artist, will be sharing his heart and soul with us through art, music and stories.

Music:  At our hacienda, we will  be treated to a live performance by a Tribal dance group in full regalia, with feathers, paint, dancing, singing and chanting.

Custom Designed Untethered T-Shirt: You’ll get a unique custom designed Untethered  Art Retreat Taos, New Mexico T-shirt. 

Treasure Box: You will receive a beautifully handcrafted artisan treasure box, with your name etched in copper. This vessel will fit the daily gift/messages you’ll receive during the retreat.

Personal Retreat Packet: You will receive a lovely packet describing the itinerary and important details, answering all of your questions  you will need to know for your retreat getaway.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Air transportation: You will need to purchase your own round-trip airfare to Albuquerque, New Mexico 

 Check in at Adobe and Pines Inn is 3 pm  April 19, 2018

Car Rental: Car rental at Albuquerque, New Mexico airport

The drive from Albuquerque to Taos is about 2 1/2 hours. A beautiful drive through surreal landscape.

When & Where

 

Check in:   Thursday April 19, 2018 at 3pm at  historic Adobe and Pines Inn

 

To

 

Check out:  Monday April 23, 2018 at 10am

 

Where:

 

 Historic Adobe and Pines Inn  built in 1832 

 

We are a lucky few to experience this magical place, and all to ourselves. All 8 rooms of this historic adobe hacienda will be ours. Built in 1832, it exudes warmth, charm and character through the smallest detail. One of the most charming and luxurious getaways in Taos. The perfect place to explore around and within.

Retreat Itinerary

Schedule of Events:

A detailed list and all of the information will be given to you in your Personal Retreat Packet that you will be receiving after registering and payment. All of your questions will be answered.

 

Q & A

Retreat Dates:    April 19-23 2018

When do I need to arrive?
That is your call. You arrange your flight in and out of the Albuquerque Airport, New Mexico

Arriving: You want to get to Taos by 3pm checkin on Thursday April 19, 2018 some are choosing to arrive early in Taos the day before.

Departing Monday April 23, 2018 checkout 11am

Can I secure my place with a deposit and pay the rest later?  Yes! The initial deposit is $350. You will then secure your spot and be able to pay in full later. Payment in full by February 1, 2018

What airport should I fly into?   Albuquerque, New Mexico Airport  Arriving April 19, 2018 in the morning or afternoon. Departing April 23, 2018

Where is the location of Adobe & Pines Inn?  In Taos, New Mexico, about a 2 1/2 hour drive from the Albuquerque Airport. 

How do I get to Adobe & Pines Inn? A Personal Retreat Packet will be mailed to you with all of the fine tuning and details once you have paid for the retreat.

Room accommodations at Adobe & Pines Inn, where will I stay? The Inn has several different rooms,  all of the rooms will be shared.  You will be assigned a lovely room for you and your travel partner. Each room has it’s own charm and all have fireplaces.

What will the temperature be? In April it can  be anywhere between 40-70 degrees. The mountains will decide! 

What should I wear? Check out the weather forecast before you fly out. You might need a jacket, or maybe a hoodie. Dress casual and comfortable. We will be going on one hike, so supportive shoes would be nice to have Bring layers for the mornings and evenings. Bring some clothes that you don’t mind getting messy while we are creating.

Will there be shopping? There will be  some time to explore on your own.

What meals are included? All meals are included with the exception of one meal out.

What kind of food will be served: Christine and her staff leave no detail unnoticed. Every meal will be prepared fresh and special recipes will be used.

What are meal options for special dietary needs? Let us know and we will try to accommodate your needs.

Can I arrive early and stay late to the Retreat? The Adobe is booked before us and after us, but if you wanted to stay somewhere else,  that’s totally up to you and you would make those arrangements.

What if I need to cancel my Registration? Any cancellations of the retreat up until December 1, 2017 will result in a return of your payment less a $350 cancellation fee. For cancellations occurring on or after December 1, 2017 we will not be offering any refunds.

How does the payment plan work? Submitting your deposit serves as your agreement to attend the retreat and payment in full must be received by February 1, 2018. If your full fee is not received by February 1, 2018, you agree that your deposit will be retained  and you will lose your place.  Clicking “submit” on the registration form will take you directly to Paypal’s secure payment site, where you can make your deposit. Once you’ve paid in full you will receive your Personal Retreat Packet.

 

Transportation

Air Transportation: You will need to purchase your own round trip airfare to and from the  Albuquerque, New Mexico Airport. Thursday April 19, 2018 is Check in at Adobe & Pines Inn at 3pm.

Car Rental: You will need to arrange your car rental from the Albuquerque, New Mexico Airport. It’s a scenic 2 1/2 hour drive from the airport to Taos.