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 Rejuvenate Your Creativity in the Magic of Taos!
February 14-18, 2017

It is my pleasure to invite you to join me in a winter retreat in enchanting Taos, New Mexico Wednesday - Sunday, February 14 -18, 2018 to discover new ways to access your creative voice and make it a greater part of your life. Both men and women are invited.

There is something about a cozy winter day, surrounded by the majesty of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, snow falling outside and a fire crackling inside, high on the intoxication of being not only in Taos, but being at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. Or maybe it's those five-star three-course meals Mabel's is famous for that inspire you to invest in a little pampering.
Your tribe is getting together at Mabel's[1] so the creative juju is turned up high. It could be because the energy of Georgia O'Keefe, D.H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Dennis Hopper, Martha Graham, and many more creative greats who have stayed there, is still lurking in the architecture. Let's swing in the rafters.  It's a great way to start 2016.
[1] The Mabel Dodge Luhan house was a home of artist Mabel Dodge Luhan and was a haven for artists and writers. "It is one of the earliest examples of Pueblo Revival style in Taos" and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Each of the rooms is uniquely decorated and named after one of the artists, photographers, or writers who stayed there.

What's the Cost Include?
The retreat begins 6 pm for dinner on February 14 and ends after lunch on February 18.
Rates include:
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and a 3 gourmet dinners (all three-courses catered by Taos' finest chefs) in the Mabel Lodge Dining Hall.
  • Lodging in one of Mabel's historic rooms (unless you choose the commuter price).
  • Writing, art, and  improv workshops with most materials
  • Yoga Classes
  • Private Sunday night Concert with an encore performance from local singer/songwriters, Kate Mann and Mark Dudrow
  • What a deal! I'm keeping the price as low as I can so you can make it, but see it as an investment in your creativity, connections, and being alive!
There will be plenty of time to wander into town to immerse yourself in the magic of Taos or even slip up to Ski Valley Sunday afternoon if you'd like to skip the optional art-shop.

Sign-up Here
Taos filled-up quickly in July so if you want to join us, jump in.  The first people to sign-up get more of a choice. See the rooms here (ignore the prices and availability on the website, you register thru me & the retreat prices include all meals & all of the workshop)
The retreat begins at 6pm Friday night for dinner and goes through lunch Monday at 12pm.
Remember this is for 5 days and 4 nights.. divide the cost by 4 and you'll see what a deal it is. Dinner is catered by gourmet chefs that keep health in mind.
If you begin with a low monthly payment now,  you will make it easy for no extra charge.
Email: for more information about that.

 SAVE $100 with early registration paid off before November 15, 2017

Historic House:
Single room: Feb - $1385
$1485 after October 15, 2017
Double rooms: Feb - $1150
 $1250 after November 15, 2017

Juniper House:
Single Room: Feb - $1240

 $1340 after November 15, 2017

Double Room:  / Feb - $1100

 $1200 after November 15, 2017
If you cancel after Nov 30 and we can fill your place, we will refund everything minus $150. If we cannot fill your spot, we cannot refund any monies due to our contract with the Mable Dodge Luhan House.
Since it's early and the retreat isn't until February next year, ask about breaking the conference cost down to monthly payments starting this month. Or let me know if you would like to hold your space with a deposit.

Payment Terms
Refund less 25% by November 30, 2017

After that partial refund only if space is filled.
Balance due 8 weeks before retreat 

Travel arrangements:
To get to Taos you can fly into Albuquerque and take a shuttle
but often rental cars are as reasonable as shuttles in New Mexico so you may want to check into that.
Mabel's is walking distance to the center of Taos.
Also, many people are returning around the same time to Albuquerque so you can get a ride back.

Some reviews
"You have an uncanny ability to draw creativity out of everyone. I took my writing to places I hadn't thought possible at the Taos retreat.  I was stuck with my art but your permission to break the rules and your off-the-wall techniques returned me to creative expression with effortlessness and fun. Thank you! Plus the FOOD - yum!!" ~Jane
"Life has it's highs and lows. This was certainly a life changing high. Yes it's better than therapy and so much cheaper! ~Sue Gilbert
"The best retreat I have ever been on. I felt loved and ready to move forward when it was over." ~Debbie
"You have an unmatched ability to bring any type of person into creative welcoming and joyous space. I am so grateful to spend so much quality time working under your positive influence." ~Carlin
"Wow, what can I say about an ordinary girl who thought she didn't have any creativity going to a "Creative Workshop!" In my mind, I would think "Are you crazy!" My journey through this workshop had opened a door to a world I would never have found. Thank you for unlocking my door." ~Nancy Fox
My Taos experience was so exquisite! Jill wove such love and openness around us, allowing for a banquet of creative experiences." ~Mary Behr
Jill Badonsky
About Jill
Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. is an internationally recognized workshop leader, inspirational humorist, multimedia artist, poet, and author of three books on the creative process including the award winning The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder. Jill is the founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training.
She is a certified yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. This is her fifth year doing retreats at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. > only available on laptops and P.C.s
< We'll be doing some Free Range Watercolor painting in  Taos as well as wandering around in a blissful stupor.

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