retreats, cOMMUNITY, outdoor education
There is a place in northeastern New Mexico…Where life is more relaxing, exciting, inspiring, and focused….Where you can find yourself away from the day-to-day turmoil…And simply, and pleasantly, BE.
Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at an elevation of 6,500′ feet, Taa-naash-kaa-da offers guests unique family camping, group retreat, eco-spiritual renewal and outdoor education programs. Schools, churches, shamanic programs, environmental groups, and families just like yours have enjoyed our presentations for over 30 years, and now we have the land to accomodate the next step.
The Sanctuary is located in a high, wide, mountain valley just south of the old mining town of Las Vegas, less than a 60 minute drive from Santa Fe , and just over a 90 minute drive from the airport in Albuquerque.
Our foundation of indigenous tradition gave Taa-naash-kaa-da its name, meaning the "Coming Together," and it most definately has. The horses run year round through meadows and pine trees, and the land provides us with some of the best healing energies in New Mexico. A large outdoor kitchen is under construction, a Monarch Way Station, and plenty of meditational walks provide wonderful place of renewal for our guests.
Please note GPS directions that take you to out to a mailbox that isn't even ours, so should be ignored. The road you will be taken to is nearly impassable by car. Please use the directions we provide at this website.
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Endorsements of Support
This is an invaluable teaching center. We endorse the vision and mission of Taa-naash-kaa-da
– Rev. Robin Youngblood, Church of the Earth
I wish you well
– Mike Farrell
Support the efforts of Taa-naash-kaa-da
– Robert Redford
We wish much success with your programming!
– Tommy Helfiger
We are in full support of Taa-naash-kaa-da's mission and objectives.
– Rob Schneider
We wish you all the best i your efforts.
– Michael J. Fox
Huge more than words gratitude for my time here! I am so thankful for my healing as it comes about.
– Arlene Magarian, Armenian Traditional Rug Maker
Wow, what can I say? I left San Diego a bundle of wound up fear & am leaving loose & grounded, having been awakened to being true to my nature. Thank you.
– Corinn Guitioli, Shamanic Healer & Reiki Master
6 Days until I hit 33. A number I did not think I would hit a year ago. It has been a rough ride to say the least since my last visit. But as with my first stay here, the healing I was able to absorb has been magical.
– Steven Egan, EarthLife Counselor
What a gift blessing the camp was for me. This sweet hogan was very comfortable and very homey. The energies of all that is here are inspiring and empowering.
– Peggy Fontenot, Sundancer
Thank you for this time of meditation, contemplation & release. This last week has been a time of connection with my Dad, who crossed, & all the Elders. I can't believe it's been a year.
– Brother Mark Tari
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Yraceburu EarthWisdom was established in 2002 in Alpine, California, and relocated to Las Vegas, NM in 2012. We facilitate earth-healing, earth-spiritual gatherings, and general earth-fun-adventures. www.yraceburu.org 501(c)3 Certified Charity
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