Life As Art | Wellness Retreat for Moms

October 21-25, 2022
Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

“Someone else’s vision will never be as good as your own vision of your self. Live and die with it because in the end it’s all you have… I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life—and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Imagine for a moment… A crystal clear dark sky spans endlessly above you as sparks fly upward from our evening fire to join a splendor of stars.

You’ve just spent the day laughing, crying, releasing, and reclaiming lost parts of yourself with a group of grounded, down-to-earth mamas who will surely become some of your closest soul friends.

The desert’s beauty is starting to seep into the very depths of your being. Something about its resilient nature is helping you remember who you really are…

The high desert does not apologize.

…Not for her intensity.
…Not for her beauty.
…Not for her ferocity.
…Not for her existence.

And neither should you.

Yet, so many of us women — especially if we’re also mothers — have become practiced at giving away our space. We lose touch with who we really are inside… Who we are underneath the identities our work or families give us.

We want to feel more alive, creative, inspired, and connected.

We want to bring that version of ourselves to our partners, children, and path.

But life gets in the way, and years pass by in a blink.

Does your soul CRAVE aliveness?

If you are a mom who has been “cooped up” for too long (inside your house or the roles you play), this year’s Women’s Wellness Retreat at Ghost Ranch is a chance to re-vitalize your spirit, re-write your story, create powerful friendships, and come back to your life + family as the refreshed, vibrant, inspired, and aligned version of you.

For 5 days and 4 nights, you and a small group of soul-seeking mamas will enjoy a Life-As-Art wellness retreat at the private Casa Del Sol hacienda at Ghost Ranch.

We’ll be just outside of Abiquiu, New Mexico, nestled under the same mountains that inspired hundreds of Georgia O’Keeffe’s most beloved landscape paintings.

 

When you’re not enjoying a guided walking tour that brings O’Keeffe’s paintings to life or luxuriating at the famous Ojo Caliente Resort’s mineral hot springs, you’ll experience wellness workshops and sacred ceremonies led by Lola Archer Pickett of I Am Sacred Space.

There will be abundant downtime for rest, organic conversations, and steeping in the desert’s magic.

This retreat is for YOU
if you are…

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A momma needing an infusion of creativity and DGAF-ness

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Deeply desiring a soul connection with yourself

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Craving the company of like-hearted women

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Open to explore and release expired patterns of thinking

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Inspired by the life and art of Georgia O'Keeffe

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A lover of the desert landscape and aesthetic

The Deets

When: October 21st-25th, 2022
Where: Ghost Ranch Retreat Center (near Abiquiu, New Mexico)

All Inclusive:

(Excluding airfare)

  • All meals, including lunch at the Ojo Caliente Spa
  • Spa day at the Ojo Caliente mineral hot springs
  • Walking with O’Keefe guided landscape walk
  • One optional nighttime sacred plant ceremony circle
  • Daily creativity and wellness workshops with Lola
  • Group shuttle to and from the airport
  • Lodging at Casa del Sol
  • Gifts and surprises!

Our Location: Casa del Sol

Two miles away from the main Ghost Ranch facilities, Casa del Sol is part of the gorgeous and mystical homestead of creative artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Built of local adobe in the mid 1930’s, it is a retreat space designed for deeper spiritual connection to the self, the soul, and the land.

You’ll enjoy a spacious common room with a fireplace and simply adorned sleeping rooms. Workshops and ceremonies will be held in the living room, anchored by the famous Cerro Pedernal — framed through a large picture window. Casa Del Sol is set against the base of a rainbow-hued 700-foot cliff; its chimney standing guard above us.

Nearby, a heart-shaped labyrinth invites reflection, bordered by prayer ties and flags fluttering in the wild wind.

Meet Your Guide

In addition to being a mother of two, Lola Archer Pickett has been leading wellness and transformational retreats for over 8 years, both in the United States and abroad. She is the CEO of I Am Sacred Space, a holistic life and spatial design firm in Southern California and host of the popular Moon + Manifest podcast.

As an experienced and heart-centered ceremonialist, she believes that when you’re in an aligned environment, the healing you seek occurs with more ease and delight… And no one deserves sacred space more than the women of this world, who are carrying so much.

In this retreat, Lola is excited to share her irreverent, practical, yet deeply soulful ways to live an authentic life. Together, we’ll be practicing the art of giving “less f*cks” about the things we can’t control, while going ALL IN on our one wild and precious life.

 

“Although I’ve had the pleasure to receive guidance from Lola in the past, arriving at her Joshua Tree retreat space was the first time I felt her magic in the flesh, and I am not exaggerating when I say the experience she created was life-altering.

Lola is so authentic in her words and actions that I was immediately at ease in her presence, and every aspect of the retreat was lovingly planned, from our cozy shelter and healing spaces to the delightful and nourishing meals. She effortlessly owned her power as our leader while remaining on our level to keep us safe every step of the way, and her true gift as a healer was evident in every breath, song, and touch that moved through her during our medicine ceremony.

The space Lola held allowed us all to embark upon a journey that had us opening, shifting, and releasing in ways we never could have imagined, and I left the desert with a full body knowing of truths I had only glimpsed before – a knowing I trust has been imprinted on my soul.”

-- Sabrina Bolin, Mama and Certified Hypnotherapist

Plan Your Journey

Your Investment

Private room: $3,000

Shared room: SOLD OUT

Pricing is per person. 

Your space is guaranteed with a $500 deposit. Within 24 hours of receiving your
pre-retreat questionnaire, Lola will be in touch to confirm your place.
Once confirmed, she’ll collect and process your deposit.

 

What To Bring

  • Comfortable, layered clothing for movement, nature walks, and outdoor enjoyment.
  • Ceremonial outfits and accessories (aka a soul expression outfit or two)
  • Closed toed shoes suitable for the great outdoors
  • A hat for sun protection
  • Warm jacket for nights around the outdoor fire
  • Personal toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight or headlamp for adventuring
  • Essential oils, Cedarcide, or Badger Balm for bug protection
  • Sunscreen
  • Journal or sketchbook + pen
  • Phone charger cable + portable charger pack
  • Anything you’d like to (temporarily) add to the retreat altar

More packing specifics will be sent out to the group prior to departure.

Flights + Shuttle

To take advantage of our group shuttle:

  • Plan your arrival into Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) for before 1pm on Friday, October 21st.

    Our shuttle will also stop by Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF) or any local hotels if needed

  • Plan your departure out of Albuquerque for 3pm or later on Tuesday, October 25th.

If not taking advantage of shuttle:

Plan your arrivals and departures as follows…

Check in to the Ghost Ranch Welcome Center after 4pm on October 21, 2022

Check out at 11am on October 25, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a Mom to attend?

Yes. The intention of this retreat is to support mothers in connecting both to their true selves and with other moms who are like-spirited.

For many moms, friendships and family dynamics have changed drastically in the last two years of pandemic life. Isolation, homeschooling, pandemic-related anxiety, growing children, and shifting friendships have impacted mothers’ abilities to feel centered, at peace, and “met” — both personally and on a social level.

Moms need a sacred space to recalibrate, amongst others who understand the unique beauty, joys, and frustrations of motherhood. I believe that when mothers suffer, our society as a whole suffers…  and when mothers heal, our society heals.

If you are not a mom and desire a similar experience, please make sure you’re on my email list to stay in the loop about other upcoming retreat offerings.

Where do I pick up the group shuttle?

Upon the arrival of our last guest to Albuquerque International Airport, Lola will message our shuttle driver to pick up our group at a pre-determined airport location.

Simply text Lola upon your arrival, and she’ll coordinate the rest!

If you aren’t able or don’t wish to join the group shuttle, you’ll be responsible for your transportation to and from Ghost Ranch. Please make sure to arrive before 5pm on Friday October 21st. Checkout is at 11am on Tuesday, October 25th.

Do I need to be vaccinated for Covid to attend?

Ghost Ranch has a strict covid safety policy, and at this time all guests will be required to be either fully vaccinated (please bring your vaccine card with you) OR to present proof of a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

What type of plant medicine ceremony is included?

On Sunday evening, there will be an optional nighttime journey with Psilocybin Mushrooms. Lola has been working with and serving this medicine for many years and she creates a powerful healing container with songs, percussion, and prayer.

Her ceremonies are a distant departure from a “party” experience and facilitate a reverent remembrance of what it means to be a human on this earth. All guests who wish to participate will be pre-screened for safety.  

If you do not wish to participate in the ceremony, you’ll be free to spend this time in quiet reflection.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel your space before July 31st, 2022, your deposit and any additional payments made will be refunded to you in full.

50% of your deposit and payments will be refunded if you need to cancel between August 1st and October 1st, 2022.

There will be no refunds for any cancellations after October 1st, 2022. 

Is there a payment plan?

Yes! If you will not be paying in full, your payment plan schedule will be as follows:

Payment #1: 1/3 of remaining balance due by May 30th
Payment #2: 1/3 of remaining balance due by July 31st
Payment #3: 1/3 of remaining balance due by September 30th 

The total balance must be paid in full by September 30th, 2022

How can I get my partner on board with me doing this?

It’s important to feel supported in your decision to come on a journey like this… And, as I remind many of my private coaching clients, asking for support is not the same thing as asking for permission. 

As an adult woman, you do not need permission to follow your heart, but you DO need support from the important people in your life – both emotionally and practically (especially for essentials like transport and childcare).

Support comes more easily when there is a plan and structure already in place. Be thinking to yourself, how can I make this an easy yes for my partner?

If you have children, are there childcare arrangements you can make ahead of time?

How will your relationship benefit from you returning feeling juicier, more alive, and re-inspired?

How will your mothering shift when you come back even more equipped to handle challenging scenarios with your kids?

Sitting with these questions will help you ask for —and receive — the support that you need to say YES to this experience.

(I’ll also help you work through them in the pre-retreat questionnaire below).

Lola, I want in!

Wonderful! Your next step is to fill out the pre-retreat questionnaire. Your answers will help make sure that the group chemistry will be juicy, aligned, and healing for all.

Lola will respond with any additional questions and/or the deposit link within 48 hours of receiving your form.

When you say yes to something like this, it can change your whole life…

Lola has given me so much love and power, and she’s shown me what I already HAVE inside myself.

Joyce C.

This was the most fun, awakening, and incredible experience that I’ve ever had! If you’re looking to find yourself, and you’re apprehensive about whether a ceremonial retreat can help you…

Please know that there is nothing more enlightening and inspiring than this type of experience with Lola.

Aly D.

There’s a certain magic that happens when you come together as a group with all these people who just said YES & trusted their inner knowing…

Knowing that I will forever have this group of beautiful souls in my life makes me feel held and cared for and loved.

Leslieann H.

“I am taking home so much fertile, creative, life energy from this experience!”

— Katherine A.

Asheville and Costa Rica Retreat Attendee

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