From Mindfulness to Oneness

A retreat for Connection & Co-regulation through Yoga,
Awareness, Self-Inquiry and Self-Care for Self-Repair.

Retreat Dates & Location
Travel Information & Covid-19
Tuition, Room & Board
Retreat Schedule
2022 Retreat Photos

Purpose: This is a retreat for all helping professionals to experience connection and co-regulation through yoga, awareness, self-inquiry, and self-care for self-repair. This retreat offers practices & experiences to develop skills to enhance the ability to connect and co-regulate with yourself and others. Learn practices that are effective for you to return to your window of tolerance, recharge, and connect on a deeper level with self, life, and others. Current neuroscience research will be discussed on mindfulness, yoga, polyvagal theory indicates unique possibilities for co regulation & enhanced connection.

  • Counselors & Mental Health Professionals
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • First Responders
  • Medical Professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Yoga Teachers and Students
  • Massage and  Body Therapists
  • Teachers

The registration process is as follows:

  1. Register with CompassionWorks  to pay your tuition and reserve your spot.  At that time you can indicate if you want a single occupancy, or double occupancy with your own roommate, or double occupancy with another attendee.
  2. After you have registered with us, we will put you in touch with Shannon Baker, our Event Coordinator at Ghost Ranch, to complete your room request and meal plan.

Location: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM map

Dates: Summer, 2023 – (June 11 – 16, 2023)

The retreat begins on Sunday, June 11th, with arrivals beginning at 3:00 pm, dinner is 5:30 – 6:30 pm and the first meeting is from 7:00 until 8:30 pm.

Meeting times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday is an open day, and Friday is 9:00 am until Noon.  Retreat ends after lunch on Friday, June 9th, at 1:00 pm.

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Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat Presenters


Tricia Gagnon LPC-S is an EMDR Consultant and 200 RYT Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Tricia is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 20 years experience in trauma, anxiety, and codependency recovery. Tricia enjoys teaching helping professionals how to be mindfully attuned to themselves- so they can do the caring & intense work they love, without compassion fatigue. She teaches how mindfulness, yoga & awareness can be helpful to expand our window of tolerance, build resiliency, and recover from first hand and vicarious trauma.


Mark LoPalo is a 200RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher. Using yoga to relax the body and tame the mind, Mark helps clients in classes, workshops, and retreats to reach deeper states of mindful awareness. Mark works with private and corporate clients in equine assisted coaching and is also certified in NLP, Hypnosis & Reiki. All these different modalities allow Mark to guide people to find their own rhythm, and to experience their lives without limitations.


Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC is an EMDR Therapist, Trainer and Consultant. Jordan has a deep interest non-duality, as based in Advaita Vedanta – an ancient wisdom philosophy. We will be drawing from these teachings for his portion of the workshop. This year our focus will be on the teachings of Atmananda Krishna Menon, as explained and demonstrated by Author Greg Goode. During the retreat we will be introduced to looking at our experience from a very different, "non-dualistic" perspective. The thing is, we don’t need to regard the everyday sense of things as the literal truth of our experiences. Non-dual inquiry frees us from seeing our current experiences in the same old way and allows us to be more open, accepting and gentle with ourselves and others.

Intended Audience: This retreat is for all Mental Health Professionals, Allied Medical Professionals, Yoga Teachers and Yoga Students.  People interested in Yoga and Meditation, all levels welcome.

Non-workshop attending partners: Partners of registered workshop attendees are encouraged to attend the retreat, as well.  They will be welcome to join in the meals, meditations and on all extra curricular group activities.

Days and Times:  This is a week long workshop with arrival time beginning at 3:00 pm (dinner is 5:30 to 6:30) on Sunday, June 11, 2023, and ending on Friday, June 16th, after lunch at 1:00 pm.  See the full schedule below.

Location:  Ghost Ranch Retreat and Education Center near Abiquiu, NM.  (Nearest airports Albuquerque and Sante Fe.)

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Tuition & Payment Information: 

Early Bird Discount Rate for tuition of $895.00 is good through May 01, 2023, after which the tuition is $995.00.

Room and Board:  Once you have registered, we will contact you to arrange your room assignment and meal(s), upon which you will be invoiced accordingly.

We have two types of rooms.  There are cottages with two double occupancy rooms and a semi-private bath and there are double occupancy rooms with a private bath.

Room cost – Cottages with double occupancy and semi-private bath:  $700 – for five nights.

Room cost – Mesa level lodging, double occupancy with private bath:  $775 – for five nights

The cost listed here is per room, so a couple reserving a room would have the same cost as an individual.

If you’re attending as an individual but want a roommate to the split room expense, let us know and we’ll try to arrange that.  If, however, a roommate doesn’t appear then you will be responsible for the individual room cost.

Meals:  $180.00 for the week.  15 meals, Sunday evening through Friday lunch.  The food is good to very good “camp” food – natural and healthy.  Plant based options are available, daily.

Yoga & Mindfulness Breakdown of Retreat Expenses

Total - Tuition + 5 nights + 15 mealsUntil May 01, 2023Until May 01, 2023After May 01, 2023After May 01, 2023
Tuition $895$895$995

Room Cost $700 (Semi-Private Bath)$775$700 (Semi Private Bath)$775
Conservation Fee$5$5$5$5
Total cost for the retreat less travel $1780$1855$1880$1955

Please note: There may also be rooms at the Abiquiu Inn, which is about 11 miles from Ghost Ranch.  Booking at the Abiquiu Inn means that you will need to rent a car for travel to and from Ghost Ranch.

Travel Information and Covid-19 Policy

Travel Information: (map)  Attendees can fly into Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)  or the Sante Fe Regional Airport.   Sante Fe is closer to the ranch but, flights may be more expensive with fewer options.

Shuttle – We have a shuttle available that you can sign up for when you register.  The cost for the shuttle is $95.00 round trip.  The shuttle will leave ABQ at 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 11, 2023, to go to the ranch; the return shuttle will leave the ranch at 12:30 pm on Jun 16th and is scheduled to arrive at ABQ by 4:00 pm.  Therefore, to give yourself enough time, return flights should be scheduled to leave no earlier that 5 pm.  (Sometimes, the best option is to spend the night in Sante Fe or Albuquerque and take a flight out the next morning.  The shuttle will drop you at a motel if that is what you choose to do.)

Please view the Ghost Ranch Covid-19 policy page.

Please view the New Mexico Department of Health’s page for further information.

By purchasing this workshop, you agree to abide by the policies set by Ghost Ranch in regard to Covid-19 and any restrictions, tests, masks, or requests made by employees of Ghost Ranch. Ghost Ranch considers proof of vaccination as being up to date on the first two shots and the booster shot.


Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat Curriculum



• Describe Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation
• Describe the direct path of non-dual inquiry.
• Describe “Naive Realism,” the “Veil of Perception” and the “Reality Effect.”
• Distinguish between the nature of the “World” and physical reality
• Describe the nature of the Body
• Describe the nature of the Mind

Tricia & Mark
Yoga, Meditation and Sound Journey

Jordan Meditation and Non-dual Teachings

During the retreat, we'll introduce the teachings on 'Mindfulness' and 'Oneness', and explain the difference between them. We'll do meditations that move from Mindfulness to going beyond the mind, to Oneness or Non-dual wisdom. The connection between Yoga, Mindfulness and Oneness and how to integrate them into your meditation/yoga practice will be broached, as well.

Retreat Activities

Arrival3:00 - 7:00 pm on SundayEvent Days and Times: Attendees will arrive on Sunday afternoon and evening in time for dinner (5:30 – 6:30) and for the Sunday evening meeting at 7:00 pm, which will be a welcoming-orientation and meditation. Shuttle pickup at ABQ is 1:00 pm.
Morning Meditation7:00 am - 7:30 - DailyThis meditation session is optional for those who wish to attend.
The Teachings9:00 am to 12:00 pm - MTTh & Friday morningYoga, teaching, meditation & discussion led by Tricia and Mark. This will be practicing both Yoga & meditation and ways to practice self-care.
Lunch12:00 to 1:30 - DailyLunch with time for writing, walking and meditation.
The Teachings1:30 to 2:45 - MT&ThJordan on Mindfulness, Oneness and Non-duality with lecture, group sharing and meditation.
The Teachings3:00 to 4:00 pm MT&ThTricia and Mark with Yoga and Meditation
Ghost RanchEvenings Evenings after dinner, and Wednesday will be an open for participants to spend time doing activities that are available on the ranch. These activities include horseback riding, hiking, swimming, or just relaxing.
Ghost Ranch Wednesday Silent Hike and Yoga Meditation - This is optional for anyone who wants to join us.
Ojo Sante FeWednesdayOptional day trip to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa (Spa attendance charge is not included in the tuition and is paid by the attendee at the spa). Shuttle transportation to the spa will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
Gong meditation7:30 - 8:30 pm - MT&WYoga, gongs and mindfulness meditation with Tricia and Mark
Sunrise YogaSunrise - Thursday Morning OnlyYoga - Tricia and Mark
Summer Camp Talent ShowThursday evening, 7:30 to 9:00This is a time to share your own interests and talents, to include poetry, readings, and singing.
Departure12:30 pm - FridayThe retreat ends on Friday after lunch. For those taking the shuttle, you can leave your suitcase outside you cabin door, so it'll be ready for shuttle pickup at 12:15 or 12:30.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/Refund: Your payments, including tuition and travel is refundable less a processing fee of $75.00 up to 10 days prior to the workshop date. Nine days prior or less, no is refund is given.

All grievances must be in writing to Jordan Shafer, and will be replied to within 5 – 10 business days.  This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact Jordan Shafer if special accommodation is required.

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