Rituals of Renewal

Summer Solstice Yoga + Meditation Retreat

With Shawn Parell and Wendelin Scott

Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center

Carson National Forest, Northern New Mexico

June 21 – 25, 2019


Invite all your senses to the natural splendor of Northern Mexico for Summer Solstice. This sacred juncture marks the apex of annual light — offering a potent moment to tend to our inner illumination and revitalization.



Vallecitos Mountain Ranch is a magical 135-acre wildlife refuge and sanctuary seven miles from the nearest paved road and surrounded by thousands of acres of ancient forest. With a river running through it, Vallecitos is home to the oldest Ponderosa pine in the Carson National Forest, lush alpine meadows, abundant wildlife and natural cold springs.
Together, we will immerse in 5 rhythmic days of yoga and meditation in nature. This is an opportunity for authentic retreat into simplicity and rejuvenation. Imagine fresh mountain air, luminous night skies, meditative quietude, sharing around the bonfire, hiking and walking adventures, river canyons and waterfalls, wholesome feasts grown local and organic, warmth in the company of friends, and ample time to rest and relax.
A beautiful and historic log cabin lodge will house our two daily practice sessions, co-created by longtime teachers Wendelin and Shawn. These inspired guides are coming together with intention and joy to hold space for a collective journey of renewal.
Accommodations include rustic, cozy casitas and yurts — with permanent tents also available for those interested.
  • 4 nights/5 days lodging at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center. All accommodation is single occupancy unless otherwise requested
  • All Meals – local, organic, vegetarian, and delicious
  • 2 Daily Yoga/Meditation Classes led by Shawn and Wendelin
    Guided walks and hiking excursions on the ranch, swimming in onsite lakes, and other daily activities
    Wellness treatments available with a massage therapist for an additional fee


  • Transportation costs to/from Vallecitos (carpooling is encouraged!)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Laundry & Linens (comfort packages are available for an additional fee for visitors not wanting to pack linens)


  • Vallecitos is a mindfulness ranch with a short work period each day for traditional “yogi jobs” — helping in daily tasks including food preparation, washing dishes, and light cleaning.
  • No Wifi/cell service except for emergencies.



A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to hold your space in the retreat.

Balance is due by June 1. All rates based on single occupancy.

$1100 casita or yurt accommodations.

$775 for permanent tent accommodations.



  • If you must cancel your retreat, the required deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable, unless we can fill your spot with another participant, given sufficient time.
  • Full refund, less deposit, will be given before 90 days notice of retreat start date.
  • Cancellations made within 90 days of your retreat: 50% of the total amount (less deposit) will be refunded.
  • Cancellations made within 60 days of your retreat: We apologize, but absolutely no refunds can be given, no exceptions.
Once you know the way, the nature of attention will call you
to return, again and again, and be saturated with knowing,
'I belong here, I am at home here.'  Answer that call.
~ Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Sutra 26

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