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2018 FAQ’s Enlightened Empath Retreat

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FAQ’s The Enlightened Empath Retreat

Ancient Soul and Future Emergence  (12 -14 attendees max.)

1. When and Where
November 5 – 9, 2018 at Bear Mountain Lodge, Silver City, New Mexico
Arrive at least one day before the retreat to settle in and adjust to the altitude of 6000 feet. It is wonderful to give yourself a full day after the retreat to integrate and relax after the retreat. The area is gorgeous and there are hiking trails on the property.

2. Lodging and Meals
Bear Mountain Lodge is a beautiful adobe lodge set on hundreds of acres next to protected land in the Gila Wilderness.  You will make your reservations directly with Bear Mountain Lodge.

There are 12 rooms. All rooms are the same price for the retreat.
You will have a large private room that has outstanding views. The rooms are decorated in southwest style and the bathrooms are finely appointed and large.
The lodging price includes three full homecooked gourmet meals a day. The owners cook the meals and can accommodate Vegan, Paleo, Gluten and Dairy Free, Organic food plans. Explain to the owners your allergies and preferences when you make your reservations.
There is access to the refrigerator, but no other cooking facilities are available to guests. Free WIFI is available in the main lodge but not in the other buildings. The additional buildings are very close and take a minute to walk to the main lodge.

Sitting in peace.

3. Single or Double Occupancy
There is only one true double room with two full bed on the property. All other rooms have one King bed and a sleeper couch. If you would like to have a double room you and your roommate should contact Bear Mountain Lodge and make the arrangements. The fee for a double is the price of a single plus $34. As of 5/12/18 the one double room is available.

4. Gila Wilderness
Silver City is in the spirit filled wondrous area known as the Gila Wilderness. The are is quiet, low traffic and has beautiful hiking paths, streams, mountains, wildlife, and alpine trees.

5. Silver City Shopping and Restaurants
Silver City is small, less than 10,000 residents. There is a small downtown with a few nice restaurants and galleries. There is one grocery store, a food coop, and a few little healthy food specialty stores and one specialty coffee shop. Starbucks has not found Silver City. There is very little shopping and the main place to get anything you forget is Walmart, Walgreens, or CVS. Otherwise the nearest shopping is two hours away. You won’t be able to get hiking supplies in town. There is a laundry in town but not on the hotel premises.  Revel and Diane’s are in the town and Cactus Jack’s is near the lodge.  Cactus Jacks is gluten free.

Breathtaking vistas

6. What to Wear
Layers are important, the temps can range from 30 – 70 degrees in early November. Bring a backpack to carry your essentials and have it ready to go fresh each day. Energy bars, water, insect repellent, sun screen, camera/phone, and clothing layers should be refreshed each day. Most of the retreat will be held in the lodge but we will drive to sacred sites that will require short hikes and changes in elevation.

7. Airports and Travel
Silver City is a drive from any airport. You will need to rent a car. I will set up a retreat page where you can share flight information and organize sharing a rental car with your fellow attendees. The drives are easy and beautiful.

El Paso, Texas Airport is about 2 ½ hour drive
Tucson, Arizona Airport is  about 2 ½ hour drive
Santa Fe, NM Airport is about 4 hour drive
Albuquerque, NM Airport is about 5 – 5 ½ hour drive

8. Retreat Fee

The fee for the retreat is $1000 payable in two installments. If you need additional installments contact Sarah Weiss at sarah@spirithealonline.com.  Please refer to www.spirithealonline.com for further information and registration.