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June 21st–25th, 2019
with Shawn Parell & Wendelin Scott
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
Carson National Forest, Northern New Mexico


Invite all your senses to the natural splendor of Northern New 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 cozy casitas and yurts — with camping also available for those interested.


Retreat Package Cost
$1100 casita accommodations
permanent tent accommodations

All rates based on single occupancy. New Mexico sales tax applicable.

A non-refundable $300 deposit is needed to hold your space in the retreat. Balance is due by June 1, 2019.

This retreat is full! Please email or call the front desk to be placed on the wait list.


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.



  • 4 nights/5 days lodging at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center (all accommodation is single 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

  • Bed linens and towels are not provided by Vallecitos due to its remote setting and limited access to laundry services

  • Comfort packages are available for an additional cost for visitors not wanting to pack personal linens, and must be reserved in advance


  • 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.




Shawn Parell

Shawn is a guide on the path of authentic, integrative practice. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and Religious Studies from Georgetown University and Oxford University as well as a graduate degree in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. Drawing on these formal studies in philosophy, linguistics, and mystical poetry, her teaching is grounded in the embodied integration of more than two decades of living yoga. Read more…


Wendelin Scott

Wendelin is co-director of YogaSouce and has been teaching Yoga for fifteen years. Her instruction emphasizes understanding and experiencing the relationship between physical alignment and spiritual unfoldment. She is a devoted student of Advaita Vedanta and has studied with her teacher Shubhraji for over ten years. She holds a Masters in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College. Read more…