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Re-Connection and Renewal: A Day of Heartfulness
Academy for the Love of Learning
Santa Fe, NM
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Re-Connection and Renewal: A Day of Heartfulness
This daylong retreat will offer an opportunity for replenishment and discovery (or re-discovery!) of the regenerative power and diverse forms of mindfulness practice. From a heartfelt approach, the day will be guided with loving care by Maia Duerr and Katya Lesher. Through silence, interactive exploration, creativity, and time in nature we will create a healing space where curiosity and intimacy can flourish.

Our hope is that this day will support you to feel renewed and empowered with ways to continue "coming home" to this sacred space inside yourself.

We are very happy to be at the Academy for the Love of Learning for this day. Their beautiful campus just south of Santa Fe provides a nourishing background for our practice, and includes spaces for contemplative walking. You can learn more about the Academy's work at

TIME: We will begin at 9 am and end by 4 pm

FOOD: Tea, water, and light snacks will be provided; please bring your own bag lunch.

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE: We are limiting this day to 25 participants.

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY: The $35 is our base fee to cover expenses related to this event (facility rental, food, etc). When you pay this fee, your spot is reserved. At the event, you will have the opportunity to give an additional donation to Katya and Maia, in support of our livelihood. This heartfelt offering can be any amount that feels right to you. If you find it helpful to have a suggested amount, we would suggest something around $25, but we deeply appreciate whatever you can offer above or below that amount. You may make your donation by cash or check (payable to Maia Duerr).

To help us keep administrative time to a minimum, the $35 fee is not refundable if you are unable to attend the event. If your plans change and you can't come to the day, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can release your space to someone else.


Maia Duerr, MA
Maia is a writer, anthropologist, and longtime meditation practitioner based in Santa Fe, NM. She directed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at Upaya Zen Center from 2008 to 2014, and received ordination as a lay chaplain from Roshi Joan Halifax in 2012. Maia takes great joy in supporting people in their spiritual journeys, as well as creating transformative learning experiences.

Katya Lesher, LCSW
Katya is an artist who has worked in hospice and bereavement, and facilitates creative workshops and mindfulness retreats. She is inspired by the creative process; exploring one's inner landscape as a way of discovering what is true. Katya has a long-standing meditation practice and listens to the inner calling of life's purpose. She explores opportunities that nourish and support healing on many levels.


Academy for the Love of Learning (View)
133 Seton Village Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508
United States


Other > Spiritual

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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