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5-day IMMERSION at Synergia Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico - GRACE & GRIT (Discovering Unbroken Presence in the Human Experience)


  • Synergia Ranch 26 Synergia Road Santa Fe, NM, 87508 United States (map)

This deep dive retreat is an invitation to fall into the unbroken presence that holds the totality of the human experience.

Join us, as we explore what it means to embrace the grit and the grace of being human, as we examine assumptions about spiritual awakening, and as we enter the field of radiant openness that is at the core of all experience.

You will be invited to tenderly bring your brokenness, your wildness, and your vulnerability right here into the present moment, to simply be with whatever arises, and to hold it in the deepest acceptance. You will also be invited to courageously bring to light the often hidden tendency for spiritual by-passing, so that the full flowering of your consciousness can be rooted in the very belly of your humanity. 

The retreat will be supported by Kavi (Amoda's husband and beloved), who will provide improvised music of the heart, and his own unique brand of wild wisdom and unbounded love. His awakening has flowered gracefully through his relationship with Amoda over the past 15 years, and he brings to the conversation his deeply poetic nature and clarity of vision.

The Daily Schedule will include Talks, Inquiry (Q&A) Sessions, Silent Sitting, Guided and Active Meditations, Sacred Music of the Heart. The sessions allow for an intimate and spontaneous conversation, effortlessly traversing the depth and breadth of heartbreak, humor, and sacredness. There will also be time for contemplation, rest, walking, and enjoying heart-centered celebration with each other. Together, we will enter the slipstream of unspeakable grace inside the human experience!  

“Listen to the visitors who knock on your heart … knocking from the inside. Shame, pain, loneliness, grief and more … all these your allies not your foes. They yearn to come in, to be acknowledged, accepted, loved. For what is broken is the doorway to gold, what is shattered is the entrance to inconceivable love, what brings you to your knees is not a punishment but God’s invitation.

Friend, can you embrace the grit and grace of being human? Can you reject nothing, welcome everything, surrender into the deepest falling of the open heart?

Friend, listen closely. Your brokenness is holy.”

- Amoda Maa

Immersions are for those who are ready for real transformation, and the results are often life-changing. We recommend that you already are familiar with Amoda’s teachings, either having attended a previous event, having read her book 'Embodied Enlightenment' or having watched her videos.

Arrival - Thursday September 12th, 4pm

Departure - Monday September 16th, 3pm

This is a fully residential retreat - accommodation and meals included (see details below).

Held at Synergia Ranch - a unique retreat center deeply rooted in creative arts and eco-technology, with its organic orchard of over 400 trees. It is set on 111 acres of high desert prairie, located 30 minutes from the center of historic Santa Fe and 45 minutes drive from Albuquerque.

Synergia Ranch comprises a compound of several buildings, all just a short walking distance from each other. Daily meetings will take place in a spacious studio. Chairs and cushions are available for comfortable seating. The accommodations are in separate buildings very close by, and the dining room is also close by. There is also seating outside the dining room, to enjoy the sun. And a yurt and/or dome, if you wish to take time out or do some yoga there.

Accommodations - most rooms are single (queen bed) with shared bathrooms. Rooms are Santa Fe style, built with adobe walls with colorful furnishings and artwork. All bedding and towels are provided. Bathrooms are shared (men & women separate) conveniently located (just a short walk across the grounds).

There are also a very limited number of double rooms (twin beds) with shared bathrooms, and single rooms (queen bed, can be a double if shared by a couple) with private bathrooms - please contact us if you wish to find out more about costs and availability.

Meals - 3 full meals are provided daily. All meals are vegetarian with as much organic produce as possible. All food is locally sourced, and some of it comes from Synergia’s own farm. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Coffee, tea and water are available throughout the day. 

How to get there - Synergia Ranch is easily accessible from Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Driving instructions are shown here.

If you are flying in from outside the US, Albuquerque is the closest international airport. If you need any assistance with traveling to the venue or finding somewhere to stay either before or after the retreat, please contact us as we may be able to arrange pick-up (or at least give you advice).

Costs - 

Tuition = $495.

Full cost (Tuition + Accommodation + Meals) for Single Room (with shared bathroom) is shown in the Ticket prices below. 

(If you need a double room with shared bathroom or a single room with private bathroom, please contact us for costs and availability.)

We can also offer a Payment Plan if you need to spread your payments over a period of time - please contact us here before reserving your place. 

(Please note - we are currently unable to offer scholarships, as we do not function as a non-profit organization and do not have additional funding. However, if you are in financial hardship, we may be able to put you on a waiting list for camping. Camping is only available after all the room reservations are full. Please contact us, and we’ll do our best to support you.)

Cancellation policy - Prior to July 12th, full refund minus $75 administration charge. After July 12th and up to August 12th, 50% refund. After August 12th, no refunds are possible. 

Contact - if you have any questions about this retreat before making your reservation, please email us here.