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2008 Outlandish Adobe Building Workshop Series –


What a Range of Experiences


Learn ~ Build ~ Create ~ Heal ~ Fun ~ Inspiration ~ Connection



One core focus all season is basic Construction principles, tool use, and skill development through instruction, course materials, and lots of hands-on practice so you can go home & actually build.


A second core focus is the opportunity to Connect with and listen to ourSelves. What we women often most lack is self-confidence along with confidence in Self. There is ample opportunity to Connect with ourSelves, the Earth, each other & Spirit. We have a rare chance to find and Listen to our own authentic Voice. When we feel Connection, Creative Expression & Healing are also almost inevitable-- what an inspiring and life-expanding package!


It is this blend of Learning, Connection, Creativity & Healing that we believe creates the ideal Workshop Experience.



Choose your week(s) according to your interest and schedule. Since we are building several cabins, no matter which week(s) you attend you can experience a wide range of construction steps.

We encourage you to come for as long as you are able.  We want to work with you to make it possible for you to come for as long as you wish. For obvious reasons, some priority is given  to the longest stays.



Circles & Ceremony


Circles and Ceremony are a way of Connecting, to consciously gather and honor. We move in ourSelves, with each other and between worlds differently when we are quiet, singing, drumming, or celebrating. We are setting aside space to circle for full (and new?) moons; for Beltane, Solstice, & Lammas; plus for other Honorings that are fitting to the time and participants.


We feel our Wholeness when we Connect and feel our Connection when we Honor. We want to celebrate and honor the Earth and each other in every possible way.



Healing/ Healers


Simply being on this incredible land nudges us into Connection, into Wholeness. The tone here and the caring women draw us into inner and outer Harmony. We sense our power to Self-Heal. We realize how much of dis-ease is simply a physical expression of our belief in dis-ease as well as  the lack of belief in ourselves.


Sometimes it’s helpful to have assistance with our Healing Journey. We expect women with a range of Healing Skills to be on the land over the course of the workshop season. There will be opportunities for individual work with each of them to assist us with our movement into Wholeness. Each Healer/ Practitioner sets her own schedule and fees. 



Creativity & Expression


As we connect with ourSelves, the Earth, each other and Spirit, movement into Wholeness is a natural extension. And, we also find ourSelves wanting to express our movements. Creativity & Expression are natural almost inevitable extensions of Connection.


We can create and express with ourselves or in small groups with other women here.


Sometimes we want more direction or focus on particular skills or expressions and assistance adds to our inspiration. We expect women with a range of Artistic and Creative Skills to be on the land throughout the workshop season. There will be opportunities for individual work with and instruction from them. Here again, each Mentor sets her own schedule and fees. 



Beds & Meals


A range of Photos at NMWomensRetreat.org


We wish we had unlimited space and after these Workshops we’ll be that much closer. Smile. Meantime, there is limited enrollment. Much depends on how many of us can stay in tents.


We are reserving all Outland sleeping spaces for Workshop participants. This includes shared rooms, lofts and tents with beds, cots, & mattresses. Rooms are usually shared and some GuestHouses are set up as cozy equipped dorms. It is helpful if you can bring your own tent and camping bedding. Need determines who sleeps where. Tents will mostly be under covered ramadas, out of direct sun and rain.


It is unlikely that there will be private rooms for a single woman. Inquire if this is important to you.


Whether you are in a room, loft or tent, you have ongoing access to all facilities in the Hearth, our Main House. Plus, you have use of the kitchenette and other facilities in one of the GuestHouses.


We have great well water and several solar-heated showers.


Most food except treats is included in your sliding-scale Workshop donation. Our yummy meals are made as much as possible from organic, unprocessed and local ingredients. There are always vegetarian and vegan options as well as some meat dishes.  Food is always available to you.

You’ll need to provide most of your own sodas, snacks and treat foods. Please, no alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs.


We all share cooking tasks, the Connection of feeding and being fed. Women, we do eat well!



Outland, an Incredible Land


1000 gorgeous high desert acres to hike and savor, 1½ miles from the nearest neighbor. Live with a spectrum of wildlife and howl with the coyotes. Immerse in the Expansive skies, red-clay mesas, rocky ridges and profound Spirit of this truly amazing land. Yes, there is still majik!


There is much more information and photos at our WebHome. NMWomensRetreat.org



Accessibility—Physical & Financial


The Sliding Scale is one way we try to make Outland and the Workshops financially accessible. If you cannot afford the bottom of the suggested sliding scale, offer whatever you can afford. Talk with Jae to explore what is possible. It is most important to us that you are able to be at the Workshops and to be at Outland for as long as you wish to stay. We will do what we can to make that possible.


Talk with Jae about physical accessibility needs. GuestHouses and Main House are wheelchair accessible. Movement on the land or between buildings requires walking or a vehicle which we can provide.  Construction sites are not wheelchair or walker friendly.


We try to keep all spaces as much as possible scent-free and ask you to use scent-free products.  Mi Casa and Honey House are also dander-free.  Cats recently lived in Bluebird and a cat does lives in the Hearth, our Main House.  There may be an occasional dog staying in cabins or campers away from Gathering Areas and Building Sites.  We will be using gas mixers for concrete and adobe.


Meals will as much as possible accommodate your food requirements.


Purchasing an Accessibility Golf Cart as well as some road repair is high on our priority list as soon as we can afford. We regret that It is not likely possible for the 2008 Workshop Season. Ah ha, smile, 2009 is another year….



What Your Workshops Include


 Instruction & Instruction Materials, Hands-on Building, Tool Kit…


Meals & Bed, Range of Activities, Access to Land & All Facilities, Library, Hottub…


Personal Growth, Skill Development, Fun, Connection, Creativity, Healing…



Price— Sliding Scale Donation


$220-$590/week for your 7-night/8-day stay and Workshops


$120-$290 for your 2-night/3-day weekend stay and Workshop Exploration



Core to all our Sliding Scales is always whatever you can afford.


Talk with Jae about making your stay affordable or about tax-deductible donations.



If you can offer more than the top of the sliding scale, it is most helpful to help make this amazing land and the Outlandish Adobe Workshops available to as many women as possible.

Please consider your assets, investments, employment or income potential, and other resources. Please note also that the low end of the sliding scale does not cover the cost of food, materials, tool kit, and other per-participant expenses.





 $220 per Workshop Week or $120 per Weekend Exploration


Check to Jae Haggard/ Workshop


Your deposit reserves your space.  Talk to Jae if this amount is a challenge.  We regret that there is a limited enrollment each week. 


If you cancel, your deposit is refundable if we are able to fill your spot-- minus a $75 fee. It may be possible to extend your stay for extra nights, sliding scale $35-85/ night. Let’s make this work for you!



You Can Indeed Help! – Donations or Loans


Outland can sure use whatever you are able to donate (tax-deductible) or loan for building materials, ongoing expenses, Projects and to subsidize participation by low income women.


Thanks to the new living spaces we are building during the Workshops, materials loans can be repaid from GuestHouse income.  Your $5000 loan covers basic building materials for a single cabin. We expect to repay all loans within 2 years.  Our intent is to build 4-6 cabins each year. Needless to say,  Jae would love to talk with you about options. Bg smile,

Whether you attend the Adobe Workshops or not, if you are in a position to make a tax-deductible donation, please consider offering what you can to help make it possible for us to sponsor these Events and for low income women to participate in these skill- and confidence-building Workshops.





Tax-deductible check to Woman, Earth & Spirit, Inc.  PO Box 130, Serafina NM  87569




This 2008 Outlandish Adobe Workshop Series


is a unique opportunity


to learn and practice,


have fun and play, explore,


 read and write, create and heal,


 unfold and expand


on a land that is remote & tranquil


in a nourishing & inspiring woman’s environment



We invite you to join us, to be part of the fun & inspiration


We Look Forward to Sharing this Incredible Land & Experience


With You!







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