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on January 2, 2014 at 10:11:14 am
Office 575-421-2533 
Note area code change. I cannot change at website. Sorry.


Jae and Guest Houses 575-421-5688
Jae's cell 480-745-6608


Our www.NMWomensRetreat.org website is old but information mostly accurate. Karin is no longer available for consultation or treatments.


Working on 2014 Schedule now. Probably July and August, 2014.
Lots of info here to give you the flavor and future possibilities. Smile.


JaeHaggard@gmail.com  ~  575-421-2533



Programs to Benefit & Expand Possibilities for Women

also sponsored by Estrogeneration, Inc


 Woman, Earth & Spirit, Inc

   Our 501-c-3 Nonprofit Corporation    



Hi and Welcome!  

Dates for our 2014 Outlandish Gathering are tentatively July and August. ~ plus come early and stay late. Smiles


Due to my health we will probably not offer Workshops as such next year. We will host our annual Outlandish Gathering in summer. Women come for days or weeks, contributing as generously as your resources allow. We are a tiny nonprofit and depend on your contributions to meet land and Gathering expenses. Yet, it is most important to us that you are able to be here as often and long as you like, so just offer what you can.

It is an incredible experience as we focus on building community together as we also do a range of building and other land projects that I (Jae) can no longer do myself. In 2014 we plan to complete a large addition to one of our adobe Guest Houses -- some interior sheathing, tiles, counters and cabinets, rock work and lots of adobe plaster. Is there anything more majik than adobe, ahhhh.


We will also replace windows and plaster one of our 20x60 woman-built guest houses, Honey House. Yep, more adobe.... And perhaps add a post and beam ramada.

Other activities usually include reiki, hikes, singing, dancing, yoga, qui dong, and more. All determined by who is here and what everyone wants to offer/do. We share wonderful meals and arrange our schedule so there is ample time for ourSelves as well as connecting with others and for the Gathering projects.

Women come early or stay on longer to help with prep and seasonal closure. Primary weeks of the actual Gathering will probably be July and August. Come for a long weekend or weeks. Cost is by donation-- please contribute as generously as your resources allow for your sleeping space, meals and activities. Suggested contribution per week is sliding scale $210-420. Do not let money prevent your participation. Smile.

Living spaces will depend on the number of women registered. We will have  private Studios plus large shared Studios. We can accommodate 10-15 women.

We would love to share this incredible land and experience with you. Contact me at JaeHaggard@gmail.com.   www.NMWomensRetreat.org. and www.WomanEarthandSpirit.org

Looking forward to further connections,


     Even tho the Outlandish Gathering is not a Workshop as such, it does include a similar opportunity (as described below) to learn and practice a range of construction techniques and principles. Plus, to work cooperatively with other women in a fun nourishing environment.

     We focus on both construction and community. An incredibly wonderful experience. July and August 2014. 45 miles on I-25 from Santa Fe, nearer Las Vegas, NM. Even though about Workshops, information below gives you a good sense of your Gathering experience.


Women Build Our Own Houses

Adobe, Frame and Post & Beam


Our Workshops are a total experience. We focus on Learning, Expansion, Inspiration, Connection and Fun. Instruction, hands-on building, other great women, marvelous meals, play and so much more.

We are working with adobe, post and beam as well as frame construction so you can experience a range of building options. We include the spectrum of constructions steps: site selection and preparation, foundation, floor, walls, doors and windows, electric and water, and roof.


Your specific building experiences depend on where we are on our Projects when you are here. Our schedule also addresses your needs. We want to focus on what is important to you and to do all we do in ways fitting to your physical abilities.



Specific Projects

o    Post & Beam Shed. Siting and setting posts, building roof and floor, walls and sheathing

o  Addition to Bluebird. Continuing a large frame addition to one of our round adobe casitas— interior and exterior sheathing, insulation, wiring, doors and windows, floor, adobe plaster

    o    Roofs and deck on WindSong, the poured/puddled adobe cabin we built during previous Workshops. Add room, sun roofs, finishing details, adobe plaster



Participants come from all over the US and Canada. We range in age from 30ies to 70ies. We are able bodied and have a range of disabilities. In these workshops we experience that everyone can build, truly.

During instruction and extensive hands-on building, we focus on basic construction principles and values, tool use, safety and cooperation. We build in ways women would choose to make the work easy on our bodies. There will be time for your specific questions. All this practical experience is helpful to imagine our own structures, the house that will nourish us and meet our needs.



Yet, I think the most important gift of these Workshops is expanding ourSelves, on many levels.

When we have self-confidence and confidence in Self, we can envision and probably do anything.

To nourish this full Self, we not only focus on construction, but we also provide ample opportunity for Connection— with Self, Earth, others and Spirit. In Connection we move beyond simple belief into Trust. We get Big, Expand. We Listen. We create and Heal.

This Connection, glimpsing and understanding what is possible, is the true heart of our Workshops. Part of our Exploration is gaining a fuller clarity about what our needs and desires really are. A fuller understanding of why we are in this life, what our role is to make a difference in the world in this cycle of our lives. What I call our LifeWork.

Our homes, like our lives, reflect our Understanding and our values.

It is the blend of experience that makes these Workshops so unique and life-changing.



Our daily rhythm reflects your needs as Participants. In general the first Friday is a check-in and hang out day. Our opening circle and first building day is Saturday with workshop building days Sunday and Monday and then again Wednesday into the last Friday closing circle--. 5 instruction and hands-on days. Expect about a 6-7 hour actual building day which includes morning check-in, questions and construction tips, breaks and a picnic lunch. Food is always available at the site.

Again, timing and tasks are adjusted to your physical ability level and how you want the experience to unfold.

Together we prepare our meals and decide on other activities. Back to that philosophy of a nourishing blend of learning, working together, preparing meals, play and plenty of opportunity to connect with Others, Self, Earth and Spirit. Smile. We prepare our own breakfasts.

For our meals there are always vegan and vegetarian options and we occasionally include beef or fowl. We do all we can to address your specific dietary needs. As much as possible, all food is organic. We avoid alcohol.

We share rooms or stay in tents or lofts. Additional sleeping is available in the Gathering Areas of the Main House. Private Studios that sleep 1-2 are available for an extra donation (say, $25 per night).

Please do not bring animal companions, scented products, weapons, alcohol or illegal drugs.

Our focus is caring interaction and connection.


Healing & Creativity

It is my sense that Connection is at the core of Healing and Wholeness. Here at Outland we practice appreciating and celebrating ourselves and each other. This is more than acceptance, it is cherishing.

We are Whole, intrinsically. Sometimes we forget or are out of harmony. We find that often our sense of Wholeness is a byproduct of Connection-- whether with Self, others, Earth or Spirit. As is creative expression.

We can focus on our self-healing, utilize a wide range of healing books and audio/visual materials, or work with each other.

You may also choose to work with Healers if any are present during your stay. To assist you with your Healing Journey. Contribution usually appreciated.


Workshop Contribution

Your contribution covers all instruction and materials, workshop sessions, food, lodging, activities and access to our facilities and incredible land.

We are a tiny nonprofit and depend on Guest House and Workshop income to support this wondrous land and to make it possible for more women to be here. Yet, it is most important to us that you are able to be here, so we ask that you simply contribute as generously as your resources allow. Additional donations are tax-deductible through Woman, Earth and Spirit, Inc.

We hope you can come for days or weeks.

In general, figure contribution as about $280-$560 per week. $75 per night, more or less. Add about $150-200 per week for a private Studio. There are no additional fees or taxes. If you can afford more, it's ever so helpful. If this is too much, don't let money prevent your coming. Talk with me and contribute what you are able.

A reservation deposit of $200 or more is greatly helpful. Check to Outland or credit card through your Paypal account (quite easy to set up) to JaeHaggard@gmail.com (may show as Nelson Nook).

When you know your ideal dates, we’ll try to coordinate with everyone coming to transport you to and from the land. We are just over an hour from Santa Fe off I-25 on the way to Las Vegas, NM. A contribution towards gas will be appreciated.


Lesbians Build Community

As We Build & Rebuild Outland Gathering

Friday July 13 - Sunday August 6, 2012 (approx)


We are hosting our annual Gathering of Lesbians and other women. During this time we prioritize experiences to Connect and tasks to help Outland. Our task days are somewhat shorter and along with the building projects outlined above, we do a range of tasks the land and buildings so very much need. There is no formal planned instruction and no workshop charges.

Several wimmin familiar to Maize readers have already confirmed their participation.

Come for as short or long as your schedule allows. We will try to coordinate transport to and from the land to minimize trips. Gas donation helpful.

For this time when you are volunteering to help with Land tasks, we ask that you simply contribute what you are able to help cover our expenses-- some wimmin can contribute little financially, others contribute around $20 per night, and some donate several hundred dollars per week. Whatever you can offer is most helpful.





I really hope you’ll be able to join us for as long as your schedule allows. If you have any questions or want to chat, do call. Again, do not let money prevent your participation. If you are in a position to make a donation, Woman, Earth and Spirit, Inc is our tax-deductible 501-c-3.



All our sessions

provide a unique opportunity

participants  find

life-changing, transforming and inspiring.


I look forward to sharing

this land and experience with you.


Looking forward to further Connections!      



I do invite you to visit us


at our marvelous 1000-acre New Mexico


high desert wildlife refuge


to regenerate, create and heal.




Savor the tranquility

of our beautiful woman-built adobe Guest Houses.


I'd really would love to share this incredible land with you!

~ smiles, Jae ~




Mi Casa, woman-built adobe Guest House



Mark your calendars to reserve your perfect week(s).



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