Dance Retreat, Carson NM August 15-22th, 2020


SOLD OUT! Please contact for waitlist (spots often open up)

Mira has chosen carefully a unique and special spot to host her 11th annual retreat, the high mountain desert landscape outside of Taos, in northern New Mexico. For centuries artists of all walks of life have drawn deep inspiration from this area, the Land of Enchantment. A landscape infamous for its influence on one’s spirit, a sky that brings expanse into one’s body, and a rugged charm that promotes artistic endeavor.
sangre de cristo mountains

In this intensive, Mira will take dancers on a journey of the body and mind. Each year the curriculum changes drawing on her innovative games, creative exercises, and strong clean technique. Utilizing the expansive landscape, an attitude of play and the unique substance that each dancer brings Mira weaves a syllabus honoring such themes as the nature of artistry in dance, expressive possibility and how we can use our dance practice to enhance our humanity.

The intensive will take advantage of the breathtaking surroundings to retreat from life into the dance, into yourself, providing an avenue to deepen your understanding of how you function in your body, in your creativity, and how this informs your dance, costuming and music choices.

~ Focus and expand your practice habits
~ Explore your artistic boundaries
~ Exercises for creative inspiration
~ Hours of dance instruction each day
~ Integration techniques and writing exercises

This intensive is designed to foster great focus and personal reflection. There will be homework given, and plenty of fun evening activities such as art project, lip-sync parties, stitch n’ bitch sessions, soaking in natural healing hot springs or quiet solitude. Dance technique classes every morning in a beautiful studio with sprung wood floors and mirrors.

Typical schedule (subject to change)VV studio

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 – 1:00 Morning Technique session
1:00 – 3:30 Lunch and afternoon siesta
3:30 – 6:30 Afternoon session
6:30 – 8:00 Dinner
8:00 – Evening activities (optional)

20 spots only!

Come find inspiration in the beauty of New Mexico, focus on yourself, choose dance.

*These seminars are suitable for all levels and indispensable to the Intermediate and Advanced dancer

Rates and Accommodations

The registration rates include:

  • Full Accommodation for 8 days (7 nights)
  • three healthy delicious meals a day (catering to dietary restrictions)
  • over 35 hours of personalized dance instruction
  • ground transportation to/from ABQ Albuquerque International Airport to the event space

***no refunds unless the event is canceled, please book carefully! ***

I am THE Queen

Queen bed, Solo accommodations. (limited availability)

Sold out

WE are Royalty

Share a Queen bed with a friend, Private accommodations. (limited availability)

Sold out

Slumber Party

Shared King bed or your own Twin bed in shared room (occupancy 2-4, shared bath)

Sold out

I’m Chill

Twin bed, no electricity. Shared bathroom in close by building. (occupancy 1-2, can request as solo)

sold out

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Not included in the rates above:

Airfare, day-off excursions, and bar.

Additional info:

** Weather in New Mexico in August can typically be (in Fahrenheit): Lows 54.6 Highs 86.2 – Average Temp 70.5

** All rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. Limited availability on the royalty options! 

** If you register at shared room occupancy rates and are attending the retreat by yourself, you will be assigned roommates, if you have a roommate request we will do our best to put you together please have both parties make a note in both your registrations.

strawbale casitaBOOK Your Travel

Participants will fly in and out of Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ). It is a 2.5-hour drive from the airport to the retreat center.  Shuttles to the retreat center will leave ABQ twice on Aug 15th, the last one leaving at 3pm. If you plan to drive in please let us know if you are willing to pick people up!


For those traveling from afar, we often recommend flying the day before/after and sharing a hotel room with others, this can potentially save you a lot of money in better airfares and allow you to arrive rested and on-time.

ojo dayExcursions & Our Day Off Options

Check this place out! It’s only 25 min away:

Visit the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Local Micro Breweries, River exploring, Hiking, the city of Taos and/or Santa Fe, art galleries, Earthships, ancient cliff dwellings, and the infamous MeowWolf…So many more!

Trust me, get excited, I am!


2020 registration opens 9/15/19  at 9:00am PST  (often selling out in an hour)

1)Send $100 deposit to hold your spot for a payment plan*
Send full tuition
2)Confirm registration by sending an email to

*If you prefer a payment plan, please PayPal $100 as a non-refundable deposit to: to hold your space.
In the “Notes” section please include your full name, preferred contact email for all retreat related information, and a note that it is for the 2020 NM Retreat.
Then contact Mira to establish or confirm your Payment Plan. We recommend 10 even installments sent by the 1st of each month, final payment due July 1st. Please note that the payment plan option is an extra $100. The deposit holds the spot and then the FULL tuition is split.

To avoid the convenience fee you can hold your spot with a $100 deposit and then submit the remaining tuition within 14 days.


Payment by check or money order: email to hold your spot and to get the address for mailing.
Payment by PayPal: send payment to
Payment Plan: A Non-Refundable Deposit of $100 holds your spot, and then full tuition above is divided for the plan.  PLEASE CONTACT MIRA TO ARRANGE A PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU.


Should something come up- because life happens!- note that your spot is non-refundable but totally transferable. We will do our best to help you sell your spot, definitely contact us about the waitlist, but ultimately it is your responsibility to sell your spot.

Please notify us if a transfer occurs to keep our roster updated!

***no refunds unless the event is canceled, book carefully! ***