Join Glenn Mitchell and Theresa Shay as Oasis Returns to the Southwest!

July 29, 2018 - August 4, 2018

Join Glenn Mitchell and Theresa Shay as Oasis returns to Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, July 29-August 4, 2018. Our space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
Ten years ago Oasis offered its first retreat at Ghost Ranch led by Sanford Alwine and Glenn Mitchell. Glenn has led three additional retreats in the years since. This year Glenn’s wife Theresa joins him in providing leadership for the retreat. Theresa is Director of TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania and will be leading the group in gentle yoga and breath meditation. Group time will also include centering prayer, a regular rhythm of silence and sharing, and lots of opportunity for hiking and time in solitude and community in the unique high desert environment of Ghost Ranch. Our group will be housed on the main campus and will gather for our meetings in the courtyard of the lovely Agape Center.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s visit in 1968 to Ghost Ranch and to the Christ in the Desert Monastery, a Benedictine desert community along the Chama River, about 15 miles from Ghost Ranch. Merton was deeply moved by the monastery and the way its chapel fit the canyon landscape. We will mark this anniversary with our own visit to Christ in the Desert, where we will join the brothers as they chant one of the hours of the day.
On another day there will be opportunity to participate in a tour of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in nearby Abiquiu or take a tour of the area around Ghost Ranch which inspired so many of her paintings and where she spent her summers.
Other options include a trip to Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States, and alongside the pueblo a renown art community that first drew Georgia O’Keeffe to the southwest.
Most of the retreat will be spent right at Ghost Ranch with its dramatic vistas and abundant possibilities for connecting with Creator Spirit, with creation and with the rich community that always forms on these retreats. Both the inner and the outer landscape will beckon those coming together for this week apart. 

  Retreat Includes:​​​​

 Your Leaders:

Transportation to and from the Albuquerque Airport to Ghost Ranch

Lodging accommodations for six nights double occupancy

All meals 

Excursions Include: Visit to Christ in the Desert Monastery, Georgia O’Keeffe home or van tour, and Taos Pueblo

Leadership of Glenn Mitchell and Theresa Shay

Glenn Mitchell, M.Div., is Director of Oasis Ministries and has been a lead teacher with Oasis since 1996. He was trained in spiritual guidance by the Shalem Institute and Oasis Ministries and has a practice of spiritual direction based in State College, Pennsylvania. Glenn has two adult children and is married to Theresa Shay. He loves all things contemplative and in his spare time enjoys watching birds, restoring their 1800's log home, and making things from wood.   
Theresa is the Founding Director of TriYoga of Central Pennsylvania and a senior-level TriYoga® teacher who introduced the practice to Central Pennsylvania in 2000. She has taught yoga since 1996 in the U.S., India and Venezuela and has studied closely with TriYoga founder Kali Ray for over 20 years. Formally trained with a Master's degree in Education, she works directly with students and trains others to teach TriYoga. Her passion for TriYoga and loving presence invite others into an awareness that brings a fuller flow to life.

Retreat Details​​

Ghost Ranch is an education and retreat center of the Presbyterian Church with 21,000 acres of scenic high desert, located 130 miles north of Albuquerque and 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe outside of the community of Abiquiu.
Arrival: Sunday, July 29, to Albuquerque Airport (ABQ) by 2:00 p.m.                
Departure: Saturday, August 4, from Albuquerque Airport (ABQ),                      noon or later.

Optional Arrival/Departure Point: Pick-up or drop-off may be arranged in Santa Fe, NM, as group travels to/from Ghost Ranch.
$1800 Double occupancy
$2265 Single occupancy (limited availability)

*Price does not include airfare, ground transportation if traveling outside of the group's schedule, personal snacks/beverages, and travel insurance.
Registration Details
June 1, 2018, full payment due. Space is limited, register early!
$600 ($250 of which will not be refunded) secures your spot.
Late Registration:
Contact the office to inquire about availability. Extra fees may be added to accommodate late registrations.
​​ In order to reserve your spot on the 2018 Ghost Ranch Pilgrimage, please complete the registration form (one for each person registering) along with a deposit of $600 ($250 of which is non-refundable).​​
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Print out the registration form (.pdf below) and mail along with your deposit to:
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To contact us via email:
[email protected]
Please follow the link below to complete the registration form online. Then visit our store to pay the deposit. 
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419 Deerfield Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

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Trip Contact Information:
Glenn Mitchell ([email protected])
or the Oasis Ministries office at  (717) 737-8222   ​​