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Nature Immersion-Unplug in the desert
Have you ever noticed that you feel better after being outside? Scientific studies are now showing that time in nature can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your sleep and creativity. In this guided experience, you will unplug from the stresses of daily life and enjoy spending time in the high desert foothills of Albuquerque. This is not a hard hike and not really a nature walk either. In fact, we may barely cover a mile and it will involve plenty of sitting. This is good for people of all physical abilities, who might be a little hesitant to explore the outdoors on their own or who want to unwind and slowdown. And don’t worry….this is not religiously based, you aren’t required to share any of your thoughts if you don’t want to and there will be no awkward drumming sessions! Instead, we’ll use the sweeping views of the mountains and valley to hone your quiet observation skills, give you some time to de-stress and perhaps you’ll trip over some emotional insights along the way. There will be several segments, each with a different focus, and we’ll end with a cup of coffee in the outdoors. The hope is that you will come away feeling a sense of well-being. **** Great for teams looking for a bonding experience and for a way to de-stress. Note: Pit toilets are at the parking lots, but not along the trails. Allow extra time to pay for parking and use the bathroom
Freestyle Weaving
1. We will take a look at my woven fabrics and get ideas for techniques you want to try. We also look for color combinations that appeal to you. 2. Next, you fill a basket with your yarn choices. Choose your color and texture palette! 3. We will learn to wind yarn onto bobbins, so you can begin your creation. 4. We always start simple and learn the basic steps of weaving. Shuttle, feet, beat! 5. As you get comfortable, we can start adding texture, colors, and design with different techniques. 6. When you near the end of your time, we will take your piece off the loom and finish the ends by knotting the warp. 7. You will walk out the door with your woven creation! Other things to note: I am flexible, write me if you have a special time or another request. We might be able to work something out. Eat or snack before you come, eating while weaving is difficult!
Pottery Class
Great for individuals, families, and groups of any size. Fun corporate team-building! Our pottery "experiences" are taught by local ceramic artists who volunteer their time, and 100% of net profits to charity. Paseo Pottery has joined the rank of a growing number of businesses embracing a radical form of conscious capitalism: cover costs, then donate rest to improve society. We start each pottery class by doling out drinks (we’ve got a variety of beverages to choose from, and you’re welcome to BYOB as well). Then we take students on a tour of our studio where over a dozen Santa Fe ceramic artists come to create. Paseo Pottery has been part of the local art scene for three decades. All of our classes are one-time, two-hour classes that prioritize the experience of touching, forming, and manipulating clay into expressions of art. The classes are experience-based, meaning that at the end of each session students recycle their work back into the clay mound. Students do not, however, walk away empty handed as they receive a $15 credit to chose a piece of pottery from the gallery, which is full of pottery handcrafted by local Santa Fe artists.
The Santa Fe Creative Scavenger Adventure
WHO is ready for something new in 2023? THE SCENE- the historic, colorful and gorgeous Santa Fe plaza area. THE HOST-Tara, a game show host in your pocket customizing & curating your game on a Whats App thread as you play & send photos, videos & audio files. THE HUNTERS- Open to a new and different type of game & scavenger hunt. Come with a big smile, ready for fun & a blank slate. WHAT IT IS- This creative and immersive is departure from traditional scavenger hunts & is designed to allow visitors to a new place to go deeper fast. The game allows opportunities to talk to locals about fun subjects, get creative with the environment and act as detectives on the hunt for art & interesting local stories. It is an chance to connect with your team mates in a lighthearted and fun way and allow yourselves to just play. The game is designed for all ages of people who enjoy exploring and being creative. The game also works whether its the 2 of you or up to 100 in your group. This game is a co-creation between you & your interactive host who is customizing and interacting as you play. WHY-Because its a beautiful and immersive way to explore a new place.
Magical Old Town, Past and Present
Our exploration of the Old Town Plaza will begin with coffee, tea and biscochitos on the balcony of our home, looking out over the original town square and historic San Felipe Church. We will overlook history as well, and gaze back from the Tiwa people on who’s land Old Town was built, to life on the plaza during the Spanish, Mexican and American colonial periods. Next we will undertake a walking tour of the plaza with a focus on the old adobe architecture and the stories associated with the buildings and smaller placitas that make up Old Town, using historical photos and visuals to support the information. This stroll will include secrets and lore unknown even to most Albuquerque residents, interaction with some of the "old timers" that live and work here, and pointers what to see and do and where to eat, tailored to the needs and interests of each group. Old Town is a valuable community resource and there are frequent impromptu happenings- quinceaneras, vintage car parades, etc. The tour will embrace these spontaneous events as they occur making the visit to Old Town even more vibrant and personal. Please contact for custom tour times. Se habla español. Other things to note As planned the tour involves one flight of stairs.

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Wine tasting from the source
Join me for a tour of Noisy Water Winery’s 5 acre property, venue, and working production facility at Enchanted Vine in Alto, just 15 min. from Midtown Ruidoso! Throughout this experience you will receive several tank samples, a barrel sample and get an exclusive look behind the scenes of an active winemaking facility and operation, maybe even a chance to chat with one of the winemakers (if they’ve got a few minutes to break away)! We’ll talk about about the history of Noisy Water and winemaking in New Mexico, and the wine of course will be flowing! If you are looking for a specific date that isn’t available please just send in a request and if we are able to accommodate we will!
A pottery experience at Hands on clay Studio
Working with clay is a fun experience. You’ll learn the basics pottery including use of tools , materials and stages of clay. The experience includes short demo on hand-building and how to use the pottery wheel. Participants can do a small hand building or throw on the wheel.
Stained Glass Class -Hidden Santa Fe Gem
How often do you get to dabble in an art form that began in the 600's AD? Our class invites participants into century's-old techniques to create glass suncatcher ornaments. You'll get to choose a design to create, select from dozens of types of art glass, then learn how to break, shape, and utilize techniques developed by Tiffany and others to bind the glass pieces together into a finished suncatcher ornament to bring home with you. (And yes, you can take it on a plane.) Absolute novices welcome!
Personal Sound Healing Session with Himalayan Singing Bowls
Before beginning the sound healing session, we will go through a guided meditation exercise laying down on your back. Following the guided meditation, I will begin the sound healing experience which will last about 45 minutes. You will remain on your back with your head towards the singing bowls. After completion, you will remain in shavasana for 5 minutes and will have the opportunity to share your experience and ask questions. The session will end by having a personal midfulness card pulled for you as a message to carry out your week.
Photography in one of America's Natural Wonders
Do you want to create beautiful memories of your trip to the Southwest? Join me as we journey to the beautiful White Sands Monument and take beautiful and unforgettable memories through photography. Learn about the beautiful sands as I take photos for you and your family to enjoy! We will end our experience with images you can use to remember your trip to the amazing Southwest!
Private Hot Air Balloon Rides & Mimosas
Welcome to Elevated New Mexico! Albuquerque is the hot air ballooning capital of the world and for good reasons! Our unique climate and location make the Albuquerque and Rio Grande River Valley the perfect year round destination for your bucket list balloon flight, romantic getaway or sightseeing tour. Your 2-3 hour experience starts at sunrise or a few hours before sunset from our carefully selected launch site. You will first meet our expert crew as we set up and inflate the balloon (participation is welcomed and encouraged) Then, when everything is set, it's all aboard! You will soar to new heights on an unforgettable journey floating the enchanting NM sky. Your private flight will last approximately 45min-1 hour and 15min, rest assured, the crew will be close behind to retrieve the balloon and return everyone to the launch site for champagne and snacks along with fascinating recounts of the origins and traditions surrounding hot air ballooning|! Enjoy a friendly, fun and enthusiastic group of great people that will leave you with an unforgettable experience, new found knowledge and maybe even a few new friends. Come join us for the ride of a lifetime that you will never forget!
Brewery and Distillery Tour
Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery Production space tour and tasting of our hand crafted beers, spirits and cocktails. Participants are given a tour of our production space where a guide will explain how we make our unique beers and spirits. From base ingredients to the brew house and fermenters to distillation, aging and packaging. After the tour, guests are treated to a flight of beers or spirits in our tasting room.
Nature Immersion-Unplug in the desert
Have you ever noticed that you feel better after being outside? Scientific studies are now showing that time in nature can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your sleep and creativity. In this guided experience, you will unplug from the stresses of daily life and enjoy spending time in the high desert foothills of Albuquerque. This is not a hard hike and not really a nature walk either. In fact, we may barely cover a mile and it will involve plenty of sitting. This is good for people of all physical abilities, who might be a little hesitant to explore the outdoors on their own or who want to unwind and slowdown. And don’t worry….this is not religiously based, you aren’t required to share any of your thoughts if you don’t want to and there will be no awkward drumming sessions! Instead, we’ll use the sweeping views of the mountains and valley to hone your quiet observation skills, give you some time to de-stress and perhaps you’ll trip over some emotional insights along the way. There will be several segments, each with a different focus, and we’ll end with a cup of coffee in the outdoors. The hope is that you will come away feeling a sense of well-being. **** Great for teams looking for a bonding experience and for a way to de-stress. Note: Pit toilets are at the parking lots, but not along the trails. Allow extra time to pay for parking and use the bathroom
Freestyle Weaving
1. We will take a look at my woven fabrics and get ideas for techniques you want to try. We also look for color combinations that appeal to you. 2. Next, you fill a basket with your yarn choices. Choose your color and texture palette! 3. We will learn to wind yarn onto bobbins, so you can begin your creation. 4. We always start simple and learn the basic steps of weaving. Shuttle, feet, beat! 5. As you get comfortable, we can start adding texture, colors, and design with different techniques. 6. When you near the end of your time, we will take your piece off the loom and finish the ends by knotting the warp. 7. You will walk out the door with your woven creation! Other things to note: I am flexible, write me if you have a special time or another request. We might be able to work something out. Eat or snack before you come, eating while weaving is difficult!
Enchantment Farm-Table Food/Wine Experience with a sommelier
We will tour a vineyard with magnificent views and petroglyphs. We will discuss the menu ingredients and taste local libations to pair with our meal. Your host is a credentialed sommelier! Our conversation will be laced with many wine tips. We will visit a local farm or two to gather any ingredients that we cannot harvest on site. These farms are not open to the public. We will prepare a meal together from locally sourced ingredients in my outdoor kitchen. We will share our meal together Al fresco. Other things to note: If you are a solo traveler (I solo travel too!) and the minimum participants do not book…I will offer other booking dates or request that you cancel. This experience requires considerable time and expense on my part. It is so worth the adventure together though. Guests must be 21 years of age to participate.
Pottery Class
Great for individuals, families, and groups of any size. Fun corporate team-building! Our pottery "experiences" are taught by local ceramic artists who volunteer their time, and 100% of net profits to charity. Paseo Pottery has joined the rank of a growing number of businesses embracing a radical form of conscious capitalism: cover costs, then donate rest to improve society. We start each pottery class by doling out drinks (we’ve got a variety of beverages to choose from, and you’re welcome to BYOB as well). Then we take students on a tour of our studio where over a dozen Santa Fe ceramic artists come to create. Paseo Pottery has been part of the local art scene for three decades. All of our classes are one-time, two-hour classes that prioritize the experience of touching, forming, and manipulating clay into expressions of art. The classes are experience-based, meaning that at the end of each session students recycle their work back into the clay mound. Students do not, however, walk away empty handed as they receive a $15 credit to chose a piece of pottery from the gallery, which is full of pottery handcrafted by local Santa Fe artists.
The Santa Fe Creative Scavenger Adventure
WHO is ready for something new in 2023? THE SCENE- the historic, colorful and gorgeous Santa Fe plaza area. THE HOST-Tara, a game show host in your pocket customizing & curating your game on a Whats App thread as you play & send photos, videos & audio files. THE HUNTERS- Open to a new and different type of game & scavenger hunt. Come with a big smile, ready for fun & a blank slate. WHAT IT IS- This creative and immersive is departure from traditional scavenger hunts & is designed to allow visitors to a new place to go deeper fast. The game allows opportunities to talk to locals about fun subjects, get creative with the environment and act as detectives on the hunt for art & interesting local stories. It is an chance to connect with your team mates in a lighthearted and fun way and allow yourselves to just play. The game is designed for all ages of people who enjoy exploring and being creative. The game also works whether its the 2 of you or up to 100 in your group. This game is a co-creation between you & your interactive host who is customizing and interacting as you play. WHY-Because its a beautiful and immersive way to explore a new place.
Santa Fe Creative Painting Experience Artful Soul Santa Fe
You'll come to a boutique art making space in downtown Santa Fe where all your materials are provided and you can jump right in to creativity with a guided art project. The studio is fully equipped with brushes, paint, easels, canvas, tables, lights, music and fun! Guests will create a 11 x 14 acrylic painting. We will start by picking a subject from our popular themes (Day of the Dead, Frida Kahlo portraits, O’Keeffe landscapes & Wildlife of the Southwest). I will lead a step by step demonstration. All guests will paint the same subject and be assisted through each step of the process with one-on-one help. Guests leave with their own painting to hang at home, a souvenir of a special immersive art-experience in Santa Fe! Please note, you may be the only party signed up for this experience or you may be joining others. If you'd like to know how many people to expect at your experience, please call. The number is listed on our website which you can find by looking for Artful Soul Creative Experiences Santa Fe.
Vineyard tasting and tapas with a certified sommelier
We will meet at a local vineyard and tour the vineyard grounds where there are ancient petroglyphs as well. Your host, a credentialed sommelier and culinarian, will guide a tasting of six wines with tapas from locally sourced ingredients. Wine tips will be shared throughout the experience.
Santa Fe Haunted Spirits Tour
The Best Cocktail and Ghost Stories Tour Ever. Sample great drinks served with incredible stories of Santa Fe's dark side as you walk through downtown Santa Fe. Lots of history and photo moments fills in the voids of ghost stories, which are chilling and rooted in reality, real people or actual events. Tour guide is great for offering other great suggestions from dinner, day trips, in and outs of things to do in Santa Fe or the surrounding area, with a smile.