New Mexico Animal and Interspecies
Communication Retreat

with Nancy Windheart

June 25 – 29, 2020

November 12-16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates of this retreat have been rescheduled.

Synergia Ranch

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Animal Communication Retreat

with Nancy Windheart

November 12-15, 2020

Live Online Retreat

Discover and strengthen your inborn, natural ability to communicate directly with animals and all life through the universal language of telepathy.

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In this retreat, I’ll share proven tools, practices, and activities that will help you to discover your own natural ability to communicate with animals and all life.

 

In this retreat, you will:

  • Learn reliable, proven tools for interspecies communication that you can continue to practice and use in your daily life
  • Develop your ability to experience direct connection and communication with animals and all life
  • Develop an understanding of your own individual process for sending and receiving telepathic communication
  • Understand and feel the difference between direct two-way telepathic communication and human mental processes and thinking
  • Gain a wider appreciation and awareness of the consciousness, intelligence, and wisdom that is available in and within all of the cosmos

In this first-ever live online weekend retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to take a deep-dive into animal and interspecies communication with live teaching and guidance.

This retreat is open people who are new to animal communication, as well as to people who have had prior experience or training.

 

I have taught this program in online and in-person formats for over a decade, and I will share with you the most important and effective tools and practices that I know for connecting reliably, clearly, and accurately with animals and all life.

 

Preparation:

  1. An openness and willingness to explore and discover your innate ability to communicate telepathically with animals.
  2. Introduction to Animal Communication Class  (free)

Recommended:

Read Penelope Smith’s book Animal Talk.

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Relationships with animals and other-than-human beings are some of the most important relationships in our lives. At this time on our planet, it’s more important than ever that we learn to listen to and learn from the perspective and wisdom of all species who share this world with us.

Retreat Program

This retreat will consist of live, real time sessions (held on Zoom), as well as additional materials and discussion held on the private Ruzuku platform.

In this retreat, you will have an opportunity to learn new ways of being, listening, and understanding. You’ll be encouraged to “unplug” from your normal life as much as possible over the course of the three days that we’ll spend together, in order to reset your habitual human ways of thinking, being, and doing, and open to the depth of connection that is possible in the “other than human” worlds.

You’ll experience new ways of listening through practices of silence, guided exercises and meditations, and other practices designed to help you to open your internal intuitive and telepathic senses and rediscover your natural, inborn ways of knowing, receiving, and sharing communication with animals and all life.

We’ll come together to practice and explore in a like-minded community of animal and nature lovers, with an emphasis on mutual support, learning, and growth.

Retreat Schedule

(All times are in Mountain US Time; Click here to check times in your time zone.)

Thursday, November 12:

Welcome, Introduction, Orientation

These materials will be posted online and available for you to review in your own time on Thursday, Nov. 12.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 13, 14, 15:

Communication with Animals: Tools, Practices, Discoveries

Morning Program: 10 AM-12 PM

Afternoon Program: 2-4 PM

There will also be practices for you to engage with during the breaks and times between sessions.

More specific guidelines and suggestions for preparation will be provided in advance of the retreat.

Retreat Guidelines

1. All participants are expected to attend all retreat sessions. Sessions are live and experiential, and the practices build sequentially throughout the retreat. Our retreat container, and your retreat experience, depends on your attendance and participation in each session.

2. Participants are encouraged to create a clear home retreat container over our weekend together. As much as possible, minimize or eliminate distractions, obligations, and other activities so that you may participate fully in the retreat. Ideally, you’ll have a lot of time and space for quiet, contemplation, meditative practices, journaling. In addition, you’ll want to have plenty of nourishing, healthy food available, and time for plenty of sleep.

3. Participants will be asked to abstain from mood-altering substances during the weekend of the retreat.

More specific guidelines and suggestions for preparation will be provided in advance of the retreat.

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About the Retreat Center

The retreat will be held at Synergia Ranch, a beautiful facility with eco-friendly accommodations, organic orchards, and a sustainable ethic that is in alignment with our intention for this retreat.

Meals: Our meals will be vegetarian, with vegan and gluten free options, using local and organic ingredients as much as possible.

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Retreat Content and Schedule

In this retreat, you will have an opportunity to “unplug” from your normal life and learn new ways of being, listening, and understanding.

We’ll experience new ways of listening through practices of silence, guided exercises and meditations, time to connect with animals and the land, connecting in sacred circle on the land through ceremony, and other practices designed to help you to open your internal intuitive and telepathic senses and listen and hear in new ways.

We will practice with animals both in person and at a distance, and have time for questions, feedback and guidance.

We’ll come together to practice and explore in a like-minded community of animal and nature lovers, with an emphasis on mutual support, learning, and growth.

Come prepared to open into new ways of being and perceiving, on the land and beautiful, nurturing energy of Synergia Ranch.

The retreat begins on Thursday evening, November 12, at 6 pm with dinner, and ends Monday morning, November 16, after breakfast.

Daily Schedule (subject to modification):

8:00am: Breakfast (silent)*

9:30-12:45pm: Morning Program

1:00pm: Lunch

Afternoon Break

3:30-5:45pm: Afternoon Program

6:00pm: Dinner

Evening: Optional programs, quiet time

*As part of our practice of opening to new ways of listening, we will be practicing silence in this retreat from the end of the evening activities through the morning program (after breakfast.) Please come prepared to unplug and practice silence during these times.*

 

Retreat Fee and Registration

Complete your registration below with 2 payment options.

Retreat enrollment is limited; register early to reserve your place.

The 2nd payment must be paid by November 7, 2020.

Scholarship Opportunity

There are a limited number of need-based scholarships available for this retreat. The scholarship retreat fee is $249, and is available by application for:

  • people in marginalized, oppressed, and economically disadvantaged communities
  • people whose finances have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • managers and directors of registered 501(c)3 nonprofit (or the equivalent in countries other than the US) animal rescue and sanctuary organizations.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the application here.

Retreat Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event, for any reason, you cannot attend the retreat after you have registered, the following policies will apply.

Transferring Your Registration to a Third Party:
In the event that you cannot attend the retreat, but know of someone who can take your place, you can transfer the full amount of your fees paid to the 3rd party without penalty, on condition that we are notified promptly by both parties of this transaction.

Consider Donating Your Registration
There are people who would like to attend, but it is not financially feasible for them this year. If you are willing and able to donate your registration in the event that you cannot attend, they would be grateful for your generosity!

If You Cancel Before October 1, 2020:
The balance of your fees paid will be refunded to you after a cancellation fee of $50.00 for administrative costs.

All retreat fees are NON-REFUNDABLE for cancellations after October 1, 2020.

Cancellation and refund or transfer/donation requests must be received in writing via email.

Retreat Fee:

Option 1:   $1395 – Shared room with shared/community bath*
Option 2:   $1495 – Single room with shared/community bath*
Option 3:   $1495 – Shared Room, 1 queen bed, private bath (best for couples)
Option 4:   $1595 – Single Room, private bath
Option 5:   $1145 – Commuter (includes lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
*Shared/Community bathrooms and showers: These are a short walk (outside) from the rooms.
*A portion of the retreat fees will be donated to local (northern New Mexico) animal sanctuaries.

What Is Included?

Lodging, Program, Materials, Meals (Thursday dinner through Monday breakfast)

What Is Not Included?

Travel to Synergia, gratuities for kitchen staff, personal special food items (refrigerator is available)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Your $350.00 (USD) deposit is non-refundable. For cancellations before August 12, 2020, any fees paid will be refunded, less the deposit. Any cancellations after August 12th (90 days before the retreat) will not be refunded; however, you are welcome to sell or give away your spot upon approval by Nancy.

The full retreat fee is due by October 1, 2020.

Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing.

I strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. If I must cancel the retreat, you will receive a full refund.

To Register For This Retreat:

Step 1: Fill out the Registration Form HERE

Step 2: Pay your $350.00 non-refundable deposit below

Deposit: A $350 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place in this retreat.
This is a small, intimate retreat with limited spaces available; Early registration is strongly suggested.

Full Payment Options:

$350 non-refundable deposit now + balance auto-debited on October 1, 2020.

Option 1 – Full Payment:
Shared room with
shared/community bath

$1395.00/person

Option 2 – Full Payment:
Single room with
shared/community bath

$1495.00/person

Option 3 – Full Payment:
Shared Room, 1 queen bed, private bath
(best for couples)

$1495.00/person

Option 4 – Full Payment:
Single Room, private
bath

$1595.00/person

Option 5 – Full Payment:
Commuter (includes lunches Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

$1145.00/person

Payment Plan Options:

$350 non-refundable deposit now + 3 monthly payments auto-debited on August 3rd, September 1st, and October 1st.

Option 1 – Payment Plan:
Shared room with
shared/community bath

$1495.00/person
($350 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $381.70)

Option 2 – Payment Plan:
Single room with
shared/community bath

$1595.00/person
($350 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $415)

Option 3 – Payment Plan:
Shared Room, 1 queen bed, private bath
(best for couples)

$1595.00/person
($350 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $415)

Option 4 – Payment Plan:
Single Room, private
bath

$1695.00/person
($350 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $448.33)

Option 5 – Payment Plan:
Commuter (includes lunches Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

$1245.00/person
($350 deposit + 3 monthly payments of $298.33)

Terms and Conditions:

If you registered under the payment plan, by submitting payment for the non-refundable deposit, you agree the monthly payments will automatically deduct starting August 3rd. The last monthly payment will be auto-debited on October 1, 2020.

If you registered under the full payment, by submitting payment for the non-refundable deposit, you agree the balance amount will be automatically deducted on October 1, 2020.

What People Have Shared About Retreats with Nancy Windheart

Nancy is gifted in holding space, creating a supportive environment for exploration, and encouraging the group to play as well as acknowledge the deep work being done. I appreciate the experiential orientation of the class. – Eleni, CA

I loved the meditations, and the simple, easy way you helped everyone to understand. Thank you for the reminder that I always have and always will communicate with animals and this does not make me strange, it makes me AWESOME! – Sheryl, NV

The exercises were varied and helpful, and very tangible and specific…I have tools to practice, and new insights about the entire process. – Tobey, AZ

Because of this experience, my confidence was increased and I was able to let go of some of my own fears, especially in communicating about things that used to cause me to shut down. I know without a doubt that I can master this with practice, practice, practice.” – Denise, CO

I feel comfort and confidence in my growing ability to communicate with the animals. Jennifer, AZ

About Your Retreat Guide

nancy-windheart-animal-communicator-interspecies-communication-teacherNancy Windheart is an internationally recognized animal communicator and interspecies communication teacher. She teaches courses and training programs in interspecies communication for both lay people and those who wish to practice professionally, and provides animal communication consultations, intuitive and energy healing sessions, and professional mentoring for clients worldwide. She is also a Reiki Master-Teacher and a certified Yoga teacher.

Nancy’s interspecies communication students have included scientists, trainers, groomers, behaviorists, animal rescue volunteers and professionals, veterinarians and veterinary technicians, Reiki and animal Reiki practitioners, pet sitters, and many animal lovers from all walks of life. Certified graduates of her Animal Communication Professional Practitioner Training Program have gone on to work professionally in the field of animal and interspecies communication.

Nancy’s work has been featured in television, radio, magazine, and online media, and she has written for many digital and print publications. She is a contributor to the book from Sounds True, The Karma of Cats: Spiritual Wisdom From Our Feline Friends.

Nancy’s life’s work is to create deeper harmony between species and on our planet through interspecies communion, connection, and communication, and to facilitate physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing and growth for both people and animals through her services, classes, workshops, and retreats. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her animal family of dogs, cats, and chickens.

Frequently Asked Questions

May I bring my animal companion to this retreat?

If you are staying at Synergia Ranch: No, animal companions are not permitted in the rooms.

If you are commuting: Contact us. We will have some guest animal teachers for the retreat who will be with us for some sessions.

How do I get to Synergia Ranch?

AIR TRAVEL: The nearest airports are in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

From Albuquerque Airport (ABQ):

Option 1: Take the airport shuttle to the commuter train (RailRunner) to the Santa Fe County/NM 599 stop (see schedule here), then take an Uber to Synergia Ranch.

Option 2: Shuttle service to/from Albuquerque airport is provided by Groome Transportation, formerly Sandia Shuttle. (Groome Transportation). Take the shuttle to Rail Runner: SF County-NM 599 @ I-25. Shuttles depart hourly at 45 minutes past the hour. From the train station, take an Uber to Synergia Ranch.

Option 3: Take an Uber directly from the airport to Synergia Ranch.

From Santa Fe Airport (SAF): There is no shuttle service to/from the Santa Fe airport, so you will need to use Uber or a rental car if you fly into Santa Fe.

DRIVING: Synergia Ranch:  26 Synergia Road Santa Fe, NM 87508

Please refer to the directions on their website: https://synergiaranch.com/directions/

Can you accommodate my special diet?

Our meals will be vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options. If you have other dietary needs or allergies, please contact us and we will let you know if we can accommodate you.

There is a refrigerator available for participants; you are welcome to bring special food or snacks.

Where does this retreat fit in the Animal Communication Program?

This retreat is a Level 1 Program; it covers similar material to the Beginning Animal Communication Online Class.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does this retreat fit in the Animal Communication Training Program?

This retreat is a Level 1 Program; it covers similar material to the Beginning Animal Communication Online Class.

Do I need to attend all of the sessions live?

Yes; you’ll get the most out of this retreat if you are able to participate fully in each session. Sessions are cumulative and participatory.

If you’d prefer a course where you work at your own pace, please see the Beginning Animal Communication Online Class or the Beginning Animal Communication Open Access Class.

What are the technical requirements?

This retreat will be hosted live on the Zoom platform, with registration, class materials, and private discussion forums hosted on the Ruzuku course content platform. You’ll receive course information and notifications via email.

You’ll need reliable internet access, a computer or device with video access (webcam), a free Zoom account and an email account. We encourage you to use a computer or tablet device with a larger size screen and a keyboard. (Smart phones are not the optimal device to use for this retreat.)

You’ll be most comfortable in this retreat if you have a basic familiarity with the online world and have used Zoom and online platforms at least a little bit; however, you don’t need to be a tech whiz! If you have questions, please contact us. We’re happy to support you and help you along with the process.

How is this retreat different from the online courses?

We’ll be meeting in real time, via Zoom (with video), and over a weekend with as much of a retreat structure in place as possible. It’s a weekend intensive, with plenty of opportunity for practice, Q/A, feedback, and deep exploration of the tools for animal and interspecies communication that I’ve been teaching for years. There will also be online instruction and materials through our super-user-friendly class content program, Ruzuku.

The regular online courses meet over a period of weeks, and are self-paced with optional conference calls. Similar curriculum, different format. If you’ve taken the online courses, or have attended other in-person courses, and would like more practice and experience, you are most welcome to join us in this retreat.

Will the retreat be recorded?

Yes, we’ll be recording the retreat sessions, and you’ll have access to those as well as all of the course materials indefinitely on the Ruzuku platform.

Contact Nancy Windheart

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