• NOSA 49 Rancho de San Juan Ojo Caliente, NM, 87549 United States (map)

“What hurts the soul? To live without tasting the water of its own essence.” - Rumi


Retreat with us in the sacred, healing waters of the high desert in Ojo Caliente,  New Mexico. Nourish your body with slow, seasonal food and intentional ingredients. Gather in sacred circle and ceremony as we fully submerge ourselves into the rebirth of our souls while connecting with the ancient land of the Tewa.

Tucked between the rugged desert cliffs and cottonwood-lined bosque you will find Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, a small unincorporated community in Taos County, New Mexico. Before becoming a spa and resort, the springs were used by eight Northern Pueblo tribal communities as a scared site, a gathering place, and a place of healing for almost 3,000 years.  Each hot spring pool is naturally sulfur-free and rich in four elements: arsenic (for arthritis, ulcers, skin conditions); iron (for blood, immune system); lithia (for depression and digestion); and soda (digestion).

Set on private property in the scenic Ojo Caliente River Valley overlooking the majestic Jemez Mountains is the secluded and serene NOSA restaurant & inn.  NOSA is an acronym for “NOrth of SAnta Fe” and also an old Spanish word for “ours” which speaks to the communal nature of a place to gather, dine and rest.  Award winning executive Chef/Owner, Graham Dodds, offers an ever-changing, multi-course menu based on seasonality and inspired by the bountiful ingredients that are available in Northern New Mexico.  Graham will be creating a custom menu specifically for this retreat while incorporating sacred and sustainable ingredients.

NOSA's accommodations are a veritable refuge of solace and tranquility. The four guests suites are decorated in traditional New Mexico style. From pillow top beds, luxurious flax linens, plush bathrobes and towels to wood-burning kiva fireplaces  and private patios overlooking the high desert mountains, the accommodations are truly geared for your highest comfort.

Day 1: Into The Waters

• Land acknowledgement

• Welcome Circle

• 5 course custom dinner at NOSA

• Cacao + Intention setting

• Night soak at Ojo Caliente Resort

Day 2: Enter The Heart Chamber

• Breakfast at NOSA

• Cave Cacao Ceremony + Sound Entrainment in Ra Paulette’s Heart Chamber cave

• Individual photo session with Paige Rains Photography

• Free time to connect with the land

• Optional hike to P’osi Pueblo Ruins

• Afternoon soak at Ojo Caliente Resort

(50 minute - Clothing optional, private soak available)

• 5 course custom dinner at NOSA

• Drum circle/story telling/star gazing with Damiana tea and an herbal damiana/rose smoking blend

Day 3: Return To The Earth

• Breakfast at NOSA

• Closing ceremony

(A detailed itinerary will be emailed upon registration)

Included with this offering:

  • Luxurious, shared lodging at NOSA Inn & Restaurant (two nights)

  • Seasonal, local, intentional and slow food prepared by award winning Chef/Owner of NOSA - Graham Dodds

  • Farm to table breakfasts (two)

  • Farm to table, five course dinners (two)

  • Day passes to soak at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs (two)

  • Ceremonial Cacao

  • Sound entrainment in hand carved  caves by famous New Mexican cave digger/artist Ra Paulette with private access (closed to the public)

  • Personal photo session with Paige Rains Photography

  • Free time for exploration

  • Medicine bundle

AGUAS SAGRADAS is available to 8 women only

Retreat Value $1,888

(transportation not included)

Deposit of $600 is due upon registration to reserve your space, remainder due in full by July 28th, 2023

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AGUAS SAGRADAS retreat is non-refundable and non-transferable unless your space is able to be filled or the retreat needs to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances

Transportation from Norman area to Ojo Caliente, New Mexico will be available for an additional $100 per person and is limited to the first 6 participants who RSVP specifically requesting transportation

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NOSA Restaurant & Inn

Meet your co-creators:

Kristen Arambula Hernandez - Guide

Founder of AKI KIN

Bozho, jagenagenon. Kristen Arambula Hernandez ndezhnekas. Idwegishgokwe nishnabe ndezhnekas.  Bodéwadmi kwé ndaw. Shishibeni ndebendagwas. Jigwé o ndotem. Hello, All My Relations. My name is Kristen Arambula Hernandez.  My indigenous name is Idwegishgokwe - Both Sides of the Sky Woman. I am a Potawatomi woman enrolled with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. My clan is thunderbird.

Kristen is a mother to three, advocate for preserving and reclaiming ancestral, traditional ecological and star knowledge.  She has been drumming with her tribe’s all women’s drum group, De’Wegen Kwek, for over eleven years and is also trained as an Indigenous Breastfeeding Counselor, birth doula and Cacao space holder. She is the founder of AKI KIN in Norman, OK - a collaborative space where she blends her Anishnabe and Mexican lineages in bi-monthly ceremonies she holds for the community.

AKI is the Bodwéwadmimwen (Potawatomi) word for Land or Earth and KIN as in Relations or Family.

Ariadne Beatriz Hale - Guide

Owner of The Enchanted Botanica

Ariadne is the owner of The Enchanted Yurt located in Norman, Oklahoma on the forested land where she resides with her husband and two children. She is also the creatrix behind The Enchanted Botanica, an online shop that sells handmade magical gifts for spiritual souls. She works with various flowers and plant medicines, specifically with a passion for ceremonial cacao. She offers intuitive tarot readings , energy and sound healing sessions and is a bringer of more magic and beauty to the world.

Graham Dodds ~ Executive Chef/Owner

NOSA Restaurant & Inn

Chef Graham Dodds employs his education from Western Culinary in Portland Oregon, Cordon Bleu in Paris for pastry and Koh Samui in Thailand for traditional Thai cooking. But if you speak to him long enough, you will find out that his education began in art and sculpture. Recently he was interviewed by Bunny Terry on the I Love New Mexico Podcastand this is what she captured, "when I really delved into [cooking], it really kind of appeased my need for creativity andart- very temporary, edible art, but still art. You can constantly learn new things and new techniques to hone your craft over theyears." Dodds has received numerous accolades for his vibrant and creative art/food including Best Restaurant of the Year: Bolsa (D Magazine), and the Tastemaker Award Chef of theYear: Graham Dodds (CultureMap), to name just a few.

Dodds is known as a trailblazer in the local farm-to-table dining scene and a champion of sourcing locally and sustainably. "I love cooking that way. People should be eating what's around. I like to base my [dishes] around an epic ingredient and go from there. That's the fun part.”

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Paige Rains - Storytelling Photographer

Owner of Paige Rains Photography

Paige Rains is a passionate storytelling photographer who believes that life is a beautiful journey filled with fleeting moments. With a deep appreciation for human connection, she captures the essence of true beauty within individuals and the love that binds us together.

Photography is Paige's medium for visually communicating her unique perspective. She possesses a remarkable ability to see and feel the emotions, personalities, love, and hard work that make each individual special. Through her artistry, Paige aims to reveal these extraordinary qualities, allowing their subjects to witness their own greatness firsthand.

Words can only convey so much, but Paige believes that the true impact lies in the experience of seeing oneself portrayed in beautiful art.