A number of unique classes and workshops are offered each year in Santa Fe, drawing in thousands of visitors ready to work with one of the many gifted artists, writers, and bodyworkers in the capital city.
Laura Yeats' Wood Bowl Workshop takes the concept of repurposing nature to a new level. She helps her students to transform fallen trees into functional objects, such as bowls and furniture during private instruction in her Siler District Studio. Students will see piles of logs, tree roots and limbs surrounding the studio waiting for inspiration to strike. Laura is known to wait patiently for her "inspiration to be provoked" as if the trees speak to her. Her normal process starts with a few minor cuts in hopes that she will stumble upon the best path to take in order to express the tree’s full beauty potential.
Miriam’s Well at the Santa Fe School Of Weaving offers small weaving classes and knitting classes where students have the opportunity to learn about color, form, and texture in an inspiring environment. The instructor uses natural fibers such as cotton, silk, alpaca, and wool and provides all the tools needed to create a masterpiece. Miriam also sells her original design collection ranging from sweaters made from Mohawk Wool to Alpaca and fur hand warmers all executed by her with no machines involved.
The EQUUS Experience is a customized self-discovery and leadership development process using evidence-based approaches to provide insightful and evident change in individuals and organizations. The experience approach includes the pairing of human participants with horses to facilitate highly effective and joyful learning. All EQUUS facilitators are able to recognize the unique relationship between the participant and horse, guiding clients to self-mastery, leadership, and a renewed sense of self. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, EQUUS facilitates a number of retreats, workshops, short-term sessions, and workshops, or long-term retainer engagements.
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