Thousands of people travel to Santa Fe each year in order to take our unique classes and workshops. With so many gifted artists, writers, chefs, body workers and other teachers in town, Santa Fe has become an appealing destination for inspired learning.
Make your visit fun and meaningful by getting to know the city's art, culture, history, heritage and people. Visit the Santa Fe Creative Tourism section and scroll down for their calendar full of workshops, classes and experiences taught by local community members.
If you long to explore your artistic side, there's no better place to do so. Dozens of classes in oil painting, watercolor, photography and more can unlock a hidden talent or help you take a developed skill to new heights. Take a writing workshop and express yourself through poetry, journaling and memoir writing. For artistry in the kitchen, learn to prepare delicious meals using traditional ingredients of the Southwest in a class taught by one of the city's finest chefs.
Santa Fe is also a major center for healing modalities focused on the mind, body and spirit. Relax and rejuvenate yourself with classes in yoga, Pilates and meditation or celebrate life's rites of passage through Southwestern ceremonies.
Get connected to nature with lessons in wilderness survival skills and hands-on classes in sustainable gardening and natural building techniques.
You'll be amazed by the range of Santa Fe classes and workshops. But it's not surprising--this is a place where creativity thrives.
The Art of Life
Summer Classics in Santa Fe will transform you: rigorously reading great books with others leads to unexpected discoveries and exhilarating dialogue. At St. John's we believe that combining rational thought, imaginative experimentation, and expressive communication is truly the art of life. Join us and see what you've been missing.
In 2003, STEPOLOGY began with a goal to preserve and propel the American art form known as tap dancing. Through instructional workshops, performances, a youth scholarship program, and other activities, STEPOLOGY aims to enrich the local and global communities with an increased understanding and appreciation of tap.
STEPOLOGY's annual Santa Fe Tap Festival features New Mexico and visiting performing artists from across the country in a world-class concert performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, and workshop classes hosted by National Dance Institute of New Mexico. STEPOLOGY also provides ongoing tap instruction throughout the year.
Studio Vaillancourt is the art studio and gallery of local artist Sandy Vaillancourt. Contemporary representational watercolor and oil paintings with a style similiar to fauvism are on display. Fine art prints and greeting cards are also available for purchase. The studio is open to the public. Check the website for details on art shows and events and studio hours.
The Gilded Page is a papercrafts store specializing in handmade papers, journals, unique greeting cards, collage and calligraphy supplies, origami, and design books and CD's.
We are now offering 2 hour arts and crafts classes taught by local and regional artists and craftsman. Monthly classes include calligraphy, origami, pastels, collage and journaling
Please check out website for updated listings at www.thegildedpage.com
The New Mexico Performing Arts Society includes the New Mexico Bach Society, The Chapel Series at Immaculate Heart, and Santa Fe Flute Immersion, an in-depth masterclass for flutists from high school through professionals. We present outstanding programs by musicians and artists who make New Mexico their home.
Come to the Scherer Institute and become a certified massage therapist! You will learn a range of bodywork modalities, including our unique Swedish-based Nurturing and Therapeutic Massage. Additionally, you will learn a powerful structural modality we call Connective Tissue Bodywork. We also offer a groundbreaking energywork curriculum including the Healing Qualily of Touch, Polarity, Cranio-sacral, Shiatsu, and The Subtle Body. We excel in the sciences with our Anatomy and Pathophysiology for bodyworkers. Our pass rate on the NCE has been 100% for the past four years running! The range and depth or our training will help you discover your deeper potential and become a successful massage therapist.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre De Christo mountains, Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center. Our unique compound features charming, old Santa Fe style adobe buildings gorgeously renovated and decorated in cozy and unusual, Asian - Southwestern fashion. We offer guest accommodations and beautiful organic vegetarian meals for individual personal and group contemplative retreats as well as our own unique spiritual and social action workshops, retreats and hosted facility rentals. Our vision focuses on the integration of practice and social action, bringing together wisdom and compassion.
"Wayne Wesley Johnson is a fine guitarist and a fine drummer, too" Living Legendary Guitarist, Les Paul at the Iridium NYC.
"World Class Guitar Music" tm...Internationally recognized, this award winning guitarist performs on acoustic, electric, nylon and steel string guitars and guitar synthesizer in a variety of musical styles and genres. A pioneer of the "New Sound of Santa Fe" and "Jazzamenco" , the artist performs in thumbpicking, fingerstyle and flatpicking styles...playing jazz, world, new age, latin and rumba flamenca and with classical techniques. Wayne performs either solo or with others for small venues, holiday and private parties, weddings, trade shows, art gallery openings, resorts and hotel lounges and restaurants, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Anniversaries, cruises, business banquets, opening sessions, festivals, fairs, corporate conventions, political events, shows and concerts.
Bio, testimonials, reviews, song list, photos, CDs, mp3's, performance calendar available at websites...www.wannadu.com & www.gigmasters.com/jazz/waynewesleyjohnson
Wordharvest Writers workshops offers intensive one-day writing workshops with faculty who are published authors. The programs, held at La Tienda (Eldorado) focus on all aspects of writing. The summer 2012 series includes writing and publishing fiction, non-fiction, memoir and travel writing. The workshops include hands-on writing, and welcome beginners as well as seasoned writers. Most faculty come from the Santa Fe area. We offer a summer series and usually a spring series. In addition, Wordharvest presents the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, scheduled Nov. 8-10, 2012 at the Hotel Santa Fe. The event includes two writing contests. The Hillerman Prize, originated in 2006, honors a first mystery set in the Southwest, and is co-sponsored by St. Martin's Press. The Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest is co-sponsored by New Mexico Magazine.
WORDHARVEST was established in 2001 by two energetic Santa Fe women, Anne Hillerman and Jean Schaumberg. A native Santa Fean, Jean Schaumberg has a life- long interest in books. Her career includes work as an acquisition and reference librarian, a bookstore owner and manager, and a writers' conference coordinator, and work in development for a Santa Fe nonprofit. WORDHARVEST springs from her continued interest in the written word and the desire to promote it by assisting budding authors.
Anne Hillerman is a journalist, author, writing coach, freelance writer and avid reader. After a 25-year career in newspapers, including work as an editorial page editor, Anne and Jean launched WORDHARVEST in 2001. Anne is the author of several published books including Gardens of Santa Fe, Tony Hillerman's Landscape, Santa Fe Flavors, The Insiders' Guide to Santa Fe and Children's Guide to Santa Fe.
Offering the annual Tony Hillerman Writers Conference at the beautiful Hotel Santa Fe. Nov. 10-12, 2011. Featuring Douglas Preston, David Morrell, Sandi Ault, and more! For writers of all abilities, including hands-on practice and information on the craft and business or writing.
Personalized yoga instruction from experienced yoga instructor, Susan Voorhees.
Susan's style is slow-paced, with good verbal cues and attention to body alignment in the various poses. Classes begin with a silent five minute meditation, followed by stretches and strengthening postures involving the entire body. Props such as chairs and blocks are used. All equipment is provided.
Restorative Yoga Workshops for Women are offered.
One hour private class for 1-4 people may be scheduled, or public classes (hour and a half) may be attended.
Susan was trained by B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India, and has been teaching Yoga for 34 years. She is also a Massage Therapist.
Please visit Susan's website at www.yogasponge.com
Yoga Santa Fe was inspired by the vision of community: A vision to create a center of healing practices that are based on Kundalini Yoga philosophy as taught by Yogi Bhajan, to uplift the human spirit and consciousness. As part of a network of over a thousand centers worldwide, Yoga Santa Fe is committed to create a sustainable and supportive environment for those who seek spiritual wisdom. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate individuals who serve the planet and assist in creating global consciousness. We offer Kundalini Yoga classes for all levels. Our yoga room is designed to be cozy, serene and peaceful where people gather to relieve stress, increase vitality, balance the mind and uplift the spirit through yogic practice and knowledge.
Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, YogaSource is a vital center for Yoga practice and study in the Southwest. YogaSource offers over 40 classes per week to students at every level of practice. Our classes are taught by our long-standing staff of dynamic teachers all of whom are highly trained and devoted to Yoga. The studio is a sanctuary for practice--fully equipped with props including custom-made benches, rope walls and back-benders.
Allan Pacheco a native Santa Fean is a tour guide, author, Sag-Aftra actor and lecturer. Allan conducts private tours-combination history & paranormal, that wind through old Santa Fe. Allan's books = "Ghosts-Murder-Mayhem: A Chronicle of Santa Fe", "Santa Fe Mayhem & Paranormal Guide" and "Mystery-Mayhem Chronicle USA". These books can be purchased at www.santfeghostandhistorytours.com