Merging with the Phoenix
Deepening into Essence

A Journey into Our True Identity


Join us for a six day retreat
from October 2 to October 8, 2023

Led by WindEagle Kinney-Linton and Hope Langner in Abiquiu, New Mexico.


As I enter 2024, what is my dream of myself? How do I really know myself? Who am I becoming as I step into the next decade?

We loved the metaphor of the Phoenix as we all have had experiences of finding we need to journey more deeply into the self to remember our own way of being and the gifts that we carry... and sometimes it is coming from the ashes of our previous experiences that we find the deepest discoveries and even the gold that is buried there.

In this retreat, we will experience the unfolding of our wings to reveal our deepest essence. We will co-create with nature, honoring our intention to step into the fullness of our being. Experiences and teachings will take place on the land and will include visioning, dreaming, art, journaling, contemplation, and deep conversation.


We will offer some of the ancient ways that open pathways leading us to see into our own life mirror, illuminating where we are and calling us to vision our future.

We are not always aware of the traps or patterns that we walk, or what we consciously need and want as ways to balance our lives and ways of being. At times of life transitions, we may be unclear about how to move forward, how to follow our longings or how to create the next phase of our lives. Often, our self-care can be set aside while we take care of everything else first. We will open each of these pathways with reflection in our morning hours, while working with different forms of art and beauty in our afternoons. All of which will lead us toward stepping into our own ring of power.

The final day of this retreat will be a special day, culminating in an experience of magic by the night fire, dressing in the essence image of our true spirit.


Dates: Arrive on Monday the 2nd of October by 5:30pm, in time to settle in your accommodation and share dinner together.

Program: We begin on Tuesday morning, October 3rd and will complete mid-morning after a breakfast feast on Sunday, October 8th around 11:00am.

Location: The Village of the Shining Stones, located in Abiquiu, Northwest New Mexico (Map will be available following registration)

Space: This gathering is limited to 14 participants.

Cost: $2800 per person includes tuition, program materials, all meals and double occupancy lodging.

Lodging: We will be living in community on the land in a beautiful tent village. A limited number of single occupancy spots are available for an additional $140.

Transportation: We are 2.5 hours from Albuquerque Airport and 1.5 hours from Santa Fe Airport. Travel to the land is via group shuttle from Santa Fe or rental car. Transportation costs are not included. Note that you will not need a car while on the land, and there is a local shuttle available from Santa Fe to the land and back for our group needs. Details will be provided when your registration is confirmed.

Registration: Please email to register.
A deposit of $700 is due to reserve your place. Remaining funds are payable by September 20th.

Please use this link for transferring funds:

When you transfer funds, write "Phoenix" in the Purpose field, and how much you are paying in the Amount field.

Cancellation policy:If you cancel on or after September 8, 2023, no refund is available unless we can fill your place. In that instance, you will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee.

For more information, contact:
Hope Langner: or WindEagle:

Testimonials from past participants

Thank you for witnessing my being and my becoming, and for your honest and generous listening as I unfolded my truth
In your skillful company, I have listened to my heart, to our hearts.
I was skillfully nudged, gently held and mutually supported while I brilliantly revealed the next phase of my new life!!
The combination of reflection, artwork and communing with nature bring deep insights and freedom to our being.
I'm taking this incredible gift with me.
Thank you so much for Merging with the Phoenix. I came away much more connected to myself and the world. You both created and delivered a powerful mix of information, story, and time in our circles and connection. I am so grateful I was able to attend.
I appreciated the pace of the retreat which allowed time for integration and reflection. I loved the opportunity to connect with nature which served as a reminder of the great wisdom and benevolence of nature.
The routine of starting with a circle by the fire in the morning, with a story setting the stage for the day was lovely and inspiring. The leaders were both knowledgeable and inspiring.
The leadership of Wind Eagle and Hope; the brilliant design, the pacing and the space; allowing for the building blocks of perception, awareness, acknowledging, being with, accepting, stretching, imagining, growing, becoming. A wonderfully powerful experience.
Loved the open space to be on the land and time alone to explore my interior world through this connection with nature. And I loved being in community in the way we were - not easy for me at first, but it grew in me, and it grew me as well. We were all present to ourselves and to one another.
I never took the time to properly thank you for the amazing experience you had us discover and... I also needed time to digest it. It was truly one of the kind and I can only re-express my gratitude and wish I could hug you both in my arms. It made me shift on a deep level and open up about a new topic in my life...
The path I'm following has been to develop body then spirit and now it's time to connect the 2 together. The "sha-zam" moment with the paintbrush at the end was the catalyst I needed to start on this new journey and acquire this new level of consciousness.


WindEagle is a Keeper of ancient wisdom called the Origin Teachings of the Delicate Lodge. She is dedicated to peace building, awakening consciousness and healing separation in our world. She is the co-founding Director of Ehama Institute and the World Foundation for the Discipline of Peace. She lives in New Mexico on a red earth canyon when she is not traveling and teaching.

Hope is a seasoned trainer and master certified coach. Known for her heart, calm presence, and laser-sharp clarity, Hope believes that inner alignment is the path to personal, organizational and cultural change. For many years, Hope has been exploring different modalities of healing that incorporate attention on body, mind and spirit. Her learning journey with the Delicate Lodge Teachings and the Beauty Way has been deep and transformative.