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Integrative Trauma Recovery Intensive Retreat

Are you ready to reclaim your life after trauma?

Then join us online October 28-30, 2021 for our three day intensive retreat. During our six hours together each day you will learn tools that will enable you to:

  • Release distressing memories, flashbacks, feelings of numbness, worthlessness, and shame;
  • Leave behind hypervigilance, physical tension, and reactivity to environmental triggers;
  • Experience increased peace, joy, security and sound, restorative sleep.

What you'll learn each day

  • Day 1: The “hidden wisdom” and deep intelligence of PTSD symptoms.  Appreciating this aspect of symptoms sets the stage for releasing them. You’ll also learn and practice a yoga exercise for resetting parts of the body and brain damaged by trauma.
  • Day 2:  Six powerful CBT tools to reshape the self-defeating beliefs that characterize PTSD. You'll also master a yoga practice our research and that of colleagues has demonstrated supports sound, peaceful, restorative sleep.
  • Day 3: Four additional CBT tools with which to shift PTSD’s negative thought patterns into positive, believable, life-enhancing thinking. You’ll also learn and practice a yoga sequence that releases physical stress, calms the body and restores physical and mental balance.

Our retreat offers a unique opportunity to learn and master a suite of powerful, evidence-based, self-help tools that support any person’s wellness. Many participants have been diagnosed with PTSD or would meet the criteria for this diagnosis.  Others would not quality for such a diagnosis yet struggle to put some traumatic event behind them. They might be experiencing insomnia, physical stress or difficulty regulating memories and emotions associated with some painful experience. Any and all such participants have benefited greatly from our program.

Throughout each day’s 6 hours of intensive instruction and practice you’ll have full access to both Dr. Staples and Mr. Mintie. Both of us will be available to answer your questions, help troubleshoot obstacles to your full recovery, and provide encouragement and support each step of the way.

While many psychotherapists attend our ITRP, the retreats themselves do not provide training in delivering integrative medicine, CBT or Kundalini yoga. We have other professional venues that therapists may access to receive consultation and training in developing these skills.

Our retreats do not provide individual or group psychotherapy, nor are they intended as a substitute for these.


Ready to start your journey to wellness?
Join us at our next intensive retreat.

Early Bird Price (through August 1st, 2021) Includes 3 nights lodging and breakfasts: $1275   Full Price: $1375

For locals not needing lodging - registration only:
Early Bird Price (through August 1st , 2021) $895  Full Price: $995

Double Occupancy pricing is available for a friend or family member who is not attending the Integrative Trauma Recovery Retreat but would like to come along to enjoy the retreat Center and Taos.

Retreat particulars and setting

The retreat begins at 9 a.m. Thursday morning and ends at  4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Arrive early or stay a day or two afterwards and take in the rugged beauty of this 7000 foot mountain community. Visit Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hike or bike many miles of national forest trails, experience local hot springs, or see the area's world-renowned galleries and studios.

Our retreat is limited to 20 people to ensure each participant has ample access to the facilitators.  Final admission is by private interview.


The retreat will be held at the Blue Sky Retreat Center. The price includes 3 nights lodging (Wednesday October 27th  - Friday October 29th) and 3 breakfasts.


What Past Participants are Saying

“I feel both encouraged and empowered.”

Before this retreat I really struggled to find a way through PTSD. I found it amazing to connect so authentically with other participants. As a result I learned to accept myself and discover who I really am in ways I was too terrified to do prior to the retreat. Utilizing the yoga and CBT tools I lost my fear, healed myself and overcame my self-defeating beliefs. I feel both encouraged and empowered.

H.C. Albuquerque, NM

 “I’m leaving with gratitude and a plan of action to bring about real change in my life.”

The combination of identifying my pervasive negative thoughts and disputing them (the CBT tools) and clearing my mind of all thoughts (the yoga) gave a powerful one-two punch to the old story I’ve walked around with for years. I’m leaving with gratitude and a plan of action to bring about real change in my life, starting today! Thank you.

A.H. Portland, OR

"Thanks to the Integrative Trauma Recovery Program, trauma is no longer a way of life for me."  

S.F. Santa Fe, NM.

"I feel free for the fist time in my life"

"Since the trauma retreat I no longer have the highly repetitive negative thoughts. I feel free for the first time in my life."  

L.W. Albuquerque, NM.

"The CBT and the yoga therapy practices are a wonderful gift.  I am deeply grateful."

E.K. Albuquerque, NM

"I see a future with more hope and less fear"

Before this retreat I was struggling to reset myself after a PTSD episode. Through the combination of CBT techniques and the carefully crafted sequences of Kundalini Yoga, I now feel as if I have solid tools to regulate my physical and cognitive symptoms. I see a future with more hope and less fear.

P.V. California

"I now feel relaxed, at peace, loved, and a part of the human race."

I was struggling with anger and irritability as a result of PTSD. At the retreat I had a break through of finding tools to communicate with others. I now feel relaxed, at peace, loved and a part of the human race.

K.H. Albuquerque, NM