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Blue Desert
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.
— Hippocrates
Blue Desert is a small off-grid retreat center in the high desert country of New Mexico focusing on personal retreats and private groups.

We are excited to be partnering with an Albuquerque-based collective to explore Blue Desert's next chapter as a hub for healing, hospitality, creativity, and social and ecological justice. Stay tuned for more updates!
Leila G. von Stein
Beneath the surface lies the future.
The future is unknown.
I spent seven years as a scuba diving instructor, helping people become comfortable breathing underwater, something humans are not supposed to do. It is not our arms and legs that control our movement underwater, it is the breath. The arms and legs are secondary tools. All grace, ease, and comfort underwater comes from mastering the breath. 
When I moved on to study yoga, meditation, alternative healing modalities, and plant medicine, I found the same. The breath held the key to healing. Breathe. Feel. Heal.  
It can be said that there is only Love and Fear, and that all other emotions are but shadows of them. This translates in to expansion and contraction in the physical body. The second requirement to healing is courage. Courage to truly face what lies beneath and free yourself from suffering. 
The underwater world is symbolic of our subconscious and unconscious minds. For true healing, we must dive down and uncover what lies in the depths. This is no easy feat, but we are limitless. You are limitless. This is your birth right, to live a fully realized life.   
The creation of Blue Desert, at its full expression, is an integrative healing community, where we can be limitless together.
We are born to realize who we are
-Dr. Vasant Lad
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