"Activate Your Light Body" with Dana Micucci
March 27-29, 2020
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
Extend Your Stay To Visit Taos & Santa Fe!

Dear Friends,

I am excited to offer my Activate Your Light Body Retreat again at the beautiful Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in northern New Mexico, one of my favorite getaways.

Come and discover the breathtaking beauty of the Southwest. Raise your light quotient and accelerate your self-mastery. Connect with the powerful mystical energies of this sacred land. Rejuvenate at the exquisite hot springs.

My ongoing “love affair” with New Mexico began with my first visit more than 25 years ago, and I knew someday I would return to stay.

When people ask why I left the vibrant energy of Manhattan, where I had lived for most of my life, to settle in the small mountain town of Taos, I say it was the clear, golden light and the vast expanse of land and sky.

Here in the high desert—an area the native Pueblo peoples call the Dancing Ground of the Sun—I found that I could access more fully the silence and slowness that feels so essential to my well-being and spiritual expansion.

I traveled often to New Mexico, lured by its intoxicating sensuality, its wild and holy beauty. New Mexico continues to reveal more of my essential Self, igniting wave after wave of healing self-inquiry and heart-centered stillness.

During our retreat, we will delve deeply into the ancient mysteries of the world's wisdom traditions with ritual, meditation, and esoteric teachings and practices, as we learn how to activate our Light Bodies for higher dimensional living on the New Earth.

I hope you will join me and other kindred spirits for this unforgettable sacred gathering in the Land of Enchantment!

With Love and Blessings,

As Mother Earth continues to shift to a higher frequency, our bodies are also changing at the cellular and molecular levels so we can hold more light and ascend to higher consciousness.

The goal of ascension is the merging of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects into a perfected being of light, the ultimate stage of human development.

While powerful cosmic energies are now aiding this alchemical transformation, esoteric practices from ancient wisdom traditions can further assist in raising our light quotient to build and activate our light bodies—an ongoing process whereby our energy fields are gradually infused with and realigned to light. We don't have to leave our physical bodies (die) to do this.  We can inhabit our light bodies while operating within ordinary space-time in the here and now. 

The light body is an energy body made of particles of light. Its sacred geometry is the merkabah (or merkaba)—an Egyptian and Hebrew word for the spinning field of energy, light, and information that radiates from the body as a star tetrahedron, or Star of David.

The light body reconnects us to our multidimensional Higher Self in direct alignment with Source/God/All That Is and is able to travel freely between dimensions. 

It is known by many names in various wisdom traditions: the "resurrection body" in the mystical Christian tradition, "the body of bliss" in Kriya yoga, "the diamond body" in Taoism, "the luminous body," or akh, in ancient Egypt, "the rainbow body" in Tibetan Buddhism, "the golden body" in the alchemical tradition.  

At this retreat, we will learn how to activate our light bodies with breath-work, meditation, visualization, and experiential practices and teachings gifted to us by these ancient traditions, the great mystics, and ascended masters.  

In the process, we will raise our vibration, unify our chakras, and refine our ability to master our energy and heal ourselves and others. As a result, we will:


Gain greater access to our gifts and talents 


More clearly align with our soul's purpose 


Accelerate our self-mastery and ascension process


Step more fully into our true Divine power


Tap into new levels of peace, joy, love, and abundance.

Like ancient mystery-school adepts, we will aspire to "be in this world but not of it," as we catalyze the transfiguration from human being to the new, fully embodied, Divine human being of Light. 



9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fly into Albuquerque airport, and enjoy a scenic two-hour drive to beautiful Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.

Deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs has been a gathering place and a source of healing for thousands of years. 

It is the only hot springs in the world with four different types of mineral water.

Come and retreat to this sensual, secluded refuge.

Rejuvenate in the legendary healing waters.

Relax with a massage or Ojo's signature Milagro Wrap.

Have a delicious dinner at the Artesian restaurant and a good night’s sleep.

NOTE: The weather in northern New Mexico is delightful in late March, sunny and dry, with the average temperature around 65 degrees. Perfect for soaking in the hot springs by day or under the stars at night! Remember to bring your bathing suit.



9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our retreat begins this morning with an introduction and opening ceremony, followed by “purification” in the hot springs.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch at Ojo's lovely Artesian restaurant.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With ritual, meditations, and esoteric practices, we begin delving deeply into the ancient mysteries of the world's wisdom traditions, learning how to activate our Light Bodies for higher-dimensional living on the New Earth. 

Dinner on your own. Enjoy a nighttime soak in the hot springs under the stars.



8:30 am - 11:30 am

Today, we continue to clear, open, and balance our energy centers and build our Light Bodies to accelerate our ascension process. 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch at Ojo's lovely Artesian restaurant.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We carpool to the breathtaking sacred site of Christ in the Desert Monastery, where we will deepen our connection to our Christ Consciousness.

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner at the historic Abiquiu Inn, in the heart of Georgia O'Keeffe country! 

There is a lovely store attached to the restaurant, with books, paintings by local artists, western attire, and jewelry.

Drive back to Ojo Caliente.



8:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will take a refreshing, mostly flat 45-minute hike to the stunning Mica mine for energy downloads and healing work.

12:30 am - 1:30 pm

Lunch at Ojo's lovely Artesian restaurant.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closing ceremony near the Ojo Caliente River, followed by a soak in the hot springs for integration

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Farewell Dinner at a charming local restaurant, the Taos Trail Inn.



8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Depart Ojo Caliente and drive to Albuquerque airport, or continue your stay in Taos or Santa Fe.


Situated in the remote high desert of northern New Mexico, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa is a sublime sanctuary located in a small unincorporated community in Taos County.  It lies along U.S. Route 285 near the Rio Grande River, approximately 50 miles north of Santa Fe, the state capital, and 41 miles southwest of Taos. 

The world-renowned Ojo, as it is known by locals, has been a gathering place and source of healing deemed sacred by the indigenous Native Americans for thousands of years.

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Its sulphur-free, geothermal mineral waters flow from a subterranean volcanic aquifer. Ojo is the only hot springs in the world with four different types of mineral water, There are ten different pools with temperatures ranging from 80-109 degrees, including a detoxifying mud pool.

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In addition to the legendary healing waters, enjoy beautiful hiking trails, luxurious spa treatments, and a wonderful restaurant—a true feast for the senses. 

Ojo is a great place to rejuvenate!    

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To ensure the privacy and intimacy of our time together, rooms are being held for our group at the charming Adobe House and Casa de Ojo, averaging $388-475/per person in a shared room for four nights.  

Dana will book your room reservation upon registration.

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Dana Micucci is an award-winning author, speaker, healer, and catalyst for self-mastery.

Dana’s latest book, the novel The Third Muse, is a metaphysical, time-travel mystery set in the international art world that celebrates the divine feminine wisdom of the Magdalene Order and the healing power of love.

Her spiritual travel memoir Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth—a gold winner in the 2013 Nautilus Book Awards—was inspired by her travels to many of the world’s most sacred sites. Both books offer a heart-centered message for our time.

Dana has also enjoyed a decades-long career as a widely published journalist writing about culture, travel, and spirituality for The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Town & Country, Spirituality & Health, and many other well-known publications.

A dynamic speaker, and teacher and practitioner of ancient mystery-school wisdom, she conducts transformational talks, workshops, retreats, and sacred journeys worldwide. She also has a private healing and mentoring practice rooted in her extensive shamanic training.

Dana’s work carries a multidimensional healing vibration that ignites deep shifts in consciousness, expanded awareness, and recognition of your soul’s purpose. With grounded clarity and compassion, she assists you in accelerating a fearless journey toward wholeness, joy, and fulfillment.

Based in Taos, New Mexico, after many years in New York City, she continues to travel widely in sacred service as an ambassador of the New Earth consciousness.

Dana will be available March 25-26 and March 30-31 for private healing sessions at her home in Taos OR during our free time at the retreat.

Sessions include Shamanic Soul Retrievals and Extractions, Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection, Spiritual Counseling.

For more details, visit

Contact Dana directly to set up an appointment:
Email Dana or call 575-758-8504

  • “I was amazed at Dana’s soul retrieval session. After her blessings and work, my body began to vibrate so strongly it felt as if I might come off the massage table. It was as if I was shivering intensely from the cold yet I wasn't cold. My body felt different after. A minor illness was gone when I woke the next day. The anxiety in my chest was gone. Dana discussed past experiences that gave perspective to some current issues I had been experiencing. I felt different, more confident in my connection to God. What an improvement she's made on my outlook on life. It's been a true blessing. Thank you, Dana, keep doing what you’re doing. It's making a difference.”
    ~ Lisa J., Pennsylvania

  • “My soul retrieval with Dana was the most incredible experience in my life. She is so warm, welcoming, and real. What we talked about relieved so many issues for me. I was sobbing at one point, but I have never felt better in my life. Everything makes sense now. I highly recommend Dana, and I cannot wait to meet up with her again.”
    ~ Sharon McElwee, Lansdale, PA

  • “I came to Dana at a crossroads in my career and personal life. During the first Reconnective Healing session, I felt very peaceful. The following sessions and The Reconnection blew me away. It changed my thinking about how to attract what I want, which I learned can be done simply by changing my energy. I had three big manifestations after the healing sessions.  At one of the sessions, parts of my body even levitated! I felt like I was floating for days afterwards. My energy had truly shifted into a more positive state, which I had not experienced for a long time. I feel that I connected directly to the power of Source, and my vibration has been altered.”
    ~ VJ, New Mexico

"Dana, cannot thank you enough (nor quite find the words) to tell you how amazing, meaningful, and light-filled your retreat and teachings were."
"Dana presented a lot of in-depth spiritual wisdom in an easy-to-understand, accessible way that was also fun.  I found it incredibly interesting, and it was great to be in such a supportive environment surrounded by the beauty of New Mexico.  It was a wonderful, perfect retreat and I thoroughly enjoyed every magical moment!"
La N.
"The time at Ojo Caliente NM was just astounding and a gentle way to open my heart, spirit and mind to the lessons and paths that are so sublime and profound...I will forever be grateful for the NM awakening journey and rebirth that I experienced with Dana and each of our awesome group members!!!!"
Betty S.
"Dana's retreat "Activating the Light Body" was one of the best, if not THE BEST retreat I've ever attended (and believe me I've been to many). Her knowledge of multiple traditions is vast, her explanations of energy flow and activations are relayed in a very simple, easy to understand and fun fashion. The meditations were powerful, and most people feeling immediate shifts. Half the retreat was outdoors, which for me was a delight, as the high desert of NM is nothing short of magical. It was a mini vacation with amazing teachings that will stay with me forever. Dana is someone who truly walks the walk, is full of joy, love and above all humility. Thank you :)"

Cathy H.

"Dana managed to achieve an exquisite balance of simplicity, profound depth of exploration, silence, laughter, and of course, Love.  It takes a special teacher and Muse to inspire this in others."

A. B.

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"What an amazing workshop!!!  I felt altered for days afterward.  Thank you so much for sharing your insights and wisdom.  I was captivated with your stories, tranced out with the exercises, and transformed as a result of being there.  It was so interesting, please come back!!!"
Leyla P.
"Dana's workshop was a dynamic experience, rich with ancient knowledge, personal wisdom, and techniques to activate the energy centers in the body and awaken the consciousness. I enjoyed sharing this unique experience in a group setting with other individuals dedicated to growth under Dana's guidance. She is an engaging storyteller and a skilled facilitator for group learning. She creates a beautiful example of someone bravely stepping into a new age with the ancient teachings as the wind at her back on a journey of discovery."

Martina C.

"Dana's workshop has brought an amazing transformation in my life.  It has helped me to connect peacefully within, enlightened my senses, and encouraged me to manifest my deepest desires."

Debi B.
"Your talk today was exceptional.  Most of us have experienced some of what you described, but you are so incredibly articulate, and are able to express feelings and ideas beautifully.  I am just in awe of what you have done, and feel so blessed that you have shared it all with us through your book and talks."


"Many thanks for the amazing and enlightening New Mexico retreat.  Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs provided the perfect background to contemplate and internalize the practices and message for this spiritual journey. I truly was touched in many dimensions as Dana's light and energy surrounded my entire being."
Elizabeth B.
Sacred Sites of New Mexico

Extend your stay before or after the retreat to enjoy the many historic and sacred sites of northern New Mexico.

Take extra time to explore mystical Taos, Georgia O'Keeffe country in Abiquiu, the "holy dirt" church at Chimayo, and magnificent Santa Fe, along with a host lovely inns and restaurants, art galleries and museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts and jewelry.

Visit the mystical mountain town of Taos, an historic artist's and writer's colony that continues to flourish. Browse quaint shops and galleries around the Central Plaza, Bent Street, and Kit Carson Road. Stop by one of Taos’s excellent museums, including the Harwood Museum of Art, housing works by early Taos artists and regional modern and contemporary art. 

Explore the magical Taos Pueblo, the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for more than 1000 years.  Visit with the Pueblo peoples who still live there! 

Spend time in the picturesque village of Arroyo Seco, 15 minutes north of Taos, not far from where Julia Roberts has lived.

Don’t miss Chimayo church, a storied healing vortex. El Santuario de Chimayo is a pilgrimage site famous for its "holy dirt," which is said to have healing properties.  Note that the church closes at 5 p.m. If you arrive early in Albuquerque, visit the church via the scenic High Road to Taos.

Take an excursion to Ghost Ranch in the small town of Abiquiu, where Georgia O'Keefe lived and painted many of her masterpieces.  Make a reservation for a guided visit, or explore the hiking trails and labyrinth.

Stay at the charming Casa Benavides Bed and Breakfast in Taos. The photo at the top of this section is of Casa Benavides.

Santa Fe, the country's oldest capital city, welcomes you with its gorgeous Plaza, delightful restaurants, and many wonderful art galleries and shops. Relax at a sidewalk café, and enjoy the colorful sights of Santa Fe, also known as The City Different, with its rich, centuries-old Spanish, Anglo, and Native American heritage.

Visit the Loretto Chapel and its famous spiral staircase; the world-class Georgia O'Keeffe Museum; and the Native American vendors selling their silver/turquoise jewelry and handicrafts on the historic Plaza.

Nearby, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is the renowned, Japanese-inspired Ten Thousand Waves Spa and its acclaimed Japanese restaurant Izanami.  

There are many lovely lodging options in Santa Fe. You may want to check out  Hotel Santa Fe: The Hacienda & Spa, the only hotel in Santa Fe owned by Native Americans. See the photo at the top of this section. This lovely property offers a unique cultural experience.  

Take an excursion to Stardreaming, a sacred stone temple complex and energetic vortex just outside Santa Fe. Tour the grounds and the temples. You may meet James Jereb, Stardreaming's creator, designer, and visionary artist.

On the drive to Albuquerque airport, take in the Turquoise Trail, stopping along the way to see the historic mining villages of Madrid and Cerrillos, now home to eclectic shops, galleries, and artist's studios. 

There is nothing quite like The Land of Enchantment!

Note: I do not receive any commercial benefits from the above recommendations. I simply want to share my passion for New Mexico. 


Retreat Fee

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Reserve your space now with a $350 deposit, payable by check or credit card.

$427 balance due February 1.

($250 cancellation fee)

What's Included
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Full Use of the hot springs is included with your stay at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.

Lodging, airfare, car rental, & meals