Centennial Conference


Solstice Celebration – June 16th – 22nd, 2014
Felicitas Goodman, founder of Cuyamungue Institute

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Felicitas’ arrival on this planet. We want to mark the year with a special, international event at Cuyamungue to honor her life and work, welcoming all cultures, languages and including all those around the world who are carrying on her legacy. We will come together, both in person and via the Internet, to share stories of Felicitas and what her work means to us. This event is open to all, and we would your  encourage your participation. Space is limited.

What sort of events should be expected?
Plans include presentations, daily rituals, experiences with ritual postures, In a community setting we will focus on healing, deepening our spiritual connection by joining together.  We will create a powerful circle, with ceremonial activities tailor-made for a this occasion.

This is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the life and contributions of Felicitas. Join our community, share ideas, take part in this profound work, and honor the Spirits of this land.  This event aims is to help sustain our sense of community and give support and inspiration between and beyond workshops.

And as if that is not enough, this will be Summer Solstice celebration!  We will join in a Solstice sunrise ceremony as a group, standing on the same ridge that Felicitas did for so many years. We will feel the solar energy pouring down upon the Earth, vitalizing and strengthening us. The Summer Solstice is a time to reflect on our growth and a time of cleansing and renewal, not only for ourselves but for this Institute as well.

How to Register
SPACE is Limited. Keeping in mind that this is also a fundraiser, so we have provided a suggested donation schedule below. There will be significant costs for the Institute to host this event so we had to find an amount  to support this effort.  Food is included.

We are sitting up a few tiers to make it flexible for people to attend:

Off Campus:

June 19 – 22nd – 3 days participation ……………………………….. $275.  ($350. after April 1st, 2014)

June 16 – 22nd – 7 days – 7 days participation ……………………… $475. ($650. after April 1st, 2014)

Additional days …………………………………………………………..   $50. (needs to be prepaid)

On Campus: (Subject to availability)

June 19 – 22nd – 3 days participation ……………………………….. $400.  ($475. after April 1st, 2014)

June 16 – 22nd – 7 days – 7 days participation ……………………… $600. ($750. after April 1st, 2014)

Additional days …………………………………………………………..   $50. (needs to be prepaid)

To reserve your space, we will begin accepting deposits of $100. with the balance due before April 1st 2014.  In the meantime you can also join the Centennial Mailing List if you would like to additional information as it develops. The Board of Directors meeting is in July and we will finalize most of the details then.

How to make a Deposit? PayPal provides a way to use a credit card to make payments and you don’t need a PayPal account. The other option is tosend a check to our address.

We have two options:

    • PayPal:


    • Check or Money Order: 

US Funds – Send a check or money order. Our address is:

Cuyamungue Institute
20-a Feather Catcher Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506

The Land
One aspect of the CI mission statement is preserving the Institute land as an environmental and spiritual sanctuary.  Every decision Felicitas made included balancing the teaching of the ritual postures at CI while protect the delicate resources of the land.

The Board of Directors is committed to maintaining that vision. This will cause some inconvenience and will require cooperation with all participants. Driving very slow past our Pueblo neighbors for safety and to limit dust clouds. Car pooling to cut back on traffic. We have very limited parking. Our septic system and well are now pushing fifty years old, both are still working only because of how respectful Felicitas was to these systems and replacement is very expensive. Our student buildings are rustic adobe style with no private accommodations. This also means that with a potentially large group not all participants will be able to stay on the land.

As we all come together for the common purpose of spiritual renewal and inspiration, all of these factors can be accomplished as a community. In fact, Felicitas felt that the stepping outside of the comfort of the western world amenities enhanced the shifting to an alternate reality.

Fundraising for the Land
There is no better way to honor Felicitas on this centennial celebration than to use this event to fulfill her mission of protecting this land. Therefore, 100% of all revenue collected during this event will go directly into a “Preserving the Land Fund”. The maintenance of our facilities and 280 acres of land is crucial so that we can preserve this amazing sanctuary for future generations. We are planning a silent auction and other types of fun ways to support this cause.

Volunteers and Organizers

If you are inspired to help with activities and participate in executing this event, do let me know. It won’t happen without people stepping forward and making it happen! Email me directly at paulrobear@cuyamungueinstitute.com  We are starting to develop a list of volunteers now.

Your participation will make a difference.  We will need additional help with facilities preparation, auction / fundraising coordination, audio/video operator, transportation assistance, lodging coordination.

Thank you all who have already volunteered.

We have heard from Germany and we will have their participation. We also have a group from Buenos Aires that have expressed their desire to come.

We have expanded the dates to facilitate International participation. The event is scheduled for the week of June 16th to the 22nd. We remain flexible and International travelers may come a few days earlier or stay a few days later to help with the travel arrangements.

We will need add some temporary accommodations however the Institute has a limited number of sleeping places,so some will prefer more comfortable and private accommodations. This following list is a good starting point:

Buffalo Thunder Hilton – http://www.buffalothunderresort.com
Cities of Gold – http://www.citiesofgold.com/lodging
The Santa Fe International Hostel – http://hostelsantafe.com

Can I just bring my tent? Yes, some limited amount of “camping” on the land is permitted, however we still have the limitation of only a couple bathrooms and showers and an older septic system.  We will add portable toilets to help with this.

Again, you can join the Centennial Mailing List to participate
To volunteer email me directly at paulrobear@cuyamungueinstitute.com