Whether it’s horseback riding and astronomy, cooking classes and music by the fire, or an immersion into regenerative ranching and soil science, you will experience learning, inspiration, and connection in new and unexpected ways. Our Santa Fe campus at Rising Circle Ranch opens in April 2024.
Discover the perfect blend of nature and luxury amenities at MEA's new Rising Circle Ranch, situated 25 minutes south of downtown. This marks our inaugural U.S. campus and is the first American “midlife wisdom school." Spanning a vast and exclusive 4-square-mile expanse, this secluded haven provides a remote yet conveniently reachable escape in the culturally vibrant Santa Fe region.
So does this enchanting space and learning belong together? Think of it this way: When you’ve had a moment to exhale, and your shoulders begin to relax, you’ll understand what a beautiful setting can do for your state of mind.
The cuisine of northern New Mexico is renowned for its unique blend of Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influences, resulting in dishes that feature bold flavors and a rich cultural tapestry. All meals, beverages and alcohol are included in the cost of the workshop.
You'll enjoy a generous hospitality experience that includes upscale room accommodations and three nourishing, organic meals per day. Enjoy the benefits of yoga and meditation and experience off-campus explorations ...and a few festive parties.
At the Rising Circle Ranch, it’s all about room to roam. Nature. Endless skies. Breathtaking sunsets. Horses. Ranch dogs. Earth speed. The luxury of deep quiet.
New Mexico truly is the Land of Enchantment filled with captivating natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and the sense of wonder and awe. Extend your stay in Santa Fe to experience its charm, including a vibrant arts scene, historic adobe Plaza, stunning natural landscapes, diverse culinary experiences, and a spiritual haven with wellness offerings, yoga, tranquility, and hot springs.
We value personal growth and education for all, offering generous financial aid for many of our workshops. Visit the workshop Enroll page and select the workshop you are interested in. If financial aid is available it will appear in the Tuition section and you can apply from there. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
Our climate is comfortable during most of the academic year (October - July). But temperatures can range from “quite cool” to “dang, it’s hot” in a single day, so we recommend these three words when packing: layers, sunscreen, hat! We also send a comprehensive packing list upon acceptance.
Students traveling to MEA from outside of New Mexico fly into the Albuquerque (ABQ) or Santa Fe (SAF) airports. The campus is a 25-minute drive from downtown Santa Fe.