On Catherine’s 45th
birthday, she received the name Rubybear in a meditation.
She knew it was related to her totem animal, BEAR, and what her learning
was to be for the second half of her life. Since then she has been
learning her RUBYBEAR medicine, which relates to matters of the heart:
speaking heart truth, being strong within oneself, receiving the
sweetness of life, feeling compassion for all the earth’s beings and,
the latest theme, LIVING LARGE with an open heart.
Rubybear Retreats for Women:
Need to have space in your life to let go, focus within, rediscover or
expand your life’s intentions, then this experience could be helpful for
you. The setting is in southwestern New Mexico in a small town of
6,700 called Truth or Consequences (TorC). TorC is blessed with
healing hot springs, warmer weather than the Northeast, and an abundance
of healthcare professionals and artists. My home would be your
base with a private bedroom and bath, use of the kitchen and living
space as well as use of the 1200 square foot studio for expressive arts
(movement, painting, writing, etc.). Your stay would include daily
check ins/consultations with me regarding the intentions for your visit.
I would also help you arrange appointments for body work, massage,
cranial sacral treatment, Reiki, astrological consultation, or yoga
classes. Of course, I would help you choose among the many indoor
and outdoor public/private pools where the hot water is piped in
directly for your bathing comfort.
My intent is to make retreats affordable, relaxing and meaningful.
This type of retreat is not for those who want to be simply pampered.
It is a retreat for those who wish to reclaim or discover some lost or
unrealized aspects of self. I have found in my psychotherapy
practice that weekly meetings are often not enough for a person to make
a concerted effort in changing one’s life. As I have found for myself,
time away just to focus on me is extremely rewarding. Retreats can
be scheduled all year long at a time that would suit you and me. A
phone or in person interview (if convenient) would be required before a
retreat is scheduled.
An individual, five day retreat (four nights) would cost $500 and
include accommodations, daily consultations with me and help scheduling
of appointments with local practitioners if desired. If you choose
to share your retreat with a partner or friend, then the total cost for
two would be $750. Extending the retreat for longer periods of
time would be prorated according to the pricing. For larger group
retreats, the studio space is available for a fee and I could help
arrange sleeping accommodations nearby.
These fees do not include transportation to TorC, meals or
treatments/classes with local healthcare professionals. Besides
retreats, I will be doing workshops
with other professionals that will be offered at different times during
the year. If interested in a retreat or to be notified about
workshops, please call 203-453-5091 or email me at
Catherine Nogas Steinberg (Rubybear) is a psychotherapist and artist and
has been in practice for over thirty years. She leads workshops
and retreats for women that utilize her psychotherapy and expressive
arts background. Catherine resides and works in
Guilford, CT and Truth or Consequences,
NM. She can be reached at 203-453-5091 or email at