September 2022

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Art in Kayenta

Celebrating over two decades of Art in Kayenta

The Kayenta Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Art in Kayenta Festival, Friday, October 7th through Sunday, October 9th, 2022.

Each fall thousands of art enthusiasts and families have been making their way to Kayenta Art Village for the annual three-day FREE art festival in Ivins.  Not only do festival goers enjoy spectacular art, they are also treated to stunning desert vistas, culinary delights from festival vendors, a beer and wine garden, live music, and Kayenta’s own delightful Xetava Gardens Café.

Guests will have the opportunity to visit a collection of over 50 juried, regional and national artists who specialize in sculpture, painting, jewelry, ceramics, wood, metal, and other media.  “The quality of art and extent of creative expression at the Festival is extraordinary. Combined with the Art Village setting and backdrop of Ivins red mountain, it is truly a special experience,” states Foundation Chair, Rob Goodman.

The Art in Kayenta festival hosts a silent auction featuring the original work from the attending artists and offerings from local businesses. Festival guests will have the exclusive opportunity to bid on selected art pieces. The auction is hosted by the nonprofit Kayenta Arts Foundation, with proceeds benefiting Center For the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK).

During the Art in Kayenta Festival, CFAK is also presenting a special ticketed Living Art History Chautauqua event, October 7 and 8 at 7:30 PM. This production features“Bobby Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev debating the 1962 missile crisis between the two Super Powerhouses. There will also be a special social hour to meet the artists, either before or after the event.

A shout-out to everyone who signed up for our
Labor Day Weekend Pool Party.
See you Saturday. It will be a splash.

Kayenta HOmes & Properties

Our office is open 7 days a week.
We enjoy seeing our Kayenta community of friends and always welcome your visits.

Your Kayenta Sales Team,

Jeff Sproul, Principal Broker
Naomi Doyle & Steve McAllister, Sale Agents

Ivins City Heritage Days

Ivins City Heritage Park
Friday, September 9th, 5-8 pm
Saturday September 10th, 9 am-2 pm & 7-9 pm

Vendor Booths • Food Trucks • Live Local Entertainment
Parade • Local & Student Art Exhibit
Children’s Games • Climbing Wall • Inflatable Slide
Pony Rides • Bingo • Cornhole Tournament
Tour of New Police Station
Coyote Tales Live Storytelling

Register today online at to join:
Vendor Booths • Cornhole • Parade • Art Exhibit • Sponsor

Jump Start Your Fall Fitness Goals at Kayenta’s Local Studios

Elevate Studio will have a “Grand re-opening sometime in October”
Watch for yoga, intro to yoga, stretch, Step & Pump, strictly weight training, Dudes only classes, open gym & more.

Find Your Joy Yoga Classes Resume September 20th

Village Fitness Center Offering “First Session Complimentary” to New Participants

Kayenta Home Yoga resuming with weekly Yin/Stretch Classes

For more information on all of Kayenta’s Fitness and Wellness programs click the link below.

Center for the Arts at Kayenta

Cello Society of Southern Utah

Cello Society of Southern Utah

September 15


The Cello Society of Southern Utah (CSSU) promotes the magic of the cello through educative and supportive group playing and performances for cellists coming from various musical backgrounds. The CSSU Cello Ensemble brings together cellists from Southern Utah and surrounding areas to explore the exciting multi-cello repertoire in ensembles.

Aiden Barrick & Elise West

Aiden Barrick & Elise West Concert

September 16


Join Aiden Barrick & Elise West at the Walton Commons Plaza as we Celebrate Love for All. Beverages will be available for purchase.

AIDEN BARRICK is an indie-folk rock musician and spoken word artist. Their live performances are emotive, intimate, and powerful. As a singer-songwriter, they lend their voice to expressing truths in an evocative story-telling style.

Elise is a very sensitive and innovative composer-performer. Her fresh piano stylings take the listener to a softer, quieter place.

Kristen LLoyd

Kristen J. Lloyd Concert – “I Found My Brave”

September 17


Kristen J. Lloyd is an extraordinary singer/songwriter, author/illustrator, western performer, and motivational speaker based in Midway UT. She has been delighting audiences as a western performer since 2010.

Despite experiencing trauma and abuse in her childhood, Kristen was able to use her passion for music, illustration, and faith in God to work through her challenges and find happiness as an adult. She now uses her talents to help others learn they can find hope in adversity. Fear can be overcome. All they have to do is Find Their Brave.

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune

September 1 - 11


Nominated for a Tony Award, this play explores the fun of a blossoming new relationship in NYC, as they try to determine if they are soul mates or just mates for the night.  Frankie, a waitress, has had more disappointments than delights in life. Johnny, a cook and veteran of one broken marriage already, is convinced that he loves Frankie, a notion that she considers ridiculous. And neither of them is in the bloom of youth. Yet out of their sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious interplay, the promise of a relationship beyond a one-night stand begins to emerge.

This play contains mature subject matter, brief nudity, and adult language.

Population and Water Growth

Population Growth And Water In Southern Utah

September 20


Southern Utah has experienced an increased number of water rights applications in 2021 and 2022. The increase in applications is from growth and people moving to rural corners of the state. Water users need to learn and understand water rights and how water gets distributed, especially in a time of drought. The Great Salt Lake, Lake Powell, and Lake Mead, for example, are at historic lows, and the Virgin River, the sole drinking water source in Washington County, has been fully allocated for use.
We can’t create new water. We can’t ask for new water. We really have to just go in and change what we are using our current water for.

Ron Smith will take us through the discussion of what the population growth in Southern Utah means for our water use.

QWANQWA is Outdoor Ethiopian

QWANQWA Outdoor Ethiopian Music Concert

October 1


QWANQWA is Outdoor Ethiopian music with strong rhythmic drums, traditional and experimental string instruments and African diva Vocals.

Brought together by a shared passion for the power of Ethiopian music, this group shines with experimentalism based in the virtuosity of rooted traditions. With swirling mesenko (one-stringed fiddle), punk krar solors (electric lyre), wah-wah-violing, bass krar boom, and the unstoppable rhythm of heavy kebero (goat-skin drum) beats, powerful traditional lead African diva vocals, Qwanqwa keeps audiences wrapped in celebratory attention. After making a splash at world-renowned festivals and with two European tours under their belt, this world-traveling ensemble is coming to America and Kayenta!

Make Space

So Many Great Classes Happening at MakeSpace this Fall

Kim English

Kim English

World Renowned Artist Kim English is coming from Kentucky to MakeSpace in Kayenta.

Registration Deadline: September 10th

Kim’s work has been featured in Figure Drawing Workshop by Carole Katchen, as well as in such magazines as PLEIN AIR, SOUTHWEST ART, AMERICAN ARTIST, and THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Allied Artists of America’s Gold Medal of Honor and the William Meyerowitz Memorial Award for an American Scene.

He will be teaching a four day workshop starting on October 26th called  “Figure in the Red Desert” For full details click here:

Deena Millecam

Deena Millecam

Deena Millecam is Teaching Two Watercolor Classes.

She will be teaching a one day watercolor class for beginners – so come play with paint and see if this might just be your new hobby!

Deena will also be leading a class for intermediate and advanced students. Building on each student’s foundational knowledge of watercolor painting, this class will place more emphasis on principles and components that can enhance your personal style.

Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Painting
When: October 18th – November 8th (4-Week Session)
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Carol Bold

Carol Bold

Carol Bold is Teaching Drawing and Composition.

This course will cover the basic drawing elements, including line, shape, form, space, texture, and color, and work towards more complex structures, compositions, and concepts. This class is perfect for both beginning and continuing drawing students.

When: October 3rd – October 24th (Mondays – a 4 week session)
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am


MakeSpace has a handful of private studios that are rented by local artists and we have one studio that will be available on September 12th – if you are interested in seeing and/or renting this space please send us an email at:
There are many other amazing classes coming to MakeSpace this fall:

  • Landscape in Fabric with Margaret Abramshe
  • Winter Oil Painting Studio with Matt Pectol
  • Linocut Card Making with Carol Bold
  • Painting in Large Scale with Matt Pectol
  • The secrets and tools of Drawing Perspective in Landscape with Steven Anzardo
  • 3-day Drypoint Printmaking Workshop with Royden Card
  • 3-day Woodcut & Relief Printmaking Workshop with Royden Card

Be the first to know all the details about these upcoming classes by signing up or emailing us now.

Make Space


Kayenta Art Village Rack Card Front

Kayenta Art Village

The Rack Card has arrived!

What is that, you might be asking? Well, it’s a fantastic way for you to learn about the Kayenta Art Village! The rack card highlights local art found throughout the shops and venues in the village. You will also find news worthy information about the village, goods and services available, and contact information for everything you see in the village! These rack cards are located inside the village businesses. They are perfect to share with friends and family! Think of them as the, “who’s who” and the, “what’s what” of the village, much like an information brochure. It’s a great tool for you to use as you plan your visit to the village! Pick yours up, today! See you in the village!

Unique Experiences,
Local Perspective,
Exceptional Art.


Juniper Sky Gallery, Sculptor Chris Deverill

Kayenta Community

Our businesses and resident sponsored events and news

Kayenta Deseret Arboretum

To all who enjoy our desert arboretum in Kayenta Village,
we need your support.

We are improving the garden this fall by adding low-voltage pathway lighting along its paths.  This will also allow us to expand our holiday lighting displays.  We need to raise additional funds in order to make these improvements.  Our display tent will be set up in the arboretum plaza during the Art in Kayenta Festival October 7-9 to sell a variety of desert plants and beautiful garden plant stakes. All proceeds will be dedicated to this project.  Please stop by to see us and support the arboretum by making a purchase.  We look forward to seeing you.

 Interested in volunteering in the arboretum?  Looking for desert garden information? Stop by and say hi to our many volunteers who are working to keep the Arboretum beautiful.  Or contact Roger Head, or 435-632-1814.

Kayenta Desert Arboretum

August 2022 Ivins City Council Update

Mike Scott, Ivins Council Member

Good News: Fire/EMS Staffing In Ivins

We got good news at last night’s joint meeting of the Ivins and Santa Clara City Councils about the operation of the Ivins Center Street Fire Station.

Chief Parker and Santa Clara’s City Manager, Brock Jacobsen, have worked hard over the past few weeks to move staffing around and trim costs so Center Street can be operated with three full-time Fire Captains, three full-time EMTs, and eight volunteers. That’s a great first step.

How fast can that happen? Chief Parker said all he needs is a week. Both City Councils appear ready to make that happen, so let’s hope bureaucracy doesn’t keep slowing things down.

There was a large turnout of citizens at the August 3rd meeting. And although it wasn’t a public hearing and nobody in the audience could speak, the strong turnout itself spoke volumes. Thank you for coming.

More information

Email me at for more information about these and other Ivins issues. Also, please tell me what issues in Ivins matter to you and what you think should be done. Visit my website at for regular updates.

Desert Preservation InitiativeSeptember 2022 Update

DPI opportunities—get involved, make a difference

Do you want to be part of protecting and preserving the natural beauty and harmony of Kayenta’s desert environment? If so, opportunities await with the Desert Preservation Initiative.

First, this month will see a hands-on educational workshop for those interested in learning more about tamarisk as an invasive, seeing it in the wild, and understanding some of the logistics involved with removing it. Through demonstration and discussion, property owners can learn more about the impact and risks of tamarisk growing on or near their properties and volunteers interested in supporting future removal projects will learn about safety techniques important to the process.

The September workshop will also cover basic training and safety protocols for the application of herbicide as part of the process to remove invasive tamarisk in Kayenta. Two highly qualified instructors, Richard Heflebower Jr., Horticulture Extension Agent for Utah State University in Washington County, and Amy Davidson, Compliance Specialist for the Pest Program of the Utah Division of Agriculture and Food, will provide hands-on, on-site instruction in the Kayenta Wash from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

As the class size is limited to 12 participants, please email your request for attendance to Terrence Walters at no later than September 19. Please include your phone number, email, and mail address. There is no cost for this workshop. Attendees will meet at the elevated water tank off of Kwavasa Drive. Field shoes are recommended. Field gloves will be useful if you think you might handle tamarisk.

“This kind of first-person experience will really give Kayenta residents a clear understanding of the issues involved in dealing with tamarisk in our neighborhood,” says Chuck Warren DPI President. “Nothing beats seeing for yourself.”

If your skills and interests in working with the environment lie more naturally in the areas of research and communication, DPI is also looking for volunteers to assist with the development of native and invasive plant databases and to help manage communication about and coordination of activities for fieldwork days, hikes, training, lectures, and other events.

The Plant Database Specialist would work closely with DPI botanist Terrence Walters to manage the database using Microsoft Word Tables, as well as doing online research for relevant plant background information and images. The Communications Specialist would monitor and respond to inquiries to DPI’s Gmail account; maintain a database of volunteers, members, interested individuals, contributors, donors, and collaborators; and work with DPI’s secretary to provide administrative support for monthly Board meetings.

Both positions would start this fall and have flexible hours, with an expectation of about 12 hours a month minimum. Please contact Terrence Walters at for more information or to apply for either position.

“There are so many ways people can make a difference in maintaining the environmental integrity of our beautiful Kayenta community,” says Walters. I look forward to working with and learning alongside anyone interested in taking advantage of these unique opportunities.”

Petite Feast Dinner Club





Sunday, October 23rd, 2022











 To reserve your seat at the table please click on the link below.

For the health and safety of all our guests, we request that all guests be fully vaccinated.

About Petite Feast Dinner Club: after 35 years as a restaurateur, caterer, chef, and Food and Wine best new chef nominee, Victoria Topham is opening her kitchen to share her unique culinary skills and healthy cooking style with guests just like you. PF Dinner Club offers guests the opportunity to socialize with new friends around a shared table while enjoying deliciously upscale meals. Monthly dinners will feature an hors d’oeuvre hour followed by a multi-course dinner where mingling with the chef in the kitchen is encouraged. ** Think – mash-up of a restaurant, dinner party, and cooking class.  And, she always has a few unplanned courses and surprises for her guests!  Events are announced monthly through the website, and pricing for each event varies. Victoria is happy to accommodate your special celebration requests and dietary preferences whenever possible. I hope to see you soon.

“How can we thank you for such a wonderful evening. Each course was more spectacular than the previous one. We look forward to attending another dinner when we are back in Kayenta.” ~ Brent


This month’s Virtual Dinner Party recipe combines two delicious things – the French dip sandwich and the classic pub standby, Buffalo chicken wings. It’s the ultimate mash-up of the spicy, eyes-watering flavor of traditional wings, the au jus dunking fun of the classic French dip & the cooling tang of blue cheese dressing Frankensteined into one tasty sandwich.

The recipe starts with a unique sous vide-mimicking method of poaching boneless skinless chicken breast. Traditional poaching methods often produce chicken that is dry and flavorless, but this hard-to-mess-up stovetop process promises to turn out tender, juicy, flavor-packed chicken in less than 20 minutes. But please keep in mind it does require an instant-read thermometer and a bit of attention from the chef. Watch the video prep here:

Assembling this sandwich couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve cooked the chicken, shred it into bite-sized pieces. Add the tasty blue cheese spiked aioli and then pile the concoction high on toasted ciabatta rolls. To keep the wing vibe going strong, I added diced celery to the aioli and lettuce to the sandwich for cooling freshness, and crunch.

A bold chili-hued dip stands in for the au jus which elevates this chicken French dip to epic game-changing sandwich perfection. To make it, combine Frank’s RedHot (or use your favorite hot sauce) a little of the chicken poaching liquid, and melted butter. I served the sauce French dip style in individual containers for pre-bite dipping. The vinegary snap and spice of the sauce tempered the richness of the aioli perfectly.

Matt and I thought this sandwich played nicely with a cold IPA, but if you prefer wine, Tim and Judy say that because of the spice level of Buffalo chicken wings, you definitely want to stay away from any wine that is high in alcohol or tannins. They say a fruity, slightly sweet white wine would be preferred. Judy recommends an off-dry Riesling and Tim suggests a Gewurztraminer or Pinot Gris.

If you have not joined the Virtual Dinner Party but would like to dine with us, please prepare this recipe – or any other – and share it with your family, friends, and neighbors. It is our group’s firm belief that by preparing something good to eat and sharing it with those we love, we are participating in one of life’s greatest joys. The connection, community, and goodwill that come from it fill us with joy, hope, and gratitude. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Thanks for coming to the party and Cook On! – Victoria


1 # boneless skinless chicken breast (trimmed and cut in half horizontally)
¼ C Frank’s RedHot
¼ C broth from cooking chicken
2 T melted butter
¼ C celery, chopped
¼ C blue cheese, crumbled
¼ C mayonnaise (homemade or high quality store-bought)
2 T sour cream
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Chibatta rolls, split and toasted
Leaf lettuce


Poach chicken breasts in 2 C generously salted water seasoned water with 2 cloves garlic and 1 t black peppercorns. Bring water to a simmer over medium heat. Add chicken breasts to the pot and bring back to a simmer. Immediately turn off heat, cover pot, and let sit for 10 minutes. Test for doneness. If chicken is not cooked through, return pot to heat and bring back to a simmer. Turn off heat and let sit an additional 2 minutes. Chicken should register 155 degrees on a meat thermometer. Remove chicken from broth and cool. Shred into bite size pieces.

Prepare wing sauce: Combine Frank’s RedHot, butter, and ¼ C poaching liquid in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced. Keep warm for serving.

Prepare the blue cheese aioli: Combine celery, blue cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and lemon juice in a small bowl.

Assemble sandwiches: Combine chicken and blue cheese aioli. Taste for salt and pepper. Toast rolls until crisp. Top bottom half of roll with chicken mixture and top with lettuce. Cover with top half of bun and serve with warmed wing sauce for dipping.

Serves 2

Coyote Tales

Coyote Tales

Saturday, September 10th

At the Ivins City Heritage Days Festival at Ivins City Park

The Theme for the Evenings Stories is: Tradition

Picnic Pre-party Starts at 7 pm, Stories Start at Sundown

Please join us for this FREE event where we welcome amateur and experienced storytellers to our stage. The theme is set and we’re taking names, so get ready to throw down your true tale of “TRADITION” the Coyote Tales way.

The evening begins with a BYOP (bring your own picnic) pre-show party where potential storytellers put their name in the hat with the hope of being chosen to share their tale on stage. Linda Schmal of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty will be providing the free upscale water and beverage trough for thirsty story lovers. Pre-party starts with Stillhouse Road bluegrass music at 7:00. Stories start at sundown. We are just on the grass behind the baseball diamond so, please remember to bring a blanket or camp chair to sit on.

 Local authors and storytellers, Stephen Trimble, Shelly Pollock, Bill Wright and Lyman Hafen will be on stage sharing their true tales. But there’s room on the stage for you too.

WANT TO GET ON STAGE? Prepare a 5-minute story about customs, heritage, or birthright. Think Folklore, wisdom, or ritual passed from generation to generation. Tell us YOUR story about connection to ancestry or times past.

YOUR STORY MUST BE YOUR STORY. Were you there? Are you the main character? Your involvement in the events as they unfold is essential.  We are after true, first-person narrative stories.

Please contact Victoria through the Coyote Tales website to get your name in the hat


 Everyone has a story

 Copies of many of the evening’s invited storyteller’s books will be available for sale at the event and at The Book Bungalow.

The Book Bungalow is an independent bookstore located in downtown St. George at the corner of 100 West and Tabernacle Street.

 This project is funded by Petite Feast, Utah Humanities, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, & Desert Dweller Realty

Coyote Tales

Coyote Tales

Coyote Tales

Trips and Trails

Trips and Trails

Resumes in October 2022

Join area expert Charles Dillier on monthly outings that explore southern Utah’s (and sometimes beyond) geographical and locational treasures.

Each trip is different, some requiring dirt road travel and your own packed lunch. The group meets in the Kayenta Design Center parking lot and then drives to the selected location. A great way to meet locals with a passion for venturing beyond Kayenta’s comfortable enclave.

The Kayenta Connection will post information for each month’s trip once they resume.
For details call Charles Dillier at 435-656-1956

Xetava Gardens Cafe

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:30am – 5pm


Thursday 11:30 – 8pm

Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 8pm

Sun 9am – 8pm (Brunch served 9-12)


Thank you very much for your continued support. Closing at 3: Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day (to prepare for our special pre-sold dinner service) Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Blue Raven Bike RentalSpend an entire day in our beautiful environment.

With Blue Raven, there is no need to load the bikes onto your vehicle and drive to the trails. From our front doors, you can access any kind of riding you want, from paved trails through Snow Canyon to mountain bike adventures that can last from sunrise to sunset, and everything in between. With e-bikes, you can make the ride as easy or as challenging as you like.

We also have some pretty ingenious bikes to bring your kids along.

Check our website for pricing and hours.

(435) 225-0295 •

Health, Fitness & Wellness

Kayenta’s locally run gyms, fitness classes, spas,  group workouts, wellness activities and mindful experiences.

“Life really does begin at 40. Up until then, you are just doing research.”

Carl Jung

Elevate Fitness

Fall into Fitness at your Local Gym!

Elevate Studio will be announcing the new Fall 2022 schedule in October with offerings of yoga, intro to yoga, stretch, Step & Pump, strictly weight training, Dudes only classes, open gym & more. Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule and information about a “Grand re-opening” in the October Kayenta Connection. Elevate offers group fitness classes, and private, semi-private, and group training workouts. Inquiries can be directed to John Yohman, Owner

Elevate Studio’s Current Class offerings!

  • ElevateFIT is offered M, W, & F at 9:30 am. This class is taught inside and outside. A fun, invigorating challenging class for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. 
  • ElevateYoga class is offered Saturday at 10:00 am and Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:00 pm.  This class is for yogis & yoginis with some experience.

Elevate Studio • 435-632-1381 •

Participants MUST be vaccinated. Class size is limited and subject to change. Pre-registration is required. 

Be happy. Be healthy. Have a blast!  ELEVATE!

Find Your Joy Yoga

Find Your Joy Yoga

Class resumes Tuesday, September 20th at Elevate studio at 9:30 am.

At John Yohmans’s Elevate Fitness Studio in Kayenta!

Classes are $15

Punch cards available for $75 (5 classes)

No sign up required!

New this Fall!

I will be offering Sacred Healing Classes one Saturday morning a month at my most sacred place, my home.
Classes include:
Sacred Tea Ceremony • Meditation • Yoga
Healing Information Class
(this will vary from nervous system regulation, somatic healing practice, chakra healing and balancing, awakening intuition, understanding trauma healing and stress response!)
Class/workshop will be 2 hours.
Lots of great things will be covered. Email me for more information.

Vaccination cards are required to attend in-person classes.

Call/text: 435-862-7743

Village Fitness Center

Community Gym

Come join your neighbors in the FUN!

When: M/W/F at 8 am & Tu/Th/Sat at 9 am.
Cost: $4/Session- 1st session is complimentary

Compact in size this local gym offers several equipment options including a suspension trainer, weighted rack system, free weights, and an elliptical trainer. Participants have the option to rotate through a timed circuit or workout on their own. 

Contact Gloria Prahl for more information.
Facility rental options are available.
The Village Fitness Center – Next to CFAK and Room for Thought in the Art Village
435-674-2824 or 435-669-0430

Community Gym

Community Gym

Sacred Space Spa

Body, Skin, and Energy Work

Check out these exciting new add-ons to enhance your treatment! 

$15~ Peppermint Foot Reflexology 

$15~Wild Child hair and scalp treatment

$15~CBD infused spot treatment

$20~Age Defying facial mask

Please call or text to schedule or with any questions! Please remember that I am usually booked at least 2 weeks out.

Namaste, Aly Hansen

For a full list of Spa Treatments visit:

Tel: 435-862-7743 •

Mindful Vinyasa Flow and Yin/Stretcha

Kayenta Home Yoga

Weekly classes begin in September

Weekly Yin/Stretch Classes and Pop-Up Hatha Classes

As summer winds down, reconnect with friends and neighbors and take care of yourself at the same time.  Yin Yoga (floor-based stretch classes) offered every T & Th morning at my small Kayenta Home Yoga studio. Email or call for more info. I’m looking forward to seeing you on your mat!

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”  -Herman Hesse

Karen Kushner

Desert Rose Labyrinth

The labyrinth is sacred ground, a place of rest and renewal.

The Desert Rose Labyrinth & Sculpture Garden is a community resource with the intention that all who walk the labyrinth will be blessed with peace, comfort, and open hearts. The Labyrinth is maintained and funded by Kayenta volunteers. Please be respectful and leave only footprints. For more information or to make group reservations, please contact:

Cheryl Collins: 435-674-1664

Beth Hopwood: 802-922-8905

Javier’s Massage

Javier Guzman LMT/LMMT

(Kayenta Resident)

Massage is medicine for the body and mind

“I think he is a neighborhood treasure. He has a very nice casita where he works. I love his massage and he is a really nice, thoughtful, considerate, good guy.” ~ Christy Lueders

Call or text for an appointment:

Javier Guzman

Kayenta Pickleball Group (KPG) 

Pickleball is one of the fast-growing sports in the US. It helps us stay fit; allows us to meet and make friends in our community and – most importantly – have fun!

Organized drop-in play occurs 4 mornings a week. The start time is currently 10:00, but changes with the seasons.

Mondays-Women’s League,
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
(Mixed drop-in play).

Currently, there are 30 active players in this thriving group of Kayenta residents. Players are welcome to set up their own matches, do drills and use the courts freely outside of those designated times.

Plans for 2022 include spring and fall skill sessions with a guest instructor, a KPG- member tournament in April and possible ‘field trips’ for social play in a new location. If you would like more information, please contact
Trish Olson: -or-
Barbara Vaughn:

Kayenta Pickleball Group

Community Advocates

Are you a Kayenta resident? Do you have a cause or passion that you are personally involved with in the St. George area?
If so, let your neighbors know right here.

Inkas no kill Animal Supporters

INKAS – Ivins No Kill Animal Supporters
Advocate: Lois Hewitt 

Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters (INKAS) is a 501(c)3 organization and a Registered Utah Charity. It was founded in 2010 with the mission of providing support to Ivins Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, now the Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter. In 2006 our shelter became the first no-kill municipal shelter in the state of Utah. Maintaining a no-kill shelter, as opposed to one that euthanizes animals after a set period of time, is more costly because the animal’s needs must be met at the shelter until they are reclaimed by their owners, adopted, or transferred to an animal rescue organization. Through a memorandum of understanding with Ivins City, INKAS provides support through veterinary care, specialty foods, and other needed supplies. Funds are raised through the sale of merchandise at various local events and through the donations of many generous animal lovers. You can help by designating INKAS as your charity on Amazon Smile or by donating on our website.

Santa Clara-Ivins Animal Shelter

Bailee Mabe, Shelter Manager

474 North 200 West, Ivins


Hours by appointment:
Monday – Saturday, 8am – 3 pm

Dogs and Cats

Ivins Night Sky Initiative
Advocate: Kai Reed

Ivins Night SkyPlease visit the Initiative’s website for more information at or email them at

The mission of the Ivins Night Sky Initiative is to improve, preserve, and protect the night sky over Ivins and our heritage of dark skies through education and information about environmentally responsible outdoor lighting, and to serve as a resource for City officials, residents, and businesses.

Let us know if this Initiative is important to you, if you are willing to get involved, and what else you think we should be doing to improve, preserve, and protect the night skies in Ivins.

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park
Advocates: Lori Capshaw


In-person events have returned! Friends of Snow Canyon will offer outdoor events in 2022! See the volunteer opportunities below as well as outdoor hike/lecture presentations. At this point, we are not planning indoor events due to the COVID situation. Zoom presentations remain available for your enjoyment at home. They are posted below the Event listings on this page.

We’d like to invite all Kayenta residents to join us in supporting Snow Canyon State Park. Our mission is to provide support to Snow Canyon State Park through various means. For more information and to join Friends please visit our web site.

E-mail us at “Like” us on FriendsofSnowCanyon.

Nextdoor Kayenta

Nextdoor Kayenta
Nathan Dupre & Kathi Fox

Nextdoor is a completely private on-line web-site environment and we now have ONE Kayenta Nextdoor neighborhood with two leaders Nathan Dupre and Kathi Fox.

Community and City Resources

Resident support services, businesses, and education and enrichment programs

Infinity Rehab at Home

Infinity Rehab at Home


Marijke Onsrud, Physical Therapist

What is Infinity Rehab at Home?

Take advantage of Infinity Rehab at Home and receive outpatient physical therapy services right where you live. Physical therapy sessions are one-on-one and personalized just for you. Take the hassle out of driving to an appointment or scheduling transportation by having therapy right in the comfort of your own home. Physical therapy can help you improve your strength and balance so you can do the activities you love, like hiking, biking, tennis, walking, and pickleball, to name a few. Additionally, it can help with chronic issues, like arthritis and pain. 

How does it work?

Infinity Rehab at Home therapists come to you and work directly with your physician and care team to ensure a collaborative approach. We work with Medicare and most HMO plans, and we always verify insurance prior to treatment. 

About Marijke

Marijke Onsrud is a physical therapist with Infinity Rehab at Home. She has over 35 years of experience with physical therapy. Marijke lives with her husband in the Kayenta community and has provided several of her neighbors with physical therapy services. She is based with Infinity Rehab at Home at Ovation Sienna Hills and their independent living community. You can reach her at or 435-538-3401, extension 1075 to find out more and schedule an appointment.

Located in the desert community of Kayenta Utah, the Crescent Moon Inn is the perfect place to get away from it all.  The Inn is just a short walk or bike ride from the Kayenta Art Village, where locally-owned art galleries, the Sacred Space Day Spa and the Xetava Garden Cafe add to your unique experience.

For Reservations or Pricing call:

Staying Put in Kayenta is a member-driven organization for Kayenta residents, proactively providing programs and services so members can lead vibrant, active and healthy lives while living in their own homes.

For information contact
Ellen Nathan
Secretary for Staying Put in Kayenta

Looking for a Hair Artist right here in Kayenta?….JENN Hair Artist embodies the artistic creativity and passion of the beauty industry. She thrives in creating natural, sexy cuts and color styles for men and women. She looks forward to pampering you.

924A Art Village Way, Ivins, UT 83455
801 637-0884 (call or text)

Happy2Help is an in home personal concierge service.

Services Include:

• Personal Shopping
• Health Recovery Assistance
• Meal Prep
• Snowbird Service
• Home Organization
• Event Assistance

Call or email Andrea, your trustworthy neighbor at
401-258-9772 or

Art Classes

“Art is a series of trial and error, of discovery and hope, and determination”

Artwork by Sher

Classes Run for Six Weeks.
You will be able to sign up for another six weeks if you choose to continue.

PLACE • New Studio
Fire and Maintenance building in the Art Village
TIME • Mon. or Tues. from 10 AM to 1PM
PRICE • $210 per 6 week session (Six classes)
INSTRUCTOR • Sherrie Warren
BACKGROUND • Bachelor Fine Arts. Taught for 10 years. Worked in acrylics, oils, and pastels.

HOME • 435-656-9199 CELL • 801-680-9616

Kayenta Committees

Board opportunities, landscaping, and ACC & HOA contact information.

Kayenta Deseret ArboretumKayenta Desert Arboretum

Interested in volunteering in the arboretum?  Or just looking for information about the arboretum or our lecture series.  Please contact Roger Head, or 435-632-1814.

kayenta landscape committeeKayenta Landscaping Committee

Please visit the Kayenta HOA website ACC tab for Landscaping documentation. Select Landscaping Regulations Rev 2017 and Landscaping Review Steps 2017.

Kayenta HOAACC & HOA Information

The Kayenta ACC meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm in the Kayenta Community Room. A hard copy of the agenda is posted in the Kayenta Homes & Properties office the Thursday before the meeting.

Questions? Ellen Nathan

Phone: 435-652-8333, email:

The Kayenta Concept

The Kayenta Concept is a philosophy that has steered the development of our exceptional community since its inception. The standards that underlie that concept are enforced by the Architectural Control Committee (ACC), which serves both the Shonto Point and Taviawk HOAs. The pre-amble to the 2021 ACC Handbook lays out the basics of the architectural rules that have been followed to create the homes and land-scape we live in.

When your home was designed the Kayenta Concept was front and center. The ACC reviewed your design to evaluate whether it followed the rules, and the ACC monitored construction of your home through landscaping and occupation, again, reviewing adherence to design and construction standards. When you received your occupancy permit and construction deposit refund from the ACC, on-going compliance with the Kayenta Con-cept became the responsibility of your HOA Board of Directors. Your Board has the authority to perpetuate the Kayenta Concept into the future and gladly accepts that role.

The Kayenta Concept is worth reviewing to remind us that what we have here has only happened because of the rules Kayenta developer Terry Marten set up to own, build and live in Kayenta. His vision and the governing documents he developed to achieve and maintain that vision established the Kayenta HOAs and gave them the responsibility and authority to enforce the CC&Rs that underlie the beauty and value we all enjoy

Blue Can Recycling

Blue Can Recycling

September 12 & 26

Dumpster Dates

September 10 & 24

Ivins City

Ivins City Offices are open.

For Appointments with a specific department call:
Administration: 435-628-0606   
: 435-634-9753
Parks or Cemetery: 435-634-7719
Public Works: 435-634-0689
Dispatch: 435-634-5730 or Animal Control: 435-628-1049

Ongoing Events and Activities

Weekly and monthly gatherings

Kayenta Book Lovers

Meetings the 2nd Monday of every month. For more details contact our bookclub

Kayenta Weavers

The Kayenta Weavers groups meets weekly to enjoy the limitless creativity of off-loom weaving.

For information contact Katie at:

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal Church

Spirit of the Desert Episcopal church meets every Sunday at 3 pm at Ivins Unity Park Recreation Room at 350 S 300 W for worship, music, and fellowship. Parking lots are located near the tennis courts and the skate park. We welcome everyone to join us whether you are a visitor, a newcomer, an inquirer, or a member of another church or faith tradition. We are a Christian community that cares for one another, and we’d like to care for you, too.

For additional information or questions, email Father Lee Montgomery at

*Tahri Marpo Ling Tibetan Buddhist Sangha

Weekly Meditation Practices:  OPEN TO ALL

Friday, 10-11 am, Green Tara Practice

Green Tara is known as the Mother of All Buddhas.  We engage in this practice to awaken our capacity for enlightened activity, present in the form of the feminine dimension of the primordial nature of mind.  Green Tara is known for her ability to dispel fear, anxiety and suffering.

Tuesday, 10-11 am, Awakened Mornings

This practice begins with three guided meditations to focus the mind, open the heart, and generate compassion for all sentient beings.  Then, a short form of the Chenrezig practice is led, in English.  Chenrezig is known as the Buddha of Compassion.

Contact Lhamo Khandro by calling or texting 801-671-8758 or emailing

for Zoom instructions for entering this virtual Buddhist sangha.

For more information on classes, weekly meditation practices and retreats, please go to our website:

Tahri Marpo Ling was founded by Lhamo Thupten Dawa Khandro on May 21st of 2017 with the blessing and guidance of Lama Thupten Rinpoche.  Lhamo Khandro has been ordained in both the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. 



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