I got the same problem. Too far away. I went to Zion on saturday but did not do the workshop thingy, I was only able to be there for part of the day Saturday. Here is an idea: How about we folks who can't afford to get to these free workshops and live in the dersert SW plan to meet somewhere around this region and maybe learn from each other.
By the way. If the week was as beautiful, in Zion, as Saturday was, I am so jealous and curse GW doubly for his cuts in education spending.