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Weekend Theme: Work Hard, Play Hard, Rest Easy
Each of us knows what working hard feels like. We work hard for our paychecks. We are challenged to keep up with all that fills our news feeds- trends, politics, family celebrations, and friends life changes. Where we sometimes sacrifice, because we are so mentally taxed is to let our bodies show us what they are capable of.
Play is something that instantly comes with a mental picture of a child, but play is healthy for all of us. To be adventurous, to laugh, to experiment, to dance like no one is watching- these are experiences that should not be saved just for the young.
Rest can be the first thing to go when our stress levels go up. We worry ourselves through the night. We are so busy avoiding FOMO that we barely have time to sleep once we have gotten through the list. Finding time to be list free and rest full is not a luxury, it is a necessity from time to time.
This snow-filled weekend retreat in the Colorado mountains will provide opportunity to work, play and rest. We will work our bodies through yoga sequences and guided snow-shoe hikes outside. We will also work our spirit as we dive into journal activities, and even the opportunity to create a meditation mala. We will play and laugh inside of our yoga practices and the community we build together. We will enjoy the great outdoors and I suspect there will be a snow angel or two, perhaps even some snowshoe relay races. We will also have plenty of downtime to explore the nearby area or gather for a game of charades. And finally, we will rest. You work hard most of the time. After a full day of play, ample relaxation time is mandatory. From a guided Yoga Nidra (which means yogic sleep) to kick the weekend off, to quiet morning hours, and time in the hot tubs, you will leave the weekend feeling rejuvenated.
2 nights lodging- shared room and single occupancy room options
4 meals -Friday dinner, Saturday brunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday brunch
3 snacks/mini-meals -Saturday and Sunday morning granola and coffee, and Saturday afternoon appetizers following our snowshoe hike
Daily Yoga Practice- 1. Friday Night Yoga Nidra (imagine extended savasana with a guided meditation)Saturday morning VinYin (1/2 flow class, 1/2 gentle class- a balanced class before our hike) and Sunday morning Vigorous Vinyasa (all levels practice, with heartfelt intention to move the body)
2. Saturday morning VinYin (1/2 flow class, 1/2 gentle class- a balanced class before our hike) Sunday morning Vigorous Vinyasa (all levels practice, with heartfelt intention to move the body)
3. Sunday morning Vigorous Vinyasa (all levels practice, with heartfelt intention to move the body)
Guided Snowshoe Hike- Saturday midday in Fraser. We will carpool over to a trailhead for an accessible afternoon in the snow. We will decide on length based on the group, but the journey will be approximately 3 miles out and back. Please bring snowshoes, poles, and snow boots for the weekend.
What's Else is Possible
Really everything above is optional but encouraged
Mala Making Party on Friday Night- $45 gets you beads, string, and all supplies, as well as, personal instruction from Christen. Mala tying will happen from approx 730p-9p. First-time mala makers will likely have a fun project to work on throughout the weekend.
During any free time, you are welcome to explore Fraser, Winter Park, and Granby. There is lots to do and see, but it can also be a nice time to do less, drive less, and be still more.
Early Birds receive $50 Discount for paying in full before December 21. Promo Code: earlybird
Shared Room: $350 (this price includes couple and/or friends sharing a large bed and rooms with multiple beds/bunks)
Single Occupancy Room: $550
Friday Night Mala Making Party: $45
What if I work til 5p on Friday?
You can absolutely join the retreat. With less than a 2-hour drive from the city, you will make it in time to grab a plate for dinner, wine with a new friend, and a soak in the hot tub before our yoga nidra offering at 915p.
Do I need to have yoga experience?
Absolutely not. All levels are invited and encouraged. Christen will offer opportunities for all no matter what your level.
What if the weather is bad?
Weather is tricky in Colorado, but this event is rain or shine, and snow or sleet. We will make the best of it. If it is not great weather, we will likely hot tub more, read more, and burn our adrenals less. Please be mindful of road conditions for traveling.
What if my plans change?
See below for Cancelation Policy
We reserve the right to cancel the retreat up to 14 days in advance. February 10 we will confirm our minimum enrollment of 6 participants. In the case of cancellation, we will issue full refunds.
If you cancel with less than 7 days, there is no refund available. We will refund 50% of your payment, IF we find a replacement participant.