Fall Equinox Colorado Yoga Retreat Sept 2023 | Yoga, Hiking, Hot Springs | Body Flows
Fall Equinox Yoga, Hiking, Hot Springs
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Fall Equinox Yoga Retreat with Red Rock Canyons Hiking & Hot Springs!
September 21-24, 2023
with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)

Celebrate the Fall Equinox, a time of balance, abundance and gratitude, as we retreat in the Colorado mountains. We'll be staying at a beautiful historic mountain retreat center in the artsy and laid back town of Manitou Springs, Colorado, located in the heart of nature with red rock formations all around, and on six acres of terraced gardens and biodynamic farms. Surrounded by natural beauty, Garden of the Gods hiking trails and rock formations, stunning view of Pikes Peak from the outdoor patio, this intimate setting provides the perfect space for cultivation of a deep connection with nature and your inner Self. Enjoy neighboring SunWater Spa for a blissful soak in the Hot Mineral Tubs after yoga or hiking, meet like-minded yogis and friends, and draw on the energy of the mountains as we deepen our yoga and meditation practices and have fun!

Nourish your body, connect with your self and nature, and relax and renew.

The yoga classes will be mostly Vinyasa Flow Yoga for all levels, linking movement with the breath for an energizing yet relaxing flow. With creative and balanced sequences, strengthening and lengthening, detoxing and pranayama, you will experience a strong, safe and supportive practice. Modifications and options will be provided for different abilities. You'll have the opportunity to play with some backbends, arm balances, and inversions if you choose, and cool down with some deep stretches to restore the body and mind. There will be 1 yin or restorative class during the retreat. Guided meditations will be included at tne end of some of the yoga classes, to relax the mind and journey inwards.

Client Testimonial: "I participated in the Body Flows retreat in Manitou Springs, CO this past May. My friend and I are both busy working moms and we wanted a trip that was relaxing and refreshing. Since we both like yoga, we decided to go for it. This retreat exceeded our expectations in every way. Our lodging was beautiful, very clean, and comfortable. Sally's yoga & meditation classes left us feeling rejuvenated physically and mentally. Our private chef made us healthy, flavorful meals that were very enjoyable. Our group got along very well and had many laughs together. I truly cannot say enough good things about this trip and the memories we made. I can't wait to book another one of Sally's retreats. Thanks for everything!" - Dominique, May 2023





Highlights - What's Included

  • Daily yoga classes with guided meditations
  • 3 nights accommodation (single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy)
  • 3 meals per day (organic and nutritious, with specific dietary requirements available upon request)
  • 90 minute complimentary soak in the Hot Mineral Tubs at nearby SunWater Spa (10 mins walk from retreat center)
  • Group hikes at nearby Garden of the Gods (10 mins walk from retreat center) and Red Rock Canyon Open Space, with incredible geographical red rock formations and trails
  • Hot tub on property for soaking
  • Scenic hiking trails and surrounding nature
  • Free time to explore the local town, hiking trails, tourist sites, spa, and relax

Not Included

  • Transport to and from the retreat. Coordination of car rental and car pooling can be arranged if you wish. This will be facilitated one month prior to the retreat.
  • Travel Insurance (we recommended including the "cancel for any reason" clause)
  • Massages and spa treatments (additional cost, and must be booked directly with SunWater Spa beforehand. Click here to view and book an appointment at the SunWater Spa.

"Body Flows retreats are an essential part of my self-care. Each retreat location has been beautiful and the group is always fun. Sally leads excellent yoga for all levels and is a relaxed and friendly host. I always leave feeling revitalized and so grateful that I get to be a part of these wonderful experiences." - Jessica, June 2018

"Sally is a wonderful yoga instructor. She provides a balanced experience of yoga and meditation that is transformational. Her approach is accessible to all levels. Truly the best!" - Laura, June 2018

Location

Historic Retreat Center, Colorado

The retreat center, located in the heart of stunning red rock canyons and on six acres of terraced gardens and biodynamic farms. Surrounded by natural beauty, the intimate setting provides the perfect space for cultivation of a deep connection with nature and your inner self.

Walking distance from the quaint town of Manitou Springs with its artsy boutiques and culture, and walking distance from the Garden of the Gods, with it's stunning geographical red rock formations and hiking trails, this retreat is a truly special place for recharging and rejuvenating whilst also exploring and enjoying the outdoors. The healing SunWater Spa where we will soak in hot mineral water in cedar tubs, healing for mind, body and soul, is just 10 mins walk from the retreat center.

Just 1.5 hour drive from Denver Airport (DEN) and 25 mins drive from Colorado Springs Airport (COS), the retreat is easily accessible by car, taxi or Groome Transportation shared airport shuttle (from Denver). Driving directions will be provided to all guests beforehand.

Average weather forecast in Manitou Springs throughout the year can be found here.

Reconnect with yourself in the serene natural environment, explore the eclectic and historic downtown scene of Manitou Springs, or enjoy the local tourist attractions such as Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and the Cog Railway, the Manitou Incline, or the Cave of the Winds.

Client Testimonial: "My very first yoga retreat with Sally. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!! Love the retreat center, food, the soaking tub, hiking though the Garden of the Gods. Met some awesome ladies. Challenged myself by climbing 1000 steps on the Manitou Incline. Looking forward to my next yoga retreat with Sally." ~ Karleen B, 2019

Your Leader

Sally Mitchell, E-RYT200 Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Sally Mitchell Yoga Teacher Sally Mitchell Yoga Teacher

Sally is an inspiring teacher and healer, sharing with others the practices that have helped her to heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness.

Growing up in Scotland, Sally has been an athlete since childhood, always loving movement and fascinated by the human body, the power of the mind and the greater Universe. She is grateful to have the opportunity to inspire others to live a healthier and happier life and awaken to their inner desires and purpose, through the gifts of yoga, meditation, reflection, mindful movement, massage, energy healing and essential oils.

She looks forward to meeting you and being a part of your spiritual journey. Read more about Sally.

Tentative Schedule

The schedule below is subject to minor changes due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. The yoga classes will be held either in the beautiful yoga studio at SunWater Spa, or in the studio at the SunMountain lodge where we will be staying, or outdoors in a grass park, or a combination, depending on number of participants, availability and weather. We will confirm the yoga venue closer to the time and will update this page accordingly.

Thursday
  • 2.00pm - Arrivals and Checkin
  • 4.00pm - Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Opening Circle
  • 8.30pm - Free Time (hot tub, relax, journal)
  • 10.00pm - Quiet Time
Friday / Saturday
  • 7.30am - Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 9:00am - Breakfast
  • 10.15am - Group Hike (Friday - Garden of the Gods, Saturday - Red Rock Canyon)
  • 1.30pm - Lunch
  • 2.00pm - Free Time (massage, hot tub, relax, journal)
  • 4.00pm (Friday) - SunWater Spa Soak
  • 4.00pm (Saturday) - Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 6.30pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm - Workshop - Essential Oils Workshop (Friday)
  • 8.30pm - Free Time (hot tub, relax, journal)
  • 10.00pm - Quiet Time
Sunday
  • 8.00am - Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Closing Circle
  • 10.00am - Brunch
  • 11.00am - Checkout and Departures

What To Bring

Yoga mat, optional yoga props (blocks, strap, blanket, bolster), comfortable gear for yoga and hiking, sturdy hiking or walking shoes, water bottle and/or CamelBak hydration pack for hiking, flashlight, bathing suit for hot tubs and mineral baths, sun lotion and sun hat, warm and waterproof jacket or sweater for cool or wet weather, optional eye mask or small hand towel to cover eyes during meditations, electrolytes, altitude sickness remedy if needed.

Note: Yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets will be provided, or you may bring your own if you wish.

Note: Dogs and other pets are not permitted. The only animals that are allowed are certified service animals, accompanied by a person with a disability.

Accommodations

The rooms have a light, spacious and yet very cozy feel. All rooms feature luxurious bedding and include in-room bathroom suites, with organic cotton terrycloth bathrobes. Organic coffee and teas are available in the main kitchen to be enjoyed at your leisure. Each room has adjustable heating and AC. Linens, towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap are provided. Hair dryer can be provided upon request.

Cost and Sign Up

All participants must be 21 or over.

A $250 deposit is required to secure your spot or you may pay in full. The balance is due 2 months prior to the retreat. You will receive reminder emails a few days prior to your balance due date. If the retreat is less than 2 months from the date of registration, the full amount is required.

Friend 5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner! Use discount code FRIEND5 at checkout. Not valid with other offers.

Shared beds are for friends or family members traveling together only. If you are signing up with a friend or partner, please mention your friend's name on the registration form. If you are traveling alone, you may still sign up for a shared room if you wish and we will match you up with other traveler roommate(s) of the same sex. Shared rooms are female only unless you are signing up with a friend and booking the whole room.

All prices are per person, not per room.

  • Private Room (1 King or 2 singles, private bathroom)
    - Single Occupancy - $1,695 per person
    - Double Occupancy - $1,495 per person
  • Single Occupancy Room (1 King), sharing bathroom with 1-2 other people in separate bedroom as part of Large Suite
    - $1,495 per person
  • Double Occupancy Room (2 singles), sharing bathroom with 1-2 other people in separate bedroom as part of Large Suite
    - $1,295 per person
  • Large Suite (1 King or 2 singles in first bedroom and 2 singles in second bedroom, private bathroom)
    - Quadruple Occupancy - $1,395 per person
    - Triple Occupancy - $1,495 per person
    - Double Occupancy - $1,695 per person
    - Single Occupancy - $2,695 per person
  • Large Room (1 King and 2 singles or 4 singles, private bathroom)
    - Quadruple Occupancy - $1,295 per person
    - Triple Occupancy - $1,395 per person
    - Double Occupancy - $1,695 per perseon


"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we obtain peace within." ~ Buddha

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We look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you in Colorado!

Read our client testimonials and feedback.

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Please read our Body Flows Cancellation Policy.

We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (with the "cancel for any reason" clause)



Important Booking Information: All prices and bookings are per person, not per room. If you would like to book for multiple people, please select the number of participants in the dropdown list in the booking system. For example, if you would like to book for 2 people in a Double Occupancy room type, please select 2 in the dropdown list, and your total price will update accordingly.








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