Best Yoga Retreats Colorado 2019 | Weekend Yoga, Red Rocks Hiking, Mineral Baths | Body Flows
Yoga, Meditation, Hiking or Running, Hot Springs
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Weekend Yoga Retreat with Hiking & Hot Mineral Springs!
at SunMountain Retreat Center, 328 El Paso Blvd. Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
Nov 1-4, 2019

from $995 per person

with Sally Mitchell (Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist and Integrative Health Coach)

Join us for a relaxing yet energizing retreat in stunning red rock canyon country at the historic SunMountain Wellness Center in Colorado. SunMountain is a historic mountain retreat center, located in the heart of stunning nature with red rock formations all around, and on six acres of terraced gardens and biodynamic farms. Surrounded by natural beauty, the intimate setting of SunMountain provides the perfect space for cultivation of a deep connection with nature and your inner self.

We'll honor the end of the Fall season, with colorful Fall days, touring the farm on the property, exploring the historic city of Manitou Springs, and escaping to neighboring SunWater Spa for a blissful soak in the Hot Mineral Tubs.

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

The morning 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. The evening classes will be yin or restorative.

Client Testimonial: "This was the first time I embarked on a solo retreat of any kind, and after much research I arrived upon Body Flows after reading so many positive reviews and now I know why. I wasn't sure what to expect but this experience excelled beyond my hopes. Sally is a wonderful host and guide. She made everyone feel welcomed, relaxed and safe. She also has a wonderful sense of humor and made us smile throughout the weekend. I really enjoyed the yoga classes, and learned how to correct some poses and master some new ones! The sound bath at the end of the weekend was a beautiful way of closing out the practice. It wasn't planned but was an incredible experience and very moving." - Gurjeet, June 2018





Highlights

  • 6 yoga classes with guided meditations
  • 3 nights accommodation (single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy) (linens and towels provided)
  • 9 gluten free, organic, vegetarian and nutritious meals (vegan and other dietary needs available upon request)
  • 2 hours complimentary soak in the Hot Mineral Tubs at nearby SunWater Spa (10 mins walk from retreat center), to enjoy during your free time at your leisure, before, during or after the retreat
  • Group hikes or trail runs in nature at nearby Garden of the Gods with it's incredible geographical red rock formations and trails (10 mins walk from retreat center)
  • Farm tour of the 6 acre retreat center property
  • Hot tub on property for soaking
  • Scenic hiking trails and surrounding nature
  • Free time to explore the local town, hiking or running 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 strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance)
  • Massages and spa treatments (additional cost, and must be booked directly with SunWater Spa beforehand, details below)

"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

SunMountain Retreat Center, Colorado

SunMountain is a historic mountain 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 of SunMountain 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, SunMountain is a truly special place for recharging and rejuvenating whilst also exploring and enjoying the outdoors. The healing SunWater Spa where we will spend 2 hours soaking in hot mineral water in cedar tubs, healing for mind, body and soul, is just 10 mins walk from the retreat center.

With a thriving farm onsite, SunMountain takes sustainability and farm-to-table service seriously, with gluten free, organic, vegetarian and highly nutritious meals, and farm-fresh eggs gathered from onsite chickens daily. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated if known beforehand.

Just 1.5 hour drive from Denver Airport (DEN) and 25 mins drive from Colorado Springs Airport (COS), SunMountain is easily accessible by car, taxi or airport shuttle. Coordination of airport car rental, car pooling, taxi or shuttle service can be coordinated for those who would like to share transport with other guests. This will be facilitated one month prior. Cost of car rental or airport transport is not included in the retreat cost. Driving directions will be provided to all guests beforehand.

Denver airport - 1.5 hours drive. The most economical option is a door-to-door service such as Transit Van Shuttle or Door to Door Shuttle. Cabs are also available from the Denver International Airport directly to SunMountain Center.

Colorado Springs airport - 25 mins drive and approx. $20-25 by Uber or Lyft.

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 Highway and the Cog Railway, the Manitou Incline, or the Cave of the Winds.

SunMountain Client Testimonial: "Absolutely beautiful! SunMountain Center is an amazing retreat center focusing on sustainability and community. The beautiful gardens around the property provide delicious and nutritious food for the guests. The chef does a wonderful job preparing amazing food grown on the land and the entire staff is wonderfully welcoming. The lodging on the property is not only beautiful but also beautifully maintained. I highly recommend SunMountain Center for a private getaway or an inspiring retreat." ~ Shanti M, Boulder, CO

Your Leader

Sally Mitchell, RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, 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

Friday
  • 3.00pm - Arrivals and Checkin
  • 4.00pm - Vinyasa Yoga and Opening Circle
  • 6.30pm - SunMountain Orientation
  • 7.00pm - Dinner
  • 8.00pm - Free Time (massage, spa, town, hike, relax, journal)
Saturday / Sunday
  • 8.00am - Breakfast
  • 9.00am - (Saturday) Farm Tour
  • 10.00am - Vinyasa Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 12.30pm - Lunch
  • 1.45pm - Group Trip (Hike or Trail Run at Garden of Gods or Red Rock Canyon) with ChiRunning and ChiWalking overview
  • 1.45pm - OR Free Time (massage, spa, town, hike, relax, journal)
  • 6.15pm - Dinner
  • 7.30pm (Saturday) - Yin/Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils and Yoga Nidra
  • 7.30pm (Sunday) - Yoga Sutras and the Eight Limbs of Yoga
Monday
  • 7.00am - Breakfast
  • 9.00am - Vinyasa Yoga and Guided Meditation
  • 10.30am - Closing Circle and Reflections
  • 11.00am - Packed Lunch, Checkout and Departures
  • 12.00pm - Add-On Hike - Group Hike to Garden of Gods or Red Rock Canyon

What To Bring

Comfortable and loose fitting clothes for yoga, hiking or running, sturdy hiking, walking and/or running 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. There are two lodges, Onaledge and Rockledge. Each room has adjustable heating. There is AC in each room in Rockledge and central AC in Onaledge. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap are provided. Hair dryer can be provided upon request.

Cost and Sign Up

All prices are per person.

All participants must be 21 or over.

Early Bird Rates below are valid until 30 days prior - Save $100!

A $200 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 be notified a few days prior to the balance due date, with a link to make payment online. If the retreat is less than 2 months from the date of registration, the full amount is required.

Use Discount Code FRIEND5 at checkout for a 5% discount if you sign up with a friend or partner. Note: The code must be used at the time of booking. It is not possible to apply this discount after you have booked.

Use Discount Code GROUP10 at checkout for a 10% discount if you sign up as part of a group of 10 people.

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 double, triple or quadruple occupancy 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 or as a couple and booking the whole room, or signing up for single occupancy.

  • Quadruple Occupancy (private bathroom) - $995 per person
  • Triple Occupancy (private bathroom) - $1,095 per person
  • Double Occupancy (private bathroom) - $1,295 per person
  • Double Occupancy sharing 1 King Bed (for couples or friends) (private bathroom) - $1,195 per person
  • Single Occupancy (private bathroom) - $2,390 per person

Availability: Click the buttons below to find out if we have availability for your desired dates and lodging option.

Note: Massages and other Spa Services MUST be booked beforehand. Click here to view and book an appointment at the SunWater Spa.



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