Rhythms of Nature – Yoga and Nature Retreat

Tentative Dates September 4-7, 2017
YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO

-dates not confirmed yet.  Contact Laura for information.  laura@homegrownyoga.com  The pricing and scheduling information posted here is from last years retreat.  We are in the process of reconfiguring retreat price and dates.  This year’s retreat will separate out lodging from the retreat, allowing people to commute.  This year’s retreat will follow the schedule described below pretty closely.  Below is a brief description.

Find Purpose and Fulfillment in your Creative Nature:

Spending time in nature simply has a way of nourishing your soul and helping you to let go of what no longer serves you.  In this special yoga, nature and hiking retreat you will have the time to relax, realign and reset.  The world needs you and your talents, and you deserve to live life at your best, joyfully and in peace.  Yoga helps you to identify and empower what is naturally best for you, transforming your work, relationships and general experience of life including your health, to their optimal state and functioning.  The rocky mountains, the retreat staff, and the YMCA is a perfect place and combination for a rejuvenating, fun retreat.  The inspiration and peace is powerful and palpable, and always full of good medicine ready to be dispensed to you! Come enjoy the rhythm of nature:-)

A special three night, four day, yoga and nature retreat has been designed just for you.  The retreat has a variety of relaxing and fun activities that focus on empowering and promoting your peace, joy and health.   The discussions during the retreat are open, yet commonly embrace people who are:  – at a cross roads – looking for more peace – want to experience more fulfilling work or relationships –  need to reconnect with truth or nature – looking for affirmation for their healthy rockin lifestyle – or just want to check out a beautiful nurturing affordable yoga retreat as they haven’t ever done one before.   Through spectacular walks, informative talks, picnic hikes, daily yoga classes, meditation instruction, sacred drumming circle, star gazing, special community dinner, and a friendly supportive community you will have the opportunity to unplug,  slow down and tune in to a rhythm that promotes your health, joy and purpose.  Give birth to your spirit once again in this peaceful Rocky Mountain setting.   Your heart and body will thank you.  Yoginis of all skill level are most welcome.

Single person occupancy (price not confirmed yet, lodging and retreat price separate this year):  $769(plus tax) Deposit of $250 is required upon booking.
Double person occupancy (again, price not confirmed yet, estimate): $550 (plus tax) per person  Deposit of $300 is required upon booking.

Check-in: 3:00 pm Monday September 5
Check-out: 1:00 pm Thursday September 8
For more information contact Laura at (970)586-3341 Ext 4101 or e-mail: laura@homegrownyoga.com

Retreat Highlights:

    • Hotel style lodge room with two queen beds, full bath, telephone and wi-fi
    • All meals included, special Pine Room community dinner
    • Outdoor & indoor yoga in mountain setting
    • Spectacular Daily hikes with picnic lunch


  • Yoga workbook with explanations, pictures and diary pages
  • Nature talks with guest speakers
  • Meditation & self reflection practices
  • Massage services available on site
  • Sacred drumming, singing, and dance circle
  • Unique star watching event designed for this retreat


Daily Retreat Schedule

Day 1
Monday Sept 5
3:00 – 5:00 Check in
5:00 – Dinner Aspen Dining Room
7:00 – Welcome & Orientation ( meet on porch of admin bldg)
8:30 – Night Sky – Star Watching

Day 2
Tuesday Sept 6
7am – Breakfast
8:30 – Yoga Practice Class
10:30 – Hike with picnic lunch
2pm – Yoga Principles Talk and Discussion
3:00 – Quiet Practices/Reflection Time – in Nature
4:30 – Yoga Practice Class
6:30 – Dinner Aspen Dining Room
Free Time

Day 3
Wednesday September 7
7 am – Breakfast
8:30 – Yoga Practice Class
10:30 – Nature Walk, Meditation, Lunch Picnic
2pm – Yoga Principles Talk and Discussion
3:00 – Quiet Assignment/Reflection Time – in Nature
4:30 – Yoga Practice Class
6:30 – Special Dinner – Pine Room
8:00 – Camp Fire and Sacred Drumming Circle – ooo la, la!

Day 4
Thursday September 8
7am – Breakfast & Check Out (bags in admin for safe keeping)
8:30 – Yoga Practice Class, wrap up and sharing
10:00 – Prayer Flag Activity to send you well on your way!
12:00 – Lunch
1 pm – Departure

Beginners and newbies encouraged as well as intermediate and advanced practitioners. This land is amazing and the practice is simple. All will benefit, learn and enjoy, whatever the level or experience of yoga!

Register:  contact Laura at (720)218-1953  or laura@homegrownyoga.com   Pay by credit card or check.

“I attended Laura’s yoga retreat in Tuscany, Italy and was completely fed.  Laura’s ability to make yoga practical to the creative endeavors of my life are deeply appreciated.  I woke up, in my own way and Laura guided me.  Thank you so very much.  It was a much needed retreat, and you delivered”  Barbara, Chicago, IL.

“I’ve been around the block in the yoga world and I always learn something new when I return to the YMCA each year and take Laura’s multi-level yoga classes.  I look forward to it every year –  Excellent”  D. Rosen, San Diego, CA

“Thank you for helping me see, believe in, and feel the light of the truth once again.  The retreat was a good reminder in this fast paced, sometimes unethical world and I desperately needed a boost.  I’ll always attend these smaller retreats rather then a large one.  The retreat was intimate, fun, and safe.  I learned a lot and never once felt inadequate.  I liked Laura right off the bat.”  Jayne Denver, CO.

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