Join me for an epic weekend of yoga, meditation, nourishing food, winter sports and a like-minded community in the winter wonderland of Big Sky, Montana
*Schedule subject to change.
**On the 2nd day of the retreat, we will not have any activities planned to allow some time for R & R at home, or any other activities you'd like to do in the area. There are 40 acres of property to explore for a long hike or idle walk.
When I first met my husband Ross and he told me he was from Montana, I had a million questions.
"Where exactly is Montana?"
"Does it snow year round?"
"What was it like growing up there?"
"Did you ride a horse to school?" Ross didn't, but his mom did!
Over our six years together, I have come to fall in love with this state. So much so, that we moved here to have our son who will be born in March. Montana is the 4th largest state in the country but there are only one million people here. Think wide open spaces (cue Dixie Chicks song), driving miles without ever seeing another car or person, a sky that feels like it engulfs you completely, and some of the most beautiful stargazing I have ever seen in my life.
If there is one place to enjoy some peace, quiet, rest, and of course, mountain adventures, Montana would be it. I am honored to host this retreat and welcome new friends to a state I have fallen in love with.
I would love to have you join me for a week together in the mountains to disconnect from the chaos of our every day lives and tap into the powerful passion and profound peace that’s within.
This amazing Big Sky property is the perfect home base for a winter getaway with some of the most amazing views in the area. Enjoy 8500 sq. ft. of newly renovated luxury living. As you enter into the family room, enjoy views of Lone Peak from the floor to ceiling windows. Curl up in front of the huge wood burning fireplace and chat with new friends. Then belly up to the bar and relax with a glass of wine or cup of tea after a wonderful day enjoying beautiful Montana.
The kitchen sits 6 at one of the beautiful quartz islands and the dining room has a custom 14' table to accommodate 16 guests. Continue on into the spacious master suite with 2 tvs, a gas fireplace and 2 private decks with expansive views. Relax in the jetted tub or the large shower that is fully equipped with a rain shower, 6 jets and more.
Down the hall is a suite with a king bed and a separate bunk room for 2. Downstairs you will find 3 more suites: Room 1- king bed. Room 2-king bed and 2 sets of bunks(4). Room 3- queen bed. These 3 suites all have private bathrooms and walk outs with amazing views from each. There is another bunk room for 4 with a tub.
The hot tub is located outside with amazing sunsets and views of Yellowstone club, Spanish peaks and Lone Peak. There is a powder room and separate shower room right inside from the hot tub and a sauna right around the corner.
Enjoy 40 private acres to hike, bike or Nordic ski. Lots of wild life to view. This home has been completely remodeled with all high end finishes for the most luxurious mountain getaway vacation.
Private room - 2 people
Shared room with bunks
Bathroom in master bedroom
Private in-home sauna
Curl up by the fire
The truth is that there are hundreds of retreats hosted around the world today each with a unique attraction. I would be honored to share this space and time with you.
My personal path to this moment began in San Diego, California, where I moved after university to coordinate events for personal development teacher and The Secret contributor James Ray. I was immersed in the world of personal development -- learning skills like meditation, goal setting and manifestation -- as well as logistics of coordinating retreats for hundreds. Taking that role was a professional choice that ended up laying the foundation for a spiritual life committed to growth and transformation.
I learned enough about myself to realize southern California wasn’t the right location to further my education in yoga, health and consciousness. I bought a one-way flight to India and spent the next three months in ashrams soaking up all the magic and wisdom that India offers. One particular experience volunteering in a reforestation village really woke me up: I became 100-percent committed to learning, growing and guiding others to create abundant health and joyous lifestyles.
I arrived back in the United States and headed straight to Austin where a more formal education began. I studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, launched a health coaching business, developed a popular cleanse program, wrote a book on life force energy, founded health and wellness website Kale.Life, completed a plant-based culinary course and completed three 200-hour yoga teacher programs.
I then took my classroom global and continued to learn and teach while traveling throughout Portugal, Italy, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Peru alongside my husband Ross. It was an opportunity to learn about nutrition and spirituality from other cultures as well as expand my personal boundaries and knowledge.
Now we arrive here where our paths will finally meet.
This retreat is an opportunity for us to share in a special moment -- to take years of learning and growing alongside many of you online and finally bring our practice together in the mountains of Montana. I so look forward to co-creating this experience alongside you.
A weekend of yoga, adventure, rejuvenation, and peace awaits you.
Early bird pricing: *Valid until December 15, 2019
Late bird pricing: *Pricing after December 15, 2019
**Payment plan option: $500 deposit due to secure your spot and payment in full by January 5, 2019
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