COLORADO

Rocky Mountain Yoga Retreat

dates | Colorado

July 28 – August 1, 2024

*SOLD OUT*

summer 2025 TBA

Our summer Colorado yoga retreat is nestled in the Rocky Mountains between the ski towns of Aspen and Vail. The breathtaking setting invites one to kick back and slow down in nature.

The 4-night Colorado yoga retreat is at an off-the-beaten-path idyllic lodge in a breathtaking setting. Settle into your body and breath, revitalize with daily yoga practices. Restore balance with leisurely or invigorating hikes, catch up on a good book, and enjoy hang-outs with new friends and lazy afternoon naps in the high mountain outdoors. This intimate mini-retreat is ideal for those who seek an interlude from daily life at a destination that has easy access to travel to yet is secluded and remote.

Retreat Highlights

Western Ranch Style

Located about an hour from Aspen, Colorado, our unique mountain retreat location is nestled in the trees of the Frying Pan River Valley, about 8,300 feet above sea level. The historic property has polished and elegant touches, modern art installations, and a barn built in 1893. It’s been an operating guest ranch since 1941.

Yoga

Nature and yoga are natural companions. Yoga is a fitting activity to encourage us to turn inward, to nourish the body through movement, and rejuvenate one’s energy. Included are enlivening vinyasa practices and restorative yoga to settle the mind. Classes are designed for all levels. Our studio is nestled in an Aspen tree grove.

Mountain Adventure

The high Rockies have so much to offer, including peace and tranquility. Allow nature to stir creativity and calm within you. Like all of our retreats, you have ample time to explore or rest in between yoga sessions and delicious wholesome meals. Enjoy a mountain hike, play in the river, SUP at the local reservoir, horseback ride, or visit the world-famous Maroon Bells.

About the Retreat

Remote Mountain Ranch

The retreat venue is located on 32 private acres of meadows, forest, creeks, waterfalls, and ponds, with trails leading right into the White River National Forest. The accommodations are authentic log cabins on the outside and have simple, yet elegant finishings on the inside. Book a private cabin or shared space with others in the Main Lodge or Aspen Lodge. All accommodations offer the perfect sanctuary for restful downtime during your stay. 

The property includes:

  • Private mountain cabins
  • Main lodge with cozy shared lounge area & dining room
  • 1,700 feet of Frying Pan River access
  • Indoor dry cedar sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub and cold plunge
  •  Hiking trails accessible by walking right from your cabin
  • Boutique shop with goods from local artists
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Included in the Retreat

The Colorado yoga retreat is ideal for those who dream of a quiet mountain getaway.

  • 4 nights at a secluded mountain ranch
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Yoga classes 1-2x a day with Sandra
  • A diverse selection of mountain activities
  • Complimentary use of SUPs and canoe
  • Digital escape: No WiFi or TVs in the cabins (WiFi available only in main lodge)

Retreat Price & Accommodations

Prices are per person in USD. [Click on images to enlarge.]

Guest Room in Main Lodge

Private rooms are upstairs in the Main Lodge building with easy access to the shared living room and communal dining room. Each cozy room has a queen bed and a twin bed with a private bathroom that is accessed across the hall. Views overlook the ranch and mountains. Rooms accommodate 1 or 2 people.

* SOLD OUT *

$2,550 single room
$2,100 per person shared double room

Aspen Lodge

Aspen Lodge is a large and newer cabin on Muckawango Creek. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The spacious master bedroom has a private ensuite bathroom. A second bedroom has a queen bed that shares a bathroom with the third bedroom with two bunk beds. It includes a living room, a large kitchen, a wood-burning stove, coffee maker with local coffee, a front porch, and a large back deck on the creek.

*SOLD OUT*
$2,700 single room
$2,200 per person shared double room

 

Snug Cabins

The “Snugs” are cozy studios and quintessential mountain cabins. Each comes with 1 queen bed and 1 bathroom. They also include a mini-fridge and microwave, wood-burning stove, coffee maker with local coffee provided, and a front porch perfect for lounging.

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$2,850 single
$2,300 per person shared double cabin

Hermitage Cabin

1.5 rooms with a queen bed (with privacy curtain instead of door), bedroom two twin beds, one bathroom, pull-out couch, front and back porch, wood burning stove, kitchenette. Ideal for friends to share. (3 person max. per room)

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DOUBLE occupancy

Two persons in the cabin:  $2,300 / person
TRIPLE occupancy
Three persons in the cabin: $2,100 / person

Pine Cabin

Pine Cabin is on Muckawango Creek. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 shared bathroom. One room has a queen bed and one room has two twin beds. Bedrooms do not have doors. This mountain cabin is ideal for friends or a couple. It includes a kitchenette, wood-burning stove, coffee maker with local coffee provided, and a front and back porch perfect for lounging.

* SOLD OUT *
DOUBLE occupancy

Two persons in the cabin:  $2,300 / person
TRIPLE occupancy
Three persons in the cabin: $2,100 / person

FAQ

What is included in the retreat cost?

Included in the Colorado Yoga Retreat:

  • (4) nights lodging in a mountain log cabin or lodge room
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Complimentary use of cedar sauna, hot tub, and cold plunge
  • Complimentary use of canoe and stand-up paddle
  • Access to hiking trails from the property
  • Lodging tax and 18% gratuity
  • Vajra Sol retreat coordination

Not Included in the retreat:

  • Airfare to/from Colorado
  • Transfers to/from retreat property
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks/snacks outside meals and alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
How do I get to the retreat destination?

It feels remote but it’s easy to get to.

If you are flying to Colorado, book your plane ticket to one of these airports. 

  • Aspen/Pitkin County airport (code ASE) – one hour drive to the ranch
  • Vail/Eagle County Airport (EGE) – 1h 40m drive
  • Grand Junction Airport (GJT) – 2h 30m drive
  • Denver International Airport (DEN) 4h 15m drive

It is recommended to rent a car to arrive at the retreat lodge. If you are open to ride-share please let us know and we’ll coordinate with others on the retreat who also want to share. For car service companies check with CTS www.ctsaspen.com, High Mountain Taxi www.hmtaxi.com, and www.blazingadventures.com.

To search flight options from your home airport check Google Flights or Kayak for best airfare and routing.

Plan to arrive by mid-afternoon on the first day of the retreat. Check-in is at 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 10:30 a.m.

Contact us through the form below and we’ll email you the complete travel information.

What is the yoga like?

The retreat leader and yoga teacher is Sandra Tedeschi. The morning classes will be a mix of conditioning movements and vinyasa flow to enliven one’s energy, enhance flexibility and mobility, and build strength. Classes are structured so that participants may learn and advance their practice. Each class is specifically sequenced around a theme based in the Hatha and Tantra traditions.

Afternoon classes will be restorative yoga, meditation, breathwork, and other non-asana practices.

All levels of yoga experience are welcome, from beginners to more seasoned practitioners, to those who are in the professed “I-am-so-out-of-practice” state. The precept is: Come as you are. Start where you are.

What does a day on retreat look like?

The retreat is from July 28 – August 1, 2024 (Sunday – Thursday)

Arrival Day
3 PM  Check-in
4:30 PM Welcome yoga
Dinner

A Sample Day on Retreat
7 – 8 AM  coffee/tea
8 – 10 AM  yoga session
10:30 AM brunch
Free time
4 – 5 pm Yoga (restorative)

Dinner and evening activities (bonfire, sauna, hot tub, etc)

Departure Day
Breakfast
10:30 AM  Check-out

What is the menu like and can special dietary be accommodated?

The retreat includes specially catered daily breakfasts and dinners. The menu features gourmet cuisine with organic, local, sustainable, and seasonal ingredients. The ranch works directly with farms and other ranches in Western Colorado to procure fresh produce, meat, and dairy. 

There is no restaurant on property. Plan to bring snacks, drinks, and something for a light lunch for three days. In the main lodge there is a small store to buy snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic).

Please inquire about special dietary needs to ensure they can be accommodated.

What are the additional activities?

There are incredibly scenic hiking trails starting right from the lodge and river dips, kayaking, and SUPing. We recommend hiking Maroon Bells, about an hour’s drive from the ranch near Aspen.

Featured activities in the area

  • Hiking to over a dozen alpine lakes

  • Fishing the Gold Medal Frying Pan River

  • Rock climbing in the Pan Handle, Lime Creek, Seven Castles

  • Sailing and waterskiing on Ruedi Reservoir

  • Trail running in the White River and Holy Cross Wilderness

  • Mountain Biking on the old logging roads

What is the weather like in July in the Colorado Rocky Mountains?

Summer weather (July/early August) in the high mountains of Colorado near Aspen tends to have beautiful sunny days with daytime average temperatures in the low-mid 70sF and at night mid 40sF. The perfect place to be away from the hot summer heat. The lodge is at an altitude of 8,500 feet.

What is the group size for the retreat?

The group size is limited to 18 persons. This retreat is designed for the yoga-inspired traveler who appreciates beautiful, tranquil mountain settings and the outdoors in a finely curated retreat experience. Solo travelers are very welcome!

The minimum group size to run a retreat is eight persons.

What is the payment and cancellation policy?

A non-refundable US $500 deposit is required to confirm your spot.

Full payment is due by May 28, 2024. Should you need to cancel your reservation before this date you will receive a refund for payment made less the deposit. Should you need to cancel after the final payment date, for whatever reason we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. The only exception is if your spot can be filled a refund will be given less $150 cancelation fee.

No refund or credit will be given for arriving late or departing a retreat early or for meals/activities in which one does not participate.

If force majeure (e.g. pandemic, natural disaster, government travel restrictions, etc.) causes a retreat to be canceled we will offer alternative dates to reschedule the retreat within one year. In this case, there is no refund of payments when a retreat cannot be held due to causes beyond our control.

In the unlikely event Vajra Sol needs to cancel the retreat a full refund of payment made will be given. Vajra Sol will not be held liable for any expenses incurred by the participant for a retreat canceled either by the participant or by Vajra Sol. 

Should I buy trip insurance for the retreat?

Purchasing trip insurance is strongly recommended for coverage of any unplanned changes that may occur before or during your trip, such as trip cancelation, delayed flights, lost luggage, emergency medical assistance, and more. 

Colorado Yoga Retreat summer packing list

When you book the retreat you will receive additional information to help you prepare for your trip. This includes a packing list.

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Guest Reviews

trip advisor

Every detail was taken care of – Great combination of yoga, touring, wonderful food and accommodations and plenty of extras! First trip and likely not the last!

 

Mark, Idaho

The planning for our adventures was exhaustive & flawless while the yoga was threaded into every moment. Sandra teaches that yoga is not just about the asana or what you do on your mat. It’s a way of life worth living with others. As for the accommodations, food & service – everything was top notch.

Christina, Labrador, Canada

This was my third retreat with Sandra, I have been to Costa Rica twice and enjoyed my retreats so much there. I again traveled solo to this retreat and felt safe and confident the entire time. If you’re looking for a superbly organized adventure, mixed with spirituality and fun then do yourself a favour and go on retreat with Vajra Sol!

Nicole, California