Our summer Colorado yoga retreat takes place between Aspen and Vail in the Rocky Mountains. The setting invites one to kick back and slow down in nature.
The 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 4-night 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.
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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.
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.
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
Prices are per person in USD. [Click on images to enlarge.]
Main Guest Lodge
Private rooms are upstairs in the Main Lodge building with easy access to the shared living room and communal dining room. The cozy rooms have a shared or private bathroom option. Views overlook the ranch and mountains. Shared bathrooms are only shared with one other room. Rooms accommodate 1 or 2 people.
Guest Room w/ 1 queen + 1 twin or 2 twins; shared bathroom (2 people max per room):$1,800 single / $1,500 shared
Guest Room w/ 1 queen or 1 king bed; private bathroom (2 people max per room): $1,950 single / $1,550 shared
This Aspen Lodge is a large and newer cabin on Muckawango Creek. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master suite has a private bathroom and the two twin rooms share a bathroom. This large cabin also includes a living room, a large kitchen, a wood-burning stove, coffee maker with local coffee, and a large deck on the creek.
Aspen Room w/ 1 king bed + private bathroom:$2,100 single / $1,650 shared
Aspen Twin Room w/ 2 twin beds or 2 twin bunk beds (2 people max per room) + shared bathroom: $1,900 single / $1,550 shared
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.
Two persons in the cabin:$1,850/person
Pine Queen Room:$1,700 single / Pine Room w/ 2 twin beds: $1,575 shared double
The 3 “Snugs” are cozy studios and quintessential mountain cabins. Each comes with 1 queen bed and 1 bathroom. Snug cabins can be booked as a single or a double.
They also include a mini-fridge and microwave, wood-burning stove, coffee maker with local coffee provided, and a front porch perfect for lounging.
Studio Snug Cabin + private bathroom:$2,100 single / $1,650 shared
(4) nights lodging in a mountain log cabin or lodge room
Daily brunch and dinner
Daily yoga sessions
Complimentary use of cedar sauna, hot tub, and cold plunge
Complimentary use of kayaks and SUPs
Access to hiking trails from the property
Vajra Sol retreat coordination
Not Included in the retreat (not much!):
Airfare to/from Colorado
Transfers to/from retreat property
Drinks/snacks outside meals and alcoholic beverages
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 2-hr 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 Sunday, July 10 to Thursday, July 14.
Arrival Day 3 PM Check-in
A Sample Day on Retreat
7 – 8 AMcoffee/tea 8:30 – 10:30 AM yoga session
pm Yoga (restorative, meditation) Dinner and evening activity
Departure Day Breakfast 10:30 AM Check-out
What is the menu like and can special dietary be accommodated?
The retreat includes daily brunches and dinners. Meals are catered by the ranch staff and are primarily vegetarian. There is no restaurant on property and we recommend bringing snacks, drinks, and something for a light lunch for three days. We will also provide a snack bag. In the main lodge, there is a small store to buy snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic). The nearest grocery store is in Basalt 40-minutes drive.
Please inquire about special dietary needs to ensure they can be accommodated.
Every day includes:
Coffee & tea
Juices available for purchase
Goji Berry & Chia Seed Pudding
bee pollen, cacao walnuts, banana, maple syrup, V, GF
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Granola with choice of plant + dairy milk
Sample Brunch Main Dish
3 ways: black forest ham & swiss, broccolini & basil (DF), cheddar & bacon
Toast & Bagel Bar
GF available upon request
nut butters, honey, berry jams, herb & everything seasoned cream cheeses, whipped butter, hard-boiled eggs
Florentine: Spinach, white cheddar, red pepper, nitrate-free bacon, GF
Southwest: Black bean, sweet potato, green chile, tomato, GF, DF
served with sour cream, scallion, bacon bits, butter, & cheddar cheese – GF, V without toppings
Mixed Green Salad – honeycrisp apple, cornbread croutons – GF, V
What are the additional activities?
There are incredibly scenic hiking trails starting right at the lodge, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Also, there are river dips, kayaking, and SUPing. We recommend hiking Maroon Bells, about an hour’s drive from the ranch near Aspen.
What can I expect with the weather?
July in the high mountains of Colorado 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.
What is the group size for the retreat?
The retreat is limited to 16 persons to maintain general comfort for group travel and to allow for personalized attention to each participant. This retreat is designed for the yoga-inspired traveler who appreciates finely curated travel experiences with a small group of like-minded people. We take care of all the planning. You only need to book your plane ticket and pack your bags. 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 June 1. 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.
To receive the complete retreat details, ask questions, or check on availability.
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!
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!
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