Rhythms of Nature – Yoga and Nature Retreat

Dates September 3-6, 2018
YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO

Contact Laura for information.  laura@homegrownyoga.com

Did you know you’re supported by the entire universe to flow with grace, ease and health in your life?!

Spending time in nature has a way of simplifying and inspiring, nourishing and enlivening your soul to embrace the majesty and miracle that life is.  Whether you need a reminder, refresher or just time to enjoy your current state of bliss.  This special yoga, nature and hiking retreat will give you the time to relax, learn and  tune in to what matters to you most.  The world needs you and your talents, and you to be healthy.  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 realign and 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 soothing and igniting your spirit, grounded right where you are in peace, joy and beauty.   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:  $799(plus tax) Nonrefundable deposit of $250 is required upon booking.

Double person occupancy: $589 (plus tax) per person  Nonrefundable 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 community dinner
    • Outdoor & indoor yoga in mountain setting
    • Spectacular Daily hikes with picnic lunch
    • Adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park – great views


  • Yoga workbook with explanations, pictures and diary pages
  • Nature talks with guest speakers – into the national park
  • Meditation & self reflection practices including a journal making activity
  • Sacred practices – labyrinth, drumming and singing circle, feet love fest (you’ll find out and love it!)
  • Massage services and indoor pool available on site
  • Unique star watching event designed uniquely for this year’s retreat


Daily Retreat Schedule (subject to change)

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) – Labyrinth
8:30 – Night Sky – Star Watching, wondering, relaxing

Day 2
Tuesday Sept 6
7am – Breakfast
8:30 – Yoga Practice Class with Laura Collins
10:30 – Hike with meditation and picnic lunch with Laura Collins and YMCA Hike Master
1pm – Free Time/Self Reflection Time – in Nature, massage
3:30 – Yoga Principles – Talk, Discussion, and Singing with Cindy Novelo
4:30 – Themed Journal Making with Christine Baldwin
6:30 – Dinner Aspen Dining Room
Evening:  Free Time, finish up Journal

Day 3
Wednesday September 7
7 am – Breakfast
8:30 – Yoga Practice Class with Laura Collins
10:30 -Hike with meditation and picnic lunch with Laura Collins and YMCA Hike Master
2pm – Free Time/Self Reflection Time – in nature, massage, etc
4:00 – Restorative Yoga Class with Laura Collins
4:30 – Yoga Principles Talk, Discussion and Singing with Cindy Novello
5:30 – Themed Journaling Christine Baldwin

6:30 – Special Dinner – Meeting Room
8:30 – Camp Fire and Sacred Drumming/Singing Circle – ooo la la!  Life never felt so good! with Cindy Novelo

Day 4
Thursday September 8
7am – Breakfast & Check Out (bags in admin for safe keeping)
8:30 – Yoga Practice Class, wrap up and sharing
11:00 – Labyrinth Activity to send you well on your way!
12:00 – Lunch
1 pm – Departure, optional outing into Rocky Mountain National Park and short beautiful hike (provide your own transportation, limited room in Laura’s car!)

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. Credit card fee applies.

“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 reconnected with my truth.”  Jayne Denver, CO.

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