Women’s Yoga and Nature Retreat

“Simplicity at its Best” – A Women’s Yoga & Nature Retreat – 3rd annual Rhythms of Nature Retreat

September 3-6, 2018

Estes Park, CO

Single Occupancy $799 (all inclusive)

Double Occupancy $599 (all inclusive)

Commuter $389 (all inclusive excluding accommodations and meals)

Location: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado.  Wind River Lodge – beautiful!

Simplicity and peace need not be a highly coveted commodity in our pluralistic, dynamic, amazing, ever changing, growing world.  It’s actually our true nature.  But finding, and caring for the one (you) in the many is an art, and at times, oh so yummy.  So many beautiful things to buy, see, do, discover, learn; so many thoughts, feelings, urges, pulls, desires, notions to let go of; so many people, responsibilities, and duties; so many religions, world views, yoga styles.  All good.  All blessings.  Yet, it can get overwhelming.  Where to begin?  In yoga, in hiking, in life, it’s always best to begin right HERE, right NOW.   From you center – With you, your inner voice, and innate embodied wisdom.  Start with what you know.  God of your understanding will always show you the way.

In this four day, three night ALL WOMENS yoga and hiking retreat, three beautifully committed experienced instructors and a wealth of YMCA program and facilities staff, will guide you on a journey that nourishes, uplifts, connects, and inspires you to find the beauty and benefits in simplicity – one miracle at a time, one sensation at a time, one amazing view at a time.  This retreat was designed by women for women.  Our theme is center, simplicity, wisdom.  I like to think of our theme as “reclaiming the light that is yours” in a creative, fun, healthy way.  Activities include star gazing (you’ve never seen stars like the stars in Estes on a clear night – imagine laying down that first night, looking up at the stars, arrived, held, inspired!), guided picnic hikes, meditation (indoor, outdoor, sitting, walking, writing), daily outdoor yoga, sacred song, demystifying sanskrit, journal making, community dinner, and more.  Your center will be fed and POP with delight.  Through these practices and friendly frivolity, you’ll naturally drop what is not necessary, open to what is, and live your life the simple, joyful, connected, creative way- In your unique rhythm.  This is one retreat that will replenish your tool box and update your understood awareness – where awakening meets adventure.

Join us!

The peace of mountain life and the thoughtful yoga retreat schedule is powerful and palpable, and always full of good medicine ready to be dispensed!  Rediscover your rhythm with nature.  This peace party is open to all levels of yogini’s – in fact the more variety, the better, that’s how we learn best.  Simply beautiful! 

Contact Laura, retreat leader for information.  laura@homegrownyoga.com  (720)218-1953

Yoga Style: combination of Integral Yoga with a vinyasa flair – homegrown style.  Self regulated pace/all levels.

Guided picnic hikes: all levels.  inspiring views and at your own pace. We understand you might be coming from sea level.

Retreat Reservations 

Single Occupancy Room $799 (all inclusive)
Double Occupancy Room $599 (all inclusive)
Commuter $389 (all inclusive excluding accommodations and meals)

Checks may be sent by mail – see below.  Or, for your convenience a PayPal option is available below.  Fees apply.

Pay by check:  Please include your name, mailing address, phone number, who you are rooming with if applicable. Make checks for the full amount payable to Homegrown Yoga and Massage LLC, and send to:
C/o Laura Collins
PO Box 20573
Estes Park, CO 80511

Cancellation policy:  50% refund before July 3, 2018.  No refund after July 3, 2018.

Roommates:  I have one person currently looking for a room mate!  Please inquire if you’re looking for a double room and need a room mate!

Pay by PayPal:  Those using PayPal, please include the following information in the “notes” section:
Phone number
Roommate name (if applicable)
Laura will call to chat about retreat and any particular needs or interests you may have.

Single Occupancy$799.00 (+processing fee)
Double Occupancy$599.00 (+processing fee)
Commuter$389.00 (+processing fee)

Check-in: 3:00 pm Monday September 3, 2018 (first meal Monday dinner)
Check-out: 1:00 pm Thursday September 6, 2018 (last meal lunch Friday)

For more information contact Laura at (720) 218-1953 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 Wednesday night
  • Outdoor & indoor yoga in mountain setting with Laura Collins
  • Spectacular Daily hikes with picnic lunch & guide by a trained and knowledgeable hike master
  • Adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park – inspiring, majestic views
  • Yoga workbook with explanations, pictures and diary pages
  • Nature talks with guest speakers – into the national park
  • Meditation, labyrinth and sacred space design with Laura Collins
  • Self reflection practice and journal making activity with Christine Baldwin
  • Sacred song, mantra & demystifying sanskrit with Cindy Novelo
  • Massage services and indoor pool available on site (recommended: schedule massage upon registration)
  • Unique star watching event designed uniquely for this year’s retreat


Daily Retreat Schedule (subject to change)

Day 1
Monday Sept 3
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 4
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
2:30 (optional) – extra time to go over questions on yoga postures and your personal practice with Laura
3:30 – Yoga Principles – Sanskrit the easy way and sacred song with Cindy Novelo
4:30 – Themed Journal Making with Christine Baldwin (see Junk to Joy! Creative Gifts and Workshops facebook page)
6:30 – Dinner Aspen Dining Room
Evening:  Free Time, finish up Journal

Day 3
Wednesday September 5
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  – meditation and pranayama 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 6
7am – Breakfast & Check Out (bags in admin for safe keeping)
8:30 – Yoga Practice Class, wrap up and sharing led by Laura Collins
12:00 – Lunch
1 pm – Departure

Christine Baldwin & Journal Making

Fire up your creative spirit! Christine will lead us through a joyful journal making session that you can enjoy beyond the retreat. Christine is a health advocate and Reiki certified. She incorporates elements of Reiki in her creativity workshops and has started a small business called Junk To JOY! She is passionate about sharing her love of creativity with others. 


Cindy Novelo: Sacred Song & Demystify Sanskrit

Cindy Novelo is a singer-songwriter, certified yoga teacher, and wellbeing coach with over ten years of experience helping others to discover their most vibrant and expansive selves. Her life has been filled with endless jubilation and joy, as well as sorrow and heartache – including a journey through ovarian cancer. But through it all, one basic thing has always rung true: Life is full of grace and magic – and is to be savored, every step of the way. The challenges she has faced have fortified her and taught her to mine the endless beauty that springs from perceived darkness – and inspired her to help others find healing and to awaken to the grace, beauty and magic in their own lives. Her demystify Sanskrit session will lead us through a creative playful movement series designed to enlighten your life and Sanskrit knowledge in a relevant, not so esoteric way. Learn more at www.cindynovelo.comTo order ‘Meditation’, click here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cindynovelo2



Contact retreat leader – Laura Collins, for more information at (720) 218-1953  or laura@homegrownyoga.com


“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 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 me.” Jayne, Denver, CO