Lake Coeur d' Alene
The quality of balance, harmony, purity, calmness, holistic, constructive, creative, positive, luminous, serene, mindful, peaceful.
A state of inner peace regardless of external circumstances.
All of the yogic practices were developed to create sattva in the mind and body.
ELK MOUNTAIN RANCH
YOGA & AYURVEDA RETREAT
Cultivating Sattvic Energy in Daily Life
October 15-18, 2020
We are working on adding additional retreat dates for 2020.
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Hit the pause button on your life and recharge your mind and body for four days and three nights in the healing, mountain setting of Northern, Idaho.
Your journey into relaxation will be aided by rejuvenating, morning Hatha Yoga sessions, luxurious evening Restorative Yoga, wholesome vegetarian meals prepared for you, guided meditations, an abundance of fresh air, clean water and beautiful views! Massages are available at the ranch by a local licensed massage therapist.
This magnificent 4,000 SF home sits on a 150 acre ranch about 15 minutes East of Coeur d' Alene in Northern Idaho. It has six bedrooms and 3.5 large bathrooms. The unique setting of this home is at the confluence of two streams and surrounded by pristine natural beauty to stir your heart. Like a painting come to life with romantic rock bridges, quaint stone steps and walls, lush pastures, fruit trees, flowers and two jade-green pond's filled with trout that guests are encouraged to feed with food provided. This enchanting home is surrounded on three sides by 2.5 million acres of U.S. Forest land extending into Montana and Canada. The property has been maintained as a wildlife preserve with deer, elk, moose, bear, wolves, bald eagles, wild turkeys and ermine on or visiting the ranch. There are no visible neighbors; this is a place of serenity, peace and complete quiet except for nature.
The nearest airport is about 45-50 minutes away in Spokane, Washington. You can rent a car and explore the quaint town of Coeur d'Alene on your way to the retreat or during the afternoon free time after Yoga. Downtown Coeur d' Alene is next to along Lake Coeur d' Alene and is about 15 minutes from Elk Mountain Ranch. The Missoula, Montana airport is another option for fly into. It is a beautiful two hour drive to Elk Mountain Ranch from Missoula.
Arrive at the ranch anytime after 1:00 PM Friday, Oct. 11th. Relax, enjoy the scenery and explore the property before a stress relieving, hip opening Yoga session from 4:30-6:30 PM. You will be treated to a welcome dinner at 6:30 PM followed by a soothing restorative session before retiring.
Bedrooms are dispersed on both the ground and the second floor with comfortable beds, plenty of space and privacy. Each room has the ability to control the heating temperature individually. The bathrooms are large and located at the front and rear of the home. There is a laundry room for guest use, hairdryers in the bathrooms and wifi throughout the house. Cell phone signals are 'spotty' at best, there is a landline at the house for local calls only. Maximum number of participants will be 7-10 depending on double or single occupancy.
Sattvic* breakfast and dinners will be provided and prepared for you. Light snacks (fruit, bread & homemade soups) will be available for lunch. All meals, prepared by a cook in house, will be vegetarian with fresh, local and organic ingredients when possible. Breakfast will be self serve on Saturday and Sunday. Monday, breakfast will be prepared for you. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Coffee and tea will be available all day. Guest's dietary needs will be considered in food preparation, please list any food allergies or diet restrictions in the registration form below.
Arrival anytime after 1:00 PM
Hip Opening Asana: 4:30-6:30 PM
Welcome Dinner: 6:30 PM
Pajama Candlelight Yoga Nidra 8:30 PM
Light Self Serve Breakfast
Yoga, Discussion & Meditation 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Lunch: 12:00 PM
Evening Meditation 6:00 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Pajama Candlelight Restorative Yoga: 8:30 PM
Light Self Serve Breakfast
Hatha Yoga Discussion & Practices 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Evening Meditation 6:00
Dinner: 6:30 PM
Pajama Candle Light Restorative Yoga & Guided Meditation 8:00 PM
Morning Yoga 9 AM-10:30 AM
Brunch 10:30 AM
Departure: 1:00 PM
EACH FULL DAY of the retreat will consist of fire side, indoor, yoga classes from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. The longer, morning session will be held after a self serve light breakfast and will begin with discussion and meditation followed by and hatha Yoga practices (breathing exercises and postures). Evenings will include a 60 minute restorative/guided meditation yoga session from 8:30-9:30 PM.
All yoga sessions will be appropriate for the participants level of ability and needs. It is encouraged for participants to bring their own mat, if you choose not to travel with your mat please let me know and a mat will be provided for you. All other props will be available for you (blankets, blocks, straps, chairs, sandbags).
The day of arrival will consist of one yoga session from 4:30-6:30 PM to release the hips and neck after a day of traveling. Yoga will be followed by a welcome dinner at 6:30 PM.
There is an abundance of hiking and biking trails in the area with stunning scenery to enjoy, or you can stay at the ranch and enjoy the peace and quiet. Downtown Coeur d' Alene is about 15 minutes from the ranch and is a lovely place to explore and shop. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are left open to relax and explore as you choose. You will receive a welcome packet with trails, maps and town information upon arrival to help pan your free time. Optional guided meditations are planned before dinner for those who would like to join.
Double occupancy rooms listed below must be booked with your guest, you will not share a room with another participant that you do not know. See rates and registration below. Registration details are below. Note: Double occupancy rooms must be booked with a family member, spouse or friend that you are comfortable sharing a bed with (only the Bear's Den room has separate beds).
Individual needs will be considered when planning final menu. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or preferences.
Light Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday:
Fruit, Toast, Yogurt (coconut, soy or cow's milk), Coffee, Tea (easily digestible foods before Yoga)
This meal will include a hot, vegetarian main dish, two sides, breads, green
Homemade Vegetarian Soups, Wholesome Breads, Large Green Salad, Desserts
Final Brunch on Sunday:
Scrambled Eggs, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Cooked Cinnamon Apples, Fruit, Toast
Garlic and onions will not be used in any of the cooking as these items increase rajasic energy.
Accommodations for three nights
Wholesome vegetarian meals (three dinners, two light breakfasts, two lunches & Sunday breakfast)
Two extended Yoga practice sessions/workshops (days two & three)
Two 75 minute Yoga asana (posture) practice sessions (arrival & departure days)
Three candle light evening restorative/meditation Yoga sessions
Handouts on Ayurveda and Cultivating Sattvic Energy in your Life
Instruction in a small group setting (maximum of 10-11 people)
Access to the 150 acre ranch to hike and explore
Time away from daily life to relax and recharge in a relaxed, homey setting
Airfare and transportation from airport is not included. If you choose to fly into Spokane, Washington the retreat is about a 55 minutes from the airport. From Missoula, Montana the retreat location is about a 90-120 minute drive from the Missoula airport.
Transportation from airport: It is best to rent a car during your stay as cab or ride share fares are quite high from either airport to the ranch. I am happy to connect students in an effort to coordinate the sharing of rides/car rentals if desired. You may appreciate having a car to explore Coeur d'Alene during free time over the retreat. Each guest will receive a map with driving directions to the ranch prior to the retreat start date.
Closest Airport Codes:
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Missoula, MT (MSO)
Includes three nights accommodations, two extended Yoga morning workshops, five additional 60-90 minute yoga practice sessions, guided meditations, vegetarian meals prepared for you, small group instruction, friendship and relaxation.
1) Balcony Room: RESERVED
Second floor balcony room located drectly above the large Yoga room. Queen bed. Private stiarcase leads to room. Private patio and full bath. This is the only room with a private full bath and views outside the large glass windows at front of house. (This is loft type room with an open railing looking down upon the Yoga room. People can not see into the Balcony room from the lower level, Yoga room is closed to the rest of the house between 10 PM and 8 AM)
Single Occupancy: 900 one person
Double Occupancy: 1400 two people
2) Silver Room: RESERVED
Large room on main floor, queen bed. Shared bath located across hallway from room. Bath is shared with the Rec room and Bear's Den.
Single Occupancy: 800.00, one person
Double Occupancy: 1300.00, two people
3) Bear's Den: RESERVED
Second Floor with Private Stair Case at Center of House, Part of the Original 1908 Log Cabin, One Double Bed and Two Twin Beds, Private Half Bath (no shower), Shower is shared with Silver Room, located in large bathroom at base of stairs. Electric Fireplace in Room.
Double Occupancy: 1350 two people
Triple Occupancy: 1850 three people
4) Moose Room: RESERVED
Queen bed, at back of house on main floor, large shared bath with Wolf and Native American rooms.
Single Occupancy: 700.00 one person
Double Occupancy: 1200.00 two people
5) Wolf Room: RESERVED
Twin bed, cozy room on main floor at rear of house, private entrance to room, large shared bath with Moose and Native American rooms.
Single Occupancy Only: 545.00, one person
6) Native American Room: RESERVED
Second floor at rear of house, private stair case to room, full bed, shared bath with Wolf and Moose Rooms. (This room has the most privacy and space, but the staircase to the room is steep.)
Single Occupancy: 545.00, one person
7) Rec-Room: RESERVED
For the budget conscious Yogi who doesn't mind being in a recreation room and compromising a little privacy. The room is located between the laundry room and the two back bedrooms (Wolf Room and Moose Room). Pull out queen size sleeper sofa. Exterior French doors are located off the Rec-Room. This room can share either of the two large bathrooms on the main floor. There is a door to close off the laundry room from the rec-room and the front of the house.
Single Occupancy Only: 445.00 for one person for three nights
Reserve your room with a non-refundable 100.00 deposit per room.
Balance due Aug 15, 2020
No refunds within 45 days of the retreat.
Cancellation 46 days or more prior to the retreat will be refunded minus 200.00 deposit.