​“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” 


― John Muir


The quality of balance, harmony, purity, calmness, holistic, constructive, creative,  positive, luminous, serene, mindful, peaceful

A state of inner peace regardless of external circumstances


A mental state that is free of fear, violence, wrath or malice




Cultivating Sattvic Energy in Daily Life

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

October 14-17, 2021 sold out

October 20-23, 2021 sold out

Four days and three nights in the healing,

mountains of Northern, Idaho.


Your journey into relaxation will be aided by rejuvenating, morning Hatha Yoga sessions, luxurious evening Restorative Yoga, wholesome vegetarian/vegan meals prepared for you, guided meditations, an abundance of fresh air and beautiful views.


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 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. 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 Yoga Nidra 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 (Native American room does not receive good wifi signal). 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 hot lunches and dinners will be prepared for you. Light, self serve breakfast foods (fruits, breads, cereal, yogurt, coffee/tea) will be available for breakfast. All meals, prepared by a cook in house, will be vegetarian/vegan with fresh, local and organic ingredients when possible. Brunch will be served on the final day before departure. 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.


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).


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. The second and third afternoons are left open to relax and explore as you choose. You will receive a welcome packet after your registration is complete, with trails, things to do, maps and town information to help you plan your free time. Weather permitting, we will have an optional group hike through an ancient cedar grove on day 2.


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. 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 bed.


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, Cereal, Coffee, Tea (easily digestible foods before Yoga)

Sample Lunch*:

Hearty Homemade Soups, Wholesome Breads & Sandwiches, Green Salad

Sample Dinners*

Vegetarian Fajitas,  Indian Dahls, Homemade Pizzas

Final Brunch on Sunday:

Scrambled Eggs, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Baked Cinnamon Apples, Toast

*Garlic and onions will not be used in any of the cooking as these items increase rajasic energy.

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Settler's Grove Trail

Settler's Grove Trail

Ahhh...Getting Away From It All

Ahhh...Getting Away From It All

Elk Mountain Ranch Home

Elk Mountain Ranch Home

Yoga Space

Yoga Space

Retreat Group 2017

Retreat Group 2017

Wild Turkeys & Deer Often Visit

Wild Turkeys & Deer Often Visit

Campfire 2017

Campfire 2017

Sunset on the Ranch

Sunset on the Ranch

Bear's Den from Original 1908 Cabin

Bear's Den from Original 1908 Cabin

Main Floor Silver Room

Main Floor Silver Room

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
 ― John Muir



  • Accommodations for three nights

  • Wholesome vegetarian meals (three dinners with dessert, two light, self serve breakfasts, two hot lunches, last day brunch)

  • Two extended Yoga practice sessions/workshops (days two & three)

  • Three 60-90 min Yoga sessions (arrival & departure days, before-dinner session on day 3)

  • 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 7 people)

  • 150 acre ranch to hike and explore

  • Optional group hike in ancient cedar grove (Settler's Grove)

  • 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 50 minute drive 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 and land line number one week prior to the retreat start date.

Closest Airport Codes:

Spokane, WA (GEG)

Missoula, MT (MSO)


1) Balcony Room:

Second floor balcony room located directly above the large Yoga room. Queen bed. Private staircase 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: 1500 two people

Oct 14-17 RESERVED

Oct 20-23 RESERVED

2) Silver Room:

Large room on main floor, queen bed. Shared bath located across hallway from room. Shower is shared with the Bear's Den.

Single Occupancy: 800.00, one person

Double Occupancy: 1300.00, two people

Oct 14-17: RESERVED

Oct 20-23: RESERVED

3) Bear's Den:

Large room on second floor with private stair case leading to the room. The Bear's Den is part of the original 1908 log cabin and has one double bed, two twin beds, private powder room (no shower). Shower is located at the base of the stairs and it shared with the Silver Room. Electric fireplace in room.

Single Occupancy: 850.00, one person

Double Occupancy: 1450, two people

Oct 14-17: RESERVED

Oct 20-23 RESERVED

4) Moose Room:

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

Oct 14-17 RESERVED

Oct 20-23 RESERVED

5) Wolf Room:

Twin bed, cozy room on main floor at rear of house, private entrance to room from outside, large shared bath with Moose and Native American rooms.

Single Occupancy Only: 600, one person

Oct 14-17 RESERVED

Oct 20-23 RESERVED

6) Native American Room:

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 and wifi is weak from this area of the house.)

Single Occupancy: 600.00, one person

Oct 14-17 RESERVED

Oct 20-23 RESERVED

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  • 100.00 non-refundable deposit per room.

  • Balance due for both sessions: Aug 31, 2021

  • Cancellation for both sessions on or before Aug 31, 2021 will be refunded minus deposit. No refunds after Sept 1, 2021


    • Negative COVID test required, taken no more than 3-5 days prior to the retreat. 

    • Fewer participants than previous years. 

    • Air purifiers will be used in common spaces

    • Dining area will be moved to Recreation Room to allow for more space and air flow during meals. Meals will not be served 'family style' as in previous years. 

    • Kitchen will be closed during meal preparation times while cook is working.

    • Mats will not be provided, please bring your own

    • Blocks, blankets, chairs and straps will be sanitized and assigned to each participant to use during retreat.

    • Masks may be required, this will depend on the COVID numbers in Coeur d' Alene in October and the local/state requirements. 

    • Hand and surface sanitizers will be available throughout the house.

    • House will be cleaned and aired out for 24 hours prior to each retreat​


Day 1

Arrival at ranch anytime after 1:00 PM

Hip Opening Yoga Practice: 5:00-6:30 PM

Welcome Dinner: 6:30 PM

Pajama Candlelight Yoga Nidra 8:30 PM

Day 2

Light Self Serve Breakfast

Yoga, Discussion & Meditation 9:00 AM -11:30 AM

Lunch: 11:30 AM

Afternoon Free Time

OPTIONAL*: Group hike through Settler's Grove, an ancient cedar tree grove located appx. 45 min from the ranch. The 3.3 mile.trail is easy and appropriate for all levels.*Weather permitting, the hike could be moved to day #3 if needed. Hike is appropriate for all levels.                  

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Pajama Candlelight Restorative Yoga & Meeting Your                 Soul Meditation: 8:30-9:30 PM

Day 3

Light Self Serve Breakfast

Yoga Discussion & Practices 9:00 AM -11:30 AM

Lunch 11:30 AM

Afternoon Free Time

Evening Gentle Yoga & Meditation 5:00-6:30 PM

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Closing Night Activity: 8 PM

Day 4

Morning Yoga 9 AM-10:00 AM

Brunch 10:30 AM

Departure: 12:00 PM