​“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.

All of the yogic practices were developed to create sattva in the mind and body.




Cultivating Sattvic Energy in Daily Life

October 14-17, 2021


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. 



Day 1

              Arrival anytime after 1:00 PM

              Hip Opening Asana Practice: 4:30-6:30 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 -12:00 PM

              Lunch: 12:00 PM

     Free Time

     Evening Meditation 6:00 PM                                    

              Dinner: 6:30 PM

              Pajama Candlelight Restorative Yoga: 8:30 PM

Day 3

              Light Self Serve Breakfast

              Hatha Yoga Discussion & Practices 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

              Lunch 12:00 PM

              Free Time

              Evening Meditation 6:00

              Dinner: 6:30 PM

              Pajama Candle Light Restorative Yoga & Guided Meditation 8:00 PM

Day 4

             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)

Sample Lunch*:

This meal will include a hot, vegetarian main dish, two sides, breads, green

Sample Dinner*

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.

Wolf Lodge Bay Region

Wolf Lodge Bay Region

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

Opening Night Camp Fire 2017

Opening Night Camp Fire 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 continental breakfasts, two hot lunches, Sunday brunch)

  • 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 people)

  • 150 acre ranch to hike and explore on

  • 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 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: 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: 1400 two people

Triple Occupancy: 1900 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: 550, one person

6) Native American Room: Available 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 and wifi is weak in this room)

Single Occupancy: 600.00, one person

  • Reserve your room with a non-refundable 100.00 deposit per room.

  • Balance due Aug 14, 2021

  • Cancellation on or before Aug 30, 2021 will be refunded minus deposit. No refunds after Sept 1

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