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 14-17, 2021
October 20-23, 2021
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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)
Hearty Homemade Soups, Wholesome Breads & Sandwiches, Green Salad
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.
Settler's Grove Trail
Ahhh...Getting Away From It All
Elk Mountain Ranch Home
Retreat Group 2017
Wild Turkeys & Deer Often Visit
Sunset on the Ranch
Bear's Den from Original 1908 Cabin
Main Floor Silver Room
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:
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
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
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
Morning Yoga 9 AM-10:00 AM
Brunch 10:30 AM
Departure: 12:00 PM