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Elk Mountain Ranch

YOGA & AYURVEDA
SPRING IMMERSION 

RETREAT
 

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

April 24-27, 2024

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“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”  ~ Sakyong Mipham

Immerse yourself in the springtime beauty of the inland Pacific Northwest for a weekend of Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda. You will be surrounded with streams, vibrant green pastures, abundant wildflowers, fresh air and beautiful forests. Appropriate for all levels of experience. 

Registered Yoga teachers earn 10 CEU's for participating

 

YOGA & MEDITATION

Each day you will be led through slow, carefully planned Yoga sequences, with the goal of easing tightness in the hips, strengthening core muscles, improving postural alignment, slowing down the breath, calming the mind. Each full day of the retreat will begin with a three-hour morning workshop that will include discussion, meditation and Yoga. Workshop content is designed to help you recognize and overcome common obstacles encountered during meditation and Yoga practices. All levels of practice will be considered in planning. Props such as blocks, chairs, blankets and straps will be available for use and will incorporated in each practice session. In addition to the two morning workshops, we will have late afternoon and evening, candlelit, gentle and restorative Yoga sessions.

AYURVEDA

Learn about the doshas and determine your own personal dosha ratio. We will have discussions on Auryvedic cooking, daily routines, yoga asana and breathing techniques for each dosha. Particular attention will be paid to the three gunas and Ayurvedic routines for the Spring season. 

“The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.”

~ Anonymous

Lake Coeur d'Alene
Elk Mountain Ranch
Coeur d' Alene National Forest
View from Balcony Room
Tubbs Hill Trail
Savasana 2021
Balcony Room
Moose Room
Wolf Room
Bear's Den Room
Silver Room
Vrksasana
Elk Ranch Group 2017
Yoga Room
The Cook!
Ustrasana
Coeur d'Alene National Forest
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LOCATION

This magnificent property is on a 150 acre ranch located 15 minutes east of Coeur d' Alene in Northern Idaho. The 4000 sf house is a spacious, comfortable home built with love by the owners. The heart of the home is the original 1908 homestead cabin, whose original deed was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt.

 

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 ponds 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 and wild turkeys visiting the ranch.  There are no visible neighbors.

TRAVEL

Travel expenses are not included in registration costs.

 

The nearest major airport is in Spokane, Washington; it is a 45 minute drive to Coeur d' Alene from the Spokane airport.

The Missoula, Montana airport is a 2.5 hour drive to Coeur d' Alene. Ride sharing may be able to be arranged with other participants.

Each participant will receive a map with detailed driving and arrival instructions before the retreat.

 

Arrive at the ranch anytime after 1:00 PM on Day 1.  Relax and explore the property before a stress relieving, hip opening Yoga session from 4:00-6:00 PM. You will be treated to a welcome dinner at 6:30 PM followed by a candlelit, Yoga nidra (guided meditation). Day 4 check-out is 1 PM. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Six bedrooms are dispersed on both the ground and the second floors with comfortable beds, plenty of space and privacy each upstairs room has a private stair case to the room. The two large main floor bathrooms are located at the front and rear of the home. A well stocked laundry room is available for use. Bathrooms have hairdryers.

 

Wifi is available throughout the house, but cell phone signals are 'spotty' at best. There is a land line for local (208) calls and emergencies. What'sApp works well for phone calls outside of the local area code.

MEALS

Wholesome, vegetarian/vegan meals will be prepared for you. All meals prepared by Barbara RK will be cooked in the Ayurvedic traditions and made with fresh, local and organic ingredients when possible. Guests' special dietary needs can be accommodated (gluten free, vegan, allergies). 

 

MEAL TIMES: A hot lunch will be served at noon, dinner at 6:30 PM, 10:00 AM final day brunch. Self-serve coffee, tea and light self-serve breakfast foods will be available before the morning Yoga session.

FREE TIME

Afternoons are left open to relax or explore. You can stay at the ranch or explore the Coeur d'Alene area.  Downtown Coeur d' Alene and Lake Coeur d' Alene are a 15 minute drive from the ranch. Bicycles, kayaks and paddle boards can be rented near the lake. An abundance of hiking and biking trails are in and around Coeur d'Alene. A welcome packet with trails, maps and town information upon arrival may help plan your free time.

SCEHDULE

Arrival Day:

Arrival between 1-4 PM PST

4:00 Yoga Practice (2 hrs)

Welcome Dinner 

Evening Discussion & Practice: Somatic Yoga, Body Scan Meditation

Day Two: 

Morning Workshop & Practice (3 hrs)

Afternoon Individual Free-time or Group Hike/Bike Ride

Gentle Yoga Practice & Meditation before Dinner (75 min)

Dinner

Evening Discussion & Practice, Yoga Nidra Meditation

Day Three:

Morning Workshop & Practice (3 hrs)

Afternoon Individual Free-time or Group Hike/Bike Ride

Gentle Yoga Practice & Meditation before Dinner (75 min)

Dinner

Evening Chanting, Discussion* Yoga Nidra with Sound Bath Meditation

Day Four: 

Morning Asana & Meditation Practice (2 hrs)

Brunch 10:30 AM

Departure by 1 PM

*Discussions will include topics that will enhance, expand and support your practice of Yoga. Topics will be mantra, meditation, philosophies of Yoga and Ayurveda.

Registration | April 24-27, 2024

The retreat is currently full. If you would like to be on a waiting list, or be notified of additional retreats, send me a note here. 

  • Accommodations for three nights 

  • Two, three-hour, morning yoga workshops

  • One afternoon hip opening practice (arrival day)

  • Two, afternoon, meditation & gentle yoga 

  • Evening Yoga Nidra (guided meditation), (mantra) chanting & discussion sessions

  • One, morning, slow-vinyasa Yoga practice (departure day)

  • Wholesome vegan/vegetarian meals cooked in the Ayurvedic tradition

    • Three dinners, two lunches, light/self serve breakfast foods, final day brunch, all day coffee/tea station​

  • Candlelit, fireside, Yoga and meditation sessions

  • Handouts on Yoga & meditation

  • Ayurveda Discussion 

  • Group hikes/bike rides (optional)

  • Vedic chanting

  • Small group instruction (maximum of 8 students)

  • Access to the 150 acre ranch to hike, explore and relax

ROOM CHOICES

1) Balcony Room: RESERVED

Large room with queen bed, private full bath with shower and private patio/terrace. Located on the second floor, private staircase leads to the room. Stunning views of the forest through large glass windows at front of house can be seen from the bed. This is a loft type of room with an open railing above the Yoga room. People cannot see into the Balcony room from the lower level. The Yoga room is closed to the rest of the house between 10 PM and 8 AM to ensure complete privacy to those in the Balcony room.

Single Occupancy: 1575.00, one person

Double Occupancy: 2575.00 total for two people

2) Silver Room: RESERVED

Large room on main floor, queen bed and views of the fruit tree orchard and small pasture. Shared bath located across hallway from room. Bathroom shower is shared with the Bear's Den.

Single Occupancy: 1575.00 one person

Double Occupancy: 2575.00 total for two people

3) Bear's Den: RESERVED

Part of the original 1908 log cabin. One double bed, two twin beds. Private half bath (no shower). Located on second floor, private stair case leads to room. Full bathroom located at the base of stairs and shared with the Silver Room.

Single Occupancy: 1575.00

Double Occupancy: 2575.00 two people

4) Moose Room: RESERVED

Queen bed. Located on the main floor at the back of the house. Large bath shared with Wolf and Native American rooms. 

Single Occupancy: 1575.00 one person

5) Wolf Room: RESERVED

A cozy room with a twin bed, a private exterior door and lots of natural light. Located on main floor at rear of house. Large shared bath with Moose and Native American rooms.

Single Occupancy: 1575.00

  • Reserve your room with a non-refundable 500.00 deposit per room.

  • Registration: Submit the form in the link below. An invoice for the deposit will be emailed to you. 

  • No refunds after March 23

  • Cancellations made between Feb 23-March 23, 2024 will receive a 50% refund, minus 500.00 deposit. If we can find a student to fill your room during this time you will receive a full refund minus the deposit. 

  • Arrival: Nearest airports are Spokane, WA (60 minutes away) and Missoula, MT (2.5 hours away). Please let me know if you are interested in car-sharing from the airport, I will try to connect you with other students to arrange a carpool. Uber/Lyft are appx. 100.00 each way. 

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