Yoga Retreats in Colorado

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Written by bike posted on Friday, March 5th, 2010

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Colorado’s breathtaking, pure and vast landscapes are the ideal place to practice yoga. Come and practice mindfulness listening to the babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls coming down from the Rockies and contemplate the weight and enormity of the mountains themselves before you hit the mat.

A class practices "triangle pose" at Shambhala Mountain Center. (Shambhala Mountain Center)

There are many options for practicing yoga in Colorado, all of which will put you on a path to relaxation, growth and happiness. From Buddhist traditions and Hatha asanas to yoga centers that combine horseback riding and yoga, Colorado has a perfect getaway for every kind of yogi!
Read below for a few yoga retreats that make for perfect vacations in Colorado:
Shoshoni Yoga Retreat
This yoga retreat center, residential ashram and teacher training school is located in the Colorado Rockies near Boulder. It is open all year, organizing yoga classes, energizing Sanskrit chanting, peaceful meditation, and nature walks. Fully immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle and stay at the center in the middle of 250 acres of evergreen forest for a few days or up to 21. Delicious vegetarian meals are part of the stay. Visit Shoshoni Yoga Retreat for more information.

Prayer flags hung from trees filter sunlight at Shambhala Mountain Center. (Shambhala Mountain Center)


Shambhala Mountain Center
Come to this restful yoga center in northern Colorado’s Roosevelt National Forest to learn about Buddhist meditation, grow your practice at a yoga retreat or just to practice mindfulness in one of their contemplative arts programs. Located on 600 acres in a mountain valley in the Rockies, this retreat has been hosting guests since 1971 as a sanctuary and training ground for the mind, body and spirit. Ask about their Retreat & Renewal weekends! Visit Shambhala Mountain Center for more information about their programs.
Eldorado Mountain Yoga
This yoga center is just a few minutes away from Boulder in the majestic landscape of the Eldorado Canyon. Hatha yoga classes, meditation, chanting, yoga philosophy, ayurveda, and vedic astrology are a few of the many activities at this mountain ashram founded 25 years ago by the kundalini master Sri Shambhavananda. The ashram offers guests “a means of attaining profound spiritual growth as well as the skillful means necessary for navigating through modern-day life with clarity and compassion.” Visit Eldorado Mountain Yoga for more information. 

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya peeks through the trees. It is the largest and most elaborate example of Buddhist sacred architecture in North America. (Shambhala Mountain Center)


The Home Ranch
The Home Ranch is a truly unique Colorado yoga retreat! Mixing yoga with horse riding, this Clark, Colorado ranch offers retreats for women only in the spring and fall just outside of Loveland. Cowgirl Tammy Pate and yoga expert Janice Baxter lead ladies through this unforgettable experience, which includes yoga, horses, gourmet cuisine, a massage, bonding and relaxation. Retreats are from 3 to six days in length. Ask about their mother/daughter retreat in May! Visit The Home Ranch for more information. 
Dunton Hot Springs
This award-winning luxury resort is just across the mountain from Telluride. Set in a romantic ghost town in an alpine valley, the resort offers day and overnight packages. The whole “town” can also be rented for large groups like family reunions and weddings. The San Juan Mountains surround this small, exclusive resort. Come to clear your head and experience deep relaxation. Get a massage, soak in the hot springs or take a hike in the endless wilderness. Many activities are available, including yoga. Dunton is dedicated to promoting the authentic spiritual tradition of yoga in a pristine natural environment. Learn and practice your physical strength, balance and flexibility while practicing mindfulness. One hour private sessions are available for individuals or couples. Visit Dunton Hot Springs for more information.

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