2021 New Year Retreat - Power & Purpose

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Burning Journeys
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Duration: 7 days
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2021 New Year Retreat - Power & Purpose
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Burning Journeys
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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 9 - 999

About this trip


2021 Women's Mountain Retreat - POSTPONED UNTIL LATE SUMMER - STAY TUNED

Raise your hand if 2020 seemed unusual. Did COVID disrupt or delay your plans, trips or important milestones? On top of that, did you experience a major life transition or upheaval that caused unexplained emotions to surface? Believe me, more earth-shattering revelations are on the horizon. Rather than just bracing  for more change, wouldn't you rather be centered internally so while it seems like the outside world is in chaos, you are firmly rooted and feeling empowered as you remain grounded and on purpose? Come to the mountains beautiful soul.

Let's face it, we were all impacted in some way this year that we didn't expect. Women in mid-life already experience several road bumps dealing with some form of death, divorce, disease, addiction or disaster. Then we have the hormonal issues!! Our bodies now respond differently. Even our beliefs and mindset have shifted.  Perhaps you’ve experienced the loss of your parents, or even the pains of identity as a mother with your firstborn, only or youngest child leaving the home. You have prioritized your children, family or a job before your own needs, but you want to create a new way of life. You may not have the whole picture in your mind, but something has awakened and shaken you to the core. You have a sense that there’s something more out there, but just need to have a place, a space and support for self-examination. 

If you want to reset or redesign your life and you have questions upon questions about who you are (and what your role is during these volatile times), this is an opportunity to gain more clarity in order to consciously create the life you desire. Transitions in life are blessings for growth. They inspire you to embrace change, helping you to gain strength and happiness as you grow into the person you know you are destined to be. Consider this retreat as an investment in yourself to explore the possibilities. There is the exponential power being surrounded by women who help flame the fire of your intentions. 

Within us all is a deep desire for validation and to be appreciated for what you do and who you are. First things first, you have to feel gratitude for yourself so you aren’t looking for others to fill a void for you. This means being present and making a conscious, deliberate determined effort to be focused on you. Distractions and excuses will always exist, but what you resist will persist. Without taking action, you can feel even more depressed, anxious, restless, unhealthy, lost or confused.

Imagine being courageous, confident, free, focused, empowered, balanced and able to trust and express yourself fully. Investing in yourself is a declaration that you are truly determined and inspired to create a difference in this world. You are ready. You are deserving. You need this to replenish your soul and to remember your true self. That’s why you need to be here.

To celebrate all that you are and all that you.

To have a nurturing space to reflect on the changes that are occurring in your life.

To invite in compassion and understanding for the emotions that you are feeling. 

To create a clear vision of what you want in this chapter of your life.

This 2021 Power & Purpose New Year retreat offers you an incomparable, holistic and transformational experience nurturing the body, mind and soul. We recognize the value of a change from the every day routine and an often hectic pace of life. In this long weekend where there are no worries and zero stress, we ensure the time to slow down so you can get clear and prepare for extraordinary journey manifesting your best life.

The retreat begins on the first full moon of the new year and completes on the first day of February (2/1/2021). This is a powerful Full Moon that honors the releasing of the old to make a pathway for you to manifest your dreams. We will have a special Full Moon ceremony to kick-off the transformational weekend. 

Have courage for change. Come...come join us in the mountains. 

Berni Slowey

CEO and Retreat Leader

Burning Journeys


Zoe Rodriguez  - Zoe is the founder of Helliwell Healing, an intergrative Rolfing practice in Denver. She is an intuitive body worker and certified Rolfer. She is beloved by her devoted clients. Zoe lives in Colorado with her two brilliant daughters.

Tara Emrick - Tara is the Executive Director of the HIP ME Project. She is a 500 hour Certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki level 3 practitioner (currently enrolled in Reiki Master training). Tara lives in Denver, CO with her husband and three children.


Heavenly Daze Chalet


The Heavenly Daze is a spacious 5300 square foot home with incredible mountain views, wrap-around balcony and several seating areas for comfort. It has a private hot tub, which is a favorite nightly ritual under the stars. It is step away from Steamboat Ski Resort and a 1-minute drive from Temple's Crotch. The lodge  is 11.7 mi from Strawberry Hot Springs and 0.4 mi from Mount Werner for snow-shoeing or hike.  

We paid attention to your survey responses! And, conscious of any COVID concerns, the retreat location was planned so that each participant could sleep in their own individual bed. 

The house is a ski-in, ski-out property. Discount lift tickets and rentals are available for 1, 2 or all 3 days. Keep in mind that you have two 1-hour treatments included in the retreat package.


Not only will your soul be nourished, so will your tummy. Delicious gourmet vegetarian meals using organic produce prepared for daily breakfast and dinners.

Jan 28 - Dinner

Jan 29 - Breakfast and Dinner

Jan 30 - Breakfast and Dinner

Jan 31 - Breakfast and Dinner

No alcohol or coffee will be provided on the retreat. You want your body, mind, heart and soul to be clear of any unnatural agents during your transformational weekend. 


If you wish to cancel your trip, you must notify Berni Slowey in writing. Once your notice is received, cancellation will take effect subject to the following: If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your non-refundable deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-45 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.


1. Terms of service - Burning Journeys LLC lists what is included on our trips on the registration booking page. Please be advised that items including gratuity, travel insurance and alcohol are not included. 

2. Reservation - To reserve your spot, please complete the Participation Info and make a $500 deposit payment through Venmo, Zelle or PayPal to Berni Slowey.

3. Payment - Deposits can be made by check or app service such as Venmo, Zelle or PayPal. Final payment can be made by check or through this site via credit card (fees apply) and are due by December 20, 2020. If final payment is not received by this date, Burning Journeys reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your spot. In this case, your deposit will be forfeited. Payment plans are also an option. We want you to go so if you do not think you can pay in time please contact Berni Slowey directly.

4. Cancellation policy - If you wish to cancel your retreat, you must notify Berni Slowey in writing. Once your notice is received, cancellation will take effect subject to the following: If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-45 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.

5. Changes/Trip Cancellations - Burning Journeys, LLC reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by Berni Slowey, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of Burning Journeys,  will transfer to another trip or issue a full refund of your funds. Burning Journeys reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked, in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments made to Burning Journeys. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation.

6. Health Insurance for Travel - COVID conscious, Travel Health Insurance is not mandatory but highly recommended. Burning Journeys suggests each trip member purchase individual travel health insurance for their trip in the event you contract COVID preventing you from attending the retreat, thus forfeiting your deposit and any balance you paid. 

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7. Travel Insurance - We highly recommend that you add “cancel for any reason” to your policy. Although normal trip cancellation will cover you for illness or injury, or for a travel companion’s illness, injury or death, it is limited to these. With “cancel for any reason” you will receive a percentage (usually 75%-100%) of all pre-paid costs. With this coverage, no matter what arises, you will be covered. 

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8. Acknowledgment of Risks – Assumption of Responsibility
Although Burning Journeys has taken reasonable steps to ensure safety, I acknowledge that this activity has risks, including certain risks which cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of this activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity can cause loss or damage to the Participant including accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma, disability or death and also can cause damage to or loss of property. The following describes some, but not all, of those risks. Activities vary during your free time and may include but are not limited to: hiking, skiing, snow-shoeing, climbing, visiting area hot springs, or yoga. Throughout the trip, participants are responsible for their own safety.

a. I (the trip participant) acknowledge and understand the description above of these risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated risks may result in property loss, injury or death. I agree to assume responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. I acknowledge that participation in this activity is purely voluntary, no one is forcing participation and participation is elected with full knowledge of the inherent risks.

b. I (the trip participant) assume and accept full responsibility for any injury, death, loss of personal property, and expenses suffered as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified above, and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.

9. Release and Waiver of Liability - ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK AGREEMENT
I hereby agree to the following terms and conditions:

a. I understand that participating in yoga classes and other activities during free time is voluntary.  

b. I recognize that yoga and other outdoor activities require physical exertion which may be strenuous and may cause physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.

c. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to, and regarding my participation in yoga classes, and related activities during the retreat.

d. In consideration of being permitted to participate in yoga classes and other classes, I knowingly, voluntarily, and expressly waive any claim I may have against the instructor, owner, or leaseholders of the building for injuries or damages I may sustain as a result of participating in classes, workshops, or other activities held by Burning Journeys or any of its affiliates.

e. I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents.

f. I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above.

DECLARATION OF HEALTH. By accepting this Participant Agreement, I, the participant, represent that I fully understand that my participation in the yoga program or other activities could be injurious to my health and I voluntarily assume all risks related to such activities.

PERSONAL RELEASE. By agreeing to the terms outlined here and elsewhere on the Burning Journeys retreat website I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation on a Burning Journeys retreat, including but not limited to damages as a result of unexpected occurrences including those from weather, local political situations, wildlife or uncontrollable acts of God, including the risk of death. I release Burning Journeys, LLC,  including its owner, practitioners, guides, yoga teachers and partners from liability for personal injury, illness, emotional damage, incurred travel expenses or property damage I may incur as a result of participation on this retreat. For the benefit of everyone on your trip, Burning Journeys reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the trip, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the trip. Burning Journeys will carry no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the trip prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant which is not included on the trip itinerary.


What’s included

  • Accommodations
    5-Day, 4-Night Stay at a Mountain Lodge with Individual Beds.
  • Farm to Table Meals
    Hearty, Delicious Vegetarian Breakfasts & Dinners.
  • Warm Chai
    Special blended chai and fruit available daily.
  • Daily Yoga
    Rising Sun Morning Yoga and Nightly Rising Moon Restorative for all levels.
  • Daily Rituals
    Opening, Closing, Morning and Evening Rituals with guided meditation and journaling.
  • Two Private Treatments
    Two Individual Transformative Treatments: Intuitive Massage and Reiki.
  • Group Sessions
    Womens Wisdom Circles for ceremonies, sharing and connection.
  • Retreat Gifts
    Surprises on your trip that you will use at home as well.
  • Transportation
    Carpooling is encouraged.
  • Lunches
    To accommodate individuals, lunches are on your own to coordinate around your scheduled treatments, hiking, skiing, the hot springs, or to experience down time for rest & reflection.
  • Ski Lift Tickets
    Discounted lift tickets available for 1, 2 or 3-day use.
  • Ski & Snow Shoe Rentals
    Discounted skis, boots, poles and helmet rentals available.
  • Hot Springs Entry Fee
    There are two hot springs to choose from. Strawberry Park requires 4-wheel drive vehicle.
  • Yoga Mat
    Please bring your own.

Available Packages

Shared Bedroom - Individual Bunks

Shared bedroom with eight (8) bunk beds. Individual beds with shared bathroom. For the budget conscious or those who recall the sisterhood fun from the days of slumber parties, college dorms and roommates. 

15% Discount early bird pricing if you book by November 11, 2020. 

Venmo, Zelle or PayPal to place non-refundable deposit.

Deposit: $500
Girlfriends Room - Two Twin Beds

Want a private room with your bestie? This is a loft bedroom for you and a friend to share with individual twin beds.  Shared bathroom. Please contact me to book as a pair.  Price is per person. 

15% Discount early bird pricing if you book by November 11, 2020. 

Venmo, Zelle or PayPal to place non-refundable deposit.

Deposit: $500
Private Room - Queen Bed

Individual room with Queen bed.  Shared bathroom. 

15% Discount early bird pricing if you book by November 11, 2020. 

Venmo, Zelle or PayPal to place non-refundable deposit.

Deposit: $500
Private Suite - Queen Bed with Bath

Individual room with Queen bed and private bathroom.  

15% Discount early bird pricing if you book by November 11, 2020. 

Venmo, Zelle or PayPal to place non-refundable deposit.

Deposit: $500
Private Suite - King Bed with Bath

Private Suite on the Top Floor with king-sized bed and private bath. 

15% Discount early bird pricing if you book by November 11, 2020.  

Venmo, Zelle or PayPal to place non-refundable deposit.

If you are comfortable sharing the King Suite with a gal pal, private message me for pricing. 

Deposit: $500


Thursday, January 28
Full Moon Opening Night

Check-In at 5pm - Allow 3 hour drive to Steamboat Springs from Denver

Arrive by 6pm to Unpack

Group Dinner at 6:30pm

Full Moon Evening Ceremony at 7:30pm

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I had never been to a yoga retreat and Berni‘s was my first one! She has an amazing gift for leading a retreat. Her calm nature, gentle voice, and wisdom made it an enjoyable and relaxing learning experience. I loved the location in Sedona, the amazing house she rented, and the healthy, organic, vegetarian food prepared by the private chef. I enjoyed the Reiki massage sessions, yoga twice a day, and the connectedness of the group . The retreat was worth every penny! I highly recommend going on a yoga retreat with her and I hope to go again soon! Sincerely, Anda Seale
By Anda S for 2020 Vision Women's Retreat on 21 Oct, 2020


This will be my THIRD retreat with Burning Journeys and I HIGHLY recommend this incredibly life-changing opportunity for women who want to hit the reset button, to become tuned in to their unique purpose, and reconnect with a tribe of women who are seeking the same with whom you have a sacred shared experience away from the hustle and bustle of life. Giving yourself permission and space to BE, to take time for YOU, to honor the divine feminine inside is not only a GIFT, it is an investment in your greatest asset - YOU! Berni Slowey is incredibly insightful, intuitive, empathic and has the natural ability of connection with others that is truly astounding. She is a game changer, period. An experience of this magnitude is not to be missed. Your take away will be renewed, refocused and recharged YOU .. with resources to support your journey .. It will enrich your life .. forever!
By Heidi S on 16 Oct, 2020