Ancient Wisdom Retreats: Heal, Learn, and Transform in Montana.

Dancing Spirit Ranch, Whitefish, MT

Ancient Wisdom Retreats
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Oct 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 1 - 22
Ancient Wisdom Retreats: Heal, Learn, and Transform in Montana.
Dancing Spirit Ranch, Whitefish, MT

Ancient Wisdom Retreats
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

Oct 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 1 - 22

About this trip

Join us in the the most spectacular part of Montana for a week of deep rejuvenation and ancient teachings.  Nestled on a ranch in the outskirts of Whitefish, Montana near Glacier National Park, Dancing Spirit Ranch is the perfect place to heal, rest, learn, and feel deeply inspired.  

Your experience will include: 

●  Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition teachings 

●  Daily Yoga practice ~ the “sister-science” of Ayurveda! 

●  Daily Qi Gong practice & Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings 

●  Excursion to Glacier National park for a hiking or horseback riding tour

●  Self-exploration time to enjoy the expansive ranch grounds which include five ponds, forest, hiking trails, grassy valleys with unique rock formations, and the Whitefish river (kayaks are available)

● A sacred Cacao ceremony

● Evening bonfire

● A healing Sound bath ceremony

● Massage and Reiki bodywork available

● Downtime to explore the town of Whitefish and do some shopping


"A truly life-changing experience. So nourishing for the body, mind and soul and a wonderful way to make new friendships with like-minded lovely people. " - DO

"A fantastic retreat with amazing people that is healing, educational, spiritual and bonding!  It was a gift to learn from and spend time with these  three exceptional leaders!!" - TP

"This is an experience you will never forget!  You will laugh, learn, grow, heal and leave with invaluable information that you can use in your daily lives."  - MS

" I loved all of it. I felt so nurtured and was able to find so much peace. I loved learning from such smart, passionate women. I love all the knowledge I got to bring home with me to better my health and my family's. I loved getting to know all the great people in the group." - ES

"When I first reserved a spot to join the Ancient Wisdom for Modern Balance Retreat I had no idea really what was being planned or how it was going to go. I decided to just experience it as it unraveled. I really needed a chunk of time to reset and refill my cup and it was beyond what I could have possibly imagined it to be.  This retreat really allowed me to detox my system quite heavily while nurturing my system in ways that I simply couldn't have planned for and I returned home feeling more grounded and ready for the next adventure. The added bonus of being so fortunate to be a part of an amazing group of women only made it that much better. If there were ever another retreat in the future I definitely will be re-attending!"  - LB

Meet your Leaders

Dr. Laura Chan, ND, LAc  

Dr. Laura Chan is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and acupuncturist. She is passionate about health and wellness and loves helping her patients experience more wellness in their own lives. Dr. Chan is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors & New Hampshire Acupuncture and Asian Medicine Association. Read more about Laura here

Janelle Salzman, OT/L, CAP, LMP

Janelle Elyse Salzman, OT/L, CAP, RM is a Nationally Board Certified and NH Licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and Lyme Magnetic Protocol Practitioner. In 1996, Janelle graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Janelle has over 20 years of experience in the medical fields of Pediatric Sensory Integration, Acute Rehabilitation, Home Health Care and Hospice. She has been trained in the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) at the Brazelton Institute. Read more about Janelle here

Karen Cerato, RMT, RYT, LMP

Karen Cerato, OT, RMT, RYT is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a National Board Certified Occupational Therapist, and a Lyme Magnetic Protocol Practitioner. In 1990, Karen graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and worked in physical rehabilitation hospitals for over ten years. Karen is Certified in Neuro-Developmental Technique (NDT) and Advanced NDT of the Upper Extremity.  Read more about Karen here

What’s included

  • Group Van Transportation
    Transportation to and from the airport
  • Accommodation
    6 nights accommodation at Dancing Spirit Ranch from October 9th - 15th, 2023
  • Meals
    All delicious and deeply nourishing meals staring with dinner on October 9th and finishing with breakfast on October 15th
  • Excursion to Glacier
    1 Day trip of Hiking, Riding, or River Floating excursion into Glacier National Park is included
  • Cacao Ceremony
    Sacred Cacao ceremony one evening of our time together
  • Sound Bath Ceremony
    An evening of sacred and healing sound bath
  • Trip into Whitefish
    Half day trip into the charming town of Whitefish, MT to enjoy shopping, exploring, a meal out, etc.

What’s not included

  • Flight
    Travel to and from Montana is not included in the price
  • Wellness Therapies
    Massage and other bodywork sessions are self-pay
  • Alcohol is BYOB
    Alcohol is not included in the cost of the retreat. It can be purchased on your own as desired.

Available Packages

Twin Bed or shared Queen Bed

Share a double room in the Bunk House or Cedar Cabin in either a twin bed or a shared queen bed (please specify your preference.  Participants will not be paired in a Queen bed with someone they do not know, but may be paired in a room with twin beds if traveling solo).  Couples or friends / family members who are willing to share a bed can share a Queen bed. 

Deposit: $1,000
Private Queen Bed

Enjoy a Queen bed  to yourself in a private room in the Bunkhouse or Cedar Cabin

Deposit: $1,000

Your Organizer

Ancient Wisdom Retreats
2 reviews
Ancient Wisdom Retreats are life-changing, multi-disciplinary, & deeply nourishing retreats run by Janelle Elyse Salzman, Karen Cerato, and Laura Chan.


This trip was flawless. From the moment we arrived, our hosts had planned thoughtfully for each and every hour of the six days we were there; all aspects of the schedule had been considered. The food was nourishing, delicious, and plentiful. What I most appreciated was the extended opportunity we had to learn from our hosts, who were veritable fountains of knowledge, patience, and experience in the areas of yoga, Ayurveda, and traditional Chinese practices like Qi Gong. What a gift. We were totally spoiled.
By Maggie B for Ancient Wisdom Retreats: Heal, Learn, and Transform in Montana. on Oct 30, 2023
What a transformational experience this was created by the three wise women who lead the group through the most nourishing practices and teachings! The magical land, the deliciously nutritious foods and the soul connections I made nurtured my body, mind and spirit. Feeling replenished, rejuvenated and so very loved, I am filled with gratitude for the synchronicities of life and this opportunity to grow, heal and connect with this collective of amazing humans!
By Patricia B for Ancient Wisdom Retreats: Heal, Learn, and Transform in Montana. on Oct 18, 2023