Back country Yoga Adventure Weekend

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Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
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29 reviews
Jul 26 - 29, 2018
Group size: 5 - 14
Back country Yoga Adventure Weekend
OPUS Hut

Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
  • Facebook verified
29 reviews

$450
Jul 26 - 29, 2018
Group size: 5 - 14

About this trip

Adventure is calling!


Ever wanted to journey to the back country to the ultimate Glamping (glamorous camping) cabin? Want to travel to a destination off the beaten path that requires some rough dirt road driving knowing once you arrive you'll only have to travel by mountain bike or your own two feet to explore? A place where the stars shine bright at night, unhindered by light pollution, where wildflowers are lush, the hikes lead to crystal blue alpine lakes and the meals are all cooked on site for you?


Oh yeah and there's yoga and coffee?


This re:treat is for you!


The OPUS is located near the top of Ophir Pass (county road 8) which connects Colorado Hwy. 145 on the west side to Hwy. 550 on the east side, five miles north of Silverton. This dirt road is well maintained on the east side of the pass (Silverton side - Hwy. 550), passable in a two wheel drive vehicle, with one small creek crossing. High clearance and 4wd is required if coming from the Ophir side. The town of Ophir, at the base of the pass, is twelve miles south of Telluride, Colorado. The drive to the hut is 3.5 miles from either side of the pass.


The hut itself is located 1/2 mile east of OPhir Pass, just off San Juan County Road 8. There is safe parking along the road as well as in a small pullout uphill of the road. There is a small sign for the OPUS on the road, from here follow the hiking trail uphill to the east 1/4 mile.


About the hut:

The OPUS hut has solar powered lighting and 110 volt outlets for charging electronic devices.


Comforters and pillows are provided for your stay. Guests are expected to provide their own sleeping bag liner.


In the summer months, one can drive to within 1/4 mile of the hut.


The hut has filtered drinking water, hot and cold tap water, and indoor composting toilets.


Meals include afternoon soup, dinner and breakfast the following morning. OPUS staff can accommodate special dietary needs as well. A-la-carte snacks, trail snacks and appetizers are also available.


Beer, Wine and a limited selection of spirits are available from the bar. Cash and credit cards are excepted at the hut.



Hut etiquette

All guests are responsible for their own personal trash, pack it in, pack it out.

Lights out at 10 PM – solar power is limited, respect other hut guests.

By state law – Alcoholic beverages not purchased at the hut, are not allowed in the hut.

Leave boots and wet gear in the entry, liners can be dried behind the wood stoves.

Please keep personal gear out of the Living area.

Please keep your food contained and organized in the storage bins provided.

Limited cool food storage is available at the hut, plan accordingly.

Please conserve water, there is limited supply from roof collection.

Lodging options

Sleeping Rooms Layout- I will do the best I can to accommodate roommate requests. I will not put two people who don't know each other in a queen bed however if you sign up with a friend and would like to share a queen please let me know when booking. 

 


Loft West – 5 space room

This room is located upstairs and can sleep  5 people. There are 3 singles together side by side and a queen bed.


Loft East – 5 space room

This room is located upstairs and can sleep up to 5 people. There are 3 singles together side by side and two single bunks.


Down East – 3 space room

This room is located down-stairs on the ground level and can sleep up to 3 people. There is a queen bed and a single bunk.


Down West – 3 space room

This room is located down-stairs on the ground level and can sleep up to 3 people.  There is a queen bed and a single bunk.

What’s included

  • Meals
    Specializing in catering to dietary restrictions (vegetarian, allergies) but please let me know under booking
  • Guided hikes
    There are four alpine lakes within two miles of the OPUS, and more a little further out, great for an afternoon dip or fishing at Crystal lake, Clear lake or Island lake
  • 4-5 yoga/meditations
  • Yogi magee swag
  • Alcohol
    Because the OPUS is a licensed tavern in the state of Colorado, any personal alcohol is not permitted at the hut. Option to purchase there.
  • Transportation
    Please let me know if you need a ride from the base of Ophir pass
  • Trip Insurance
  • Mountain bikes
    option to bring your own bike and fishing gear

Available options

Bring your dog!
$140

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Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
29 reviews
I'm a full time adventurer and part-time flight attendant. My passion is teaching yoga, cycle, barre and boot camps along with hiking Colorado's 14ers, blogging, soy lattes and travel. My company Yogi Magee Expeditions is designed to take people off their mats and into the wild for an experience they'll never forget.

Reviews

This was hands down one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. Natalie is amazing! She’s knowledgeable, organized and super fun. From perfectly selected locations for daily yoga (with insane views) to kick ass adventures including the Via Ferrata, paragliding, biking to the Telluride Brewery and hikes with awesome views and waterfalls. A trip with Natalie is a guaranteed good time. You won’t regret it. Can’t wait to signup for another trip!
I had an amazing time! The yoga in the mountains is just what I needed and the push on the hikes was well worth it! Breakfast was always good. And the best part was meeting some amazing women from all over the US! Women need other women! Friendships are so important!
This retreat was everything I had hoped and imagined it to be. Its hard to put into words how amazing this retreat is, but Natalie put together such an amazing experience that I booked another one of her retreats for the following year before I had even checked out of this retreat. The time spent with the others on this retreat is something I will never forget and I'm happy to have made so many wonderful connections and friendships. The condo we stayed in was great and made it easy to travel from out of state (bedding, towels, toiletries all provided). The proximity to the trail we walked every day to get to the gondola was perfect. I highly encourage anyone considering this retreat to take a leap and sign up!
This retreat was incredible! This is the third retreat I’ve gone on and I’ve signed up for two more. Natalie is an incredible host, finds the most amazing adventures to take her guests on, and you leave every retreat more fulfilled than when you arrived. If you’re looking for a relaxing and/or adventurous getaway, look through her retreats and book ASAP!
Phenomenal trip!!! Well organized, great condo location and set up, so many activities to choose from. All around an amazing experience. highly recommend everyone trying! Life changing and for all fitness levels.
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I have gone on two retreats now with Natalie and plan on doing a third (and possibly 4th) next year. The experiences she puts together and the people that she attracts to these retreats are what make them exceptional. Her approach to yoga and adventure is all about self empowerment, you won't find any snobby yoga egos here. If you don't do yoga regularly, you will be fine. If you don't hike regularly, you will be fine. Natalie creates an environment where you feel comfortable, safe and empowered. If you are on the fence, just book it. You will walk away from it with so much more than any other vacation. You will come away from the retreat realizing things about yourself you never knew you were capable of. You will not be disappointed!
By Kimberly Nelson on Aug 06, 2019