Back country Yoga Adventure Weekend

NM
20 reviews
Jul 26 - 29, 2018
Group size: 5-14
Back country Yoga Adventure Weekend
OPUS Hut

20 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 โ€“ solar power is limited, respect other hut guests.

By state law โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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.

Whatโ€™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

Your Organizer


NM
Natalie Magee
20 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

An adventure retreat it was! So great to get up into the mountains and experience the Telluride through hiking and yoga. Of course there was also some SUP and biking. The great thing about this adventure is it allows for choice. Natalie was fantastic, responding to the needs of the group and even offering up an extra meditation session before the Via Ferrata portion of the day. I took full advantage of this session as this was my stretch during this adventure and a bit more mindfulness was very welcomed. Also a very lovely group of women to share the time with. If you are looking for adventure mixed in with yoga, this is your retreat!
This trip was awesome. You can go as a beginner or as a real adventurer and you will love it the same. There's a lot to do but you can opt out of some things and just have downtime yourself or you can go on all the adventures. I was really impressed by how organized it was and the quality of wonderful people who came - plus the setting where we stayed in - Telluride -- was absolutely gorgeous. What we did on this trip: hiked waterfalls, did yoga on mountaintops, SUP on a lake, biked to a brewery and so much more. Natalie is an amazing leader and instructor and you'll walk away from this trip feeling energized and renewed... This trip was 5 stars all around. The only advice I'd give is if you can afford to, get a queen bed - so comfy and it's nice to have some privacy.
PG
Great women's trip. Full of adventure and fun. A great way to meet new people, share experiences and learn from each other. Easy schedule with flexibility to match your needs. Location is stunning. Highly recommend to anyone desiring to try something outside their comfort zone and willing to be supported by a great group of women.
AF
This retreat was sooooo amazing and totally exceeded my expectations. Natalie is wonderful and made for an enjoyable experience. She knows everything about Telluride. You canโ€™t go wrong with this retreat. Iโ€™ll be back for more ๐Ÿ˜‰
LH
I have been on yoga retreats all over the world -- as close as Big Sur, California where I'm from and as far as Ubud, Bali. This retreat, though, was something special. I loved the relaxed vibe and adventurous spirit. This can be a retreat where you just lay by the pool and soak in the mountainous beauty of Telluride, or it can be an extreme adventure. Going into it, I would recommend thinking of it more as an adventure retreat than a traditional yoga retreat. But that's what makes it so great and unique. You get to rent/borrow/buy a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and venture to an alpine lake, push your limits on the Via Ferrata, and explore locals-only waterfalls with Natalie as your guide. But if those aren't your jam, go get a massage at one of Telluride's many spas or enjoy a quite spot on a river or lake or find a coffee shop and soak in a good book . . . the options are endless! You get to make the retreat whatever you need, and there's no judgment based on the choices that you make. I appreciate that Natalie is not a micro-manager and really allows you to take the reigns based on your wants and needs. I will definitely be back for another retreat with Natalie in the future! Enjoy your adventure, friends!
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