Back country Yoga Adventure Weekend

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

Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
  • Facebook verified
47 reviews

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
47 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

I had the opportunity and pleasure of joining Natalie and 11 other amazing women on this retreat. I am a working mom with young kids, and I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was to just show up and have all the plans and decisions made and to just sit back and go with the flow. That alone was worth it! But Telluride took it a step further. If you have never been, it's an absolute must. The scenery is unlike any other mountain town in Colorado. It was absolutely breathtaking and Natalie was the best guide. She has intimate knowledge of the area so took us on some great hikes, and we got to see some amazing off the beaten path spots that I would have never been able to find on my own. We did yoga on mountaintops, biked to a brewery through the valley, were able to walk to trails and town from our lodging, and had a chef cook our meals one night too. I am a pretty extreme introvert so I wasn't sure how I would do in the company of people I didn't know well, but the women on the retreat were all so welcoming and kind, it was easy to form connections on night 1. This retreat ended up being the adventure I didn't know I needed in my life, with women I'll never forget. Thank you Natalie, for everything! I can't wait to join you on a future adventure!
By Ashley H for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 01 Sep, 2021
Such a fun experience, loved this time and group!
By Kristen K for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 31 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much for joining me! Next time hopefully the weather cooperates for paragliding!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 31 Aug, 2021
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I had a wondering time on the Telluride Ales and Adventures retreat earlier this month. Wind and rain affected our Via Ferrata and Paragliding plans, but thankfully Natalie was able to reschedule everything on the fly so we all got to do the things we really wanted to do while in Telluride! The group was super fun and flexible (both physically and mentally) so we enjoyed 3 great hikes, 4 great yoga sessions, 1 great brewery bike ride and a fun group dinner with Natalie's chef friend. Accommodations were wonderful and close to everything - I wouldn't have changed a thing about this retreat!
By Carolyn M for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 31 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much for coming and adventuring with me! It was truly a pleasure hiking all the hikes with you!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 31 Aug, 2021
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I went on this Telluride trip solo and I'm so glad I did. Although I was nervous, I was quickly calmed by the authenticity of Natalie, Michelle and Christy. They made me feel comfortable and included! When things didn't go as planned with our via ferrata and paragliding (wheather), Natalie made every effort to get it rescheduled. I always had the option to join in the activities or have alone time. The flexibility in this trip is great and every detail was planned out for us! Telluride is beautiful and offers many great adventures. From the woman I met, the hikes, yoga sessions, VF, chef experience, tears and belly laughter, I will never forget this trip!
By melissa f for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 25 Aug, 2021
From yoga in the rain on a mountain top to challenging myself on hikes I'd never done, this was the most amazing solo trip I have ever been on. Natalie made sure every aspect of the retreat was outstanding. The food, the setting, the drinks, the laughs...this trip had it all! Natalie is smart, kind and generous - the real deal. Even when plans needed adapting (always due to weather), Natalie and the other retreat members rolled with it, making for a wonderful, relaxing trip all the way around. If you are looking for a fun get away to rediscover yourself, go on an adventure, or just relax and refresh your soul, this is the one for you! I made friends that will last a lifetime, and we already have plans to meet up again next year! I could not be more thrilled with my experience with YogiMagee! If you are looking for a sign...this is it >>> DO IT!!!
By Laura K for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 24 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much Laura, it was such a please adventuring with you and seeing you get out of your comfort zone from the plane ride to the hikes! Thank you for keeping me laughing and my spirits up. You are a gem!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 24 Aug, 2021
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Just got back from a retreat with her at red mountain pine Lodge. It was a wonderful adventurous experience!!! Thank you so much!!
By Rosemary V on 13 Aug, 2020
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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 N on 06 Aug, 2019