Big Sky Bhakti Bliss: A Montana Yoga Retreat - Nat Kendall

Helena, MT, United States

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Feathered Pipe Ranch
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Jun 16 - 22, 2018
Group size: 1 - 40
Big Sky Bhakti Bliss: A Montana Yoga Retreat - Nat Kendall
Helena, MT, United States

Feathered Pipe Ranch
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$1780
Deposit: $500
Jun 16 - 22, 2018
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

 We love Nat Kendall! And we also love that this open-hearted teacher so steeped in the heart of devotional (Bhakti) yoga is returning to the Ranch to share another inspiring week of rejuvenating yoga practice, community, reflection, and devotion at his home away from home. Though he lives in San Francisco, Nat is a Montana native who makes a pilgrimage to his home state to weave asana, meditation, and chanting into a luscious tapestry of celebration and devotion under Montana’s Big Sky. With Bhakti as your guide, this week is an opportunity to drink from the well of Bhakti in the vast beauty of Montana in the precious days leading up to the summer solstice.


Bhakti yoga is about connection that’s deepened through the deliberate unity of breath, mind, and body as we move toward unconditional love — finding our own radiance, inner stillness and divine connection. For guests of the Feathered Pipe, the Ranch itself also becomes a teacher — serving as a compassionate and unconditionally loving guide to support your time on retreat, with ample free time and space to accommodate as much solitude or community as you desire.


The week will include:


Sunrise meditations that flow into our grounding, morning vinyasa class
Playful afternoon classes, with moments to discuss and break down poses
A deep dive into Bhakti Yoga – chanting, mantra, and philosophy
Optional excursions to experience Montana — river trips, hiking, and more
Delicious, organic vegetarian cuisine — three meals daily, all inclusive
Plenty of time to relax and restore

Treat yourself to a week of self-care, tranquility and time to reflect. One breath of Montana mountain air will stir something deep, relevant, and vital in these times: a reminder of our connection to this precious earth.


Testimonials:


“I would go back to this retreat 100 times… actually 108 times!”
~ Ellen B.


“I don’t have words to explain how phenomenal this week has been, life changing

 to say the least. If you do one thing in your life, go on a retreat with Nat Kendall.”    ~ Holly P


“His practice brought me closer to myself and to the present moment. It pushed my boundaries, brought peace to my mind, and truly opened my heart . . . an amazing teacher.”    ~ Max G

About Nat Kendall:

San Francisco based yoga teacher & student, musician, surfer and lover of life; Montana native Nat Kendall gives reverence to the teachings he has received – helping students nurture their own creative expression and meaningful connection with life. A dedicated student for the last 10+ years, he teaches vinyasa infused with all other limbs of yoga and has studied extensively with Rusty Wells, Janet Stone & Jai Uttal. His devotion-filled classes are invigorating and simultaneously nurturing as he creates a space filled with focus, kindness, laughter, chanting and great music to safely explore the deep benefits of the practice.

 

Accommodations


Our lodging options offer the finest in rustic comfort. Indoor and outdoor choices include a variety of private or shared accommodations ranging from chalet-style rooms to tents, tipis and yurts nestled in the forest.


After retreat registration, Feathered Pipe office staff will contact you to confirm your lodging preference. Accommodations include all meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.

Accommodations exclude massage and bodywork.

Pricing & Registration

Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1780


Basic Accommodations are shared room Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo or single Tipi/Tent, and include meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.


Additional lodging options are available.


After receiving your non-refundable deposit a welcome letter with follow up information will be sent to your email. 


Your workshop will include:


Indoor or outdoor accommodations (your choice)
Nourishing yoga practice twice daily
Delicious and lovingly prepared vegetarian food
Full access to the extensive and nurturing Feathered Pipe grounds (including the hot tub and sauna).


Not Included:


Airfare
Shuttle from Helena airport to the Feathered Pipe Ranch ($65 round trip)
Optional additional excursion off the Ranch planned for mid-week
Bodywork and massage
Staff gratuities
Laundry


*Please plan to arrive at the ranch before 5pm on the first day of your retreat, and to depart in the morning or early afternoon of the final day.


RETREAT TIP! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by spending some time exploring the great West’s National Park treasures either before or after your week of Bhakti joy with Nat at the Ranch. Glacier National Park is a glorious and scenic 3.5-hour drive north and west of Feathered Pipe, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hour drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.


Thanks and look forward to seeing you!

Your Organizer


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Feathered Pipe Ranch
Nestled in the pulsing heart of the Montana Rockies is a place like no other – the Feathered Pipe Ranch. One of the oldest centers for conscious living and yoga retreats in the country, Feathered Pipe offers workshop experiences guided by some of the world’s finest teachers in a relaxed, leisurely, nature-drenched setting. Surrounded by millions of acres of forest and mountains, the Feathered Pipe Foundation hosts summer personal growth and yoga retreats in Montana and year-round yoga travel around the world. Our guest teachers’ styles encompass a broad spectrum of specialties and emphasis, including yoga therapy, meditation, mindfulness, healing arts, and so much more. Feathered Pipe offers an array of customizable options for retreats, yoga travel, and workshops for individuals and groups – all of which support our core purpose of service (Seva Yoga).