IMMERSE - A Ouray Yoga, Nature, and Hot Springs Women's Retreat

Ouray, CO, USA

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Mary Stults
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Aug 13 - 17, 2021
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IMMERSE - A Ouray Yoga, Nature, and Hot Springs Women's Retreat
Ouray, CO, USA

Mary Stults
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Aug 13 - 17, 2021
Group size: 6 - 16

About this trip

IMMERSE - A Ouray Yoga and Nature Retreat


August 13th - 17th, 2021


Explore, practice, and connect on your yoga mat and in the mountains!

Retreat yourself in the ever-charming and exquisite town of Ouray, Colorado and the San Juan mountains this summer alongside a bevy of wonderful women! Ouray, a town known as the Switzerland of the Unites States, is one of Colorado's crown jewels and for good reason.

Surrounded by emerald green and blue towering mountains, alpine lakes and waterfalls, wildflowers, trails, and endless adventure and beauty, Ouray is sure to capture your heart and provide plenty of nourishment for the body, mind, and spirit.

Join us in the most beautiful corner of Colorado on retreat for a deep and joyful dive into our yoga and meditation practices, nature, and into life lived well. Together we'll make the most of our days in a yoga, hiking, meditation, art, hot springs, and nature adventure retreat for all women.

We'll revel in and ground with daily yoga and meditation practices, hikes to enjoy some of the areas local gems and picturesque views, and a painting workshop or two. We'll treat ourselves with plenty of soaking in the hot springs, a day adventure to Telluride, an evening yoga nidra practice, and time to relax and unfold into the beauty of the present moment.





Deposit: 

$500 non-refundable deposit



Retreat Tuition: 

$1299 per student for private queen bed in a shared room (2 ppl per room) $1799 per student for private room (1 person) (inquire with retreat organizer to book and ask if available)




BYOB: 

Students are welcome to bring their own SUP board and paddle if they wish.





Questions: 

Email floatandflowllc@gmail.com





Hot Springs: 

We will enjoy hot springs on site at our lodge and hotel as well as two trips to the Ouray Town Hot Springs Geothermal Mineral Pools for some post yoga and hiking soaking and relaxation.

Ouray Hot Springs geothermally heated mineral pools range from 104 degrees in contrast to 75 degrees fahrenheit or 40 to 24 degrees celsius. Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, certainly used by Ute Indians. Ouray is a true gem of the Rocky Mountain Region consequently referred to as the “Switzerland of America”. The hot springs pool, surrounded by 13,000-foot snow-capped peaks, also has five separate geothermally heated pools. As a result, the pool has an adult only soaking section, two fast water slides (over 48″ to ride or pass the deep water test), the obstacle course and climbing wall in the activity pool (over 12 years old or pass the deep water test), 8 lap lanes for a workout pool, two family and soaking, geothermal and playing pools.


This year-round hot springs, most noteworthy, has been operating since 1927. It is certainly large, holding 750,000 gallons of sulfur-free mineral water. Similarly, other great minerals also include iron, manganese, zinc, fluoride, and potassium. First, the original source of hots springs is a mile up the river, near the Ouray Box Canon waterfall (another must-see) and Ouray Ice Park (the first man-made ice climbing park in the world with international ice climbing), where hot water comes out of the ground as a result of 150 degrees Fahrenheit or 66 degrees celsius. Another source, located next to the pool 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 49 degrees celsius. Finally, the cold water source is a result of domestic city water also a local spring known as Weehawken Spring consequently is used for lap lanes and activity pools.

The City of Ouray owns and operates the pool, so visit The City of Ouray’s Website. Above all, our family-friendly swimsuit required hot springs, is beloved by soakers due to the quiet adult areas as well as our spa featuring massages.





Yoga:

We will be practicing a strong, dynamic, and compassionate yoga practice and flow marrying together the traditions of Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. We will slowly and mindfully weave our way through alignment-based practices each day taking time to workshop asanas and come-see-come-look moments giving students the opportunity to demo postures as we practice. Expect longer holds, break-downs of alignment and postures, and a focus on the breath. Classes are appropriate for all levels from beginners to advanced practitioners and teachers. We ask students to be truly curious and expect to take a deep and joyful dive into the practice and your own inner ecology and wilderness.




Meditation: 

We will be practicing guided Vipassana and Mindful Meditation during the retreat including breath meditations, heart meditations such as the Loving Kindness/Metta Meditations, and compassion meditations.




Hiking:

We will be getting out for a couple of hikes during our time on retreat. They will be moderate in difficulty. We will hike in Ouray, and also squeeze in a hike in Telluride to a more hidden waterfall. Please bring good and supportive hiking shoes, a daypack to hike with, a reusable water bottle, a hat, sunscreen, and layers as we know Colorado weather can change in a flash.




Day Trip to Telluride: 

We will be getting out very early one day to head out to Telluride to get on the water for a morning Stand Up Paddle workshop and adventure on Trout Lake before heading back into town for a hike to a hidden waterfall and some time to explore town.







What's Included: 

Shared lodging - private queen bed in shared rm (2 ppl per room - 1 person per bed)

Daily Breakfast credit at local shops/restaurants ($15/day)

Two dinners

Daily yoga with Mary (1-2 practices per day) 

Daily vipassana guided meditation 

Two trips to Ouray Hot Springs Pool

Painting Workshop (1-2)

Yoga Nidra Practice

Writing Workshop

Stand Up Paddle Workshop on Trout Lake during our Telluride Day Adventure

Day adventure to Telluride to hike, enjoy town, paddle, and adventure

Access to Hot Springs on site at lodge 

Tea 

Wifi 

Incredible community 

Free parking at lodge





Lodging: Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs


WELCOME TO THE BOX CANYON LODGE & HOT SPRINGS

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN OURAY!


The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, Ouray’s most popular lodging, has natural hot springs onsite and extremely clean, attractively decorated rooms; from standard rooms with queen, king or two queen beds,to a beautifully designed honeymoon suite and larger two-room suites with or without kitchens and fireplaces.

Guests especially enjoy the mineral springs hot tubs terraced on the mountainside, both during the daytime, with 360-degree views of the mountains, and into the evening under a blanket of stars. Revitalizing in the mineral springs is popular year-round. Guests enjoy soaking in the summer after a hike or four-wheel drive trip, or in the winter months following a cross-country ski trek in the San Juans, a challenging ice climb or a day of skiing the world-class slopes in Telluride.


Situated peacefully in the southwest corner of Ouray, guests return year after year to the relaxing atmosphere of the Box Canyon Lodge. Newcomers and repeat guests alike are welcomed as if they were life-long friends.




Hot Springs On Site at Boxwood:

Each of our four redwood tubs offer a spectacular 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. Guests of the hotel enjoy soaking in the evenings under a blanket of stars or during the daytime when the breathtaking scenery of the San Juan Mountains and of Ouray shines.

Although the Ute Indians were the first ones to enjoy the hot springs on the property, the geothermal waters were first tapped for commercial use in 1925 for a healing sanitarium. Our hot springs in Ouray have been used ever since for the relaxing enjoyment of people for decades.


Today, the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs occupies a portion of that sanitarium and now offers outdoor mineral hot springs tubs terraced on the mountainside immediately behind the lodge. Each of four redwood tubs offer a spectacular 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. Revitalizing in these hot springs in this scenic setting is popular year-round.The temperatures in the hot tubs range between 103 and 108 degrees. Since the hot springs water is constantly flowing in and out, replacing itself every 24 hours, there is no need to use chemicals in our hot springs. Since children are usually present at the lodge, bathing suits are required when using the hot tubs.






Questions: 

Email floatandflowllc@gmail.com





Retreat Guide:

Mary Susan Stults

www.marysusanstults.com/


Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, I was raised in Cedar City, a town in southwest Utah about an hour from Zion National Park. An avid nature lover, I grew up exploring the many hiking trails, rivers, rocks, mountains, canyons, and the endless outdoor beauty of Utah and Colorado with my family and friends. Despite growing up landlocked I grew up with a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and water and that passion has only grown with each passing year. After moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2001 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, I made Colorado my mountain home for over 20 years until I traded the mountain life for the island life and moved to Hawaii in 2018 to the Garden Island Kauai.


My yoga and meditation practice and path began with my mother as a child at home in 1992 and continued in the studio at the age of 14 in 1997 with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri. K Pattabhi Jois. I practiced Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga as taught by BKS Iyengar throughout highschool and early college and in 2002 began practicing at Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor's studio, the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.

Years later I had the blessing and great fortune to be introduced and led to Master and Mentor-Teacher Maty Ezraty with whom I studied intensively, mentored with, and assisted until her recent passing. Over thousands of hours and many years of study, mentoring, and practice, Maty influenced my practice and life on and off the yoga mat greatly and will forever be my greatest teacher and influence. Maty encouraged and influenced me to delve deeper into the yoga practice and approach both the daily practice of yoga and life from the subtle body. Over the years I have had the opportunity to practice and learn with many wonderful yoga and meditation teachers aside from Maty including Dharma Mittra, Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Freeman, Seane Corn, Peter Doobinin, Carrie Owerko, James Brown, Jack Kornfeild, and many others. I look forward to studying with Chuck Miller and Dona Holleman in the future.


I teach internationally and in the U.S and am a certified 500+HR E RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher, educator, and practitioner, a WPA/Paddle Into Fitness Certified Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP Yoga teacher, certified Kids Yoga teacher, certified Adaptive Yoga teacher, and am known by all for my enthusiasm, heart, and positive outlook. I teach a knowledgeable, dynamic, refreshing, and compassionate alignment-based yoga practice that intelligently weaves together the traditions of Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Many describe my energy as contagious, finding my nurturing, wise, soulful, & patient style of teaching to be welcoming & supportive to all. For me being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher, we are students first, and teachers second.


Expect the teachings to be greatly reflective of Maty Ezraty, Sri. K Pattabhis Jois, and BKS Iyengar, as well as from my near 30 years of practice, and classes are open to anyone ready to explore more deeply. I invite all students to let go of expectations, to be truly curious and compassionate, and to embrace and befriend an explorer's mindset within our own inner ecology. I approach and understand yoga as a spiritual practice and discipline and a healing art. We learn to trust our own intuition and innate wisdom, "we do not learn to be intuitive, we already are." The Yoga practice is a re-remembering and recognition of our wholeness and of the truth that we are always evolving, transforming, and are under constant construction; there is infinite room for learning, progressing, and creative expression. The practice offers a moment to awaken and a continuing opportunity to return home to the beauty of our own being and self. As a friend says, "This practice intends to provoke us & to inspire the bigger questions triggering one’s own awakening…the truth is-It is never complete, it is never finished, it’s infinite."


I wholeheartedly believes that Yoga, Meditation, and Stand Up Paddleboarding, and SUP Yoga are for everybody, and am passionate about sharing these gifts, as well as my love of nature, adventure, travel, living well, environmentalism, ocean conservation, and the outdoors with all ages.




#liveyourpractice #includeitall

What’s included

  • 4 nights Lodging
    Shared lodging - private queen bed in shared rm
  • Daily Breakfast Credit
    Daily Breakfast credit at local shops/restaurants ($15/day)
  • Two Dinners
  • Daily yoga with Mary
    Daily yoga practices with Mary (1-2 practices a day)
  • Daily guided meditation
    Daily guided meditation with Mary
  • 2 trips to Hot Springs
    Two trips and entrance fees to Ouray Town Hot Springs
  • Painting Workshop/s
    1-2 painting workshops
  • Yoga Nidra Practice
  • Writing Workshop
  • Stand Up Paddle Workshop
    SUP workshop and paddle on Trout Lake outside Telluride during our Telluride day adventure
  • Day Trip to Telluride
    Day adventure to Telluride to paddle at Trout Lake, hike, and explore town. We will carpool to Telluride in everyone's cars.
  • On Site Hot Springs
    Access to on site hot springs at our lodge in Ouray.
  • Tea
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking at hotel
  • Incredible community
  • Two Dinners
  • Lunches
  • Travel to & from retreat
  • We will carpool to Tell
    we will carpool to Telluride for day adventure
  • Souvenirs
  • Alcohol, apps, desert
    Alcohol, apps, and deserts are not included for dinner out.
  • Travel insurance
  • Yoga mat
  • Some yoga props
    Please bring two yoga blocks, an eye pillow if you wish, and two yoga blankets

Available Packages

Queen Bed in Shared Room (2ppl)
Available until July 30, 202112 left

Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs 


Solo Queen Bed in a shared room with 2 queen beds (2ppl total in room)




Includes: 

Tea/Coffee Maker

Shower

Bathrub

Safe

TV

Telephone

Small Refrigerator

DVD Player

Micorwave

Free Toiletries

Fan

Heating

Cable TV/Satellite Channels

Towels

Linens

Dining Area (dining tables outdoors in dining area)

Hot Springs on site

Wake up service

Free Parking 



$1299
Private King Room
Available until July 30, 2021only 2 left

Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs 


Private King Room - 1 person total in room, completely private lodging. 




Includes: 

Tea/Coffee Maker

Shower

Bathrub

Safe

TV

Telephone

Small Refrigerator

DVD Player

Micorwave

Free Toiletries

Fan

Heating

Cable TV/Satellite Channels

Towels

Linens

Dining Area (dining tables outdoors in dining area)

Hot Springs on site

Wake up service 

Free Parking


$1799
Deposit: $500

Your Organizer


MS
Mary Stults
4 reviews
Mary Susan Stults teaches a knowledgeable, dynamic, refreshing, alignment-based practice that intelligently weaves together the traditions of Ashtanga and Iyengar. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing, wise, grounded, & patient style of teaching to be welcoming &supportive. Her offerings are infused with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. When she is not teaching herself you can often find her attending or assisting a training or Yoga intensive with her teacher & mentor, Maty Ezraty.

Reviews

This yoga and meditation retreat was the perfect reset I needed, spiritually and physically. I'm grateful for all the care and attention Mary put into planning our sessions and activities. There was a comfortable flexibility, with lots of good options, and the right amount of downtime, too. She is knowledgeable, real, and down to earth; a beautiful and refreshing presence. She created a warm and accepting atmosphere, offering us the space to tap into what we needed. I like learning about different kinds of meditations and breath work, it is so incredibly helpful and centering for me. The yoga sessions were revolutionarily helpful in breaking down the foundations of the poses to align properly, and with gentleness. It felt so good to move my body and breathe!
By Lisa R for CO Yoga, Hiking, Hot Springs Adventure Retreat - SOLD OUT on 24 May, 2021
MARY is 5 STARS all the way around......From the moment I met her and throughout the Telluride trip everything was AMAZING. The accommodations, food and extra excursions Mary set up for us despite COVID, despite an unexpected snowstorm in September and juggling schedule changes she made the TRIP by far unforgettable. Her hospitality and Yoga expertise were outstanding. Mary made me feel like I've known her forever and I consider her a wonderful close friend. She is very gifted in her chosen practice and such a BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT. If I could afford it I would love to go on all of Mary's yoga retreats and adventures. Maria LeMieux -Telluride 2020
By Maria L for Telluride Retreat to True Nature - Women's Alpine Adventure on 22 Mar, 2021
Being a yoga novice, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I can honestly say this trip was everything I wanted and more! Mary did an excellent job accommodating participants of every skill level and making everyone feel equally comfortable. There was an instant bond among all the women on the trip that just grew stronger throughout the retreat. The food was phenomenal as were the add-on activities. I loved every minute of it and would highly recommend this trip to anyone who needs a little “me time.” I definitely left more relaxed, yet alive, then when I arrived.
By Linda Y for Telluride Retreat to True Nature - Women's Alpine Adventure on 22 Mar, 2021
By Jonathan M for Telluride Retreat to True Nature - A Women's Alpine Yoga Adventure on 17 Feb, 2021