Mushrooms & Meditation in the Mountain: Adventure Retreat in Telluride

Telluride, CO, USA

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Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
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Aug 16 - 20, 2023
Group size: 5 - 20
Mushrooms & Meditation in the Mountain: Adventure Retreat in Telluride
Telluride, CO, USA

Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
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52 reviews

$NaN
Aug 16 - 20, 2023
Group size: 5 - 20

About this trip

Join me for my signature Telluride adventure retreat. This will be my 11th year returning to Telluride and you're invited! Hike to waterfalls, bike ride through the valley floor to a local brewery, enjoy yoga on top of a mountain, soak in the on site hot tub, enjoy free hot breakfast, and meet new people.


You'll have the option to join the San Juan Outdoor School  for an epic adventure on the Via Ferrata for an additional fee. You'll have the best view of town as you hang 350 feet off the valley floor moving along a system of iron cables and rods. Or add in a paragliding experience to enjoy the town from a birds eye view with Tellyourideparagling.


I've been leading yoga retreats in Telluride since 2014 and they just keep getting better. Come solo or bring a friend, with shared lodging you'll never feel left out. There's plenty of downtime built in for rest and rejuvenation in-between our adventures. I know the best locals only secret hikes and have built great relationships with the local businesses to bring you great discounts. Our mountaintop yoga will complement all the hard work you do on the trail. This weekend is about building relationships, testing your physical and mental limits and enjoying all the beauty Telluride has to offer. If you've never been to this little mountain town you are in for a treat as it's like nothing else you've experienced.


All levels welcome although a basic fitness background is encouraged especially since this is a high elevation retreat. You can participate in as much or as little of the activities as you like.


This retreat sold out within 24 hours last year and I expect next year's to do the same. I cannot hold a spot without a deposit so don't delay and book today. 

Cancellation Policy Update due to COVID

Updated Booking Terms and Conditions due to COVID-19:


Updated COVID Cancellation Policy: You understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may still be a consideration during the year 2023 and understand your risk and liability with attending this retreat. It's strongly recommended to purchase retreat insurance to protect your investment in this retreat or forfeit the right to a refund due to having to cancel for any COVID -19 related illnesses for yourself or family member. You understand you are urged to undergo COVID-19 testing before the retreat and will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver before attending the retreat if COVID-19 is still a consideration in 2023.


Travel insurance is available upon booking through a private insurance company. No refunds of any kind and all payments are final so if you think you might need to cancel for any reason please purchase the travel insurance to protect your trip. 


 *Yogi Magee LLC reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at owners sole discretion. If you are removed from the trip you may receive a full or partial refund at my discretion on a case by case basis*

Exclusive Chef Experience

Kenneth Kinser was the executive chef at Devil's Kitchen in Grand Junction and is currently opening a brand new restaurant in town. He honed his skills at the nationally recognized Yard House restaurant where he moved up in ranks to become their Executive Chef. He then went on to become the Executive Chef at the immensely popular Needle Rock Brewing Co. in Delta and, upon moving to Grand Junction, beat out 40 other applicants to be hired as the Executive Chef at the Devil's Kitchen. He's extremely talented and I approached him about curating an appetizer and meal option for our last night in Telluride that would include a signature drink. He will coordinate a menu that will include appetizers, a salad, veggies, main course and a desert and signature drink. Dietary requests will be honored.


You will have the option of choosing, as the main entree, a Vegan, Vegetarian or Meat option. If you do not eat red meat or fish then I recommend choosing the Vegetarian option. We make each entree according to how many choose the option so multiple options will not be available. A menu will be sent out prior to the event and upon booking you can choose your entree choice. You can change your option up to two weeks out. If you decide to opt in closer to retreat time you can pay prior to the experience as well.


If for some reason this experience cancels you will be refunded and an alternative activity/dinner will be planned.


Here is an example of the menu in 2022. The menu will change for 2023 but this is to give you a sample of what the offering might contain.



                                                Chef Experience Menu 2022

                     Appetizers:

Black Truffle Elote: Black Truffle Kewpe topped with Cotija Cheese, cilantro and elote seasoning

Shrimp Ceviche: tostado, avocado mousse, marinated shrimp, cucumbers, radishes, onions

Goat Cheese Crostini: seasoned goat cheese, peach jam, balsamic caramelized onion, buttered crostini


                                                     Entree 

(each guest receives one plated entree according to their dietary preference)


*Meat option- Marinated Colorado Flank Steak

Herb Marinated Chicken Breast


*Vegetarian  option- Marinated Mushroom Steak


                                                        Dessert

Palisade Peach Dismantled cheesecake with a candied graham cracker topping 


                                                     Spirits

Palisade Peach Prosecco wine spritzer : vodka, prosecco, peach simple syrup and seltzer water

Why I don't provide a schedule on here

A detailed schedule with activities as well as a packing list will be provided before the retreat. I do not publish my schedule for privacy concerns and because I base my schedule off the weather and activities my clients book for the retreat. I have also had issues with copywriting and other competitors stealing my retreat ideas so please note that a schedule will only be sent prior to the retreat to paid in full guests.

Cancellation policy

Please read my cancellation policy here. 


You will be asked to sign a waiver after booking the retreat where you also acknowledge all assumptions and risks signing up for this adventure retreat!

Telluride Canopy Adventure Add-on

Done the Via Ferrata and looking for something more? New this year I'm adding in the option to join the Telluride Canopy Adventure!


Reach new heights and feel the rush of mountain air on the Telluride Canopy Adventure. Experience 5 ziplines, 2 aerial bridges, and 2 rappels. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding San Juan Mountains that you’ll never forget!

Adventure Duration: Approximately 3 hours

First tour starts: 9am

Last tour starts: 2:30pm

Pricing:

  • Private Tour: $875 (up to 6 people)
  • Group Experience: $175 per person (max 6 people, min 3 people)

Reach new heights and feel the rush of mountain air on the Telluride Canopy Adventure. Experience 5 ziplines, 2 aerial bridges, and 2 rappels. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding San Juan Mountains that you’ll never forget!


OVERVIEW

The Telluride Canopy Adventure begins at the Telluride Adventure Center (map here) where you will be briefed with a safety video, weigh in, and get geared up. Next you will ride the Village Express Chairlift and walk to the training area. After your adventure, side by side UTVs will return you to the Mountain Village Core. Guests should arrive at the Telluride Adventure Center 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. Late arrivals may not be accommodated.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

NUTS & BOLTS

  • Minimum Weight: 80 lbs
  • Maximum Weight: 250 lbs
  • Maximum Height: 6’6″
  • All guests must sign a liability waiver before adventure
  • Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • All guests will be weighed and measured prior to tour start. Any guests not meeting the weight/height requirements will not be allowed access. Refunds for failing to meet weight/height requirements are not considered.

POLICIES

  • Cancellation Policy: 72 Hour Advance Notice Required for Full Refund
  • Weather dependent with money back guarantee if tours are canceled prior to departure
  • Canopy Adventures start PROMPTLY at the designated time; Late arrivals may not be accommodated
  • Any guest(s) unable to meet the 80lb weight minimum and/or the 250lb weight maximum requirements will not be allowed access to the course and will not receive a refund. The same policy is applicable for the 6’6″ height max.

What’s included

  • Shared Lodging
  • Breakfast
    a variety of breakfast items served 3 mornings of our retreat. Please note if you have specific allergies or like a specific creamer you will be encouraged to bring your own. Lodges have a kitchenette
  • 4 yoga/meditations
    Please note if you opt for the Via Ferrata you will miss one. I will rotate where we hold our yoga sessions whether it's on the mountain tops or at a waterfall or at a terrace overlooking mount Wilson
  • Company on hikes
    at least one group hike in town - please note I am not promoting myself as a guide for these hikes and the trails will be provided so you can download to follow at your leisure.
  • Photos of the event
  • Yogi Magee Gift Bag
    all the swag
  • Hot tub/heated pool
    use of all on-site amenities unless the hot tub is closed for repairs
  • WiFi
  • Coffee
  • Parking
    One parking spot in lot available per condo. Additional parking in a free spot close to the house
  • Charcuterie board
    opening night appetizers
  • Misc snacks
    apples, flavored water, granola bars available 24/7
  • Mushroom parade
    free parade and arts and crafts plus a drum circle at the end
  • Mushroom Foraging
  • Lunch and Dinner
    each condo has access to a kitchenette. Lunches will be eaten on trail and dinners are your choice in town
  • Alcohol
    Please plan on bringing your own alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with the exception of a limited supply provided
  • Via Ferrata
    $250 which includes tip. I will arrange the guided hike and take all payments but each person is responsible for his/her own payment
  • Travel
    airfare/rental car/shuttle
  • Bike rental
    I encourage you to bring your own or you can rent one in town
  • Extra snacks
    each condo has a kitchenette to store snacks, personal food and beverages.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Paragliding
    $395 not including tips or photos, videos
  • Chef Experience
    $75
  • Canopy Adventure
    price depends on the amount of guests attending but expect around $175 prior to adding tip in

Available Packages

Single bunk bed in a shared condo
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*Due to the nature of the condo set up it may not be possible to accommodate more than a 2 person roommate request. Guests wanting to room with more than two people will have to share a queen bed in a condo to accommodate the request. If I’m sold out of queen beds please message me prior to booking so I can see if I can rent another small condo.*


Please note you will be in a three to four person shared condo. This is for the solo adventure seeker who would like their own bed. 


Small condos have single bunk beds which are separated from the queen room by a curtain or door depending on the condo. Each bed is a twin. Please note this is not the most comfortable option for those taller in size. 

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If you like to spread out when you're sleeping please book a queen private bed. Single bunk beds may not be suitable for every traveler. 


These are studio style condos. There is no separation between the kitchenette and the bedrooms so please keep that in mind when booking. Each condo is about 450 sq.

$980
Deposit: $575
Queen bed in a shared condo
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Perfect option for the solo traveler who wants a little more sleeping room or privacy. If you'd like to share a bed with a friend please see the next booking option below.


These condos each have a queen bed that is separated from the single bunks by a curtain or door. You'll have a little more room to spread out if you book the queen bed and a little more privacy. You will, however, be sharing a condo with at least 2 other guests and sharing a bathroom as well. Each condo has a kitchenette and the lower level ones have a patio. 

These are studio style condos. There is no separation between the kitchenette and the bedrooms so please keep that in mind when booking. Each condo is about 450 sq.


*If the below option is full for having a private condo, please contact me about sharing a bed with your friend and I will open up a spot for the sharing a bed option below**

$1,080
Deposit: $675
The Bestie Package
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Want to share a condo with your friend and not have any other guests in your room? Option to share a queen bed or have one in a bunk bed and one in the queen bed but no one else in your studio style condo. 


This price is for two. Only one traveler needs to sign up and then you can message me the second travelers email to add them in the retreat manually. If your friend cancels you are still responsible for the total amount.


Subject to availability. If it says sold out please message me to inquire if this package can be arranged based on lodging availability 

$2,080
Deposit: $1,000
The Amazing Solo traveler
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Want to come solo and don't want to room with anyone? Than this package is for you! If you decide to have a friend join you'll be price adjusted to the bestie package. 

$2,200
Deposit: $895
No Stay Just Play!
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Want to come on this retreat but find your own lodging? No problem! You can book the play no stay option. 

Message me prior to booking if you'd like to know more about this option and see if your alternative lodging plans line up with the retreat schedule. It is not ideal to book to stay in Ridgway or Ouray due to the driving distance to and from the retreat for daily activities.


Please note if you choose this option, I am not responsible for your booking, finding a property for you, or otherwise answering questions about lodging. This is entirely your responsibility and you assume all responsibility when booking this option. You can enjoy and take part in the retreat and go back to your own housing at night!

$575
Deposit: $350

Available options

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Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
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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 Adventures is designed to take people off their mats and into the wild for an experience they'll never forget.

Reviews

I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend this retreat with my daughters. The women who attended were so much fun! I walked into the condo with my daughters and left with 10 new friends! The food was wonderful and there was never any pressure to join anything you didn’t feel up to…. This is my second time attending and we will definitely be going again. A HUGE thank you to Natalie for making each and every one of us feel comfortable being our authentic selves and providing the environment to do that….
By Karen O for Re:treat hOMe to Telluride August 2022 on 24 Sep, 2022
I so loved having you and Cheryl and Jill there. No shortage of laughs and fun together. You are amazing and it’s such a treat to adventure with you!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 26 Sep, 2022
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Natalie, I want to thank you for hosting a memorable retreat for my bestie and I. When she initially asked I was hesitant, I am not all that into yoga and wouldn't know how to do the poses. Your instruction was comforting and even if I had never done yoga I would have been able to get into the poses with the way you cued. But it wasn't just a yoga retreat. It was a freaking awesome ADVENTURE. The views from the hikes, the waterfalls, and the via ferrata were all breathtaking. I know that a group of female strangers getting together isn't for everyone but personally I think we made some lasting friends. Thank you, I know Jess and I will be back!
By Nicole M for Re:treat hOMe to Telluride August 2022 on 02 Sep, 2022
I’m so glad you came and had the most amazing Via Ferrata day with your bestie! I will never forget our night on the town with the care bear stare 😂 - can’t wait to adventure again soon!!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 02 Sep, 2022
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This was my second retreat with Natalie and I can't wait for the next! Her retreats are the right combination of relaxation, adventure, and fun! My fellow guests and I were spoiled by Natalie's hospitality and knowledge of the Telluride area. Natalie has a heart of gold and she's genuinely committed to providing an experience you will never forget! So much gratitude and respect to her and her team for creating a perfect retreat!
By Amanda O for Re:treat hOMe to Telluride August 2022 on 24 Aug, 2022
Thank you for coming back and joining on another adventure. My abs still hurt from all our laughs! I so appreciate you! 😘
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 24 Aug, 2022
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Natalie is absolutely incredible!! My mom and I went on her High Alpine Retreat at Red Pine Lodge. We had no idea what to expect, and to be honest we didn't even know Natalie before the retreat. Natalie made us feel so comfortable and welcome and created such a positive environment for everyone in the group. The yoga was phenomenal and the schedule was relaxed but with enough things planned. Loved connecting with our group and with Natalie, she is an absolute ray of sunshine! Already looking forward to the next retreat.
By Isabel W for Yoga in the Backcountry: A High Alpine Retreat on 10 Aug, 2022
Thank you so much for coming! I cannot wait to adventure with you again soon!!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 24 Aug, 2022
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This was probably one of the most magical experiences of my life ~ a dose of medicine only the universe knew I needed, served with a spoonful of sugar, downpours of hail and rain, breathtaking experiences, bellies full of laughter, and the birth of lifelong friendships. My only recommendation is to go all in, without any expectations and an open heart & mind. Bring your bestie or go for it alone ~ Natalie will provide all the planning, and the universe will take it from there. I can’t wait to book my next retreat with Yogi Magee!
By Jennifer B for SUP & Savasana: Adventures in Telluride 2021 on 26 Nov, 2021
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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!
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