Rocky Mountain Yoga, Hiking, Hot Springs, and Meditation Fall Retreat

Estes Park, Colorado

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Mary Stults
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Oct 11 - 15, 2022
Group size: 5 - 18
Rocky Mountain Yoga, Hiking, Hot Springs, and Meditation Fall Retreat
Estes Park, Colorado

Mary Stults
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Oct 11 - 15, 2022
Group size: 5 - 18

About this trip

An Autumn Rocky Mountain Yoga, Hiking, Hot Springs, and Meditation Retreat

with Mary Susan Stults 





When: 

October 11th - 15th, 2022 





Locale: 

Estes Park, Colorado //The Ridgeline Hotel by Ascend Hotel Collection 





Retreat yourself in the Rocky Mountains.


This fall we'll be taking the good times and our Yoga practices on the road to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, & Grand Lake (WEATHER DEPENDENT) for a petite week of mountain fun and hiking, daily Yoga, guided vipassana and mindful meditation, relaxation, art, a visit to the hot springs, Stand Up Paddleboarding if weather permits, and elk and moose watching in the mountains. 


During this incredible Yoga retreat, we'll be filling our days with deep relaxation, Yoga practices with Mary Susan at a beautiful hotel, hiking and fall leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park, soaking at the hot springs, guided vipassana and mindful meditations, reading, relaxation, evening fires and s’mores, and great company and conversation~ 


We'll stay in a lovely hotel with a pool. hot tub, fitness, center, fire pit, and more, and will venture into the park for of hikes, adventure, wildlife watching, and time out in nature.  After heading over the pass, through through the park we'll arrive in Grand Lake to explore, check out town, paddle if it's warm enough, and head to the hot springs.   


We'll revel in relaxation and slow down to enjoy the retreat week to the fullest. From relaxing with mountain views,  practicing yoga together, fires in the fireplace, creativity and a painting workshop, journaling, and a little yoga Nidra, we'll enjoy a little bit of everything. .   


We can venture into town for dinners and we can grill at the hotel. We'll head to the historic Stanley Hotel for an optional post-hiking happy hour and refreshment.  


Nature, yoga, hiking, hot springs, art, peace and quiet, meditation, adventure and exploration in RMNP, incredible community, and space to r o a m make this a retreat you won't want to miss!  






Deposit:  $400 non-refundable deposit 

(deposit can be transferred to an alternate retreat in case of emergency if lodging space can be filled, or cancellation is within 30 days of retreat) 





Retreat Tuition:  

Beginning at $1,099 and up per student~ 


Retreat Tuition

-Remainder of retreat tuition will be due 60 days prior to retreat start date or upon registration if student registers within 60 day window prior to retreat






Lodging options are as follows:  

1. Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1, 099 per person (2 queens beds, 2 ppl)


2. Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 199 per person (2 queen beds, 2 ppl) 


3. Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1,469 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)


4. Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 669 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)


5. Private King Room = $1,669 per person 




***All-levels welcomed but some hiking experience is recommended






RETREAT INCLUDES:


4 nights stay in beautiful mountain hotel not far from Lake Estes

4 Breakfasts 

1 Dinner out

Daily Yoga practice (1-2 a day) 

Hiking in and outside of RMNP

Daily Guided Meditation with Mary

Yoga Nidra Session

Visit to Hot Springs (Hot Sulphur Hot Springs Resort) 

Journaling 

Fall Leaf Peeping

Art Workshop (Free painting) 

LiveWell Workshop with Mary complete with Champagne/Kombucha Toast

Use of grounds including pool. hot tub, fitness center, patio, relaxation, fires in the fireplace, and more!

Incredible Community and Space to Relax, Renew, & Explore

Water/Tea during stay








What's Not Included 

Travel insurance 

Travel to and from retreat

We will be carpooling to and from hikes, hot springs, and adventures) 

3 dinners 

Lunches 

Tips 

Yoga mat 

Souvenirs  


Weather Dependent (We're hoping it will be nice enough! Should be $40-60 per person for board rental at Grand Lake) 

-Option to add a Stand Up Paddle morning on Grand Lake - this will be weather dependent and we can all add it if it is warm enough or nice enough out to paddle. If added, this activity would be before we go to soak at the hot springs. 





Questions: 

email us anytime at floatandflowllc@gmail.com








The Lodging:  

The Ridgeline Hotel - Ascend Hotel Collection 


https://ridgelinehotel.com


Surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and adjacent to Lake Estes, The Ridgeline Hotel, Estes Park, Ascend Hotel Collection features an on-site restaurant and heated indoor pool. 


Every room offers a 50-inch flat-screen cable TV. Downtown Estes Park is a 15 minutes' walk from the property, or a 5 minutes' drive. Guests at The Ridgeline Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member can work out in the fitness center. They can also relax in the hot tub.


Free high speed WiFi and a coffee maker are provided in the contemporary rooms. Each room at The Ridgeline Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member also has a desk. Poolside rooms with a balcony are available.


Latitude 105 Alehouse Bar and Restaurant,  is on site and open for lunch and dinner and also offers daily happy hour specials. There is a full service conference center and banquet facilities. Guests can enjoy a fire pit,  game room with billiards, foosball and video games, and free parking on site.


The entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is 10 minutes' drive from the property and is less than 5 minute's drive to Estes Park Visitor Center.







Estes Park, Colorado 

Escape to Estes Park, Colorado – Explore Rocky Mountain National Park


Estes Park is in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, surrounded on all sides by awe inspiring peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Experience natural Colorado with real wildlife viewing and outdoor activities at every level – from mild to wild. Connect with the natural world, breathe deep, relax, be inspired.


Estes Park is Colorado’s original playground, just 70 miles from Denver. For more than 150 years, visitors have come for a fun-filled vacation, a romantic weekend escape, a magical mountain wedding, or a family reunion. Estes Park is the comfortable base camp that welcomes you home every night.


From mountain resort cabins surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, to a modern condo on the river search our local accommodations to find your perfect Estes Park lodging. Dream, plan, then book your mountain stay online or call direct.


Enjoy guided adventure activities like fly fishing, horseback riding, or white water rafting, or explore on your own with a scenic drive over the Continental Divide on Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake or down the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway. Hike or snowshoe to a spectacular mountain lake, or along a stream to a beautiful waterfall.


For a change of pace, visit the galleries, shopping, dining and events offered around town year-round in the village of Estes Park.







YOGA 

We will be practicing once some days, and twice on most days and will be explore breath work, precise alignment and energetics of postures, the blueprint postures, meditation, reading and seeing bodies, the 8 limbs of yoga and living our yoga off the mat, restoratives, and more. We will begin most days with a morning practice and meet back on the mat in the afternoon for a workshop and asana lab to dive into and break down the asanas and practice in greater depth.  







MEDITATION 

We will enjoy guided meditation and will explore the style of Vipassana meditation also known as insight meditation. Within this style we will explore a variety of methods including breath meditation, and heart meditations including a compassion meditation and a metta or living kindness meditation. We will talk about the basics of meditation, finding a comfortable seat, and the roots of mindfulness.  







COVID 19 

I care deeply about the well-being of every student, of our communities, and of humankind in general so we will be taking precautions to ensure the most safe, nourishing, easeful, and meaningful retreat experience for all.  


We will be staying on top of how Covid progresses in Colorado and the area we'll be in, the CDC suggestions, county Covid policies, and will be asking that everyone attending the retreat to provide their proof of vaccination and take a Covid test within 72 hours of attending and provide negative results so that we can move through the retreat more safely and with greater peace of mind. If you are exempt from the vaccination for medical reasons please contact Mary. 


Masks will not be required during yoga practices, however everyone should do what makes them feel most comfortable and are welcome to wear a mask if they wish. 


Thank you and I look forward to practicing with you soon in the Rocky Mountains, xo









Retreat Leader: 

Mary Susan Stults


Been hanging out on the yoga mat since 1991.   


Find more about Mary Susan here: 

http://www.marysusanstults.com/ 



Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Mary Susan Stults was raised in Cedar City, a town in southwest Utah about an hour from Zion National Park. An avid nature lover, she grew up exploring the many hiking trails, rivers, rocks, mountains, canyons, and the endless outdoor beauty of Utah and Colorado with her family and friends. Despite growing up landlocked Mary Susan 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, she made Colorado her mountain home for over 20 years until she traded the mountain life for the island life and moved to Hawaii in 2018 to the Garden Island Kauai.


Mary Susan’s yoga and meditation practice and path began with her 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. Mary 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, Mary Susan had the blessing and great fortune to be introduced to Master and Mentor-Teacher Maty Ezraty with whom she studied intensively, mentored with, and assisted until her recent passing. Over thousands of hours and many years of study, mentoring, and practice, Maty influenced Mary Susan’s practice and life on and off the yoga mat greatly and will forever be her greatest teacher and influence. Maty encouraged and influenced Mary to delve and dive deeper into the yoga practice and approach both the daily practice of yoga and life from the subtle body. Over the years Mary has 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 Kornfield, Annie Carpenter, and many others. She looks forward to studying with Chuck Miller and Dona Holleman in the future. 


Mary Susan teaches internationally and in the U.S and is a certified and experienced 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 is known by all for her enthusiasm, heart, and positive outlook. Mary teaches a knowledgeable, dynamic, refreshing, and compassionate alignment-based yoga practice that intelligently weaves together the traditions of Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding Mary’s nurturing, wise, soulful, & patient style of teaching to be welcoming & supportive to all. For Mary Susan being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher, we are students first, and teachers second. 


Please expect the practice and Mary’s teaching style to be greatly influenced by and reflective of Maty Ezraty, Sri. K Pattabhis Jois, and BKS Iyengar, as well as from her 30 plus years of practice, classes are open to anyone ready to practice and explore more deeply. Mary Susan invites all students to soften and let go of expectations, to stay curious and compassionate, and to embrace and befriend an explorer's mindset within our own inner ecology. Mary approaches and understands 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 an opportunity to return home, and a re-remembering and recognition of our wholeness, our beauty, our true nature, 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."


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




Contact: Email Mary Susan at floatandflowllc@gmail.com 




#liveyourpractice 












Available Packages

Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only
Available until September 2, 20228 left

1. Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1, 099 per person (2 queens beds, 2 ppl)


*Shared Room, Private Bed 


Deposit:  $500






Lodging options are as follows:  

1. Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1, 099 per person (2 queens beds, 2 ppl)

2. Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 199 per person (2 queen beds, 2 ppl) 

3. Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1,469 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

4. Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 669 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

5. Private King Room = $1,669 per person 



Retreat Tuition

-Remainder of retreat tuition will be due 60 days prior to retreat start date or upon registration if student registers within 60 day window prior to retreat

$1,099
Deposit: $400
Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator
Available until September 2, 20226 left

2. Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 199 per person (2 queen beds, 2 ppl) 


Shared room, private bed~ 





Deposit:  $500




Lodging options are as follows:  

1. Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1, 099 per person (2 queens beds, 2 ppl)

2. Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 199 per person (2 queen beds, 2 ppl) 

3. Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1,469 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

4. Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 669 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

5. Private King Room = $1,669 per person 




Retreat Tuition

-Remainder of retreat tuition will be due 60 days prior to retreat start date or upon registration if student registers within 60 day window prior to retreat

$1,199
Deposit: $400
Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs
Available until September 2, 2022only 1 left

3. Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1,469 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)


Private Room



Deposit:  $500





Lodging options are as follows:  

1. Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1, 099 per person (2 queens beds, 2 ppl)

2. Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 199 per person (2 queen beds, 2 ppl) 

3. Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1,469 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

4. Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 669 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

5. Private King Room = $1,669 per person 




Retreat Tuition

-Remainder of retreat tuition will be due 60 days prior to retreat start date or upon registration if student registers within 60 day window prior to retreat

$1,469
Deposit: $400
Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator
Available until September 2, 2022only 1 left

4. Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 669 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)



Private Room, Private Bed (1 person, 2 beds in room) 



Deposit:  $500





Lodging options are as follows:  

1. Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1, 099 per person (2 queens beds, 2 ppl)

2. Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 199 per person (2 queen beds, 2 ppl) 

3. Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1,469 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

4. Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 669 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

5. Private King Room = $1,669 per person 





Retreat Tuition

-Remainder of retreat tuition will be due 60 days prior to retreat start date or upon registration if student registers within 60 day window prior to retreat

$1,669
Deposit: $400
Private King Room
Available until September 2, 2022only 3 left

Private King Room


Private Room, Private Bed, 



Deposit: $500 





Lodging options are as follows:  

1. Shared 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1, 099 per person (2 queens beds, 2 ppl)

2. Shared 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 199 per person (2 queen beds, 2 ppl) 

3. Private 2 Queen Room - Stairs Only - $1,469 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

4. Private 2 Queen Room - Elevator - $1, 669 per person (2 queen beds, 1 person)

5. Private King Room = $1,669 per person 






Retreat Tuition

-Remainder of retreat tuition will be due 60 days prior to retreat start date or upon registration if student registers within 60 day window prior to retreat

$1,669
Deposit: $400
$NaN


Itinerary

Day 1
Arriving to the Rocky Mountain Retreat

Welcome to the majestic Rocky Mountains~ 


Upon check-in and arrival to the hotel and retreat locale, everyone will have some time to settle in and relax before our evening welcome circle, practice, and dinner. 


3:00pm Check-in and arrival 


5:00pm Welcome Circle and Hello 


6:30pm Evening Slow Flow Practice 


7:30pm Dinner at the cabin 


9:00pm Fireside Tea and Journaling 



Your Organizer


MS
Mary Stults
6 reviews
Mary Susan Stults teaches a knowledgeable, dynamic, refreshing, alignment-based practice that intelligently weaves together the traditions of Ashtanga vinyasa 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 herself. www.marysusanstults.com/meet-mary-susan

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BEST ADVENTURE TRIP!!!! We did Kauai like the locals - visiting hidden beaches, unknown swimming holes, deserted rivers and waterfalls. Mary knows the North Shore because she loves it, and she shares it all with her retreat attendees. Mary is an accomplished Yogini and SUP teacher, you will have a great time and learn a lot too. Just do it! One of my favorite experiences ever. Mahalo Mary!
By wendy l for IMMERSE - A Hawaii Yoga and Surf Adventure Retreat on 16 May, 2022
Mary gave us a wonderful trip. I enjoyed her easy-to-follow breakdown of popular yoga poses. I found that it enhanced my experience and improved my physical/mental connection to the poses and yoga practice in general. I fell back in love with power yoga again after years of it being stale. Her yoga nidra and restorative yoga practice reinforced some great mantras and relayed positive reinforcement and good vibes. She’s truly lovely and has practiced from the best. The travel experiences were so much fun and very relaxing. I felt very safe and loved throughout the whole trip. Could not have asked for a better facilitator.
By Noelle H for Aspen Yoga, Meditation, Hot Springs Retreat on 22 Dec, 2021
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
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