Self-Compassion: Exploring the Heart of Yoga Practice - Judith Hanson Lasater

Helena, MT, United States

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Feathered Pipe Ranch
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Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2017
Group size: 1-40
Self-Compassion: Exploring the Heart of Yoga Practice - Judith Hanson Lasater
Helena, MT, United States

Feathered Pipe Ranch
  • Email address verified

$2350
Deposit: $500
Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2017
Group size: 1-40

About this trip

Our most dear and cherished friend, Judith Hanson Lasater, blesses us with her return to the Feathered Pipe Ranch inviting every level of student, from beginners to teachers, to embrace yoga as a practice of learning who we are, not simply something we “do.” Among the many gifts of insight Judith gives to her students is an embodied understanding that practicing yoga shapes not just our lives, but is capable of informing our being on fundamental levels.


Our daily schedule will include two distinct practice periods. Each morning after we’ve savored the arrival of the day’s light and birdsong (not to mention breakfast) we will set a practice intention based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras followed by an active yoga practice all the basic types of poses. Our joyful work will be to challenge our bodies with compassion and drawn our minds inward through curiosity and focus on the postures. Every afternoon we will settle deeply into restorative poses to unwind and decompress from the stresses of modern life. Each day will also include pranayama (breathing) and a dedicated period for meditation.


To take maximum advantage of the tonic offered by the Ranch’s magical alchemy, afternoons between lunch and class are wide open for you to do whatever you choose: hike, read, nap, swim, socialize, or simply BE without doing. Judith strongly encourages the latter! She asks that you refrain from bringing any form of work with you. Evenings will include one question and answer about teaching and practicing which will be open to all, as well as a presentation by JoAnn Lyons, Judith’s long-time assistant, on her work with students facing great challenges from disabilities.


And it certainly wouldn’t be Judith’s workshop without Friday night’s signature “Talent Show.” So do bring your instrument, a poem to read, a joke to perform or a dance to share. We 100 percent guarantee that all acts will be thunderously applauded!


About Judith Hanson Lasater


Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D, PT, taught at the very first workshop ever held at Feathered Pipe Ranch in 1975. “The Pipe” has become a touchstone for her, her family, her friends and her students. She brings broad and deep experience across many disciplines and in a multitude of settings. She holds a doctorate in East West Psychology, is a physical therapist, and began her yoga teaching career in 1971. She is co-founder of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and of Yoga Journal. Her teachings have been shared in nearly every state in the United States and on six continents.


Her strong academic credibility and extensive experience teaching – she has don yoga in almost every state of the US, and on six continents – make her a sought-after voice of wisdom and experience. Judith served as a consultant on three National Health Institute studies on various aspects of yoga and has accepted scores of invitations to speak at international conferences on yoga.


Judith received a Senior Teaching Certificate from BKS Iyengar in 1983. She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers’ Association authored eight books on yoga including Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana and Asana and What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication. She was featured in 2010 by Natural Health magazine as one of five people who have most influenced natural health in the United States during the previous 40 years. Judith is the author of eight books on yoga which will be available at the Ranch store during the workshop.


Learn more about Judith Hanson Lasater: www.judithhansonlasater.com


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.


To help you select the accommodation that best suits you, please review the descriptions here and feel free to look at a Ranch map here to get a better idea of the layout of various lodging choices.


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 and basic accommodations: $1795 


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. Other housing options are available for a supplemental fee; please see pricing details below.


A $500 deposit is required to secure online registration/payment.


Airport shuttle service on the day of arrival/departure is an additional $65. Non-arrival/departure shuttle service is $100.

Please visit our Accommodation page to see an overview of all accommodation choices.


For more information, visit our FAQ page, contact us at info@featheredpipe.com, or give us a ring at (406) 442-8196.

Available Packages

Basic accommodations

Shared room Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo or single Tipi/Tent (per person)

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$2350
Deposit: $500
Chalet Room 2 & 3 (double)

Two people/shared bath (per person)

only 4 left
$2640
Deposit: $500
Yurt & Sai Condo (single)

One person/shared bath (per person)

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$2700
Deposit: $500
Chalet Room 1, 4, 5 & 6 (double)

Two people/private bath (per person)

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$2770
Deposit: $500
Honeymoon Cabin (double)

Two people/private bath (per person)

only 2 left
$2805
Deposit: $500
Chalet Room 2 & 3 (single)

One person/shared bath (per person)

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$2930
Deposit: $500
Chalet Room 1, 4, 5 & 6 (single)

One person/private bath (per person)

only 4 left
$3050
Deposit: $500
Honeymoon Cabin (single)

One person/private bath (per person)

only 1 left
$3260
Deposit: $500
Lake Cabin (single)

Private room/shared kitchen/private bath (per person)

only 1 left
$3260
Deposit: $500

Available options

Airport shuttle service on the day of arrival/departure
$65
Airport shuttle service on an alternative day
$100
$2350
Deposit: $500

Basic accommodations
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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).