Women's Winter Wonderland Weekend Yoga Retreat 2024
February 23rd-25th, 2024
Private Home and Locale in Summit County Colorado
Retreat to self and Sangha next winter.
Join Mary Susan next February on a petite winter women's retreat and enjoy a weekend of yoga, meditation, community, connection, and snow-time in the mountains.
Together we'll soak up a relaxing, cozy, and nourishing weekend nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Over the course of 2 nights and 3 days we'll enjoy daily yoga and meditation, time to relax and get outside if wished, soak in the hot tub, and time to focus on nothing more than slowing down and living well.
Create space next winter for a healthy dose of self-care, practice, and winter beauty in Summit County. From yoga, mindfulness and meditation, creativity and painting, journaling, and outdoor time, we'll make the most of our days and time together.
We'll have options for students to join without lodging if they wish to book their own weekend lodging, and options to book with lodging on site at the private home where the retreat will be held.
Without Lodging: $699 (students book or secure their own lodging for weekend)
With Shared Lodging in Twin Bed Room: $1049
With Shared Lodging in Shared King Bed Room: $1049
With Private Lodging in Queen or King Room: $1349
Save $100 on your retreat weekend with promo code LIVEWELL <3
Option to Include Lodging or to Book Without Lodging at Private Retreat Locale
Daily Yoga Practice/s
Daily Guided Meditation
Breakfast each day (2 - Saturday and Sunday)
Dinner each night (2 - Friday and Saturday)
Access to amenities like hot tub, etc
Retreat Does Not Include
Transportation to and from retreat
Props (Students are to bring 2 blocks and 2 blankets to Retreat) (Students are also welcome to bring bolster if wished)
Lodging if booked with lodging at $699 option~
We will be at a beautiful and luxurious private home in either Breckenridge or Keystone depending upon how many people join. The home will feature a hot tub as well for our use.
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.
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.
We will enjoy a more-free style art and painting workshop with acrylic paints.
Retreat Guide and Host:
Mary Susan Stults Sassone~
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Been hanging on the mat since 1991.
Senior yoga and meditation teacher, mentor, and educator Mary Susan Stults Sassone came to the path and practice of yoga as a child and young teen with her mother at home practicing for over 30 years, with over 13 years experience of teaching.
Her love of movement and the arts began early with ballet and tap at three years old and grew with each passing year. Mary Susan is a 500+ E-RYT Yoga, meditation, SUP Yoga, and SUP teacher, practitioner, and business owner who moved to island of Kauai from the mountains of Boulder, Colorado.
Mary teaches a knowledgeable, dynamic, refreshing, and compassionate alignment-based yoga practice that intelligently weaves together the traditions of Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Vinyasa. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing, wise, soulful, & patient style of teaching to be welcoming, transformative, & supportive to all.
Up until her teacher and mentor's passing in 2019, when not teaching herself, you could often find Mary Susan attending or assisting a teacher training or Yoga intensive with her forever teacher & mentor, Maty Ezraty. Mary's teachings and practices are reflective of her primary teachers and influences, Maty Ezraty, Sri K Pattahbi Jois, Richard Freeman, and BKS Iyengar.
Mary Susan teaches yoga, meditation, and sup yoga retreats, workshops, intensives, events, and trainings internationally, in the US, and at home in Hawaii. She offers mentoring for yoga teachers and students, yoga education and offerings, as well as guided adventure trips.
She infuses her Yoga, SUP, and SUP Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. For Mary, being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher - we are students first, and teachers second.
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 ages and all folks. #liveyourpractice
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Keystone is a true Rocky Mountain gem!
Nestled deep in Summit County, there are so many reasons why to visit all year long. From music and food festivals to night skiing, there is something for everyone to enjoy on your next vacation to Keystone.
Keystone Ski Resort is home to the longest ski day in Colorado operating from 8:30am-8pm (night skiing available during the Thanksgiving holiday and mid-December through mid-March). The resort is home to A-51, Colorado's top-ranked terrain park and also offers the largest amount of ski terrain in Summit County, Colorado as it consists of three mountains — Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and the Outback, along with 5 bowls (Independence, Erickson, Bergman, North and South Bowls), which offers skiing for all levels. The winter schedule is jam-packed with activities for families, children and groups alike!
Home to the largest historic district in Colorado, Breckenridge’s rich and colorful history is full of gold finds and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels, saloons, booms and busts. Founded in 1859 by a small group of prospectors, the town’s Gold Rush brought droves of settlers seeking their fortunes.
It’s no surprise that Breckenridge is often referred to as the perfect mountain town. It is perfectly situated at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort – ensuring that you never have to choose between visiting the mountain or visiting the Town of Breckenridge. It’s all right here. While the mountain offers 5 peaks and 2908 skiable acres to explore, it’s the town that sets Breckenridge apart. Full of history and character, Breckenridge shares an incredibly laid-back charm that makes you feel like a local – no matter the season. Take a stroll down historic Main Street and feel the vibrant spirit of eclectic boutiques and après-ski cheer, relax fireside in a cozy café or enjoy summer afternoons on one of our many sun-soaked patios and decks. Whatever you crave, you can find it here.
The town is alive with stellar festivities, events and activities, complemented by hundreds of restaurants, galleries, cafes, boutiques and more. From shopping, live music, nightlife and dining to culture, you can kick-it-up or kick back, whatever your mood.
Welcome to Breckenridge, an authentic Colorado mountain town that greets you with its laid-back vibe and modern amenities. After all, Breckenridge was a town long before it was a ski resort. Throughout these 151 years, one thing has stayed true – our quaint historic town has remained rich in its character and reputation of being the perfect mountain town. An undeniable charm and casual mountain spirit spreads from the grounded community to 13,000 feet high in the sky at the ski resort summit, making you feel like a local – no matter the season.
This historic, yet hip persona is one that brings people back over and over again. Breckenridge will transform you, but will never transform itself. We’ve always been Breckenridge.
About Summit County
Summit County is located among the high peaks of the Colorado Rockies, immediately west of the Continental Divide. Our elevation ranges from a low of 7,947 feet above sea level at Green Mountain Reservoir to a 14,270 feet at Gray’s Peak.
Our dry, high-alpine climate yields long, snowy winters that have attracted world-class ski resorts. We have pleasantly warm summers that are ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, backpacking, kayaking and other forms of recreation.
Summit County is centrally located in Colorado, only an hour’s drive from the Denver metropolitan area via Interstate 70, the state’s main east-west transportation corridor.
Included within the county are six municipalities (Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma, and Silverthorne), four major ski areas (Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and Keystone), portions of the White River National Forest, some Bureau of Land Management lands, and two Congressionally designated wilderness areas (Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan Peak). About 80% of the land in the county is federal public land.
Several striking mountain ranges converge in the county, including portions of the Gore Range, the Tenmile Range, and the Front Range.
Among Summit’s impressive features is the Blue River, generating three times the flow of any other tributary in the Colorado River Basin. The Blue River and its primary tributaries, the Snake River and Tenmile Creek, define the county’s contours, cutting deep valleys into the mountainous terrain.In the early 1960s, the Denver Water Board dammed the Blue River to create the 2,790-acre Dillon Reservoir, now a popular site for summer recreation. Green Mountain Reservoir, just north of Silverthorne, uses the Blue River to generate power and provide irrigation to nearby ranchlands.
Retreat Without Lodging Included - $699
Students will book and secure their own lodging for the retreat weekend in Summit County/Keystone ~
Shared Lodging Twin or Bunk Bed - $1049 per person
Shared Lodging - Shared King Bed
Two people, one king bed room - $1049 per person
Private Queen or King Bed Room
Private room in shared house - $1349 per person