YMCA of the Rockies To Host 2nd Annual Yoga Retreat in Estes Park

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YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO will host the 2nd annual Rhythms of Nature Yoga Retreat from Sept. 5 – 8, 2016, featuring Laura Collins, founder of Homegrown Yoga & Massage. The all-inclusive retreat covers all meals, lodging, yoga instruction and discussions, meditation, guided hikes, sacred drumming circle, star watching, and more.

YMCA OF THE ROCKIES, ESTES PARK, CO – YMCA of the Rockies will host the 2nd annual Rhythms of Nature Yoga Retreat, September 5-8, 2016, at the Estes Park Center. The retreat is all-inclusive and led by Laura Collins, founder of Homegrown Yoga & Massage. All-levels of yoga are welcome and media are invited to attend.

"Whether you are a newbie to yoga or a long-time practitioner, the YMCA of the Rockies retreat provides everyone with a great opportunity to unplug, slow down, and reconnect in the majestic and peaceful setting of the Rocky Mountains," said Collins. " In addition to daily indoor and outdoor yoga classes on our beautiful 800+ acre property, the retreat features spectacular hiking, informative talks, meditation instruction, sacred drumming, and a friendly, supportive community.”

The all-inclusive retreat ($699/single, $525/double) features:

  •     Hotel-style lodge rooms with two queen beds, full bath, telephone and wi-fi
  •     Full meal plan plus a special yogi dinner in the Pine Room
  •     Daily outdoor & indoor yoga classes in a beautiful mountain setting
  •     Spectacular daily nature hikes in the Rocky Mountains
  •     Outdoor campfire with music
  •     Yoga workbook and notebook
  •     Nature talks and yoga discussions with guest speakers
  •     Meditation & self-reflection practices
  •     Optional massage for additional price
  •     Sacred drumming circle and star watching
  •     Access to indoor swimming pool

Homegrown Yoga & Massage at YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park began in the spring of 2012 in an effort to provide massage and yoga services to visitors from May – October and the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. Massage services include the Homegrown signature massage, Swedish & deep tissue, hot stone massage, hikers feet heaven and prenatal massage.

Laura Collins is a Licensed Massage Therapist from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and a Certified Yoga Instructor from the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA. She has training in a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, prenatal, myofacial release, shiatsu, integrative, lymphatic drainage, normalization of soft tissue, and trigger point therapy. To deepen her commitment to yoga, she also participated in a six month Yoga and Community Service program at the Mount Madonna Institute in Watsonville, CA. Laura was lay ordained in the Soto Zen tradition at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Sausalito, CA.

For a complete schedule of the retreat, visit http://www.homegrownyoga.com/rhythms-of-nature-yoga-and-nature-retreat. Registration is available by contacting Laura at (720) 218-1953 or laura(at)homegrownyoga(dot)com.

About the YMCA of the Rockies: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian Principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body for all. To learn more about the YMCA of the Rockies and Snow Mountain Ranch, visit http://www.ymcarockies.org and http://www.snowmountainranch.org.

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