Monday, October 7, 2013

Weekend Recap: Yoga Retreat

What a wonderful weekend! I had the opportunity to attend a yoga retreat this weekend in Bigfork, Montana.

I had never been to Bigfork before, but it's about 3 and a half hours away from here and was a beautiful drive. We drove over Friday and got in around lunch time. We stopped at a little cafe and had a wonderful lunch, and of course some wine... gettin' our weekend started out right!

After that we headed out to the location of the retreat which was at the beautiful Six Mile Estates. If you are in a position to be able to go there, I highly recommend it. I kept saying all weekend how wonderful it would be to come in the summer and take advantage of the beautiful lake.

There were a bunch of little cabins on the property and the people from the retreat had the whole property, even though we only filled up two cabins. I got to share a room with 3 wonderful women. DeAnn, Morgan, and Carly were wonderful roomies and definitely added to my experience.

Friday night we did a wonderful meditation and did some really cool and inspiring exercises with the group. We also got yogi names to use for the weekend. Mine was Tip Toe. =)

That night the roomies headed out on the dock to look at the stars. Seriously... the most beautiful night sky I have ever seen. You know when you're a little kid and you get shown a picture of the Milky Way on the computer? That is what it looked like. Not even kidding. And we saw three shooting stars. I was in awe. It was so beautiful.

Saturday we actually got to sleep in a little bit! We did another flow in the morning, and then went for a hike on the property. When we got back from that we had a little break and then did another flow followed by some workshopping. This was one of my favorite parts. I got to work on some skills I was really excited about and I actually accomplished my goal of going from crow into plank! Soo happy with myself! I also worked on my headstand and on another really neat transition from crow to tripod to headstand to wheel to camel! I kept getting stuck at going from headstand into wheel. But I'm going to get it! I was really proud of myself but it was also so cool to see so many other people trying new things and accomplishing goals. The energy was really encouraging and really great.

After another delicious meal (all of the food was so so good!) we headed out to visit around a bonfire and enjoy a little wine!

I woke up Sunday morning with sore muscles! My arms and neck were especially! I'm thinking probably from so many headstands and crows! We did another flow, and then got to take some awesome yoga pictures with a photographer. I can't wait to see them.

We ended our retreat visiting over an amazing brunch.

I am so thankful that I was able to participate in this amazing retreat. It was awesome for my yoga practice but also for my spirit and heart. It was very encouraging and uplifting. I had such a great experience with so many wonderful women. I can't wait to do it again next year!


  1. Wow!! That looks amazing! I would love to do a yoga retreat some day.
    Love your blog and glad I found you through Meg!
    Missy x

    1. Thank you so much! And so glad you found me too! =)

  2. GORGEOUS! I have to get to Montana some day :)

    Thanks for linking up with Kimberlee and me for Monday Morning Gossip!

  3. this sounds amazing! i could use a yoga retreat. a little relaxation and exercise? sign me up!