Colorado Hiking & Yoga Retreat
May 16 - 19, 2024
This annual retreat in the mountains of Colorado is the ultimate opportunity to ignite, thrive and shine! We'll spend four days at the foot of the Collegiate peaks of the Rocky Mountains. The host location for this retreat is Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, located three hours from Denver between the towns of Buena Vista and Salida, where we'll indulge in the multiple pools fed by 100% natural hot springs.
Daily yoga will help you develop a deeper connection to yourself. Engage in self care at the spa, and enjoy meals that provide the nourishment you'll need for yoga and hiking. After a shorter hike to acclimate on Friday, join the group on Saturday in a beautiful, six-mile hike to Brown's Creek Falls where you'll have the chance to let go of anything that is holding you back from living your best life. This retreat also includes meditation and journaling exercises to help you get clear about what you want more of in your life.
Firefly designs retreats intended to help you connect with yourself, others, and nature. We believe that pressing pause, and stepping away from your day-to-day grind allows you to tap into your passion and purpose. We want to help you ignite your life, so you can thrive.
What to Expect
This long weekend in the mountains of Colorado will include:
Daily yoga classes appropriate for all levels including vinyasa-style practice to energize and yin practice to recuperate and restore
Meals beginning with dinner Thursday evening and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning; a packed lunch will be provided for our hike on Saturday
Optional Group hikes on Friday and Saturday
Access to the spa and hot springs
Three nights of lodging at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort (See below for room options)
A full schedule of meals, yoga classes and group activities will be provided closer to the retreat dates.
Participants from previous Colorado Hiking and Yoga Retreats described the experience as follows:
"Wonderful, life-affirming time for myself and family"
"This was such a wonderful healing experience. Thank you for everything."
"So great to have women from many corners of the country and build each other up."
"Really amazing experience and I can't wait to come back!"
Retreat rate includes:
3 nights accommodations at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Most meals each day (dinner only on arrival day, breakfast only on departure day, and packed lunch for hike on Saturday)
Daily yoga session(s)
Access to hot springs and pools
Retreat rate does not include:
Lunch on Friday
Airfare to/from Colorado
Transportation to/from resort
Spa treatments or additional excursions
Alcoholic drinks and cafe purchases
Credit Card processing fees
Our host location: Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Our host location is Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, located three hours from Denver between the towns of Buena Vista and Salida, and at the foot of the Collegiate peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Indulge in the multiple pools fed by 100% natural hot springs, treat yourself at the spa, and enjoy meals that provide the nourishment you'll need for yoga and hiking.
Reconnect with yourself in the serene natural environment. Take the opportunity to rest, replenish, and renew yourself holistically as you discover beauty, inspiration, and history around every corner.
As part of the retreat, you will have access to the Spa, Club and hot springs. Enjoy the Soaking Pool, Infinity Pool and the hot springs in Chalk Creek, a must do at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. These pools are located right in midst of the cool rushing waters of Chalk Creek. Each pool is fed by its own natural geothermal hot spring that is bubbling up into the actual creek bed and into circles of stones that create natural pools. Control the temperature by simply removing a few stones to allow cooler water to rush in.
The Spa and Club is the place to get away from it all. Enjoy the steam rooms, saunas, plus guest- and adult-only hot spring pools. Enjoy the Juice Bar inside before or after your Spa appointment to unwind in style. Professional and personable, the licensed massage therapists have a gift for making you feel comfortable and a knack for relaxing your body’s hidden tensions. Specialists in medicinal massage and oriental body work, they are highly skilled in cranial massage, myofascial release, and reflexology. Exfoliating salt scrubs and deep tissue massage are also favorites of Mount Princeton guests.
Total investment for the retreat based on room selection.
Double occupancy: $1,165/person; $1,090/person if registered by November 18, 2023
Single occupancy: $1,535; $1,460 if registered by November 18, 2023
These rooms provide excellent views of the surrounding mountain range, with close proximity to the conference cabin where most of the yoga classes will be held, and to the upper pool area. Rooms are equipped with a mini fridge, Keurig coffee maker, air conditioning and flat screen TV. These rooms have two queen beds. These rooms were recently renovated.
Double occupancy: $1,185/person; $1,110/person if registered by November 18, 2023
Single occupancy: $1,575; $1,500 if registered by November 18, 2023
Tucked away from it all, enjoy recently remodeled guest rooms complete with two queen beds, vaulted ceilings, and spacious layout. Rooms are equipped with a mini-fridge, Nespresso Coffee Maker, microwave, air conditioning and flat screen TV. Panoramic views will lure you outdoors to a quaint patio area.
Queen Bed in Loft*: $1,175; $1,100 if registered by November 18, 2023
Queen Bed in Private Bedroom*: $1,500; $1,425 if registered by November 18, 2023
Enjoy a touch of luxury in these modern cozy log cabins. Rustic at heart, the Full cabin has one bedroom on the main floor with a queen bed, while the Large cabin has two bedrooms on the main floor, each with a queen bed. Both cabins have a loft with two queen beds, fireplace, and kitchen with full refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and stovetop (no oven). The Full cabin has one bathroom, and the Large cabin has two bathrooms. Step outdoors and enjoy the surrounding Chalk Cliff views from your private deck or patio. All Cabins are a short walk to any of the natural hot spring pool areas and the Spa and Club at Mt. Princeton.
*Please note that amounts shown are based on three people in the Full Cabin (2 people in the loft and 1 person in the bedroom) and four people in the Large Cabin (2 people in the loft and 1 person in each of the two bedrooms). If only one person registers for the loft, there is a $75/night supplement. In case a couple is interested in a cabin bedroom, please contact us.
Payment Details and Cancelation Policy
To reserve your space on this retreat, a non-refundable US $250 deposit is required. A payment schedule will be provided upon registration. You may pay in full at any time prior to March 17, 2024. Anyone registering after March 17, 2024 will be required to pay in full upon registration.
Should you need to cancel your reservation at least 60 days prior to the start of the retreat, you will receive a refund for payment made less the $250 deposit. Should you need to cancel less than 60 days prior to the retreat, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. No refund or credit will be given for arriving late or departing early. In the unlikely event Firefly needs to cancel the retreat, a full refund will be given.
We strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance at the time of booking your retreat in case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip.
Meet your guide - Carrie of Firefly Community
Carrie Lehtonen's second chance at life came at 31 years old when a blood clot in her coronary artery resulted in a myocardial infarction. As a healthy triathlete in the prime of her life, Carrie was the last person anyone would suspect of having heart disease. After 18 years of experience in Human Resources, Carrie chose to pursue a second career in health and wellness to help people find their path to better health and live inspired lives. Carrie is committed to reducing the impact of heart disease, and loves seeing people light up when they learn something new, challenge themselves beyond what they think they are capable of, and tap into their passion.
Carrie is the founder and president of Firefly. Carrie created Firefly because she believes that what the world needs most is for each and every person to uncover his/her passion and live an inspired life. We all have a unique gift, and it's Carrie's mission to help you ignite your inner light so that you can shine!
Carrie is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) with training from CorePower Yoga and Vessilify in Colorado, Prajna Yoga in New Mexico, and Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She has training in vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, anatomy, Self Awakening Yoga (SAY), and Stand Up Paddleboard yoga. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Carrie is certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.