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Colorado Winter Retreat

Core Retreat: February 7 - 9, 2025
Add the night of Feb. 9 for a VIP experience
Nathrop, CO

Join Firefly Community for our annual winter retreat in the mountains of Colorado to start the new year with a fresh perspective. This weekend of yoga, time in nature, soaking in the hot springs, and connecting with others will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed, and ready to create the life you want! Release perfection to find contentment. Let go of all of the things you think you’re supposed to be or do to embrace the unique individual that you already are.

 

In addition to daily yoga, this retreat includes an optional hike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski (depending on conditions) in the Rockies for those who want to experience the incredible views and enjoy the fresh mountain air while getting a great workout at altitude.

For the first time, we are offering the option to stay for a third night for those who would like a VIP experience.

 

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 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

  • Most meals beginning with dinner on Friday evening and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning

  • Group hike (if snow shoes are needed, extra cost may apply for equipment rental)

  • Access to the spa and hot springs 

  • Two nights of lodging at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort (See below for room options) 

If you sign up for the VIP package, you will receive an additional health and wellness workshop, a plant-based cooking class (we'll make dinner together on Sunday night), an additional yoga class with guided meditation, and a complimentary one-on-one coaching session with Carrie.

A full schedule of meals, yoga classes, and group activities will be provided closer to the retreat dates.   

A previous Colorado Winter Retreat Participant had this to say about the experience:

"I really loved everything about the retreat and am so grateful for this experience. Everyone was so welcoming and full of positive energy. I enjoyed all of the yoga, meditation, hiking and nature. Thank you so, so much. I highly recommend and would definitely do this retreat again! It was a very well-rounded experience." 

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The Details

Retreat rate includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort

  • Most Meals (dinner only on arrival day, breakfast only on departure day)

  • Daily yoga session(s)

  • Access to hot springs and pools

  • Group hike

 

Additional inclusions applicable for the VIP package:

  • 3rd night of accommodation at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort

  • Plant-based cooking class on Sunday night

  • Health and wellness workshop (more information available soon)

  • An additional yoga and meditation class

  • One-on-one coaching session with Carrie

Retreat rate does not include:

  • Airfare to/from Colorado

  • Transportation to/from resort

  • Lunches

  • Spa treatments or additional excursions 

  • Gratuities

  • Alcoholic drinks and cafe purchases

  • Credit Card processing fees

Host location: Mt Princeton
Hot Springs Resort

Our host location is Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, located three hours from Denver between 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 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 PoolInfinity Pool, and the hot springs in Chalk Creek, a must-do at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. These pools are located right in the midst of the cool rushing waters of Chalk Creek. Each pool is fed by its own natural geothermal hot spring that bubbles 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, 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.

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Accommodation Options
and VIP Package

The price shown below is the total investment for the core retreat based on room selection. 

 

VIP Package Add-On: Get started on your path to a healthier, happier life with this unique offering while on retreat. You'll stay an extra night after the core retreat during which you'll experience a health and wellness workshop, a plant-based cooking class, a one-on-one coaching session with Carrie, and a final yoga and meditation class before breakfast on Monday. During the individual coaching session, you'll have the opportunity to tap into whether what you're doing is aligned with your ideals and desires, contemplate the things that contribute to your sense of fulfillment, and establish steps you can take to prioritize what you want more of to crowd out the things that drain your energy. Reclaim control of your health. Get reacquainted with your body and what it needs, so that you can feel at home in your body again! 

 

To sign up for the VIP package, select the add-on when registering. The investment for this package is $350/person for those who are in a double occupancy room or $450 for those in a single room (including the cabin bedroom). 

 

 

Hillside Rooms (4 Rooms Available)

Double occupancy: $825/person ($775 if booked by Aug. 1, 2024)

 

Single occupancy: $1,025 ($975 if booked by Aug. 1, 2024)

These rooms provide excellent views of the surrounding mountain range, with close proximity to the conference cabin where the yoga classes will be held, and to the upper pool area. Rooms are equipped with a mini fridge, Keurig or Nespresso coffee maker, air conditioning, and flat-screen TV. These rooms have two queen beds. 

 

Cliffside Rooms (4 Rooms Available)

Double occupancy: $845/person ($795 if booked by Aug. 1, 2024)

 

Single occupancy: $1,050 ($1,000 if booked by Aug. 1, 2024)

Tucked away from it all, enjoy these guest rooms with two queen beds, vaulted ceilings, and a 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. 

Cabins (1 Large and 1 Regular Cabin)

Queen Bed in Loft*: $845 ($795 if booked by Aug. 1, 2024)

 

Queen Bed in Private Bedroom*:  $1,000 ($950 if booked by Aug. 1, 2024)

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 a kitchen with a 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 the 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. 

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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 January 10, 2025. Anyone registering after January 10, 2025 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 trip insurance at the time of booking your retreat in case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip. Please contact us for a quote for trip insurance. By submitting your registration and deposit for this retreat you are agreeing to our payment and cancelation policies and event waiver. 

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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 heart attack. As a healthy triathlete in the prime of her life, Carrie was the last person anyone would suspect of having heart disease. After 20 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 every person to uncover their 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 and Educator (E-RYT500) with training from CorePower Yoga and Vessilify in Colorado, Prajna Yoga in New Mexico, Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and more. She has training in vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, anatomy, yoga therapeutics, 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.

Carrie lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. She is a lifelong learner who loves to travel, be outside in nature (hiking, biking, paddle boarding, cross-country skiing, and trail running), writing, and practicing and teaching yoga. Carrie is a member of the local Rotary Club.

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