Workshops & Retreats

Summer Sanctuary Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Sandstone Ranch: I began Katharine Kaufman’s all day yoga and meditation retreat with a heavy heart and a very busy mind… Katharine’s yoga directives held me steady to stay in the depths of loss, to move through it slowly, witnessing, observing, silently allowing the sadness to do what it needed to do within my body. By the end of the retreat, I was literally astounded by the shift within me toward a space of peaceful balance in body and spirit. I learned that yoga and meditation are tools for fully witnessing sadness, grief, anger, joy, etc., when they arise. Katharine’s steady voice, her quick observations and gentle humor allow her students to reach new levels of contemplative yoga and meditation practice. I feel so grateful to have taken this day with Katharine Kaufman and look forward to future retreats with her. Highly recommended!
Amelia María de la Luz Montes, PhD

Associate Professor English and Ethnic Studies Creative Writing and Women’s & Gender Studies , University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Watch beyond the mindfulness intro video to see Katharine in an outdoor yoga dance film at the Shambhala Mountain Center:

Waking without Words


Wisdom of the Body: Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

November 4–7, 2021

Tuition $250 + 3 nights
You’ve experienced joy and health, pain and loss. You’ve tested your physical limits, and have recovered from surgeries. You’ve traveled, shared insights, and cared for others. Now it’s time to attend to your body as it is today.


In this retreat, you’re invited to practice with a fresh perspective that acknowledges your mind and body’s wisdom. Starting from the ground and building to heart centering postures, we will learn various ways of attending to your body. Through a variety of sequences–both restorative and flowing–you’ll support sitting, walking, standing, and lying meditation postures. You’ll gain strength and coax flexibility.


Emerge from the weekend with a new lens on your unique experiences, and rich understanding of how to practice Yoga and Meditation safely and wisely whether practicing alone or in a group.


Day Long Retreat at Sandstone Ranch:

Yoga & Meditation Retreat for Well-Being

October 2, 2021


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Spend a day practicing nourishing yoga, sitting, and walking meditation from the inside out at Longmont’s hidden jewel, Sandstone Ranch. This day-long retreat is designed to release pain and stress, rejuvenating balance and energy.

Bring your yoga mat, blanket, a meditation cushion if you have one, and lunch. (Chairs available)

A Day of Writing and Moving at Sandstone Ranch

November 13, 2021



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Longmont’s hidden jewel, Sandstone Ranch, is a perfect place for writing, with its nooks, small places and big views. You’ll begin with a little gentle Yoga practice and writing prompts to land you. Opening your senses, you’ll practice outdoor walking meditation. You’ll write outside by the river, and find your writing nook inside the beautiful ranch house. We’ll read a few poems, share writing and be read to. The focus of this retreat is to support the practice of your writing from your body. All you need is a desire to write and move, a yoga mat (some available) and bring your lunch.