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



Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Katharine Kaufman

July 27–31, 2022

Tuition $285 + 4 nights

Our bodies hold emotions, images, patterns, and stories. When we inhabit our bodies through mindfulness practices, we come to know ourselves as complete and wakeful beings. During this rejuvenating program, we will play with the four postures of meditation, practice nourishing yoga, and retreat in the forests, fields, and groves of Drala Mountain Center. Through sitting meditation, we will contemplate the nature of Way-Seeking Mind, the tender under-world of our being. Our practice and insight will deepen through silent periods, and our community will develop understanding and trust through conversation.


open pavilion

This retreat takes place in a scenic pavilion among the pine trees—an indoor/outdoor space.

Participation is limited to a small group of women. Trans women, genderqueer women, and female-identified non-binary people are welcome.

Please review and understand DMC’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting DMC.








Sandstone Ranch Retreats: Winter & Spring





Meditation Retreat : The Four Postures–daylong retreat

March 19


Calm your restless mind and restore a sense of well-being by returning to the present moment. The gentle art of meditation is intimate, rich, lively, and practical. Meditation practice allows us to experience thoughts without clinging to them, offering perspective.

Practicing with a group makes meditating easier. In this retreat you’ll practice the four postures of meditation: sitting, standing, walking, and lying down. We’ll discuss our experiences, emotions, meditating with the body, and bringing our practice into our daily lives.
Sandstone Ranch is ideal for a day-long retreat with its historic house, wrap around porch, sandstone cliffs and expansive lawn with views of fields, mountains, and cottonwoods along the creek.
Bring a blanket, meditation cushion if you have one. (There are chairs available). Bring your lunch.

Yoga & Meditation Retreat–daylong

April 16


Pause for the day to practice yoga, sitting and walking meditation at Longmont’s hidden jewel, Sandstone Ranch. This day-long retreat is designed to release pain and stress, honing balance, energy & awareness. Sandstone Ranch is ideal for a day-long retreat with its historic house, wrap around porch and expansive lawn with views of fields, mountains, and cottonwoods along the creek. We will be practicing inside the historic ranch house as well as outdoors walking meditation. Taught by Katharine Kaufman.
Bring your yoga mat, blanket, a meditation cushion if you have one, and your lunch. (Chairs available)