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


Meditating with the Body: The Four Postures

Soultree Yoga
Begins May 8-June 12
Six Tuesday eves.

Summer Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Sandstone Ranch

June 23

Calling all people who do too much! Join us for a day of practicing nourishing yoga, sitting, and walking meditation from the inside-out at Longmont’s hidden jewel, Sandstone Ranch. This retreat is designed to ease pain, cultivate awareness, rejuvenate and restore balance, energy and unearth insights.
Bring your yoga mat, blanket, a meditation cushion if you have one, and lunch. (Chairs available).

Open Levels. Some Yoga or mediation experience helpful.

June 23, 2018
Sandstone Ranch
Activity code: 343190-W
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July 12–15, 2018

Our unique sensibilities are sustained by practices that include our whole being. The encouragement in this 4-day retreat is to find your way through the simple and spacious practices of meditation and yoga. You will design new playful and personal rituals you can carry into your life. Periods of silence will nourish intimacy. We will cultivate community by sharing our Way-Seeking Mind stories; the tender under-world of our being. We will practice alone and together, inside and out, in the fields, forests and groves of this sacred land.

This retreat is designed for everyone. If you have conditions that require special consideration please contact SMC.

Tuition $250 + 3 nights

Women’s Summer Meditation and Yoga Retreat

August 1–5, 2018

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 4 postures of meditation, practice nourishing yoga, and retreat in the forests, fields, and groves of Shambhala 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.

This retreat takes place in a scenic pavilion among the pine trees—an indoor/outdoor space—and is limited to a small group of women.

Tuition $285 + 4 nights

Yoga & Writing Retreat at Sandstone Ranch

August 11

This retreat at Longmont’s hidden jewel, Sandstone Ranch, brings together Yoga and writing. Practice gentle flowing and restorative yoga paired with writing prompts designed to connect body/mind and the creative heart! Bring yoga mat, blanket, notebook, pen, and lunch.
No writing or Yoga experience needed.

August 11, 2018
Sandstone Ranch
Activity code: 343189-06
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