gretchen@wolfdencolorado.com

Women’s Yoga + Hiking Weekend in Twin Lakes, Colorado

Refocus your mind, body and connection to nature while practicing yoga amongst Colorado’s tallest peaks.
During the women’s-only Yoga + Hiking Retreat series, guests will enjoy daily yoga and hiking with incredible alpine views, relaxed discussion and intention-setting meditation. 
Bring new meaning to mountain pose as you practice outdoor yoga within the Wolf Den’s quiet gazebo. Explore beautiful fall foliage in the remote Colorado town of Twin Lakes. Push yourself to complete an alpine hike with the encouragement of friends.
Round out a relaxing weekend with gourmet meals, restorative massage, and plenty of downtime spent in the hot tub with a glass of wine and a canopy of stars overhead.

Sound like your idea of fun? Join us for one of two sessions at the Wolf Den:

  • Session 1 (Sep. 5-8): A three-day retreat geared for those who consider themselves beginners. With guidance, you will expand your yoga practice to include meditation and reflection. A hike up to Lost Man Pass will push beginner and intermediate hikers alike.
  • Session 2 (Sep. 11-15): A four-day retreat geared for those who wish to push themselves a bit. Nothin’ crazy here, ladies, but this weekend will include a summit of Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s tallest peak at 14,440ft. Gretchen will serve as guide as you trek to the top, and we’ll all enjoy a post-hike celebration at the Den. A fourth day in the mountains will bring a full day of relaxation, facials and massage. 
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Stay tuned for more fitness retreats offered at the Wolf Den in 2019!

On this retreat, you’ll enjoy:

Luxury Lodging

Spend three nights at the Wolf Den, a relaxing mountain home at the base of Colorado’s tallest peak, Mt. Elbert. The 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home offers several indoor and outdoor living spaces for relaxation, as well as unparalleled views of Twin Lakes and the surrounding 14,000-foot peaks. Shared room assignments will be made 15 days prior to the retreat, and two private rooms are available upon request.

Daily Yoga Instruction

Instructor Beth Lynch will lead vinyasa-style yoga sessions focused on building your awareness and strength during practice out on the trail and on the picturesque back porch of the Wolf Den.

Group Hikes

Led by Wolf Den host Gretchen, the group will explore several hiking destinations like the historic Interlaken Resort on Twin Lakes, as well as a more challenging trek to Blue Lake (12,435′) in the Mount Massive Wilderness Area. During each hike, Beth will lead one “trail” session of yoga. Choose to participate in the yoga hikes or enjoy extra relaxation time at the Wolf Den.

Restorative Massage

The Wolf Den’s secluded outdoor gazebo will welcome guests for restorative massage by Erin Connor, a licensed massage therapist with 11 years of experience in relaxation and recovery massage. Your body and mind will feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a massage while surrounded by nature.

Gourmet Meals & Wine

Simple yet delicious breakfasts and lunches at the Wolf Den will help fuel your body and mind. Treeline Kitchen, based in Leadville, will provide healthy evening meals and beverages alfresco. Saturday night will be a “free” night, during which guests are encourage to dine out at several local restaurants.

Discussion + Meditation + Journaling + Wildlife Watching

More Details

Timing

The retreat begins around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 13, and ends around noon Sunday, Sep. 16.

Cost

Registration is $700 per guest plus tax, and includes: 3-night lodging, three breakfasts and lunches, two catered dinners with one “free” evening for off-site dining (not included), beverages (such as wine and beer), and one massage.

Travel

Travel to Twin Lakes is not included in your retreat cost, and you will need to rent a car to reach the Wolf Den from a nearby airport. (Ask to be connected with other attendees who are driving, and we’ll be happy to help!) If flying, we recommend the Denver airport, but other nearby airports include Aspen, Eagle/Vail or Colorado Springs.

Payments

Fifty percent (or $350) will be due at registration. The remaining $350 is due 15 days before the retreat. Payments accepted via PayPal.

Fitness

Hikes will average 4 to 6 miles at significant altitude. Recommended to have a comfortable cardio fitness level; however, the hikes can be optional. No yoga experience necessary.

Cancellations

Full refund will be given to those who must cancel 30 days prior to event. Any cancelation 29 days or fewer prior to event will result in no refund of initial deposit.

What to Pack

Plan for a relaxing weekend with relaxed attire. Athletic clothing for yoga and/or hiking will serve you well. For hiking, please bring a reusable water bottle, a small backpack/bag and sunscreen. Comfortable hiking shoes are recommended. Be prepared for unpredictable alpine weather with a lightweight jacket that has a hood.

Preparation

Guests are encouraged to read The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz, prior to the retreat. Group discussion led by Beth will be centered on topics within this book.

Questions?

Send Gretchen an email at gretchen@wolfdencolorado.com

Meet the Hosts

Beth Lynch
Beth Lynch
Certified Yoga Instructor

Beth started her yoga journey on January 1, 2011 and began teaching yoga in August of 2013. From the beginning, Beth realized the impact yoga had on her life — from relieving stress to growing strength and endurance, as well as a fabulous companion to her running. She received her yoga teacher certification in 2016. Beth teaches powerful vinyasa flow incorporating the importance of breathe right along with each movement. Participating in one of Beth’s classes will stretch and strengthen your mind, body and spirit. 

Gretchen Sparling
Gretchen Sparling
Host at Wolf Den

Gretchen owns the Wolf Den, where she hosts guests for family vacations and events such as reunions, retreats and weddings. She’s hiked the Central Colorado area for 10+ years, summiting seven 14’ers. 

Erin Conner
Erin Conner
Massage Therapist

With more than 11 years of experience, Erin works as a relaxation and pain-relief specialist. Her signature service, Relaxation+Recovery, includes a range of deep tissue, sports and Swedish techniques that facilitate recovery from emotional and/or physical stress. She owns The Massage Connection based in Frisco, Texas.