Ignite. Thrive. Shine.
September 17 - 20, 2020
Manitou Springs, CO
About the Retreat
Join Firefly to celebrate Spring in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado May 16-19, 2019. Ignite your inner fire, and gain the tools and resources that you need to thrive on your return home. Shed the "should" and come play, create and rejuvenate with us in the mountains of Colorado. This long weekend of yoga, hiking, soaking in the hot springs, and connecting with others will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed and ready to create the life you want!
Firefly designs retreats intended to make you come alive, because the world needs us all to shine.
What to Expect
This long 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
Healthy vegetarian/vegan meals beginning with dinner Thursday evening and ending with a to-go lunch on Sunday morning
Intention setting and activity to establish a vision for creating the life you want
Group hike as an opportunity to connect with nature
Access to the SunWater Spa and voucher for 2-hour soak in the hot springs
The perfect mix of alone-time and connection with the group
Three nights of lodging at SunMountain Center (See below for pricing and room options)
A full schedule of meals, yoga classes and group activities will be provided closer to the retreat dates.
Our host location: SunMountain Center
Our host location is SunMountain Center in Manitou Springs, CO. SunMountain is a historic bed-and-breakfast and wellness and yoga retreat venue, featuring two historic homes in a natural environment for guests to delve further into their consciousness and practice through yoga, the arts, timeless teachings, and farm-to-table cuisine. The historic homes were built in the early 1900’s and are situated on six acres of terraced gardens and biodynamic farms, complete with walking and meditation trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
SunMountain Center creates an unmatched atmosphere encompassing the surreal tranquility of nature while offering an intimate setting. Located just an hour south of Denver, and nestled into the foothills of the Front Range, SunMountain Center is the perfect location for a weekend getaway. Reconnect with yourself in the serene natural environment, explore the eclectic and historic downtown scene of Manitou Springs within walking distance, or enjoy the local tourist attractions like Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and the Cog Railway, the Manitou Incline, or the Cave of the Winds.
Take the opportunity to rest, replenish, and renew yourself holistically as you discover beauty, inspiration, and history around every corner.
As part of the retreat, you will also receive a voucher for a 2-hour soak at nearby SunWater Spa. You are invited to experience the healing waters that make SunWater so unique; the life-giving Sun, the Earth, native healing plants, and the practices of the indigenous cultures that have thrived on this land. SunWater Spa features mineral-water soaking in cedar tubs and offers spa treatments.
The rooms in this historic home have a light, spacious and yet cozy feel. There are only 13 spaces available on this retreat. Register early to secure your spot. We expect this retreat to sell out. If you are registering alone, we will pair you with a roommate based on registrations. If you are interested in a private room, please contact us to discuss availability and pricing.
Double occupancy (shared with one person): Regular price $925/person
Single occupancy (private room): Regular price $1,175
Double-occupancy rooms can be arranged as two separate twin beds or as one king-bed for couples or a single. All rooms include in-room bathrooms, luxurious bedding, and organic cotton terrycloth bathrobes for guests in-room use.
Triple occupancy (shared with two people) - Sold Out
Regular price $845/person
This upstairs room features two twin beds, and a separate living area with a day bed to accommodate a third person. This room includes in-room bathroom, luxurious bedding, and organic cotton terrycloth bathrobes for guest in-room use.
Quad occupancy (shared with three people) - One Room Available Regular price $775/person
This upstairs open floor plan bedroom features four twin beds. This room includes in-room bathroom, luxurious bedding, and organic cotton terrycloth bathrobes for guest in-room use.
Payment Details and Cancelation Policy
Retreat rate includes:
3 nights accommodations at SunMountain Center in Rockledge Lodge
Healthy, delicious meals each day (dinner only on arrival day, breakfast and to-go lunch on departure day)
Daily yoga session(s)
Voucher for 2-hour soak at SunWater Spa
Optional group hike
Credit Card processing fees
Retreat rate does not include:
Airfare to/from Colorado
Transportation to/from retreat hotel
Spa treatments or additional excursions
Payment 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 April 18, 2019. Anyone registering after April 18, 2019 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 travel insurance at the time of booking your retreat in case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip.
Common Retreat Myths and FAQs
I need to be an expert at yoga to attend
This is a yoga retreat, so you will have the option to practice yoga every day (some days twice), however, the sessions will be appropriate for all levels of students - including beginners. Carrie’s style of teaching is fun and lighthearted, with a strong focus on alignment, making classes more workshop-like than traditional power yoga classes. There is always the option to skip sessions if you prefer to spend your time participating in another activity. However, we think you will be happy you did if you choose to participate.
I must wear expensive yoga clothes
For the retreat, you should dress casual and comfortable, but there’s no need to run out to buy a new wardrobe. Your definition of casual, and any expression of you, is welcome and appropriate.
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 myocardial infarction. As a healthy triathlete in the prime of her life, Carrie was the last person anyone would suspect of having heart disease. After 18 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 each and every person to uncover his/her 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 (RYT500) with training from CorePower Yoga in Colorado, and Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She has training in vinyasa yoga, yin (restorative) yoga, anatomy, 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.