Colorado Adventure Retreat
August 5 - 8, 2021
Grand Lake, CO
About the Retreat
Join Firefly in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado August 5 - 8, 2021.
Get away to the mountains of Colorado to reconnect to yourself in the great outdoors. Wake up each day in a beautiful cabin surrounded by nature. Start the day with a vinyasa yoga class to energize you for the day ahead.
Take full advantage of all the amenities located within Grand Lake Lodge, and join in the adventure that awaits with group hikes and optional paddle boarding on the lake.
Enjoy the fresh mountain air while getting a great workout hiking at altitude with hundreds of routes to explore in Rocky Mountain National Park, and Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests. Take your yoga to a new level by practicing SUP yoga on the lake (optional activity).
If relaxation is what you have in mind, lounge around by the pool, or take a stroll down Grand Lake's historic boardwalk with over 60 shops, restaurants, and galleries. The opportunities for a true Colorado experience are endless in Grand Lake, a town at an elevation of 8,369 feet, with unmatched breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by abundant wildlife and sprawling greenery.
Wind down in the evening with a yin yoga practice to stretch and recover from the day's adventure. Join in guided meditations designed to help you let go, get clear on what you want more of in your life, and create a vision for your future.
Relive your day's experience by sharing it with fellow retreaters over a delicious dinner.
Limited spaces available, so register early to secure your spot! We expect this retreat to sell out.
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
Two meals per day beginning with dinner Thursday evening and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning (lunches will be on your own)
Access to the amenities of the resort, including the picnic area, viewing deck, pool, onsite restaurant, etc.
Three nights of lodging at Grand Lake Lodge (See below for room options)
Optional Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Lake (+ $50/person)
A full schedule of meals, yoga classes and group activities will be provided closer to the retreat dates.
Our host location: Grand Lake Lodge
Our host location is Grand Lake Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Grand Lake Lodge, located approximately 2.5 hours from Denver, creates an unmatched atmosphere encompassing the surreal tranquility of nature while offering an intimate setting. The perfect location for a weekend getaway, you'll stay in recently renovated cabins with a choice of either a Half Cabin with a queen bed or a Half Cabin with a queen bed and twin sleeper sofa.
Reconnect with yourself in the serene natural environment by hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountain National Park, and Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, explore the historic Grand Lake boardwalk, or get out on the lake. Take the opportunity to rest, replenish, and renew yourself holistically as you discover beauty, inspiration, and history around every corner.
Total investment for the retreat based on room selection ($75 early registration discount expires on April 30, 2021):
Newly renovated guest cabins all have luxury mattresses and bedding, new furniture and fixtures, mini fridge, microwave, WIFI, Cable TV, and modernized bathroom amenities.
Half Cabin with Queen bed - Shared Occupancy for a couple
$1,190/person; $1,115/person if registered by April 30
Half of duplex cabin. Single room with queen bed. Private bathroom. Sleeps two.
Half Cabin with Queen bed - Single Occupancy
$1,640; $1,565 if registered by April 30
Half of duplex cabin. Single room with queen bed. Private bathroom. Sleeps one.
Half Cabin with queen bed and twin sleeper sofa - Shared Occupancy Queen Bed
$1,250; $1,175 if registered by April 30
Half of duplex cabin. Single room with queen bed and twin sofa sleeper. Private bathroom. Sleeps two. This option is for the queen bed.
Half Cabin with queen bed and twin sleeper sofa - Shared Occupancy Twin Sleeper Sofa
$1,150; $1,075 if registered by April 30
Half of duplex cabin. Single room with queen bed and twin sofa sleeper. Private bathroom. Sleeps two. This option is for the twin sleeper sofa.
Payment Details and Cancelation Policy
Retreat rate includes:
3 nights accommodations at Grand Lake Lodge
Two delicious meals each day (dinner only on arrival day, breakfast only on departure day)
Daily yoga sessions
Optional group hike
Credit Card processing fees
Retreat rate does not include:
Airfare to/from Colorado
Transportation to/from retreat lodge
Spa treatments or additional excursions (optional SUP activity is $50)
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 June 5, 2021. Anyone registering after June 5, 2021 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 and 90 Monkeys in Colorado, Prajna Yoga in New Mexico, and Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She has training in vinyasa yoga, yin 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.