Colorado Winter Yoga Retreat
January 28 - 30, 2022
About the Retreat
Join Firefly for our first winter retreat in the mountains of Colorado to gain tools to tackle all that life throws at you. This weekend (2 nights/3 days) of yoga, hiking / snowshoeing, soaking in the hot springs, and connecting with others will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed and ready to create the life you want!
This retreat will include an optional challenging hike (or snowshoe - depending on how much snow we have) in the Rockies for those who want to experience the incredible views, and enjoy the fresh mountain air while getting a great workout hiking at altitude.
Firefly designs retreats intended to help you connect with yourself, others, and nature. We believe that pressing pause, and stepping away from your day-to-day grind allows you to tap into your passion and purpose. We want to help you ignite your life, so you can thrive.
What to Expect
This 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
Meals beginning with dinner Friday evening and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning; a packed lunch will be provided for our hike on Saturday
Group hike (if snow shoes are needed, extra cost may apply for equipment rental)
Access to the spa and hot springs
Two nights of lodging at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort (See below for room options)
A full schedule of meals, yoga classes and group activities will be provided closer to the retreat dates.
Our host location: Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Our host location is Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, located three hours from Denver between the towns of Buena Vista and Salida, and at the foot of the Collegiate peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Indulge in the multiple pools fed by 100% natural hot springs, treat yourself at the spa, and enjoy meals that provide the nourishment you'll need for yoga and hiking.
Reconnect with yourself in the serene natural environment. 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 have access to the Spa, Club and hot springs. Enjoy the Soaking Pool, Exercise Pool and the hot springs in Chalk Creek, a must do at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. These pools are located right in midst of the cool rushing waters of Chalk Creek. Each pool is fed by its own natural geothermal hot spring that is bubbling up into the actual creek bed and into circles of stones that create natural pools. Control the temperature by simply removing a few stones to allow cooler water to rush in. Open late at night, the hot springs are great to sit and gaze at the stars.
The Spa and Club is the place to get away from it all. Enjoy the steam rooms, saunas, plus guest- and adult-only hot spring pools. Enjoy the Juice Bar inside before or after your Spa appointment to unwind in style. Professional and personable, the licensed massage therapists have a gift for making you feel comfortable and a knack for relaxing your body’s hidden tensions. Specialists in medicinal massage and oriental body work, they are highly skilled in cranial massage, myofascial release, and reflexology. Exfoliating salt scrubs and deep tissue massage are also favorites of Mount Princeton guests.
Hillside Rooms - Two rooms available
Double occupancy: $695/person
Single occupancy: $865
These rooms provide excellent views of the surrounding mountain range, with close proximity to the conference cabin where most of the yoga classes will be held, and to the upper pool area. Rooms are equipped with a mini fridge, Keurig coffee maker, air conditioning and flat screen TV. These rooms have two queen beds. These rooms were recently renovated.
Cliffside Rooms - Two rooms available
Double occupancy: $715/person
Single occupancy: $900
Tucked away from it all, enjoy recently remodeled guest rooms complete with two queen beds, vaulted ceilings, and spacious layout. Rooms are equipped with a mini-fridge, Nespresso Coffee Maker, microwave, air conditioning and flat screen TV. Panoramic views will lure you outdoors to a quaint patio area.
Cabins - 1 Each (Full and Large)
Queen Bed in Loft*: $725
Queen Bed in Private Bedroom*: $880
Enjoy a touch of luxury in these modern cozy log cabins. Rustic at heart, the Full cabin has one bedroom on the main floor with a queen bed, while the Large cabin has two bedrooms on the main floor, each with a queen bed. Both cabins have a loft with two queen beds, fireplace, and kitchen with full refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and stovetop (no oven). The Full cabin has one bathroom, and the Large cabin has two bathrooms. Step outdoors and enjoy the surrounding Chalk Cliff views from your private deck or patio. All Cabins are a short walk to any of the natural hot spring pool areas and the Spa and Club at Mt. Princeton.
*Please note that amounts shown are based on three people in the Full Cabin (2 people in the loft and 1 person in the bedroom) and four people in the Large Cabin (2 people in the loft and 1 person in each of the two bedrooms). If only one person registers for the loft, there is a $75/night supplement. In case a couple is interested in a cabin bedroom, please contact us.
Payment Details and Cancelation Policy
Retreat rate includes:
2 nights accommodations at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Healthy, delicious meals each day (dinner only on arrival day, breakfast only on departure day, and packed lunch for hike)
Daily yoga session(s)
Access to hot springs and pools
Credit Card processing fees
Retreat rate does not include:
Airfare to/from Colorado
Transportation to/from resort
Spa treatments or additional excursions
Alcoholic drinks and cafe purchases
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 November 28, 2021. Anyone registering after November 28, 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 heart attack. 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, Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and Prajna Yoga in New Mexico. 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.
"I have been on several of Carrie's yoga retreats and have loved every one of them. She is far and above better than any other instructor I have had for yoga. She is smart, capable, spiritual, gentle, yet firm with her directions and movement. The locations she chooses for her retreats are just perfect for us. I come home from her retreats fully refreshed (physically and emotionally) and always yearning for more time with her!"
- Lisa, multi-retreat participant
"This retreat has given me a re-focus and sense of myself and happiness. It was a much needed retreat (in the truest sense of the word) from everyday pressures, worries and endless tasks."
-May 2019 Colorado retreat participant