Glenwood-Hot-Springs-Retreat~ Imbolc in the Yampah Womb Waters



~Glenwood Hot Springs Retreat~

Soak at Full Moon Imbolc ~ in the Yampah Womb Waters

Dates: February 3-5, 2023
Location: Glenwood Hot Springs Resort & Spa~ Glenwood Springs, CO 
Guides: Katrina Marie Gustafson & Michael Shankara

Includes: RoundTrip Californian Zephyr Train Ride From Denver’s Union Station to Glenwood Springs and Back (Transportation), Unlimited Soaking in Glenwood Hot Springs, 2 Nights Lodging, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner, Daily Yoga, Morning Meditations, Soul Talks w/ Katrina & Michael, Imbolc Full Moon Ceremony, Plenty of Free Time to Explore & Discover The Charming Town of Glenwood Springs…

Pricing

$693 Roommate (2 Beds) ~ Available 

$1179 Singleton (1 Bed) ~ Available 

$1386 Couple (1 Bed) ~ Available 

Retreat Overview

Restore, relax and rejuvenate in the healing waters of Glenwood Hot Springs. “Yampah” is the Native Ute people’s name for the natural hot springs which means “Big Medicine.” This is a magical and healing journey that begins with a departure on Amtrak’s California Zephyr (The Polar Express) on the morning of Friday, Feb 3. Take a relaxing and scenic train ride over some of the most stunning and beautiful snow covered mountain passes in all of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll see soothing rolling vistas that can only be experienced from the train- which has a 360° windowed observation car. On the final part of the journey, you’ll pass through the mystical and awe inspiring Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River, leading right to the foot of the Natural Hot Springs. 

This Retreat is Imbolc Weekend and the gentle Snow Full Moon of February. We chose this time for the seasonal and lunar astrology to help connect with the Feminine and Yin energies of the Moon, Healing Waters, and being nurtured in the womb of creation. Imbolc is the mid point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox and means “in the belly.” Its is when the little dormant seeds that lie in the belly of the Earth begin to turn and seek the light. You’ll be in the contemplative, peaceful, dark, yin, feminine womb of Glenwood Hot Springs on the Imbolc Full Moon- a perfect time to gestate and prepare for rental and rebirth of the Self. 

Katrina and Michael will guide you through gentle yoga practices, inner world journeys, meditation, water medicine wisdom, and a Full Moon Intention Cermeony to connect with the Imbolc portal. We’ll  also guide you through some Soulful experiences to help you find your inner seed of Self and nurture it for the coming Spring Equinox. Spiritual, Soulful and Authentic.

You’ll have a beautiful balance of guided time with the retreat community and personal time to soak, explore nature, and the charming village-town of Glenwood Springs. You’ll be staying at the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort & Spa with Canyon/Mountain Views and Unlimited Soaking in the big medicine waters of Yampah natural hot springs. Along with your included Roundtrip Train Ride, you’ll receive two Breakfast meals, one welcome Dinner, Daily Yoga, Mediation, Soul Talks with Katrina and Michael and an Intention Ceremony on The Snow Full Moon. On Sunday, you will get back on the Polar Express and have a peaceful journey  back over the mountains and time to reintegrate your experiences.

There Are 3 Ways To do This…

$693 Roommate (2 Beds) ~ Available 

$1179 Singleton (1 Bed) ~ Available 

$1386 Couple (1 Bed) ~ Available 

Schedule

Friday, Feb 3, 2023

  • 8am                Train Departs Denver Union Station
  • 1:45pm           Arrival in Glenwood Springs
  • 2pm                Check-In to Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
  • 2-4pm            Free Time to Soak in Hot Springs
  • 4-5:30pm      Yoga and Restoration Practice
  • 6pm                Group Welcome Dinner

Saturday, Feb 4, 2023

  • 7:30-8am                   Sunrise Meditation (Optional)
  • 7:15-9:45am              Coffee and Breakfast
  • 9:30-11am                  Gentle Yoga
  • 11-12:30pm                Water Medicine Practice
  • 12:30-4:30pm            Personal Free Time
  • 4:30-6pm                    Soul Journey and Full Moon Cermeony
  • 6-8pm                          Personal Free Time and Dinner
  • 8pm                             Yin and Sacred Feminine Water Practice (Optional)
  • 8-9pm                          Evening Soak

Sunday, Feb 5

  • 7:30-8am                   Sunrise Meditation (Optional)
  • 7:15-9:45am              Coffee and Breakfast
  • 8:30-10am               Gentle Yoga, Soul Journey Session and Closing Circle
  • 10am-12pm              Personal Free Time & Final Soak
  • 12pm                           Train Departs Glenwood Springs
  • 6:40pm                       Arrival at Denver Union Station

Retreat Includes

  • Transportation~ Scenic Roundtrip Amtrak-Train Ride between Denver’s Union Station & Glenwood Springs 
  • Unlimited Soaking @ Glenwood Hot Springs Spa & Resort 
  • 2 Nights Lodging @ Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge & Resort
  • Food~ 2 Breakfasts & 1 Dinner
  • Daily Yoga
  • Morning Meditations
  • Soul Sessions w/ Katrina & Michael
  • Full Moon Ceremony and Intention Setting
  • Water Medicine Practices  
  • Plenty of Free Time to Explore & Discover The Charming Town of Glenwood Springs…

Roommates (2 Queen Beds) ~ Available 

Cozy in and snuggle up in our Glenwood Springs accommodations. After a day in our therapeutic hot springs, it’s comforting to know your next stop is a lush pillow-top bed with heavenly pillows. The well-appointed Lodge rooms offer every comfort and design innovation. Your room will have 2 lush queen beds, private bathroom, fridge, in-room coffee and Unlimited access to the Natural Soaking Hot Springs just across the lane.

Each Roommate Suite will have 2 comfortable queen beds for each person.

Pricing

  • $693/person

We will pair you up with  another attendee and connect you together before the retreat. Or, if you already have a friend then you can room with them 🙂

Singleton (1 Bed) ~ Available 

Cozy in and snuggle up in our Glenwood Springs accommodations. After a day in our therapeutic hot springs, it’s comforting to know your next stop is a lush pillow-top bed with heavenly pillows. The well-appointed Lodge rooms offer every comfort and design innovation. Your room will have 1 king or 2 lush queen beds, private bathroom, fridge, in-room coffee and Unlimited access to the Natural Soaking Hot Springs just across the lane.

Each Singleton Suite will have either 1 King bed or 2 comfortable queen beds.

 

Pricing

  • $1179~ 1 Person 

Couples (1 Bed) ~ Available 

Cozy in and snuggle up in our Glenwood Springs accommodations. After a day in our therapeutic hot springs, it’s comforting to know your next stop is a lush pillow-top bed with heavenly pillows. The well-appointed Lodge rooms offer every comfort and design innovation. Your room will have 1 king or 2 lush queen beds, private bathroom, fridge, in-room coffee and Unlimited access to the Natural Soaking Hot Springs just across the lane.

Each Singleton Suite will have either 1 King bed or 2 comfortable Queen beds.

Pricing

  • $1384~ 2 People 

About Glenwood Hot Springs Resort & Spa  

For over 130 years, visitors coming to Glenwood Hot Springs Resort have created a strong family tradition that spans generations. As one of the oldest, and most iconic tourist attractions in Colorado, our historic Glenwood Springs setting is centrally located between renowned Aspen and Vail, Colorado and provides an atmosphere to share in life’s special moments. The mineral-rich water of the world’s largest hot springs pool soothes the soul and this unique and historic destination includes a modern, comfortable Lodge, a poolside Grill offering satisfying favorites, a premier Athletic Club fitness facility, a boutique Shop for retail therapy and all the necessities for an unforgettable hot springs pool vacation. Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is within walking distance to historic downtown Glenwood Springs. Take a stroll over the pedestrian bridge and take in scenic views of the surrounding mountains and majestic Colorado River to enjoy additional shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

Each Rocky Mountain hot spring has its own unique blend of minerals and temperatures. Glenwood Hot Springs is no different. Native Americans called it “Yampah,” which means Big Medicine. There are 15 minerals found in the water of the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool. Besides relieving aches and pains, soaking in hot highly concentrated mineral water has many other health and wellness benefits. Increasing your body temperature helps naturally eliminate toxins, increase circulation and reduce blood pressure. Essential minerals have many health benefits and can be absorbed through your skin, giving your body a natural health boost.

Before the water enters Glenwood Hot Springs’ two pools, it is cooled down to 104°F ( from 122°F) for the resort’s hot tub-like Therapy Pool and it’s cooled down even further to the bathwater-warm temperature of between 90° – 93°F (~33°C) for the gigantic main pool.

Soaking in or “taking the waters” is a time-honored healing tradition and one that is still recommended as a remedy for a variety of ailments. In fact, members of the nomadic Ute tribe were the earliest known people to soak in the healing hot springs which retains the original Ute language name “Yampah,” which translates to “Big Medicine.”

About Katrina Marie & Michael

Katrina Marie Gustafson 
The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Gustafson seeks the heights of the peaks and the depths of the oceans in her practice. Through the wisdom of the heart, her purpose is to help guide others to open their own. She has studied in the temples of India, the pyramids of Mexico, and in the crucible of modern life. She finds the sacred in the rhythm of the seasons, the stars, and every second of life.

As the owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, she brings the bhakti from all wisdom traditions to her yoga classes- singing, chanting, dancing, and journeys into the heart. Katrina fills every yoga session with love. She weaves in the teachings of her yoga mentor Saul David Raye and the cosmic knowings from the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology.

She shares her life journey with her half-side husband Michael Shankara and her two boys Max & Bo .

Michael Shankara 
Michael is a certified yoga teacher, Mayan Shaman, Priest, and Astrologer. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder, priest and shaman Dr. Don Miguel Angel Vergara- former director of the sacred Chichen Itza Archeology Site in Mexico. Michael is also a musician and sound healer, providing live music for yoga classes, retreats, journeys and mediations at Karma Yoga Center. Michael is a certified Crystology Healer and studies Soul Astrology, Astronomy, and the Mayan Calendars. He offers Energy Healings and Astrology Readings that integrate his shamanic and yogic trainings. Michael & Katrina also provide a free astrology videos on the New Moons and Full moons called the Shaman & The Mermaid.