Living-With-Spirit ~ Manitou Springs Yoga Retreat

Living With Spirit  
Sun Mountain Center Yoga Retreat 

Dates: Nov 30 – Dec 2 
Location: Sun Mountain Retreat Center & Sun Water Spa in Manitou Springs, CO
Guides: Katrina & Michael
Includes: Lodging, Farm-to-Table Meals, Yoga, Hot Springs Soaking, Astrology, Meditation, Nature Walk & Ceremony…
Cost: Single $675, Double $440

Retreat Overview
Get ready for an easy weekend get-away to the Sun Mountain Center & Sun Water Spa in Manitou Springs, Co with Karma Yoga Center. Located about an hour south of Denver and nestled among the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, Sun Mountain is a spectacular Retreat Center, Spa and Hot Springs surrounded by natural and historical beauty.

We chose to offer our Living With Spirit Yoga Retreat right between the Thanksgiving and the winter Holiday Season, to provide attendees with a chance to rejuvenate and to do some simple practices to realign your life. We will use yoga, astrology, cacao ceremony, mediation, nature immersions, pranayam, nurturing & healing food, and a fun practices with your archetypes. These will help to balance your daily life with nourishing and simple spiritual practices that you can continue as you journey back home.

About Sun Mountain & Sun Water Spa

You’ll stay in stay in beautiful Red-Stone Lodges situated on six acres of terraced bio-dynamic gardens, complete with walking & meditation trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. With a thriving urban farm onsite, you’ll enjoy wholesome and nutritious meals prepared by the in-house chef. Each meal is organic, vegetarian, gluten-free and Farm-to-Table. Then rejuvenate with Unlimited Soaking in the mineral hot springs at Sun Water Spa with the option to indulge in any of the spa services and treatments by personal appointment. We’ll also take a journey to the sacred site of Garden of The Gods for a hike and nature meditation.


Friday, Nov 30

  • 3pm      Check-In Begins
  • 4pm      Bio-Dynamic Farm Tour
  • 6pm      Farm-to-Table Dinner (Organic, Vegetarian & Gluten Free)
  • 7pm      Community Circle-up
  • 8pm      Free Time to Soak or Explore Manitiou

Saturday, Dec 1

  • 6:45am     Sunrise Meditation & Yoga
  • 8am           Farm-to-Table Breakfast (Organic, Vegetarian & Gluten Free)
  • 10am         Garden of The Gods Hike
  • 12-4pm     Free Time to Soak or Explore Manitou Springs
  • 4pm          Archetype Exploration, Movement & Astrology
  • 6pm          Farm-to-Table Dinner (Organic, Vegetarian & Gluten Free)
  • 7pm          Cosmology & Star Talk under the Stars
  • 8pm         Free Time to Soak…

Sunday, Dec 2

  • 6:45am     Sunrise Meditation & Yoga
  • 8am           Farm-to-Table Breakfast (Organic, Vegetarian & Gluten Free)
  • 9am           Soul Journey & Cacao Ceremony
  • 11am         Check-out and More Soaking!

Retreat Includes

  • 2-Nights Lodging
  • Farm-to-Table Dinners & Breakfasts
  • Daily Yoga
  • Unlimited Mineral Hot Springs Soaking
  • Nature Meditations
  • Cosmology & Astrology Talks
  • Tours of the Bio-Dynamic Farm and Gardens
  • Garden of the Gods Hike
  • Free Time to Explore Historic Manitou Springs
  • Shamanic Journey
  • Cacao Ceremony
  • Archetype Exploration
  • Additional Spa Services & Treatments

Spa Services
Experience the healing power of the Seven Minute Spring, massage, facial, water therapy, and so many other holistic wellness practices with Sun Water Spa. All Spa treatments are separate from the Living With Spirit Retreat. Treatments include Massage, Specialty Therapies, Aquatic Therapies, Surya Facials, Couples Services, Body Treatments, Wellness Packages and More…

You can learn more about Sun Water Spa, treatments, pricing and availability by clicking HERE.

Single Bedroom Suites
~ Only 4 Available ~

Each Single Bedroom Suite has 1-King Bed, a private ensuite bathroom. Each guest can easily step out into nature and access the six acres of terraced gardens, complete with walking & meditation trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains, with the soaking pools just a short walk down the road.


  • 1 Person ~  $675

Double Bedroom Suites
~ Only 6 Available ~

Each Double Bedroom Suite has either 1-King Bed or 2 Singles with a private ensuite bathroom. Each guest can easily step out into nature and access the six acres of terraced gardens, complete with walking & meditation trails and stunning views of the surrounding mountains, with the soaking pools just a short walk down the road.


  • 2 People ~  $880 ($440/person)

About Manitou Springs, Co 

Manitou Springs is a quaint mountain town nestled at the base of Pikes Peak. Filled with eclectic shops, art galleries composed of pieces by local artists, and creekside restaurants, Manitou Springs is brimming with opportunities to entertain people of all interests and from all walks of life. Sun Mountain Center and Sun Water Spa are a 5-10 minute walk to the town center. Manitou is also the gateway to the Pikes Peak Highway where you can drive to the top of the Mountain where Black Elk gave his prophecies and get a 360 degree view of the Rocky Mountains.

About Garden of the Gods 

Garden of the Gods is a sacred and spectacular site at the base of Pikes Peak, just minutes from Manitou Springs. The native peoples called Pikes Peak “Tava” which means Sun Mountain. Tava is considered the actual location where the Lakota-Sioux elder Black Elk received his prophetic messages to guide our planet through shifting times. The Garden of Gods landscape has towering Red Sandstone and White Sandstone rock temples that are a vortex of spiritual energy.  Our retreat will visit this sacred site for a spirit-walk and guided meditation and ceremony.

About Katrina & Michael

Katrina and Michael have been hosting spiritual yoga retreats together since 2015 and are the co-owner of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, Colorado.

About Katrina
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 .

About Michael
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 videos series on the New Moons and Fulls called the Alchemical Astrology Report.