Retreat: Mount Princeton Hot Springs Feb 16-18

Soak ~Ceremony ~ Soul

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Retreat


What: Hot Springs Yoga Retreat: Soak. Ceremony. Soul.
WhereMount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
When: Feb 16- 18 President’s Day Weekend: Starts @ 5:30pm on Fri, Feb 16
Guides: Michael Shankara and Katrina Gustafson
Prices: Starting at $325/person (See Below)

General Info

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with a Hot Springs Yoga Retreat! Relax with daily yoga, beautiful mountain vistas, morning meditations, a gentle hike, hot springs soaking, good food, spa treatments, and a Water Ceremony at the base of Mount Antero by Cascade Falls.
Awaken your spiritual soul after a winter of hibernating and restore yourself for the coming of Spring!
Retreat starts @ 5:30pm on Friday, Feb 16- President’s Day Weekend.

About Mount Princeton Resort

The setting is nestled at the base of Mt. Antero and Mt. Princeton along the Chalk River at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and Spa. We will enjoy daily nourishing soaks in the many different hot spring pools located along the river, beautiful vistas of the mountains and Chalk Creek Canyon, 2 nights accommodations, all your meals (except dinner Saturday night at the lodge), the option for spa treatments, and the supportive and healing energy of the community at Karma Yoga Center.
Included in the stay are meditations and yoga classes guided by Michael and Katrina. The yoga, ceremony, journey work and nature hike are all connected to the energies of the sun sign moving into Pisces on Sunday, Feb 18, and the natural healing energy of the hot springs and mountains.

About Your Guides

Michael and Katrina are both Bhakti yogis (Bhakti means love and devotion), so music and chanting is apart of their offering as a way to open the soul and enter the heart.  Katrina will guide the daily yoga practices and Michael will guide the Spring Equinox Ceremony, Shamanic Journey Session, and providing live music for the yoga classes. Both will be holding space and guiding the waterfall hike and the nature practices to help open you to the connect with the energies of Mother Nature and the Spring Equinox portal.

Large Cabin: Lodging Option 1

Attendees can enjoy staying in modern, cozy Log Cabin. Rustic at heart, each cabin has 2 private bedroom and a loft-space with 2 queen beds. This includes a fireplace, full kitchen, and 2 spa-inspired 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.

Karma Yoga Center: Mount Princeton Host Springs Retreat

Common space in our Large Cabin.  Includes a full kitchen, wood burning stove, outdoor deck, dinning area, 2 private bedrooms, 1 loft bedroom, and 2-full bathrooms.

Karma Yoga Center: Mount Princeton Retreat Hot Springs

The Private Bedroom in our large cabin comes with 1 Queen Bed.

Karma Yoga Center: Mount Princeton Hot Springs Retreat

Loft Space in Large Cabin, with 2 Queen Beds. There is more room in the loft- not pictured- with a sitting table, chairs and changing area.

Hillside Rooms: Lodging Option 2

2 Queen beds or 1 King bed, spacious layout and convenient mini-fridges. Panoramic views will lure you outdoors. These rooms provide excellent views of the surrounding mountain range, with close proximity to Yoga Class and activities. Relax and unwind in these nicely appointed hillside guest rooms.


Large Cabin: Lodging Option 1 

  • Private Bedroom w/ 1 Queen Bed
    • 1 person/bed            $499    (SOLD OUT) 
    • 2 people/bed            $650    (SOLD OUT) 
  • Loft Space w/ 2 Queen Beds
    • 1 person/bed           $349   (SOLD OUT) 
    • 2 People/bed           $575     (SOLD OUT) 


Hillside Rooms: Lodging Option 2

  • Private Room w/ 2 Queen Beds or 1 King
    • 1 person     $699                                    (SOLD OUT) 
    • 2 people     $799     ($400/person)   (SOLD OUT) 
    • 3 people     $999     ($333/person)   (SOLD OUT) 
    • 4 people     $1,299  ($325/person)   (SOLD OUT) 

Food and Dining

**All meals are included except Saturday night  dinner which will be a group meal at the Main lodge where participants pay for their own meal that evening. There are vegetarian and gluten free options. Please let us know if you have and dietary needs. **

There is a General Store on premisses to purchase snack foods and drinks. The Resort has restaurant- The Princeton Club- open daily starting with a coffee bar at 6am. There is also a juice and panini bar in the spa.

Friday night  dinner will be a family style gathering in one of the larger group cabins post yoga and hot spring free time. Lunch is participants responsibility on the way up to Mount Princeton

Saturday will start with an continental breakfast (fruit, coffee/tea, coffee cake, juice, cereal, oatmeal, etc) in the larger cabin. Lunch will be sack lunch/picnic style. Dinner is in main lodge where participants pay for their own meal ordering off the menu

Sunday will start with an continental breakfast (fruit, coffee/tea, coffee cake, juice, cereal, oatmeal, etc) in the larger cabin.



Participants will have full access to steam rooms, saunas plus guest and adult only hot spring pools. There is Juice and Panini Bar inside before or after your Spa appointment to unwind in style.

You can schedule your own message in a creekside room with a special in medicinal massage or oriental body work. Exfoliating salt scrubs and deep tissue massage are also available. To schedule a treatment in advance you can call Mount Princeton Spa at 719-395-2447 (#5555).


Hiking to Enchanted Cascade FallsDSC00191

This historic hike follows the old narrow gauge railroad line from St. Elmo to Nathrop. The gentle out and back route runs along the north side of Chalk Creek and climbs slowly through forests and along the base of the mountain. Enjoy stunning views of the chalk cliffs on the other side of the valley.

This is a good hike for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. Cascade Falls is the turn around. It is all along flat terrain on an elevated trail above the chalk river valley.

Location and Hot Springs

Located just 2.25 hours from Denver between Buena Vista and Salida in the Collegiate Mountain Range, The Mount Princeton Hot Spring Resort is where our Early Spring Yoga Retreat will offer you a relaxing immersion into nature and yoga.

The hot springs are nestled between the chalk cliff canyons of Mount Princeton and Mount Antero, where participants will have full access to the healing waters of the hot springs from 9am-11pm each day included in the retreat package. There are 4 larger geothermal pools set up resort style along with more rustic cascading pools that flow directly into the Chalk Creek.

Transport to Mount Princeton

The retreat starts @ 5:30pm on Friday, Feb 16. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from Mount Princeton Hot Spring Resort. We do encourage car pooling and can help connect you to other attendees if you need a ride.

It is a 2.25 hour drive from Denver, so we recommend leaving at 3:00pm at the latest on Friday.

What to Bring

  • Yoga Mat
  • Swim Suit
  • Clothing for outdoor walking in February
  • Snacks (Cabin & Hillside Rooms have fridges)
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-Flops for hot springs
  • Yoga cloths
  • Clothing to relax in and for dinner in the lodge (no specific requirements)

Additional Options 

  • Journal
  • Rocks, Crystals
  • Candles, incense
  • Personal Alter Items
  • Book, Spirit Cards…
  • Robe