Retreat: Mount Princeton Hot Springs Mar 22-24

Soak ~Ceremony ~ Soul


Mount Princeton Hot Springs Retreat

What: Hot Springs Yoga Retreat: Soak. Ceremony. Soul.
WhereMount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
When: Mar 22-24 (Spring Equinox Weekend): Starts @ 5:30pm on Fri, Mar 22
Guides: Michael Shankara and Katrina Gustafson
Prices: Starting at $399/person (See Below)

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General Info

**This Retreat we are taking advantage of Mount Princeton’s NEW CREEKSIDE Suites! These are brand new luxury suites that are right on the serene and beautiful Chalk Creek River! Enjoy view of the water and Mother Nature right form your balcony or patio. Each room has a glass-front fireplace and kitchenette. See below for more info on your lodging options!***

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, Mar 22~ Spring Equinox 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 Aires on March 20, 2019, and the natural healing energy of the hot springs and mountains.

About Your Guides

 Katrina Marie
The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Marie 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 videos series on the New Moons and Fulls called the Alchemical Astrology Report.

Creekside Suites: Option 1

The Creekside Suites are built in a unique fashion, utilizing three separate locations keeping with the town-site feel of the resort property. Taking advantage of the serene beauty offered by Chalk Creek, the 25 units are situated East of the Main Lodge and Spa. These new guest rooms feature modern finishes, wifi, and balconies directly on Chalk Creek.

The new Creekside Suites offer guests a choice of either a King bed or Two Queen beds.  Many of the new units are centered around a glass-front fireplace and include ample relaxation space and kitchenettes.

Cabin Lodge: Option 2

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.

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Retreat~ Karma Yoga Center

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.

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Retreat~ Karma Yoga Center

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

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Retreat~ Karma Yoga Center

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.



Creekside Suites: 

  • Creekside Suite w/ 2 Queen Beds  (Shared with 1 other Retreat Attendee. Each Attendee has their own Queen Bed) 
    • 1 Person Shared    $575/pp      **Sold Out**
  • Creekside Suite w/ 2 Queen Beds (For Couples or Friends. Purchase entire Room for 2 people) 
    • 2 people    $1,150 (Pricing is still $575/pp)  **Sold Out**
  • Creekside Suite w/ 2 Queen Beds (Private Room for 1 Person Only) 
    • 1 Person Private    $844  **Sold Out**


Cabin Lodging: 

  • Private Bedroom w/ 1 Queen Bed ( This is for 1 person or a Couple to share the 1-Queen Bed) 
    • 1 Person/bed            $600    **Sold Out**
    • 2 People/bed            $900 ($450/pp)   **Sold Out**
  • Loft Space w/ 2 Queen Beds (Shared loft space w/ 1 other Retreat Attendee. Each Attendee has their own Queen Bed)
    • 1 Person Shared         $399   **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 a 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 a 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, Mar 22. 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