Soak ~Ceremony ~ Soul
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Retreat
What: Hot Springs Yoga Retreat: Soak. Ceremony. Soul.
Where: Mount 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)
About Mount Princeton Resort
About Your Guides
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 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.
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.
The Private Bedroom in our large cabin comes with 1 Queen Bed.
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 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**
- 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).
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)
- Flip-Flops for hot springs
- Yoga cloths
- Clothing to relax in and for dinner in the lodge (no specific requirements)
- Rocks, Crystals
- Candles, incense
- Personal Alter Items
- Book, Spirit Cards…