Dancing Spirit Ranch & Yogakoh
Breathe Into Summer:
A Very Playful Yoga Retreat
JULY 19th-24th, 2019
Let the depth of the mountains surround you as you immerse yourself into all things summer! From hiking in Glacier National Park to whitewater rafting and lazy river floats, this summer yoga retreat offers much more than just yoga!
Join YogaKoh & Dancing Spirit Ranch for a 5-night/6-day retreat in the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana. Each day will start with an invigorating yoga practice led by internationally-known Jolie Manza. The morning sessions are designed to get your heart pumping, breath moving, and mind clear, as well as preparing the body for the activities of the day ahead! Enjoy fun, sweaty vinyasa flows where we will cover a range of different asanas (postures), discovering new levels of strength and flexibility, imprinting the importance of breath and exploring the how’s and why’s of more complex shapes.
After a delicious breakfast, we will set out for a daily excursion, guaranteed to get you your summer adventure fill! We will explore the depths of the Flathead Valley as we play on Whitefish Mountain Resort, whitewater raft, splash around during a lazy river float, and hike the Rocky Mountains. No experience is necessary; we will make sure you are prepped and ready to go for each activity. All of our outfitters are equally amazing and ready to help! To unwind from the day’s pursuit, each evening will have a restorative, relaxing flow where we will allow the body to recover, reconnect with the breath, slow the nervous system, and recharge. Complete with singing bowls and meditation, the evening practice will leave you in a blissful state, taking you straight into a peaceful evening. Each night will end with a tasty dinner and fun bonfire under the stars!
From labyrinth walks to gong baths, the hidden treasures of Dancing Spirit Ranch will make this retreat unlike any other. The ranch has a variety of buildings that create a unique Western Village, perfect to house your adventurous escape. From morning yoga classes in the School House, to nourishing meals in the Barn, every corner of the ranch has something memorable to offer. There are a variety of room types to nestle up in, all adorned with antique furniture and Pendleton blankets to create the perfect rustic touch for your Montana experience. During your free time, you can find yourself walking to sacred stone sites, canoeing in the pond, or getting a massage in the treatment room.
In one of the country’s most breathtaking environments, Breathe Into Summer focuses on combining both yoga and adventure, enabling you to truly detach from the stresses of your everyday life. Let our amazing group of yoga instructors and hosts inspire and energize you to find a new perspective both on and off the mat.
Meet Your Hosts
Jolie & Rob
Co-Founders of YogaKoh
Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, Jolie’s first yoga influences came from her father, a spiritual man, who challenged her mind from a young age with yogic-based philosophies and meditation. She spent her youth studying dance and practicing yoga, which culminated in receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and movement from University of Colorado. Soon after she found herself in New York City, where she was able to share her passion for dance and yoga with a broader audience. After years in the city, she ventured to Bali where she received her initial yoga certification. Though she has called Bali home for many years, Jolie can be found all over the world running teacher trainings, retreats, and continuing education programs. Meanwhile, Rob grew up in Sydney, Australia. His earliest memories are of the ocean when his father tossed him into the waves as a young boy, and he’s been hooked ever since. Surfing is second nature to him, and there is hardly a time that has passed without a surfboard hooked under his arm. Rob and Jolie met in Bali and created Surfin2Yoga, facilitating surf and yoga retreats in Bali & The Maldives. Through their combined passions of yoga, movement, travel, surf and connection, they have founded Yogakoh, a yoga school and lifestyle brand that specializes in retreats, trainings, and workshops around the globe. Jolie and Rob are excited to help people connect to their inner truths by providing a community of like-minded people.
To learn more about YogaKoh, click here.
Robin & Tyler
Co-Owners of Dancing Spirit Ranch
These high school sweethearts grew up in Whitefish, Montana and were lucky enough to have these mountains as their playground. After high school, Robin moved to Manhattan to attend New York University’s Gallatin program of Individualized Study, creating her own major of “The Good Life”. Meanwhile, Tyler moved to Pittsburgh with a Division-I soccer scholarship to Robert Morris University and graduated with a double major in Hospitality and Business Management. After college, they developed a strong passion for travel and have since visited over 35 countries together. During their most recent backpacking stint, they completed a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour vinyasa flow teacher training in Bali with Jolie Manza. One of the their biggest lessons during all of their travels is that home is in the mountains. After a handful of years in San Francisco, Robin and Tyler decided to move back and combine all of their passions into one, Dancing Spirit Ranch. They are beyond thrilled to share their love for people, hospitality, and the Flathead Valley with everyone that comes to the ranch. And if you can’t find them there, you can usually find them hiking, skiing, or practicing yoga.
Want to learn more about yoga with Jolie before you head West? Check out her articles with Yoga Journal.
Sample Daily Schedule
(Schedule times vary daily depending on the day's activity)
-7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
-10:15am-1:30pm: Adventure Time
-1:30- 2:30pm: Lunch
-2:30-6:00pm: Free time
-6:00-7:00pm: Evening Yoga
-Post Dinner bonfire under the night sky
This unique, stable-like building has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and three lounge areas surrounding the central hall with its clerestory ceiling. The rooms are outfitted with a queen, twin or bunkbeds and covered with organic cotton sheets and thick Pendleton blankets. The bunkhouse is just steps away from the dining and recreation facilities.
-SHARED ROOM @ $1950 ALL INCLUSIVE
-PRIVATE ROOM @ $2350 ALL INCLUSIVE
Accommodation (5 Nights/6 Days)
Daily yoga classes along with meditations, sound healing, and ceremonies
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Transportation for scheduled activities
Whitewater rafting with Glacier Raft
Chairlift ride up and/or down Whitefish Mountain Resort
Lazy River Float
Any food or beverage consumed off of the ranch (2 lunches as well as snacks and beverages on excursions)
Additional activities on Whitefish Mountain Resort (zip-lining, alpine slides, adventure park, etc)
STEP 1: REQUEST AN APPLICATION! ONCE COMPLETE, EMAIL TO:
STEP 2: WE WILL SETUP A CALL WITH YOU TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.
STEP 3: A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $500 TO BE PAID TO SECURE YOUR SPOT IN THE RETREAT.
STEP 4: PAY REMAINING BALANCE A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE
“The Breather into Summer Yoga Treat in July 2019 was truly amazing and magical. Our hosts were so gracious and accommodating. I felt so welcome from the minute we arrived. Yoga was the best I’ve experienced and the ranch made me feel so relaxed and at home. Loved all the special attention to details. Food was phenomenal also. I cannot stop talking about this retreat to everyone I meet. Would highly recommend to anyone that loves yoga, beautiful scenery and meeting some awesome hosts! Thanks Robin, Tyler, Jolie and Rob.”