Energy Medicine Yoga: The Hidden Power Of The Chakras
- Feathered Pipe Ranch
- 2409 Bear Creek Road, Helena, Montana, USA 59601
- Aug 24 - 31, 2019 (8 days)
About This Event
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
~ Nikola Tesla
Join Energy Medicine Yoga founder Lauren Walker for a week-long exploration of the hidden power of chakras. Embraced by the soft and immersive beauty of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, you’ll experience the depth of this magical system in a way that has never been taught before in modern yoga. Based on the work of Energy Medicine pioneer Donna Eden, who actually sees energy, Energy Medicine Yoga brings a depth, breadth and magic to this ancient practice.
During this week we’ll review the basics that most yoga students learn about chakras, which is based more on Jungian psychology than the ancient yoga scriptures. We’ll use this as a jumping off point to then understand the energetic structure – the seven layers of each chakra, each with oppositional spin force – and how that affects their role as the ‘hard drive’ of the body’s energetic systems. You’ll discover which chakras need balancing, more or less energy, and how to clear stagnant or disruptive energy from them. This work helps you to release issues from your past that may still be challenging your emotional or nervous system.
*25 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program credit hours are available for this retreat.
“Lauren’s EMYoga is magical and the love you feel transforms your mind, body, spirit, and soul. She challenges and empowers you to connect to your intuition as you experience the practice of EMYoga. It was an honor to be part of this wonderful EMYoga Tribe.”
- The most exciting part of this program is that you’ll receive a powerful and sacred practice to help you influence your future, with the chakras. You’ll also learn how to work with your chakras in relation to the elements. All this will be supported by the power of the landscape itself. Lauren has never before taught this advanced practice outside of advanced practitioner courses. We’ll also look at the chakras through the spiritual lens of Matthew Fox and Caroline Myss, who give us a perspective on the seven sacred challenges and blessings of each chakra. You’ll leave this week with a comprehensive working view of this dynamic energy system.
- Morning and afternoon practices will be a mixture of lecture, asana practice, and experiential work with the chakras, including some journaling and guided meditation. Lauren Walker has been studying yoga since 1996 and with Donna Eden since 2003, creating Energy Medicine Yoga (EMYoga), with Donna’s blessing. EMYoga is a dynamic yoga practice that raises your practice to the next level with the inclusion of these potent energetic techniques. She’ll be assisted at this retreat by Mollie Silver, an EMYoga teacher and advanced Eden Energy Medicine practitioner, and Alyson Iannicelli, the director of education at the EMYoga school. Together, we will guide you through this dynamic and magical week together, unlocking the secrets of this ancient system.
Venue HighlightsLocated outside of Helena, Montana, the Feathered Pipe Ranch is nestled in the pristine Northern Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,000 feet. We are surrounded by the Helena National Forest – almost a million acres of mountainous wilderness. The Ranch provides a spacious but still intimate setting for wandering, bird watching, aspen-tree gazing, swimming and canoeing on our pretty spring-fed lake, and seeing all manner of wildlife.
Deer freely roam the ranch, with beaver, muskrat, mallard ducks and trout populating the lake. Moose and bear occasionally visit, though largely keeping their distance and wishing to be simply let alone. Large herds of elk roam the high alpine grasslands with rare sightings of wolves and mountain lions in the surrounding wilderness areas. At night, owls and Whip-poor-wills softly usher you to sleep. And in the morning, a chorus of birds make the forest a cathedral urging the sun to rise welcoming in the new day.
AccommodationsOur lodging options offer the finest in rustic comfort. Indoor and outdoor choices include a variety of private or shared accommodations ranging from chalet-style rooms and cabins to tents, tipis and yurts nestled in the forest.
After retreat registration, Feathered Pipe office staff will contact you to confirm your lodging preference. Accommodations include all meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.
Accommodations exclude massage and bodywork. Our massage and bodywork staff will greet and introduce themselves at orientation, right after dinner on arrival night. You may sign up for appointments then as their schedules for the week typically fill up quickly. After that, you can saunter off to the sauna or the hot tub to relax and snuggle in to your lodging for the night knowing you have begun one of the most beautiful weeks possible.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Yoga Studio
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineIf the spirit of the ranch is captured anywhere, it’s most definitely in the kitchen that’s attached to the Main Lodge. Our specialty is wholesome, natural food using recipes from all over the globe. We strive to use whole, organic ingredients prepared with a commitment to health and well-being. Whenever possible, we use locally grown and raised organic food sources to support a sustainable, healthy community.
The Feathered Pipe staff pours great love and care into the preparation of every one of our guest meals. If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, simply let us know when you fill out the guest information form before your arrival. We’ll make sure you have all the healthy, delicious fare you need for every meal.
DirectionsTo which airport should I fly?
We recommend the Helena Regional Airport for those coming to retreats and programs at the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Direct flights into Helena currently originate in Salt Lake City, UT (Delta Airlines), Denver, CO (United Airlines) and Great Falls, MT (Alaska Airlines).
We strongly suggest that you book your flight to arrive on Friday (a day early) and enjoy a night in beautiful downtown Helena, as unfortunately it is not uncommon for the major airlines, particularly out of Salt Lake City and Denver to overbook flights to Helena. That being said, travel insurance is recommended.
Airlines fly in from all parts of the country on a regular basis, with Delta serving those flying from the East Coast, Midwest, Mountain and West Coast via their Minneapolis and Salt Lake City hub, United Airlines serving passengers from all over via the Denver hub, and Alaskan Airlines serving West Coast flyers via their Seattle hub.
Missoula International Airport and Bozeman International Airport are also feasible points of arrival but will require a two hour commute via bus or auto that you will need to arrange yourself. For those interested in art and cultural events, Missoula might be the place to spend a few extra days. If you are planning to go to Glacier National Park consider Great Falls, and Bozeman if you wish to spend some extra time in Yellowstone National Park.
If you are coming for a Blacktail Ranch retreat, we suggest that you arrive either at the Helena Regional Airport or Great Falls International Airport as the Blacktail is about an hour’s drive from either airport. Note: Shuttle service only available from Great Falls for Blacktail Ranch retreats.
How do I get from the airport to the Ranch?
For those coming for a Feathered Pipe Ranch retreat, we meet flights at the Helena Regional Airport, offering shuttle service for $65 roundtrip. For those coming to a Blacktail Ranch Retreat, we offer roundtrip shuttle service from Great Falls International Airports for an additional charge of $100.
Our driver will meet you at baggage claim wearing a Feathered Pipe t-shirt. We are now grouping some pick-ups, so you may have a 30 minute wait. Please contact the office at (contact info blocked) or call (contact info blocked) to arrange and confirm pick-up.
If you prefer to arrive early and stay in Helena, we will contact you at your hotel to arrange your pick-up. There is plenty to do and see in Helena. Contact our local Chamber of Commerce at (contact info blocked) or (contact info blocked) Helena is half way between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks (3 hours by car in either direction), so you might consider coming a few days early or staying a few days after your retreat to take in one or both of the country and world’s true natural treasures!
How do I get there if I’m driving?
From Great Falls: Take I-15 to the Helena Cedar Street exit and follow signs to Hwy 12 toward Missoula through town. Eight miles from the west edge of town look for the “Colorado Gulch” sign – we are at the very end of this road, about 5 miles in. You’ll see rolling lawns, a small lake, and the main lodge on your right. Pull into the parking lot and walk down to the lodge.
From Bozeman: Take Hwy 12 to Helena and stay on it through Helena, following signs to Missoula. Eight miles from the west edge of town look for the “Colorado Gulch” sign – we are at the very end of this road, about 5 miles in. You’ll see rolling lawns, a small lake, and the main lodge on your right. Pull into the parking lot and walk down to the lodge.
From Missoula: Take I-90 East toward Butte, then exit 174 to merge on to US-12 E toward Garrison/Helena. Continue on US-12 for 37.7 miles and look for the sign for “Colorado Gulch” and turn right. We are at the very end of this road, about 5 miles in. You’ll see rolling lawns, a small lake, and the main lodge on your right. Pull into the parking lot and walk down to the lodge.
From Butte: Take I-15 to Helena and take the first exit into Helena, which will put you on Hwy 12. Follow the signs to Missoula. Eight miles from the west edge of town look for the “Colorado Gulch” sign – we are at the very end of this road, about 5 miles in. You’ll see rolling lawns, a small lake, and the main lodge on your right. Pull into the parking lot and walk down to the lodge.