If you love the idea of the retreat but can’t make it there in September, send me a note to Elena@KindnessRanch.org and you will be notified about our future events.
Attention all yoga and pets fans!
You have a unique opportunity to combine both: to practice yoga and to help animals.
I’m Elena. Animals have been members of my family for many years and we love volunteering for animal shelters to help them find new homes for their residents. I am also a yoga instructor. I have learn from my own experience the benefits of yoga for body and mind. Yoga can help you at any age, shape and health condition. It teaches you to be mindful about your body and about the impact you have to the world around you. This is why I’ve decided to organize the Kindness Ranch Yoga Retreat. I believe that by helping animals we can enrich human society.
Mahatma Gandhi is believed to have said: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Kindness Ranch is a place where you can make a difference in the lives of the animals as well as help to bring our nation a step closer to the greatness.
During the weekend we will have TEN hours of activities with top-quality yoga instructors, ranch tours, and plenty of time to hang out with the Kindness Ranch animals and to visit Guernsey State Park for swimming or hiking.
Sophia S Paul – Author, ND, CYT
Sophia has successfully written and published several books on healthy living/yoga/meditation. She is a Doctor of Naturopathy with emphasis on Holistic Nutrition and holds a degree as a certified Yoga/Meditation Instructor with over thirty years of experience.
Sophia will be teaching:
Meditation: Learn how to eliminate stress through different meditation styles. We will practice seated meditation, as well as walking meditation to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings of Kindness Ranch (please bring your meditation cushion for support or just a firm blanket)
Reiki: Learn the basics of how Reiki can transform your life and how to support your body’s own healing capabilities.
Nutrition: Intro to Raw/Vegan/Vegetarian Lifestyle so YOU can get the GLOW too! Don’t forget your notebook/journal to take notes!
Pranayama (breathing), meditation, gentle yoga
Don’t miss an opportunity to be among the first readers of her new book Green Goddess – Simple Recipes. Sophia will donate to Kindness Ranch one dollar from each book bought by the participants of our Retreat.
Steph began practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1999, after she moved to Boulder and began training for ultra marathons. She realized she wanted to help others realize their own potential and inner strength (without having to run 100 miles)!
Steph began teaching vinyasa yoga in 2006 and has evolved her teaching to include her current and lifelong passion of Bhakti Yoga – the yoga of love and devotion. Steph also loves to teach Doga, with her dog Boogie Woogie. Dogs are ever-present reminders of what it’s like to live in each moment, and to also live in the embodiment of the heart – unconditional love. Partnering up with your best furry friend for a session of meditation, pranayama, and yoga asana is incredbily therapeutic and creates a deeper energetic bond.
Besides teaching yoga in several Boulder studios Steph leads annual yoga retreats in Bali.
Bali Yoga Retreat February 2013
Join her in the heart chakra of the world for a fun and extraordinary experience!
Steph will be teaching:
Two DOGA (yoga with dogs) - learn to connect to the moment with your best friend through some gentle doggie partner yoga postures. Bring your own pet or find a partner among Kindness Ranch animals!
Two Bhakti Flow - moderately vigorous vinyasa-style classes with chanting to connect more deeply to the heart in the moment.
Kindness Ranch in Southeastern Wyoming. ONLY 3 HOURS DRIVE FROM DENVER or BOULDER.
September 7th – 9th, 2012
Cost of the program: $200 before August 7th, $225 afterwards.
Accommodations for two nights are from $30 if you bring your own tent up to $150 for a private bedroom in a guest cabin. Other options available, but there are only eight private bedrooms, so reserve your space early.
Those who provide transportation for other participants will receive $10 – $25 discount.
Ask us about the scholarship program. You can participate in the program with an investment of just $105 (including the accommodation).
Please read about payment options HERE.
We’re looking for sponsors! Sponsorship levels available starting from only $50. Promote your business by supporting the great cause. Read about options available and contact us.
If you have questions or suggestions, send me an e-mail at Elena@KindnessRanch.org.
Visit the ranch, practice yoga, learn about the program, and maybe, you will meet a new four-legged member of your family there.
See you in September!
Big THANK YOU to our informational sponsors:
Gorizont.com, Soulicious.net, Examiner.com – Animal Welfare, Yoga-Dates.com, KGNU.ORG, Examiner.com -Colorado Outdoor Travel, ADogShop.com, RoyalYogaBailey.com and many people who shared the information on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest!