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The Magazine of Mountain Wellness

June/July 2005

The Retreats & Getaways Issue






Good News!

Feature Articles


Mission Statement


New to the Valley

Poetry Page

Resource Directory

Yoga Life


Retreats & Getaways Guide!!!



Art Trek

Art & Travel Classes

Watercolor for Self-expression

With Carol Dunchamp

PO Box 1103

Bolinas, CA 94924


Watercolor painting classes for artists and art lovers to exotic destinations.   Tuscany, Italy. Tahiti & Marquesas,   French Polynesia. Napa Valley, California.   Molokai, Hawaii. Antibes, France.

River Canyon Retreat

Located near Grass Valley California with the Yuba River running through the property.   Offers camping ($25 per night), personal retreats, organic raw foods, juice fasting, Shamanic Events, concerts, hiking, private beach, and organic orchard and garden.


Mind Over Mountains

Kim Reynolds/Director

PO Box 486

Ridgway Colorado 81432


Thought provoking adventures for women that combine hiking, yoga, rock climbing, Life Coaching, stimulating workshops and spa services for women of all ages.   No prior experience necessary.



Billingsley Creek Retreats

Joan Dalton-Boyd and Patsy Keeney

Hagerman, ID 208-837-4822

The perfect destination to relax and renew your spirit.   Sleep to the soothing sounds of water and take in the beauty of the Hagerman Valley.   Joan Dalton-Boyd M.A. Transitional Coach offers personal and group retreats.   Massage therapist on site.

Far and Away Adventures

PO Box 54

Sun Valley, ID 83353


Offering two departures dedicated to luxury fitness while rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.   Leaving Sun Valley on August 19, and August 27, our adventure fulfills this purpose in a fun, revitalizing atmosphere.

The Haven Salon & Spa

Missy Firth

18022 U.S. Highway 30

Hagerman, ID


This rustic elegant destination spa offers a complete range of natural & rejuvenating spa & salon treatments.   Tanning, yoga, lodging & more.   Perfect for a customized retreat.   Beautifully landscaped grounds and facility available for larger group events.


Heart to Heart Horse Ranch

39055 Hilltop Lane

Lewiston, ID 83501

Contact: Mary Carter BA, MT


Mountain top ranch with breathtaking view offering peaceful retreats for you and your horse.   Massage therapy, acupressure, reiki, cranio-sacral therapy and more. Horse & Rider our specialty.   Balance you, balance your horse!


Sandra Hyde


Judy Hall


Full Moon Vision Quest for Women,   July 20-24 in the Boulder White Cloud Mountains of Idaho.   This wilderness rite of passage honoring transitions is guided by Sandra Hyde, M.A., licensed professional counselor and Judy Hall, apprentice at Animas Valley Institute.


Sewall House Yoga Retreat


Sewall House Yoga Retreat in Pristine Northern Maine where Theodore Roosevelt healed from asthma.   June 15 - Columbus Day.   Near lakes, hikes and majestic Mt. Katahdin.


Big Sky Retreat

Big Sky Resort, Montana



An empowering spiritual experience "Coming Home"   September 3-8, 2005.   Featuring Walter Starcke and Mary Manin Morrissey.   Celebrating our 30 th Birthday!

Boulder Hot Springs Inn, Spa & Retreat Center

3 miles south of Boulder on Hwy 69


Nestled in Montana's scenic Peace Valley, Boulder Hot Springs offers theme B&B rooms & guest rooms, geothermal pools & steam rooms, massage and delicious, hearty Sunday buffets.   Relax and rejuvenate!

Runamuk Guest Ranch

Jody Dahl

733 Goulding Creek

Roundup, MT 59072


The perfect setting to cleanse your body, mind and spirit - yoga, quiet meditation, a relaxing massage or a leisurely escape on horseback . . . we offer an intimate personal experience and a lifetime of memories.   Group yoga retreats July 20-24 and 29-31, August 5-7.

Sophia Center of Montana

Contact: Gayle Seratt, Katherine Regier

PO Box 1368

Trout Creek, MT 59874


Sophia Center of Montana presents the 3 rd Annual Women's Gathering, February 24-26, 2006, at the Symes Hotel, Hot Springs, MT.   Come celebrate the feminine, connect with like souls.


Sakya Kachod Choling

Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center

Thrinley DiMarco 360-378-4059

PO Box 3191

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center located in the beautiful San Juan Islands, WA.   Our mandate is to provide a place of quiet support for Buddhists and not-Buddhists alike.   Two private retreat rooms which share a bath and fully equipped kitchen.


The RiverWind Foundation

Timothy O'Donoghue

PO Box 13190

Jackson Hole, WY 83002



The Annual Kindred Spirits Retreat: Exploring Unity in Nature & Spirit.   Come explore Native American, Buddhist, and Christian spiritual and mystical teachings that unify us in Nature in a magnificent, pristine, healing setting in the mountain west.

Teton Sangha

PO Box 881

Jackson, WY 83301

(307) 734-6473 or (208) 354-2050

Insight Meditation Retreat with John Travis presented by Teton Sangha, September 30 - October 9, 2005.   Join us with the following residential options:   Weekend 10/1 - 10/3, $175 (deposit $50)   Nine day 10/01 - 10/10, $585 (deposit $100)


Aziza Healing Adventures


Gentle eco journey and meaningful vacations.   Self-discovery retreats for women, couples and mixed groups.   Holistic, therapeutic yoga, sea kayaking, hiking, journal writing, creativity.   Breathtaking locations near and far.

Elevate Destinations


Luxury Travel: with a social conscience.   Extraordinary itineraries in East Africa and India. We donate 5% of trip costs to worthy local non-profits.

Machu Picchu Tours


A pilgrimage into the magical heart of the Inca Empire - and the people of Peru. Nourish your spirit in the breathtaking Andes. This tour is Empowering. Liberating. Enlightening.


Margaret Wolff, author, speaker

Services:   Retreats, workshops, keynotes that nurture a woman's soul;   "Listening to Your Inner Voice," "Spirit at Work: Making Your Life & Work Be About What You Value Most," "Inner Conflict Resolution," etc.


Mexico Sacred Journey Retreats

Elaine Dodson - Retreat Leader - Beauty & Wellness

315 Monssen Dr.

Dallas, TX 75224


Fax: 214-948-7479

Extraordinary Luxury Body, Mind, Spirit Adventures for women and groups. "Awaken the Divine Feminine" beauty and wellness, shaman, pyramid, sweat lodge, dance, drumming, goddess celebrations.   Transformational.   July 13-17, Nov. 2-6.

Rancho Encantado

Laguna Bacalar, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico


Intimate eco-resort on tropical Laguna Bacalar, Mexico.   Excursions to little-known Mayan ruins.   Unique workshops, yoga retreats, spa and gourmet food.   Available for group rental.

Sacred Earth Journeys


Specializing in sacred journeys to Egypt, England, France, India, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, Sedona and Tibet.   Also wellness travel to Costa Rica and Salt Spring Island. Yoga Tours & Retreats and Adventure Travel.

Via Yoga

Via Yoga offers six-night surfing and yoga vacations in Sayulita, Mexico located just north of Puerto Vallarta.   For details visit our website or call 800-603-9642.