The Feathered Pipe Foundation is proud to have played such an influential role within the development of the vibrant and diverse yoga and conscious living community we all enjoy in America today. It began with our first yoga retreat and involvement in the creation of Yoga Journal magazine back in 1975-76, and it continues today as we work on the leading edge of the movement to create mindful and sustainable communities, locally and globally.
If you wish to explore more deeply the rich, 40-plus year history and mission of the Feathered Pipe, have a look at the articles. If you’re interested in lending a hand to assist in our networking and outreach efforts, please feel free to contact IT & Networking Director Eric D. Myers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remembering a Global Visionary: India Supera, Andy Vantrease, July 2020. With the passing of Feathered Pipe Foundation founder India Supera, LA Yoga honored her legacy with a heart-felt last interview while she was in the final stages of liver cancer. Click here to read.
Veterans Yoga Project and Feathered Pipe Ranch: A Shared Journey Towards Healing, Abby Rosmarin, July 2020. Some stories cannot properly be contained in one essay or even multiple essays. Feathered Pipe Ranch, and its support of the Veterans Yoga Project, is one such story. Click here to read.
Ashram Reunion: Friends celebrate the life-long journey of self-discovery and union, Andy Vantrease, February 2020. 50 years after finding their way to India in search of deeper purpose, life-long friends gathered at the Feathered Pipe Ranch to celebrate their shared path of self-discovery. Click here to read.
Editor’s Choice Award: Montana’s Feathered Pipe Ranch is a Scenic, Down-to-Earth Yoga Retreat Where Couples Can Unwind, Hayley Matthews, October 2019. Extensive article on what makes the Feathered Pipe Ranch an ideal getaway for couples looking to deepen their relationship. Click here to read.
A Walk in the Woods & Yoga, Denyse LeFever, September 2019. Lovely chronicle of the power of retreat and realizing your never too old to experience its healing, enlivening power. “From my place of connection to stillness in this natural surrounding, a tentative voice awakened…” Click here to read.
What I Learned at Summer Camp (aka Creating Everyday Bliss Retreat), Erin Vehige, August 2019. Delightful personal blog on the profound experience and valuable lessons learned during Judith and Lizzie Lasater’s restorative yoga retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch. Click here to read.
Get Lost: 37 magical mindful yoga destinations from nearly every continent, Jen Murphy, May/June 2019. Feathered Pipe Ranch was honored to be chosen as the #1 “Mindful Yoga Destination” in the Yoga Journal’s annual travel & culture issue. Click here to read.
A Guide to the World’s Best Spiritual Retreats, Charlotte Rickards, January 2019. “Be kind to yourself and swap the mental/physical hamster wheel for some zen time. It’s time to recalibrate, do something you’ll actually enjoy and de-tangle whatever’s pent up inside and out for good.” Click here to read.
Unplugging mindfully: Feathered Pipe Ranch, Steven Strom, June 2018. Wonderful expose on the Feathered Pipe’s homegrown Mindful Unplug retreat – about why it is so needed in today’s hyper-connected world and why the Feathered Pipe Ranch is the ideal place for it. Click here to read.
The Best Yoga Retreats In The U.S. Will Help You Unplug & Unwind On Your Next Vacation, Georgina Berbari, June 2018. High praise for the Feathered Pipe Ranch from Elite Daily for those truly desiring to get away from it all and immerse body, mind, and spirit in nature. Click here to read.
10 Transformative Yoga Retreats in the U.S., Jeff Stafford, May 2018. Feathered Pipe Ranch was once again honored to be ranked among the best retreats centers in America. Yogaville, Esalen Institute, Breitenbush…Wonderful company to share the stage with. Click here to read.
Namaste in Montana, Andy Vantrease, Spring 2018. “Known for its expansive prairies, snow-capped peaks and abundant wildlife, Montana has been a retreat destination for decades. Yet, it’s also a hidden gem for the international yoga community.” Click here to read.
Veterans Yoga Project Approaches PTSD with Mindful Resilience, Andy Vantrease, November 2017. Wonderful article on the Veterans Yoga Project, which was the brainchild of long-time Feathered Pipe friend Dr. Daniel J Libby, and the profound effect it has had on the returning Veterans and the therapeutic yoga community that supports them. Click here to read.
Undoing Tension on the Yoga Mat with Gernot Huber, Anne Jablonski, October 2017. “Casting aside established, detrimental patterns isn’t easy — but it’s possible. Gernot recently led his first U.S. workshop at Montana’s storied Feathered Pipe Ranch, spending a week with students exploring yoga’s promise as a path to awareness and serenity.” Click here to read.
Bhakti Blissin’ Out: Nat Kendall At The Feathered Pipe Ranch, Andy Vantrease, August 2017. “We want to preserve the essence of the practice, the inner work that yoga provides. The Ranch is a place where people can come to make changes in their lives, a place between the dawn and dusk.” ~ India Supera. Click here to read.
Finding Balance and Joy at The Feathered Pipe Ranch, Andy Vantrease, August 2017. Freelance writer Andy Vantrease returns with a indepth piece on the magic of the Feathered Pipe Ranch and the life-changing teachings of J. Brown Yoga. Click here to read.
Roadtrip — Utah, Wyoming & Montana 1082 miles, Cheryl Acheson, August 2017. Beautifully fun travel log about wandering through the Great American West and the unexpected treasures Cheryl and her “partner in crime” discovered along the way. Click here to read.
Journey to the Feathered Pipe Ranch, Andy Vantrease, July 2017. Wonderful travel log by freelance writer and world traveler, Andy Vantrease, on her journey from ill-health to wellness. Click here to read.
India Supera – Founder of the Feathered Pipe Foundation & Ranch, May 2017. J & India discuss the turns of history and politics that shaped her journey to the east, the happenstance that brought her back and birthed the Feathered Pipe, and the many incredible people who make pilgrimage there. Click here to listen.
In Search of Serenity by Christopher Hall, April/May 2017. The Feathered Pipe Ranch was honored to have the good fortune of being ranked as the #1 destination for retreat and rejuvenation in AARP’s featured article on health and wellness. Click here to read.
Escape to Feathered Pipe Ranch: The Original ‘Om on the Range’ by Andy Vantrease, May 2017. Wonderfully detailed article about the Feathered Pipe Ranch including a short account of its rich history and why it remains relevant, unique and needed in today’s wired world. Click here to read.
Of Miracles & Crazy Wisdom by Anne Jablonski, October 2016. Anne recounts the unlikely convergence of seekers, yogis, healers, and artists 40 years ago that would lead to the creation of the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Click here to read.
An Ode To…Disconnecting, Sophie Ioannou, August 2016. Beautiful writing on the importance of disconnecting from the wired world and reconnecting with nature and one’s own intuition. Click here to read.
Interview with India Supera of the Feathered Pipe Foundation by Alex Tran, March 2016. Insightful and intimate interview with India in which she shares her experience of the Feathered Pipe Ranch and what a prospective teacher or guest can expect when they choose to come to the Ranch. Click here to read.
Looking For The Ultimate Yoga Retreat? 8 Reasons A Trip To The Feathered Pipe Ranch Will Change Your Life, August 2015. Spectacular review and recommendation of Feathered Pipe Ranch retreats for relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal. Click here to read.
Scared Shitless by Belinda Oakes, August 2014. So I’ll begin with the land. The piece of Montana we were invited to sit, walk and even sleep on for a week started working her magic on me as soon as I arrived at Feathered Pipe. Click here to read.
The World’s Top Yoga Retreats: According to Our Favorite Yogis, January 2014. Yoga instructor and Gaiam video host Seane Corn picks Feathered Pipe, a rustic retreat center in the heart of Montana. Click here to read.
The Practice of Yoga Nidra by Peggy La Cerra, November/ December 2010. Richard Miller’s yoga and meditation workshop at the Blacktail Ranch was written about within this informative article. Click here to read.
Yoga Vacations around the World: The Feathered Pipe Ranch was featured as one of the premier destinations for a yoga vacation. Click here to read.
Book by Kristin Rübesamen & Angelika Taschen. The finest Yoga retreat sites and centers, from Mexico to India via Tuscany and Big Sur. Click here to read.
Feathered Pipe Ranch by Claire Baiz, Summer 2008. A short article on about the Feathered Pipe Ranch and the history of how India Supera came to envision and call it her home. Click here to read.
Ommmm On the Range In Montana by Gretchen Cook, August 2008. A nice and honest review of the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and services. Click here to read.
LA Yoga Magazine
Interview: India Supera by Felicia M. Tomasko, November 2007. An insightful and intimate interview with India Supera, founder and Executive Director of the Feathered Pipe Foundation. Click here to read.
Travel Industry Enlightened to Yoga Vacations by Lauren Villagran, September 2007. An article exploring the boom in yoga related travel and retreats. Click here to read.
Asana in Montana by Marin Kidston, November/December 2006. An in-depth article on the Feathered Pipe Ranch and it’s origins. Click here to read.
Yoga Mind and Spirit
What’s Hot: Big Sky Country, August 2006. A short segment on the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Click here to read.
Top 5 Yoga Getaways by Ellen Keohane, May/June 2006. A listing of the top five yoga retreats around the world, of which the Feathered Pipe Ranch was included. Click here to read.
Thirty Years and Thriving by India Supera, Spring 2006. A well-written article on what has allowed the Feathered Pipe to successfully do business for more than 30 years. Click here to read.
Feathered Pipe Foundation by Debra Bokur, March 2006. FitYoga names some of the “best things” about the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Click here to read.
Extreme Enlightenment: Feathered Pipe Ranch, January 2006. Published in San Francisco, named the Feathered Pipe “One of the West’s Best Fitness Resorts.” Click here to read.
Rocky Mountain Destiny by Cynthia Logan, Nov/Dec 2005. An amazing interview with India Supera, and the wild and strange path she traveled to call the Feathered Pipe Ranch home. Click here to read.
Coming Home by Judith Hanson Lasater, June 2005. An intimate article about Judith’s impressions of the essence of the Feathered Pipe Ranch and what makes it so special. Click here to read.
Yoga 4 Everybody
On Sacred Ground by Cynthia Robertson, April 2005. A very informative article about the writer’s experience of the Ranch interwoven with the Feathered Pipe Foundation’s history and mission. Click here to read.
Montana Roundup: Feathered Pipe by Sandra S. Murray, March 2005. A brief review of the Feathered Pipe Ranch’s history in preparation for our 30th anniversary celebration. Click here to read.
Sojourns: An Om for all Seasons by Kimberly Lisagor, Spring/Summer 2005. An article highlighting the Feathered Pipe Ranch as the retreat of choice for the summer season. Click here to read.
Feel so Different by Felicia M. Tomasko, December 2004. Great description of Seane Corn’s 2004 workshop at the Ranch. Click here to read.
Feathered Pipe: A Truly Enchanted Place by Kali Om, September/October 2003. Although it has a reputation for being one of America’s top retreat centers, I wasn’t keen to attend a week-long yoga workshop at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, near Helena, Montana. Click here to read.
Healing Lifestyles and Spas
Life Altering Vacations: Feathered Pipe Foundation, May/Jun 2003. The Ranch was featured in this article. Click here to read.
LA Times Travel section
Travel, Tips, and Tours: Yoga by Susan Spano, July/August 2001. Baron Baptiste workshop at the Ranch was covered in the July story, and an interesting interview with India’s was covered in August. Click here to read.
Alternative Medicine: A New Breed of Healers, April 2001. Time Magazine, in 2001, names Patricia Walden, Jeanne Achterberg and Andrew Weil, Feathered Pipe teachers, as “Innovators in Alternative Medicine.” Click here to read.
Peru- A Spiritual Journey by Sharon Steffensen, Jan/Feb 2000. A writer’s interpretation of her experience during our 2000 trip to Peru with Judith Lasater. Click here to read.
Vogue Spa and Beauty
Lean & Luxurious: Hardcore Yoga. The Feathered Pipe Ranch is named as one of three trail-blazers offering yoga retreats before it was “hip”. Click here to read.
Diversions: Renew and Recharge by Mary Mihaly, March 1996. Industry Week, in 1996 recommends to executives that they “jump start your spirit” at the Feathered Pipe. Click here to read.
Yoga Vacations Guide
Book by Annalisa Cunningham. Yoga Vacations Guide to International Yoga Retreats lists the Ranch. Click here to read.
Healing Centers and Retreats
Book by Jenifer Miller. Healing Centers and Retreats lists the Ranch as a “Healthy Getaway for Every Body and Budget” Click here to read.
Vacation at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, March/April 1982. A very unique and fascinating story about the origin and history of the Ranch. Click here to read.