Big Sky Bhakti Bliss: A Montana Yoga Retreat
July 23 - 29, 2017
Feathered Pipe Ranch
Join Montana native Nat Kendall for a rejuvenating week of yoga practice, community, reflection and devotion at the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Now based in San Francisco, Nat is thrilled to return to his home state to share a rich tapestry of the many aspects of yoga under Montana’s Big Sky. With devotional yoga (Bhakti) as the guide, we’ll dive into nurturing asana classes, meditation, chanting and more. This is a beautiful opportunity to drink from the well of Bhakti in the vast beauty of Montana, where reverence for the divine is inescapable.
Bhakti yoga is about connection. We deepen this through the deliberate unity of breath, mind, and body as we move toward unconditional love — finding our own radiance, inner stillness and divine connection. Nat’s teachings honor his extensive study with Rusty Wells and Janet Stone. For guests of the Feathered Pipe, the Ranch itself also becomes a teacher — serving as a compassionate and unconditionally loving guide to support your time on retreat, with ample free time and space to accommodate as much solitude or community as you desire.
Time between twice-daily classes and three delicious vegetarian meals each day is for you to savor the release that comes from relaxing in the shade of quaking aspens, fragrant pines, and cottonwood trees. Or perhaps you’ll opt to stroll on the beautiful trails that weave through and around the Ranch while listening to the soothing sounds of birdsong and the many wandering brooks fed by pure mountain springs. The natural wonder of Montana offers an opportunity for profound personal exploration and the waxing crescent moon for the first days of your retreat with Nat will offer spectacular night views of starlit skies.
“Nat’s teaching has kept me mindful of how powerful yoga can be for the soul and body… His flow is a workout and I have never felt so at home in a class. Savasana never felt so good.”
~ Ryan M
“Heart-opening and soul-awakening! I reliably feel woken up and wrung out in the best possible way after every class. His style is so joyful and tender, challenging and courageous. I wish I could practice with him every day.”
~ Milana P
“His practice brought me closer to myself and to the present moment. It pushed my boundaries, brought peace to my mind, and truly opened my heart . . . an amazing teacher.”
~ Max G
“Nat’s classes are the best! He’s figured out the perfect way to encourage me to push my limits while remaining calm and focused. I always leave his class feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.”
~ Nicole L
About Nat Kendall:
San Francisco yoga teacher & student, musician, surfer and lover of life Nat Kendall gives reverence to the teachings he has received – helping students nurture their own creative expression and meaningful connection with life. He teaches Bhakti Flow and has studied extensively with Rusty Wells and Janet Stone. His devotion-filled classes are invigorating, strong and simultaneously nurturing as he creates a space filled with focus, kindness, laughter, chanting and great music to safely explore the deep benefits of the practice.
Learn more about Nat: www.natkendall.com
Pricing & Registration
Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1680
Basic Accommodations are shared room Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo or single Tipi/Tent, and include meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.
Full description of accommodations options: Click here
After receiving your deposit a welcome letter with follow up information will be sent to your email. For more information, please connect with the team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your workshop will include:
— Indoor or outdoor accommodations (your choice)
— Nourishing yoga practice twice daily
— Delicious and lovingly prepared vegetarian food
— Full access to the extensive and nurturing Feathered Pipe grounds — including the hot tub and sauna.
— Shuttle from Helena airport to the Feathered Pipe Ranch ($65 round trip)
— Optional additional excursion off the Ranch planned for mid-week
— Bodywork & Massage
— Staff gratuities
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Thanks and look forward to seeing you!