Cultivating Balance: A Yin and Yang Retreat

Shannon Stephens & Alexis Persico
June 23 - 30, 2018
Feathered Pipe Ranch


Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1795

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Ranch and you each receive $100 off tuition price!

Join Shannon Stephens and Alexis Persico of Routed Connection for a retreat that will help create new levels of balance and flow in your life. We start with the understanding that the interplay between Yin and Yang pairings (light and dark; day and night; quiet and loud; hard and soft) underlies all creation, and is critical to our health and well-being. We all suffer physical, mental, and emotional pain when the habits and patterns of our lives lead to an imbalance between the active (Yang) and quiet, introspective (Yin) sides of our natures.

This retreat will offer opportunities and techniques to restore the balance that nourishes us, by going inward and by cultivating our connection with  our true nature. Each morning, Alexis will lead you through slow-flow vinyasa classes that build strength and heat, and offer the chance to ground and connect with your body.  Evening Yin-based classes with Shannon will help you turn inward and nurture a calm, quiet center. Yin poses are held passively for time, leaving space for rest and renewal. The hours between classes will offer opportunities to explore and restore, practicing the art of observation, connecting with the mountains, water, and trees, and deepening our capacity to be fully present.

We’ll walk Feathered Pipe’s network of trails, canoe on the beautiful lake, and lounge barefoot together in the grass. We’ll appreciate each other’s company, and find solitude for reflection. We’ll gather for delicious meals, savor star gazing, and reflect and unwind together around the evening campfire. Expect to connect on a deeper level to yourself and to others, and leave with a new understanding of how to maintain balance and ease in your life.



“Routed Connection and the Yogis of Feathered Pipe, How do I begin to thank all of you for your presence and gift of connection? You provided space for growth and we expanded. You brought us to a beautiful space, and our eyes opened wide.

The land is healing and the majestic mountains remind us even in our smallness we are safe and more powerful than we can know. The people of Feathered Pipe make radical rainbows, heal with sound and touch, nourish our bodies with delicious food, and tell stories of purpose, miracles and Divine Spirit.”    ~ Aimee Andrews

Summer Vacation Tip! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by exploring the great West’s national park treasures either before or after your Feathered Pipe experience with Shannon and Alexis. Glacier National Park is a scenic 3.5 hour drive north and west of the Ranch, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hours drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.


About Shannon Stephens:

A Yoga Medicine teacher, Shannon has received training in Yin yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Thai yoga bodywork, myofascial release, and meditation. She is a full time yoga teacher and a contributing author for Yoga Journal. Shannon believes that through yoga we become keenly aware of our bodies, minds, and emotions; that by tuning in we learn how to heal, nourish, and know ourselves from the inside out. She teaches both group and private classes and is based in Oklahoma City.


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About Alexis Persico:

Alexis is an integrative nutrition health coach and seasoned yoga educator who is based out of Oklahoma City. From Vinyasa Flow to restorative yoga and meditation, Alexis offers a range of styles. No matter the style, the practice and the poses are built from the ground up. You will connect your breath with movements in tailored sequences, and always do so with guided intention.  Alexis sees time on the mat as an opportunity for students to explore their interpretation of their practice, and connect back to body and self.


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Pricing & Registration


Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1795

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.

Feathered Pipe Community Discount: Invite a friend(s) new to the Ranch and you each receive $100 off tuition price!

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*A $500 deposit is required to secure online registration/payment.

**Airport shuttle service on the day of arrival/departure is an additional $65. Non-arrival/departure shuttle service is $100

***Please plan to arrive at the ranch before 6pm on the first day of your retreat, and to depart in the morning or early afternoon of the final day.

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Thanks and look forward to seeing you!


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