Reclaim Your Body’s Wisdom: A Yoga and Writing Exploration Retreat

Reclaim Your Body's Wisdom: A Yoga and Writing Exploration Retreat

De West & Cynthia Morris
August 19 - 25, 2023
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2195

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Feathered Pipe and you both save $100!


Experience the transformative power of yoga and writing in Reclaim Your Body’s Wisdom, a unique course that invites you to explore the innate wisdom of your body.

Through yoga practices, reflective writing exercises, and moments of stillness, we’ll delve below the surface and tune into our senses to discover our true knowing.

Many of us have complex relationships with our bodies, and this retreat is an opportunity to cultivate a new, more harmonious connection with ourselves. Whether navigating a major life change or simply seeking to honor your body as it is, Reclaim Your Body’s Wisdom will guide you toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself.

A Yoga and Writing Exploration Retreat - De West & Cynthia MorrisIn this retreat, we’ll combine yoga, writing, and creativity to access insights that have been hidden from us for years. With plenty of integration time and a relaxed pace, you can stabilize your understanding and solidify the insights you’ll take home. As a community, we’ll share laughter and lightness throughout, and you’ll have the chance to let your body flow at our dance party!

Join us on this transformative journey towards self-discovery and embrace the wisdom of your body.

By the end of the course, you’ll leave with:

a new language for communicating with your body
a deep awareness of how your senses guide your truth, and
a recognition of yourself on a more authentic level.

Escape the busyness of daily life and reconnect with yourself in the serene Montana Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by the scent of pine trees and refreshing breezes, you’ll savor the delicious organic food the ranch offers and enjoy plenty of solo time.

Meals at the Ranch are delicious, homemade, mostly organic, and locally sourced. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are abundant. Beyond that, the kitchen is skilled with customizing special diets. You can also book a massage with one of the outstanding bodyworkers, relax in the hot tub or sauna, hike a mountain path, or jump in the lake in the warm afternoons. Take a hike through the forest, or simply relax in a hammock as you access a new sacredness of being in your perfectly imperfect body.

Optional evening activities include a meditation circle, fun writing games, Q&A, dance party, evening hikes (weather dependent), restorative yoga, bonfire connection, and stargazing! Some nights will be free as well.

Daily Schedule:

Self-discovery retreat - Trauma healing7 am-7:45 am — Nature Deck Meditation with De and/or Cynthia
8 am — Breakfast
9-11:15 am — Reclaim Your Body’s Wisdom Practices with De & Cynthia on Nature Deck or in Yoga Room
12:30 pm — Lunch
1:30-4 pm — Free Time: hiking, massage, bodywork, standup paddleboarding, swimming, journaling/writing or a luxurious nap
4-6:00 pm — Afternoon practice with De & Cynthia in the yoga room
6:30 pm — Dinner
7:30 pm — 8:45 pm Evening program or free time (schedule will be given on 1st day of retreat)

*Wednesday: no afternoon class. At this point in the retreat, we like to provide time to reflect and integrate. Use this opportunity to listen to your body’s wisdom about how to spend this time.

This retreat is the reset you’ve been craving. You’ll leave feeling wiser, refreshed, and ready for whatever life invites you to do next. All bodies and genders are welcome, and no prior writing or yoga experience is necessary. Bring a friend along, and you’ll both save $100.

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Somatic Healing Therapy - Trauma Informed Yoga“De West is a gifted healer who has added years to my quality of life. She has a unique gift to teach her clients how to listen to and befriend their bodies. She has helped me develop more strength and flexibility and heal areas of pain or immobility by gently building and expanding my ability to use yoga therapeutically. But her practice is much more than a yoga class—it is about restoring health to mind and body. Whether you have an injury, stress, loss of mobility or just want more well-being, she is the healer to whom to turn. De is the ‘body whisperer.'”

“I just want to say thank you, Cynthia. I had very high expectations for Capture the Paris Wow. Your creativity retreat exceeded them by far! I can honestly say that this has changed my life permanently. I needed this so much more than I even realized.”


RETREAT TIP! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by spending some time exploring the great West’s National Park treasures either before or after your time with De West and Cynthia Morris at the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Glacier National Park is a glorious and scenic 3.5-hour drive north and west of Feathered Pipe, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hour drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.



De West - Yoga Therapy RetreatDe West is a well-loved leader in the Boulder yoga community with 32 years of teaching combining yoga therapy with functional movement principles. De’s unique movement practice allows people of all ages and abilities to experience a positive, relaxed, and transforming experience in both body and mind.

De is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Yoga Therapists Association and a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She is also a Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist and SATYA teacher (Sensory Awareness Training For Yoga Attunement with Tias Little). Her work focuses on nervous system regulation to create more peace and freedom in the body and mind.

De has studied with the world’s most influential yoga teachers, including Erich Schiffman, Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor, Rodney Yee, and Tias Little. De teaches in Colorado, Montana, an annual retreat in Mexico, and online.

Learn more about De:


Cynthia Morris - Creative Writing RetreatCynthia Morris is a certified coach, author, and artist who attributes much of her joy, success, and dance moves to her 27-year yoga practice. Since 1999, Cynthia has guided groups and individuals to know and trust their true nature. Her mission is to help people build their creative confidence on their own terms, in their own way.

She leads retreats in gorgeous places like Paris, Vermont, and Montana, as well as online courses. Her signature courses include Paris Sketchbook, Capture the Wow, Drawing as Meditation, and Write Your Travel Stories. She’s been a teacher at Camp GLP, World Domination Summit, and ICON9, the conference for illustrators.

Cynthia has published eight books, including a Paris historical novel. She’s a watercolor artist and has sold many bodies of artwork and created several illustrated card decks. She lives in Denver with her husband Steve, where she’s either going to the library, to yoga, or tending her garden.

Learn more about Cynthia:



Feathered Pipe Ranch - Self-discovery RetreatProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2195

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Feathered Pipe and you both save $100!




Registration deposit required: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure online registration. Full payment is due eight weeks before the start of the program.

Tuition fee includes: Triple Occupancy Main Lodge, Shared Yurt/Deluxe Wall Tent/Sai Condo, or Single Tipi/Tent, plus meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds. Upgraded accommodation are available.

Additional lodging upgrade pricing: Click here

Full description of accommodations options: Click here

The retreat will include:

 6-nights indoor or outdoor accommodations (upgraded accommodations require an additional fee)
 All daily classes and group sessions, suitable for all
Delicious and lovingly prepared international cuisine
 Shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day
Full access to the extensive Feathered Pipe grounds (including the hot tub and sauna)

Not included:

 Bodywork & Massage
Montana Accommodation Tax $25
 Staff gratuities

Shuttle service: Shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day is complimentary (free) for all registered guests. Please note that if you are needing pick-up or drop-off on any other day, that there will be a $35 one-way charge.

Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive between Noon and 4:00 pm on the arrival day (Sat, August 19) so you can join us for a welcoming ceremony and light practice before dinner at 6:30 pm and our group evening orientation following dinner. Please arrange to leave the Ranch in the morning or early afternoon of departure day (Fri, August 25). Final day room checkout is at 9:00am. Guests are welcome to stay at the Ranch until their flight leaves that day.

For more information about the Feathered Pipe Ranch in general, visit our FAQ page.

For more information/questions about this retreat, please contact De at or Cynthia at

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!

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