The Yoga of Devotion: Tuning the Chord of the Heart

Bhakti Yoga - Susannah Freedman

Susannah Freedman
September 17 - 23, 2022
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1650

*A $500 deposit is required to hold your space.

For more information or questions about this retreat, please contact Susannah at or call (805)698-7910.


Join Susannah Freedman (MA, E-RYT 500) for 6 nights and 7 days of Yoga asana, philosophy and chanting as well as the beautiful grounds of Feathered Pipe Ranch. This retreat is rooted in Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), which reminds us that the true nature of the Universe is Love, and that this Love is not something we have to earn, but rather is already blessing us from inside our own hearts.

The Yoga of Devotion: Tuning the Chord of the Heart - Chanting RetreatEach morning we will meet for meditation, pranayama, chanting and Yoga asana, and in the afternoons there will be a combination of workshops – some physical, some philosophical – that will help illumine what keeps us from fully living from hridaya, the spiritual heart center.

In the evenings, we will close our day with one of the most potent forms of Bhakti Yoga: kirtan, during which we come together to chant the many names of the Beloved. During the evening sessions, Susannah will also be telling stories of the deities (specifically Krishna) as well as answering any deeper questions that come up over the course of the retreat.

If certain practices in Yoga help us to “polish the mirror of the soul,” then Bhakti Yoga surely shows us how to polish the mirror of the heart.

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The Yoga of Devotion - Susannah Freedman“Susannah will challenge you, but is always compassionate and approachable. Beyond being my teacher, she has been a spiritual guide for me, which has changed how I carry myself in this world.  I would recommend Susannah as a teacher to anyone.”

~ Scott Tamblin, Nurse Practitioner

“I have been taught and coached by many people throughout my life as an athlete, and have had a handful of teachers as an aspiring yogini, and Susannah is one of the only people I continue to desire to sit with and learn from.”

~ Tianna Madison, 3x Olympic Gold Medalist

“I’ve had the true pleasure of working with Susannah in multiple ways: with her as my yoga teacher, a workshop facilitator, retreat leader, and coach. She has a unique ability to unite groups of diverse people and to create a safe space for learning, connection, and growth—as individuals and as a collective. She is fiercely loving and a true master of her craft. The way in which she intimately knows herself allows for others to do the same in her presence. I gravitated toward Susannah because she’s the realest, most grounded spiritual leader I know. Her humor and direct communication style really resonate, she “gets it”— the challenges of being a human of the world and also a spiritual being. I became a forever student because of her expertise on topics like yoga and astrology, her commitment to her practices and her capacity for other peoples’ humanity. I’ve gained invaluable tools from my work with her, which allow me to be a better coach, leader, teammate, and human. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with and learn about themselves and the world through Susannah will be forever enriched. I HIGHLY recommend sharing time and space with her.”

~ Whitney Cole, Co-Founder WorkWell


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 Susannah at the 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.



Susannah Freedman - Bhakti Yoga

Susannah teaches a rigorous style of Bhakti Vinyasa yoga, which includes beautiful chants, fluid sequencing, and nuggets of Yoga Philosophy that are both profound and accessible. She’s become somewhat notorious for her dry sense of humor, and her playlists are always add to the dynamics of the class rather than distract from the moment. Susannah’s sincerest goal is to offer a space in which people can find refuge inside their own bodies, and she firmly believes that as a global community we need to find a way to understand the concept that, as her teacher Stephanie Snyder says, “we are different but not separate.”

In 2010 Susannah completed her first Yoga Teacher Training, and in 2014 she received her Masters in Philosophy and Religion.

Susannah currently leads Yoga Teacher Trainings, retreats and workshops around the world, and also has a practice for private, public, and corporate coaching that helps groups and individuals live with and from a sense of purpose and joy.

Learn more about Susannah:



The Yoga of Devotion: Tuning the Chord of the Heart - Feathered Pipe RanchProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1650

*A $500 deposit is required to hold your space.




Registration deposit required: A $500 deposit is required to hold your space in our retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch. Full payment is due eight weeks before the start of the program.

Tuition fee includes: Basic shared occupancy in Main Lodge, plus meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.

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After receiving your non-refundable deposit a welcome letter with follow up information will be sent to your email. For more information or questions about this retreat, please contact Susannah at or call (805)698-7910.

The Yoga of Devotion: Tuning the Chord of the Heart - Bhakti YogaThe 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 at the Ranch no later than 3pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 17 September) of your retreat so you can join us for a welcoming ceremony and light practice before dinner at 6:30pm and our group evening orientation following dinner. Please arrange to leave the Ranch in the morning or early afternoon of departure day (Friday, 23 September). Final day room checkout is at 9am. 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 or questions about this retreat, please contact Susannah at or call (805)698-7910.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!