Embodied Communication: What Yoga Practice Teaches Us About Our Body, Breath & Mind

Embodied Communication: What Yoga Practice Teaches Us About Our Body, Breath & Mind - Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater
July 30 - August 6, 2022
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2495

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


“I began teaching at the Ranch in the summer of 1975, and I have never grown tired of the energy and love to be found at this very special place. Join me to reconnect to your practice, and to get to know and enjoy the other students who come to “the Pipe” for yoga, community, and fun.”

~ Judith Hanson Lasater


The practice of yoga is actually a re-learning of how to listen to our body in asana, a remembering of how to relish the subtle movement of our breath in pranayama, and a commitment to listen to the silence behind our thoughts during meditation. Then this deep communication with ourselves becomes embodied in our very cells, and spontaneously we feel more at ease, more settled, and more at peace.

Judith Hanson Lasater - Feathered Pipe RanchDuring this week-long retreat we will have a morning Active Practice of asana and a Quiet Practice of Restorative yoga, pranayama, and meditation in the afternoon. Morning classes will begin with a short talk and discussion to set our intention for the day’s practice.

The Feathered Pipe Ranch is a perfect setting for this week of refuge. Stunning views, clean mountain spring water to drink, and delicious meals prepared for us by people who love serving fresh and organic food to help us feel at home and cared for everyday. Everyone on the staff is eager to make our stay as wonderful as we hoped it would be.

It wouldn’t be Judith’s workshop without Friday night’s signature talent show and follies – so remember to bring an instrument, a poem to read, a joke, or a dance to share. We 100 percent guarantee that all acts will be enthusiastically applauded.

AND, for those interested in exploring a little more deeply the Big Sky vibe, a gentle, guided rafting trip down the Missouri River will be offered on Wednesday afternoon-evening. An email will be sent out to all registrants for Judith’s program with details and additional nominal cost. So don’t forget you swimsuit and license to laugh!

*27 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program credit hours are available for this retreat.

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Judith Hanson Lasater - Yoga Therapy“Thank you for creating a space where nature is cared for and humans can reconnect to their humanity.”

“Thank you. I will never forget my days and nights in paradise.”

“Balm for my heart and soul”

“My experience at Feathered Pipe has always been like coming to a sanctuary where I’m able to reconnect with myself. Also, Judith Lasater is an extraordinary and incomparable teacher.”

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 retreat with Judith 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.




Judith Hanson Lasater - Restorative YogaJudith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D, PT, taught at the very first workshop ever held at Feathered Pipe Ranch in 1975. “The Pipe” has become a touchstone for her, her family, her friends and her students. She brings broad and deep experience across many disciplines and in a multitude of settings. She holds a doctorate in East West Psychology, is a physical therapist, and began her yoga teaching career in 1971. She is co-founder of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and of Yoga Journal. Her teachings have been shared in nearly every state in the United States and on six continents.

Her strong academic credibility and extensive experience teaching – she has taught yoga in almost every state of the US, and on six continents – make her a sought-after voice of wisdom and experience. Judith served as a consultant on three National Health Institute studies on various aspects of yoga and has accepted scores of invitations to speak at international conferences on yoga.

Judith received a Senior Teaching Certificate from BKS Iyengar in 1983. She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers’ Association authored eleven books on yoga including Teaching Yoga with Intention: The Essential Guide to Skillful Hands-on Assists and Verbal Communication, Yoga Myths: What You Need to Learn and Unlearn for a Safe and Healthy Yoga PracticeYogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana and Asana and What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication. She was featured in 2010 by Natural Health magazine as one of five people who have most influenced natural health in the United States during the previous 40 years. Judith’s books on yoga which will be available at the Ranch store during the workshop.

Learn more about Judith: judithhansonlasater.com




Embodied Communication: What Yoga Practice Teaches Us About Our Body, Breath & MindProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2495

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Feathered Pipe and you each 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: Basic shared occupancy in Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo OR single occupancy Tipi/Regular Tent, 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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Judith Hanson Lasater - Feathered Pipe RanchThe retreat will include:

7-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 Feathered Pipe Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 30 July) of your retreat so you can join us for a tour of the grounds 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 (Saturday, 6 August). Checkout is at 9am, and guests are welcome to stay at The Ranch until their flight leaves that day.

Interested, but still need more information? Visit our FAQ page, drop us a message including your contact details here, or give us a ring at (406) 442-8196.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!