Finding Your Still Point: Active & Restorative Yoga Practice

Judith Hanson Lasater - Restorative Yoga

Judith Hanson Lasater
July 27 - August 3, 2019
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2190

SOLD OUT! Sign up for wait list for Judith’s program here.


Judith Hanson Lasater, pioneer in Restorative Yoga and beloved friend to the Feathered Pipe Ranch, returns welcoming every level of practitioner, from beginner to teacher, to take part in this very special week of embracing yoga as a practice of who we are, not simply something we “do.”

Feathered Pipe - Judith LasaterJudith believes that our progress in yoga practice is not measured by the fact that we can move further into poses, but rather is understood by how we are able to move further into ourselves, thus finding our “still point” in the midst of practice, regardless of whether that practice is active, restorative, pranayama, or meditation. This workshop will begin each day with a short discussion about practice and the factors that can enhance or reduce our ability to go more deeply into our own wisdom, and then freely celebrate that inherent wisdom.

We’ll devote the first session each day to active poses. The second session of the day will include restorative poses, pranayama and meditation.

Each morning, after you’ve greeted the day’s soft light, savored the early birdsong soundtrack, and finished your delicious breakfast, we’ll enjoy an active yoga practice to challenge your body with compassion and draw your mind inward through curiosity and focus on the postures. Each afternoon, we’ll settle deeply into restorative poses to unwind and decompress. You won’t want to miss these luxurious afternoons of settling into deep relaxation. Each afternoon session will also include pranayama and a dedicated period for meditation.

Judith Hanson Lasater - Yoga TherapyAfternoons between lunch and class are wide open for you to do whatever you choose: hike, read, nap, swim, socialize, or simply BE without doing. Judith strongly encourages the latter! Judith requests that you leave your work at home and fully drop into the experience of this week. Evenings will include one question and answer about teaching and practicing which will be open to all, as well as a presentation by JoAnn Lyons, Judith’s long-time assistant, on her work with students facing great challenges from disabilities.

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! More details here.

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

Here’s a very inspired idea! If one week at the Ranch with Judith is heavenly (it is), two in a row is almost indescribably divine: treat yourself to a Feathered Pipe double-header and join Judith and her talented daughter, Lizzie, for their Restorative Yoga Summer Camp.



Judith Hanson Lasater - Meditation“I’m not exaggerating, I truly love your offering in its entirety and am most grateful for your dedicated vision and service. I feel very blessed to be here and for your beauty manifest everywhere, from your inner nature as well as outer land.”

“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”

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 done 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 eight books on yoga including Yogabody: 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 is the author of eight books on yoga which will be available at the Ranch store during the workshop.

Learn more about Judith:


Feathered Pipe - Judith Yoga



Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2190

SOLD OUT! Sign up for wait list for Judith’s program here.



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.

Additional lodging upgrade pricing: Click here

Full description of accommodations options: Click here

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

Shuttle service: Airport shuttle service to and from the Ranch on arrival and departure days is an additional $65. Shuttle service on days other than arrival/departure is $100.

Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive at the Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 27 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, 3 August). There are no classes or sessions on departure day. We request that our guests depart their lodging by 9am on departure day to give our staff sufficient time to prepare for incoming guests.

Off-campus lodging: Off-campus lodging during our retreat programs is discouraged, as we have experienced over the years that it affects group cohesion and continuity. Off-campus discount is $15 per 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!