Slooow Flow and Restorative Yoga: The Journey towards Essence

Slooow Flow and Restorative Yoga: A Restorative Yoga Retreat

Judith Hanson Lasater & Lizzie Lasater
August 5 - 12, 2023
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2495

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


Yoga is both a state of being, and the practices associated with that state. The practices – asana, pranayama, meditation – are visible from the outside. And thus, often attract our attention. But making shapes with our body through asana, for example, is primarily interesting because it helps us to enter a state of being called yoga. Otherwise we’re just doing exercises.

This week together at the magical Feathered Pipe Ranch we will focus on cultivating the state of yoga, both on and off the mat.

Restorative Yoga - Feathered Pipe RanchIn the mornings we’ll practice slooow flow with Lizzie on the “Nature Deck”. This extraordinary covered outdoor space offers views of the “Buddha mountain” stupa, majestic tipis, and the shimmering lake below. Squirrels, magpies, and the occasional deer visit during class. All while the soundtrack of birdsong and the rustling of aspen trees uplift your practice.

Afternoons are with Judith in the yoga room for a dharma talk followed by active poses, then practicing Restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation. Choosing rest and introspection in the company of other like-minded friends is a joy. It is especially a joy in the stunning setting of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, ringed with mountains and studded with thousands of lodge pole pine trees.

Yoga Therapy - Feathered Pipe RanchDaily Schedule:

7am — Coffee and tea
8am — Breakfast
9-11:15am — Slooow Flow with Lizzie on the Nature Deck
12:30pm — Lunch
4-6:15pm — Restorative class with Judith in the yoga room
6:30pm — Dinner
7:30pm — Evening program or free time (Meditation Circle, Q&A, No-Talent Talent Show)

*Wednesday: no afternoon class. Free time for hiking, swimming, napping etc.

Meals at the Ranch are delicious, homemade, mostly organic and locally sourced. Gluten free and dairy free options are abundant. Beyond that, the kitchen does an extraordinary job of customized special diets. You can also book a massage with one of the outstanding body workers, take a hot tub, hike a mountain path, or jump in the lake in the warm afternoons. On our free afternoon, an optional river float trip is available to give you a glimpse of the glories of Montana beyond the Ranch.

AND, it wouldn’t be complete 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.

Learn more about Feathered Pipe Ranch’s COVID-19 safety protocol.




Slooow Flow and Restorative Yoga: The Journey towards Essence“Thank you for the patient and kind help in class. I felt safe and free to ask questions at all times. I’m “hooked” on Restorative Yoga.”

“You all are so warm, loving, caring and welcoming. Thank you for an amazing week in the most beautiful setting possible! I loved every minute and am so grateful!”

“I had a wonderful, joyful, introspective time and I am sure I will be back. I have to bring friend. Much gratitude!”

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 Lizzie and 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 Yoga

Judith 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:


Lizzie Lasater - Restorative Yoga

As a working mom of three-year-old twin boys, Lizzie very much understands the importance sustainable self-care.

Lizzie grew up in California, where she began teaching vinyasa yoga in 2004. She then studied design at Columbia University in New York City where she met her Austrian Architect husband.

She now lives in Salzburg, where she produces and hosts Zoom yoga courses with her Mama, co-founder of Yoga Journal Magazine, Judith Hanson Lasater.

Lizzie also writes a free weekly newsletter, Rest with Lizzie Lasater.



Slooow Flow and Restorative Yoga: A Restorative Yoga Retreat - Feathered Pipe RanchProgram 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: 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:

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, 5 August) 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, 12 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!

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