Cultivate Energy and Resilience: An Iyengar Yoga Retreat

Cultivate Energy and Resilience: An Iyengar Yoga Retreat - Marla Apt

Marla Apt
June 15 - 21, 2024
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2595

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


Yoga is often described as a path of self-realization or gaining wisdom of our true nature. According to yoga’s philosophy, the multifaceted self, housed in the body, is comprised of the same underlying qualities that pervades nature. In the week of yoga practice and rejuvenation, we will use asana and pranayama to somatically experience our inherent qualities and channel our energy for health and well-being.

.Cultivate Energy And Resilience: An Iyengar Yoga Retreat - yoga therapyExtended morning and afternoon yoga practices will build throughout our week together. The sequencing and schedule will allow for both challenge and restoration. The mixed-level teaching and progressive approach will allow for you to practice at your level. Join senior-level Iyengar Yoga instructor and founder of Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics, Marla Apt for a combination of explorative practice and the settling into our unique nature that occurs effortlessly surrounded by the pristine nature of the Feathered Pipe Ranch.

Daily Schedule:

7am — Breakfast
9am-12pm — Asana practice
12:30pm — Lunch/free time
4:00pm-6pm — Pranayama & yoga philosophy discussion
6:30pm — Dinner/free time
7:45pm — Evening hikes, bonfires & free time to enjoy just being

* Wednesday afternoon optional excursion to Tizer Botanic Gardens & Arboretum

Between daily classes with Marla, plenty of leisure time remains for you to savor the afterglow of your practice in an unspoiled Rocky Mountain setting that features soft mountain breezes, a sparkling lake, the healing scent of pines, and star-studded night skies. And lovingly prepared vegetarian cuisine throughout the week will nourish your body — and thrills your taste buds!

*Please note: This retreat is open to all skill levels with the expectation that participants have baseline understanding of yoga postures and desire to learn and explore more deeply.

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



Cultivate Energy and Resilience: An Iyengar Yoga Retreat - yoga practice“My experience at the ranch excelled expectations and prepared me for a wonderful experience with yoga in the years to come. I feel a new sense of inspiration and commitment to my practice and study. Marla helped me to understand that yoga is not a destination, rather than a journey.  

“When I registered for the retreat I had expectations of learning and personal development. I had no idea that the results would be so profound. Marla’s teaching style is amazing; so clear, precise, challenging and inspiring. I feel very fortunate to have been taught by Marla.”


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 Marla Apt 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.



Marla Apt - Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics

A Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience, Marla Apt started studying with BKS Iyengar, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar in India almost 30 years ago and has since returned regularly to continue her studies.

She is a founding board member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics, which aims to further knowledge of and accessibility to yoga’s therapeutic aspects. She designed and assisted research studies regarding yoga as a treatment for depression, anxiety and IBS.

Marla Apt was highlighted by Yoga Journal Magazine as one of twenty-one young yoga teachers helping to “shape the future of yoga and has written columns and articles for several international yoga magazines and journals including Yoga Journal and Yoga International. She has served the community in various roles within the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States including convention chairperson, President, certification committee member, ethical guidelines committee chair, and the member of the continuing education for teachers committee.

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Cultivate Energy And Resilience: An Iyengar Yoga Retreat - Feathered Pipe RanchProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2595

*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 vegetarian 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:

Optional excursion to Tizer Botanic Gardens & Arboretum
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, 15 June) 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 (Friday, 21 June). 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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