Touched: A Hands on Assisting Training in Power Vinyasa Yoga

A Power Vinyasa Yoga Training In Hands-On Assistance - Elizabeth DeAngelis & Julianna Curtis

Elizabeth DeAngelis & Julianna Curtis
June 3 - 9, 2023
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2000

*For more information/questions about this retreat, please email Elizabeth at


“Elizabeth has a knack and gift for seeing the whole person and what’s possible for each individual. She brings ease, learning, inspiration to her classes and embodies a skillfulness of giving hands-on assists that lets the person experience whole new depths of freedom, ease and power on the mat and in life.”

~ Baron Baptiste


Connection is an essential element in the practice of yoga. Connection brings people closer to one another and closer to one’s self. Establishing connection between the student and the teacher, the student and the practice is one of the primary jobs of the instructor. This connection is facilitated through assisting and since assisting is a multi-faceted art, there is almost always more connection to be discovered, both by the teacher and the student.

This retreat will bring students and teachers together to learn and expand upon the unspoken language of assisting. By bringing the student and the teacher together for this one-of-a-kind retreat, Power Vinyasa Yoga’s Elizabeth DeAngelis and Julianna Curtis invite you to an in-depth exploration of what is happening in the space of the practice and what is available to cultivate, to nurture, to strengthen, to build and to release.

Through daily asana, pose workshops, thought provoking inquiry and exploration of the gorgeous Feathered Pipe Ranch we will uncover the richness available for any practice through:

Verbal assists
Triage style alignment assists
Demonstrative assists
Uplevel posture assists
Vinyasa Yoga Retreat Energetic assists
History and context assists
Spiritual assists
And savasana assists

Our daily asana practices will be Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. It’s classically rooted, simple, and infinitely adaptable. It’s totally ok if you’re new to vinyasa practice, really! We’ll be happy to meet you right where you are….. and you’ll be amazed at how energized you feel.

Daily Schedule:

5:45-6:15am — Early coffee and a nibble
6:15-8:15am — Morning practice, stronger
8:30-9:30am — Breakfast
9:30am-12:15pm — Training
12:30- 2pm — Lunch
2-4:30pm — Training
4:45- 6:15pm — Evening practice, lower key
6-7:30pm — Dinner
7:30-9pm — Training, light

We will teach from the perspective of both the student and the teacher so that all participants can better understand the intention behind this beautiful art form and how to both offer and receive. No prior teaching or assisting experience is required. We welcome interested students and teachers both new and experienced.

This retreat will leave you feeling touched and connected on an emotional level with a deepened practice and a renewed spirit.

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Feathered Pipe Ranch“You are the teacher who brought me into my body in a way I never could have arrived by myself. One simple verbal assist completely changed the pose for the better. There was space, freedom, empowerment. I felt seen and actually held which allowed me to be in charge. Simple direct kind and sometimes funny, you made all the difference.”

“There is much  I could say about Elizabeth as a yoga instructor and the physical (and spiritual) assists she has provided enabling me to do more on my mat and be more in my life than I’d thought possible.  However, as a teacher for four decades and as a teacher of teachers for almost as long, that’s where I see her greatest gifts.  Her intuitive sense of individuals’ needs enhance her instruction and particularly her assists.”

“Elizabeth is unique in her depth of knowledge of the practice…history and teachings of yoga, mechanics of asanas, and skills to teach all levels from novices to future teachers.  She is able to hold the bar high while helping me to see and experience the possibilities in the moment.”

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 at 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.



Elizabeth DeAngelis

Elizabeth Huntsman DeAngelis has over 20 years teaching Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga and hands on assisting. She is certified YA E-RYT 500 and Baptiste 1200hr and owner of Cape Ann Power Yoga in Gloucester, Massachusetts . She has trained and worked with Baron Baptiste for over two decades, both in the original Boston studios and on the world renowned Teacher Trainings. Elizabeth has completed the Baptiste Institute’s Level 1, 2, 3, and FIT to Lead trainings.

Elizabeth received a B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, an education which brings depth to her understanding of yoga philosophy.  Elizabeth has also been riding horses her whole life, spending the last twenty four years coaching and competing show jumpers. This intensive study of sports fitness, sports psychology, and active biomechanics has provided a solid foundation for her commitment to classical yogic traditions.  Honest work, at a level appropriate to each student, brings physical, emotional, and spiritual fitness and flexibility.

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Juianna Curtis

Julianna Curtis is certified YA 200 and has been teaching and leading yoga workshops experiences for over 10 years. She is the founder and CEO of The Energy Barre — an independently owned, female founded fitness and yoga studio with four boutique locations North of Boston, and a state of the art app that allows you to take their services with you, anywhere you go.

Julianna started teaching group fitness in 2010. What was once her early morning and late night hustle has become her life’s work. She believes the practice of movement is both a physical and spiritual connection with the self, and by encouraging them to move together, she aims to help you strengthen that connection.

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Feathered Pipe - Vinyasa Yoga RetreatProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $2000




Tuition fee includes: All daily classes/sessions, meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds. Accommodation fees are listed below.

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After registration, follow up information will be sent to your email. For more information or questions about this retreat, please contact email Elizabeth at

The retreat will include:

 6-nights indoor or outdoor accommodations (upgraded accommodations require an additional fee)
All daily power vinyasa yoga 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, 3 June) 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, 9 June). 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 email Elizabeth at

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!

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