Slower is Stronger: The Slow Yoga Revolution

Feathered Pipe - J Brown Yoga

J. Brown
August 17 - 24, 2019
Feathered Pipe Ranch


Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1795

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

Today’s mainstream yoga scene can sometimes feel overly aggressive: ambitious, fast-paced and adrenaline-fueled. Slow Yoga offers an alternative. Yoga teacher, writer, and well-known host of “Yoga Talks” podcast, J. Brown invites you to join him in the pristine, mountain-ringed sanctuary of the Feathered Pipe Ranch to explore and create a more intimate, breath-centered, therapeutic yoga practice that can be adapted to each participant’s needs. At once both a revolution and a return to yoga’s roots, J’s approach makes the body strong and flexible even as you cultivate a more peaceful and deliberate practice.

We sometimes find that as our yoga practice progresses over time and the initial buzz wears off, we are left with the empty feeling of our practice not being enough. We struggle and fight against this quieter, less adrenaline-fueled state, constantly striving to change things and find new ways to spice things up. We often push ourselves to do more and more in an attempt to revive and maintain that initial feeling. Slow Yoga instead encourages us to slow down, breathe and cultivate an appreciation for the subtlety and nuance of each moment.

Slow Yoga takes the emphasis off of accomplishment and puts it more on experience. In doing so, it creates space for true inquiry. Are you doing yoga practice because you want to sweat? Are you doing yoga practice because you want to be stronger and more flexible? Are you doing yoga practice because you have pain and want relief? Or are you doing yoga practice because you just want to learn how to be well? Slow yoga will help you discover your true goals–which may surprise you–and pursue them.

J Brown Yoga - Feathered PipeMorning and afternoon sessions with J. will blend discussion, lecture, asana, breathwork, and meditation. No struggling. No straining. No striving. Just strong, calm, even, measured work. You will be invited to explore a set of forms and ideas designed to help you develop your own authentic and highly personalized yoga practice. No previous experience or level of physical ability is required. Participants will learn to shape their experience to meet their individual needs, including chronic or acute conditions.

The spacious, serene Ranch environment enhances and complements class time. You’ll enjoy home-cooked, nourishing meals, and quiet time for forest or mountain walks, reading, relaxing in the hot tub, or just floating or canoeing peacefully on the lake. Treat yourself to a session with one of the amazing Feathered Pipe Ranch body-workers. Gather round an evening bonfire for quiet contemplation or friendly conversation. Sleep in a rustic but cozy room, or gaze up at the stars from a yurt, tipi or tent.

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



“J Brown will change your attitude, your relationship to yoga. If you tend to consider the practice of yoga to be “too advanced” given where you are “now”, J will help dispense with that notion immediately. If you’ve practiced a considerable amount of yoga— maybe many styles— J will provide insight as to how to make sense of seemingly wildly varying approaches. And, if you have been attending yoga classes for any length of time but can’t seem to develop any kind of home practice, J will make that accessible to you after just one week. J’s guidance, set within the magical backdrop of Feathered Pipe Ranch, ensures a life-changing experience.”

~ 2018 Feathered Pipe retreat attendee

“That diligence around breath and its ongoing emphasis is what struck me as the most distinguishing factor of his Gentle is the New Advanced style of practice… a gateway. For me, it swiftly removed the striving and gave license to savor the more subtle aspects of the poses – poses which I have greeted in the same fashion for nearly two decades.”

~ Susan Currie, Managing Editor at Boston Yoga & Associate Editor at LA YOGA Magazine

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 J. Brown 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.



jbrown-hr_200pxJ. Brown (E-RYT 500) is a yoga teacher, writer, well-known host of “Yoga Talks” podcast. A teacher for more than 20 years, he is known for his pragmatic approach to teaching personal, breath-centered therapeutic yoga practice adapted to individual needs, including chronic or acute conditions. He is at the forefront of a quiet yoga revolution, based in healing, that seeks to change the dialogue and direction  of yoga practice in the west. His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. His podcast is internationally renowned for raising the level of conversation.


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Feathered Pipe - Slow YogaPRICING & REGISTRATION:

Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1795

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.

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

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Registration deposit required: A $500 deposit is required to secure online registration/payment.

Shuttle Service: Airport shuttle service on the day of arrival/departure is an additional $65. Non-arrival/departure shuttle service is $100

Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive at the Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 17 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, 24 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.

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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