BE FREE: A Wellness Retreat Devoted to Expansion & Essence of Being

BE FREE: A Retreat Devoted to Expansion and the Essence of Being

Sonia Azad
August 27 - September 3, 2022
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1995

*A $500 deposit is required to hold your space.

For more information or questions about this retreat, please contact Sonia at


What does freedom mean to you? And in what part(s) of your life do you require or desire refuge from feeling constrained? Whether you’re seeking freedom in the physical body or mind, you’re invited to Sonia Azad’s “BE FREE” wellness retreat at Feathered Pipe. This 7-day journey will be dedicated to your personal expansion and spiritual growth.

In our day-to-day lives, we tend to get caught in the rat race of tasks and the minutiae of happenings around us– near and far. As a result, time becomes slippery. Our minds are cluttered, our bodies become stiff and our breath gets stuck. This retreat will allow you time and space to zoom out on the lens of life, to examine the bigger picture of your existence, and to reorient yourself with your atma (true essence).

Feathered Pipe Ranch - A Wellness Retreat Devoted to Expansion & Essence of BeingSet to the backdrop of Big Sky’s Mountain paradise, Feathered Pipe Ranch, you will have an opportunity to practice daily meditation and movement with Sonia, to roam in nature on land and on water, and to take pleasure in feeling your freedom. Whether you are driven by deep curiosity to explore the area around you through hiking or canoeing — or prefer quiet inner work using daily journal prompts, Sonia’s retreat will provide an atmosphere where you can be guided by your own voice.

With room to blossom, you will come away from this experience with simple tools for self awareness that you can use in your everyday life.

Collectively, our purpose will aim to: 

Transcend the ordinary mind;
Reach higher levels of consciousness through subtle awareness;
Liberate our souls from the root cause of suffering;
Realize our true bliss.

This is where the path to true freedom begins. And, once we start paying attention to freedom, we start seeing it everywhere!

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




Sonia Azad - A Wellness Retreat Devoted to Expansion & Essence of Being“Sonia teaches with a perfect balance in strength of spirit and body. Her unpretentious guidance in our individual yoga journey allows for a safe and deep practice. She believes in the power of a healthy mind and body and helps me to keep focused on my yoga path.”

“I’ve been on 3 retreats with Sonia and each one has made a special impact. She’s a thoughtful teacher who makes sure all levels feel welcomed and accomplished. The classes are a wonderful mix of mindfulness lessons, meditation and yoga. And the cultural activities on each trip are incredible. Her retreats are the perfect mix of fun, community, culture and self-reflection. No matter if you are a beginner or professional yogi, you’ll take something new away from every one of her retreats.”

“Sonia’s gentle nature has allowed me to stay grateful, let go of judgment, adopt trust (as a measure of discernment), and always be thankful. I can guarantee each attendee will leave Sonia’s retreat better for the long-haul with a way of caring for others and our planet through yoga, mindfulness, journaling and meditation. Sonia puts the reset, reflect and renew into retreat.”

“I am very picky about my yoga teachers and Sonia more than measures up to my criteria of knowledgeable, experienced, confident teachers, who lead creative and fun classes. I have been on numerous yoga retreats prior to this one, but my memories from this retreat stand out and will last a lifetime.”


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 with Sonia 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.



A Wellness Retreat Devoted to Expansion & Essence of Being - Sonia Azad

Sonia is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher credentialed by Yoga Alliance. She holds a separate 200-hour certification as a registered meditation teacher as well. She has practiced various disciplines of yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. Her introduction came in the form of Kundalini yoga during her time in the dance department at The University of Texas at Austin. Since then, Sonia has experienced the practices of yoga and meditation around the world–from Nicaragua, to France, India, Mexico and The Netherlands.

Sonia’s passion is guiding beginners through their discovery of movement. A trained dancer and long-distance runner, Sonia’s gentle, alignment-based Vinyasa classes are the perfect cross-training grounds for athletes who may just be stepping into yoga classes for the first time. Whether Sonia is teaching yin, restorative, or yoga for athletes, her classes are designed not to further aggravate the body, but instead to foster grounds for healing and opening — in the body and the mind.

Sonia was trained in 23 lineages of meditation, and is honored to share such a transformational practice. As a guide, Sonia makes meditation relevant, soulful and practical for modern day living. She believes that through consistent practice, students can translate the gifts discovered on the mat and meditation cushion into living with more presence, patience, gratitude and courage off the mat.

Sonia has dedicated much of her life to health and wellness communications and practices. In addition to her offerings as a yoga and meditation teacher, Sonia is an Emmy award winning television journalist. Her coverage is focused on wide-ranging health topics–including fitness, nutrition, medical advancements, research and innovation as well as public health and infectious disease.

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A Wellness Retreat Devoted to Expansion & Essence of Being - Yoga & MeditationProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $1995

*A $500 deposit is required to hold your space.




Registration deposit required: A $500 deposit is required to hold your space in our retreat at Feathered Pipe Ranch. Full payment is due eight weeks before the start of the program.

Tuition fee includes: Basic shared occupancy in Main Lodge, Yurt, Sai Condo OR single occupancy Tipi/Regular Tent, plus meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.

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Full description of accommodations options: Click here

After receiving your non-refundable deposit a welcome letter with follow up information will be sent to your email. For more information and/or questions, please contact Sonia at

Retreat Devoted to Expansion and the Essence of Being - Montana RetreatThe 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 Ranch no later than 3pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 27 August) 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 (Saturday, 3 September). 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 contact Sonia at

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!