Dance Mania for the Soul: OULA Weekend

Jamie Anesi & Kathryn Gustin
September 9 - 10, 2017
Feathered Pipe Ranch


Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $175

See below for full details and options


Join Oula-Helena for a weekend to getaway and immerse yourself in dance, community and the beauty of this nationally acclaimed Montana gem. Both OULA® and OULA®.One Classes will be offered several times during the weekend. Every person, every human, everyone wants and has a deep desire to feel and be connected. It is in connection we are seen, heard, felt, loved. The place of connection is where trust is built and freedom is allowed. It is here in the individual that creativity, confidence and growth expand.

OULA® is connection, with self and others. OULA® is community. OULA® is a high-energy, easy to learn, calorie burning, crazy-fun dance workout to top-40 hits that draws inspiration from ballet, modern, yoga and strength training. Classes are one epic hour of sweat, joy, and total inspiration!

OULA®.One is a heart-based, musically-inspired yoga dance fusion class. This 55-minute session is done barefoot on the mat, with no jumping or impact, making it accessible to nearly all. Completely choreographed to beautiful music, you will journey through spinal warming and activation, balancing and strengthening, core work, stretching and relaxation. Through breath and heart opening movements and music, you will feel the stress and stuck emotion leave your body, as you become grounded in your sense of self and oneness. Connecting movement and breath, dance and yoga, OULA®.One nourishes your body, mind and soul.


Saturday, Sept 9th:

Arrive between 1:30 and 2:30pm to get checked in, settle in and explore the ranch
3:00 – 4:00PM   Oula class
4:20 – 5:10PM   Oula.One class
5:15 – 6:30   Free Time
6:30PM   Dinner
8:00PM   Lodge Hang/Dance Party/Bonfire

Sunday, Sept 10th:

7:30 – 8:30AM   Oula.One class
8:30AM   Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30AM   Oula class
12:00PM   Lunch
12:30 – 1:30PM   Free Time
1:302:30   OULA Class
2:30pm   Weekend closing circle
3:00PM   Departure

* All activities listed in the schedule are optional. You are welcome to hike, sauna, hot tub, or get a massage, massage, at any time during your stay. We look forward to a great weekend of dance, relaxing and time together!

About Jamie Anesi:


Jamie Anesi, the co-owner of the Dancing Lotus Center, received her MA in Transpersonal Counseling with a Concentration in Grief, Loss and Trauma from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jamie has worked as an outpatient therapist at community mental health centers in Bozeman and Helena for over five years and has been in private practice as a LCPC for 10 years. Jamie rediscovered her love of dance while in Santa Fe and has been teaching dance and movement therapy for over 10 years. Prior to getting her master’s degree, Jamie taught Creative Writing, English and Film to at-risk kids. Jamie is currently in private practice at DLC and teaches OULA Classes and Movement Therapy. Jamie says, “I have always been a dreamer, a dancer, a poet. My journey has been about remembering the symbolic language of old, the language of the psyche, the spirit, the soul.”


About Kathryn Gustin:

Kathryn-bio_200pxKathryn, the co-owner of the Dancing Lotus Center, was born and raised in Helena, Montana. After graduating, she spent time in Washington and Oregon, but eventually moved back to her hometown, Helena. Kathryn discovered the Dancing Lotus Center shortly after returning to Helena, where she took her first Nia class. It was a breath of fresh air in the fitness world. Having grown up with dance, primarily classical ballet and jazz, she knew it was something that needed to be in her life on a regular basis and that she needed to share it with others. Kathryn completed her Nia white belt in 2010, and her OULA training in 2011. She has also completed her Nia Green Belt (October 2011) and Nia Blue Belt (April 2013). She teaches both Nia and OULA classes weekly. Kathryn says, “I love to move! Dance is a total mind-body-spirit conditioning, which keeps us whole and in the present.”



Pricing & Registration

Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $175

Includes basic lodging, 3 meals, all classes and full use of the ranch. For double rooms with private bath, please add $30. Single space limited, please inquire.

Full description of accommodations options: Click here

For registration: Click here, or if you have any questions please contact Jamie Anesi (406) 465-6845 or Kathryn Gustin (406) 459-2113.


Remember to Bring:

Warm Clothes
Indoor dance Shoes
All outdoor shoes are not allowed in lodge
Tips for Staff ($5-10)
BYOB – You are WELCOME to bring and keep in dining room refrigerator

*Please let us know of any dietary needs/issues so the kitchen can make good food for you.

**Please plan to arrive at the ranch before 6pm on the first day of your retreat, and in morning or early afternoon of the final day.

For more information about the Feathered Pipe Ranch, visit our FAQ page.

We look forward to a great weekend of dance, relaxing and time together!


Web Design - Anne Jablonski     Website Development - onewebtag media     Website Photography - Zane Williams