Imagine yourself horseback, your group riding quietly through a magnificent valley toward a looming vista. The rich smell of grass, leather, and wildflowers surround you as you feel the warm sun on your neck and shoulders. It pierces the cloudless, baby blue sky.
In the distance, coyotes tease the dogs who accompany you, their sole job to protect horse and rider. You’ve never been this close to a coyote before, but then, before yesterday, you’d never seen a moose or buffalo, either.
The warm breeze and the horse’s steady gait lull you into an altered state. You notice your breath is slow and full. You can’t remember the last time you felt this relaxed, this present. You feel easy in the saddle, alert but grounded, one with your horse, as he carefully picks his way up the rocky trail to the overlook.
You can’t believe your eyes. Beneath you, across the horizon for as far as you can see, is the stunning beauty of Yellowstone National park.
The retreat takes place at the iconic B Bar Ranch, a working cattle ranch and retreat center which hosts a few lucky guests each year. Nestled in the Tom Miner Basin, the B Bar’s stunning landscape, shaped by glaciers and volcanoes, boasts a legacy of mountains, rivers and lakes.
The B Bar is the perfect spot to drop in and drop down. At home you often feel stressed and anxious, exhausted by the pressure you put on yourself to do it all. You worry about your never ending to-do list, your parents care, your latest work project, your relationships, and your expanding midriff. You chronically feel wired and tired.
On the ranch, our goal is the opposite: to do less. Learning how to pause, receive, and allow yourself to be nurtured is a lesson best taught by nature.
Immersed in her grandeur, you’ll learn how to feel more deeply, respond to life in the moment and accept your imperfections to trade that Superwoman cape for grounded authenticity. And that’s a superpower you just can’t fake.
The activities, fellowship and group teachings on this retreat combine to create a magical and soulful alchemy- a respite from the nose, distraction and stress of everyday life, and a bridge to deep renewal.
You’ll journey inward to a place you might recognize but haven’t had the chance to visit lately: that still quiet place of inner knowing. You have everything you need and you are everything you need to be.
Going on retreat is a way to invest in your value and self-care. It’s a necessary and healing way to honor your value and self-worth.
Because we are revealed not only through our accomplishments and daring adventures, but also by the butterfly lilting above the wildflower, and the sweet smell grass in the morning.
This is a heart-centered retreat, meaning we focus on aligning our hearts desires with our daily choices.
We may think our thoughts alone define our lives, but science now supports what we may have known intuitively: the heart leads the brain and not the other way around. Our hearts impact every facet of our physical, emotional, and spiritual life.
Once you begin paying attention to your heart your world changes- love, compassion and calm become your preferred state.
Heart-centered practices help us drop our defenses and hype-vigilance to experience life with more joy and presence. The heart-centric techniques you learn on this retreat will transform the way you connect to your self and to the people in it. Because they are simple, they are also powerful tools that you’ll return to in the months and years following your retreat.
Investing in yourself is powerful. Investing in your self in the presence of other women on the same path is transformational.
Studies show that friendships between women have a greater influence on our physical and psychological well-being than family relationships. Our shared experiences and challenges, help us provide support, encouragement, and compassion for one another.
When we listen, support, hug, and encourage one another we release higher levels of oxytocin. Sometimes referred to as the “love” hormone, oxytocin is a neurotransmitter produced in our brain that helps reduce stress and anxiety, boost immunity, and restore, calm, clarity and confidence.
Ask any woman who has ever attended one of our Retreats and they will all tell you they were not only transformed by the content of the retreat but the other women there as well.
Daily adventures include morning meditation, mindful movement, and hiking some of the most beautiful terrain on Earth. Your hikes will challenge you physically but feed you spiritually.
This picture was taken in the B Bar’s back yard.
Saddle up and explore the wild flowers, wild life and impressive landscape of the Tom Minor Basin. Our gentlemen cowboy guides are not only handsome, but caring, knowledgeable and playful enough to put even the most skittish rider at ease. Climb on and ride on for an experience you’ll remember fall of your life.
The B Bar Ranch is the natural habitat for Grizzly bears. You may even spy a momma bear and cubs in the distance. Each evening, the road to the ranch fills with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of a bears or a moose. As a guest of the ranch, you’ll have the best view of all!
The ranch has a spacious modern yurt for morning Pilates and mediation. We’ll begin each day with breathing exercises to ground us in awareness, align our mind and body with Pilates-based movement and de-stress with guided meditation themed around our daily focus.
The yurt is also where we host group study meetings, break out circles, and (optional) private instruction sessions.
A short walk away from the lodge and cabins, this space is also open for your private meditation and movement practice.
You’ll be getting plenty of exercise and adventure, but we’ve also scheduled in plenty of downtime for you to relax and unwind on this retreat.
Wake up early to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise; greet the day with a steaming mug of fresh-ground, organic coffee.
Wander out to the big lodge porch and plant yourself in rocking chair for a long, lazy rad. Or cozy up in front of the lodge’s stone fireplace with your journal for some soul filling reflection.
Take time to observe the wild life. Look around you. Allow the healing power of nature to move you.
You are witness to one of the most pristine and sacred valleys on Earth.
Nature is our spiritual teacher, always willing to share her wisdom and grace. On this retreat, we’ll learn grounding techniques to turn down noise and distractions and become more present to her power in the moment.
Once accessed, this communion can be practiced daily to increase your awareness, gratitude, resilience and courage.
Rediscover her presence in every wild flower, rainbow, tree and sunset. Learn to connect with nature and develop a spiritual relationship that will nurture and sustain you for years.
Eating clean, wholesome foods is a struggle for many women due to the pace and demands of work and home. The stress of shopping and preparing meals often robs us of the very pleasure we seek from eating.
At the ranch, the B Bar Chef does all the cooking, cleaning and planning so you can relax and be nurtured with farm to table meals each day.
We’ll be discussing the role nutrition plays in our hormone balance, how it affects our weight, energy, focus and sex drive. Hormones are directly affected by stress and the quality of our foods. Learn how to eat and manage your stress to feel leaner, stronger and more centered. Vegetarian and Vegan menu options available upon request.
Imagine sitting beneath the full moon, the smell of the campfire and hot chocolate wafting up your nose. You’re dressed warm for the cooler night temperatures, the fire keeping you warm and toasty.
The moon is full and you enjoy the company of your new friends around the dinner table, eating a delicious dinner under the stars. You laugh, share stories and marvel at the discoveries this retreat has brought to you.
After dinner, we gather in circle to support one another as we burn the slips of paper where we’ve written what we want to let go of. We expand into a more vibrant and joyful future of our creation.
We release, we let go, and we never forget this circle, these words, these women, this moment.
The ranch has six roomy A frame cabins. each with two king sized beds, one located on the main floor and the other upstairs in the loft. There’s a shared bathroom, sitting area and private private.
The cabins are a minute’s walk from the lodge and sit amongst an aspen grove, facing the pond with Sheep Mountain providing a stunning backdrop.
All rooms are a short stroll away from an open air hot-tub, where you’ll enjoy unparalleled celestial viewing.
There are 5 semi-private cabins.
** If you have a group of close girlfriends and want to share a cabin, we can split the cabin into 4 twin sized beds- 2 downstairs and 2 in the loft.
The cabins will go fast so if you have a group that is committed, grab your cabin fast.
With its log furniture, large dining room, warm great room, stone fireplace and sunny southern-facing deck, the lodge is where we meet for meals and fellowship.
The lodge also has three private rooms available. One of these can accommodate two people in separate beds by request.
Explore and you’ll find cozy nook where percussion instruments, games, puzzles, and a small library reside. Dive into one of the numerous novels by Montana authors provided for you during your stay, or wander out onto the spacious grand view porch with views up Paradise Valley and of Emigrant Peak to enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
Total Guest Accommodations:
LODGE: (2) private rooms and (1) semi-private room (up to two people)
CABINS: 5 semi-private cabins (up to 4 people)
Please be aware of our cancellation policy: Full refunds for trip are available until April 1, 2022. Between April 2 and June 15th you will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after June 16, 2022 as we have reserved the entire B Bar Ranch for our group and they need commitment.
If for some reason, the B Bar cancels our trip, you will be refunded in full. For all other concerns, we highly suggest you purchase travel insurance. Here are two reputable and affordable options.: World Nomads and Insure My Trip.
All participants are required to present proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours of retreat. No exceptions.
If you have any questions about the cancelation policy or trip insurance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org