Wild Feminine Retreat
Women carry a lot. We need space in our lives to be amongst other women, without any of the worries of the day-to-day. Time to connect to the land, the elements & our ancestral knowledge, tend to our hearts and womb space, and simply enjoy nourishing sensory experiences amongst other rad & supportive women.
At the Feathered Pipe Ranch, Helena, Montana
May 29 – June 1, 2024
You deserve this
Mindful Movement in Nature
Relax with evening yoga, wake up with morning meditations, find mindful movement while hiking, practice yoga nidra (the yoga of burden free rest), ground with slow flow yummy vinyasa yoga. Feel energized yet relaxed during your entire stay at this magical place in the world.
Time for Yourself
Our schedule is padded to create downtime for you. Walk the peace gardens and labryinth, canoe or paddle on the pond, enjoy your new rituals, book an on site massage, take some hammock time, nap, journal, breathe, unwind. Let us feed, nourish and take care of you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
We’ll be sprinkling in lots of new tools for creating ritual, embodying the feminine, and anchoring into your body & life. We’ll enjoy the power of fire ceremony to let go and create space, time to connect to other women, and new tools for embracing your wild feminine side while connecting to the elements around us and within us.
Ranked #1 Mindful Yoga Destination worldwide by Yoga Journal
What to Expect
Wednesday, May 29 – Saturday, June 1
Join us at the renowned Feathered Pipe Ranch outside of Helena, Montana for an immersive yoga & wild feminine experience under the Big Sky…
For an investment in your well being that allows you to connect to the elements and nourish your wild feminine. She wants to receive – good food, healthy conversation, rest, balanced movement, play, rituals, massage, alone time buffered by the peaceful quiet of nature. This retreat is designed to do just that.
Imagine delicious, healthy, locally sourced food. Waking up to guided meditations with the sun rising in the forest. Afternoon yoga followed by a canoe around the pond & a sauna. Time for massage or extra hikes. Long, leisure slow flow and restorative yoga classes on the nature deck. A nourished & deeply relaxed nervous system. Time for you to do you and be your most connected, free and open self.
The Feathered Pipe is a yoga tradition, a sanctuary for retreats nestled in the mountains of Montana. We’ll have access to a gorgeous indoor yoga shala as well as a breathtaking nature deck to use for our yoga needs.
Everything will be done on-site, so there is no need to get back in a car once you’ve arrived (if you’re flying in, the ranch can arrange an in-town pick-up for you).
Our schedule is weather-flexible, we’ll switch things up as needed to take advantage of the best weather.
Meet your retreat guides
Jess wants women everywhere to feel celebrated, held, nourished, and content. In her 14 years of teaching yoga, she has learned how to create a calming yet energizing class that takes into account the needs of each individual. Her background is in retreats and they are her favorite way to unplug, go deep, make powerful new friendships, release, refresh, and leave feeling like a new woman. She is a birth doula, advanced prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Women’s Health Specialist, Akashic records reader, mother, and Montana lover!
Deneen is a yoga and mindfulness teacher in Bozeman, Montana for the better part of a decade. Her experience is in guided meditations, kids yoga, stand up paddle board yoga, and restorative yoga. Her specialties include making everyone in her class feel playful and relaxed! Her calm, grounding spirit is an unbeatable asset for an event like this, journeying back to yourself.
Jen is a New York City based intuitive artist, yoga teacher, and full spectrum birth & death doula, among many other multi-facets. She is passionate about creating ritual spaces that invite a connection to the innate magic and power within us all. Jen’s practices tap into creative freedom through voice, movement, and art. Her affinity to the continuum of birth and death evokes a depth to her offerings, inviting you to contemplate your relationship to your spirit, your ancestors, and the wild forces of nature.
Let’s get wild!
Full Retreat Itinerary
Wednesday, May 29
12 pm Arrival Begins
12-1 pm Lunch (all meals at the dining hall)
*optional depending on arrival
1-3 pm Free Time & Last Arrival
3:30-5 pm Welcome Ceremony & Breath Practice – arrive and ground
5:30-6:30 Dinner at the Dining Hall
7-8 pm Restorative Yoga
Thursday, May 30
7:30-8 am Morning Meditation
9:30-11:30am Hike & Primal Roar – move & release
12-1 pm Lunch
2-4 pm Somatic Yin Yoga – rejuvenate the nervous system
7-7:30 pm Yoga Nidra
Friday, May 31
7:30-8 am Morning Meditation
10-11:30 am Playful Yoga Flow – connect to your inner child
12-1 pm Lunch
2-4 pm Wild Feminine Activity – own your space & feel like a goddess
5 pm Wine & Apps
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner
7 pm Fire Ceremony – let it go, call it in
Saturday, June 1
7:30 am Morning Meditation
9 am Must be out of room
10-11:30 Closing Ceremony and Prayer Flag Forest – integrate and move forward
12 pm Departure
*There will be meditation, yoga practice, and group activity each day. All activities are of course optional, if you feel the need to rest or enjoy some solo time instead, do what feels best for YOU!*
I loved absolutely everything
Time to do our own thing
I loved that we had down time to just do our own thing. There was never a rush or any pressure. I loved the release ceremony, that was really great and gave us an opportunity to be vulnerable. The hike was fun, adventurous, and not too strenuous! Yelling, not once but three times was so freeing and doing this all together as a group is a really a wonderful memory I have!
Amazingly refereshing & rejuvenating
It was incredible. Everyone was so nice and helpful! Our room was clean and kept getting cleaned daily. Transportation was provided to and from the airport which was great! I loved the homemade granola bars!! Amazing leaders, women, facilities and surroundings. I would love to go again. The time we had felt amazingly refreshing and rejuvenating.
The Feathered Pipe Ranch Accommodation
Nestled in the pulsing heart of the northern Rocky Mountains is a place unlike any other – Feathered Pipe Ranch.
Feathered Pipe yoga retreats and yoga travel experiences are guided by some of the world’s foremost teachers and wisdom holders in one of the most extraordinary, nature-drenched, alpine settings on the planet. Located just outside of Helena, Montana and surrounded by millions of acres of forest and mountains, our retreat offerings encompass the entire spectrum of health, wellness and yoga, including restorative and therapeutic yoga, mindfulness and meditation, Ayurveda and other holistic healing arts.
Since 1975, our intimate learning sanctuary, located just a stone’s throw from the Continental Divide, has been the ideal setting for celebrated teachers in the fields of health, wellness, meditation and yoga to inspire ordinary people to awaken their extraordinary potential.
Born out of the life-sustaining traditions of India and Native America, the Feathered Pipe Foundation continues to welcome and support today’s generation of spiritual seekers and teachers here at North America’s oldest non-guru-based retreat center.
Breathe, wander, laugh and lounge. Savor the gift of releasing everything you don’t need. Arrive in the uncommon space of grace that is the Feathered Pipe.
- 4 days of mindful activities
- 1 personalized goodie bag
- 9 meals, snacks, app and wine night
- 3 nights of room and board
(Accommodations are shared, with an option to upgrade to a private accommodation by reaching out to the ranch)
Sign ups open October 18, 2023
Registrations will now be handled through the Feathered Pipe Ranch. You can sign up, request accomodations, and receive travel support directly through them.
What are the accommodations like?
Feathered Pipe Ranch lodging options offer the finest in rustic comfort. Indoor and outdoor choices include a variety of private or shared accommodations ranging from western-style chalet rooms and cabins to glamping favorites – deluxe wall tents, tipis and yurts nestled in the heart of the Montana Rocky Mountains. To help you select the accommodation that best suits you, see more here and feel free to look at a ranch map here to get a better idea of the layout of various lodging choices.
How do I book a massage?
Feathered Pipe Ranch bodywork and massage specialists are internationally recognized and have rightfully earned their place as some of the most compassionate and skilled healers practicing today. Our practitioners offer a broad range of modalities that support our guests as they to dive into deep states of relaxation, stress relief, personal discovery and healing to enrich their overall Feathered Pipe experience. Our bodywork staff will greet and introduce themselves at orientation, right after dinner on arrival night. You may sign up for appointments then.
How do I get there?
The ranch will meet flights at the Helena Regional Airport as part of their complementary shuttle service. If you prefer to arrive early and stay in Helena, the ranch will contact you at your hotel to arrange your pick-up. Their online FAQ page has some suggestions for Helena hotels as well as directions for arriving by car.
How do I sign up with a friend?
The more the merrier! We love when friends come together and enjoy some adventure and r&r time together. Once you sign up, let the ranch know you’re traveling with a friend and would like to share accommodations. This could be shared yurt at no additional cost, a shared lakeside room, or of course your own accomodations. Reach out asap, as the private accommodations can fill up fast.
How wild are we going to get?
As wild as you want! But don’t let it intimidate you. The idea is to connect with our inner rewilding, while being in the wilderness. It’s a chance to drop expectations, learn how to connect with the elements, learn new witchy rituals, and loosen up!
Tell me about the food (and are dietary preferences accommodated?)
The Feathered Pipe Kitchen is renowned for its creative and wholesome international cuisine. High on the list for why guests return year after year, their kitchen creates feasts for the eyes as well as the body that remind us all of what is essential in life – good food, good practice, and good community. They excel at accommodating for dietary preferences and needs. Snacks will also be provided throughout.
Is wine a part of the retreat?
We enjoy a wine and app night on the last night of our retreat, it is magical! We will also have yummy non-alcoholic beverages to share on that night. The ranch will not otherwise be providing alcholic beverages, but you are certainly welcome to bring something of your own to sip on, if that is your preference.
Do I need yoga experience?
While our teachers are very skilled at making this practice accessible to all, we do encourage you to have some familiarity with a yoga practice beforehand. Even just a couple of classes before you go is a great place to start. Please reach out firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to chat more about this!
How strenuous is the hike?
It is a gorgeous Montana hike, without being too strenuous! We take it at a relaxed pace (especially for those coming from sea level) and there is no rush! You can always opt out, or if you want more, there are various other incredible hikes at the ranch that you can do at your own leisure.
What do I need to bring?
You will receive a packing list beforehand, ensuring you have all you need for a successful stay at the ranch. Definitely bring a swimsuit for the hot tub or sauna, a journal, many layers, cozy clothes, and a goddess (something you feel really good in) outfit. We will make sure you are well prepared!