Hot Springs Retreat Weekend
Feel the cool autumn breeze on your skin. Inhale the fresh mountain air. Listen to the wind in the trees as you soak in solar-heated hot springs.
Fill your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual cups with The Five Baskets of Practice – movement, breath, meditation, meals, and massage.
Set against a backdrop of sensational beauty, this weekend will leave your basket overflowing with vitality, abundance, and a sense of wellbeing as we head into the season of giving.
MINDFULNESS: Qigong + Meditation
ACTIVITIES: Hot Springs + Movie Night + Intro Shiatsu Class
FOOD: Seasonal + Local + Organic
LODGING: Chipeta Solar Springs Resort
Check in begins at 4pm, so arrive early to settle in and explore the beautiful grounds of the Chipeta Solar Springs Resort. Orientation with the group begins at 5:30pm.
Enjoy a gentle movement and meditation practice to awaken your body and connect your mind and spirit. The rest of the day will be yours to spend as you like! Journal, lounge by the hot springs, visit nearby Orvis Hot Springs, book a private Shiatsu session with Jess or Dave. We’ll meet for an amazing meal prepared by our private chef at 6pm. Afterwards, we’ll watch a movie that will bring you hope about the future of our food supply and the planet, Kiss the Ground.
Enjoy your final morning qigong/meditation on this short but sweet wellness retreat weekend. Early afternoon brings an optional Intro to Shiatsu class so you can learn some basic bodywork techniques to keep your loved ones happy with the benefits of touch. We’ll have our Closing Circle that afternoon. You are welcome to head home after that or stay to elongate your wellness weekend for one more night…the benefits of which will nourish you for months to come.
*Itinerary subject to change.
All meals during the weekend will be your responsibility, except for our very special group meal on Saturday night.
This nourishing dinner will be lovingly prepared by Chef Kelly Sheridan, whose passion for local, seasonal, organic fare began when she was completing a one-year biodynamic agriculture training. She studied Eastern nutrition as a part of her Masters in Acupuncture.
Kelly is excited to be joining our fall 2021 Chipeta Solar Springs Resort Retreat and to share some local, seasonal, artistically inspired fare with you.
Clear broth & Golden beet and citrus salad
Sous Vide Salmon with Lemon Buerre Blanc
Cauliflower Steak served over Braised French Lentils (vegan)
Green Beans Almandine & Wild Mushroom Risotto
Cranberry Turnover with fresh whipped cream
Coconut ice cream with cranberry compote (vegan)
Sparkling Rosemary Pear Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
(not included in cost of retreat)
Your home for the weekend is in the heart of the Southern Colorado San Juan Mountains. Chipeta Solar Springs Resort & Spa provides the perfect Rocky Mountain getaway destination that is central to countless seasonal outdoor activities, music festivals, skiing, relaxing romantic or family getaways and more.
Chipeta Resort features 33 unique and classically appointed guest rooms, deluxe suites, spa suites and luxury studios. Guest rooms feature a queen or king bed and Southwestern tiled bathrooms with tubs. Many rooms feature a gas fireplace, granite wet bar with refrigerator and private deck with hot tub. Spa suites and luxury studios include full kitchens. WIFI and Satellite HD TV are always complimentary.
Reminder, lodging is not included in the price of the retreat, but, as a member of our group, you’ll receive 30% off of your accommodations. Booking Code: FBP2021
Visit their website to select and reserve your room.
Dave Goetz, CMT is the owner of The Wellness Lifestyle LLC, Co-Director of HeartMind Bodywork in Boulder, Colorado and currently teaches qigong and maintains a personal and professional development coaching and bodywork practice. In 1990, Dave began studying shiatsu at Ohashiatsu® Chicago under the directorship of Matthew Swiegart, COI. He discovered a life-long passion for Eastern thought when he read the Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda at the age of 19. Dave attended Indiana University where he studied Eastern Philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism, and Environmental Studies, graduating in 1980 with a B.A. in Economics. He has been a daily practitioner of meditation using the techniques of Self-Knowledge as taught by Prem Rawat since 1979.
Recently profiled in Inc. Magazine as a leader in the health/wellness industry in Boulder, CO, Jessica has been studying and working with the human mind, body, and spirit for almost twenty years. Her studies of both Western and Eastern philosophies, religious traditions, and Chinese medical theory give her many lenses through which to help others bring into focus the big picture of their lives. The practical studies of massage, shiatsu, yoga, and qigong were the natural branches of her intellectual pursuits and she has been sharing all of this knowledge through teaching for almost ten years. Integral Travel gives her the opportunity to bring it all together in the context of travel. She believes that removing yourself from your day-to-day environment opens the mind and heart to new things and combining inner exploration with outer exploration anywhere in the world will actually bring you home…to yourself, to heal your heart, and to cultivate optimal health and happiness to create positive changes in the world around you.
Kelly’s passion for local, seasonal, organic fare began when she was completing a one-year biodynamic agriculture training. She studied Eastern nutrition as a part of her Masters in Acupuncture.
Kelly believes how we eat is largely responsible for our health or our dis-ease in life. Nutrition has a large emphasis in Kelly’s work as a functional medicine practitioner, educator, and personal chef for clients who have health challenges and who have specific dietary needs.
Through research and experimentation, Kelly has become a bit of a “restrictive diet magician;” she believes that no matter what food should be colorful, delicious, nutrition-packed, and satisfying. Kelly is the co-founder of the Meta Reset, an online nutrition program that is designed to help with weight loss and metabolism by removing inflammatory foods from the diet. Aside from weight loss, much of the inspiration behind the Meta Reset is to provide everyday people with the tools they need to make healthy food choices and prepare tasty, balanced meals at home.