Highlights
  • Yoga, meditation, and breathwork daily (4+ hours)

  • Organic vegetarian meals

  • Nature bathing in the mountains

  • Year-in-Review reflection & timelines

  • Track important people & events, notice patterns & create a theme 

  • Intentional resolutions for 2020 - Empower your future using lessons from the past

  • Astrology Workshops

    • Astrology 101 (aka what is it and why should I care?)

    • Saturn & Jupiter in Capricorn - what they mean and how they relate to YOU in 2020

  • Meaningful small group activities & discussions

  • Candlelit ceremony to honor and release the past year

  • 1-on-1 astrology or bodywork sessions 

PAUSE before the new year - reflect on 2019, renew your inner landscape, and empower your resolutions. If you feel stressed out and stretched thin - especially during the holidays - take this opportunity to come back to your center!

 

In the peaceful mountains outside Jamestown, Colorado you’ll be renewed through meditation, yoga, journaling, astrology workshops, time in nature, healthy food, and heartfelt community. Workshops  process the past year through the lens of Saturn & Jupiter's transits, and provide time to review your year to make intentional resolutions. Bring in the new by reflecting on the past!

To all who lead an intentional life, we await you!

 

Schedule

Friday

  • Welcome, Introductions & Group building

  • Settle in, free time, 1-on-1 bodywork, yoga, and astrology sessions 

 

Saturday

  • Morning yoga, meditation

  • Breakfast & 1-on-1 sessions

  • Morning Block: Intro to the Zodiac - movement & fun! Astrology 101, Saturn & Jupiter, explore birth charts

  • Lunch & Free Time/1-on-1 sessions

  • Meditation & breathwork

  • Afternoon Block: Astrology 201, Saturn in Capricorn: reality, responsibility, ambition, eldership. 

  • 2019 Timelines: Review the year's key events, people, and growth; discover themes & trends. 

  • Group timeline sharing

  • Dinner

  • Ceremony to honor and release the past year and welcome the new 

  • Free time & bed

 

Sunday

  • Morning yoga, meditation

  • Breakfast & 1-on-1 sessions

  • Morning Block: Astrology of 2020. Create intentional resolutions for the future.

  • Closing ceremony

  • Depart

  • 1-on-1 private sessions

Venue

The Unifying Meditation Institute

The retreat center is an off-grid, sustainable green building located outside Jamestown, Colorado. Nestled among tall evergreen pines, it’s the perfect setting to soak in the quiet, spacious side of life. There are trails nearby for forest walks.  

 

Accommodations

The center has two buildings, one with bedrooms, kitchen, living room, and observational telescope. The second building is a sacred sanctuary designated for spiritual practice like meditation and yoga. 

 

Rooms

The center can host twelve guests in six shared rooms. All rooms are double occupancy, and some may be triple ocupancy based on the number of guests. There are two 'dormitory wings' on either end of the building with a bathroom on each side.

Food

Retreat Center staff lovingly prepare three meals a day, which we'll enjoy together, family-style. Guests may use the fridge and other amenities in the kitchen.

Included:

  • Friday: Dinner

  • Saturday: BreakfastLunch, Dinner

  • Sunday: Breakfast, Light Lunch

  • Drinks: Coffee, Tea, Golden Milk, Hot Chocolate

 

Diet

  • Organic

  • Vegetarian

  • "Regular"food including meat & fish

  • Dietary Needs On Request: Gluten/Dairy-Free, Vegan, etc. 

Not Included - Guests may bring 

  • Snacks

  • Alcoholic Beverages

Teachers

Eli McCutchen

Eli grew up in the rugged Rockies and learned from many spiritual communities in her home town of Boulder, CO. She's been called to serve the world through bodywork & holistic health since age eight. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2009, and earned a B.S. in Adventure Education in 2014. She has developed and led many transformational outdoor courses and retreats for youth and young adults. She has been an avid student of astrology since 2012 and believes it to be one of the best tools for helping people live their purpose.

Lydia sprouts

Lydia feels the deep mysticism in nature and believes in the magic of our bodies and the world around us. Her yoga classes tune you into your body, to move in harmony with your true nature. As a musician, she weaves live music into her classes with the opportunity for deep meditation. Astrology helps guide her evolution, which is the signature offering of her chart readings. She encourages you to invite your soul home through asana, pranayama and self reflection. All of these paths are tools for bettering our understanding of where we came from, and where we are going.

Bob Tarantino

Bob is the founder and Director of Education at The Unifying Meditation Institute. He's spent most of his life practicing and studying meditation techniques of various beautiful traditions, and is an initiate in lineages hailing from India, China, and Israel. Drawing on his vast experience with these, Bob unified the many into one. With the Sefer Yetzirah (the book of Formation) as his guide, he created the programs and offerings of UMI and has trained nearly 20 teachers. UMI respects all spiritual journeys and belief systems, and seeks to unite in the Cosmic Sea.

Pricing

Lmited to 15 people  ~~~  DEADLINE: Monday December 9, 8:00pm

Pricing reflects the value of a truly unique retreat:

Included

  • 4 hrs astrology workshops, 2 hrs year-in-review timelines

  • 3+ hours of yoga, meditation, breathwork classes

  • 2 nights in the beautiful off-grid retreat center

  • 6 nutritious organic meals made for you with love

  • Print-out & discussion of your unique astro Natal Chart

  • Ceremonies honoring the past, invoking the future

  • Facilitated activities & deep discussions

  • Meaningful connections with like-minded people

  • Free time to relax or hike in the mountains

Additional Options

  • Private Sessions 

    • Eli: Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Astro Natal Chart Readings (60-minutes)

    • Lydia: Personalized Yogic Guidance, Astrology Readings (30- to 40-minutes)

  • Transportation from Boulder or Denver

Retreat

Early Bird  FIRST 5 SIGN-UPS!!                 $325 

Full Price*                                                    $425 

Private Sessions

Eli

  • Massage, Craniosacral                        $65

  • Natal Chart Reading                           $80

      (Includes 3+hrs of research, guidebook,

          resources for further learning)      

Lydia

  • Personal Yoga Guidance                     $40

  • Astrology Reading                               $40

(Readings use natal chart

and upcoming planetary transits)

 

Transportation*

  • From Boulder                                    $50-80

  • From Denver                                     $80-100 

*Exact costs to be determined based on

mileage & number of passengers

*We know retreats can break the bank, so we're excited to offer three ways to make this more affordable for people who are really excited to join us! If you need a little help making this work, contact Eli to set up one of the following:

 

  • Payment Program: Break up the full price by paying in 2- or 3-month installments

  • Work-Trade (2 spots): Join us Friday morning for set-up, or stay late Sunday for clean-up. 

  • Scholarships (2 spots): Up to $80 off as needed 

Logistics

Directions to the venue, packing list, carpooling, and other specific details will come in a confirmation email after registering.

 

Transportation: Guests are responsible for their own transportation. Carpools may be available. Transportation from Boulder or Denver can be arranged at extra cost (see "Pricing" above).

Jamestown is about an hour northwest of Boulder, and about two hours outside of Denver. While the retreat will take place within the retreat center, guests are encouraged to explore the many wonderful things Colorado has to offer before or after the retreat.

yas!!

 
 
 
 
 
 

+1 720-263-7404  -  eli@souljournerhealingarts.com

2825 Marine St. Suite C, Boulder, CO, 80303

Copyright © 2018 Souljourner Healing Arts, LLC

Unifying Meditation Institute

Building 1 (right): Dormitories, Kitchen, living room. Building 2 (left). Yoga, Meditation, workshops.