(View as you hike up the Chautauqua Park trail)

I am SO excited for this!! I chose this venue because they have indoor and outdoor meeting areas, there are multiple charming fully restored lodging options, it is close to a major airport, they offer farm-to-table dining, direct access to 40 miles of hiking trails literally right outside the door, thousands of acres of open space, and it is a quick Uber to Pearl Street in Boulder. It is going to be fantastic!

Tentative Retreat Schedule


Thurs May 15-Sun May 18, 2025

Arrive Thurs afternoon
Thursday dinner 6pm

Friday and Saturday:
Breakfast 7am
Meditation / Breathing exercise 8am
Movement practice- qigong/tai chi 8:30-9:15
Class / Discussion 9:30-11am
Lunch 11am
Free time 11:30-3pm (hiking and / or nap time)
Movement practice – yoga 3-3:45pm
Class / Discussion 3:45-5pm
Dinner 5:30pm

Sunday:
Breakfast 7am
Meditation / Breathing exercise 8am
Movement practice (combo qigong / yoga) 8:30-9:30
Class / Discussion 9:45-11:45
Closing Brunch 11:45

Class topics include:

  • Intro to the basics of Tai Chi / Qi Gong
  • Background and instruction for breathing and meditation practice
  • Our relationship with Nature.
  • The basics of East Asian Medicine theory.
  • How to strengthen your body, especially your core, from the inside out.
  • The ways in which the weather can impact your health.
  • Emotions and where they live in the body.
  • Food and flavors – how to eat seasonally for your unique body.
  • Importance of movement practices and the role exercise plays in your overall health.
  • Breathing – how to improve vitality (and lung capacity) through the breath
  • What happens when we sleep and how to fall asleep faster.
  • Flowing with the seasons – with exercise, food, and overall lifestyle.

Costs are all-inclusive (lodging, food / beverage, and classes) except for airfare / transport to and from airport. It is approx $80 each way to Uber from DEN airport to Chautauqua.

Lodging options:

Columbine Lodge (1 rooms remaining): Studios (hotel style room) – equipped with a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. Average 300 square feet. ($1930 total)

2-Bedroom / 1 bath Cottages (2 remaining): Cottages are stand-alone and include a screened-in porch. Average 620 square feet. ($1840 total per person)

Missions House Lodge (3 rooms remaining): Features a spectacular great room with a stone gas fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, eight guest rooms, all with private baths, downstairs powder room and large screened-in front porch. ($2195 total per person)

$750 non-refundable deposit w sign-up. Balance must be paid in full by March 1, 2025

If you have questions, and / or to reserve your spot at this retreat, please send an email to jana@apexacu.com.