In this retreat, we will connect to true compassion through our own healing process. By tapping into our own fears and vulnerabilities, we connect to the parts of ourselves that need healing. The healing energy we develop through our own process can then be extended out into the world through meditation, prayer and action. By taking care of our own body, mind and spirit, we become able to focus our energies on other parts of the world and other people that need healing in the same ways.

We are always connected no matter how separate we think we are from the world and each other. When we are well and healthy, we treat ourselves and the world better.


Mount Princeton Hot Springs 
15870 Co Rd 162, Nathrop, CO 81236
(719) 395-2447

Located in Nathrop, Colorado between the towns of Buena Vista and Salida, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort is an ideal spot for a yoga retreat and getaway to the beautiful Arkansas River Valley to immerse yourself in nature. In addition to the planned retreat activities, enjoy the hot springs, spa services, juice bar and other outdoor activities throughout your stay!



Cheryl Deer, Lead Teacher

Cheryl Deer, ERYT 500, Forrest Yoga Guardian, has taught yoga since 1996.  Cheryl’s classes and workshops are joyful and motivating, designed to leave you awakened and inspired.  Expect to receive gentle yet powerful adjustments, connect to your core and engage in your practice in a way that brings greater presence, healing and transformation.

Cheryl’s teaching is deeply rooted in the Forrest Yoga philosophy; an approach designed to address the stresses and challenges of our daily lives and support our journey toward physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Cher Aslor, Assistant

Cher's classes are seeped in the Forrest Yoga, Pilates, and Vinyasa traditions, focused on movement that feels good, challenging and safe. Her Forrest Yoga foundations bring intelligent core work and holding poses for many breaths, which is a tool to awaken the senses and access the emotional body. A big part of her teaching is hands on adjustments and she feels lucky to have deepened her skills through training and assisting both Ana Forrest and Cheryl Deer.


Shelly Losasso, Assistant

Shelly’s classes allow her students to access a profound depth of experience in their breath, physical and emotional body. The intelligent sequence of Forrest Yoga allows her to build classes that bring about a greater presence of mind. Expect a very open but disciplined practice that allows you a safe space to move, ask questions and find joy in this magical practice. 

Shelly brings a very deep love for hands on adjustments and concise cuing. She attributes her deep passion for Forrest Yoga to studying under the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, Ana Forrest, her mentor and Forrest Yoga Guardian Kiki Lovelace and the ongoing guidance and support of Cheryl Deer.

Rachael Rose | Licensed Acupuncturist

Rachael holds a Masters degree in Chinese Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. Since January 2004 Full Circle Wellness and  Rachael Rose, M.S.,LAc have been proud to offer experienced, complementary family health care to the Northwest Denver Community. Rachael’s undergraduate degree in Psychology benefits her treatments of a wide range of stress related ailments such as insomnia, muscle tension, headaches, anxiety, depression and panic disorder. Her other specialty is treating back, neck and shoulder pain due to sports injury or trauma, acute or chronic.

Fresh food crafted by Michael Cleveland
Viewing the kitchen as both a culinary and spiritual haven, Chef Michael Cleveland draws freely from a global palate of flavors to create nutrient-rich meals using fresh, local, whole foods. He believes that quality food is an essential ingredient to good living.  

Michael leads a healthy lifestyle incorporating yoga practice and nutritious cuisine. He enjoys the opportunity to prepare fresh, nutritious meals to assist his individual clients, friends and family in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. His goal is to assist people in making healthier choices and to make them aware that eating for health doesn't mean sacrificing flavor or variety.

The menu for this years retreat will be focused on a Vegetarian options.  Organic brown rice will be available for those who wish to have it—but generally the menu will be grain-minimal / and potentially grain-free.  The menu will also be as organic as possible and crafted with special attention paid to potential allergens.  The food will be prepared with Ayurvedic principles, as freshly as possible and with mindful attention to preserving the vital energy.


Kelly Shroads, Retreat Coordinator
Kelly is a seasoned yoga practitioner, photographer, online entrepreneur and wellness advocate. She contributes to the retreat in many ways including retreat and staff coordination, website, marketing & photography. She has a growing love for the power of essential oils and crystals as supportive elements of natural healing and contributes these gifts of nature to the retreat as well. Kelly has been a student of Cheryl’s and has supported her business since 2010, when she was an integral part of the Root Yoga Center management.


Friday May 5th
12:00pm - You can come to Mt. Princeton and use the pools, if you let the front desk know you will be a guest and are checking in that day
3:00 pm - 5:00pm - Check in & open time
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Opening ceremony & evening/therapeutic yoga practice
7:30 pm - Dinner
Evening Soak after dinner - pools close at 11pm

Saturday May 6th
7:00 - Smoothies, light breakfast options, coffee
8:00 - 10:30 am - Ceremony & Yoga
10:45 am - 12:00pm - Brunch
11:30 - 3:00 - Acupuncture -15 spots available
12:00 - 3:00 - Open time/Soak/Acupuncture
3:00 - 4:30 - Reverence Hike & Healing Ceremony
5:00 - 7:00 - Yoga
7:30 - Dinner
Evening Soak after dinner - pools close at 11pm

Sunday May 7th
7:00 am - Smoothies, light breakfast options, coffee
8:00 - 10:00 am - Yoga & Closing Ceremony
10:15 am -11:30 pm - Brunch
12:00 am - Checkout time
Free to use the facilities all day

Photos from PREVIOUS RetreatS

What the retreat Includes:

  • 4 yoga immersions
    1 Friday, 2 Saturday & 1 Sunday including Ceremony
  • Group Hike with Healing Ceremony on Saturday
  • 4 full healthy & delicious meals + Morning Smoothies, Snacks, Coffee, Tea, & Juice
  • Lodging with beautiful mountain views
  • Hot Springs & Pools every day
  • Gifts of Nature - Essential Oil blends & healing crystals
  • Optional Acupuncture Session on Saturday with Rachael Rose of Full Circle Acupuncture ($50 suggested donation)


  • Single Occupancy $670
    (get your own room, 2 queen beds)
  • Double Occupancy $510 per person
    (share a room, 2 queen beds - choose your roommate or we will partner you)
  • Quad Occupancy $430 per person
    (share a room with friends or 2 couples - only 2 queen beds - must be booked with your own group)
  • Classes + Meals $325
    (Includes all 4 yoga immersions, hike, all meals + entry to the Hot Springs each day)
  • Classes Only $225
    (Includes all 4 yoga immersions, hike, coffee/tea + entry to the Hot Springs each day)

What to Bring

  • Yoga mat & props - block, strap & roll if you have them, and whatever other props you need to support your practice. If you don't have props, we will have some to share.
  • Yoga clothing for 4 classes
  • Water Bottle & snacks (we will have some snacks)
  • Swim Suit (towels are provided at resort)
  • Robe if you like that for the hot springs (Robes are included for the whole day if you get a spa service, otherwise, not)
  • Flip flops for walking to and from pools
  • Comfortable Layers
  • Shoes/clothes for hiking if you choose to do this activity
  • Head lamp comes in handy for walking around at night

RETREAT Registration

**2017 RETREAT IS FULL**  - If you are still interested in attending, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and submit the contact form. We can put you on our cancellation list.


A $200 deposit holds your space for the retreat, and the balance is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat. Online payments are through PayPal, which accepts all major credit cards or through your PayPal account. For check payments, please Contact Cheryl.


If for any reason you have to cancel, there are 2 scenarios depending on timing. 

  1. If you cancel at least 2 weeks before the retreat, you will get a full refund, less a $50 administration fee.
  2. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the retreat, you will be refunded all but your $200 deposit, which will serve as a credit towards a future retreat.