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The Yoga Experience at CLU

When you visit C Lazy U Ranch, you’re in for a whole lot of adventure, excitement and rough-and-tumble fun. But it’s not all exhilarating outdoor exploits — you’ll also get the chance to center yourself during our relaxing outdoor yoga sessions and special October Om On Yoga retreat.

Yoga at C Lazy U

Yoga is offered at C Lazy U Ranch each summer in two programs: the Yoga Hike, in which participants hike to an overlook to take part in an all-level hatha/vinyasa yoga class, and Lazy You Yoga, in which beginners can stretch, relieve stress and meditate. The Yoga Hike takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00–3:30 p.m., while Lazy You Yoga — held on the Latigo Room deck or in the wine cellar in case of inclement weather — is scheduled each Wednesday from 2:30–3:30 p.m.

C Lazy U also hosts special yoga retreats for those who want a more intensive yoga vacation, such as October’s special Om On Yoga Retreat. During this five-day, four-night yoga event, guests can take part in daily yoga classes taught by Elizabeth Fuqua (E-RYT 200, Certified Personal Trainer), all of which take place at CLU’s scenic overlook.

The yoga sessions during the Om On Yoga Retreat were designed for all levels, with Elizabeth guiding participants with modifications or enhancements to tailor the yoga experience based on skill level or specific needs. Because time off the yoga mat will be spent on horseback, hiking or taking part in any of the ranch’s activities such as swimming, fishing and biking, Elizabeth will also be able to offer practices that target specific muscle groups that may have been worked strenuously and are in need of some TLC.

Each day begins with a hearty cowboy/cowgirl-style breakfast in the Main Lodge to give you the energy you need to keep up with the day’s events. After breakfast, it’s time for the first yoga session: a leisurely hike to the overlook, during which we may stop to pause and take in nature’s beauty, gets the blood flowing before we reach the final destination. If guests are not feeling up to the day’s yoga session, they are welcome to sit it out and instead enjoy one of the ranch’s other activities (or simply stay in and relax by the pool!).

After Yoga: Action or Relaxation

After an invigorating yet relaxing yoga session, participants will go on daily trail rides on horseback or take advantage of any of the ranch’s activities, but those who want to continue their Zen state of mind can eschew the exercise and head to the Lazy You Spa instead. Massages, facials, and the famous Cowboy Soak can truly help calm the mind and spirit.

The days are otherwise filled with gourmet lunches and dinners, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, games and entertainment provided by the ranch. At this yoga retreat, you’ll never get bored.

Yoga Retreat Packing List

For those who have never been to a dude ranch in Colorado, packing correctly is essential. The climate and conditions of Colorado can be very different from what you are used to, so it’s important to ensure that you protect yourself against dehydration and sunburn.

In addition to C Lazy U’s recommended summer packing list, guests should bring their own yoga gear:

  • Comfortable yoga clothing
  • Yoga mat
  • Journal
  • Camera
  • A good book

Practicing yoga at C Lazy U can be a life-changing experience, thanks to the stunning beauty of our surroundings, the care put into the accommodations and ranch services, and the yoga teachers that make it all possible.

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