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The Yoga Experience at C Lazy U Ranch

April 28, 2023

If you’re looking for a unique yoga experience that combines the breathtaking beauty of the Colorado Rockies with the comforts of an all-inclusive dude ranch, then C Lazy U is the perfect place to be! Take a journey through the yoga experience at Colorado’s premiere dude ranch & resort, where you can relax, unwind, and connect with nature in a truly unforgettable way. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner looking to try something new, this is an experience you won’t want to miss – so grab your mat and let’s get started!

Discover Yoga in the Colorado West

Weekly Guided Yoga at C Lazy U

As part of our all-inclusive program, yoga is offered at C Lazy U Ranch each summer in two forms: 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 2:00–4:00 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 Thursday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Unforgettable Equine Yoga Retreats with Cowgirl/Yogini Cathy Woods 

C Lazy U also hosts special yoga retreats for those who want a more intensive and fulfilling yoga vacation, such as Cathy Wood’s Horse & Yoga retreat. During this four-day, three-night yoga and horseback riding retreat, guests can take part in a fun and educational awareness journey through yoga and horse bonding.

Both yoga and horseback riding sessions during Cathy Wood’s Retreat were designed for yogis and riders of all levels, with Cathy 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, mountain biking, or taking-on our ropes course – Cathy will also be able to offer practices that target specific muscle groups that may have been worked strenuously and are in need of some extra TLC.

Greet the day with morning meditation, gentle yoga, and good stretches for riders, followed by exciting workshop topics. Time is spent on the mat, then in the arena with horses for energy exercises/experiences, and of course, afternoon trail rides! We also include a mindful equine grooming session which is a favorite among participants.

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After Yoga: Take the Experience to the Next Level

After an equally invigorating and relaxing yoga session, participants can go on horseback trail rides or take advantage of any of the ranch’s thrilling activities – but those who want to continue their Zen state of mind can eschew the exercise and head to the renowned Lazy You Spa and take their peace of mind to a whole new level. Rejuvenating facials, massages over a gently flowing river, and the famous Cowboy Soak will help calm both body and spirit!

It’s a good idea to arrive early and relax in our tranquil lobby for a short time before your appointment.

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, boredom is nonexistent.

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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’re 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 for a variety of weather conditions
  • 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 the surroundings, the cozy-yet-modern lodgings, and the yoga teachers that make it all possible. Need a break from your everyday? Escape to a truly a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the serenity of yoga with the beauty of nature. If you’re ready to embark on a journey of relaxation and self-discovery, then start planning your yoga and horseback riding vacation today – and don’t forget to share your own experiences with us in the comments below!

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