COMMUNITY BUILDING RETREAT WITH ENSHIN & KINDNESS
Facilitated by Mike Ninomiya & Patrick Harrington
ARAPAHO VALLEY RANCH, LAKE GRANBY, COLORADO
Friday July 27 – Sunday July 29 , 2018
Special Pricing: $50 on all adult registrations when you sign up by April 1st, 2018!
Join Patrick Harrington and Mike Ninomiya for what will be a memory-making Summer Weekend Retreat! If you are a family who loves yoga, martial arts and nature then this retreat is for you. It is a perfect way to deepen the connection you have with yourself and your family! This unique getaway is family friendly and will include separate classes for both adults and kids. Twice daily we will take care of you and your children in expansive and fun Yoga, (Qigong) and martial arts. We are bringing together all of these fantastic disciplines in the magical setting of a private property in Lake Granby, where you and your community can connect deeply with nature and self. In addition to the classes, you will have plenty of time for hiking, relaxing and spending time with other like-minded people in an amazing setting. By the time you are driving home we know you will be feeling centered, dropped into yourself and in love with each other!
Adult yoga and kids yoga will be held at the same time so adults and kids will be engaged simultaneously, leaving room for parents to connect and nourish themselves. Kids will explore fun, mindfulness activities with Mike through the lens of martial arts and yoga. These disciplines are skillfully intertwined to highlight values that will give kids tools to transcend conflict and create more positivity. Mike and his wife Diana have a proven track record working with kids of all ages to make it fun and unforgettable.
Sunday we have an optional opportunity to learn Stand Up Paddle Boards with Altitude Paddle Boards. Take a lesson on pristine Monarch Lake and learn the fundamentals of stand-up paddling in a fun and safe manner. This fun activity is appropriate for kids and adults…. No prior paddling experience is required.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Arapaho Valley Ranch, Lake Granby, Colorado|
|RETREAT START:||Friday July 27 – Arrive and settle by 2pm.|
|RETREAT ENDS:||Sunday July 29 – Checkout and depart by 5 am.|
|WEAR||Comfortable yoga and outdoor attire.|
|INCLUDED IN RETREAT COST|
|RETREAT PRICING |
(See ROOMS tab at top of page for more information)
|room||BYO Tent – Double, BYO Tent – Single, Double Room – Private Bath, Double Room – Shared Bath, Glamping Tent, Kid Registration, Lodge Room – Private Bath, Lodge Room – Shared Bath, Tipi|
Friday July 27th
- Check in by 2 pm
- Opening Circle
- Dinner 7 pm
Saturday July 28th
- Kids yoga and adults yoga separately
- To Go Lunch Group Hiking / Lake Time / Fishing / Nature Excursion
- Afternoon kids yoga and adults yoga separately
- Talent show by Campfire (Saturday Night)
Sunday July 29th
- Optional Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson with Altitude Paddle Boards
- Checkout by 5am
- Options to explore Lake Granby or Grand Lake this day or SUP
Arapaho Valley Ranch, Lake Granby, Colorado
We have chosen the private property of Arapaho Valley Ranch to be the next location for the Community Retreat. Nestled in the beautiful wilderness of the Arapaho National Forest just a few hours out of Denver, the Ranch boasts a private lake and plays host to the southern fork of the Colorado River. The included Indian Peaks Wilderness Area features hiking trails, waterfalls, a historic steam engine from the old town of Monarch, and plenty of wildlife.
There is an amateur hike directly on the property (great for small children) that winds along the southern fork of the Colorado River and leads up to a wooden swing overlooking the Valley. For more adventurous hikers, the Monarch Lake Trailhead is directly behind the Ranch and leads to the entrance of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.
The ranch is teaming with wildlife! Moose, elk and the occasional fox or coyote are commonly spotted here. There are birds galore – hawks are a common overhead visitor. Every once and a while, a lucky relaxer will get to see one of the few Bald Eagles that live near this land. Keep an eye out for the adorable “Whistle Pig” or Yellow-bellied Marmot – think of a beaver without a tail! Arapaho Valley Ranch also has a private trout pond where you’re sure to catch a whopper!
Besides the splendor of the outdoors, the Lodge has a comfortable fireplace, a billiard table, fantastic decks with plenty of chairs for lounging, and houses the infamous Red Dog Saloon, Colorado’s smallest bar. Other amenities in the lodge include free Wifi and TV.
Whether you prefer hiking, fishing or relaxing and lounging in the gorgeous scenery…there’s something for everyone! For more information about these hiking trails, please click here.
Directions to Arapaho Valley Ranch From Denver:
- Take I-70 West past Idaho Springs.
- Take Exit 232 towards Granby, US-40 W
- This road winds you up and over Berthoud Pass into Winter Park.
- Go through the town of Granby.
- Just outside of Granby is a sign for US-34 E.
- Turn Right onto US-34 E towards Grand Lake.
- Go a little over 5 miles and look for signs on your right for Arapaho Bay Campground.
- There is also a sign that says County Rd 6.
- (it’s right before the giant Lake Granby)
- Take a Right onto Grand County Road 6 (Co Hwy 6).
- (if you start passing Lake Granby on your right, you missed the turn.)
- YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY AT THE PAY STATION!!!
- County Road 6 winds you along Lake Granby. The lake should be on your left the entire time you’re on this road.
- You’ll go for about 9 miles down this road and after the Lake ends, and you cross the Colorado River, Arapaho Valley Ranch is on your right, and is marked from the road.
For 34 years Mike Ninomiya has explored martial arts as the pursuit of self-awareness. Having taught martial arts and meditation internationally to people ages two to ninety-four years old! A retired four-time world martial arts champion, Mike was drawn to the energetic and therapeutic aspects of Yin yoga. Born into a family of martial artists, Mike’s father is a living legend in Asia known as the modern-day Miyamoto Musashi the sword saint of Japan. Mike has shared his passion with a following of over 90 schools around the world. Mike is also involved in West African drum/dance and the national chess circuit. He also enjoys surfing and creating art.
Patrick Harrington is living a life that inspires him. A former serial entrepreneur, Patrick once started businesses he thought would earn him enough money to live a life full of meaning and difference-making. Patrick was always searching for the means to an end. It wasn’t until yoga teacher training in 2001 that he found a way to combine his love of business with an end in itself. 14 years later, Patrick is the founder-owner of Kindness Yoga, a donation-based collection of studios that hosts scores of teachers and tens of thousands of yoga students annually.
Patrick is the father of two girls and a husband. His life has taken on more and more meaning through his committed explorations into his patterns of – and addictions to – suffering. His classes reflect this intimate and vulnerable process and allow his students and fellow teachers to relate on a level that transforms. It is through his healing journey and movement towards living his dharma that leads his yoga teaching, parenting, relationships and business.
Patrick has taught before tens of thousands of students, lead teacher training and mentored teachers over many years as the owner of Kindness Yoga. “We – as yoga studios and teachers – are not in competition with each other,” he says. “Rather, we compete with all the unconscious activities out there.” Patrick believes that yoga will direct culture towards a more awakened strategy of life. He encourages us to wake up to what we want to contribute in this life and “quit messing around and get on with it!”
Arapaho Valley Ranch offers luxurious camping accommodations AKA “Glamping” along with regular campsites. There is also a lodge with Queen bedrooms and shared baths. The luxury Tipis, with Queen beds, and 2 cots are perfect for a couple or a small family of 4. The Glamping Tents can sleep larger families or groups up to 6 people each with Queen beds and twin cots.
- Our Native American Tipis provide our guests with a closeness to nature that you will not find at a mountain resort. Sound like roughing it?…Hardly. Our 20-foot Tipis are adorned with a queen size log bed, a camp kitchen, and 2 cots for additional sleeping capacity. The Tipi is perfect for a couple or small family of 3. The Tipis are mounted on decks to give a barrier between you and the elements. Each Tipi has a liner, and an Ozan installed to protect against any unexpected weather. Colorful, Native American Rugs and cushions provide additional comforts. All bedding is provided unless you have a favorite blanket or pillow you’d like to bring. Outside of your Tipi is a large community fire pit for cooking or just relaxing. There is a men’s and women’s bath/shower house within a close walk from the Tipis. Our Camp Kitchen contains plates, silverware, pots, pans, cups and cooking utensils. Also included is a cooler for beer or food. Ice is always available.
- Glamp Tents
- Each Tent has a wooden deck and overlooks our Little Indian Lake. At the bottom of each deck is your very own Fire Pit for a more intimate experience during your stay! The view from the Glamp Tents is undoubtedly the best on the ranch, and you’re a short walk to the Lake, Lodge, Bar, and Bathrooms! Each Tent has a Queen Bed with bedding, a Camp Kitchen, and enough room for 2 cots or air mattresses. You can fit 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children very comfortably.
- Lodge Rooms
- The historic Lodge rooms at Arapaho Valley are located on the 2nd floor, are outfitted with a Queen bed and share a bathroom. Perfect for 1 adult and one child.
- Bring Your Tent
- For the more adventurous, Arapaho Valley Ranch has 200 acres of various types of landscapes for your tent. You can camp right next to our private fishing lake, or you might decide to hike over to the Colorado River, or maybe a meadow surrounded by trees is more your style. Whichever you choose, we have the spot for you. Perfect for budget minded folks who love traditional camping in style!