Winter and What’s Ahead

Skywalker and I playing in the snow!

I love winter. There, I said it. Yeah, I know…it can feel old right about now. But like every season, it has its own beauty. We’re lucky that here in Montana we can still enjoy being outside and play in the snow. My winter highlights have included logging quite a few ski days, taking a sleigh ride under lightly falling snow and stars, and dogsledding. And, getting back in the saddle in between my new horse-keeping at home duties. (We moved our herd home at the end of last summer.)

I also delve deeper in to my own yoga practice in winter, to inspire my teaching in the retreat season that’s ahead. Our 2019 retreats kick off in two weeks, with our second trip to Patagonia for Cowgirl Yoga and Hiking. I can’t wait to get back on the mat as a teacher. And back in that nice sheepskin-padded Patagonian saddle!

We have many exciting things happening here this year. We have a new Cowgirl Yoga partner, Ariat, who will be outfitting our cowgirl yoginis on select retreats. We’ll host our biggest group yet for Cowgirls vs. Cancer. We have a new Yoga, Hiking and SPA (oui, I said Spa) retreat in France, and have not one but two Yoga & Vineyard retreats in Tuscany and Sicily. In between all that, there will be the usual, but never ordinary, Cowgirl Yoga in Montana. Choose from Cowgirl Yoga & Creativity, LUXE Cowgirl Yoga, and B-LUXE Cowgirl Yoga. (But don’t wait too long, we always sell out!)

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I’m also beyond thrilled that a retreat alumna and yoga teacher just moved to Bozeman. Caitlin and I will now have oodles of time to work together on our passion project, body empowerment for teen girls. We’ll be hosting our second day retreat for moms and daughters here this spring, with our local studio partner EKAM Yoga. (Caitlin will also be teaching with me in France, Italy, and many other Montana retreats!)

And while we might like to look ahead to spring blooms and summer skies, don’t forget to find something you love about winter. The way falling snow is so beautifully quiet, the refreshing cool, clean air, the opportunity for more reflection and more snuggles (dog, cat, horse, S.O., child, whatever), a little hygge.

Photos by Larry Stanley Photography.

Here’s a taste of dogsledding, with our fabulous friends at Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures