Dude Ranch Cowgirl Yoga™

Yoga & Horseback Riding Retreat in Big Sky, Montana

Where Yeehaw Meets Namaste

If you’ve been yearning for more space – mental space to think, physical space to move, and spiritual space to reconnect with nature, Dude Ranch Cowgirl Yoga™ is for you. This retreat is designed to deepen your yoga practice, realign your body, steady your mind, and explore the magical horse-human connection in and out of the saddle.

September 18-23 is SOLD OUT: Join the Waitlist

Double Cabin (shared bath) – $4,295 per person – SOLD OUT

Single Cabin (private bath) – $4,495 per person – SOLD OUT

This retreat sold out quick! We’d be happy to add you to the wait list.
Email margaret@bigskyyogaretreats.com, and we’ll giddy up and get on that.

Warrior One with a Touch of Wild West

Dude Ranch Cowgirl Yoga™ is a 5-night women’s retreat that welcomes yoginis and riders of all levels to experience an authentic dude ranch, under Montana’s legendary Big Sky. Spend your days practicing yoga and engaging in good ‘ol fashioned cowgirl camaraderie with our equine partners, both in and out of the saddle.

You’ll have full-run of the 9 Quarter Circle Ranch, a family-owned western oasis surrounded by 2 million acres of national forest surround this ranch sited at 7,000 feet, making it an ideal place to experience a world of contrasts as you explore the connection between yoga and riding to improve not only your saddle skills, but also your overall wellbeing.

After three square meals of gourmet delights, and all the down dogs and horse nuzzles you can handle, settle in for a glass of wine, great conversation around the campfire, and a breathtaking canopy of stars overhead.

On This Retreat, You'll Enjoy:

Cozy Cabin Lodging

Spend five nights in rustic-chic accommodations at the 9 Quarter Circle Ranch. Cozy up in cabins built from timbers sourced right from the ranch. Genuine log construction on the outside cedes to comfortable insides complete with quilts and furniture handmade on the ranch.

Daily Yoga Classes

Build body awareness and openness that prepare you for horseback riding (and life)—with a special focus on the back, hips, and core, the center of the body's energy. We'll enjoy a yoga buffet of vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, and yoga nidra.

Cowgirl Yoga™ 101

Explore the mind-body-horse connection, through yoga and equine coaching sessions. Our horse time will be both in and out of the saddle—this is more than a riding retreat!

Horseback Riding

Make new equine BFFs with the 9 Quarter Circle Appaloosas, a breed chosen for stamina, sweet temperament, and suitability to mountain trekking. Beginners can enjoy the trails at an easy pace, while more advanced riders may take in the sights at the trot and canter. Translate your yoga-inspired balance and calm into improved horsemanship with top-notch trail riding up to twice daily (if desired).

Gourmet Meals & Wines

Savor Western gourmet meals prepared by our private chef, to satisfy your cowgirl cravings and maintain your energy. Plus, enjoy fine wines from Yellowstone Cellars & Winery and local beers like Moose Drool (trust us!).

Meditation & Journaling

Daily guided meditations with (and inspired by) the horses, and journaling exercises specifically designed for Cowgirl Yoginis.

Explore Your Creative Side

Coloring books, sketch pads and art supplies will be on hand for your enjoyment. There will also be a led vision board session, and a happy hour mala making workshop.

Cowgirl Yoga Photos

The most fun you'll ever have getting your picture taken! Dress up Cowgirl Yoga style and pose alongside the horses, and let Yogatographer Larry Stanley capture that yoga and horses glow.

  • Previous vacations have left me with a fleeting sense of refreshment, but my time in Montana soaked into my core and has given me lasting peace.

    Jessica, Wisconsin

  • Big Sky Yoga Retreats nourishes your mind, body, and soul – the way a vacation is meant to be. And Montana is the paradisiacal host for such an experience.

    Lori, Pennsylvania

  • My mind is forever going over my to-do list. But, in Montana, I was there to learn and absorb. I didn’t have to do anything but be in the present moment.

    Shelley, California

  • The ‘me in my mind’ wore dusty, butter-soft cowboy boots, jeans, and straw hats. She was independent, adventurous, and brave. I found her again in Montana.

    Nicole, Indiana

  • Montana is the perfect place to do some soul searching. I came physically and emotionally drained from a difficult life transition, but I walked away with my cup full of possibility.

    Kathleen, Tennessee

  • I came to Montana seeking peace, rest and connection - to my utter delight, I found all three and more.

    Emily, Massachusetts

  • Thank you for the opportunity to recognize and focus on my breath, pull my belly in, hold my spine up straight and feel love and gratitude for the air around me.

    Margot, Paris, France

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9 Quarter Circle Ranch

Experience a Montana dude ranch between West Yellowstone and Bozeman where you’ll slip into comfort better than the best worn pair of cowboy boots.

The Luxe Experience

Travel Planning

Travel is not included in your retreat cost, and you’ll need to rent a car for this retreat (or ask us to be connected with other attendees who are driving). The retreat begins at 5 PM on Sunday and wraps up around noon on Friday.

Trip FAQs

Wondering about payment schedules, cancellation policies, or what to pack? Check out our frequently asked questions to learn everything you need to know before booking a retreat.