Yoga & Cross Country Skiing Weekend

The Home Ranch is teaming up with local yoga instructor Jill Barker and cross country skiing coach Chrissy Lynch again in 2012 for a weekend of fun, yoga and cross country skiing.  The ranch will be hosting Barker and Lynch January  6 – 8, 2012.  The rate for the weekend will be $300 plus 3.9% tax and 15% service charge. This rate includes lodging, meals, yoga, cross country skiing, instruction, equipment, and shuttles to and from the Hayden airport. We hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting weekend. Please call Ashleigh or Selina for more information, 970-879-1780.

Here is a tentative schedule for the weekend and some additional information about Jill and Chrissy.

Friday, January 6
Arrive and settle in/ free time
6:30 Cocktails
7 Dinner

Saturday, January 7
7-8 Morning yoga
8-9 Breakfast
10-12 Ski
12 -lunch
2:30-3:30 ski
4-5 yoga
7 dinner

Sunday, January 8
7-8 Morning yoga
8 breakfast
9-11 ski
11 check out

Jill Barker

Jill Barker grew up on a small 5 acre ranch in Poway California where she cultivated her love of horses and competed for 6 years in Western Pleasure.  She shelved her cowboy boots to study history at the University of California at Berkeley.  After graduating from college, Jill packed a backpack, bought an around the world airline ticket, and traveled for 18 months, mostly solo, throughout Europe, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.  When she returned from her world expedition she spent a summer in solitude, living in an old miner’s cabin on Mt. Baldy in Breckenridge Colorado. Venturing on her bicycle from Breckenridge to Wyoming she passed through Steamboat Springs and met her husband Jim Barker.  Jill’s two children, Jake and Lena, continue to be her greatest teachers.

Jill discovered yoga in 1992 and has been teaching since May of 2002 after completing her 200 hour certification at Shoshoni.  She has continued her study of yoga with teachers such as John Friend, Erich Schiffman and Patricia Walden, but her primary influence was her first teacher in Steamboat Springs, Marie Aguire.  Jill’s classes blend alignment principles with vinyasa flow and she encourages students to listen to their bodies and move mindfully through their practice. Jill has a great love of yoga and it is from that place she shares the practice.

Chrissy Lynch

Chrissy Lynch was born into an avid outdoor native Colorado family.  From a young age, Chrissy and her family were skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring in the Colorado mountains and wilderness.  Chrissy’s Dad, Chuck Lewis, developed Copper Mountain Ski Area which is where Chrissy got her start in Nordic skiing.  By the time Chrissy finished high school, the Summit County Cross Country Team had accumulated 2 state championships and Chrissy was the overall Junior National Cross Country Champion.  Named to the United States Women’s Cross Country Ski Team her senior year in high school led Chrissy to Middlebury College in Vermont where Chrissy was named Collegiate All American in her freshman year.  Chrissy went on to compete in the World Junior Championships and spent five years competing on the World Cup Cross Country circuit.  In 1984, Chrissy was inducted into the Colorado Sports Women Hall of Fame.
After ski racing, Chrissy completed her education at Denver University earning her accounting degree and an MBA.   With her husband, Kerry, and two young children, Chrissy moved to Steamboat Springs in May of 1998.  This move allowed Chrissy and her family to be closer to the family ranch on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass where everyone was involved in the ranching operations.  Chrissy coached the Steamboat Springs High School Cross Country Ski Team for 3 years and has instructed numerous Master level ski clinics.  Chrissy loves to share her enthusiasm of skiing and a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

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