"A cowgirl is a spirit. It's an inner quality that allows her to do something for no one else's reasons but her own."
Now in its seventh storied season, the “Experience Yoga and Horses Retreat” with Cowgirl Tammy Pate and Yoga Instructor Janice Baxter is the ultimate girlfriend getaway to our boutique Relais & Chateaux guest ranch hideaway, in the Rocky Mountain paradise of the Elk River Valley, just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, “One Of The 1,000 Places To See Before You Die."
Adventuresome cowgirls of all ages are invited to The Home Ranch for an all-inclusive luxury week of horseback riding, Tammy's renowned horsemanship instruction, yoga, fine dining, hors d'oeuvre and cocktail hour, natural splendor and evening entertainment.
Invite your best girlfriend, your mom, your daughter, or your sister, and come ride, relax and reconnect with each other and the great outdoors at The Home Ranch in beautiful Clark, Colorado.
This is a very intimate week of friendship and bonding, and space is limited to 14 guests, so reserve your room early.
"That week changed the way I looked at fitness, riding, my body and my mind. Janice and Tammy gave me the tools to develop an inner awareness and balanced state of being that continues to help me overcome insecurity in the saddle and ride in harmony with my horse. Moreover they made me realize that living on a farm or a ranch is not just a lifestyle but a deeply rooted value system that, like the ancient art of yoga, influences how you see the world and relate to other people, animals and the land. By applying yoga principles to my rural Western horse life, I became a member of an elite group of women who call themselves "cowgirl yoginis."*
Excerpt from "Yoga Cowgirls" article - Mary Jane's Farm Magazine. Click here for full article.
Women of all Ages and Abilities Are Welcome
"Some of my newfound comrades were yoga experts, like the tan, slim 30-year practitioner we tried not to envy, while others were expert riders (women from Colorado and Montana who brought their own horses). But others were career women or grandmothers who'd never been on either a yoga mat or a horse. We were united by a desire to get out and ride, feel great, and encourage one another at the same time."
Excerpt from "Home On The Range" article - Forbes Life Magazine. Click here for full article
What's a Cowgirl Yogini?
"What's a cowgirl yogini? She can be a lot of things, but the bottom line is that she incorporates yoga into her riding program, or vice versa, as Tammy's friend and fellow yoga instructor, Janice, did at The Home Ranch. A yogini might be a mature horsewoman who is trying to remain limber despite the inevitable toll that aging takes on a person's suppleness, or she might be a ranch wife curious about yoga and wishing to hone her riding skills, as well. Or, a cowgirl yogini might be a novice horsewoman determined to use all the tools at her disposal, including yoga, to become a better rider. A yogini can even be a cancer survivor, who, during treatment, discovered the combination of disciplines helped her better focus on her horsemanship program-one of the few things over which she still had control in a world otherwise gone awry.
Excerpt from "Horsemanship: Finding the Inner Cowgirl" article- Western Horseman. Click here for full article.
Cowgirl Tammy Pate and Equestrian Yoga teacher Janice Baxter have created an all inclusive Women's Horse Yoga Retreat. This intimate and innovative retreat combines the centering practice of Janice's Equestrian Yoga instruction with Tammy's distinctive approach to teaching horsemanship. Previous yoga and horseback riding experience are not required to enjoy this retreat.
A unique wellness retreat combining gentle yoga classes, horsemanship instruction, and unstructured horseback riding, this is also an all inclusive riding vacation at the only Relais and Chateaux dude ranch in Colorado. The Home Ranch is beloved for pampering its guests with genuine hospitality and exceptional guest service. Your week will include: your lodging, exquisite gourmet dining, yoga instruction, our horses, a 55 minute massage, bonding and relaxation.
Tammy and Janice's week long retreat is offered 4 times a year during exclusive weeks in May, September and October. The dates for the Women's Only Retreats are: May 18th - 24th, 2014. The second retreat will be held May 25th - May 31st, 2014. The first fall retreat will be held September 15t - 21st, 2013. The second fall retreat will be September 25th - October 1st, 2013. For more information please call The Home Ranch at 800.688.2982.
Equestrian yoga is an integral and ﬂowing Hatha Yoga practice that addresses the speciﬁc postures and movements of the equestrian's body. This gentle practice brings the rider to a more balanced state of being, and communicates a gentle strength that horses respond to naturally. You and your horse will connect with a deeper understanding and level of trust. So whether you've been riding all of your life, or you've always wanted to ride, this retreat will give you the tools, guidance, and support to work through your limitations and realize a more joyful riding experience.
Spaces fill up quickly. Please call Johnny or Selina at 800.688.2982 to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you.