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6 Day Yoga, Tai Chi, and Horses Harmony of Body and Mind Retreat in Joliet, Montana
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Cottonwood Ranch, 11 CC Ln Joliet, Montana 59041, USA

USA Yoga Retreat

Join us in Montana to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit at The Cottonwood Equine Resort, a beautiful private horse ranch property in Joliet, Montana (40 minutes from Billings, Montana) with a nourishing and inspiring 5 nights / 6-day yoga, Tai Chi, and equine wellness retreat. Created to cultivate peace from within, this is an intimate retreat experience for wellness seekers who enjoy spending time outside in nature. Relax your body, quiet your mind, smooth out your energy. Lean into different experiences. Simply breathe in a new breath of life.

Meet the instructors

Jill, Abby, & Suzanne
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  • Hatha yoga and Tai Chi sessions daily
  • Follow up support - 2 sessions after the retreat
  • Nutrition, cooking, and coaching and wellness classes
  • Horse handling classes for beginners and intermediate
  • Nutrition, cooking, and coaching and wellness classes
  • Healthy and delicious meals, snacks, smoothies, and bottled water
  • Transportation to / from airport
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Billings Logan International Airport
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You will be accommodated at the CottonWoods ranch. The ranch has the following rooms:

  • 4 bedrooms in the ranch home each with private bathrooms
  • 2 bedrooms each have three queen beds
  • 2 bedrooms each have 1 single queen bed

The first 8 attendees to register in either a single or triple accommodation will sleep at the ranch. All other attendees will have their choice between single or double accommodations offsite of the ranch and will be driven to the ranch daily for all activities and meals.

The farm also has kitchen, dining room, living room, great outdoor patio and fire pit. The Horse Farm has 17 horses and amazing animals to connect with. The skill level:= for horse riding is beginner and intermediate.


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. The retreat will help you engage in good ‘ol fashioned camaraderie with your equine partners, both in and out of the saddle at an awe-inspiring location.

Both Abby and Suzanne are wellness enthusiasts and horse lovers.Their love of horses and passion for wellness will be presented with classes showing you how to connect and train with them using games and the language of ‘horse’ (horse whispering). They will share this amazing experience with other horse lovers who desire spending time with these graceful creatures in a gorgeous setting and beautiful home owned by Abby and her husband Mark.

During this retreat you will have the chance to:

  • Learn how horses think and how to communicate in their language
  • Connect with mindfulness practices including yoga, moving meditation and Tai Chi, to calm your soul and deepen your spirituality
  • Enjoy an intimate space for growth individually and as a group with like-minded people to co-create community
  • Cultivate the power of community by sharing story, yoga, breath work, and
  • beautiful movement
  • Experience self-study and individual space to connect with “self", transforming
  • body and mind
  • Explore the beauty of Montana with local excursions
  • Indulge in a relaxing wellness and growth experience with “self” and horses
  • Sunrise grounding outdoors each morning for healthy doses of Vitamin D
  • Begin each morning with a moving meditation and mindfulness practices to connect your soul
  • Flowing movement each day with Tai chi, Hatha yoga, or Restorative yoga
  • Join leaders in their personal practices as an additional bonus
  • Guided, hands-on experiences with horses
  • Vision boards, story, connection groups and improv - these will invite attendees into the themes of their lives, offering encouragement and wisdom as you seek to write, understand, tell, and live your story in a deeper and a more connecting way that is life-changing.
  • Evening Hatha yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes to calm your bodies and minds after an active and vibrant day for full relaxation and restoration

Sample day agendas (subject to modification)

  • 6:30 a.m. Sunrise meditation and breathe work at the ranch (Possible off-site for people sleeping at additional property)
  • 7:15 a.m. Session 1 of morning yoga and stretching
  • 8:00 a.m. Group cooking class: a nutritious breakfast featuring delicious, custom-made protein smoothies at the ranch
  • 9:00 a.m. Tai Chi / moving meditation
  • 10:00 a.m. Snack
  • 10:30 a.m. Horsemanship demo with horses: body language, leadership, clarity
  • 12:15 p.m. Group lunch
  • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free time to rest, walk, journal
  • 3:30-3:30 p.m. Snack
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m. Group class on nutrition
  • 5:15-6:00 p.m. Evening yoga stretch
  • 6:15 p.m. Eat dinner / clean-up
  • 7:30 p.m. Group vision board
  • 8:30 p.m. Fire pit and connection
  • 9:30 p.m. Bedtime: time to turn in at the o’l corral

Included excursions

Explore Montana at an outing to Red Lodge, shopping, and 2 dinner outings.

Red lodge mountain

Tucked at the base of the rugged Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Red Lodge is a bucket-list stop for anyone visiting Montana. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this quaint hub of barely 2,000 residents has become a destination all its own - a quiet getaway from the more well-known attractions in the state. There’s something for everyone, whether you want to ski, hike, spend the day golfing, or relax with a locally brewed beer.

Shopping outing

Go shopping and grab a bite along Broadway, the main road in Red Lodge. Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce.

Park your car and stroll from one end of Broadway Avenue - Red Lodge’s historic main street - to the other. Grab a fresh-brewed coffee, a bite to eat, and check out the unique local shops, some of which still have their original facades. Whether you’re looking to browse fine art, poke through antique collections, or gear up for your next wilderness adventure, you’ll find it here.


Jill Reynolds

Abby Moreland

Suzanne Jeffreys


Joliet is a town in Carbon County, Montana, United States. It is part of the Billings, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Experience Montana away from the commercial hustle and bustle in the tranquility of this quiet property in Joliet, Montana, only 35 minutes from Billings.

You will stay at an amazing property that is quiet but still close enough to everything this ranch has to offer. A place where people can come to realize their power and become true and authentic leaders in their lives.

Joliet, Montana is located in Carbon County with a small population of 600. The largest city in Montana, Billings has twice graced the best places to live index and is known for its booming oil industry, growing medical sector, spectacular natural attractions and affordable housing.

Are you yearning for more mental space to think, physical space to move, and spiritual space to reconnect with nature. Cottonwood welcomes yoginis and riders of all levels to experience “laid-back comfort” at its finest. Take in the breathtaking canopy of stars overhead.



  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Spa


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi


You have included in the price healthy and delicious meals, snacks, smoothies, and bottled water.

Options include: vegetarian, organic, gluten free, and dairy free.

The organizer wants their own attendees to experience the retreats feeling better and more equipped with tips and nutritional techniques to take home that will help enhance their wellness in 2020. They’re happy to accommodate dietary requirements to the best of their abilities depending on food selections in the region of the events. Many meals can be prepared gluten and / or dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan. They’ll also be providing juices and / or juicing ingredients for anyone who would like a smoothie as an energizing boost. Equal parts of activity, relaxation, restoration, re-connection, and rejuvenation, the days will focus on replenishing and calming the chaos of the mind, balancing the spirit, and nourishing your body with healthy organic meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can book optional excursions, private riding lessons, or trail rides at an extra cost.

Vip packages

In these packages Suzanne offers:

  • Online nutrition coaching including wellness assessments, customized meal plans, recipes, and nutrition tutorials to her VIP clients
  • Private Tai Chi classes
  • Private yoga classes
  • Equestrian and horsemanship coaching (videos submitted and reviewed by Suzanne, then feedback is shared live online)

The VIP Bundle cost is any 1 session prepaid 150 USD, any 5 sessions prepaid 650 USD (750 USD value, save 100 USD!).

Pictograph Cave State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park is a National Historic Landmark known for its importance to Northern Plains Archaeology. Visitors will learn about the rock art and artifacts found here which dates thousands of years old. This 23 acre park features walking trails, stunning scenery, a green-design visitor’s center, picnic grounds, museum displays, everything you need for a fun and educational visit! The site is well-known for its spirit writing. Soluble minerals leach through the sandstone and cover the rock art, but when the wall becomes wet, on rare instances, that veil of minerals will lift (becomes transparent) revealing what is hidden beneath. On a dry day you may see 5-9 pictographs, but on the brief, wet occurrences, 10-15 more images may appear in better detail. The Crow people believe that many of these images were drawn by the spirits, and whichever ones you see are meant to give you a personal message or even foretell future events.

Hike the beaten path through the Beartooth Mountains

If you’re looking for one of the most incredible multi-day hikes in the country, look no further than the 26-mile Beaten Path. The trailhead for this incredible trek is located just 25 minutes from downtown Red Lodge, starting a path that traces across the Absaroka Wilderness all the way to Cooke City. Shuttle logistics and backpacking gear are all you need to spend 1-3 nights camped in this incredible country. The trail is easy to follow, and there are so many lakes you’ll lose count along the way.

See Mountain Lions, Bears, and More at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

See the animal residents of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem up close and personal at the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, a nonprofit facility located just minutes off Red Lodge’s main drag. The sanctuary provides lifelong care and habitat for non-releasable Montana wildlife while educating visitors about conservation and rehabilitation for their 35-plus animals. Take a stroll around the different habitats, or for a few extra bucks, schedule a private wildlife encounter or sanctuary tour. Educational programs run year-round as well.

Explore the Northeast Side of Yellowstone National Park

Since you’re here already after driving the Beartooth Highway, don’t miss a day exploring the northeast side of Yellowstone National Park. You’ll enter the park via one of the most iconic entrances. Be sure to stop in Lamar Valley and look for wolves. This side of the park is truly incredible and houses one of the most diverse array of large animals in the Lower 48. On the way back, time your drive to catch the sunset from the top of the Beartooth Highway.

Devil’s Canyon Overlook, Carbon County, Montana

The Devil’s Canyon Overlook, in the Bighorn Canyon, is the best place to experience this wild desert landscape. Yes, it looks like the American Southwest, but this is Montana. It just might be the State’s best kept secret.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Carbon County, Montana

Bighorn Canyon has two entrances, but following the road north from Lovell, Wyoming, back into Montana is the most stunning way to experience this surprising desert wilderness. Along the drive, expect to see wild horses that have roamed this area for generations.

Bighorn Canyon seems, a bit of an unsung hero. Don’t be fooled, though; it lacks nothing in natural beauty and variety of scenery. It is a great place for canoeing or kayaking, as well as camping and hiking. There are also Wild Mustangs in the area. One advantage of it not being extremely famous is that it isn't crowded at all.

Rainbow Lake, Carbon County, Montana

After you’ve passed Lake at the Falls you’ll make your way through a patch of forest and it will suddenly open to striking views of Rainbow Lake. Rainbow is one of many lakes you’ll find on the beaten path. The beaten path is a 26-mile hike that takes you from Cooke City to Rosebud, MT. As one of the prettiest hikes in the country, the beaten path takes you up and down a summit along cascades, 10 or more waterfalls, granite canyons, and so many lakes that some of them don’t have names.

Twin Outlets Lake, Carbon County, Montana

Remarkable views like this one at Twin Outlets scatter the Beaten Path trail in Montana.

Spa treatments

You can book optional massages / spa services. Prices vary depending on services requested.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodations at a private ranch home on a private horse farm
  • Healthy and delicious meals, snacks, smoothies, and bottled water (gluten-free and vegetarian options available daily)
  • Transportation to / from airport
  • Hatha yoga and Tai Chi sessions daily
  • Horse handling classes
  • Nutrition, cooking, and wellness classes
  • Stimulating story, connection and improv groups
  • Sightseeing excursions
  • Shopping excursions
  • Group activities to deepen your understanding of your personal story and wellness
  • Facebook group to connect with others before the event
  • Group coaching and wellness classes
  • Follow up support - 2 sessions after the retreat

What's not included

  • Airfare and baggage fees - Organizer will assist you in finding the lowest airfare available
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks at restaurants
  • Appetizers / Desserts or ordering extra items at the restaurants not included in the dinner packages
  • Additional nights and food in Montana (if you want to arrive 1 day early and / or stay over one more night the cost is an additional 200 USD per night)
  • Travel and health insurance (it is recommended getting travel insurance in case of a medical emergency that prevents you from attending)
  • Optional excursions, private riding lessons, or trail rides
  • Optional massages / spa services

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Billings Logan International Airport (BIL). The organizer will be picking you up at the airport. The pick up is included in the price. Please don't make flight plans until you've spoken to Brave Heart Workshops. It is about a 35 minute drive from the airport to the property.

Airport: Billings Logan International Airport Airport transfer included: Billings Logan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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