Mindfulness RE:treat

For this Mindfulness RE:treat we take you to one of the most stunning locations in the Four Corners. Kelly Place is a retreat center located in McElmo Canyon, just west of Cortez, CO. This desert canyon oasis is a comfortable bed+breakfast, as well as an archeological preserve surrounded by orchards, various ruin sites and beautiful gardens. 

This retreat's yoga and meditation focus is mindfulness, and how to  maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environments. Mindfulness also involves acceptance and paying attention to arising thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel. Awareness tunes into the present moment rather than letting thoughts rehash the past or imagining the future.

Practice yoga and meditate among Anasazi Indian ruins. Explore red rock canyons and stunning mesas on foot, and discovers the wilderness of the Southwest. 

Daily Schedule*

Photo by Ryan Bonneau

Photo by Ryan Bonneau

Each morning will begin with meditation followed by an invigorating yoga session followed by breakfast. After a break, the group will re-meet for yoga philosophy and other information on yoga and meditation. Adventures take up time after lunch and afternoon restorative yoga will relax your muscles in time for a delicious dinner.
*this is a suggested daily schedule and the retreat leader may adjust the daily schedule according to weather and/or the group. 


Barbara Glanznig will lead this Mindfulness RE:treat with a focus on the principles of the 8-limb-path of yoga. With thousands of hours of training and practice, Barbara is a true yoga professional and we love her engaging, humorous, and thoughtful teaching style. Apart from being a dedicated yogi, Barbara loves playing the traditional Indian harmonium. No matter what the day brings, combine the healing, restorative qualities of Yoga with meditation and adventures in nature and go home satisfied and saturated.

Meet Barbara.


Hiking is the perfect activity for this Mindfulness RE:treat and gives guests the opportunity to explore this stunning environment. The group will venture out during the day to explore acres of canyons, washes and sage land as well as ruin sites near Kelly Place. Hikes average between 1-3 hours, and participation is optional though highly recommended. 


Guests sleep soundly at Kelly Place, a comfortable bed+breakfast and retreat center in McElmo Canyon, west of Cortez, CO. Several accommodation options, as well as RV camping + camping are available for this retreat. See below for details. 

Gourmet Meals

Enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals at Kelly Place. All meals are prepared with local, organic ingredients and tons of love and devotion. All meals will be sattvic and vegan/vegetarian. 

We happily accommodate any food intolerances!
Please inform us when reserving your spot. 

Getting There


The closest airport is Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ), located 10 miles from Kelly Place.

However, we recommend flying into Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO), which is located just 73 miles from Kelly Place.  

Airport shuttles are available and pricing depends on number of participants.


 7.5 hours from the Denver/Boulder area to Cortez

5.5 hours from Salt Lake City to Cortez

6 hours drive from Phoenix to Cortez


regular lodge

$1290 per person - single occupancy
$1025 per person - double occupancy

DEluxe Lodge

$1435 per person - single occupancy
$1100 per person - single occupancy


Camping and RV sites are available!
Please contact Barbara directly for detailed prices for campsites: escape@elevatedretreat.com | 970.729.8108


DEPOSIT: 2017 Mindfulness REtreat

A non refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your place for this event. Full balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival. 

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If you have questions about Mindfulness RE:treat, please contact Barbara:

escape@elevatedretreat.com | 970-729-8108