Colorado is a special place for a lot of reasons. Not only it is it a beautifully mountainous state with a relentlessly sunny climate, attracting an endless stream of outdoor enthusiasts, but it is a state that is rich in history, diversity & culture. 100 years ago, Colorado was the land of ranching & mining. It was a conservative state that imbued that values of the wild west.
In recent years, the demographics of Colorado have shifted. The population, one of the fastest growing state's in the US, has become younger, more liberal & more active. Many young people are attracted to Colorado because of the gorgeous weather, active lifestyle, fewer crowds & better opportunities when compared to "back east".
Living in Telluride, Colorado, I constantly remind myself how lucky we are to live in one of the most naturally breathtaking & friendly mountain towns in the state. A town where its perfectly normal to say 'hi' to a stranger as you walk down the street. A town where our postman, Jim, knows the name and PO Box number (by heart) of every single person who walks through his door. A town where you lose your wallet & find it, perfectly intact, where you left it the day before.
Telluride is also the home of our company - RE:treat. RE:treat offers yoga inspired adventure retreats in beautiful mountain locations around the world. There are many reasons why Telluride, and Colorado was chosen as the home of RE:treat. Really, the mountains of Colorado were the inspiration for RE:treat. We started this company because we want to share our wonderful lifestyle with others who seek out yoga, adventure, mountains & fun.
Here are the top 6 reasons why you should choose Colorado for your next yoga retreat experience:
1. Blue Skies & sunshine people...
Colorado boasts around 300 days of sunshine pear year. Our climate is conducive to outdoor adventure & the chances are that if you visit Colorado, it's going to be sunny.
2. We are the leanest state in the US
Colorado has been the leanest state in the US for a few years now. Maybe it's the altitude, or maybe it's the attitude? Coloradans have a great outlook on life, and I'm sure this plays into lifestyle choices. Skiing, hiking, biking & climbing are activities that many people live here for, and you have endless choices.
3. Colorado is one of the happiest states in the US
A study by Wallethub found Colorado to be the 4th happiest state in the country. Colorado ranked second for emotional & physical wellbeing. Could it be the Rocky Mountain High?
4. Mountains, mountains & more mountains
Colorado has the most land over 10,000 feet elevation that any other state in the US. Mountains are plentiful in Colorado, and they are the reason why many people chose to live her. The San Juan Mountains, where Telluride is located, is the highest concentration of 13,000 & 14,000 feet peaks in Colorado, meaning endless trails of skiing, hiking & biking.
5. You can relaxxxxx any way you choose...
In 2013, marijuana was legalized in Colorado. We're not encouraging you to get completely blazed on your next yoga retreat, but if you want to try it out, we will not judge! The legalization of pot has been a contentious topic in Colorado, but here in Telluride, it has been an easy transition. There are 4 dispensaries in Telluride when you can take your pick of smoke-ables, edibles & medical tinctures.
6. World class amenities
Colorado is home to some of the world's most prominent international ski resorts - Aspen, Vail, Steamboat & Telluride are all highly sought after. As a result, we have an endless treasure trove of high end hotels, restaurants & outdoor recreation options.
Join RE:treat in beautiful Telluride, Colorado for one of our 2015 yoga retreat experiences. Our retreats are the perfect choice for those of you who don't want to leave the US for a yoga vacation. We will also treat you to luxury accommodations, fabulous, organic food & wonderful company.
RE:treat offers yoga inspired adventure retreats in beautiful mountain locations around the world. Our luxury yoga holidays focus on invigorating yoga practice, outdoor adventure, majestic alpine locations, delicious local food + exclusive accommodations. We want our guests to feel like they can confidently come on a solo vacation + have an amazing experience. In 2015 we will be hosting yoga retreats in Colorado + Europe. To view our 2015 yoga retreat schedule, click here. If you have any questions, please call us on 970-729-8108.