Mindfulness RE:treat

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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. Adventures take up the middle part of the day and afternoon restorative yoga will relax your muscles in time for a delicious dinner.


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. 


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. 


Barbara "Babsi" 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, Babsi is a true yoga professional + we love her engaging, humorous, and thoughtful teaching style. Apart from being a dedicated yogi, Babsi 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 Babsi.

Gourmet meals

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

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



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.  

Please note their is a $60 additional charge (each way) for airport shuttle service.


 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

$718 per person - double occupancy
$1031 per person - single occupancy

DEluxe Lodge

$806 per person - double occupancy
$1433 per person - single occupancy


starting from $462 per person
Please contact Babsi directly for detailed prices for campsites: escape@elevatedretreat.com | 970.729.8108


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

escape@elevatedretreat.com | 970-729-8108