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Sacred Yoga Healing Retreat

a late summer respite in

White River National Forest Colorado

Aug 24-27th 2023


This rejuvenating and restorative retreat is designed for EVERYONE! Spend a long weekend to get away into nature, detox from your busy mind and stresses, eat healthy and get nourished, and reflect and reconnect with what truly matters to you.  Join Melanie Lighthouser & Jillian Bieritz from The Be Free Healing Center, for a weekend of unwinding.  During your stay, we'll have daily yoga offerings, a Be Free Breathwork session, and plenty of FREE TIME to explore or rest! Our colorful and creative yogi-inspired menu (df/gf options) will be prepared from scratch with organic whole foods & LOVE, nourishing Body, Mind and Soul.  

Enjoy stepping out of your daily routine and being nurtured. 


Check-in @ 3:00 pm. 
Enjoy some free time. 5-6 pm welcome dinner. Time for truly arriving! 7pm Opening Circle.


8am Mindful Flow & Sacred Yin Yoga 
followed by breakfast
Reflect or explore the grounds!
- optional private sessions-
5pm dinner 
7pm Be Free Breathwork Group Session 


8am  Slow Flow 
Followed by breakfast 
Day for Exploration or Relaxation
- Optional  private sessions -
4:30pm Evening Flow Yoga
6pm Dinner followed by gathering or quiet time.
Camp Fire and Star Gazing -optional :)


8am Morning Flow & Meditation with Closing Circle
10 am Brunch to Follow
Check out at  12 noon
Feel free to stay for more exploration!

Optional Activities

​​ Porch Lounging, Mountain Hiking, Forest and Lake Exploration, Paddle Boarding (bring your board), Star Gazing, Journaling, Camp Fires, and perhaps you'll even see a Moose! 

Mini Soul Astrology Readings offered in the afternoons with Jillian

$88 for 30min


CLICK HERE to Book Your Timeslot! 

(scroll to  "Book Online" section and click on "Classes/Events" Tab)



Accommodations will be in shared or private Rustic Retreat Cabins with bath and full kitchen. Reservations for lodging will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 When you register, you will choose your lodging and we will send an invoice for the retreat fee PLUS lodging fee.

AUGUST 24-27th



$395 includes: 5 yoga classes and one circle, 
6 vegetarian meals (3 breakfast with homemade chai, 3 dinner) plus 2 power juices, fruit, snacks. Power juice for lunch Friday and Saturday. Herbal teas, iced teas &  filtered water available at all times.  


LODGING ranging from $210 - $570 for 3 nights. 

Limited camping and camping cabin option.

The Ute Lodge Guest Ranch at about 7500 feet is located 30 miles up the hill from Meeker, Colorado, just 5-6 hour drive from Fort Collins. 
There are 2 ways to get there:
I-70 to Rifle and then head north on HWY 13, go through Meeker, turn right up to the lodge.
Or, through the Poudre Canyon and Steamboat Springs,  south at Craig onto HWY 13, turn off to the lodge just before Meeker. 
Follow the Ute Lodge signs :)


We currently have ONE ROOM LEFT in a shared cabin.  This room has a twin bunkbed and we're looking for a pair of friends who wants it!  $270 per person.


Message/call Melanie @ 970-286-4447 if its YOU (and your friend!)


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Melanie Lighthouser


I describe myself as a "Freedom Catalyst", or someone who helps others to break out of their experiences of limitation and return to a place of freedom.  It is my goal and purpose to embody presence, empathy, compassion, a fearless open heart, creativity, and to empower others to do the same.  

I've been teaching yoga and doing massage therapy for the last 18years, and facilitating breathwork since 2012.  I am a Be Free Breathwork (TM) facilitator and teacher, and I am the lead teacher for Root to Rise, our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program. 

  Teaching the power of the breath and union with the present moment  is my deepest passion. So excited to nurture those who choose to join us for this beautiful extended weekend. 


Brook Shander

Hi, I’m Brook! I am a professionally trained culinarian and a passionate yoga teacher! 


I graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2021 with a culinary nutrition degree. I believe that healing starts from the inside out and food is just one way that we can access that. I am deeply grateful to combine this love for cooking and nutrition with my passion for yoga. 


My yoga journey has brought me to teach weekly at Be Free Healing center where I strive to cultivate more peace and serenity in our lovely community. When I’m not teaching yoga, I am cooking fulltime for a living. Additionally, I have my own small business cooking vegan meals for clients. 


My intention for this retreat is to cook meals that will provide you the energy that you need to show up for yourself fully. I am honored for this opportunity to nourish your bodies, and I look forward to connecting with you all! 

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