Mountain Top Yoga
Sustainable Earth Yoga Retreats
Sustainable Earth Yoga Retreats and Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge invite you to take advantage of the fresh mountain air and inspiring natural surroundings to breathe peace, flexibility and balance into your vacation and into your life. Whether you are here in the mountains on a work conference, family vacation or ski weekend, adding yoga to your experience will leave you feeling lighter and clearer, and there are so many ways to enjoy it!
Granlibakken is the first resort in the Tahoe area to offer on-site/in-suite private yoga instruction for individuals, couples and groups. If you have a dedicated practice at home this is the perfect way to maintain your routine, and if this is your very first time on the mat, this is the most enviable of introductions. To make the experience even more unique, take to the trails or the lake for a full-on yoga adventure you won't soon forget.
- On-site/In-suite Individual, Couple, Families or Small Group Private Yoga Session
- Starting at 1.25 hours
- Outdoor Yoga Excursions (option to include hike, kayak, picnic, etc)
- Yoga for Conferences/Team Building & Bonding
- Yoga for Reunions/Bachelorette & Women's Weekends/Weddings
- Mountain Top Meditations
- Breathing Techniques for Mental Clarity & Stress Reduction
- Athletic/Therapeutic/Apres Ski
- Design Your Own Retreat
Yoga is a mindful exploration of one's space, internal and external. It is a practice that is deeply personal and one that opens itself infinitely, both constant and evolving in its nature. To yoke, or to yuj, completely with all that surrounds and all that fills the individual, yoga is a uniting of the self with all else, but it is not a religion nor need it be focused in its spiritual disciplines.
Yoga asana and vinyasa, the flowing movement of one posture to the next that is so popular today, is only one branch of the eight limbs of yoga. To tap into the full benefits of yoga, one also practices breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation and sense withdrawal. The yamas and niyamas are ten codes of behavior which ask the individual to honestly examine her mind and actions so that she may move in the world with grace and consideration for the good of all that inhabit the Earth.
Benefits of yoga include greater mental clarity, flexibility in both body and mind, a calmer and steadier heart, healthier functioning systems (i.e. digestive, cardiovascular, emotional), pain relief, a lighter spirit, longer and leaner muscles, more open joints, increased range of motion, and so much more.
What You Need to Practice
To practice at Granlibakken, all you need is a bit of curiosity, a towel and clothes you can move comfortably in – we'll provide the mats and any other supplies you may need.
We recommend you drink lots of water before and after your session,
And eat only very lightly within the two hours beforehand for ease of movement.
Ashley Aarti Cooper is the founder of Sustainable Earth Yoga Retreats. She has practiced yoga for eleven years both abroad and in her native United States. In 2009 she traveled to Goa, India, to deepen her spiritual study through her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training; she has been teaching yoga, pranayama and meditation ever since in Massachusetts, California and Argentina.
Ashley is Yoga Alliance Certified, actively studies all eight branches of yoga and is also Reiki I-certified. While guiding yoga Ashley brings her student to their physical edge and encourages them to draw their senses within to experience the more subtle layers of yoga. Concentrating on a true yolking of breath, movement and spirit, Ashley's classes are meditative, explorative and playful.
Ashley is honored to teach every body and delights in introducing beginners. Private instruction for athletes, injuries and other therapeutic needs are a current passion of deep interest. To better serve her students Ashley draws on many disciplines for holistic approaches specific to each person.
Ashley is not the only instructor you may have, although you can request her, and all of our instructors are Yoga Alliance Certified and sure to create a nurturing and fun environment.
Reservations & Booking
To request a session call us at (636) 851-YOGA.
Please be sure to be detailed in your request of date, time, participants what you are looking for, and any injuries and previous experience.
24-hour notice is recommended for ease of booking for private sessions, and with as much notice as possible for excursions.
Cancellation fees apply for cancellations within 24 hours up to 50% of cost.
A credit card with expiration date will be required for booking, although payment can be accepted in cash in person.
All participants and guardians will be required to sign a release of liability waiver.