For almost 45 years, Feathered Pipe Foundation has been hosting yoga, health, and wellness programs at the Feathered Pipe Ranch located outside Helena, Montana.
Yoga Retreats (5)
Judith Hanson Lasater
Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, taught at the very first workshop ever held at Feathered Pipe Ranch in 1975. “The Pipe” has become a touchstone for her, her family, her friends, and her students. She brings broad and deep experience across many disciplines and in a multitude of settings. She holds a doctorate in East-West Psychology, is a physical therapist, and began her yoga teaching career in 1971. She is a co-founder of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and of Yoga Journal. Her teachings have been shared in nearly every state in the United States and on six continents.
Baxter Bell, MD, C-IAYT, eRYT500 fell in love with yoga in 1993 while he was working full-time as a family physician. Now he focuses on teaching yoga full time, both to ordinary students of all ages and physical conditions, and to the next generation of yoga teachers, to whom he teaches anatomy and yoga therapy along with his accessible, skillful style of yoga. With 18 years of experience under his belt, Baxter brings a unique perspective to his teaching, combining his understanding of anatomy and medicine with his skill at instructing people from all walks of life and all levels of ability.
Melina Meza (BS Nutrition, Ayurvedic Health Educator, Certified Yoga for Aging Teacher, 500-ERYT) has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 20 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being. Since 1997, Melina has been teaching yoga at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, Washington, where she also is co-director of their 200- and 500-Hour Teachers’ Training Program.
Los Angeles based Marla Apt is a senior intermediate level Iyengar yoga teacher who has been involved with medical research studies at UCLA on yoga for depression, anxiety, and IBS. She was honored in 2013 by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Southern California with the Manouso Manos Leadership award. She is pursuing her interest in making the healing benefits of yoga available to communities in need as a member of the non-profit organization, Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics. She leads workshops and teacher trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Lauren Walker is the author of Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014) and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017). Both books won the Nautilus Silver award for best Mind/Body book. She’s been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997 and created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University. She teaches EMYoga across the US and internationally and has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra +, Yoga Digest, and The New York Times. She was named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America.
Caitlin McWilliams, MS, E-RYT, is an Embodied Yoga Therapist/Teacher and Co-Owner of The Lotus in Helena MT, who uses the physical, intellectual and spiritual practice of yoga to process trauma, lift out of depression, and balance anxiety. She offers Trauma-Informed Yoga Series, along with her weekly classes and working with clients on a one on one basis.
Jamie Anesi, licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with a concentration in Grief, Loss and Trauma, is a Transpersonal and Somatic Psychotherapist and Co-Owner of The Lotus in Helena MT. She has been in private practice as a LCPC for 15 years and has been teaching dance and movement therapy for over 17 years
from United States, September 2018
"A family experience "
We treated our family to the Serenity Yoga Retreat for our summer vacation. The staff was so wonderful to accommodate our wide range of needs and experience. We truly felt at home. Gernot was an amazing guide and instructor who was so in tune with every individual. The ranch is a true outdoor paradise. We were lucky enough to get to experience the last sweat lodge of the year...amazing. We would highly recommend Gernot and the Feathered Pipe Ranch for a very refined and focused yoga experience.