Solstice Intuition & Healing Retreat

SunMountain Retreat Center

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Postponed until late 2020 or early 2021

Are you feeling tired and depleted? Stressed, depressed or anxious? Do you struggle with chronic pain or chronic illness? Are you a caregiver who needs to recharge? Take time out in an idyllic setting during the Summer Solstice weekend to connect to the dawning light of wisdom and luxuriate in restful practices to awaken your inner intuitive healer! The summer solstice is a day when feminine and masculine energies (Ha-Tha, Shiva-Shakti) are perfectly balanced, which gives us access to the full spectrum of our intuitive power and the wellspring of nourishing and healing resources that reside deep in us.


Led by somatic psychotherapist and certified ParaYoga and ParaYoga Nidra teacher Inge Sengelmann, this restorative retreat is designed to access your deepest intuitive wisdom and awaken the innate healing properties residing in your body, mind and heart. We will begin our retreat by congregating on Friday morning in nearby Black Forest (outside Colorado Springs) for an introductory equine assisted process led by somatic psychotherapist Susanne Hays, where we will have a boxed lunch before moving to the SunMountain Center retreat historic lodges in the resort city of Manitou Springs, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Together, we will create a quiet oasis of peace, healing and safe community. Only 12 participants will be accepted.

Your days will be filled with meditative asana practices, restorative yoga and nightly Yoga Nidra for healing. Yoga is the state of union between body, mind and spirit.  It is also the state of mind where thoughts cease, and you can access infinite resources, tap into deeper wisdom and achieve ultimate wholeness. We will use gentle movement, breathing exercises, restorative poses and deep relaxation along with self-inquiry, writing, artistic expression and chanting Sanskrit mantras to help you access these deeper states of your being. You will be introduced to a deeply healing mantra called the Maha Mrtjunjaya mantra, which eradicates the sources of suffering.

The cost of your retreat will include comfortable accommodations in quad, double or single rooms; 3 facilitated group activities per day;  3 daily delicious organic, vegetarian, and seasonally-healing meals—starting with dinner on the first day and ending with lunch on the last day. You will also get one two-hour pass to the center’s soaking hot springs at SunWater Spa. Spa services such as massages and facials will be available for an extra charge. You will also have enough free time to hike in nearby trails and enjoy quiet self-reflection to integrate what you are learning.


Private consultations with Inge or Susanne during your free time would need to be scheduled in advance and incur an additional cost. If you wish to extend your stay at the retreat center or arrive early, we can inquire with the retreat center.

COST: Click Book Online  Find Retreats Tab (3 different options based on accommodations)

$300 non-refundable deposit** required to reserve your space; $100 off full price if paid by 3/19/2020;

final payments due on 5/19/2020; additional discounts available for social justice advocates or non-profit agency workers*


$ 965/pp quad accommodations; $865 if you pay balance after deposit before 3/19/2020

$1,065/pp double accommodations; $965 if you pay balance after deposit before 3/19/2020

$1,495/pp single accommodations; $1,395 if you pay balance after deposit before 3/19/2020


* ask about additional discounts if you belong to one of these groups

** see cancellation policy below

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday, June 19, 2020


9:00 am Meet at Susanne Hays’ barn in Black Forest, CO

9:30 am Introductions and instructions for equine assisted process

10:00 am Equine assisted process (3 persons/1 horse/1 assistant)

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Process insights from equine assisted process

2:30 pm Transfer to SunMountain Center

3:30-4:30 Check-in and rest

4:45 pm Orientation to retreat center, agenda and brief meditation

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Restorative Savasana/Yoga Nidra for General Healing


Saturday, June 20, 2020

6:00 am Sanskrit prayers of the tradition and personal meditation (optional)

8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am Yoga practice and meditation w/ self-inquiry reflection

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Free time to walk/soak in hot springs

4:30 pm Guided writing and expressive arts; learn MM mantra

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Restorative Savasana/Yoga Nidra for Specific Healing


Sunday, June 21, 2020

6:00 am Sanskrit prayers of the tradition and personal meditation (optional)

8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am Yoga practice and meditation w/ self-inquiry reflection

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Free time to walk/soak in hot springs

4:30 pm Guided writing and expressive arts; learn MM mantra

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Restorative Savasana/Yoga Nidra for Specific Healing

Monday, June 22, 2020

6:00 am Sanskrit prayers of the tradition and personal meditation (optional)

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Self-reflection/intention setting, Intetion meditation, Closing

11:00 am Check-out, you will receive a boxed lunch

Teacher Bios

Inge Sengelmann is a certified ParaYoga teacher whose passion is to help people embody their divinity through yoga, the mindful union of body, breath and consciousness. Her classes offer a gentle, enlivening flow combining asana (poses) with pranayama (breath and energy work) followed by deep relaxation and meditation. The focus is to harness prana, the lifeforce, to create balance, promote healing and, ultimately, awaken to the inner teacher. Inge also is trained and certified by Judith Hanson Lasater as a Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher, and in ParaYoga Nidra, the practice of enlightened sleep, or the sleep of awakening.  Inge came to ParaYoga, a Himalayan tantric hatha yoga system, after many years of spiritual seeking in order to deepen her meditation practice. She found so much more: a beloved and trusted teacher, a deep connection to the divine, a sense of belonging to an ancient lineage, the fellowship of like-minded spiritual seekers, and restored physical vitality that had been depleted by cancer treatment. She is most grateful to have been initiated into the Sri Vidya lineage by her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, Inge is a licensed clinical psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner who specializes in the treatment of disorders of extreme stress. She promotes a practice of embodied psychology and embodied spirituality. You can find Inge online at and on OMstars, the yoga network,

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Susanne Hays provides counseling services for adults, children, couples, and families. Her background as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor enables a holistic approach to counseling that includes modalities such as equine-assisted therapy, art and sand therapy and other expressive arts approaches that help with insight and trauma processing. She has worked in an inpatient treatment facility, and has experience with PTSD, Combat-PTSD, Chemical Dependence, and Adoptions/Foster Care. According to Susanne, trauma resides in the body, therefore therapies that go beyond talk help trauma integrate (being able to talk about events without getting distressed) so we can overcome depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-medication, or physical problems. Find her online at

Embody Your Life, LLC Retreat Cancellation Policy

We know that sometimes things come up, and unexpected events happen that can keep you from going on a trip you’ve planned. If you think that you may need to cancel your retreat, we recommend that you obtain travel insurance through a qualified agent. Travel insurers such as AIG Travel Guard, offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical expenses.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.


Due to arrangements made with our retreat hosts, there can be no exceptions to our cancellation policy. Embody Your Life, LLC has a contract with the retreat center to pay for the retreat costs in advance. If the retreat is cancelled, and they are unable to fill the space, Embody Your Life, LLC loses all advance deposits. For that reason, and given that this is a small retreat, our cancellation policy is as follows:

If you cancel your trip, Embody Your Life, LLC does not offer refunds for any reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit for another retreat to be taken within two years of your original retreat date. You may also transfer your deposit and payments to another guest if you are able to secure someone to take your place 90 days prior to retreat start date.

  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to hold your reservation. The full balance is due and must be received 30-days prior to the first day of retreat (May 19, 2020). Early bird discount rates must be paid 90-days prior to the first day of the retreat (March 19, 2020).

  • If you cancel more than 90 days before your retreat start date (prior to March 19, 2020), 100% of your deposit and payments to date may be applied to another retreat offered by Embody Your Life, LLC, or transferred to another guest (found and assigned by you), minus a $150 service fee.

  • If you cancel 30 – 89 days before your retreat start date, 50% of your payment may be applied to another retreat offered by Embody Your Life, LLC. You will forfeit 50% of the price of your retreat.

  • Any cancellations within 30 days or less (after May 19, 2020) are subject to a cancellation fee in the amount of 100% of the retreat cost.


Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. There is no exception to cancellation policy including weather or personal emergencies, flight cancellations or delays. We also do not offer credit for a guest arriving late or leaving early. If Embody Your Life, LLC must cancel a booked retreat for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate on this trip.

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