We’re Co-Hosting a Cool Retreat for Women at Chautauqua. Join us.

We’re having a fun retreat for women who could benefit from replenishment + renewal, fresh air + the beauty of Boulder.
And couldn’t we all.
We’d love for you to join us.
Through my business, Blossoming, I’ve led retreats to Santa Fe, Vail, The Aloft – Broomfield + The Westin – Westminster.
Now, we’re going to the fabulous, historic Chautauqua.
Settled into cozy cottages, with full kitchens, screened porches + charm in abundance, while in the shadow of the inspiring Flatirons, it’s the perfect place to gather.
Co-hosted with Heather Swanson of Incantations and Ellie Freeman of Simply Nourished Nutrition, you’ll be in good hands.

/ Friday, October 17, 6p – Sunday, October 19, 12:30p /

We’ll have a group dinner Friday night, so please bring the ingredients to make your signature dish – whether that’s an amazing appetizer, stunning salad or exciting entree. We’ll enjoy dessert of cast iron pie from Denver’s own Long I Pie. Please also bring a bottle of your favorite wine. We’ll serve everything family-style and sit down to dinner to share stories and laughs, and set a tone of community and connection that will extend throughout the weekend.

Saturday morning, we’ll enjoy Pressery juices and healthy, homemade muffins. I’ll be leading a Heart + Soul creative workshop, which will have you laughing, maybe crying [tears of recognition + release!] + definitely feeling reengaged with yourself. You’ll gain insights, inspiration + ideas on how to live deeper, fuller by the time we’re finished. To follow, we’ll have a healthy cooking / eating workshop with Ellie Freeman, a certified nutritionist, and founder of Simply Nourished Nutrition. Lunch is included. Saturday afternoon is open to experience the grounds, hike, play frisbee, read, journal. We’ll send you on your way with a bag of Chautauqua’s own trail mix. That evening, we’ll enjoy a group dinner, going Dutch and ordering off the menu, at the newly revamped Chautauqua Dining Hall.

Sunday morning will find us on the Chautauqua grounds for a brunch picnic, prepared by Heather Swanson, a recent Bauman Natural Cooking School graduate and one of a rare group who has staged at Frasca. How nice to just be able to park once, relax, and enjoy a weekend filled with delight, in the company of caring, cool, conscientious women. Accommodations are shared. If you prefer not to stay overnight(s), you can attend just for the workshops on Saturday, and / or the brunch picnic on Sunday. All menus and agenda will be provided at reservation confirmation.

— 2 workshops + 2 nights in a charming Chautauqua cottage + 1 lunch + 1 brunch / $265.
— 2 workshops + 1 night [Friday or Saturday] + 1 lunch [optional Sunday brunch if staying over Saturday] / $190.
— Saturday workshops only (2) / $85. (includes lunch; you’re most welcome to hang out for the afternoon and join us for the group dinner before heading home).
— Sunday Brunch picnic only / $35.

RSVP to you.blossoming@gmail.com specifying your option choice, and you’ll be sent a PayPal invoice for payment to secure your spot. Payment arrangements are possible if you need to divide the all-inclusive in 2-3 payments – just let us know when you RSVP. Register for the all-inclusive, one night stay or Saturday program by 9/22 and receive a complimentary Aveda Light the Way Candle. Otherwise, registration closes on Friday, October 3.

To learn more about Heather, visit this post:

To learn more about Ellie, visit here:

To learn more about Blossoming, visit here:

This recent piece in National Geographic waxes poetic about Boulder, with specific mention of Chautauqua:

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