Each year, we host a variety of group retreats from mid-July through mid-September.

We are full for 2017!

If you would like to schedule a group retreat in 2018 or 2019, please contact our office.

2017 Group Retreats at Crestone Mountain Zen Center:


July 17-23, 2017

Scott Anderson: Alignment Yoga

At first glance it may appear that all yoga is inherently meditative. To a certain extent that is true, though seated meditation remains an integral aspect of the yogic path. In this retreat, we’ll explore the foundational practices of seated meditation, along with yoga asana and pranayama. Scott Anderson has been teaching yoga since 1989, and in addition to his extensive yoga training, is a practice leader in the Tergar meditation community of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.

July 24-30, 2017

Til Luchau: Advanced Trainings

image001This special 6-day retreat for manual therapists combines all-level meditation instruction and practice (in stillness and movement), hands-on myofascial techniques relevant to sitting, body awareness exercises, sitting biomechanics, pain dynamics as related to mindfulness and manual therapy, and much more. Limited to professionally trained manual- and body-therapy practitioners, such as massage therapists, structural integration practitioners, physical therapists, and others.

August 2-6, 2017

Jeanie Manchester Yoga

In this 5 day retreat, we will focus on self practice, and deep study in philosophy, meditation, pranayama and asana. We will establish daily rhythms according to Ayurvedic wisdom as well as appropriate sequencing for the season, time of day and class level. This program has a special emphasis on “divine feminine wisdom for everyday life.”

August 7-13, 2017

Charlie Samos Yoga

If you’re longing for some time to truly un-plug, center yourself, relax and rejuvenate, and dive deep into your yoga practice, this is it. Charlie’s teaching style focuses on mindfulness and presence, attention to breath, alignment, and movement, all leading to stillness.  The beauty and seclusion of the center will enhance the participants ability to move deeper into this inner growth.

August 14-19, 2017

Crestone Mountain Zen Center: Wild Dharma Practice

The Wild Dharma expedition is an opportunity to embed Zen practice within the field of interconnected activities from which all life arises: wild nature. The expedition will take place over 5 days in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The daily practice includes walking, zazen, sense awareness and mindfulness practices, chanting, ecological literacy, and dharma discussion.

 August 21-28, 2017

Tsoknyi Rinpoche: Renunciation, Compassion & Devotion: A Dzogchen View

CMZC offers accommodations and our excellent vegetarian cuisine to support participants in the 2017 Crestone Pundarika Retreats. Between our Retreat Cabins, the Guest House, the dormitory style Studio, and camping we offer a variety of accommodation options, ranging from $65 to $190 per person and night. All rates include three meals. For more information see our Pundarika Retreat Webpage.

September 2-9, 2017

Sharon Landrith: Silent Residential Retreat

Sharon Landrith is a spiritual teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti. Crestone Mountain Zen Center hosts this seven-day silent residential retreat for her Clear Light Sangha. The days include 5 meditation sessions in the Zendo, a guided meditation and two satsangs and questions and answer sessions. The days begins at 7:30am and ends 9:30pm.

 September 12-17, 2017

Available for Individual Retreats at CMZC 


 September 18-22, 2017

MAHA Retreats – Massage, Acupuncture, Herbs, Acroyoga

This five day retreat will be a quest to pursue wholeness through immersion into the ancient wisdoms of yoga, Thai massage, and Chinese medicine. Daily acroyoga practice will awaken our playful nature, and foster effective communication and trust with others. We will celebrate the new moon and fall equinox, and the coinciding transition of elements in Chinese Medicine.