Giddy Up Yoga Retreat -

2014 Dates -  November 16-19

Nature and nurture combine as you stretch body and soul at a Giddy Up Yoga Retreat with Red Mountain Resort. This 4 day 3 night experience is led by expert horsewoman Patty Arnett, internationally certified yoga instructor Aileen Epstein-Ignadiou, and their wrangler team. You explore how combining the spirit of a horse with yoga, guides a powerful and deep transformation, releasing resistance and pain, to create a uniquely magical experience.

This program has been developed to allow individuals of all levels of yoga and equine experience to participate. Truly, you need not ever to have ridden a horse or practiced an asana (posture). In small group and individual sessions, you will find time for growth and reflection in the safe and natural beauty of our red rock vistas and Snow Canyon State Park. You will focus on integrating breath with movement, increasing mindfulness and connecting to your horse. The yoga will be a combination of asanas tailored to the group and individual needs within the group, and breathing and relaxation techniques, including explanations of the benefits both on and off the horse.

The retreat will start Sunday afternoon with dinner with your instructors and end Wedneday with a Yoga Trail Ride at 10:00am for 3 hours. During your retreat you will enjoy the amenities of Red Mountain Resort, with three healthy meals each day, and access each evening to our world class Sagestone Spa & Salon. Space is limited to 9 participants. Please bring comfortable clothing and shoes with smooth soles for riding.



  • 3:00 PM (3 hours) Welcome Sunset Trail Ride at The Overlook-intro to trail riding and getting to know your horse.
  • 7:00 PM (90 minutes)Introduction and meet your Yoga and Horse Instructors - private group dinner.


  • 7:45AM (1 hour 15 minutes)
    Yoga for horseback riding-classroom
  • 12:30PM (3 hours)
    Straw bale simulation and bareback yoga at the Overlook - Outdoors
  • 5PM (1 hour)
    Restorative yoga for horseback riding -classroom


  • 7:45AM (1 hour 45 minutes)
    Yoga for horseback riding-classroom
  • 11:15 AM (4.5 hours)
    Yoga trail ride from The Red Mountain Trail to the Snow Canyon Rim with sack lunch
  • 5PM (1 hour)
    Restorative Yoga for horseback riding- classroom


  • 7:45AM (1 hour 15 minutes )
    Yoga Interative and Wrap-up session - Classroom
  • 10:00AM (3 hours)
    Yoga Trail Ride at the Red Mountain Trail to Donut Hole Canyon


Pricing for the retreat starts at $2,250 based on double occupancy. Service Fees and taxes additional. Cancellations within 2 weeks of arrival subject to program fees.

4 Days / 3 Nights
3 Meals Daily
Evening Spa Access
Daily Guided Hikes
Unlimited Fitness Classes

Program Coordinator:
Patty Arnett

Yoga Instructor:
Aileen Epstein-Ignadiou

Matthew Bowen

Please contact our Group Coordinator to book your retreat.
Lori Munk

Red Mountain Resort

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