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Buteyko Breathing Center

Sacred Breath - Buteyko Wellness Retreat at a High Altitude (June 2023)

7-day semi-silent mountain retreat with Sasha Yakovleva and the Buteyko Community, set in the sacred Sangre De Cristo mountains at 8,500 feet elevation.
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7-day semi-silent mountain retreat with Sasha Yakovleva, set in the sacred mountains of Crestone, Colorado. 

June 1-8, 2023


This retreat will take place in Vajra Vidya Retreat Center, located in Crestone, CO (8,500 feet elevation).

In the Sangre De Cristo mountains, the first week of June is a time of purity, rejuvenation, and renewal when the snow on the peaks is melting, the streams are running full, and the desert begins thriving.

What to expect:  

- Every element of this retreat is built around sacred breath to boost your vitality and prana. This retreat will help you move closer to achieving optimal levels of breathing, health, and well-being.
- The indoor sessions will take place in the magnificent meditation room of the Tibetan Buddhist Center.
- The outdoor sessions will take place in nature, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the vast San Luis Valley and the surrounding Sangre De Cristo Mountains. You can explore various trails, spend time by the streams, and visit natural hot springs and sand dunes.
- The rarefied mountain air (8,500-9,000 feet elevation) is supportive of Dr. Buteyko's reduced breathing and, by simply staying in this area, you will be immersed into practicing reduced breathing. In addition to using nasal breathing 24/7, participants will do various breathing exercises. 
- During this retreat, participants will experience profound stillness. We will spend at least 2/3rd of every day in silence, creating a nourishing environment for transformation and insight.
- We will practice meditation, chanting, yoga, pilgrimage, and other CO2 boosters.
- Q&A sessions and talks will help us understand the most profound and sacred aspects of the Buteyko method.
- Free private Sessions with Sasha Yakovleva are included
- Free sessions of Buteyko Yoga with Ola Lugowska
- Chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Jesse Steinberg (an additional charge) 
- In the evenings, participants will have an opportunity to spend time with each other and with fascinating guests. We will enjoy inspiring and enriching discussions about sacred breath, spirituality, health, nature, and other topics conducive to personal and collective evolution.

Who is the teacher? 
Sasha Yakovleva will lead this retreat.  Dr. Jesse Steinberg and Ola Lugowska will also offer their services. 

Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is for people familiar with the Buteyko Breathing Method and those who aspire to master it. If you are not familiar with the method, please watch Buteyko Breathing Step-by-step video course before arriving at the retreat center. 

The full price includes: 
A room, three organic vegan/vegetarian meals per day, and all retreat activities. Please keep in mind that only 17 rooms are available. To make sure that you have a room, register now! 

Other accommodation options: 
Commuter option ($999): 
You are welcome to arrange your own accommodations in the area and join the retreat daily by commuting to the retreat center. You are responsible for making your own arrangements and arriving on time for all the events. All meals are included!

Options for transportation to and from the Retreat Center:

1. Travel by our van:

We will have a van available at DIA (Denver International Airport) to assist in transportation to Crestone, CO the afternoon of June 1st. We are planning on leaving Denver at 1 pm, arriving in Crestone about 5 pm. This will give the participants a little time to settle in before dinner at 6 pm. The first session is scheduled at 7.15 pm that evening.

The participants also will be transported back to DIA on the morning of June 8th, arriving at the airport at noon. Please plan your flights accordingly leaving time for check in and for security.

Our shared cost for renting the van will be $130 per person. We will send you a PayPal invoice for this amount – you can pay it by PP or any debit or credit card.

Please email us at if you plan on using our van or prefer to use your own transportation. We suggest booking the van early since the number of passengers is limited.

2. Make your own arrangements:

For all other options for transportation to Vajra Vidya Retreat Center, please see the following information on the Center’s website:

We look forward to seeing you at this retreat!

Deposit option: 

- If you prefer to pay a deposit of $200 instead of full payment, please email us. The remaining payment of $1,299 will be due on April 15, 2023

Cancellation policy: 
- If canceled before April 15th, 2023, you will receive a full refund minus the $200 cancellation fee. 
- If canceled after April 15th, 2023, you will receive a 50% refund. 

Any questions: 
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