Sunday, July 15, 2012

Women's Trail Running and Yoga Retreat

Photo by Kristen Smith
In the four plus years I've lived in the Methow Valley, I've fallen in love with fall. While on the westside, by late September I dreaded each time moisture would fall from the sky, as it felt like the beginning of the long, wet season. In contrast, autumn here brings sunny, warm days and crisp, cool nights. The gold of aspens and larches add a pop to an otherwise green mountain landscape.

This September, we're partnering with Winthrop Mountain Sports to create an incredible weekend. Join me in taking a few days to reset after a full summer and before the busy holidays set in at our Women's Trail Running and Yoga Retreat, September 27-30. Based at Mazama's Freestone Inn, our days will consist of running, practicing yoga, eating yummy food, and relaxing in the beautiful North Cascades (hot tub-yes please!).  In addition to beautiful lodge rooms, the Freestone has various-sized cabins, so bring your friends to play in my favorite beautiful place. 

We'll offer optional talks on running technique, training for an event, injury prevention, and sports nutrition.  Additionally, we will have the opportunity to demo some of the best products for trail running. In the afternoons, rejuvenate tired legs with a massage, take a soak in the hot tub, or simply take a seat in one of the Freestone's comfy chairs to appreciate the view with the company of a new friend or a good book.
Photo by Kristen Smith

Register here. Please email Alison at alison.naney(at) if you have questions or want to reserve your spot. Bring a friend for a discount! The cost of the weekend is $275, which includes dinner on Thursday, all breakfasts,  lunches Friday and Saturday, and dinner on Friday; all guided trail runs; and all yoga classes. Contact Freestone Inn at 509. 996. 3906 to reserve your accommodations. Want to camp outside, instead? That's also an option; email me for details. Space is limited, so sign up now; hope to see you in the fall!


  1. I am bummed I missed the chance to attend. Are you planning to have another retreat in 2013?? How do I get on that mailing list??

    1. Hi Amy, there will be a retreat next year; email us at methowendurance (at) to get on our list. Thanks for your interest!

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