Feathered Pipe Ranch

5(20 reviews)
Yoga Retreat
492 views Helena, Montana
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About Feathered Pipe Ranch

Nestled in the pulsing heart of the northern Rocky Mountains is a place unlike any other – the Feathered Pipe Ranch.

Feathered Pipe Ranch yoga retreats and yoga travel experiences are guided by some of the world’s foremost teachers and wisdom holders in one of the most extraordinary, nature-drenched, alpine settings on the planet. Located just outside of Helena, Montana, and surrounded by millions of acres of forest and mountains,  our week-long retreat offerings encompass the entire spectrum of health and wellness, including restorative and therapeutic yoga, mindfulness and meditation, Ayurveda, and other holistic healing arts.

Since 1975, our intimate learning sanctuary, located just a stone’s throw from the Continental Divide, has been the ideal setting for celebrated teachers in the fields of health, wellness, meditation, and yoga to inspire ordinary people to awaken their extraordinary potential. Luminaries including Joseph Campbell, Lilias Folan, Dr. Andrew Weil, Judith Hanson Lasater, Angela Farmer, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, Erich Schiffmann, Patricia Walden, and Seane Corn are just a handful of the celebrated teachers who share their gifts at the Feathered Pipe Ranch.

Born out of the life-sustaining traditions of India and Native America, the Feathered Pipe continues to welcome and support today’s generation of spiritual seekers and teachers here at North America’s oldest non-guru-based retreat center. Our yoga travel programs and grassroots humanitarian efforts —our Seva yoga— equip and empower people from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to take tangible action that serves and honors life and community worldwide.

Breathe, wander, laugh, and lounge. Savor the gift of releasing everything you don’t need. Arrive in the uncommon space of grace that is the Feathered Pipe.

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List of services, treatments, health care programmes offered

Feathered Pipe Ranch offers the following services:-

1) Restorative Yoga Program

2) Iyengar Therapeutic Yoga Program

3) Resilient Well-Being (The Heart of Yoga) Program

4) Restorative Gentle Yoga Program

5) Veterans Yoga Teacher Training Program


Feathered Pipe Ranch accommodations are:-

Our lodging options offer the finest in rustic comfort. Indoor and outdoor choices include a variety of private or shared accommodations ranging from western-style chalet rooms and cabins to glamping favorites – deluxe wall tents, tipis, and yurts nestled in the heart of the Montana Rocky Mountains.

After retreat registration, Feathered Pipe office staff will contact you to confirm your lodging preference. Accommodations include all meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds.

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Feathered Pipe Ranch Reviews

5(20 reviews)


Los Angeles, United States

My comments echo those of the other reviewers - Feathered Pipe ranch is a wonderful, peaceful oasis and an ideal setting for a yoga retreat. The grounds are beautiful, full of wildflowers and streams. The staff members are lovely, friendly and helpful. My room was comfortable and the meals were very good. The asana room is well equipped and the teacher was stellar. I highly recommend a week (or two!) to recharge. Also, if you can't bear to unplug, the Ranch has upgraded its wifi, which works quite well.

Sarah K

West Hartford, United States

The most magical place on earth. I have been lucky enough to spend a glorious week the past two summers at The Feathered Pipe Ranch. From the staff, the accommodations, the retreats, the land, the lodge, the community, everything is perfect and will always hold the most special place in my heart. If you are looking for a rejuvenating, invigorating, mind altering experience then this is the place for you. I have only been gone three days and I’m already planning my return visit next summer. If you want the most epic vacation and yoga retreat center, Feathered Pipe Ranch is the place for you. Thank you to Eric, Winter, both Mike’s in the kitchen, Anne and all else I didn’t mention for bringing me so much joy and love.

Elizabeth April

Helena, United States

Just such a special, special place. Such a beautiful setting for the beautiful work they are doing there. You can just feel the work and love put into every moment when you are there. I will 100% be returning!


Toronto, Canada

Just returned from a fabulous week at the ranch. It was my third consecutive summer at the ranch. Our teacher, Nat Kendall taught us two hours every morning and two hours every afternoon. In between classes we had time to chat with new friends, swim in the small lake, canoe or kayak, keep a journal. There is a little library with a terrific selection of yoga reading material. We began the day with quiet sitting meditation and this was followed by mantra, pranayama, body scan, chanting and asana. Nat is a gifted musician and he provided a comfortable and encouraging environment in which everyone could share their voices to participate in chanting. Our voices blended daily as we practised a different chant each day accompanied by the drum and harmonium. Nat had a few teachers assisting him so every yogi had ample support as required in the multi-level classes. Each day there was something new and creative to keep our interest piqued! Nat has a special gift for making sure every participant feels included. If you travel singly, no worry. You will make many new friends in a short amount of time. The ranch has a variety of accommodations. You can sleep in a tent or a yurt. There is a modern bathhouse for those staying in tents or yurts. You can stay indoors in the lodge or the chalet. My room was in the chalet with a private bath. It was clean and comfortable with ample towels. Three nutritious meals full of healthy, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables kept us well fed. We loved the brownies for dessert. Special diets can be arranged with the kitchen staff. We had a great time roasting marshmallows over an open fire one evening. The staff is exemplary. All staff will work hard to make sure your every need is looked after. If you book the ranch shuttle you will be met the airport. I hope you decide to check out the online schedule on the Feathered Pipe website. Pick any program! They are all amazing. Top notch teachers will make your yoga experience inspiring and insightful. You will be surrounded by the beauty of nature everywhere you look. Your hosts will make you immediately feel right at home. Hospitality is warm, thoughtful and generous.


Helena, United States

What a magical place! Fabulous food, friendly staff, wonderful yoga and meditation, or just hanging out making friends with my fellow yogis. A great balance between simple accommodations (but with all the modern conveniences) and enjoying the majestic and breathtaking beauty of the mountains, flora and fauna, and for me the shimmering reflection of the teepee across the lake from the main Lodge. Tremendous massage therapists are another treat available. I have spent three week-long yoga retreats with the Veterans Yoga Project at Feathered Pipe Ranch - 2014, 2017, and September 2018. I can't wait for next year.

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