Starts Thursday 3pm through Sunday 11:30am
Come to Montana and fill up with nourishing practices and locally-sourced organic food... leave ready to tackle the world.
You know the saying... "You can’t pour from an empty cup"?
Yeah, I’ve been there, too.
I'm Mollie Busby, founder and owner of Yoga Hive Montana and Yoga Hive Studios. I know that feeling of overwhelm when you start your day staring at an unsurmountable list of responsibilities that keeps getting longer. I know that listless glance out the window, wondering how much longer you can last at your current capacity. I know that fleeting desire to throw up your hands, quit, and book a one-way ticket to a far-away place just to escape it all.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur on the brink of burnout, a working mom in need of a reset, or a gal with a vision to change the world (minus the motivation to actually get started): I feel ya, sister. There comes a time when we need to stop, take a hard look at our life, and reboot.
Ladies, it’s time to fill that empty cup — this Montana Yoga Retreat is for you.
Imagine having the time to meditate daily (and someone to show you how!). Afterward, you cozy up in a comfy chair outdoors, enjoying a cup of piping hot, locally roasted organic coffee while you journal your intentions for the day and take in the incredible fall foliage around you. You have the space to notice the warm sun and a gentle Montana breeze on your face. You look out over sweeping views of Glacier National Park, Whitefish Lake and beyond, awaiting the day’s transformational morning yoga class in a beautiful off-the-grid yurt.
And the pressure is off: There’s no experience with yoga or meditation required to attend this Montana Yoga Retreat!
Throughout our 4 days, and 3 nights together, you’ll be challenged (in the best way!) by interactive and incredibly fun deep-dive inquiry sessions to get to the core of how you want to feel on a day to day basis. You’ll laugh, dream, learn and plan in the company of other women who are working through the same discovery process alongside you. Discussion sessions, dharma talks, hikes, and a special trip up to the off-grid community of Polebridge, just outside Glacier National Park, are balanced out with ample freedom to chill, roam the 10-acre property among towering Larch trees and fragrant pines with abundant wildlife around every corner. Although you’ll be close to nature at The Busby Hive, you’re also just minutes away from Whitefish by car, so you’ll have a chance to explore our quaint downtown to your heart’s content during our time off. Evenings feature a more gentle yoga practice in the yurt, designed to reset your nervous system and fill your cup till it runneth over.
At night, rest easy...
...with all the creature comforts of a shared room in our on-the-grid home with electricity, traditional bathroom and running water, a full kitchen and fridge, and high-speed WIFI. Or, rest closer to nature with treetop views and an off-grid experience with a full kitchen and fridge, electricity via solar power, deluxe composting toilet and indoor on-demand hot shower in our custom-built HGTV-featured cabin that sleeps 2.
Classes, coffee/tea, meals and discussion will happen in the round, in our off-grid 30-foot yurt — also featured on HGTV, Discovery Channel, Yahoo, Daily Mail and more.
Throughout the retreat, you’ll fuel up with nourishing, locally-sourced organic vegan cuisine, custom crafted to give your body the most balanced fuel so you can think, see and move clearly for the weekend.
Sometimes all it takes is a few days in nature to give you the boost you need — but this isn’t a vacation where you’re sad to leave after 4 blissful days in Montana. Oh no.
You’ll leave this retreat with the best gift of all: A brighter version of yourself, with the tools to change your life for the better.
You’ll be excited to get home and get in the driver’s seat of your own life. To support you beyond our time together, you’ll be connected to a new sisterhood of women that you’ve spent this time with. And most of all, you’ll get your life back with a full cup — and the knowledge to keep it that way.
This fall, you have the chance to join me on this life-changing Be Bold: Montana Yoga Retreat experience: September 18-22. We only have 8 spots available… so the only question left is:
What are you waiting for?
Join Justin Kaliszewski, best-selling author and renowned creator of Outlaw Yoga, for a special vinyasa/yin yoga offering with Yoga Nidra. Class will begin with an Outlaw Yoga Flow to increase the heart-rate and end with deep relaxation techniques to effectively release tension, anxiety, unwanted habits and self-limiting beliefs. This experience will obliterate your boundaries, and set you on a new path of exploration through asana! Justin is coming through town on the Outlaw Yoga Tour, and we're happy to give him a warm Montana welcome and host this workshop!
We're stoked to collaborate with REI for two special paddleboard days on Foys Lake! We only have 6 rental boards available, so if you need one, register quick! No experience necessary and all yoga abilities welcome - our focus truly is on having FUN on the water! Must know how to swim. You can wear yoga clothes, or swim attire — we recommend layers, and a hat. If it's warm, we'll start by jumping in first! Come with an open mind, free spirit, and willingness to laugh!
*Note: Because these are special classes, they are not included in the monthly membership!
..So I’ve been getting headaches more frequently than normal the last few months. At first, I chalked it up to stress or the travel. And then I got frustrated... distraught... I went through denial that it was a thing. And then came the day I allowed myself to wonder the dreaded question: Could it be coffee?
Cringe with me: “Nooooooooo... NO! It can't be! I can’t give up coffee!”
But after the last migraine, I decided it was worth a shot to not have to experience headaches like that anymore. As I write this, I’ve spent over two weeks without coffee (and I’m still living!). And this small example in my own life reminds me of something the great Yogananda once said to a student.
A tiny bit of background: Paramahamsa Yogananda's autobiography — titled Autobiography of a Yogi — is one of the most iconic books in yoga today, about his life spent bringing the yogic teachings from the Himalayas to the west in the early 1900s. (You'll even find it on our yoga teacher training required reading list because his Kriya Yoga practices and Meditation Technique are from the same lineage as what we learn in Yoga Hive's YTT!)
In Awake, the documentary about Yogananda’s life, there’s an interview with one of his students where he recalls a conversation with Yogananda — the one that popped into my head this morning. The student was asking his teacher what he's not allowed to do as a student of yoga...
Our Spring Special is back — 3 months unlimited for $234. Pay in full, and get unlimited yoga for three months from the time you first use the pass, for only $78/month! This pass is only available for purchase through May 3rd!
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Our sister studio in Louisville Colorado has had a BLAST with Beyond Babysitting, and we're excited to finally bring this concept to Whitefish! Our first event is Thursday May 9th, from 5:45-8:30pm. Drop off anytime between 5:45 and 6pm, and pickup anytime before 8:30pm. This event will be a FUN evening of games, crafts and yoga while you enjoy a night out.
We are so excited to bring Kids Yoga back to Whitefish and Kalispell! Kids ages 3-7 can join Maureen on Mondays in Whitefish starting April 29th, and Tuesdays in Kalispell starting April 30th, each from 4-4:45.
NOTE: Parents MUST be with the child on the first day they get dropped off in order to sign a waiver! If you're not going to be dropping off your own child on the first day, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign a waiver electronically for your child.
Meet Emma Ek 🌿 you can find her at our Kalispell location Mondays & Wednesdays at 12pm 🐝
Emma is a certified 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) as well a Certified Reiki Master. In 2013 Emma fell in love with the practice of yoga while she was a “living yoga trainee (LYT)” at Yogaville, an Integral Yoga ashram in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In 2015 Emma received her teaching certification from Axis Yoga Teacher Trainings in Denver, CO with an emphasis on Hatha yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Trauma-sensitive yoga and Ayurveda. That same year Emma moved to Macedonia as a Peace Corps Volunteer where she taught weekly yoga classes in the local language to both adults and kids. Emma teaches well rounded yoga flows that incorporate flexibility and strength + functional movement training with a focus on alignment, physical and energetic anatomy, breath work, and meditation.
Emma and her husband created@heydayhomestead - a microgreens farm right here in the valley! They grow seasonal veggies, herbs, and flowers and have a flock of laying hens which supply their farm and customers with eggs. You can find them at the Kalispell farmers market or the Bigfork village market! 🌱
Note: If you missed any of the other workshops, you can still attend this one! They aren't sequential.
Cost: 1 workshop, $22
Connect with divine wisdom in part 7 of this 7-part series with Yoga Hive owner, Mollie Busby. To start, you will dive into a short wisdom talk with Mollie about the elements of the Crown Chakra, followed by a transformational 90-minute yoga journey. The practice will be slow and meditative, including pranayama, mantra, essential oils, mudras, kriyas, vinyasa and meditation — all rooted in the ancient Tantric teachings of the Himalayan Kundalini tradition, sequenced to radically shift your energy and awareness!
(No experience with any of these elements is necessary to attend. Just come with an open mind, and an open heart!)
We are so excited to get out on the water again for SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga every Sunday at 10am with our partners at Paddlefish Sports! Currently reliving the good vibes by watching this feature for HGTV filmed last summer featuring our lovely Steph Rod!
Mollie Busby is the owner of Yoga Hive, and writes inspirational musings for our newsletter, which we post here, along with upcoming trainings and workshops. To filter, navigate using the links above to see the category you're interested in. If you have questions, or wish to get in touch with Mollie, drop in to a class, or connect online:
407 E. 1st Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937
Next to SOBBA Cycle in the Parking Garage
527 Nucleus Ave.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Just north of JIM and Hellroaring Crossfit.
328 S. Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
Across the street from the Toggery and Sweet Peaks
917 Front Street