Mind & Body Classes
The Ranch’s mind and body program focuses on unplugging from an urban setting and tapping into our natural surroundings. Included sessions are available in a wide variety of styles in private indoor spaces or outdoor locations year-round. All sessions follow social distancing guidelines. Book meditation classes with your Ranch Ambassador. Please dial 127 or Front Desk on a Ranch phone or 406-859-6027 to book an appointment for Forest Meditation and Wildcrafting.
Retune your senses to the natural world. Release tension during a mindful walk to a relaxing setting in our meadows or along the banks of Rock Creek. Grab a blanket and close your eyes as you start to leave your worries behind and become mindful in an eco-system that’s changed very littles since it was first homesteaded 150 years ago.
Instructor Mary Ferrari leads a guided meditation to aid in reawakening your awareness. Hear the twittering of song birds, smell the wild sage on the breeze, and feel the earth beneath you. You are free to follow Mary’s prompts or your own thoughts. Meditation sessions help map new mental pathways and serve as the perfect complement to your trailblazing adventures on The Ranch. Leave The Ranch refreshed in mind, body and spirit.
Forest Meditation & Wildcrafting
Tune your mind into the healing benefits of the natural world. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), we use our natural alpine forest as a source of meaningful sensory connection. Studies have shown that mindful time in nature reduces the stress hormone cortisol, lowers blood pressure, elevates mood and can even boost your body’s immune response. Conclude meditation with a brief introduction to ethical wildcrafting and a fresh tea-making session. This guided experience is ideal for individuals, couples, friends and family members, and it is a wonderful way to help children interact with nature. Available through the Granite Spa spring through fall for individual or private groups.
1-5 people 90 Minutes: $225 | 120 Minutes: $300
6-10 people 90 Minutes: $275 | 120 Minutes: $350
Each additional guest (11+) – 90 Minutes $50/guest | 120 Minutes $75/guest