B Bar Ranch Montana
Sept 7-10, 2023
Tom Miner Basin, Montana
Tom Miner Basin, Montana
Whether its leaning into how to have tough boundary setting conversations, take the leap towards the life of your dreams, expose your truth and vulnerability; you will leave this week with a tool kit that is both generous spirit and applicable.
I believe the mind and the body are one; what we do to one affects the other.
Thats why this week will feature 2 daily yoga classes, 1 daily group coaching session, (1:1 sessions are available for additional purchase) daily meditation and breath work, healthy meals that fuel your mind and body, journal writing sessions and more!
Everyone will arrive the evening of Thursday, September 7th to get settled and meet fellow attendees.
During the days ahead, we’ll unpack your deepest desires (and blocks) during group coaching sessions.
In addition to our group coaching sessions, should you want to personalize your experience you will have the option purchase 1:1 sessions with me on site during the group free time for a special rate of $100. I am also working on getting an acupuncturist, massage therapist, and clinical therapist on site. Please let me know if you would be interested in these offerings.
Checkout Sunday, September 10th by noon feeling invigorated and ready to take action!
Karissa is a RYT YACEP 500 hour ashtanga, iyeanger, life power and trauma informed yoga instructor – and ICF certified life coach – who has shared her gifts at venues such as Wanderlust Festivals and SXSW.
Karissa fell in love with the practice of yoga by way of a skiing injury, and took it as a sign that the Universe was telling her she needed to slow down and breathe. As a lifelong athlete, she most resonates with an intense yet invigorating practice that makes her students feel empowered to tackle life with strength, tenacity, and resilience both on and off of their mat.
She is passionate about the true healing power of yoga and its byproduct – the gift of coming home to oneself. She believes that yoga possesses the ability to save lives because she has seen how it has not only transformed hers, but countless others.
Karissa plans to take you on a transformative journey by way of combination of all of her skill sets and certifications. In her yoga class you don’t just get a teacher, you get someone who is attuning your nervous system and helping to expand what is possible while demystifying your limiting beliefs via her coaching training, all while you heal the trauma stored in the fascia of your tissues.
She takes her positive psychology toolkit and leads you through the evidenced based work of pioneers like Barbara Frederickson and Caroline Miller. She’ll be not only guiding you through breathwork meditation and yoga, but journal prompts bound to assist you in getting unstuck. These prompts will be a powerful catalyst for growth that both Karissa and Tia will help you unpack during group.
Dr. Albia’s background in mental health stemmed from a passion to bring culturally-competent resources, interventions, and assessments to racial and ethnic minorities, with an additional focus on assessment and treatment of trauma in those communities.
Past clinical work includes Safe Shores DC Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s National Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, and the Virginia Treatment Center for Children.
Dr. Albia obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and is eager to share her experiences in bilingual neuropsychological evaluations, culturally-competent treatments and interventions, and integrative health care/consultation-liaison.
Imagine your traditional vinyasa style flow class, but only semi-guided, giving the advanced practitioner time to free flow on their own and find play and permission in their practice. Karissa will guide you on a journey through the doorways of her vinyasa class such as sacred space, ignite the spirit, light the fire, stoking your logs, etc; walking you through each sequence several times before setting you free to play on your own. All while dancing, playing and flowing to some serious beats. All levels welcome.
Think of your traditional ashtanga primary series (usually 3 hours) condensed down to 60-75 minutes. This class is fully guided – follow the yoga, and use your breathe as your music.
Did you know it takes 3-5 minutes for the brain to communicate to your fascia that it is safe to begin to release? This is the rationale behind yin. We hold postures for at least 3 -7 minutes because only at the 3 minute marker do we even begin to heal our fascia. Expect to melt onto your mat. To find your parasympathetic, rest and digestive nervous system, and ease into a homecoming of rest and relaxation. All levels welcome. Music is chosen to calm the nervous system – to put us into our parasympathetic and, though not guaranteed (but likely), to be drooling on your mat by the end.
Bottom line, Karissa excels at helping you get out of your own way between you and whatever your goal may be. – Caitlin, California
More than anything, Karissa showed me that everything I wanted for myself was already within me. – Chelsi, Texas
Karissa saw me and heard me and was able to help me get out of my head and into my life. – Erin, California
Working with Karissa was a pivotal point in my life turning around... She gave me my power back. – Katie, Colorado
I wouldn't want anyone else to be by my side cheering me on than such a committed and passionate soul as Karissa. – Mari, Washington D.C.
I attended Tia and Karissa’s Empowerment Workshop in July, 2023 and was so thankful for the opportunity to breathe, meditate, journal and be vulnerable in a safe space. I left feeling hopeful and optimistic knowing I have the power to make meaningful choices in my journey to be the best version of myself. I am looking forward to joining them for one of their upcoming retreats. – Julie, Montana
I had the MOST amazing experience at Karissa and Tia's yoga retreat. From the serene beauty of the B Bar Ranch in Tom Miner Basin to the expertly guided yoga and meditation sessions. It was truly a transformative journey for both my body and soul. Karissa and Tia's passion for yoga and their warm, nurturing approach created an environment of self-reflection and personal growth. Beyond grateful for the amazing weekend. I left feeling centered and with a heart full of gratitude. Can't wait to join them again on another journey. You two filled my cup and helped me find my voice... – Zesty
I loved the retreat. Karissa and Tia provided a beautiful space — physically and energetically for us to gather and connect and be present. I especially enjoyed our times of sharing our struggles and lifting each other up. The time spent in nature was beautiful. The food was nourishing. Thank you for a beautiful experience. – Catherine
I must admit that I went into the weekend of the retreat without a lot of research on what to expect. I knew it was a yoga and wellness retreat in Montana that I would be attending with my 3 good friends (which was enough for me to jump in), but I really thought I would get some good creative yoga, positive mindset discussion, great food and a beautiful setting with mountains (and grizzly bears). Well, I got all of that and then SO much more… just what I needed at the perfect time! The retreat was a safe & supported space to purge some thoughts and feelings that no longer serve me in order to make space for a much more empowered and fun-loving self moving forward. Our retreat leaders created a wonderful blend of activities that also allowed for exploration, reflection and free time with friends. The weekend was filled with so much laughter, love and beauty!! Thank you, Karissa and Tia!!! — Jennifer
Dear Karissa and Tia, I just wanted you both to know what amazing time I had at the yoga retreat! It was well beyond my expectations! The B Bar Ranch was incredible and the meals that were prepared for us were absolutely delicious! You both created such a safe space for us to have real, meaningful and in depth conversations that were truly healing. The yoga, hikes and bear watching was the icing on the cake! Thank you both for such a memorable retreat! Can’t wait for that podcast!! - Ashley
Karissa will provide:
All meals are included with the option to have a guided yogic meal experience.
Yes, potential activities to be included dependent upon groups interest – wildlife wagon ride, meditation hike, and a professional photographer to come and take pictures on the last day. We also have a option to visit Yellowstone Hot Springs, and more!
The address for B Bar Ranch is 818 Tom Miner Creek Road, Emigrant, MT
From Livingston: (Driving time from Livingston is approximately 50 minutes.) Take I-90 to the second Livingston exit (#333) for Yellowstone National Park. At the light at the end of the ramp, take a left onto U.S. Highway 89 going south towards Yellowstone. Drive about 30 miles and take a right onto Old Yellowstone Trail Rd. between mile marker 22 and 21.
From Gardiner: (Driving time from Gardiner, MT is approximately 40 minutes.) Exit the Park’s north entrance at Gardiner, Montana. Drive north on U.S. Highway 89 towards Livingston. You will go through Yankee Jim Canyon (at the cattle guard). Just past mile marker 21 turn left onto Old Yellowstone Trail. mailboxes.
Once on Old Yellowstone Trail: Follow the gravel road approximately 4 ½ to 5 and then once the road splits take the road to the right up the hill. This is Tom Miner Creek Road. Take Tom Miner Creek Road all the way to the ranch’s first entrance, about 11 ½ miles from the highway. You’ll see a sign that says B Bar Ranch and the ranch road on the right. Once you turn right onto the ranch road you’ll drive 1.2 miles to the “West Wing/Lodge/Office Parking” and park there. Once parked, you can follow the foot path signs to the main lodge.
Cell phone service can be non-existent if your provider is any service other than Verizon, which has the best coverage in this area. Please keep this in mind and look over the driving directions thoroughly before heading to the ranch. Call for clarification in advance to avoid the frustration of not being able to find your way, along with not being able to call for assistance because of no cell service.
Please note: The closest hospital is Livingston Health Care in Livingston, MT which is 46 miles from the ranch and a 56-minute drive on clear roads. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital is 67 miles from the ranch and a 1 hour and a quarter drive on clear roads.