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Estes Park Family Retreat

YMCA Estes Park, Colorado

Deepen your connection with your family and community with this unique family-style retreat. Don't miss this fun last hurrah of summer!

This retreat is family friendly and will include separate classes for both adults and kids. For about three hours a day, Kindness Yoga and Enshin Karate will take care of you and your children with expansive and mindful Yoga, Qigong, and martial arts. We are bringing together these incredible disciplines in the magical setting of Estes Park so you and your community can connect deeply with nature and self. In addition to the classes, you will have plenty of time for hiking, relaxing, and spending time with other like-minded people in a community environment. By the time you are driving home, you will be centered, dropped in to yourself, and in love with each other!

3 nights lodging at the YMCA Estes Park
3 all-you-can-eat buffet meals in the Estes Park main dining room
Daily yoga instruction for adults and kids with Mike and Patrick
Tons of free YMCA activities, including swimming pool and guided hikes
Camp fires


Details and Logistics

Location: YMCA of the Rockies
Address: 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO, 80511
Dates: September 1 to 4
Lead Teachers: Patrick Harrington, Mike Ninomiya

Investment: Single=$950; double=$700; Triple=$595; Dorm=$550

Kids ages 5-12 can attend for $200 per child

Email for more information or to sign up!

About Your Instructors

Patrick Harrington

Patrick Harrington, ERYT-200

Patrick Harrington is living a life that inspires him. A former serial entrepreneur, Patrick once started businesses he thought would earn him enough money to live a life full of meaning and difference making. He was always searching for the means to an end. It wasn't until yoga teacher training in 2001 that he found a way to combine his love of business with an end in itself. 

14 years later, Patrick is the founder-owner of Kindness Yoga, a donation-based collection of studios that hosts scores of teachers and tens of thousands of yoga students annually. 

Patrick is the father of two girls and a husband. His life has taken on more and more meaning through his committed explorations into his own patterns of - and addictions to - suffering. His classes reflect this intimate and vulnerable process, and allow his students and fellow teachers to relate on a level that transforms. It is though his own healing journey and movement towards living his dharma that leads his yoga teaching, parenting, relationships and business. 

Patrick has taught before tens of thousands of students, lead teacher trainings and mentored teachers over many years as the owner of Kindness Yoga. “We - as yoga studios and teachers - are not in competition with each other,” he says. “Rather, we are in competition with all the unconscious activities out there." Patrick believes that yoga will direct culture towards a more awakened strategy of life. He encourages us to wake up to what we want to contribute in this life and "quit messing around and get on with it!"

Mike Ninomiya

Mike Ninomiya,

Mitsuyuki “Mike” Ninomiya has made mind-body discipline his life for over 30 years… having taught martial arts and meditation internationally to people ages two to ninety-four years old! A retired four-time world champion, Mike was drawn to the therapeutic aspects of yoga. ”As a teacher my aim is to establish a strong connection in heart so that our inner light is spread radiantly.” His classes can be described as vibrant, uplifting and in the moment. Mike is also involved in West African drum/dance and the national chess circuit. He also enjoys surfing and creating art.