Colorado Yurt Company Customer Stories: Mountain Valley Retreat

The movie and best-selling book, “Wild”, detailed one woman’s journey along the Pacific Coast Trail. The PCT goes from Mexico to Canada, crossing the array of scenic and wild places in California, Oregon and Washington. On the south end of the trail, there is a great spot to stop, unwind, rest and heal. Mountain Valley Retreat has three Earthworks Tipis, and a Colorado Yurt for meditation, yoga, music and events.

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Chery Owens and George Scheuer created a peaceful and spiritual retreat near Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  They offer yoga classes, music jams and workshops throughout the year and a mentoring program for long term stays. MVR has yoga and meditation retreats, CranialSacral Therapy, body work, music jams, drumming circles, fine art and healing art workshops and offer personal retreats from the stress of city life.

Workshops and gatherings are held in a 30’ Colorado Yurt. We’ve always known that yoga in a yurt is a special experience. “Everyone who steps into our yurt comments about the ‘feel of the field.’  The round shape and domed ceiling create a feeling of spaciousness and the acoustics are excellent for music.  It truly is a magical place,” Says Chery.

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Their guests say such things as:

Thank you for nourishing me while on my path.  Your warm hearts, meaningful conversations, and hospitality made this endeavor even more insightful.  The tipi is awesome.  Yoga in the Yurt was relaxing. 

Lovely place to reconnect, get grounded, and have plain-good-fun! Everything you need within reach, the ground is sacred, the water is pristine, a slice of Heaven on Earth. Stay in the Tipis! Nap in the Hammocks! Emerge totally refreshed! 

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A stay in one of the three Earthworks tipis is an experience guests relish. They are beautifully painted by Chery. She designed them to honor her personal heritage, Earth Spirits, Indigenous Healers and the Native American Medicine Wheel.  She says, “The tipis are spacious and homey with rugs and furniture to give guests a feeling of coziness.  Painting the tipis was a six month process and I loved every minute of it. I dreamed the designs and then brought them to life. “

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Chery Painting one of her tipis- inside her yurt

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Detail of painting on tipi

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Chery says, “I am a musician, artist, therapist and yoga instructor who loves living close to nature.   After living here for three years I had a vision of our retreat. I realized I could create a special place where people would come to practice yoga and meditation, receive healing touch and have unique experiences with artistic expression.  Guests can cycle or hike in the desert, valley or mountains…and we LOVE creating “Trail Magic” for the PCT thru-hikers.”

“The choice to purchase from Colorado Yurt was made in part because of the friendly, personal service I received when I was doing my research.  Delivery was smooth and installation went great- thanks to the way in which the products were packaged and the instructions we received.”

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“I can’t imagine life without my yurt and tipis.  They have made our little retreat a unique and special place to live and share with our guests.”

We love hearing about places like Mountain Valley Retreat. Chery and George are using our structures to full advantage of the history, spirit and singularity of the designs.

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