Yoga at the 4UR Ranch
Yoga is offered at the 4UR Ranch twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11:00am. Sessions are located poolside at the Little Medicine spa area. If weather is inclement, yoga is moved to the Palmer House recreation hall.
Sessions are for one hour and are intended to welcome the beginner, and still create a nice, challenging movement for the avid yogi. Our Yoga instructor is able to modify classes to include prenatal guests, as well as those who have had recent health decline, injury or surgery. Mats and props are provided.
On occasion, depending on weather and the size of the class, we will offer water yoga in the pool to our guests. If a water session is offered during your stay, bring your swimsuit to the Little Medicine spa area, or change into your suit before arriving to class. Water sessions last for 45 minutes.
What to bring for Yoga:
- Loose non-restrictive clothing that is easy to move in.
- A light sweater or fleece to layer on or off.
- If water yoga is being offered, please bring your swimsuit and water-proof sunscreen.
After Yoga, be sure to visit the Pool and Hot Springs for further relaxation.
I have been very grateful to live at the 4UR ranch with my husband, Damon, since we were married in March of 2008. Since then our family has grown with the addition of two daughters, a son, and according to which family member you talk to, a cat.
My husband’s connection with horses and mine with yoga have overlapped and helped us each to deepen our understanding and communication with people, animals, this great big world, and most importantly, each other.
I graduated from the College of Art Advertising with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, and have worked in the field for over 20 years. I still work part time at B4 Studio, a local design company, but my true passion is to be out of the office engaging with people, in a health-centered and caring way.
After attending my first yoga classes in 2002, I could see from the beginning that practicing was helping my growth and strength inside and out. Amidst the busyness of my family’s daily life, yoga has helped me to become a better wife, mother, student, and teacher by practicing being in the moment, and finding calm even when surrounded by chaos.
After practicing for a decade, I felt the calling to teach. I started with children, and now work with kids, seniors, and every age, shape and ability in between. I really enjoy moving with people in the direction of health and wellbeing – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down.”
This statement sums up why I practice and teach yoga. Health is a core value that my husband & I share as a family. Yoga has helped me to increase awareness of eating habits, sleeping habits, and how I am feeling physically and emotionally. It has been a reminder to approach each day with gratitude and a positive disposition, and has given me more patience with myself and others. I love that Yoga is un-assuming, and that there are no expectations. It is a PRACTICE.
I have attended several workshops on Aryuveda, Yin, Anusara and Hatha yoga. On a regular basis I teach chair, restorative, children’s and a morning flow class. I have 255 hrs. certification in Hatha and Children’s yoga, and am a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, as well as a Fit Bodies, Inc. instructor. I have traveled to teach yoga at other resorts, but really love teaching here, at the 4UR Ranch. I enjoy my encounters with guests at the ranch where I live, and the community in my small mountain town of Creede, Colorado.
I’m looking forward to welcoming you to my classes! — Kiera Gibbons