Detox Retreat with Larissa Hall Carlson

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DATES: September 7-10, 2017

Gateway Canyons Resort


$2,410  Double occupancy (shared room per person)

$2,770  Single occupancy

Jump start your body with a detoxifying weekend to dissolve summer heaviness and bloat! Purify with gorgeous nature hikes to boost metabolism and enhance mental tranquility. Wring out physical sluggishness with detoxifying yoga classes carefully designed to safely increase strength, flexibility, balance, and muscle tone, while relaxing the mind with soothing breathing techniques and guided relaxations. 

Savor delicious and nourishing meals to help you clean out:  loads of scrumptious veggies, whole grains, fruits, fish, and lean meats prepared with the rich flavors of the Colorado cuisine (don’t worry, each meal is full of healthy options, but it’s not overly restrictive–you can still enjoy dessert and a cocktail at dinner!)

During down time, enjoy a spa treatment, take an excursion, or relax by the pool!

Spend the weekend enjoying healthy food, detoxifying exercise, and deep rest. Leave with a lighter body and brighter mind!

Note: Suitable for those who have been practicing yoga for at least 6 months and have easy-to-intermediate hiking experience.  Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available at every meal.

Your host:
Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training Director, guides retreats, leads workshops, and provides Ayurvedic consultations across the country. Each summer, she teaches yoga to reduce performance anxiety for the elite musicians of Tanglewood Music Center. She has taught courses for students at the Boston Conservatory, Juilliard School, Harvard, and Princeton. She is passionate about empowering and encouraging people to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature through the time-honored teachings of yoga, Ayurveda and Mindfulness. Larissa has been featured in Yoga Journal, More, Elephant Journal, Spirituality & Health, InStyle, and Yoganonymous, and regularly teaches for Yoga Journal Live and Wanderlust. When not on the road, you can find her writing, teaching, and consulting at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA. Learn more at

Retreat Includes:

  • Three night – four day luxury accommodations at stunning Gateway Canyons
  • All inclusive gourmet meals and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes and tips at the hotel restaurants
  • Healthy snacks
  • Each participant will receive a Retreat Unlimited Swag Bag


$2,410  Double occupancy (shared accommodation/ per person)

$2,770 Single accommodation

Day 1

11-3 pm – Arrival from airport to resort

3-4 pm – Meet and greet with Larissa Hall Carlson

4-5 pm – Break

6:15 – 7pm – Get ready for dinner

7-8 pm – Intimate healthy dinner

8-8:30 pm – Opening Session:strategies for success, introductions and intentions

Day 2

6:30 – 8 am – Yoga Class: full-body detox flow

8-9 am – Healthy breakfast

9-9:30 am- Break

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Healthy Lunch

1:30 – 5 pm – Free time for spa and excursions

6:15- 7 pm – Get ready for dinner

7-8:30 – Intimate healthy dinner

Day 3

6:30 – 8am- Yoga Class: Full body detox flow

8-9am – Healthy breakfast

9:30 – 12:30pm – Planned hiking activity with optional horseback riding

12:30 – 1:30pm – Healthy lunch

5-6:15pm – Yoga class: soothing stretches, purifying twists & guided relaxation

6:15-7pm – get ready for dinner

7-8:30pm – Intimate healthy dinner


Day 4

6:30-8am – Yoga class: Full body detox flow

8-9am – Healthy breakfast

9-9:30am- Free time

9:30-11:30am – Morning hike

11:30-12pm- Break

12-1pm – Intimate farewell lunch

1:30-3pm – Departures

Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, each day of your visit begins in golden light, as the sun illuminates our towering peaks of granite and sandstone in shades of amber and ochre. Across the canyon floor, sunrise moves silently in our valley, warming each cavern, mantle and peak. There is not better place in the world to awaken with nature. All 58 beautiful appointed guest rooms and suites and 14 Palisade Casitas are decorated to reflect our areas southwestern aesthetic and offer breathtaking views of the majestic red rock canyons from every room.


Serving rich flavors from the Colorado plateau.
For a taste of exceptional Colorado cuisine, Entrada Restaurant & Lounge, located in the state-of-the-art Palisade Event Center, serves delicious Colorado dishes and offers a discriminating wine selection to make your dining experience a culinary event. Besides the exceptional food, Entrada is known for dining al fresco – there isn’t a more serene location than Entrada’s outdoor patio. Bask in the warmth and glow of a canyon sunset at one of Colorado’s best restaurants while dining on perfectly prepared selections from the Entrada menu. And, if you are interested in a quick bite, we recommend the Entrada Lounge, where cocktails and appetizers are served in style.

Relax in the shadow of the Palisade and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or one of our Chef’s signature Chilled Tuna Tostada and Pork Fry Bread. Taking in a sunset at the Cantina is a perfect way to relax at the end of your day.


The Spa only uses products packed with restorative natural ingredients; each of our treatment rooms is appointed with tiled showers and state-of-the-art technologies, and custom treatments, tailored to your body’s needs, are available upon request. Set among the vibrant high-desert landscape and ancient Colorado canyons, The Spa is an experience not to be missed at Gateway Canyons Resort, Colorado

Adventure & Excursions


Gateway Canyons Resort offers something for everyone to enjoy. Take a journey with an expert-lead hiking tour through the Ponderosa Pine forests, go on an off-road tour with a UTV adventure, enjoy sport shooting in the state of the art covered sport range, take an invigorating ride through the trails on a mountain bike or visit Palisade Ranch and go horseback riding.

  • If you need assistance with flight please contact us at  Grand Junction is the best airport to fly into.
  • Spa treatments can be purchased during the retreat if desired
  • Deposit Policies: To reserve your spot a non-refundable deposit required of $500.00 per person, balance must be paid in full by May 15, 2017
  • Cancellation policies: Any reservation must be cancelled by May 15, 2017 to avoid penalties, non-refundable deposit of $500.00 will not be returned
  • Have any questions? Please contact us directly at Dates are subject to change.

* This retreat does not include round-trip airfare, incidentals such as souvenirs, additional tours not part of the itinerary, and spa treatments. It is highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance. 

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