Indulge in the Cultivated Art of Wellness & Positive Transformation
Winter 3 Day | Summer 1 Day | Women | Couples
River Bottoms Ranch, Midway
Pronounced 'hue-guh,' it's the Danish word encompassing all things wellness. Hygge is an atmoshpere; the feeling of contentment, coziness, a calming energy, relishing in life's simple pleasures through all things comfort, joyful and relaxed. It's about attitude, rather than things.
It's like trying to explain warmth...you just have to feel it.
Combining the wellness practices of yoga with hygge just makes sense.
We go above and beyond to create a nostalgic atmosphere most conducive to relaxation & healing, both individually & collectively, enjoying group connection & togetherness.
River Bottoms Ranch - UY&W + RBR = MAGIC
Join us in practicing mindful presence in a gorgeous venue, the most scenic wonderland year round. We hope to help enhance a sense of joy & contentment within our selves, homes & lifestyles, noticing how the simplest things can make you feel, for ultimate joy and balanced wellness. Enjoy yoga, meditation, workshops, seasonal recreational activities, wonderful food, laughter & connection. All with a little indulgence & great swag.
Really great swag.
Elise Jones | Host | Yoga Therapist | UY&W
@EliseJonesYoga | @UtahYogaAndWellness
Feel empowered combining movement & meditative breath work. Offering simple Yoga, Aerial Restore, Cold Water Meditation (Ishnaan Hydrotherapy)
Shawn Chamberlain | @FlowerBarCo
Creating with your hands is oh so Hygge! Bringing back an annual favorite, release your summer creativity with the refreshing touch of fresh flowers, arranged by you to your liking, with the guidance of your new favorite florist!
Taunya Olsen | @HoneyAndIceJewelry
You won't want to miss this opportunity to create your own special bracelet for this event with the 'meaningful jewelry' guru herself! Making something beautiful from bits and pieces of natural elements can be healing, therapeutic, very hygge, and memory every time you wear it.
Elise Jones | Host | @EliseJonesYoga
Imagine being suspended off the ground, enveloped in a white silk hammock supporting you during simple stretch poses & physical tension release. Welcome to Aerial Restore. You'll leave feeling better.
Marty Harger | @Marty_Harger
Your very own essential oil roller that you make yourself, with all the grounding, healing oils combined? Yes please. Enjoy spending time with THE essential oils educator as you create a special, one of a kind hygge blend.
Elise Jones | Host | @EliseJonesYoga
Empower yourself by embracing something uncomfortable. Learning how to remain calm in a stressful situation though the power of your own breath, is one of the strongest self-soothing tools you can obtain. A therapeutic meditation practice for anxiety or depression, I promise you'll feel great & we end up laughing A LOT.
Theresa Morin | Angelite Crystal Healing
It wouldn't be a restorative day without a Sound Bath. Enjoy the crystal bowls' symphony of healing vibrations as you rest on your mat, flooding the room and your body with music.
Hygge/Wellness comes from within.
Each day we'll take time for mindful movement, stillness, self love/reflection/connection, learning to be 'comfortably uncomfortable' through different meditations & activities to validate your feelings, in order to create a space of contentment for 'positive transformation.'
Whether walking in the snow or a good old fashioned snowball fight, we take advantage of the moment by exploring the beautiful grounds, sharing the scenic winter wonderland of the ranch. -and what's more hygge than snuggling up to a fire w/ hot cocoa & cozy blanket, enjoying the refreshing chill of winter?
UY&W Hygge Retreats are special. Take time for YOU.
Every detail is specifically created to ensure a space of comfort for your healing & wellbeing. You're never alone in your journey to reconnect with yourself, as well as with others. We talk, laugh, cry & love.
Join us as we collectively enjoy much needed hygge through connection, creativity, relaxation & most of all, fun!
River Bottoms Ranch in Summer
We are proud to host our retreats within this spacious yet cozy upscale venue with amazing views, scenery & ambiance. Gorgeous natural light-filled great hall, cozy lounge areas and extensive scenic grounds among the Provo river,
living room fireplace & deck hot tub overlooking the grounds.
Just outside Park City lies the beautiful Swiss settled valley of Midway, known to be reminiscent of Switzerland with its mountainous topography & geothermal craters. Enjoy the small town feel with open spaces & majestic views of Mount Timpanogos, especially from River Bottoms Ranch. Midway is a perfect setting for all things hygge anytime of year, sensational in the summer and a true Winter Wonderland in February. The most beautiful views in all of Midway!
UY&W & RBR
We take pride in cultivating a safe space for you to experience ‘positive transformation’ through personal connection, fun & professionalism.
Limiting numbers ensures a more personal, cozy and safe environment. We also provide ample use of this beautiful property with seasonal recreational activities.
The inspiring gathering place for our yoga, meditation, movement classes & educational workshops. Beautiful hewn wood floors, radiant natural lighting throughout the day through poster windows boasting amazing views of Mount Timpanogos & spectacular sunsets.
Healthy doesn't mean skimpy, especially when your day includes physical activities. All meals are catered or specially prepared by a professional chef, with endless charcuterie boards of all kinds.
-And it wouldn't be 'hygge' without a little indulgence, so yes, there is always chocolate.
Enjoy an endless tea & hot cocoa bar, as we ensure you have plenty of time to relax, enjoy the venue, connect, take a nap, however you choose to hygge!
Located upstairs within the living area for your personal use. (Separate from the chefs kitchen)
Two lofts; one sleeps nine, one sleeps eleven.
Spacious, comfortable & cozy, great for those who enjoy connection. Four pristine bathrooms located in the lodging area, two on the main floor.
*4 King bed Master Suites w/ private vanities & 2 shared bathrooms also available for an extra fee.
Create new friendships & good conversations in the welcoming living room, upstairs in the lodging area, complete with dining table &
hot tub on the deck overlooking the river.
*Arrive in comfortable clothing for yoga, you will be wearing this the majority of the day.
PACK: Water bottle, swim clothing, towel, sunscreen, jacket, hat/glasses, etc
*For Aerial Restore - no zippers, bobby pins or jewelry that may snag fabric.
Tues, August 23, 9:00 am- 9:00 pm
River Bottoms Ranch, Midway
These retreats fill up fast & numbers are limited for your comfort & 'hygge,' so register now to save your spot! A wonderful gift or day of connection for sisters, mom/daughters & girlfriends!
Waiver (must complete to register)
A welcome/info email will be sent after registration has closed. No refunds within 14 days, but you may find a replacement.
I'm excited to Hygge & connect with you!
It's nice to meet you!
'Utah Hygge Retreats' is a tribute to my Danish grandmother Martha, among my German & English grandparents who instilled in me an appreciation for my heritage & cultural traditions. Combining the wellness lifestyle practices of yoga with those of hygge, has brought me great joy as I'm sure it will for you too, as we need to take time for the little things to refresh our souls and senses.
Let's 'Take Time Out!'
Collaborating with River Bottoms Ranch brings the vision full circle, making these wonderful retreats extraordinary. I look forward to our next retreat with YOU and becoming your friend!
with so much love, Elise
Founder | Yoga Therapist | ERYT/YACEP/YTT
Owner of River Bottoms Ranch, and the most wonderful woman you'll ever meet.
She and her husband Jared built River Bottoms Ranch in 2018 to fulfill their dream of creating a unique venue opportunity for others to enjoy the land Jared grew up on, keeping it open and picturesque with unobstructed views. The idea of a gorgeous high-end wedding/event barn was manifested, receiving "Best In State" and covered several bridal magazines since since it's doors opened.
We are thrilled to have collaborated to create the best experience for their wedding & corporate clients, as well as our wellness retreats, as the perfect cozy yet lavish setting for serenity, connection and joy, as an exclusive “Hygge Haven for Healing."
The UY&W logo of the phoenix represents positive transformation, "Rise Up & Shine Your Light," the stripes represent the healing earth elements.
At our retreats we often hear, "it just feels good here, such a positive energy!" You could say that's Hygge. Utah Hygge Retreats (& Utah Adventure Retreats) was created to amplify this feeling into gratifying days or weeks, creating the atmosphere of "feel to heal."
We love to utilize other professionals to collectively share with you, to help enhance your experience through creative classes & workshops.
Embrace the opportunity to resurface innate feelings of contentment & wellness within yourself, which we often yearn for in our busy distracted lives, while creating new memories.
We also laugh a lot. Laughter is healing.
Come breathe, learn, move, heal, relax, and connect with us.