Project Description

Water is Life Retreat

Yoga | Ceremony | Water
with Isabel Friend

Manitou Springs, Colorado | August 17 – 20, 2023
Register by May 18 for $100 off!

Water is Life Retreat

Yoga | Ceremony | Nature
with Isabel Friend

Manitou Springs, Colorado | August 17 – 20, 2023
Register by May 18, for $100 off!

Discover the transformative power of water at Manitou Springs

Join us for a 3-night, 4-day journey into the magic of water, science, and spirituality. Led by our water ambassador and expert teacher, Isabel, this retreat is designed to help you connect with the transformative power of water in all its forms.

Nestled in the heart of Manitou Springs, Colorado, this retreat will take you on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and rejuvenation. Together, we’ll explore the eight different spring waters that flow through the area, learning about their unique properties and the science behind their healing benefits. We’ll also soak in the hot springs, do yoga, and meditate, all while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Isabel will guide us on a journey of spiritual awakening, teaching us about the ancient wisdom of water and its transformative power. She’ll share her knowledge of water conservation and advocacy, empowering us to become water ambassadors in our own communities.

Throughout the retreat, you’ll have plenty of time to relax, reflect, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for water and spirituality. By the end of the retreat, you’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired to continue your journey of self-discovery and water advocacy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of water at Manitou Springs with Isabel and a supportive community of fellow water enthusiasts.

Who is it For

Those who are interested in exploring the transformative power of water.

Those who have a passion for both science and spirituality. 

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy spending time in natural settings, with activated water sources.

Health and wellness enthusiasts who are interested in the science behind the healing properties of water, and who want to learn about the benefits of hydrotherapy.

Environmental activists who are passionate about water conservation and advocacy, and who want to become more knowledgeable and engaged in these issues.

Individuals who are looking for a rejuvenating and transformative retreat experience, and who are open to exploring new perspectives and ideas.

Anyone who is interested in deepening their connection to water and exploring its transformative power, whether from a scientific, spiritual, or environmental perspective.

Let the magic of water guide you on a journey of self-discovery.

Improved physical health: The retreat includes activities such as soaking in hot springs and doing yoga, which can help to improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, and promote relaxation.

Mental and emotional rejuvenation: The retreat offers an opportunity to disconnect from the stresses of daily life, relax, and recharge in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Spiritual growth: The retreat provides a space for exploring the spiritual aspects of water, deepening your connection to nature, and discovering new ways of connecting to your inner self.

Increased knowledge and awareness: The retreat offers a unique opportunity to learn from an expert teacher about the science and spirituality of water, including the unique properties and healing benefits of different types of water.

Connection to community: The retreat provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for water and spiritual growth, creating a supportive community that can continue beyond the retreat.

Empowerment: The retreat inspires participants to become water ambassadors, learning how to conserve and protect this precious resource, and become advocates for water conservation in their own communities.

What’s Included

3 Nights Accommodations at Luxurious Manitou Mansion 

Fully Catered Nourishing Meals 

Daily Movement and Meditations 

Entrance to SunWater Spa 

Water Workshops with Isabel  

Water Pilgrimage to the 8 Springs of Manitou 

Waterfall Hike 

Liquid Bloom Set, including a water prayer, dance, and sound bath

What’s Not Included

Transportation to / from Retreat Center  

Extra Spa Sessions 


Private Janzu Water Therapy Sessions

Massages or Spa Services

Photography Sessions


Transportation to / from Denver Airport (DIA)

Want to Find out More?

Let’s Find Time To Talk

Retreat Leader – Isabel Friend

Isabel is an activist and public speaker who has been studying water’s mysteries from scientific, spiritual, biological and eco-political perspectives for ten years and teaching them for five. A passionate servant, steward and student of nature, she balances wisdom and reverence in her writing and teaching of workshops, yoga, and dance.  She has had the honor of working with some of the most brilliant Water scientists alive, and has become a Water ambassador, helping people shift their relationship with the Source of Life, which is utterly life-changing.

You can find out more about her on her website:


Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is the ideal summer destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in nature and rejuvenate their body, mind, and spirit. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this retreat location offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and is situated near natural mineral springs that are renowned for their healing properties.

The Onaledge Historic Lodge is a historic private mansion built in 1912. Perched in the geographical center of Manitou Springs, Colorado, easily accessible to and just 10 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs and 1.5 hours from Denver International Airport, the Onaledge has been carefully preserved and retrofitted with modern amenities, but maintains the old-world charm and beauty. 

The lodge is a luscious and serene oasis, featuring comfortable accommodations, fully catered meals, and a variety of wellness amenities, including a meditation room, yoga studio, and outdoor hot tub. Guests can also explore the nearby hiking trails, go on guided nature walks, or simply relax and soak up the natural beauty of the area.

Whether you’re seeking to deepen your yoga practice, connect with like-minded individuals, or simply recharge your batteries, the Water is Life Retreat in Manitou Springs is the perfect place to do so. Come experience the healing power of water and nature in this beautiful mountain retreat setting.


SunWater Spa

As part of our exclusive summer retreat package, we’re excited to offer a trip to the Sunwater Spa, one of the most renowned wellness destinations in the region.

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation at this sanctuary for wellness, where you can soothe away all your aches, pains, and stress in our mineral-water cedar hot tubs. The spa water is sourced from the renowned 7 Minute Spring, which is part of Manitou’s karst aquifer system. As the water filters through deep underground cracks, crevasses, and rock faults, it absorbs a rich blend of holistic healing minerals, infusing the water with natural therapeutic benefits.

Want to make sure this is the right retreat for you?

Let’s Talk


Travel Details

Nearest Airport 

  • Denver International (DIA) – 90 mins
  • Colorado Springs (COS) – 20 mins
Arrival Day – Day 1

Day 1 – Thursday, August 17 

  • Check in
  • Welcome Ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Sound Healing
Sample Daily Schedule


  • Movement & Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Water Workshop
  • Springs Water Walk
  • Lunch Break
  • Group Soak @ SunWater Spa
  • Dinner
Departure Day – Day 6

Sunday, August 20

  • Movement & Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Closing Circle
  • Check Out by 11 am


Retreat Accommodations

  • 3 Nights Shared Room = $1550 
  • 1 Day Saturday = $295

Book now with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available!

Are you ready to dive into this transformative experience?