Yarn + Yoga Retreat

Join us for yoga, fiber arts, soaking and relaxing at Boulder Hot Springs, Montana! 

boulder hot springs


Dates: 3pm October 18 through 2pm Oct. 20, 2024 with optional add on day starting at 3pm, Oct 17.

This is a small retreat, there are 5 staff and 22 participant spots. 


Please read through this webpage for all the info, there is a LOT, if you still have questions just email [email protected] OR call (208) 882-7700.


There are two parts to registering:

1. Sign up right here for the Retreat and optional add-on day, scroll way way down, it's at the bottom. 

2. Then, call the Boulder Hot Springs Lodge (406-225-4339) and book a room and meals, tell ‘em you’re with Yarn + Yoga!  (Are you local to Boulder, MT area?  Purchase the Retreat portion here, pay the hot springs an entry fee to soak, and you’re in!)

(3.) Read all about the event, your hosts, and what to expect, right here:



Life is so busy, even when we get away we tend to over-schedule ourselves; Yarn and Yoga was borne of the desire to allow for creativity to bloom in a laid back atmosphere.

Featuring a beautiful historic space, healing waters, fiber arts supplies and knowledgeable leaders, Yarn and Yoga at the Hotsprings is what you wish to make of it.  A break from strict schedules, to-do lists, and life’s demands, with loads of fiber, spinning, drum carding,  creative facilitators plus yummy snacks and tea all weekend.

Let your creativity take the lead!  A beautiful studio space and a lovely fiber bar await, stocked with all sorts of hand dyed and natural wool fiber for you to play with.





Basic outline of the weekend:

4 yoga sessions with Kelly Baraby of Helena, MT

An outstanding goodie bag and freebees

3 informal teaching sessions by hosts, featuring drum carding, basic weaving, and spinning

Thursday Nite, an optional add-on event!

Fiber to blend

Spinning wheels, rigid heddle looms and drum carders available throughout the weekend!

An informal shopping experience courtesy of your hosts

Soaking, hiking, and taking advantage of all BHS has to offer

Plus snacks and tea all weekend, of course!



Meet your hosts


Shelley of The Yarn Underground is a great spinner and knitter, a fearless steeker, a beginning weaver, a mender, a latent seamstress.  She brings loads of her Palouse Yarn Co hand dyed yarn and fiber, plus tools and equipment from The Yarn Underground. 





Madeline, the Wooly Witch, brings knowledge of natural dyeing and is the best long draw teacher west of the Mississippi; she vends hand dyed yarn and fiber as well as handspun yarn and finished goods.  You can read more about her work here.


madeline with fabric at hot springs



Anna of A Woolly Nest brings her batt making tips and skills, can spin just about every kind of art yarn, weaves on a rigid heddle loom and is currently into sewing, especially with her own handwoven cloth.  She brings the prettiest hand dyed braids and batts plus finished goods to sell as well.


anna drum carding



Patti of Stone Cottage Pottery is our guest vendor and brings beautiful, functional housewares and maybe even an event-exclusive design for us, and plans on making tea for us too.


yay pottery



Rigid heddle looms, spinning wheels, drum carders, hand cards and a picker are available all weekend--  bring your washed fleece if you want, there is plenty of time to work through it.  Stuck on a knitting or crochet project?  Bring that too.  Need a lesson on sock heel turning?  Great, bring your supplies and questions!  Have a long term project you’d like to focus on for your time here?  Bring it with you, we are happy to send goodies home with you for later.  Want a little more guidance or structure?  Reach out beforehand and we’ll be prepared.  Knitting, crochet, mending, embroidery, spinning, felting, fiber preparation, and basic weaving: yes!  Our mission is to provide something for every fiber enthusiast’s taste and help every single participant refresh their creativity.

The goodie bags are great, and the vendors are outstanding.  Shop all weekend, and take yourself home something special.  This retreat is like no other—our format is meant to help you relax, eat delicious meals prepared by the kitchen, and let the creativity flow.

And, of course, the yoga! Kelly Baraby joins us again to lead us in restorative yoga.  Four yoga classes are spread throughout the weekend starting Friday afternoon, and of course are voluntary.  Kelly has decades of experience, and after training extensively in different kinds of yoga, has developed her own style to bring relaxation and restoration for all body types and abilities.  For us fiber artists, there is focus on balancing our crafting processes and health in our bodies.  Whether you have never practiced yoga or are an experienced yogi, your level of participation is welcome.  Class will not be full of strenuous poses held for long stretches of time, and you won’t even see a downward dog; Kelly’s style is gentle and results are amazing and she is great at modifications to fit every different body.


kelly yoga



New this year, an add-on day!  We are taking things a step further by starting 24 hours early, in a very low key way.  Come check in at 3pm on Thursday if you’d like to get started on your creativity and relaxation even sooner.  There won’t be dinner served from the kitchen that night, instead we will do a cold cuts and snacky bar with inclusions for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.  No yoga in the add-on time, but you will get first dibs on shopping and the fiber bar.




Supplies, pack any of these: your spinning wheel, bobbins and lazy kate, spindle, hand cards, knitting needles or crochet hooks, small loom, mending supplies, patterns that need yarn, projects that need help or attention, whatever you like to work on for the weekend.  Interested in borrowing equipment for the weekend, like a spinning wheel, an electric spinner or a rigid heddle loom?  Ask Shelley at The Yarn Underground.  Have your own yoga props?  Bring them with if you like.







Cancellation policy: Payment in full is due at time of registration. A 50% refund is available if you cancel on or before July 1, 2024. A 25% refund is available if you cancel on or before August 1, 2024. Registration is transferable to a friend if you have a last minute emergency.

By registering and submitting payment, you acknowledge that you understand the cancellation policy. Contact us if you have any questions, thank you for understanding the risks taken by small business in planning such an event.