A Weeklong Immersion

with Kate Shela + Amber Ryan

Crestone, Colorado

May 2nd – 9th

We are on the road to nowhere
and that is where our true education begins


Walk yourself into the epicenter of Zero
Where physical and spiritual matter crisscross


Silence our pathway
Music our guide
Body our divining rod


The archetypal crossroads exploration

of the holy zen punk monk
and the profane taboo jester


We will drink in equal measure

wholeness, emptiness, and fullness


Meeting the intrinsic natural knowing that we are everyone
Creating our own small space within the boundless


There is nothing to a Void.
We are no one and every one.

Back to Zero We Go

We are committed to bringing ourselves and those who come into our rooms,

to thresholds of self -governance.


We are committed to bringing awareness to the blindspots that we carry as individuals and as a community

so that we can expand into our fullest form.


We believe in the integration of ancient practices and new technologies.

Bringing them together into the ever new, to create the fluid human.


In these extraordinary times we are being asked to be resilient,

multi-faceted, multi-political, multi-gendered, whole hearted human beings.


We are becoming a vibrant thriving organism

that practices on the edge of what we know and what we don’t know.

Engaged in transformation

We become the empty whole.


There is nothing to a Void.


Zero awaits you at the crossroads.

sunset over the sangre de cristo mountains
amber and kate sitting in front of a bay window
blazing mountain retreat center yoga room

The Container

Throughout this Immersion We Will :


Open our awareness of self and our environment

Practice our ability to see and be seen

Step into the unknown and retrieve lost parts of our self

Develop our human potential



Daily Movement Sessions with Kate + Amber

Ritual + Ceremony

Shaolin Internal Arts with Velan Cadden

Yoga with Sibyl Buck

Meditation with Anne Marie Hogya


Supportive Elements

Zen Buddhist Retreat Center

Hot Springs Trip to Joyful Journey

Natural Mountain Vista

Optional Body Work Sessions

The Teaching Team

Kate Shela + Amber Ryan are evolutionary movement artists in service to the emergence of each person who shows up in their laboratories. They curate sonic movement journeys and containers that weave the ever changing human into becoming accountable and fluid, leader-full and in-sight full. They are steeped in dance, ceremony, literature, fashion, theater, strength, and humor. As The 360 awakens our 10,000 eyes to see from every perspective, we walk the worlds between ordinary and non ordinary reality. We invite you to join this movement.

Anne Marie has a fierce commitment to truth seeking. Her work blends medicine with creativity and healing with imagination. An occupational therapist for over 25 years, she’s an innovator in the mental health and trauma space. She studied under Gabrielle Roth and has been practicing and teaching 5Rhythms dance for two decades. Her passion is creating classes, talks and workshops that are highly practical and wildly creative. Based in Victoria, Canada she teaches at home and around the globe.

Velan Cadden is the co-founder and leader of the Sacred Seed Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica and Australia. He has trained extensively with Master Zhen Hua Yang who holds years of Taoist lineage in a form of Martial Art from the Shaolin temples. He teaches this potent internal art system which directly addresses organ health, longevity and illness prevention. Velan has been initiated in the native traditions of Vision Quest and Sun dance which influences his sharing of embodiment, healing and activism.

Sibyl Buck is known as a compassionate teacher whose love for her students is palpable.  She weaves her passion for science and research on trauma, brain chemicals, and the nervous system into a backdrop of restorative yoga, pranayama, and meditation.  Sibyl believes that through deep release, self nurturing and presence, we can access a source of self-healing within us, which subtly reshapes the context of our lives.

The Retreat Center

Blazing Mountain Retreat Center  (BMRC) was created as a sacred and protected space for practitioners to explore the richness and depth of their most fundamental self, through connection with their spiritual tradition and their community.


Nestled in the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains of Crestone Colorado, Blazing Mountain Retreat Center hosts meditation and embodiment retreats as well as other contemplative programs that promote and inspire wakefulness in the world.


Blazing Mountain is located in a rugged part of Colorado and provides a contemplative and quiet space for undisturbed and undistracted spiritual exploration. With clean and simple rooms, a kitchen dedicated to serving nutritious and sustainable meals, and a remote setting, it’s the ideal location for those looking to deepen their connection to themselves and to our shared world.

the moon over the great sand dunes
blazing mountain retreat center
View from blazing mountain retreat center


All prices are per person and include accommodation, organic non-gmo meals, a trip to Joyful Journey Hot Springs and course tuition for the week. 50% deposit is required for registration. Payment in Full is Due by March 20th.

Single Room, Private Bathroom – Queen


Single Room, Private Bathroom – Full


Single Room, Private Bathroom – Twin


Double Room, Private Bathroom – Twins



Single Room, Shared Bathroom – Full



Single Room, Shared Bathroom – Twin


Double Room, Shared Bathroom – Twins


Double Room, Shared Bathroom – Bunk Beds


Four Person Dorm, Shared Bathroom – Bunk Beds


Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel for any reason after you have registered for this event, you will receive a refund minus a $500 processing fee up to one month in advance of this offering (April, 2nd) There will be no refunds, for any reason whatsoever, within one month of our start date. If you owe a balance and you cancel with less than one months notice, you will be expected to honor the commitment and complete the payments. We suggest that you purchase travelers insurance to protect you from any money loss due to cancellation.


To register please submit all three of the registration requirements.

Your spot will not be reserved until each item is received.


1. Send Payment through the buttons below. A 50% deposit is required to secure your spot. Contact Madison at if you need an alternate method of payment.

Final Balance is Due by March 20th.


2. Fill out the Registration Form (link below)


3. Send a photo of your face in which we can clearly see your eyes to


For assistance please email Madison at

teepees on the plains in front of snowy mountains
perspective photo of road leading to the mountains
forest and snowy mountains

Travel Info

Blazing Mountain Retreat Center (BMRC) is nestled in the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado.  When driving to the center, please respect the Crestone community by using the directions sent to you in the ‘Welcome to Zero’ email. Please do not use directions given by searching Google Maps, GPS services, etc., as these routes will take you through quiet residential neighborhoods.

Transportation Options


If you are flying into DIA it is a 4 hour drive to the retreat center. To arrive there you can either rent a car, join our group shuttle, or ride with another participant who has a car. If you would like to connect with potential ride shares or groups to rent a car with, you can use the Facebook group linked below.

Group Shuttle


The group shuttle will leave Denver International Airport at 12:30pm on May 2nd and arrive at Blazing Mountain Retreat Center no later than 5:30pm. The return shuttle will leave on May 9th at 10:30am and arrive at DIA no later than 3:30pm. If you choose this option, please arrange your travel around these times.


You may secure your spot on the round-trip group shuttle by using the PayPal button below to send a $100 deposit. Shuttle costs will depend on the number of passengers that sign up for the service and will total between $120-$220 per person, round trip. Instructions for paying the balance will be sent to you no later than two weeks prior to the retreat.


The deadline for booking the shuttle is April 1st.

The booking of this service is nonrefundable.


For questions or support please email Madison at

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