Colorado schedule for 2020


Aspen, Colorado

August 7-11, 2020


Phase I: Yoga Biomechanics Certification for Healthcare Professionals


Tuition $1890

Early Bird Special tuition $1500


Deposit   $500

Purchase Books for Course  $275


Choose Your Dates. Choose Your Favorite Colorado Destination. Same Tuition.

For Your Private Group of at least 4 Healthcare Professionals.

Email: or call 970-306-1163

Blissful Nights In Magical Colorado.

Join us for 5 vigorously constructive, fun-filled days with relaxed blissful nights in magical Colorado.

Colorado Training Courses for Healthcare Professionals



Pagosa Springs, Buddhist Retreat Center   

Your Guide and Instructor, Learn more about Dr. Kim click here….

Aspen & Telluride

Because the environment is so spectacular, all 5 days and 25 hours of coursework is done outside!

Each day we go to a new location. Some days we go to two locations.  These 25 hours are packed with research-based information, problem solving formations and new skills acquisition.

You also earn 25 hours of CEU credit, a yoga certification and a tax write off. I try to schedule over a weekend (Friday 7am-Tuesday 11am with Thursday and Tuesday travel days) so you don’t miss a full week of work.

Unique, beautiful views. The most photographed place in Colorado, the Maroon Bells. I am crouching in the middle, Kim.

Typically the Yoga Certification for Healthcare Professionals- Level 1, Biomechanics is taught in Colorado and Key West.  For curriculum information go to to the yoga certifications section or click here  (  ).

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The groups are capped at seven attendees so we can travel in an SUV to different daily locations maximizing your scenic exposure of the area.

Attendees goofing around. They advise you bring a backpack and low ankle hiking shoes. Tennis shoes have a tendency to slide.

We take a group vote on the first day concerning times: start times, long days, short days.  I have an idea of what is going to work best with local events and project a schedule but the group has input.  If we are all tired we might start an hour later. Sometimes, attendees vote to work 8 hrs one day to get a 2-hour day the next (almost a day off) for a town event. We average 5 hrs per day.

Sometimes, we work at local events, like this Aspen balloon-fest.  We worked in a group for 3 hours while we watched the balloons in the background.

On days where we drive 30 minutes to an amazing sight, like a waterfall or lake, we may vote to work longer hours there.  We also work in the car, making use of all of our transfer time.

Talk about uneven surfaces, we work on giant rocks! That’s me lying down. Bring a yoga bag or something to carry your water and snacks through the woods.

Sometimes we have discussions while we hike to optimize our time.

(For curriculum information go to to the yoga certifications section or click here.  You will find curriculum and dates of courses offered in Colorado.)

Typically, we meet for a working breakfast, in town, around 7am (depending on the vote). I announce the breakfast spot before you choose your accommodations. Knowing where you have to be early each morning allows you to choose whatever type of accommodations, transportation and distance you feel comfortable with.  Some people like to be next door to the meeting spot and others want to camp and drive.  It’s up to you.  Accommodations are made independently but I recommend hotels. We have a communication texting thread I give out a month or two before the workshop. Attendees share with each other if they find a good deal.

Each evening some of us get together for dinner or an event, completely optional.  We use the texting thread, with everyone on it, to communicate. Many attendees bring friends and family to these.

After bonding all day, we want to meet your family. We text about meeting places, something interesting that pops up or just to post a picture.  The thread is even used long after the event because you will bond with one another in such a small venue.

The group stays together long after the trip.

Aspen and Telluride have small quaint downtowns built-in the 1800s’ silver mining days. About 2,000-6,000 people live in each.

I rent an SUV for the week and from breakfast I drive the group to our location.  We wrap up around 1pm, on average. You can follow in your car if you want to stay at that location longer or meet someone there.

You are welcome to bring any family or friends on the trip to play with after workshop hours.

That is me next to the water!

I like to keep these groups very small because everyone gets to know one another extremely well, questions are comfortably discussed in think-tank fashion amongst us all and people are well-behaved in small groups.

A bonus for you and me is with this size, I do not need an assistant.  You have my complete and constant attention.  For as much money as you are paying, you deserve it.

Plus, we can eat together, walk together and drive together without looking like a mob! In a small group, we do not have to get an act of congress to make a group decision. Choices run smoothly. Small groups just work better.


Why here? Aspen, Telluride and Tara Mandala are my favorite places in Colorado. People travel from all over the world to visit them and they are in our own Country.

I lived and worked at the Aspen hospital for three years and discovered where the special restaurants and landscapes are.  Not only is the scenery superb but the food is outstanding in all three places!

Colorado is truly an American treasure and I feel honored to share them with you. Join us.

Pagosa Springs: Tara Mandala Buddhist Retreat Center

Level 1-Biomechanics and/or Level 2 Yoga certification for Healthcare Professionals are held here.

(Go to for more info on certifications.) Tara Mandala is a working Buddhist center with Tibetan Buddhist Ceremonies every evening from 5-6:30pm. Leave your cell phone behind.

There is no internet, no TV, no driving nor modern connections.

After yoga certification training hours, you have plenty of time for meditation, contemplation and relaxation. Unplug for a week.

Luxury dorm living or camping available. Three vegetarian meals per day.

One afternoon might be dedicated to white water rafting.

We do take an occasional afternoon trip to the famous Pagosa Springs natural healing hot-springs.

P.S. Aspen, Telluride and Pagosa Springs can all be privately book for a group (3-8 people). You choose the destination and the dates for your group. Individuals can book pre-planned schedules on the website. Contact

Your guide and instructor,

Dr. Kim ByrdRider, PT

Read more about Dr. Kim and her credentials, click here.

P.S.S. For curriculum information go to to the yoga certifications section or click here.

You will find course curriculum and dates of courses offered. We offer courses in other destinations as well.