Petite RE:treat, Customized Wellness Packages For You

For sure, Albert Roer has an impressive resumé: Telluride Properties‘ managing partner, plus owner/partner, Telluride Yoga Center, Telluride Yoga Festival and WOW Fest. But is he also the smartest guy around? Or does it just look that way? There Albert was Down-Dogging-it in a room full of beauties, the only man on a mat. I mean guys, does it make sense to choose a crowded bar over, say, a Petite RE: treat sampler of yoga, massage and fab food?

Petite RE:treat sampler at Ah Haa.

Petite RE:treat sampler at Ah Haa.

Let’s all get with the program.

In a country with some 20 million people practicing yoga, everyone from elite athletes to schoolchildren, yoga is a story of assimilation to commodification. There are now such things as circus yoga, nude yoga, pre-and post-natal yoga, acro (as in acrobatics) yoga, hot yoga, power yoga, Christian yoga, classes that incorporate the use of marijuana, hip-hop yoga, even yoga for dogs.

Petite RE:treat is the latest gimmick-free, yoga-centric venture from the lovely ladies at RE: treat.

What’s RE:treat? It is a relatively new, Telluride-based yoga-inspired lifestyle adventure company offering first-class outings (or retreats) in the mountains of Telluride and similar locales abroad. The company’s tagline says it all: “Elevated lifestyle adventures.”  The founders of RE:treat –  Babsi Glanznig, Nicole Nugent, and Georgie Bishop – hail from three different continents, America, Austria and Australia, but the ties that bind are yoga, travel, food, and mountain sports. The programs the threesome offers through RE:treats in America and Europe naturally reflect their shared passions: Ashtanga, Forrest and restorative yoga practices, skiing, hiking, wellness advice, massage, and local taste treats.

The RE:treat team with Georgie’s baby Tilly.

The RE:treat team with Georgie’s baby Tilly a short while back.

Your schedule does not allow for a week-long break? Cue Petite RE:treat.

Petite RE: treat is a wellness offering that puts the “hatha” in hospitality.

“We know not everyone has time for a week-long RE:treat yoga vacation, so we wanted to come up with something that caters to those who have already booked a Telluride vacation and crave some healthy, off-mountain enhancements,” or anyone, locals included, who might want to experience something different for a change to share with family or friends,” explains Bishop.

Petite RE:treat is a collaboration between two Telluride businesses: RE:treat + Rabbit Rabbit. The idea is to offer mini intensives that can include private yoga classes for individuals and/or a small group; delicious, locally sourced organic food; and massage – all of which, sequence to scones, we got to enjoy last week at the aforementioned Petite RE:treat invitational at the Ah Haa School for the Arts.

Lucy eating a salad

Lucy of Rabbit Rabbit fame eating one of her killer salads. Yes, the smile is killer too.

In addition to the partners, the RE:treat and Petite RE:treat team includes Naani Sheva, a newly minted, deeply trained Forrest Yoga teacher; Fran Headley, a license orthopedic massage therapist and owner of Apres Healing Massage, Telluride; and Lucy Perutz, the innovative young chef who created Rabbit Rabbit and is determined to turn people on to social change through food.

Petite RE:Treat possibilities include RE:Fresh, which includes AM Yoga and brunch: RE:Cover, PM Yoga, massage and apres snacks; and RE:Store, PM Yoga, massage and dinner.

“Petite RE:treat evolved very spontaneously one day over coffee with Lucy Perutz, founder of Rabbit Rabbit. Lucy had already worked with us, cooking for our RE:treat guests with great success. But as it turned out, she was looking for her next adventure. In a blink of an eye we decided to collaborate on delivering mini wellness packages. Petite RE:treat draws from Telluride’s very deep well of wellness professionals like Naani, Fran and Lucy of course to create a custom-tailored experience for anyone who appreciates a juicy yoga practice, an intense massage and mouth-watering, healthy food. And these days, isn’t that everyone who lives in or visits our mountains?”

Babsi and Naani

Babsi and Naani

But should you have extended leisure time in your future for more than a Petite RE:treat and want to plan ahead for a longer escape, below is the list of upcoming RE:treat adventures:


Telluride – Women’s Winter Wellness Yoga + Ski R:treat

Feb 18-22, 2015

Hotel Madeline, Mountain Village

4 nights/3 days of yoga, spa + skiing in breathtaking Telluride, Colorado. Just voted by Conde Nast as the #1 ski area in North America (for the 3rd year in a row), Telluride is famous for it’s majestic beauty, quaint Victorian town & friendly locals.


Telluride – Backcountry Bella Yoga + Ski RE:treat

March 1-6, 2015

Viking Lodge, Telluride

Join us in beautiful Telluride for this women’s intro to backcountry yoga + ski retreat. Learn the basics of backcountry skiing such as equipment, ski techniques + safety as well as practicing alpine friendly yoga with other like-minded ladies.


Italy: Yoga + Hiking In The Italian Dolomites

Sept 6-13

Relais & Châteaux Hotel Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano, Alta Badia – Dolomites, Italy


Austria: Unwind + Transform Yoga + Hike RE:treat in Austria

Sept 1-6

SOAMI Yoga Retreat Centre


Greek Goddess Luxury Yoga RE:treat

October 1-7

Relais & Chateaux Hotel Kirini Suites, Santorini, Greece

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Susan Viebrock

Susan is Telluride Inside… and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Viniyoga instructor.

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