No Barriers Women’s Summit Peak Experiences

Daily Yoga

Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11 | 7:00am – 7:45am

Yoga in the mountainsEnjoy a gentle vinyasa flow style yoga routine to help you start your day and make it amazing!  Morning yoga can help you feel more grounded, focused and calm.  This class will incorporate the elements of nature, including earth, fire, water and air to help you feel nourished and connected.  Note:  All levels are welcome and modifications will be provided so all can participate.

Instructor, Stacie Ivey, M.S., is a transformational workshop teacher, speaker, licensed speech-language pathologist, and registered yoga instructor (E-RYT-200).  She works with women individually and in groups to help them step into their brilliant and authentic selves.  


 Hiking Trails

Friday, October 9 | 9:30am – 2:00pm / Saturday, October 10 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

  • See Forever Trail

    See Forever TrailSteep and strenuous, this ski area service road climbs 1,710 feet in 2.8 miles from Station St. Sophia Gondola to the Wasatch Connection trailhead with 360 degree views of surrounding mountain ranges and peaks. Vehicles may be encountered along this route.

Imagine, Create, Remember

Friday, October 9 | 3:00 – 5:00pm

Angie Shireman

Have you been curious about exploring your creativity? Allow yourself the time and space to get into the flow of creative energy and take home a beautiful sterling silver necklace. Each participant will receive instruction, inspiration and materials to create a handmade silver necklace to remember and highlight your experience at the No Barriers Women’s Summit. You will hand stamp, patina, sand and polish a silver pendant with words and designs that feed your soul.

Create your own beautiful silver necklace with Angie “Pants” Shireman

Living in beautiful Fort Collins, CO, Angie “Pants” Shireman has been creating inspirational silver jewelry for 25 years. Angie is a self-taught metalsmith and draws her inspiration from yoga, the sea, poetry, song lyrics, family and nature. Angie’s mission is to create beautiful silver jewelry that will inspire, empower and celebrate its wearer. Believing in the healing power of words, quotes, memories and experiences, Angie’s jewelry often reflects these elements.

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Angie is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. Believing it is always a personal choice to shine has been Angie’s mantra and has held her up when she needed it most. Two years after undergoing a double mastectomy and several reconstructive surgeries, Angie was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder that was slowly destroying her ability to control her facial muscles while impacting her ability to smile, blink, balance and shine. Relying on her beloved yoga practice and what it has taught her was crucial. In 2014 she underwent two brain surgeries to correct her disorder. The experience of smiling has never been more important or meaningful to Angiepants, so she spends her time grinning from ear to ear on her stand up paddle board and with her loving husband and two incredible boys.

Pastels & Wine

Friday, October 9 | 3:00 – 5:00pm

Tate ChartrandSometimes our greatest challenges are brought on by our mental perceptions of ourselves. We can be our biggest critics. Recognizing our strengths as well as our weaknesses helps us to have a more realistic and positive sense of self. Embracing our strengths and sharing them through art can be a powerful tool towards a more confident self-image.  Believing in yourself is the first step of overcoming any obstacle!

Learn basic drawing techniques focused on the human face and body while answering questions about yourself, how you view yourself and how you want others to see you.  Use these skills and self-reflections to create a self-portrait. This is a personal exploration and discussion will be encouraged.  No prior art experience needed.

Enjoy a glass of wine while you learn and explore.

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Tate Chartrand: My background is in visual arts, human development and teaching. I received my BA from the University of Northern Colorado and my MS from the Erikson Institute. My artwork has been shown in several galleries in Colorado and Chicago. I currently work on commission paintings and create unique dolls and animals.

I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a dreamer….I love to travel, laugh, swim, read and spend time with those I love. I try to be conscious of who I am and who I want to be. I believe in art as a method to not only express yourself but also to get to know yourself, build confidence and appreciate who you are. I am excited to be part of this women’s summit, to lead identity exploration through art and grow along with you all.

Sunday Morning Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Siri KaramKundalini Yoga and Meditation (as taught by Yogi Bhajan), through the use of mantra, mudra, the breath, body locks, postures, and meditation, provides one a true experience of the highest self. Benefits of a dedicated practice can include: a balanced glandular system, strengthened nervous system, making your mind you ally (instead of being controlled by the mind) and many more. This all leads to the practitioner living from their highest potential and uplifting others through their presence alone. To have a real understanding of this practice, one must experience it. Please bring a yoga mat or folded blanket to practice on. An empty belly (or almost empty) is recommended.

Siri Karam EarthTree has been teaching Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) since 2002. She strives to teach classes that inspire practitioners to take the radiance of their practice out into the world, uplifting others through their mere presence. Combining yogic thought and philosophy with life coaching, she intends to guide others toward moving past their perceived limitations and blocks, enabling them to expand into their true selves and live from this state.

Having studied with the brilliant Dr. Katyayani Komenda, Siri Karam is also a Vedic Astrologer. Through studying Vedic Astrology, Siri Karam has gained insight, compassion and clarity in her own life and in working with others.

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These studies have greatly informed her teachings, bringing attuned awareness to the subtle energies at work in a yogic lifestyle.

Siri Karam loves living in Telluride, Colorado with her saintly husband, magical daughter, and tiny heroic dog.

Telluride Horseback Adventures

Friday, October 9 | 8:30am – 2:00pm

Horseback RidingThis 2-hour trail ride roams through the scrub oak, and hay fields on the historic Nelson Warren Homestead. Views of the San Juan Mountains include, the La Salles, The Uncompahgre Plateau, San Sophias, The Telluride Ski Area, and Wilson Peak are in the distance surrounding the Mesa.





Via Ferrata

Friday, October 9 | 8:30am – 2:00pm

Via FerrataA via ferrata (Italian for “road of iron”) or klettersteig (German for “climbing path”) is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders, and or bridges. The use of these added elements allows otherwise isolated routes to be joined to create longer routes which are accessible to people with a wide range of climbing abilities. The Telluride’s Via Ferrata is a thrilling technical hike along the east end of the Telluride canyon, offering spectacular views of Bridal Veil Falls and the Telluride Valley. This is a unique adventure and our guide service supplies you with knowledgeable Guides and top of the line equipment for this unique adventure. If you want a new and exciting trip, this offering is for you.