Sensei Aspen Hiking Retreat, in collaboration with The Little Nell

Sensei Aspen Hiking Retreat

in partnership with The Little Nell

October 2-7, 2023

Sensei Retreats is bringing its evidence-led philosophy and highly trained wellness Guide team to the scenic mountains of Aspen, Colorado for a one-of-a-kind hiking retreat this fall. Hosted in partnership with Aspen’s only five-star, five-diamond hotel, The Little Nell, Sensei’s first group retreat experience will take adventurers along some of Aspen’s top-rated hiking trails, followed by five nights of luxurious accommodations and award-winning cuisine in the heart of America’s most famous and charming mountain town.

Led with the expert guidance of Ted Mahon, accomplished mountaineer recognized by National Geographic with more than 20 years of climbing experience, groups will set out on popular hiking trails varying in distance and elevation – from the iconic Cathedral Lake Trail in the beautiful Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness to the challenging Lost Man Loop in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness. Aspen’s breathtaking landscape promises an inspiring destination for like-minded individuals to gather, deepen their connection to nature, and embrace outdoor exploration.

Sensei’s best-in-class practitioners and Guides will support your 6-day, 5-night journey with daily movement and recovery sessions before and after each hike, and host featured group wellness workshops focusing on sleep, performance, and longevity. Each guest will have the opportunity to personalize their stay with a private wellbeing session choosing from nutrition, mindset, or fitness.

Join Sensei and The Little Nell to create long-lasting memories in this special collaboration retreat while learning essential movement, nourishment, and rest techniques for greater wellbeing long after you return home.

To request more information and reserve your spot, call 310-627-2589.

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    Package Highlights

    Take a deep breath as you enjoy Aspen’s lush fall foliage known for its fiery yellows and reds, and settle into your luxurious accommodations. An opening welcome ceremony and group dinner on your first evening allows you to meet and connect with other guests and discover collective intentions for the retreat.

    Package Highlights

    Each morning begins with a healthy breakfast and group movement session led by one of Sensei’s exercise physiologists to warm up your muscles through activation movements and prepare your mind and body for the day’s hiking adventure ahead. Following each hike, enjoy guided recovery practices such as foam rolling and self-massage techniques to keep your body agile and healthy.

    Package Highlights

    Evidence-based workshops will support your journey throughout the week, learning techniques on establishing healthy sleep habits and practices vital to your performance levels, fueling your body with the proper nutrients and water it needs for energy and recovery, and mentally preparing for challenging steps ahead, on or off the mountain.

    Package Highlights

    Sensei Guides will support your journey throughout your stay, including optional one-on-one sessions and facilitation of a closing ceremony to reflect on your experience and identify the wellbeing practices you wish to implement at home.

    Package Details Rates start at $1,580 (single) / $2,160 (double) per night for a minimum of five nights accommodation. Call 310-627-2589
    • Minimum 5 night accommodations in luxurious 5-star hotel accommodations at The Little Nell (additional nights may be added separately)
    • Transportation to/from Aspen Airport is included.
    • Daily breakfast
    • A group opening ceremony and dinner to meet fellow guests and discover individual and group goals and intentions at the beginning of the retreat
    • Pre-Movement warm ups led by a Sensei Exercise Physiologist to prep for the day’s activities
    • Daily out-and-back hikes varying in distance and elevation led by Aspen Expedition’s team of experienced mountaineers (see details below)
    • Post-hike recovery sessions led by a Sensei Exercise Physiologist
    • Evidence-based workshops and wellness Q&A’s to deep dive into complementary wellbeing practices such as sleep, performance nutrition and mindset coaching to enrich your retreat
    • An optional one-on-one wellbeing session to receive personalized guidance on nutrition, mindset, or fitness
    • A concluding group dinner and ceremony to reflect on your experience and identify which wellbeing practices you wish to implement into your daily life at home


    Package Add-Ons:

    • In-room spa treatments by The Little Nell team
    • Individual meals
    • Private transportation to/from Aspen Airport is available for an additional cost
    Hiking Highlights
    • Ted Mahon, named National Geographic’s 2015 Adventurer of the Year for Ski Mountaineering, brings more than 20 years of hiking experience climbing mountains all over the world. With support from the Sensei Guides, two groups will be divided by abilities and led along a variety of popular scenic out-and-back hiking trails varying in distance and elevation.
    • Each retreat day will feature a new hike, kicking off with Hunter Creek Trail from downtown Aspen to the popular Maroon Bells on both days 2 and 3. The 8.5 mile Conundrum Creek Trail is a beautiful, moderate-level hike, while Cathedral Lake works climbers up to a 2,070 ft. elevation gain with breathtaking views at the top into the alpine basin.
    • On the last day of the retreat, hikers will test their endurance on Lost Man Loop, a challenging 13-mile trail in Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Area of the White River National Forest of east Aspen.