About Margaret


Margaret Burns Vap is a yoga teacher and entrepreneur in Bozeman, Montana. She's a former city-girl fashionista transformed by yoga and motherhood into an outdoorsy Montana cowgirl who still loves a latte.


Margaret is the founder of Big Sky Yoga Retreats and creator of Cowgirl Yoga. Her relationship with yoga began over a decade ago, in a bid to combat a hectic New York City lifestyle and a corporate career with cosmetics giant L’Oreal. A few years and several hundred down dogs later, Margaret knew that the corporate world no longer held her future, so switching her designer duds for comfy pants - and NYC for Washington DC - she combined her business know-how with her passion for yoga and created Georgetown Yoga, one of DC's most popular yoga studios in the early 2000s. Margaret brings that same recipe for yoga success to Montana, where she leads retreats for women under the Big Sky that include yoga and horses, yoga and hiking, and yoga and Yellowstone. She also founded a program called Cowgirls vs. Cancer, that provides scholarships to breast cancer survivors each year; these cancer kickin’ cowgirls attend a Cowgirl Yoga retreat for healing with horses and yoga.


Margaret was an Athleta sponsored athlete in 2008 and has written over 25 yoga tutorials (and counting!) for their Chi blog. She has been featured on lifebyme.com. Margaret has been asked to speak on career transition and, of course, yoga; she presented as a "Made in Montana" success story at the 2012 Women's Small Business Opportunity Workshop put on by Montana's Senator Tester. She authors a blog called Cowgirl Yoga: Montana musings on life under the Big Sky, motherhood, food, horses, and last but not least, yoga. Her philosophy = Add a little Yeehaw to your Namaste. For more about Margaret visit Big Sky Yoga Retreats: www.bigskyyogaretreats.com/teachers.html. 

Luxe Cowgirl Yoga w/ Margaret Burns Vap

January 5-12, 2019


Imagine a week of yoga and horses - a cowgirl yogini's dream come true. Explore how both can put you in touch with your potential and teach you a lot about yourself. We'll practice yoga, spend time with horses, and kick up our heels in cowgirl-friendly Costa Rica. LUXE Cowgirl Yoga is like it sounds - think laid-back luxury, Costa Rican style! Yoga with a view of the Pacific Ocean. Fresh tropical fare prepared by your personal chef and Costa Rican coffee to welcome each day. Swimming with a horse in the river or ocean and riding through jungle and mountain trails. And did we mention horses & the beach?


Come join fellow wanna-be cowgirls for yoga and fun in and out of the saddle for Cowgirl Yoga in Costa Rica. We'll explore the link between yoga and riding to improve not only your saddle skills, but also your overall well-being. Through yoga poses and breathing techniques we will learn how to improve balance and body alignment. Best of all, experience how the horse-human connection deepens as you practice yoga. We'll take that off the mat and onto the horse and ride with new friends both human and equine, immersing ourselves in nature and the cowgirl yoga spirit.


Place your $750 non-refundable deposit today. But before you do, please be familiar with our General Info page and our Cancellation and Weight policies. Prices include seven nights accommodation, three meals per day, yoga classes, massage, ground transportation & equestrian program. 


Visit our Accommodations page for a detailed description of each room.


Rooms & Rates
Private Room w/ Private Bath - King Bed $3925
Private Room w/ Shared Bath - King or Queen Bed $3725
Small Private Room w/ Shared Bath - Twin Bed $3525
Shared Room w/ Shared Bath - Twin Bed $3525
Shared Room w/ Shared Bath - King Bed $3625
Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please place your deposit and make your room selection below. A confirmation email will be sent after receiving your deposit. If an item says "sold out" after following the Paypal link, it means that room option is no longer available, so please try another option or email us to find out more.


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