Lucid Dream Yoga

The Path of Awakening Through Sleep and Dream

A 5-Day retreat at the Beyul Retreat Center in the Frying Pan River Valley – deep in the Rocky Mountains – 1 hour from Aspen, CO.

with Andrew Holecek – Thursday, June 8th – Monday, June 12th, 2023

Lucid dreaming and dream yoga transform the night into a profound opportunity to explore the nature of mind and reality – and have great fun while doing so.  Learn this in a beautiful setting in the Colorado mountains.

Have you wanted to lucid dream and didn’t know where to start?

Did you know that many studies have shown that meditators have more lucid dreams?

Would you like to learn how to illuminate and therefore eliminate the darkness of your own mind?

At this 5-day Lucid Dream Yoga retreat, experience the mountain wilderness, savor healthy meals, and meet like-minded people while you learn a totally new relationship to sleep and dreams.

Why I Teach About Lucid Dreaming and Dream Yoga – Andrew Holecek

I’ve been studying and practicing these nocturnal meditations for nearly forty years, working directly with some of the greatest masters in Tibetan Buddhism, where these meditations have been taught for centuries. I didn’t teach or write about lucid dreaming and dream yoga for several decades, because the material seemed too subtle and difficult. But with the advent of many sophisticated Western induction methods, and the publication of a host of books on the topic that seemed to pave the way, I thought it was time to share what I have been so blessed to receive.

These practices have changed my life. I continue to work with them every single night, and they continue to transform me in ways I could never have imagined. Because they work with such deep levels of mind and heart, the tectonic plates of our experience, their transformative potential is breathtaking. What you do “down there” has a tremendous effect on what happens “up here.” Also, learning how to incubate dreams has given me a source of insight I could never have dreamt of (pardon the pun). Learning how to be a surrogate dreamer, and have insightful dreams for others, has shown me how to use the night to benefit others.

The Effect of these Practices is Profound

But the real inspiration behind sharing this material is to show you how these practices are not limited to what happens in the night. They affect everything. My daytime life has been radically transformed by these nighttime activities. It really is true: lucid dreaming leads to lucid living; waking up to your dreams shows you how to wake up to your life. For me it’s been a total game changer. It’s like I’ve been sitting on top of this vast reservoir of natural resources, this tremendous inner wisdom that was previously untapped. What a waste!
These practices have shown me how to tap into these deep natural resources, and how to bring them to the surface of my life. It’s because of this direct personal experience, supported by extensive study at the feet of the greatest masters, that I have the confidence, and the genuine inspiration, to share this treasure trove of teachings with you. There’s an entire world waiting for you in the stillness of the night, a world beyond your imagination. And once you discover it, you will never be the same.

And Fun!

“Once-in-a-lifetime experience with a master teacher in the pristine setting of this “hidden land,” Beyul.”  –  2022 Survey Feedback

Finally, not only are these nocturnal practices profound, they’re also really fun! When I wake up in a dream, I’ll often start my dream yoga practice with a few minutes of (mindful) indulgence. I’ll just have a blast, flying around, doing things I just can’t do in waking reality, and then finally settle down to go to work in the classroom of the night. If I don’t have fun doing lucid dreaming, I won’t do it.
So I want to introduce you to this magical inner world, and show you the remarkable implications and applications of becoming lucid in your dreams. Because these practices have done so much for me, I now want to share them with you.

Note: all registration and accommodations are being handled by the Beyul Retreat. If you have any questions about these or the facility, please contact the retreat at (970) 927-4188 or

Overview of the Program

“Andrew is an excellent teacher; the group was so kind and lovely, the setting was so beautiful and special, and the Beyul staff clearly worked hard to make it a unique space. I was very moved by the thoughtful intention they put into all aspects of the retreat space.”  –  2022 Survey Feedback

“You will leave feeling inspired, peaceful, and with the clarity of present-moment awareness”  –  2022 Survey Feedback

“The retreat environment created at Beyul was welcoming and beautiful. It created a place of safety and enrichment where I could relax and be open to the content being presented: a completely immersive experience.”  –  2022 Survey Feedback

In this workshop, you will learn how lucid dreaming evolves into dream yoga, and if your nocturnal education continues, into the “graduate school” of sleep yoga (maintaining consciousness in deep dreamless sleep) and even bardo yoga (using the darkness of the night to prepare for death). Participants come out of these workshops with a totally new relationship to sleep and dreams. And since “darkness” and “sleep” are code words for the unconscious mind and spiritual ignorance, you will learn how to illuminate and therefore eliminate the darkness of your own mind, and wake up spiritually – just as the Buddha, the “awakened one,” did.

Some Topics We Will Explore:

  • Dream Yoga vs. Lucid Dreaming: What’s the difference?
  • What is the nature of dreaming reality; how different is it from waking reality?
  • The science behind lucid dreaming
  • Lucid dreaming methods from beginning to advanced
  • The stages of sleep and how to use them
  • Mind beyond body (Out of body experiences, remote viewing, etc.)
  • How meditation improves lucidity
  • Dream recall techniques and how to overcome obstacles
  • Lucid dreaming enhancement from the East and West
  • The inner yogas and how to use subtle body to work with subtle mind
  • Transforming nightmares and insomnia
  • Mixing day and night, life and death
  • What it means to accomplish lucid dreaming and dream yoga
  • A map of the mind: where we go when we sleep and dream
  • The daytime practice of Illusory Form
  • The Buddhist concept of emptiness and how we can apply it to our daily lives

Beyul Staff Contributors

Reuben Sadowsky

Beyul Co-founder & Head of Sales & Programming - Morning Vitality Flow & Lucid Dreaming Instructor

Reuben is a long-time Lucid Dreamer and student of Andrew Holecek and will be assisting in teaching basic lucid dream induction techniques from eastern and western schools of thought and some of the science of sleep, dreaming, and lucid dreaming. Reuben will also teach an invigorating Morning Vitality Flow class to help Dream Yoga participants find energy, balance, room for more breath, and a connection between waking and dreaming consciousness. It includes elements distilled from Kung Fu, Qi Gong, Tibetan Yoga, Vajrayana Buddhism, Tuumo Breathing, dream induction visualizations, and more!

Abby Stern

Beyul Co-founder & General Manager - Morning Vitality Flow Instructor

Abby will also be teaching as part of the Morning Vitality Flow class. She is a 500 RYT trained yoga and meditation instructor who leads weekly classes at Beyul. Abby’s yoga classes are an artful blend where science meets soul as she combines movement and stillness, strength and flexibility, breath and awareness, meditation and presence. Abby is dedicated to building community that is focused around environmental, social and interpersonal wellness. She is also a graduate of the University of Santa Monica’s Soul-Centered Living course and utilizes the practices of spiritual psychology in her facilitation.

Daily Schedule

“All of it was wonderful; the staff was friendly and welcoming.”  –  2022 Survey Feedback

The evening sessions will be after dinner and will be more for Q&A, sky gazing practice, and some lucid dream induction techniques. Because the setting at the Beyul Retreat Center is so spectacular, we will be spending a lot of time outdoors. We will have “aimless wandering” meditation sessions outside. We will also offer plenty of break time to enjoy the beauty of the natural setting.

Thursday – Arrival Day, opening session that evening from 8-9 pm.
Friday – Sunday Schedule:

  • 7:00 to 8:30: Morning Vitality Flow: Alternating between yoga offered by Abby and elements from Kung Fu, Qi Gong, Tibetan Yoga, Vajrayana Buddhism, Tuumo Breathing, dream induction visualizations, offered by Reuben
  • 9:00 to 10:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 12:30: A morning session with Andrew
  • 12:30 to 1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 to 3:00: Free time
  • 3:00 – 6:00: Afternoon session with Andrew
  • 6:30 – 7:30: Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9:00: An evening session with Andrew.

Monday – Departure Day, a non-mandatory closing session that morning from 10 to 2:30.

The Benefit of a Secluded Location

The beautiful and secluded nature of the Beyul Retreat Center also creates a powerful container which assists in helping you to explore these deep and subtle practices.

An Inspiring Group of Like-Minded Practitioners

The select nature of the attendees will provide you with the inspiring support of a community of motivated practitioners. We will strengthen our connection with ourselves and each other, with time for enjoying nature, deep rest, and practice in this beautiful setting.

“The practitioner merges with the sound of water to open subtle energy currents within his inner yogic body. When these energies are unified and circulated . . . the chakras open like petals of a lotus and previously hidden dimensions of awareness arise in one’s mindstream.”  –  The Dalai Lama

Note: all registration and accommodations are being handled by the Beyul Retreat. If you have any questions about these or the facility, please contact the retreat at (970) 927-4188 or


I have never had a lucid dream. Is it still appropriate for me to attend?

Absolutely! Many people that attend will also not have had a lucid dream before. Some may have more experience with it. All you need is the interest and enthusiasm for learning about it. We welcome all levels of lucid dreamers and meditators. 

Are there any prerequisites or material I can review before attending?

There are no prerequisites, however, below is a suggested reading list of books on lucid dreaming and dream yoga. You can also check out the various articles, podcasts and talks on this website.

Also, you can check out my book Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep

Or my 6 hour audio program, Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming.

Reading List
Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by Stephen LaBerge.

Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life by Stephen Laberge

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal

Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying by The Dalai Lama

Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu

What gear and clothing should I bring?
  • Small blanket to use on meditation cushion or chair for comfort.
  • Notebook & pen.
  • Casual outdoor clothing and footwear.
  • Layering is the key to dressing in the mountains to allow you to adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day and night. 
  • A windproof and waterproof jacket
  • Bathing suit, flip flops, and a robe for the hot tub and sauna.
  • Sunscreen and a hat. Even when the temperature is mild, the rays of the sun at our elevation are intense.
  • Bug spray.
  • Day pack for hikes and on-foot exploration, to carry your extra clothes, food and water
  • Water bottle. You will want to stay hydrated, as the retreat center is at 8500 feet. You want to take it easy the first few days as well to avoid altitude sickness.
Is there WIFI?

Yes, the retreat center has satellite internet in the Main Lodge. However, there is no internet access in the cabins. 

Where is the retreat center located?

Beyul is nestled in the Frying Pan River Valley deep in the Colorado Rocky Mountains – 1 hour from Aspen, CO.

Driving Directions From Basalt.
Head east on Midland Avenue. At the edge of town, it turns into Frying Pan Road; keep going. Continue past Ruedi Reservoir, through the towns of Meredith and Thomasville. At mile marker 26, starting looking for a large ranch gate on the right with a sign for Beyul. This is our driveway.

Driving from I-70.
Exit I-70 onto Highway 82 at Glenwood Springs going towards Aspen. Drive 23 miles on Highway 82 and turn left onto Basalt Ave. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Emma Rd. Turn right onto Midland Ave, Continue onto Frying Pan Rd until Mile 26. Turn right to enter Beyul Retreat.

What is the refund policy?
All registrations are handled by the Beyul Retreat Center.
No refunds after 30 days.
We reserve the right to cancel the program at any time. If we cancel a program, you will receive a full refund.
Travel insurance is recommended.
Payment up front but if you want to pay in installments please contact us
Who should I contact if I have questions?

For questions concerning the retreat content, write to

If you have any questions about the the facility, food service, or other logistics, please contact the retreat center at (970) 927-4188 or

Look forward to seeing you there!

Space for this exciting retreat is limited.

Details and Registration