June 16, 2024 The Estes Park Marathon starts at the DAO HOUSE on June 16th, come join or cheer on the participants!!!

Once again his Sunday, June 16th, the Estes Park Marathon and Half Marathon start from the DAO HOUSE at an elevation of 9,000, a most scenic run. Join us to cheer on the runners, or participate in this spectacular event:

The Estes Park Marathon is America’s most scenic marathon course! Runners enjoy our famous road course that is surrounded by glorious 360 degree views of Rocky Mountain National Park. Starting with an inspiring 1500 ft descent, within the first 6.5 miles, runners will find their rhythm and strong pace for an exceptional marathon race. As with all great journeys, the mountainous beauty will encourage you to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of the climbs and feel the thrill of several scenic downhills. Share the celebration and joy of running with us! Rated by Forbes Magazine as Top 7 scenic races in the USA. Runner’s World magazine recommends this destination race, for a reason!


May 16 - 19, 2024 | Knit for a Good Life | More Information

It’s that time again – LYS is announcing their third retreat at the picturesque Dao House nestled at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado. Unplug for three days (i.e., there is no cell or internet service) in an intimate gathering of fiber lovers to enjoy the community of others, majestic scenery, and expert instruction to find your happy place in knitting.

This year ergonomic expert Carson Demers (author of Knitting Comfortably) will lecture on ways to avoid bodily stress and strain during knitting and offer individual suggestions through small group classes. 

In addition, you’ll learn the fundamentals of yarn dyeing with Jennifer Miller of Theodora’s Pearls and then apply that knowledge in small groups to dye two skeins of yarn provided by Jennifer! You’ll also get one-on-one time with Ann Budd for help with an existing project or to discuss options for a future one.

The rest of time you can enjoy the camaraderie of other attendees, stroll the 84 acres of Rocky Mountain wilderness, or take advantage of the additional services offered at Dao House, including tai chi, horseback riding, bio mat therapy, foot soaks, and an oxygen lounge. Do as much or as little as you want.


August 21 - 25, 2024 | Universal Consciousness Festival | More Information

A returning celebration of health and wellness.  Learn alternative way to live and coexist in harmony with nature and the daily stresses through workshops and lectures by experts.  

We understand the knowledge this festival brings to the public should not be limited based upon monetary wealth and needs to be available to all, which is why there is a sliding scale ticket price.  We trust you will value the wisdom obtained from our event, reciprocate and donate so we may continue to provide this event in a manner open to all.  We ask you register online to attend as space is limited.  Connect with Dao House directly to purchase meals and lodging packages during the festival.  

We are excited for you to learn additional means to unify mind, body and spirit through methods that inspire conscious living, and reconnect to your true nature.

Community Qi Gong & Tai Chi |2024

We are gearing up for this coming season, every Sunday tai chi this year.  If you are still interested in learning authentic Wu Dang style tai chi, qi gong and Dao yin stemming from a 600 year old unbroken lineage, feel free to email info@daohouse.com.  

You'll enjoy a streamed a lecture with Wu Dang Chen from 8:30am to 9:00am, followed by tai chi, qi gong, Dao yin, stretching or a variety of movement and exercises. 

We ask for donations in reciprocity of the experience received, which benefits the DaoUSA organization.