5-days of yoga and hiking in Utah’s red rock country

Explore Capitol Reef National Park

Relax and reconnect to nature

This retreat offers the best of both worlds – experience wilderness and solitude from the comfort of upscale accommodations. Surrender to the wisdom of nature and rest your spirit. Take your yoga practice into the wilderness on our Capitol Reef National Park Yoga and Hiking Retreat. Allow your practice and breath to follow the rhythms of nature in unparalleled wilderness with beauty beyond imagination.

Trip Details

Price

Double occupancy
$1599 per person: Cathedral Room with Queen Beds
$1799 per person: Cathedral Room with a King Bed

Single occupancy
$1999 per person: Cathedral Room with a Queen Bed
$2199 per person: Cathedral Room with a King Bed


Meeting point

Capitol Reef National Park (Torrey, Utah)


Availability

May 20-24, 2020
October 7-11, 2020
Custom dates available for groups of 4 or more people


Duration

5 days


Group size

4-10


Experience level

Suitable for beginners


Difficulty rating

1-3

Level 1
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Easy hiking on well maintained trails
    • Canyoneering: Easy hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
  • Distances: Hike up to 2 miles
  • Surfaces: Easy terrain
  • Elevation Change: Little to none. Short sections of uphill travel.
Level 2
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Easy to moderate hiking
    • Canyoneering: Easy to moderate hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
  • Distances: Hike up to 3 miles
  • Surfaces: Flat or rolling terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 600 ft/day
Level 3
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Moderate, off-trail hiking on rugged trails
    • Canyoneering: Moderate, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
  • Distances: Hike up to 6 miles
  • Surfaces: Rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 1200 ft/day
Level 4
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
    • Canyoneering: Difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
  • Distances: Hike up to 10 miles
  • Surfaces: Rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 3000 ft/day
Level 5
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Very difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
    • Canyoneering: Very difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs. May require advanced canyoneering techniques including guided rappels, multi-pitch rappels, complex ropework difficult pothole escapes, and advanced problem-solving and anchor building.
  • Distances: Hike up to 14 miles
  • Surfaces: Extremely rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 4000 ft/day

Solitude rating

4-5

  1. Expect to be around other hikers and travelers most of the time.
  2. Expect to have some solitude, as much as an hour at a time without seeing other groups.
  3. Expect several hours of solitude at a time.
  4. Expect to see no more than one or two groups on your trip.
  5. Expect to see no other hikers or travelers on your trip.

Included

Accommodation

  • Four nights of accommodations at the newly remodeled Red Sands Hotel
  • Delicious, healthy meals from dinner on Wednesday to lunch on Sunday
  • One group dinner out at a local restaurant

Activities

  • Yoga practices every day in the wilderness
  • Restorative yoga classes every evening in a yoga studio
  • Two guided day hikes in Capitol Reef National Park
  • One guided canyoneering trip (all technical gear provided)
  • Additional evening activities such as learning about essential oils, stargazing, etc.

Other

  • Local experienced guides
  • Yoga mats and props (bolster, block, strap)
  • Yoga in the Wild retreat gift bag

Not included

  • Transportation to retreat location
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal items
  • Spa treatments at on-site spa
  • Gratuity for your guide

What to bring

A full packing list will be sent upon booking.

What Lies Ahead of You

Daily yoga practices, both active and restorative

Daily hiking and canyoneering adventures in off the beaten path locations

Experienced, knowledgeable and professional guides

Upscale accomodations for relaxing getaway


Take a Glimpse at Your Journey

Everyday we will begin with a grounding meditation practice to mentally and physically prepare ourselves for the day ahead. After breakfast, we will venture off to explore the fascinating landforms of Capitol Reef National Park as well as the surrounding area. On one of the days, you will have the option to try canyoneering at one of the world’s premier canyoneering destinations. Each day, we will incorporate a yoga practice into our explorations which provides participants the opportunity to practice in a setting that many describe as profoundly spiritual.

Following dinner, you have the option of an evening activity that highlights an aspect of the wilderness and mindful living. Afterwards, deepen your practice and relax your body through restorative yoga classes and long soaks in the hot tub. This yoga and hiking retreat offers the ideal combination of spectacular sights and soul-soothing rejuvenation.

Sample Itinerary

7 AM: Meditation
7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Hiking and yoga outdoors
4:00 PM: Return to Red Sands Hotel
5:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM: Evening activity
7:45-8:45 PM: Restorative yoga

Other Important Information

Your Accommodation
Located three miles from Capitol Reef National Park, the Red Sands Hotel offers recently renovated and well-appointed rooms, a pool and hot tub, outdoor patios with fire pits, and an on-site restaurant and spa. Room amenities include plush pillow-top beds, a bathtub for taking relaxing baths, mini-fridge, and wireless internet. The hotel is located in the town of Torrey, Utah, a designated International Dark Sky community guaranteeing incredible stargazing at night.

Reservations and Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of $500.
  • The deposit is non-refundable if the participant cancels their booking.
  • The remainder of the payment is due 60 days before the retreat start date.
  • Cancellations made 30 to 60 days before the retreat start date will be refunded 50%.
  • Cancellations made 0 to 30 days before the retreat start date will be refunded 25%.
  • We highly recommend that participants purchase travel insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions

No! Beginners are more than welcome.

Wear clothes you can move in and won’t tear easily. Layers are also key! For your feet, comfortable medium-weight hiking shoes or boots work best. You definitely need closed-toed shoes (no Chacos!) that you’ve worn before and broken in well.

Entrance fees and snacks are included in the price.

Have more questions? Head to our FAQ page to read more!

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