4 Day 2023 Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage

North Cascades Mountains, Washington State, USA

10 reviews
Aug 12 - 15, 2023
Group size: 4 - 12
4 Day 2023 Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage
North Cascades Mountains, Washington State, USA

10 reviews

Aug 12 - 15, 2023
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

"Women in High Places!" 

This is a women only 4 day, USA-based sacred yoga pilgrimage into the heart of the North Cascades Range of Washington State in the Pacific Northwest.


- Step into the healing rhythm of nature and unplug from fast-paced, technology centered modern lifestyle

- Practice healing & expanding goddess-based yoga informed by nondual Shakti/Shiva Tantra

- Connect to physical strength & intuitive wisdom

- Learn the fundamentals of backpacking & how to set up a backcountry camp

- Explore Sacred Activism & “Artivism” for supporting women and the environment

What’s included

- 3 Nights & 4 Day Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage

- Daily Devi-Inspired Hatha Yoga 

- Goddesses of Yoga Studies in Nature: Bhuvaneshwari/Durga/Lakshmi

- Backpacking Into Pristine Goddess-Infused Nature

- Sacred Circle Practices with Glacier Vistas 

- Guided creative expression & investigative journaling

- Mantra, Mudra, Meditation

- Meditation & Devotional Dance

- Learn Empowering Backpacking Skills

- Sacred Activism & Artivism Brainstorming 

- Daily breakfasts and dinners 

Not included

- Airfare

- Airport bus or car rental

- Pre or after pilgrimage accommodations

- Each person provides their own backpacking gear (exclusive of stove, cook pots, group water filter system which I provide. A detailed "Backpacking Gear Check List" is provided when you sign up)

- Lunch item costs (everyone will pack their own lunches so you have some of your favorite food items. Also, to learn how to gauge and pack food for backpacking!)

Before You Go

- Once you've signed up you'll be sent an "Acknowledgment of Risk Form" and "Terms and Conditions" documents for you to sign and return to: stephaniereneedossantos@gmail.com 

- Before the journey by email you'll receive a "Backpacking Gear Check List", "Wilderness Safety Guidelines" and "Leave-No-Trace-Backpacking" information. 

- Also, we'll connect with via Zoom or by phone to go over your gear and to field any questions prior to the pilgrimage.

- The first day of the trip we'll meet up at a designated spot and caravan to the trailhead together, with the option to also meet us at the trailhead. 

- Note: Also, we will be following and honoring the National Park Services requirement of solo tents for everyone this year. 

Available Packages

Early Bird
Available until April 15, 202310 left

Regular price $947



Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage
4 days & 3 nights
"Experience the bliss and creative inspiration found in goddess yogic studies in Mother Nature" This is a journey of a lifetime, one that invites you into deep positive change and opens you to a reverence for All that Is. For there is nothing quite like sleeping upon Her earthen bed basking above at the endless expanse of the cosmos, drinking from Her glacial waters, and feeling Her varying breaths and Her summer sun on your skin. Come with us...we'll lead you on the path to all that She is, Her majesty, Her pure reality: You. She has the power to heal and open energy pathways like no other place can, as we explore yogic practices in the setting of their origin -- in Mother Nature You receive: - Instruction on the fundamentals of backpacking & how to set up a back country camp - Guidance into magical goddess-infused natural places - Intimate healing & expanding goddess-based teachings & yoga practices based on the ancient yoga lineage lines of nondual Shaiva/Shakta and Shaktism Tantra - Artistic guidance to create your own yantra meditation tool & earth altar to make and use back at home -Sacred activism/artivism support

Your Organizer

Mountain Shakti
10 reviews
Stephanie Renee dos Santos passion is empowering people to come into contact and potentially embody one's full Awareness through nondual Tantric wisdom and aligning with natural cycles. She’s known as an inspiring, loving, creative and compassionate teacher with the Hindu goddess Bhuvaneshwari-like quality to create sacred healing, creative-expressive and meditative spaces. Certified in Integrative Yoga and she's been given permission by beloved teacher Sally Kempton to share these teachings of the nondual Shaiva/Shakta and Shakta traditions. She holds a B.A in Studio Arts from Whitman College and is a working artist. In addition, she studies Bharathanatyam classical Indian dance and contributes spiritual writing to literary journal Lalitamba. She is a co-founder of Devidance Yoga with Ganga Devi. She guides Mountain Shakti sacred yoga backpacking pilgrimages around the world.


I had a fantastic trip to India with Ganga and Stephanie. They took us to VERY special places that are off the yoga tourist path. Their Goddess teachings, dance, and yoga are soul deepening and realizing. They went above and beyond to keep us safe and comfortable during our stay. I'm so appreciative of them putting this trip together and sharing the love India has to offer. I met incredible women from all over the world and the friendships we formed with one another will last a lifetime.
By Hailly B for Embodying Devi: Yoga & Dance of Tantric Goddesses on 14 Apr, 2020
Amazing experience with Stephanie and Ganga. Beautifully planned, unique programme of Pilgrimage, connecting to cultural heritage of India and Devi practices. Organisation was impeccable, we felt very supportive and taken care of. Enjoyed every moment.
By Elena K for Continuing Pilgrimage Package: Taj Mahal + Ganges River + Shakti Peeth on 23 Mar, 2020
Thank you to Stephanie and Ganga Devi for the incredible opportunity to connect with the goddesses in all their forms. This trip will be etched in my memory forever! thank you!
By Estelle T for Embodying Devi: Yoga & Dance of Tantric Goddesses on 18 Mar, 2020
My experience backpacking with Stephanie and her Goddess teachings have expedited myself to pure bliss. She takes us high up on top of mountains with spectacular views. Her guided meditations connects your soul to the earth in such a way that it lasts a long time. I've done two trips with her and each one was special and meaningful. Stephanie is very experienced and knowledgeable and I only wish she was my local Yogini teacher! I highly recommend going on a Goddess pilgrimage with her. It's life changing. Namaste.
By Hailly B for 4 Day 2019 Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage on 28 Aug, 2019
This was an amazing retreat, you will not regret it. Stephanie was an amazing host and I’m lucky to have met her. We laughed, cried, danced, mediated, did yoga and had an amazing time. It was great to meet like-minded spiritual women and conquer the mountains together. This is what everyone needs in their life. I have developed life long friendships and experiences to never forget! Thank you Stephanie!
By christine h for 4 Day 2019 Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage on 10 Aug, 2019
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