7 Day 2019 Mountain Yogini: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage

North Cascades Mountains, Washington State, USA

Mountain Shakti
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6 reviews
Aug 10 - 16, 2019
Group size: 2 - 6
7 Day 2019 Mountain Yogini: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage
North Cascades Mountains, Washington State, USA

Mountain Shakti
  • Email address verified
6 reviews

Aug 10 - 16, 2019
Group size: 2 - 6

About this trip

"Yogins in High Places!"

This is a 7 day, USA-based sacred yoga pilgrimage into the heart of the North Cascades Range of Washington State in the Pacific Northwest. This journey is open to everyone. 

We will be trekking into a very special place which can only be reached by foot or boat.  Where mid-retreat we'll have the luxury of breakfasting at a divine forest bakery! This is a very unique experience, not to be missed! 


- 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 Shakta Tantra

- Connect to physical strength & intuitive wisdom

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

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

What’s included

- 6 nights & 7 days yoga backpacking pilgrimage

- Daily Devi Yoga Flow

- Goddesses of Yoga Studies in Nature: Lalita/Yakshis/Annapurna/Matangi/Durga/Kali

- Backpacking Into Pristine Goddess-Infused Nature

- Sacred Circle Practices with Glacier Vistas 

- Guided creative expression through writing and investigative journaling

- Mantra, Mudra, 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

- 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 each person in-person, by Skype or 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. 

Available Packages

Summer Fun
Available until Aug 05, 2019only 2 left

Regular price $1449



Mountain Yogini Retreat
5 days & 4 nights

"Experience the bliss, creative inspiration, and rejuvenation found in goddess yogic studies in the wilds of Washington in the North Cascades Mountains."

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 Maa's earthen bed, while basking at the endless expanse of the cosmos, drinking from Her glacial waters, and feeling Her varying breaths and summer sun on your skin. 

Come with us...I'll lead you on the path to all that She is, Her majesty, Her pure reality: You. Mother Earth has the power to heal and open energy pathways like no other place can, as we explore yogic practices in their origin setting -- Mother Nature.

You receive: 

- Instruction on the fundamentals of backpacking  

- Guidance into magical goddess-infused natural places 

- Transforming goddess teachings of yoga 

- Practices based on ancient yoga lineages of non-dual Shaiva/Shakti of Kashmir & Shakta Tantra 

- Artistic guidance & investigative journaling promots

- Sisterhood support & community

- Downtime to just "be"!

-Sacred activism/artivism support

Your Organizer

Mountain Shakti
6 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.


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!
One of the best experiences of my life. I think this might just be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Stephanie was delightful and made my first backpacking trip so great I can't wait to go again. She is compassionate, organized and very thoughtful. She has put a lot of effort into making this experience the best it can be. Better than a 5 🌟experience. Words can not express how grateful I am that I met Stephanie and was a part of this pilgrimage. 🙏
The wildernesses goddess pilgrimage was everything I could have hoped for. I was desperately needing spiritual guidance and to connect to nature in a major way, and the universe led me to Stephanie like magic! I don’t know how many women in the world want to spend days far from civilization AND spend nights connecting to the Divine feminine in themselves( and all around us) , but Stephanie found them and brought us all together. It was so amazing meeting such deeply like minded women. During our hike we bonded in a raw authentic way that was deeply healing for everyone. I learned so much about the goddesses and the Tantric path from Stephanie! I’m so grateful to have found her as a teacher because I had been seeking knowledge on this subject for awhile. And as we joked about on the trail “ there’s only so much google can tell you!” This trip also gave me the knowledge and confidence to start backpacking on my own in my corner of the world! I’m so thankful to have Stephanie as a teacher and I hope I can go on another trip with her and reunite with the amazing sisters I made on our pilgrimage!!
This is beyond a simple backpacking trip. It is truly an inspired divine experience. Stephanie is a Yogini, an author and an outdoor enthusiast. Her energy and enthusiasm to bring women of diverse backgrounds to experience the enchanting wilderness and an inner transformation with the help of Goddess teachings and Yoga is very special. I feel fortunate to be part of this very unique experience. This was my second backpacking trip with Stephanie exploring the inner self and the outdoors in the North Cascades National Park. On our first trip we explored Thundercreek trail and studied Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Matangi. This year we explored Mount Baker Wilderness with the Goddesses Bhuvaneswari, Durga and Parvati. The energies invoked with the Goddess work and Yoga were in perfect harmony with the nature outside. Personally it allows me to check in with myself and be inspired on my life journey. It is indeed such a blessing that Stephanie is able to bring all her unique talents in such a perfect offering.... With much gratitude.
Such an enriching and energizing retreat. We were surrounded by stunning panoramic views of jagged mountains and lush green valleys. I developed new friendships with a wonderful community of women. The retreat was well organized and Stephanie was extremely knowledgeable about the area and backcountry backpacking and camping and was always willing to help any of us who had questions about gear, set up, etc. The North Cascades National Park is a gorgeous area to learn about and invoke the divine feminine. I would definitely recommend this retreat to others looking to deepen their spirituality, yoga practice and commune with nature.
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