Bhakti on the River | Rafting, Chanting, Yoga, Camping and More!

Galice, OR 97532, USA

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Ananda Yogiji
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Aug 25 - 28, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16
Bhakti on the River | Rafting, Chanting, Yoga, Camping and More!
Galice, OR 97532, USA

Ananda Yogiji
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$NaN
Aug 25 - 28, 2022
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

About this trip

Looking for an outdoor adventure to nourish you inside and out? And how about bringing in more devotional music and yoga, heart opening, fun, and lightness of being?  What if you could do all of that while at the same time enjoying the rafting trip of a lifetime?! 


Then please join Nate's Rogue Adventures and Ananda Yogiji for 4 days and 3 nights on the beautiful and world renowned Wild and Scenic Rogue River in Southern Oregon. This will be an incredible experience to enjoy both the outdoors as well as heart opening music, yoga and chanting led by Ananda. 


This will be a safe, fun and posh rafting experience. Why’s that? Because we will be on rafts with expert guides, catered meals, tents set up and broken down for you and all your luggage will be transported by the staff daily. How about that?!


Please join us for the time of your life!  

Who's this trip for?

Everyone!  Unless your under age 10 or over 80. Highly recommended for a family trip! Especially if you want to give some exposure of fun devotional music, chanting and yoga to your family, friends and/or loved ones. 


This trip is also open to people with any level of experience for both rafting and yoga. Life  jackets will be worn at all times, so you don’t even need to know how to swim. Space is limited to 16 people for a sweet and intimate group.  


Sign up asap as this will most likely reach capacity! Family/Group discounts are available. Contact us for details. NatesRogueAdventures@gmail.com

What to expect?

-World class rafting on large 6-8 person rafts suitable for rapids on this stretch of the river 

-Stunning natural scenery for 5 days in designated wilderness area (so only historic structures)

-Sunrise Yoga led by Ananda 

-Evening chant and heart song circles led by Ananda at camp

-3 delicious vegetarian meals served daily

-Sleeping arrangements set up and broken down by staff

-Safe, experienced staff that ensures everyone’s safety

OUR GUIDE IN MUSIC AND YOGA

Music


Bio: Ananda Yogiji is an internationally loved musician, song composer and mantra enthusiast.  His musical offerings complement his yogic practices with a deep devotional spirit.  His music channels a powerful blend of modern and ancient soundscapes that touches the heart.  Infused with mantras in Sanskrit and Gurbani, his music offers blissful energy currents woven into lyrical heart songs. He plays guitar, harmonium and bansuri flute along with his soulful singing. 


He's well known for his collaborations with Jaya Lakshmi.  Together they have released 14 albums and toured nationally and internationally since 2011. His latest release is the album "Flower of Life" (2019) and together they released a mantra album called "Lakshmi Dreams" (2020).


Yoga Teacher Bio:  Ānanda Yogī ji has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by the Kundalini Research Institute since 2006. In April 2020 while in India, he completed a 300hr teacher training in the Himalayan Yoga tradition known as Sattva Yoga. In May of 2020, he also completed an 18 day, 60 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita, both the 300hr and Gita courses we taught by Anand Mehrotra, a himalayan yogic master. 


Ananda will be sharing practices from the Sattva Yoga tradition. The style is similar to KRI Kundalini Yoga but he adds his style of deity themed classes that he calls Sattva Bhakti Yoga. Classes include kriyas (elevating movements), asanas (postures), pranayama (breath/energy practices), and dhyana (meditation). This holistic style of yoga is designed to affect all levels of being which in turn uplifts, heal and awakens the practitioner to elevated states of consciousness.

Yoga & Chanting

This retreat will also help deepen your love and practice of chanting,  bhakti, Sattva Kundalini Yoga, and ceremony in a majestic and elevating  environment.  We will sing and chant our hearts open each night. We will  rejuvenate, relax, and explore yoga as a practice of embodying spirit  in a heart opening and devotional way.  Through daily meditation and  chanting you will refine your perspective of these practices and  yourself.  


To see live videos of Ananda's music, click here

For a preview of Ananda's yoga classes, click here.  

Nate's Rogue Adventures

Nate’s Rogue Adventures provides experienced and helpful guides, boats, safety equipment, luxury camping amenities, plant based meals and safe  transport of all of your personal belongings in dry bags that we  provide. Nate Van Amburg grew up in the Rogue Valley and is a third generation  river runner. For 15 years he has worked on the rivers of Oregon and  has honed his skills to be able to offer multi-day river trips on rivers  throughout Oregon.  It is his passion and life commitment to offer the  amazing river trips of the highest quality in the deepest of wilderness  while practicing gratitude for our grand natural world.  

THIS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS OF THE ROGUE RIVER IS  THE ACTUALIZATION OF A DREAM FOR BOTH NATE AND ANANDA. IT'S AN HONOR TO  SHARE THIS SACRED WILD PLACE WITH YOU IN SPIRITUAL PRACTICE, MEDITATION  AND MUSIC.

Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance

As  a small family business, we must adhere to our cancellation policies as  detailed on our website “prepare” page. Because of this, travel  insurance is strongly recommended. It will reimburse  you if you make a late cancellation (60 days or fewer before your trip  date) due to illness, injury, smoke, natural fire, flood, or other act  of nature. WE WILL NOT.  Please note, if you cannot come, you are welcome to find a friend to  replace you. Plan for the unexpected with Travel Insurance through TravelInsured.com Estimate about 6%-7% of your trip cost. Kids 17 and under are usually covered at no extra charge. ***With this company, you have 21 DAYS (from the day of initial deposit to Nate’s Rogue Adventures) to purchase trip insurance.

FOREST FIRES AND SMOKE:

Occasionally during the rafting season, forest fires in the region will cause smoke to settle in the Rogue River Canyon. Just like with rain, we float with smoke or no smoke. Every few years a forest fire  will close the Rogue River. Please keep this in consideration while deciding to purchase trip insurance.

MULTI-DAY RAFTING/HIKING TRIPS:

  • A deposit of $500 will hold your space for our multi-day rafting trip.
  • Cancellations: Should you have to cancel your River Adventure with  us, all deposits are non-refundable. After the final balance due date,  all payments become non-refundable. Alternate guests are welcome. Please  understand that we cannot ensure your investment in river trip  reservations. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and interruption insurance.  Once you sign up, we lose the right to sell your reserved space to  other individuals or groups. Our number of trips and spaces per trip are  limited by river management plans. Therefore, we regret that we cannot  make exceptions for personal emergencies. Should you decide to cancel  your trip with us, your trip cost is not transferable to another year.
  • Money will not be refunded for any reason including forest fires,  medical emergencies, property disasters, or work-related issues.
  • A minimum of two guests is required to run any multi-day rafting  trip, although they do not need to be in the same party. A single guest  may join any available multi-day trip that is already scheduled with  other participants.
  • All rafting trip participants are required to sign a liability waiver acknowledging the inherent risks in a whitewater experience. This  waiver will be e-mailed to you upon booking; sign and return the waiver  before your trip.
  • Balance needs to be paid in full 2 weeks prior. 

*Please note we depart from Galice Landing at 8am. You will need to arrive at 7am to load your gear and be ready to depart.  This means you are responsible for your transportation in getting there as well as your lodging the night before.  The easiest way is to reserve a room at one of the Galice lodges or camp in a campground.  Alameda County Park is the nearest campground.  

What’s included

  • Rafting Gear
    Dry Bag for personal gear, Personal Flotation Device (PFD), Helmet, Paddle, Raft, and Guide.
  • Meals
    Healthy meals prepared and served riverside from lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day.
  • Camping Gear
    Tents, camp chairs, sleeping pad, sleeping bag (upon request).
  • Yoga Mat/Accessories
    Bring your own yoga mat, journal, and accessories to practice outside. We suggest bringing a towel/blanket/tarp to place under your mat if you would like to keep it off of the earth.
  • Sleeping Bag
    Bring your own sleeping bag, or request one on your guest questionnaire and we will bring one for you.
  • Personal Water Bottle
    We will provide fresh water to refill your water bottle at camp and at lunch.
  • Personal Gear
    Please refer to our multi-day packing list for details.
  • Travel Insurance
    Protect yourself from the unexpected cancellations with trip insurance.
  • Shuttle
    You and your personal gear will be shuttled back to your car at the end of the trip.

Available Packages

Shared Tent
16 left

Each tent will have 2 single size cots.  If you come with a loved one or friend and want to share a tent, please let us know.  

$2,000
Deposit: $500
Single Tent
10 left
$2,300
Deposit: $500

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Ananda Yogiji
Ananda Yogiji is an internationally acclaimed devotional musician and yoga teacher. He sings, plays guitar, harmonium and bansuri flute. Ananda Yogiji has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by the Kundalini Research Institute since 2006. In April 2020, he also completed a 300hr teacher training in the Himalayan Yoga tradition known as Sattva Yoga. In May of 2020, he also completed an 18 day, 60 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita, both the 300hr and Gita courses we taught by Anand Mehrotra.