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!
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
-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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
*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.