Are you interested in the rafting trip of a lifetime?! Then please join Nate's Rogue Adventures and Ananda Yogiji for 5 days and 5 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 uplifting yoga and chanting led by Ananda.
This will be a safe, fun and posh rafting experience. Why’s that? Because the meals will be catered, tents will be set up and broken down and all your luggage will be transported by the staff daily. 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 yoga and chanting 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. So sign up asap as this will most likely reach capacity! Family/Group discounts are available. Contact us for details.
-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
-First nights stay at the Rogue Retreat House & River View House
-Safe, experienced staff that ensures everyone’s safety
Music Bio: Ānanda Yogī ji 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.
He currently is inspired to share the uplifting, potent and healing practices of Sattva Kundalini Yoga.
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 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.
The first day will be the arrival to the beautiful Rogue Retreat House & River View House located in Galice, OR. We will be staying there the first night as we have an early departure the next morning. Check in is after 4pm. We will have dinner for you at 6pm and Ananda will provide music at 7:30pm. Please note that you will not have cell phone service or WIFI once you leave Merlin, OR and arrive at Galice. We will not have cell service or internet for the entirety of the trip.
The next morning we will prepare for departure. There will be morning yoga led by Ananda and then begin our rafting soul journey.