Wilderness First Aid Retreat

Conway, NH, USA

Backcountry Yoga
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1 review
Jun 7 - 9, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20
Wilderness First Aid Retreat
Conway, NH, USA

Backcountry Yoga
  • Email address verified
1 review

Jun 7 - 9, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Backcountry Yoga has teamed up with SOLO Wilderness Medical School to offer you a custom 3 day 2 night Wilderness First Aid Retreat  to prepare you for a crisis outside. We believe that they key to outdoor empowerment is education, mindful movement, and a deep reverence for the earth. Not only will you learn skills for the backcountry, but you'll have an opportunity to practice yoga, meditate in nature, and spend some quality time unplugged. 

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.


The WFA focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

Rather than squeeze all 16 hours of training into a 2 days, we've decided to take a more relaxed approach. We'll start the day with mindful movement, take breaks for hiking and nature immersion, and enjoy a little more time getting to know one another than we would in a typical 2 day approach.


The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast, wellness professionals, or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines. 


The gorgeous SOLO Northeast Campus in Conway, NH


Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.


Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years. + Option to add on CPR


The WFA may give continuing ed credits (depending on the specific requirements for your certification) and is approved for rectifying SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder program.


You have an option to include lodging in the SOLO bunk house for $50


Light snacks will be included throughout the day.
A full retreat meal plan is available for additional cost that will include

Friday: Dinner

Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunday: Breakfast & Lunch

What’s included

  • WFA Manual
  • WFA Certification
  • Mindful Movement & Yoga
  • Light Snacks
  • Lodging
    If you opt in
  • Meals
    You can opt in for a meal plan
  • Transportation
  • CPR
    is an additional add on @ Check out
  • Layers & Hiking Boots

Available Packages

WFA 3 Day Retreat + Lodging
Deposit: $100
WFA 3 Day Retreat Commuter Pass
Deposit: $100

Available options


Day 1
Friday June 7, 2018

10:00am Meet at SOLO Conway campus for introductions and mindful integration practices for the weekend.

11:00am-3:pm WFA Module #1

3pm-4pm Yoga Asana Break

(If you are not participating the in the 2hr CPR course you are finished learning for the day! Take some time for self care and nourishment :)

4:00pm-6:00pm Optional CPR Certification

8:30pm Group reflections from the day

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This was an AWESOME trip. Our SOLO trainer, Kelsey, was amazing - her knowledge was sky-high, and the live-action clinical labs cemented what we had learned during class time. There was plenty of movement to the class - seriously one of the best training's I've ever taken. Backcountry Yoga's incorporation of body movement and community in the event enhanced it so much - I was able to retain more, center more, and really engage with the information presented. Laura is an outstanding instructor, and ran a tight, well-oiled, organized trip while paying attention to the emotional and spiritual needs of participants. The lodging was in a beautiful setting, and the kitchen, bathroom and bunk rooms were super clean, welcoming, and accessible. While I didn't participate in the meal plan, I wish that I had! Options were home made, organic, and accommodated all kinds of allergy needs. I cant wait for Laura's next excursion. I left this retreat feeling centered, informed, and so much better prepared for adventures in the mountains. I cant recommend this retreat enough to others who are looking to enhance their knowledge of the back country, and connect more - with yourself, other participants, and nature.
By Kate Crary for Wilderness First Aid Retreat on Jun 11, 2019


Backcountry Yoga provides an exceptional experience its clientele and I can attest that it is because of the hard work, research, and attention to detail that goes on behind the scenes, months in advance. We have coordinated travel and events with Laura and Backcountry yoga several times over the last several years. Laura takes a creative and passionate approach to planning, and is very detail oriented, making sure that her experiences are thoroughly planned and organized, and also making sure that all of her guests know exactly what to expect.
By SnowRiders on 03 Mar, 2020
I loved the Backcountry Yoga 20 hr Outdoor Yoga Guide training so much. It was so good for my soul. Laura is a natural teacher who exudes so much wisdom from her personal experience and studies of yoga, nature, and science. I found this training to be a perfect balance of education, safety, creativity, nature, and spiritual teachings. It was such a gift to spend the weekend with Laura and the other yoga teachers in the group. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in bringing a group into nature for a yoga class or yoga hike attend this training,.
By Amy S on 18 Jun, 2018