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.
WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?
The WFA focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.
HOW IS THIS COURSE DIFFERENT THAN A STANDARD WFA?
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.
WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
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.
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
The gorgeous SOLO Northeast Campus in Conway, NH
IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.
DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years. + Option to add on CPR
DOES THE WFA COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?
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.
IS LODGING INCLUDED?
You have an option to include lodging in the SOLO bunk house for $50
ARE MEALS INCLUDED?
Light snacks will be included throughout the day.
A full retreat meal plan is available for additional cost that will include
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast & Lunch
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