Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage

North Cascades Mountains, Washington State, USA

10 reviews
Aug 4 - 7, 2017
Group size: 4 - 8
Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage
North Cascades Mountains, Washington State, USA

10 reviews

Aug 4 - 7, 2017
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip

This is a 4 day, USA-based sacred yoga pilgrimage into the heart of the North Cascades Range of Washington State in the Pacific Northwest.


- Step into the healing rhythm of nature and unplug from fast-paced, technology centered modern lifestyle

- Practice healing & expanding goddess-based yoga informed by Nondual Shakta Tantra

- Connect to physical strength & intuitive wisdom

- Learn the fundamentals of backpacking & how to set up a back country camp

- Explore Sacred Activism & “Artivism” for supporting women and the environment

What’s included

- 3 nights & 4 day yoga backpacking pilgrimage

- Daily Wisdom Goddess Yoga

- Goddesses of Yoga Studies in Nature: Bhuvaneshwari/Durga/Parvati

- Backpacking Into Pristine Goddess-Infused Nature

- Sacred Circle Practices with Glacier Vistas 

- Guided creative expression through writing, poetry and investigative journaling

- Mantra, Mudra, Meditation

- Yantra making & meditation & Devotional Dance

- Learn Empowering Backpacking Skills

- Sacred Activism & Artivism Brainstorming & Support

- Daily breakfasts and dinners 

Not included

- Airfare

- Airport bus or car rental

- Pre or after pilgrimage accommodations

- Lunch item costs (everyone will pack their own lunches so you have some of your favorite food items. Also, to learn how to gauge and pack food for backpacking!)

Before You Go

- Once you've signed up you'll be sent a "Liability Waiver" and "Terms and Conditions" documents for you to sign and return to: stephaniereneedossantos@gmail.com 

- Before the journey by email you'll receive a "Backpacking Gear Check List", "Wilderness Safety Guidelines" and "Leave-No-Trace-Backpacking" information. 

- Also, we'll connect with each person in-person, by Skype or phone to go over your gear and to field any questions prior to the pilgrimage.

- The first day of the trip we'll meet up at a designated spot and caravan to the trailhead together, with the option to also meet us at the trailhead. 

Available Packages

Summer Special
Available until Jul 08, 2017Sold Out

Registrar by July 8, 2017 (full moon) EST 

Regular price after 7/8/17: $897



Wilderness Goddess: Yoga Backpacking Pilgrimage
4 days & 3 nights
"Experience the bliss and creative inspiration found in goddess yogic studies in Mother Nature" This is a journey of a lifetime, one that invites you into deep positive change and opens you to a reverence for All that Is. For there is nothing quite like sleeping upon Her earthen bed basking above at the endless expanse of the cosmos, drinking from Her glacial waters, and feeling Her varying breaths and Her summer sun on your skin. Come with us...we'll lead you on the path to all that She is, Her majesty, Her pure reality: You. She has the power to heal and open energy pathways like no other place can, as we explore yogic practices in the setting of their origin -- in Mother Nature You receive: - Instruction on the fundamentals of backpacking & how to set up a back country camp - Guidance into magical goddess-infused natural places - Intimate healing & expanding goddess-based teachings & yoga practices based on the ancient yoga lineage lines of nondual Shaiva/Shakta and Shaktism Tantra - Artistic guidance to create your own yantra meditation tool & earth altar to make and use back at home -Sacred activism/artivism support

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Mountain Shakti
10 reviews
Stephanie Renee dos Santos passion is empowering people to come into contact and potentially embody one's full Awareness through nondual Tantric wisdom and aligning with natural cycles. She’s known as an inspiring, loving, creative and compassionate teacher with the Hindu goddess Bhuvaneshwari-like quality to create sacred healing, creative-expressive and meditative spaces. Certified in Integrative Yoga and she's been given permission by beloved teacher Sally Kempton to share these teachings of the nondual Shaiva/Shakta and Shakta traditions. She holds a B.A in Studio Arts from Whitman College and is a working artist. In addition, she studies Bharathanatyam classical Indian dance and contributes spiritual writing to literary journal Lalitamba. She is a co-founder of Devidance Yoga with Ganga Devi. She guides Mountain Shakti sacred yoga backpacking pilgrimages around the world.


I had a fantastic trip to India with Ganga and Stephanie. They took us to VERY special places that are off the yoga tourist path. Their Goddess teachings, dance, and yoga are soul deepening and realizing. They went above and beyond to keep us safe and comfortable during our stay. I'm so appreciative of them putting this trip together and sharing the love India has to offer. I met incredible women from all over the world and the friendships we formed with one another will last a lifetime.
Amazing experience with Stephanie and Ganga. Beautifully planned, unique programme of Pilgrimage, connecting to cultural heritage of India and Devi practices. Organisation was impeccable, we felt very supportive and taken care of. Enjoyed every moment.
Thank you to Stephanie and Ganga Devi for the incredible opportunity to connect with the goddesses in all their forms. This trip will be etched in my memory forever! thank you!
My experience backpacking with Stephanie and her Goddess teachings have expedited myself to pure bliss. She takes us high up on top of mountains with spectacular views. Her guided meditations connects your soul to the earth in such a way that it lasts a long time. I've done two trips with her and each one was special and meaningful. Stephanie is very experienced and knowledgeable and I only wish she was my local Yogini teacher! I highly recommend going on a Goddess pilgrimage with her. It's life changing. Namaste.
This was an amazing retreat, you will not regret it. Stephanie was an amazing host and I’m lucky to have met her. We laughed, cried, danced, mediated, did yoga and had an amazing time. It was great to meet like-minded spiritual women and conquer the mountains together. This is what everyone needs in their life. I have developed life long friendships and experiences to never forget! Thank you Stephanie!
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