Wyoming Backpacking Yoga Retreat

Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA

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Backcountry Yoga
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18 reviews
Jul 14 - 21, 2019
Group size: 10 - 11
Wyoming Backpacking Yoga Retreat
Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA

Backcountry Yoga
  • Email address verified
18 reviews

$2500
Jul 14 - 21, 2019
Group size: 10 - 11

About this trip

Come explore the wild wonders of Northern Wyoming with Backcountry Yoga! We’ll spend 5 days Backpacking through Yellowstone National Park and 3 days in the front country relaxing and renewing in luxury accommodations with the Teton Mountain range at our backs.


Included:
~Most Transportation
(We will offer 1 shuttle time to and from Idaho Falls Airport, all transportation that falls outside this window is not included. We will reach out to all participants to coordinate flights)
~Front Country Lodging (July 14, 19, 20)
~Expedition Gear:
(High quality tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, head lamps, and more!)

~All meals and snacks on expedition
~All Breakfast meals off expedition
~1 Excursion into the town of Jackson for shopping and touring
~Daily Yoga, Meditation, and group intention setting


 Not Included:
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Airfare ( We recommend flying into Idaho Falls)

~Transportation outside of our shuttle window
~Snack food purchased in transit
~Lunch & Dinner off expedition August 14, 19, 20

~Personal Layers & Hiking Boots

Itinerary


July 14: Arrive in Jackson, WY Fly into Idaho Falls Airport 1.5 hours away from Jackson, WY where we will stay the night. There we will meet with Breakwater Expedition Guides and Prepare for our 5 day, 4 nights backpacking adventure  

July 15-19: Backpacking

5 days of hiking & camping in Yellowstone National Park. Please be prepared to carry up to 40lbs of weight on your back during this time. We will be in the backcountry, thus electricity and plumbing will not be accessible.  

July 19-21: Relax & Renew

After we come off expedition we will be dropped off at our luxury accommodations located just 30 minutes outside the iconic town of Jackson. Here we will shower, enjoy some alone time and personal reflection while we rejuvenate our bodies after 4 hard days on the trail!  

July 20: Explore Jackson Wyoming

On this day we will head into the town of Jackson, to explore, shop, and tour! (Additional Excursion add on's are available for an additional cost)  

July 21: Fly out of Idaho Falls Airport  **If you wish to extend your stay let us know! This part of Wyoming get's very busy during the summer and you will want to make accommodation reservations asap!**

Backpacking Expectations

While we all know that tourism is an important aspect of the outdoor industry, there is nothing better than exploring a national park away from the bustling crowds of people. Backpacking in Yellowstone is a way to do just that. We'll see some of the iconic features, but quickly escape into the serene silence of wildflowers and bison with sweeping mountain views.

This will be a true Backpacking experience that will test your physical and mental limits. We will not have access to front country amenities like running water, bathrooms, showers, electricity, or cell phone service. We will not have sherpas as guides ;) You will be expected to carry your share of group gear based on your physical size, in addition to your own pack. The weight of your backpack could range up to 40lbs or more (we'll try to be as lightweight as possible)

To join this retreat you will need to be in peak physical shape, without any underlying injuries. Just because you aren't in your peak physical shape right now, doesn't mean we can't work together and get you on a workout plan leading up to our retreat. The best way to train for backpacking, is hiking up hill with weight!

When Nature Calls in the Backcountry

Incase you are still wondering... YES you will have to go to the bathroom outside! If this will be your first time digging a cat hole, please don't let it stress you out. Going #2 outside with a view is one of the more liberating human experiences you'll have in your life.

Take a moment to watch this video to learn everything you need to know about having a pleasant and proper backcountry poop... teehee we said it POOP POOP POOP!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6-O0bm-DWo

Yoga Details

 While yoga is often considered a physical practice of creating shapes with our bodies that stretch our muscles and work with our breath, we want to encourage you to consider the full picture of what yoga truly is.

Yoga is a discipline to improve or develop one's inherent power in a balanced manner. It offers the means to attain complete self-realization. In this framework our entire weekend is in fact a practice of yoga. From the moment we meet one another and set intentions, to the the first steps on the summit of a mountain we are practicing yoga.  This means, that while we will offer the asana (the physical practice of yoga) throughout the weekend, please remember that everything is subject to weather and trail conditions.  While our intention is to lead your through several full vinyasa, yin, and restorative practices, based on the variability of the outdoors our yoga class could range from a mat practice on the ground, to a standing practice with our boots on, or a stretch session in tents  followed by a deep meditation. Most of all every physical yoga session will be all levels so we invite all people to participate.

We appreciate your willingness to leave all expectations at the door and give into the flow of our weekend adventure!

Refunds

Your $400 deposit is nonrefundable.

Cancellations outside of 90 days will be given a 100% refund minus your nonrefundable $400 deposit

Cancellations inside 90 days and outside 60 days will be given 50% refund minus your nonrefundable $400 deposit

Cancellations inside 60 days are nonrefundable
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Available Packages

Early Bird Full Payment
Available until Jan 11, 20197 left

Pay deposit & full price by January 11th & save $150! 

(This payment includes a non-refundable $400 deposit)

This price includes:


Lodging Prior to Backpacking:
-Hotel (TBD)

-Double Occupancy

Tent Accommodations while Backpacking:
-2/3 persons per tent
Lodging Post Backpacking:
-Luxury Home outside Jackson, Wyoming
-Double occupancy per room (There are two private rooms available, feel free to upgrade by adding it on at checkout)

$2350
Deposit: $400
Early Bird Payment Plan
Available until Jan 11, 20196 left

5 payments

This price includes:

Lodging Prior to Backpacking: 

-Hotel (TBD)

-Double Occupancy

Tent Accommodations while Backpacking: 

-2/3 persons per tent 

Lodging Post Backpacking: 

-Luxury Home outside Jackson, Wyoming 

-Double occupancy per room (There are two private rooms available, feel free to upgrade by adding it on at checkout)

$2500
Deposit: $400
Late Registration Full Payment
8 left

Pay full price up front & save $150!

(This payment includes a $400 nonrefundable deposit)


This price includes:

Lodging Prior to Backpacking: -Hotel (TBD)

-Double Occupancy

Tent Accommodations while Backpacking: -2/3 persons per tent Lodging Post Backpacking: -Luxury Home outside Jackson, Wyoming -Double occupancy per room (There are two private rooms available, feel free to upgrade by adding it on at checkout)

$2500
Late Registration Payment Plan
8 left

3 Payments


This price includes:

Lodging Prior to Backpacking: 

-Hotel (TBD)

-Double Occupancy

Tent Accommodations while Backpacking: 

-2/3 persons per tent 

Lodging Post Backpacking: 

-Luxury Home outside Jackson, Wyoming 

-Double occupancy per room (There are two private rooms available, feel free to upgrade by adding it on at checkout)

$2650
Deposit: $400

Available options

Private Room Post BackpackingSold Out
$50
Guided River Rafting Saturday July 20th7 left
$90
$2500

Late Registration Full Payment

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Reviews

Grounding, Inspirational, filled with community & so easy to be apart of no matter where you came from.
This trip was exactly what I hoped it would be. THANKS to all of the work and the accommodations were awesome i hope to be able to take this trip again !!!!
It must be experienced to be explained. Incredible and highly recommended!
What a wonderful weekend! Magic must have brought this group together because I cannot imagine meeting all these people by chance. We had amazing accommodations and the best activities planned for us. I loved every single person I shared this journey with and hope to see them all again for Root to Rise 2019 (with the Zumba add on of course!)
KH
This trip filled my heart with more joy than I thought it could hold. I met some incredible people, saw some beautiful views, and laughed more than I have in a long time. Laura and Kasey were amazing leaders and I cannot wait to take my next trip with them!!!!!!!
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AS
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 Sinclair on Jun 18, 2018