Thrilled to be co-guiding this yoga and backpacking course with my friend Duncan Cheung of www.offtrailontrack.com. This course is sliding scale donation and in the spirit of reparations will be offered free to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color.)
Spend the weekend getting deep into the wilderness-- both internally with self reflection, yoga and contemplation and of course externally with granite slabs you can't help but marvel at. We will spend a few days carrying only what we need, and nothing more. We will learn how to slow down and be receptive to the present moment and rely on each other to get further than we can alone. This is a weekend about spaciousness, awe, friendship and breaking through barriers.
This trip is a Level 2 trip. This means we might be facing conditions that might not be suitable for anyone with little to no backpacking experience. You need not be an expert, but some backpacking experience is required for this trip.
The course requires pre-trip homework and meetings to make sure we are all on the same page. This includes gear clinic workshops and planning meetings. These are an important piece to building confidence not just in the complimentary trip to the mountains itself, but in taking yourself and others on future trips! We will schedule those meetings once people register.
Duncan and Diana both feel passionately about not profiting off the mountains. We are here to share our knowledge and co-create an experience where we all benefit.
All money raised will cover basic costs such as permits and 100% of any funds generated will be donated to conservation work. Half will go toward North Valley Foundation Camp Fire Relief Fund, and half will go to Global Movement Network.
Donations are non-refundable.
Every participant plays an important role to support one another and the trip’s success. In the past, we have had to significantly change plans, often last minute, when participants skip out. This created logistical problems and affected the group’s morale and cohesion. In order to be respectful of the group, should a participant decide to discontinue the course at any point during the course, we will retain the full amount of their donation.
We believe that the more you love nature, the more you recognize you are nature, and the more we can all work together to protect wild spaces.
This course is sliding scale donations.
We offer this for free to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in the prayer for reparations that need to happen on an institutional level.
When choosing a donation, here are the discount codes to use when checking out:
1000- no need to use a code
900 - 9HUNDRED
BIPOC- please email firstname.lastname@example.org for special discount code.
Duncan Cheung is the founder of Off Trail On Track.
Off Trail On Track is a community of outdoor-loving people who use minimalist backpacking to empower voices, build networks, and support conservation.
Over the past 7 years, hundreds of our students – from beginners to outdoor professionals, photographers to writers, yogis to business executives, park rangers to scout masters – have taken our courses to enhance their outdoor experience and practice a new mindset of simplicity.
Off Trail On Track runs off fulfillment, not profit. They strive for two main things: