Zen in Zion Adventure Retreat 2020: A Parks and Poses Series

Springdale, UT, USA

24 reviews
Apr 1 - 5, 2020
Group size: 5 - 9
Zen in Zion Adventure Retreat 2020: A Parks and Poses Series
Springdale, UT, USA

24 reviews

Deposit: $425
Apr 1 - 5, 2020
Group size: 5 - 9

About this trip


 Are you a flexible traveler? Do you love hiking no matter what the conditions are? Would you rather sacrifice an evening yoga session for a sunset on top of a mountain if the situation called for it? Do you like getting to know people but also love exploring at your own pace?

Then this adventure retreat is for you.

This is the ultimate adventure retreat for the passionate about hiking yogi. We'll be staying in a gorgeous house in the town of Springdale located on the West side of the park where you can wake up and be first on the trails. We are less than .5 miles from Zion National Park main entrance and 500 feet from the nearest Free Shuttle stop! It is 5 minutes by foot to seven different restaurants, a grocery store, gift shops, and more. 

We will be spending two days in the park on this trip with an optional Canyoneering day. Bryce National Park is approximately a 2 hour drive away for those who want to explore a second national park although, due to the time a year there's always a possibility Bryce is limited for hiking and driving due to snow conditions.

After a long day of exploring come back to base camp and cook a hot meal in the gourmet kitchen or hang out on the back porch under the stars. Daily yoga will compliment the activities and allow us to connect as a group before and after embarking on our adventures.  

From my previous trip to Zion I can say the number one requirement for those attending is flexibility. Many of the hikes in the park (Narrows, Angel's Landing) are weather dependent and while I try and build a schedule our plans may change day to day based on weather.  A rental car is strongly recommended so you can explore at your leisure. The closest airport to fly into is St. George or it's about a 10 hour drive from Denver. 

Those attending the retreat should have a moderate fitness level as the majority of the hikes in the park are strenuous. 

How do I get there?!


The closest airports to Zion Canyon are Saint George Municipal Airport (SGU) serviced by Skywest, Delta, and United (SGU), 1 hour south, and McCarran International Airport (LAS), 2.5 hours south.

Saint George Shuttle runs daily from Las Vegas to Saint George, UT, and Red Rock Shuttle (435-635-9104). Saint George Express offers daily transport from Las Vegas to Zion Canyon with one change over. We have found it best to call them directly for that reservation.

Rental cars are available at either airport. April through October, the free Zion Canyon Shuttle, operating in Zion Canyon and Springdale, is excellent for basic transportation through town or into Zion Canyon for many of the park's famous hikes.

It is strongly advised you rent a car for this retreat. You will likely not drive it once you arrive at the property unless we caravan for a group hike on the East side of the park, however the shuttle times do not always coordinate with flight times so a rental car gives you the most freedom of travel to and from the airport.

Where should I grocery shop?

 Sol Foods is 200 yards and less than 3 minutes walk up Juniper Lane. They have a full-service grocery store with a deli, produce section, bakery, and more. "Down the hill" in LaVerkin large grocers include Dave's Market (21 miles), and further yet, Lin's Market (25 miles), Wal-Mart (28 miles), and Costco (35 miles). Those driving in can pick up groceries along the way and re-supply at Sol Foods very conveniently.  

Cancellation Policy

This is very important. You can save yourself a lot of frustration and heartache by knowing my full cancellation policy BEFORE you sign up for this retreat:


Please note, in order to keep my costs low there are no refunds for cancelled travel. This helps me keep my costs low and ensure I have the minimum number of participants needed to run this retreat. If I cancel the retreat for any controllable reason (i.e. not a forest fire or evacuation of town) a partial refund will be given. Optional travel insurance for an additional cost provided at check-out. 

- For more info on my cancellation policy please read: yogimagee.com/cancellationpolicy/

*Yogi Magee Expeditions reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at owners sole discretion.*

What’s included

  • Lodging
    rooms are either single or double occupancy. If sharing a bed with a friend please indicate roommate request on booking
  • Breakfast
    bacon, veggie sausage, yogurt, fruit, granola, toast station, and a rotating egg offering each morning
  • Grab and go lunch
    I'll be providing turkey, pb&j or veggie sandwich options each day along with an assortment of snacks for picnic lunches in the park
  • Pizza welcome dinner
    salad and pizza for night one
  • Company on hikes
    please note I'm not a certified guide I just offer my suggestions and support for each adventure if you choose to join me
  • Yoga sessions
    5-6 guided yoga and/or meditation sessions. I specialize in power yoga and restorative to wind down from our adventures
  • Yogi Magee Swag
    each participant will receive a variety of gift items from yours truly and local companies I partner with
  • Coffee/ tea
    Regular coffee and tea plus basic creamer. If you'd like decaf or a special tea I highly recommend bringing your own as well as any special creamer you might like
  • WiFi
    it's not the fastest but hopefully you're more focused on our hikes than your phone!
  • National Parks Pass
    please note each pass can allow up to 3 other guests besides pass holder in to the park. You can purchase the pass at the park entrance or REI
  • Airport Transportation
    I highly recommend renting a car!
  • Airfare
  • Dinner
    Except for night one. You are welcome to cook your own and there is a grill available if you don't want to participate in group dinners.
  • Additional snacks
    I bring a variety but you are always welcome to bring your own
  • Narrows gear rental
  • Canyoneering day
    cost will depend on how many attend. The more who attend the cheaper group rate we can get. I take care of the payment once everyone has paid me and I will add in gratuity to the cost
  • Alcohol
  • Any other drinks
    please bring your own especially if you are picky about your water source

Available Packages

Queen Bed
only 2 left

The main house has a room with two queen beds. Perfect for two friends who don't want to share a bed (room could fit up to three if two shared a bed) or the solo traveler who wants to share a room with one other solo traveler. 

The room with two queen beds has it's own bathroom

Deposit: $425
Full or twin bed
only 2 left
Deposit: $450
King bed in the main house
only 1 left

Perfect to share or for someone who wants their own private room in the main house. The King bed room has a connected bathroom but it is also shared with the first room that has a twin and full bed. Comfortable and relaxing! If you'd like to share the king bed with a friend let me know prior to booking or if you think a friend might join later then book now and your friend can book later. If you share a king bed with a friend I'll give you each a $100 discount. If your friend drops out for any reason though you'll have to pay the full price of $975. 

Deposit: $500
King Bedroom suites
only 2 left

There are two private king suites that are attached to each other but not the main house. These king suites have a kitchenette complete with fridge, coffee maker, microwave, dishes, a table and chairs plus your own small patio to sit and read or sunbathe. Want more privacy? This is it! Best if shared with two friend or for someone who doesn't like to share their space!

Sharing with a friend? Notify me prior to booking. You'll receive the private king suite then at a rate of $950 each and I'll create that discount code for you. Important to know both people must attend the retreat in order to receive the discount. If one person drops out the single price per person rate applies. 

Deposit: $500
Deposit: $425

Queen Bed

Your Organizer

Yogi Magee (Natalie)
24 reviews
I'm a full time adventurer and part-time flight attendant. My passion is teaching yoga, cycle, barre and boot camps along with hiking Colorado's 14ers, blogging, soy lattes and travel. My company Yogi Magee Expeditions is designed to take people off their mats and into the wild for an experience they'll never forget.


Zen in Zion was a perfect balance of adventure and yoga in an amazingly beautiful setting! It was also a great 2nd retreat with Natalie for me and my best friend, who live in different states, so planning something like this gives us an excuse to get together! Natalie did a great job of organizing the trip so once we arrived all we needed to worry about was what we were going to wear that day! She gave lot's of options and there are no hard feeling if you want to participate in one activity or all of them! The Nama-Stay house suites were so cozy, nice bedding and awesome bathrooms! Another plus was the option to go with Zion Guru Canyoneering, which was so much fun to do something new and challenging! Im not sure what my next adventure will be with Yogi Magee Expeditions, but I am sure I will be back!
This is a wonderful trip for anyone who wants to explore a new place, get outside and see the beautiful Montana scenery, visit Glacier National park just minutes away, and be treated to gourmet cooking and a chance to meet new friends. Natalie makes traveling easy and so much fun with a flexible itinerary that she puts a lot of effort into planning. I love yoga and meditation, but I must say I'm still a beginner, and the biggest tip I'd like to pass on to others is that you don't have to be an experienced yogi, to have the time of your life on one of Natalie's retreats. Dancing Spirit Ranch is one of the prettiest places I've stayed. The hosts, Tyler and Robin, make the ranch a fabulous experience with their friendly hospitality and amazing dining options. One of the highlights are their surprise sack lunches! I can't wait to go back, I'll do this trip every year if I can!
What a remarkable experience! Natalie’s positive energy is contagious and you can tell that she is in her element when she leads the retreats. We had an awesome group of people and the trip was filled with laughter and memories were made. I’m so glad I was “All-in” for this trip and embraced the motto #retreatyourself. I chose to partake in activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and also treated myself to a massage. Starting each day off with Yoga was refreshing. I experienced my first gong bath and it was impressive. The facilities and property at the ranch were stunning and the food was phenomenal. The ranch hosts Tyler and Robin were so accommodating for our group. I thoroughly enjoyed the retreat and left feeling refreshed and renewed. Here’s to more adventures with Yogi Magee Expeditions!
The trip exceeded my expectations. The surroundings were beautiful and lodging was very comfortable. The trip is not for hardcore, inflexible yogis. The yoga was not your traditional yoga with all the standard poises but was still challenging and provided room for relaxation and meditation. Natalie is great, funny, irreverent and made everyone feel like they were part of the group. I will definitely go on another retreat with Natalie.
An adventure retreat it was! So great to get up into the mountains and experience the Telluride through hiking and yoga. Of course there was also some SUP and biking. The great thing about this adventure is it allows for choice. Natalie was fantastic, responding to the needs of the group and even offering up an extra meditation session before the Via Ferrata portion of the day. I took full advantage of this session as this was my stretch during this adventure and a bit more mindfulness was very welcomed. Also a very lovely group of women to share the time with. If you are looking for adventure mixed in with yoga, this is your retreat!
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