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.
If there's enough interest we'll plan an afternoon in Bryce Canyon National Park where we can hike among the hoodoos. Escalante isn't too far away as well for those wanting to explore the slot canyons there.
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.
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) or Zion Guru can pick you up in Saint George and transport to Nama-Stay (inquire for pricing). 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.
A private shuttle transfer can be arranged as well for a nominal fee.
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.
I will limit this retreat to a max of 15 but if the Nama-stay house fills up then I will be renting a second house next door. The purpose of this will be to have the cooking and guests stay at one house while the yoga practice and gathering space will be held at the Nama-stay. The second house has 6 bedrooms:
Basement room: 2 bedrooms. One with a queen bed and one with a queen bed and a twin bed
Main level room: 3 bedrooms. Two rooms with a single queen bed and one room with two queen beds
Loft room: one bedroom with 2 queen beds and a private bathroom with a tub and shower.
Pricing for bedrooms will be marked accordingly.
Please contact me if the retreat says "full" but you are still interested in booking and you do not see these options listed online.
The Nama-stay house has a bedroom with one full bed and one adult twin bed in a shared room.
*** If sharing a bed please specify when booking and use code Bestie to receive a discount at check out ***
Like a little more room when you sleep? Want your friend to come but they cannot commit yet? Then book a queen bed in the Nama-stay house!
There is a room with two queen beds and three king bedroom suites. King beds can be shared with a friend for single bed price. Since I only have the beds listed when booking you must contact me to create a custom listing for the second person to book.
*You'll be placed in a bed room on a first come first-serve basis. I will try to put those sharing a bed in the private king suites and those who are coming solo in the queen beds.*
This is for those who are interested in finding their own accommodations for the retreat. If you prefer to book your own lodging or camp in Zion then you may be interested in this option. You'll still have access to all the yoga sessions, breakfast and sack lunch but you will be on your own to get to and from the lodging where we are staying. You will receive all the perks of the retreat with the option to make your stay customized to your budget.