Zen in Zion: Yoga, Hiking and Adventure

Zion National Park, Springdale, UT, USA

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Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
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Apr 3 - 7, 2019
Group size: 7 - 15
Zen in Zion: Yoga, Hiking and Adventure
Zion National Park, Springdale, UT, USA

Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
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47 reviews

Apr 3 - 7, 2019
Group size: 7 - 15

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. 


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. 

Getting 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) 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.

Is there a grocery store nearby?

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. 

Second house rental option

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. 

What’s included

  • Lodging
  • Breakfast
  • Grab and go lunch
    I'll have a variety of meats, veggies and wraps to make your own sandwiches
  • Welcome dinner
  • company on hikes
    please note I'm not a certified guide I am just providing support on the suggested hikes
  • yoga
    between 5-6 guided vinyasa and restorative yoga plus meditation sessions
  • yogi magee swag
  • Coffee/tea
  • Parks pass
    I highly recommend buying an annual parks pass before attending this retreat which you can get at any REI or national park enterance
  • Transportation
    I highly recommend renting a car
  • Airfare
  • Dinner
    There's a restaurant next to our house and a brewery at the west entrance of the park. There' s also a market there as well so there's the option to cook group dinners.
  • Additional snacks
    I do bring fruit, chips and granola bars you are welcome to pack hiking.
  • Narrows gear rental
  • Canyoneering day
  • Airport transfer
    Please let me know if you'll need an airport pick-up as one can be arranged for a nominal fee

Available Packages

Twin Bed in a shared room
only 1 left

The Nama-stay house has a bedroom with one full bed and one adult twin bed in a shared room. 

$875
Queen bed
Sold Out

*** 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.* 





$925
Deposit: $475
No stay just play!
6 left

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. 

$400
Deposit: $250

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Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
47 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.

Reviews

I had the opportunity and pleasure of joining Natalie and 11 other amazing women on this retreat. I am a working mom with young kids, and I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was to just show up and have all the plans and decisions made and to just sit back and go with the flow. That alone was worth it! But Telluride took it a step further. If you have never been, it's an absolute must. The scenery is unlike any other mountain town in Colorado. It was absolutely breathtaking and Natalie was the best guide. She has intimate knowledge of the area so took us on some great hikes, and we got to see some amazing off the beaten path spots that I would have never been able to find on my own. We did yoga on mountaintops, biked to a brewery through the valley, were able to walk to trails and town from our lodging, and had a chef cook our meals one night too. I am a pretty extreme introvert so I wasn't sure how I would do in the company of people I didn't know well, but the women on the retreat were all so welcoming and kind, it was easy to form connections on night 1. This retreat ended up being the adventure I didn't know I needed in my life, with women I'll never forget. Thank you Natalie, for everything! I can't wait to join you on a future adventure!
By Ashley H for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 01 Sep, 2021
Such a fun experience, loved this time and group!
By Kristen K for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 31 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much for joining me! Next time hopefully the weather cooperates for paragliding!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 31 Aug, 2021
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I had a wondering time on the Telluride Ales and Adventures retreat earlier this month. Wind and rain affected our Via Ferrata and Paragliding plans, but thankfully Natalie was able to reschedule everything on the fly so we all got to do the things we really wanted to do while in Telluride! The group was super fun and flexible (both physically and mentally) so we enjoyed 3 great hikes, 4 great yoga sessions, 1 great brewery bike ride and a fun group dinner with Natalie's chef friend. Accommodations were wonderful and close to everything - I wouldn't have changed a thing about this retreat!
By Carolyn M for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 31 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much for coming and adventuring with me! It was truly a pleasure hiking all the hikes with you!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 31 Aug, 2021
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I went on this Telluride trip solo and I'm so glad I did. Although I was nervous, I was quickly calmed by the authenticity of Natalie, Michelle and Christy. They made me feel comfortable and included! When things didn't go as planned with our via ferrata and paragliding (wheather), Natalie made every effort to get it rescheduled. I always had the option to join in the activities or have alone time. The flexibility in this trip is great and every detail was planned out for us! Telluride is beautiful and offers many great adventures. From the woman I met, the hikes, yoga sessions, VF, chef experience, tears and belly laughter, I will never forget this trip!
By melissa f for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 25 Aug, 2021
From yoga in the rain on a mountain top to challenging myself on hikes I'd never done, this was the most amazing solo trip I have ever been on. Natalie made sure every aspect of the retreat was outstanding. The food, the setting, the drinks, the laughs...this trip had it all! Natalie is smart, kind and generous - the real deal. Even when plans needed adapting (always due to weather), Natalie and the other retreat members rolled with it, making for a wonderful, relaxing trip all the way around. If you are looking for a fun get away to rediscover yourself, go on an adventure, or just relax and refresh your soul, this is the one for you! I made friends that will last a lifetime, and we already have plans to meet up again next year! I could not be more thrilled with my experience with YogiMagee! If you are looking for a sign...this is it >>> DO IT!!!
By Laura K for Re:Treat hOMe to Telluride - Adventure, trails and ales on 24 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much Laura, it was such a please adventuring with you and seeing you get out of your comfort zone from the plane ride to the hikes! Thank you for keeping me laughing and my spirits up. You are a gem!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on 24 Aug, 2021
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Just got back from a retreat with her at red mountain pine Lodge. It was a wonderful adventurous experience!!! Thank you so much!!
By Rosemary V on 13 Aug, 2020
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I have gone on two retreats now with Natalie and plan on doing a third (and possibly 4th) next year. The experiences she puts together and the people that she attracts to these retreats are what make them exceptional. Her approach to yoga and adventure is all about self empowerment, you won't find any snobby yoga egos here. If you don't do yoga regularly, you will be fine. If you don't hike regularly, you will be fine. Natalie creates an environment where you feel comfortable, safe and empowered. If you are on the fence, just book it. You will walk away from it with so much more than any other vacation. You will come away from the retreat realizing things about yourself you never knew you were capable of. You will not be disappointed!
By Kimberly N on 06 Aug, 2019