Fall Canyon Lands
Regain a calm sense of self and a communion with nature by traveling through the heart of the Canyon Lands…
Take a look at what you’ll take part in during this unique and powerful yoga and backpacking experience in spectacular southern Utah:
- Engage in a daily yoga and meditation practice guided by (TBA) designed to awaken all of your senses and nourish your body through moderate movement; we’ve geared this for all levels of fitness and experience
- Connect with the open landscape, challenge your fitness, step out of the habit daily routine, reflect, relax, and find new space in your heart
- Learn backpacking skills, flora and fauna of the desert and wilderness ethics
Take a different type of vacation and return home with a greater appreciation for the beauty of the desert and the beauty of the Self.
$995 per participant when registering prior to 7/15/13. (Please call for the $995 price if registering before 7/15/13)
*Airfare is not included and ranges from $300 – $700
Logistical Information Here
Take a look at some awesome details of this unique and energizing trip!
Southern Utah is a place where nature lays bare the long chronicle of time. The geological wonders abound in Canyon Lands. Here you’ll have the opportunity to explore a majestic wilderness that is rarely visited by tourists….the White Canyon Complex.
The White Canyon Complex is a series of deep running gorges, narrow slot canyons and expansive tabletop country just north of Lake Powell. Jacob’s Chair, a large mesa that is identifiable for miles, anchors the White Canyon Complex.
During this journey, we will be hiking a particularly spectacular part of this system: Long Canyon. Long Canyon is unprotected, yet wild in character. It is the home of big horn sheep, raptors, gnarled juniper trees, red sand, sagebrush, and has a rich history of Anasazi inhabitants centuries before our time.
This multi-day trip through canyon country offers a space that rewards time spent in the backcountry, where the days slow and time seems to gently slip away. We will visit amazing canyon systems, hone route-finding skills, spend time each day with our yoga and meditation practices, gaze at impressive pictographs and enjoy the beauty of quite time for ourselves.
Don’t miss out on this unique journey and join KAF Adventures on our Canyon Lands Backpacking and Yoga Fall Retreat.
Connect with the open landscape, challenge your fitness and normal daily patterns, reflect, relax, and find new space in your heart during your time in the wilderness. This unique type of vacation will open your body and soul up to the beauty of the dessert and the beauty of the Self through the practice of yoga in nature.
Your Guide will be Mick Pearson…
Mick Pearson is a professional outdoor educator and mountain guide. He has worked with thousands of people across the nation and internationally. He is a trainer for organizations such as the National Outdoor Leadership School and Outward Bound, he holds the highest certifications with the American Mountain Guides Association, and he is the owner of KAF Adventures. Mick is a trained and certified Wilderness First Responder, a common standard for medical emergencies in the backcountry. Mick fell in love with Utah after climbing near Canyon Lands National Park. He feels the majesty of the area provides clarity, appreciation, and humility. Mick is well known for his calm and humorous demeanor, his ability to lead groups, and his contagious personality.
Your Yoga Instructor will be Emily Kasman…
Emily’s mantra is: Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu – Translating into May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.
Discovering the potential that each individual possesses inspires Emily. After taking her first yoga class in 2006, Emily began to actualize her own potential. With a former life in the corporate world for seven years, she understands what living for someone else’s demands looks and feels like. In 2009, Emily started poking holes in the box that sheltered her, her entire life. She found freedom and light from quitting a full-time Microsoft career, leaving a long term relationship, and not relying on the financial stability that came with both. Unsure of where the Universe was going to lead her, but somehow knowing that she was finally on her own road to happiness and fulfillment!
Practicing yoga outside has been part of Emily’s own adventures for years. Being able to guide students to be out of their comfort zone and grow deeply while practicing is becoming the meat and potatoes of her instruction, in and out of the studios.
What will be provided during this outdoor yoga extravaganza? Take a look:
6 nights, 5 days of majesty, scenery, relaxation and guided instruction
Great healthy backcountry food
All group equipment (shelter, cooking, maps, water purification, sanitation supplies)
Twice daily yoga and meditation practice
Transportation to and from the trailhead. We can also pick you up and drop you off from the airport in Moab, if arriving the day before and departing the day after the trip
Lodging in Moab the first & last (optional) night Up the Creek Campground
Help with logistical planning
An unforgettable experience crafted to build backpacking skill, deepen your yoga practice and experience the Self in the purity and awe of nature
This trip is a community experience.
We are all a part of the expedition and will participate in group living. We are not just guiding you through this experience, you are an active member of this trip. We hope you’ll come prepared ready to participate in daily chores and activities.
***Upon registration, you will receive more information regarding equipment requirements and logistical support. ****
9pm @ Up the Creek Campground
PO Box 10 210 East 300 South Moab, Utah 84532
(Transportation from KAF Adventures is available from Moab Airport to lodging the and the day after the retreat)
Morning -gear review -last minute packing -goals and overview - Afternoon -1:00 drive to the trailhead and pack in Evening -orientation -dinner -opening circle & practice
Days 3 – 5:
Morning – meditation & yoga practice – breakfast pack up camp and hike Afternoon – hiking lunch – free time or hike! – yoga & yoga nidra practice Evening – dinner – group discussions
Morning – pack camp – closing practice & circle ceremony – late breakfast – pack out – drive to campground in Moab – final group dinner
**Please note that scheduled itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances**
Contact us if you have any questions We’d love to share this experience with you!
And if you’re looking for more outdoor yoga opportunities, join us on one of our Pacific Northwest Yoga Hikes!
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||Event Name||Location||Open Seats||Price||Signup|
|Oct 6, 2013||Oct 11, 2013||5:00 pm||Fall Yoga and Backpacking - Canyonlands||Canyonlands, UT||13||$1131.90|