Mt. Rainier Yoga & Backpacking
Explore breathtaking scenery and reconnect with yourself and nature.
As the highest point in Washington, Mt. Rainier gives one an amazing feeling that cannot be captured on film; you must experience it for yourself.
Mt. Rainier is a place nourished by water, carved by glaciers and enamored by humans. The mountain gives you a sense of the Northwest before the time of modern civilization – old growth forests abound. The energy and majesty of Mt. Rainier is the perfect backdrop for high Alpine meadows and lakes, old growth forests and raging glacial fed rivers.
We will be hiking a particularly spectacular part of Mt Rainier: from the Sunrise Lodge into high alpine meadows and Grand Park. Imagine stunning Mt. Rainier and all of its glory as you hike through high alpine meadows viewing glacial carved valleys and big stretches of beautiful wild flowers.
This multi-day trip in alpine country offers a space for rewarding time spent in the backcountry, where the days slow down and time seems to slip away. We will visit multiple camps, hone route-finding skills, spend time each day with our yoga and meditation practice, gaze at impressive glaciated features, and enjoy the beauty of making time for ourselves.
What type of shape do I need to be in?
This retreat is appropriate for yoga practitioners of all levels of experience and fitness. Yet, this experience is also backpacking retreat; you will be expected to carry a pack of 30 – 40 lbs. on your back for up to 4 hours at a time through relatively flat terrain. We will be walking off-trail over rocks, talus, and in canyon streams. All of the hiking will be minimal – our focus is to get into the backcountry and set up a base camp from which we will explore each day. Your total mileage any one day will be up to 5 miles. No backpacking or yoga experience is required.
$995 per participant – When registered prior to May 15th 2013. (Please call for the $995 price if registering before May 15th 2013)
Your yoga instructor is: Emily Kasman…
Emily’s mantra: 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 Mt. Rainier Yoga and Backpacking?
- 4 nights, 5 days of majesty, scenery, relaxation, and guided instruction provided by KAF Adventures. Read about our talented staff here.
- Tasty and healthy backcountry food
- All group equipment (shelter, cooking, maps, water purification, sanitation supplies)
- Twice daily yoga and meditation practice
- Carpooling options to and from Seattle
- Park entrance fees plus camping and permitting fees
- Help with logistical planning and pre-trip 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 will be prepared to participate in daily chores and activities.
***Upon registration, you will receive more information about equipment requirements and logistical support. ****
What will the days look like? Here’s an itinerary snapshot…
- Gear review
- Last minute packing
- 8am Depart Seattle
- Park entrance and registration
- Goals and overview
- 1:00pm @ trailhead and pack in
- Opening circle & practice
Days 2 – 4:
- Meditation & yoga practice
- Pack up camp and hike
- Hiking lunch
- Free time or hike!
- Yoga & yoga nidra practice
- Group discussions
- Pack camp
- Closing practice & circle ceremony
- Late breakfast
- Pack out
- Drive back to Seattle
- Final group dinner
**Please note that scheduled itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances**
Connect with the open landscape, challenge your fitness and normal daily patterns, reflect, relax, and find new space in your heart. Take a different sort of vacation and open yourself up to the beauty of the mountains and the beauty of the Self through the practice of yoga in nature.
So register today and join KAF Adventures on this unique Mt. Rainier Backpacking and Yoga Retreat! We’d love to have you.
And if you’re interested to participate in more yoga & backpacking retreats, take a look at our Fall Canyon Lands Yoga Retreat!
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||Event Name||Location||Open Seats||Price||Signup|
|Aug 18, 2013||Aug 23, 2013||5:00 pm||Rainier Yoga and Backpacking||Mt. Rainier, WA||8||$1131.90|