Friday, July 27, 2012

Desert Yoga Retreat

The Desert of Southeast Utah has been a most special place to me since I first traveled there several years ago. There is something amazing and soothing about energy there. The stillness and silence, especially at Dawn and Dusk are awe-inspiring.  The color contrast of red rocks, sage vegetation, and blue sky is simply stunning. I have found no other place that makes me feel so at peace with the world. I invite you to join me in Moab, Utah for a Yoga Retreat that promises desert bliss.

Moab is also an adventure mecca. On this retreat you will have the opportunity to go hiking, canyoneering, and try rock climbing. Wake up every morning to cool desert air, a bright red sunrise, and an energizing yoga practice to get your body ready for the day ahead. Return to camp each evening for a sunset yoga practice to relax and stretch after a day of adventure. Optional massages will also be offered at our campsite one evening. 

This trip is being run as a partnership with Moab Cliffs and Canyons. They will be providing all guiding services, camp set up, and cooking. We will be camping at Gold Bar, along the Colorado River, on BLM lands.

Retreat Itinerary:

Day 1:
3pm - Meet at Moab Cliffs and Canyons
4pm - Arrive/Set-up camp
5pm - Evening Yoga class
6:30pm Dinner
9pm - Quiet time/Sleep

Day 2: 
6:30am - Meditation and Breathwork
7:30am - Morning Yoga Class
9am - Breakfast
11am - Rock Climbing, with picnic lunch
4pm - return to camp/free time
5pm - Evening Yoga Class
6:30pm Dinner
9pm Quiet time/Sleep

Day 3:
6:30am - Meditation and Breathwork
7:30am - Morning Yoga Class
9am - Breakfast
11am - Canyoneering, with picnic lunch
4pm - return to camp/free time -Optional Massages*
5pm - Evening Yoga Class
6:30pm Dinner
9pm Quiet time/Sleep

Day 4:
6:30am - Meditation and Breathwork
7:30am - Morning Yoga Class
9am - Breakfast
11am - Closing Hike: Corona Arch
2pm - End of retreat

*Massages available at extra cost

Dates: Thursday-Sunday October 4-7, 2012

Location: Moab, UT

Group Size: We need a minimum of 8 to run this retreat, and can accommodate up to 12 participants.

Cost:  $795
Early-Bird Price: $695 (register before September, 6, 2012)

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your space.

What to Bringheadlamp/flashlight, sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, bug spray, warm clothing for night time, clothes you can move around in (and don’t mind if they get a little dirty), a bathing suit, a pillow, Yoga mat, toiletries, sunglasses, camera, cash/credit card, your favorite snacks for in between meals, a solar shower if you would like to rinse off at the end of the day, a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and tent. If you need gear rentals (sleeping bag/pad and tent), Moab Cliffs and Canyons can provide those for $100 (in addition to the retreat cost)

*Moab Cliffs and Canyons will also be outfitting all gear rentals related to climbing and canyoneering - which is included in the retreat cost.

What not to bring: laptops, iPods, iPads., etc. While having a cell phone when traveling makes sense, we ask that you not use it (if we even have service) during the retreat. I will be doing an "electronic fast" and encourage you to do the same.

Getting to Moab: If you are unfamiliar with the area and traveling to Moab by air, you have a few options -

  • Moab airport (Canyonlands Field)
  • Grand Junction, CO (about a 2 hour drive away)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (about a 4 hour drive away)
The Moab airport and Grand Junction both require a flight on a small connecting plane in Denver. SLC may have more direct flights. How you arrive is entirely up to you. Moab Taxi provides service to all of these airports. A car rental is not necessary during the days you are at the retreat. 

Due to the nature of delays in air travel, we recommend that if you are flying in to attend the retreat that you arrive a day ahead of time and schedule your departing flight for the day following. 

Food: In keeping with Yogic Philosophy, all meals will be vegetarian and there will be no alcohol during the retreat. Coffee and tea will be available each morning. If you have special dietary needs, please contact me at

To register:

Please email and pay your deposit using PayPal below.


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