Colorado River Rafting, Meditation & Hiking Retreat

  • Canyonlands & Cataract Canyon!

    Colorado River Rafting, Meditation & Hiking Retreat

Sep 20th, 2020

Join us for 6 days and 5 nights on the spectacular Colorado River as it flows through Canyonlands National Park and Cataract Canyon!

Sunday to Friday
September 20 - 25, 2020
Colorado River through Cataract Canyon
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Begin & End in Moab, Utah

We’ll partner with OARS, the premier outdoor travel company since 1969, as they guide and support us for an unbeatable wilderness adventure. Sunset Magazine named OARS Cataract Canyon the Best Trip in the West! 

River Rafting & Hiking
Meditation & Movement
Delicious Meals
Peace & Quiet

Rafting in Utah on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon has it all: breathtaking scenery, multiple days of relaxing flat water, and one action-packed day of Class III-IV whitewater rafting. Add to that exquisite hiking expeditions in Utah’s dramatic canyon country among multi-million-year-old rock formations, interspersed with daily meditation and gentle movement.

Each day will begin in peaceful silence with early morning movement and meditation before breakfast, followed by a day of exciting rafting, quiet hiking and delicious meals. In the evenings we’ll gather beside the river for a talk, meditation and stargazing before we settle into silence for the night. 

Come experience the majesty of the Colorado River, the magnificence of these ancient canyons, and precious time in the wilderness! Be assured that extensive COVID-19 safety guidelines are in place so you can let your mind, body and heart be renewed and replenished.

Everyone is Welcome!
The meditation and movement will be suited for both new and seasoned practitioners. Just bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. In support of our contemplative practice and our time together, this trip will be free from alcohol and drugs as we connect with ourselves, each other and the natural world.

Cost: OARS - $1,799
Optional Sleep Kit - $40
Individual Tent - $15
Pacific Mindfulness - $300

Total Cost:   $2,099 - $2,154
Price includes a scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park for our return to Moab

Deposit: $400 to hold your spot


*Trip begins at 6pm the evening of Saturday, September 19th with a required pre-trip meeting and retreat orientation at The Gonzo Inn in Moab. We'll get on the water Sunday morning, September 20th. Our trip will end on Friday, September 25th, arriving back in Moab between 4 - 6pm. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

To Register Contact Carrie Aronson at OARS [email protected] or 800-346-6277 ext. 4786 or direct, 209-753-4786

For Other Questions contact Heidi Bourne at 707.498.5562

Heidi Bourne is a mindfulness meditation teacher who has been guiding groups and individuals since 2005 and is the founder of Pacific Mindfulness. She holds certification in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA, is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and is a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.



I have done many river trips in the past, but this was my first coupled with yoga and meditation. It was sublime. The trip was carefully crafted with consideration of all aspects - adventure, excitement, exploration and relaxation in equal proportions. - J.B.

I would like to give my great appreciation to Heidi and OARS for making this retreat possible. It was superb. - K.M.

I'm still feeling waves of happiness remembering every moment of this phenomenal experience. Being in a such a secluded, natural environment is always spiritual, but this particular trip provided our group with a deeply reverential experience. I highly recommend this life-affirming trip! - N.K.

There are times in your life you say am I really doing this? This rafting adventure is beyond words. I recommend this trip and hope to go again as life is too short to not live the life you love and love the life you live. - J.O.

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