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
River Rafting & Hiking
Meditation & Yoga
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 yoga.
Each day will begin in peaceful silence with early morning yoga 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!
Everyone is Welcome!
The meditation and yoga 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
FULL TRIP DETAILS & ITINERARYand...
Everything you need to know before you go!
*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
The Teaching Team
Heidi Bourne is a mindfulness meditation teacher who has been guiding groups and individuals since 2005, and from spring to fall offers meditation retreats in the wilderness. She holds certification in mindfulness facilitation from UCLA, is a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and is a guest teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Heidi has a background in nursing and has been a small business owner in Arcata, California for 30 years.
Guest Yoga Teacher:
Tamra James loves everything in the name of biomechanics, human movement. As a young girl she played every sport in the book, enjoyed outrunning the boys, and climbing trees with her older brothers. She holds a BS in Kinesiology from Humboldt State University where she played collegiate soccer and discovered Pilates. After college she continued her education with BASI Pilates where she received her certification to teach Pilates, and in 2017 she completed her Yoga Teacher Training. Tamra now teaches Pilates, Yoga, fitness classes and offers private consultation and training. Tamra has developed a holistic approach to increasing awareness and in the body and views movement as a means for medicine for the soul, body, and mind.
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.