San Juan River Rafting, Hiking & Meditation Retreat

  • A One-of-a-Kind Adventure Retreat

    San Juan River Rafting, Hiking & Meditation Retreat

May 7th, 2023

Join us for 6 days and 5 nights on the gorgeous San Juan River in southeastern Utah as we raft through this pristine geological corridor. We’ll partner with OARS, the premier outdoor travel company since 1969, as they guide and support us for an unparalleled wilderness adventure.

Sunday to Friday
May 7 - May 12, 2023
San Juan River
Begin & End in Bluff, Utah


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

A rafting trip through the San Juan’s labyrinth of dramatic red rock walls is an otherworldly experience in its own right, and our mindfulness meditation and hiking-focused trip offers a very special opportunity to slow down and truly explore the open-air museum that’s hidden within the canyon.

Here, as you twist and turn your way through one of the most beautiful and surreal landscapes in the West, you’ll discover mind-boggling remnants of ancient civilizations—vivid pictographs and petroglyphs, Ancestral Puebloan dwellings that sit nestled in the cliffs, and Moki Steps that were carved into near-vertical sandstone over 800 years ago.

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

Check out this recent OARS interview with Heidi for a little more about this special trip: "There's Power in Silence on the River."

Come experience the beauty of the San Juan River, the magnificence of this ancient land, and precious time in the wilderness connecting with yourself, each other, and the natural world.

Everyone is Welcome
The mindfulness 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.

Trip Fee: - $1,929
$1,969 with Optional Sleep Kit 
Deposit: $400 to hold your spot

Required Reading:
Before You Go! - including the full trip details & itinerary, complete packing list, cancelation policy and much more.

Trip begins at 6:30pm the evening of Saturday, May 6th with a required pre-trip meeting and retreat orientation at Recapture Lodge in Bluff, Utah. We'll get on the water Sunday morning and our trip ends on Friday, May 12th arriving back in Bluff mid afternoon. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

To Register: Contact Caitlin Levitz at OARS or 209.753.4800

For Other Questions: contact Heidi Bourne at Pacific Mindfulness or 707.498.5562

Heidi Bourne is a meditation teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition and is the founder and guiding teacher of Pacific Mindfulness. She has been teaching groups and individuals since 2005 in both public and private settings, offering courses, nature retreats, and resiliency-focused professional programs. In addition, she regularly teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Heidi is especially interested in the integration of the common sense, accessible and timeless teachings of awareness, ethics, and compassion into the complexities of our everyday lives. She is known for her grounded, down-to-earth humor and presence. Heidi has a background in nursing, has been a small business owner since 1988, and lives in northern California with her family. 





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