Stillwater & Cataract Canyon River Rafting, Hiking & Meditation Retreat

  • Through the Heart of Canyonlands National Park

    Stillwater & Cataract Canyon River Rafting, Hiking & Meditation Retreat

Sep 11th, 2022

Spend a week with us along the majestic Green and Colorado Rivers through the heart of Canyonlands National Park!

Sunday to Saturday
September 11 - 17, 2022
Canyonlands National Park
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.
  • Unrivaled hiking access to remote regions of Canyonlands along the Green & Colorado Rivers
  • Majestic side canyons, Ancestral Puebloan sites and otherworldly red rock scenery
  • Try out stand up paddle boarding and inflatable kayaking & raft the legendary Class III-IV rapids of Cataract Canyon
  • Camping under the stars in an International Dark Sky Park
  • Meditation & Gentle Movement
  • Peace & Stillness
  • Delicious gourmet meals
  • Scenic return flight over Canyonlands to Moab

This active adventure vacation near Moab combines tranquil floating and whitewater rafting on the Green and Colorado Rivers with daily hiking in hard to reach regions of Canyonlands National Park. The hiking & meditation-focused rafting trip begins in Stillwater Canyon along a scenic stretch of the Green River where the well-known and picturesque White Rim formation is more pronounced and ripe for exploring.

From here, we wind our way into the remote Island in the Sky District of the park where we’ll venture out on at least one unforgettable hike each day. Eventually, the Green River meets with the Colorado River and a day of challenging whitewater in Cataract Canyon takes the adventure level up a notch before several hidden side canyons beckon us to wander in.

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. 

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

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.

Trip Fee: $2,349 - $2,389
Optional Sleep Kit - $40

Deposit: $400 to hold your spot
Price includes a scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park for our return to Moab

Required Reading:
Everything You Need To Know Before You Go - including the full trip details & itinerary, complete packing list, cancellation policy and much more right here.

Trip begins at 6pm the evening of Saturday, September 10th with a required pre-trip meeting and retreat orientation at the OARS warehouse in Moab. We'll get on the water Sunday morning, September 11th. Our trip will end on Friday, September 17th, arriving back in Moab between 4 - 6pm. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

To Register: contact Caitlin Levitz at OARS or 209.753.4800

For Other Questions: contact Heidi Bourne at 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 complexity 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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