River Rafting & Meditation Retreat
Join Pacific Mindfulness & OARS for this beautiful 5-day retreat on the spectacular Yampa River in Colorado and Utah combining unbeatable wilderness adventure and contemplative practice. We’ll partner with OARS, the premier outdoor travel company since 1969, as they guide and support us on one of the most sought-after river trips in the world.
River Rafting & Hiking
Meditation & Yoga
Peace & Quiet
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.
The Yampa River is the last undammed tributary of the Colorado River system, and its free-flowing, untamed Class III and IV rapids flow through the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. The Yampa displays sandy beaches, deep, colorful canyons, habitats for native plants and animals, and other splendid features of a river unfettered by man-made obstructions.
Its location adds an intriguing archaeological element, and side hikes along the river reveal ancient fossils, prehistoric Native American ruins, and petroglyphs carved into cliff walls. All these treasures are encased in a strikingly beautiful river corridor where the tall, vertical walls are a canvas of yellow and red, sometimes dramatically streaked with jet-black coloration known as “desert varnish.
Come experience the freedom of the Yampa, the magnificence of these ancient canyons, and precious time for yourself in the wilderness!
to learn more: https://pacificmindfulness.com/river-rafting-meditation-retreat