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4 Reasons to Travel to Yellowstone National Park on a Yoga Retreat

March 28, 2016

Yellowstone National Park is a nature-loving yogi’s paradise with a nearly3,500-sq.-mile wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot, known for bringing a healthy dose of magic to anyone who makes the trip out. Upon arriving in this park that’s located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, you’ll immediately notice dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers,

Upon arriving in this park that’s located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, you’ll immediately notice dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, and may spot several of the park’s hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk, and antelope.

While there are countless reasons for anyone to visit the park, we’ve compiled some of the reasons why Yellowstone is the perfect, off the beaten mat, location for a yoga retreat.

5 Reasons to Travel to Yellowstone National Park on a Yoga Retreat

Gull Point, Photo by Karen Bullock

Gull Point, Photo by Karen Bullock

1. Connect to nature through a hike or a stroll.

Looking to experience the land by foot? Yellowstone contains some of the nicest hikes in the U.S., perfect for moderate to extreme hikers. For instance, Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon may not be as big as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but it is equally as breathtaking, containing waterfalls and breathtaking views.

In addition, hiking around Hayden Valley will allow you to see all kinds of wildlife, helping you to realize that the world expands beyond humans.

Yellowstone Lake, various Geysers, Lamar Valley and Tower Fall are also must-sees.

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Morning Glory Pool, Photo by J Klinger

2. Experience the healing of crystals, rocks, and minerals for yourself. 

With various rocks and crystals telling a story at Yellowstone National Park, it’s the ideal place to explore the powerful healing power of rocks and minerals. The rocks in Yellowstone National Park tell the story of Yellowstone’s geological past, telling tales of past volcanic eruption among the Obsidian Cliffs.

The rocks in Yellowstone National Park tell the story of Yellowstone’s geologic past. Archeologists are also able to use some types of rock in their studies of the earliest inhabitants of North America. The Obsidian Cliffs, located seven miles north of Norris Junction, are a rock formation that is able to speak to two groups of “historians,” geologists and archeologists.

Since Yellowstone has that rich geological history, it’s the person place to discover more about the spiritual elements of crystals for yourself through a healing session or mineral cooking class.

Grand Prismatic, Photo by Kevin Vance

Grand Prismatic, Photo by Kevin Vance

3. Practice yoga with breathtaking views.

Yellowstone boasts gorgeous views of nearby mountains, lakes, valleys full of flowers and more. Practicing yoga in nature with surrounded by wildlife can be transformative and it’s something everyone must experience.

Practicing meditation in nature will also connect you to the spirit and what lies deep inside.

Old Faithful Erupts, Photo: Partha Chowdhury

Old Faithful Erupts, Photo byPartha Chowdhury

4. Experience natural phenomena.

Yellowstone National Park also contains some of the most spectacular geographical features on earth. For instance, Old Faithful is a cone geyser that erupts every 35 to 120 minutes.

The park also contains a number of other attractions — such as the Mammoth Hot Springs and various other Geyser basins.

Join us, along with Free People, on FP Escapes’ Yellowstone Yoga Retreat this upcoming June 17–20, 2016. Book now and save $100 or $200 when you book with a friend with the code “HEYNEIGHBOR” at checkout.

Living every single day for the mat, Sara is a yoga teacher, a published yoga writer and storyteller, an innovative yoga marketer, a YOGANONYMOUS editor, and a dedicated yoga student.

Sara strives to live from the connection of her head and her heart and encourages her students and clients to do the same by motivating them to step into their full powerful purpose through the transformational magic of yoga.

When not on the mat, you can find this earth sign hiking up a mountain in the beautiful Boulder, Colo., where she’s based or shredding down a ski hill.

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