Moab, Utah: for rock climbers, yogis, adventure-lovers, hikers, trial runners, and sunset chasers, just hearing someone say “Moab” is reason enough to pack up a bag and head out to that special, quiet desert. Join YOGASCAPES for the adventure of a lifetime with an amazing community.
THE HEART // Our founder fell in love with Moab while driving out to the west coast for the first time. The epic sunsets, the harsh desert, the sense of adventure all created this feeling of being fully alive, fully raw, full of the land. We designed this trip to bring that feeling to our guests.
OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.
On this yoga retreat in Moab you will wake up every morning to cool desert air, a bright red sunrise, and an energizing yoga practice to get your body ready for the day ahead. Your days will be filled with amazing yoga flows, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, and other optional activities like bouldering, trail running and rafting. After a full day of adventuring around the land and within yourself, you will return to our desert camp site for a delicious dinner, relaxing sunset yoga practice, and lots of laughing around the campfire.
We will live in the outdoors and get far away from technology to be close to the earth and ourselves. Get ready for a trip all about discovery of your personal strength, bravery, and inner badass.
Come to the place that so many adventure-seekers have fallen in love with, the unique and oh-so beautiful Moab, Utah.
This yoga retreat in Moab is a trip for all experience levels! Whether you’re a beginner yogi or an experienced rock climber, you are in invited to join our little family of yogis and adventurers in Moab. Don’t be shy!
What to Expect:
This isn’t your typical yoga retreat. Moab is desert. It’s dry, it’s hot, it’s harsh, it’s incredibly beautiful. You will get dirty! (Maybe dirtier than you’ve been in a long time.) Our site does have showers though. And nice bathrooms so you’ll have a taste of home in the harsh conditions. While it’s not a luxury hotel and we’re still camping, our glamping accommodations offer a step-up in comfort and one-of-a-kind atmosphere for exploring Moab.
itinerary subject to change
5pm – Yoga
6:30pm – Dinner
7:30 – Yoga
8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Depart for half-day rock climbing
Lunch at the crag
5:00pm – Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30 – Yoga
8:30am – Breakfast
10:00am – Depart for hiking in Arches
5:00pm – Yoga
6:00pm – Dinner
8am – Breakfast & Departures
“Anjuli and Alok are wonderful teachers and healers. They have dedicated their lives to developing different modalities including yoga, Thai massage and music. Spending time around them lifts my spirits.”
–Brian, Playa Viva Retreat, Feb 2016
“When I’m in classes with Anjuli and Alok, I feel like their energy is really genuine. A heart offering. Also, I can feel that they are both long time practitioners, so they are not only well-versed in the practices, but also do have a lot to offer to students just in terms of the power of being in their presence.”
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Anjuli and Alok have been developing their work together since 2010 to bring deliciously deep and surprising effortless somatic practices to open the body, heart, and psyche. Founders of Contactyoga.org as well as Shakticura Healing Lounge, they weave together rejuvenating practices from Zenthai, Partner yoga, Contact improvisation, Acro-yoga, and their extensive healing arts practices. Known for their friendly, approachable demeanor, they bring you their wisdom as seasoned yoga teachers and massage therapists with over twenty years of experience. Every year, they offer Fall and Spring retreats at Sierra Hot Springs as well as a their winter retreat at Playa Viva. You can find out more about their work and private practice at: www.contactyoga.org
Anjuli Mahendra, LMT is the founder of Embodied Resonance offering transformational retreats, integrated bodywork, and coaching that focus on opening the body to it’s highest potential. Her initiation into somatics started in 1999 with a dedicated yoga practice and since then has trained in Iyengar, Hatha, and Shadow Yoga as well as Contact Improvisation and Acro-yoga. She has studied both movement and healing arts intensively in India, Thailand, Hawaii, and Bali both giving her a well-rounded, non-dogmatic approach to her teaching. In conjunction with teaching since 2003, she is a board certified massage therapist (1000+ hrs) with a private practice integrating Connective-tissue, Thai, and Chi Nei Tsang bodywork.
One of Anjuli’s teaching specialties is Contact Yoga, her signature blend of partner stretching, contact improvisation, and Thai massage that gives students an opportunity to explore a wide breadth of movement including restorative weight-sharing, dynamic partner lifts, and healing touch. This practice bridges multiple disciplines and encourages curiosity, connection, and trust amongst her students.
Anjuli is known for her creative teaching and deep, healing touch which helps her students to explore new pathways of movement and connection with ease and joy. She teaches Contact Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Thai Massage, and Rejuvenate workshops and retreats in the US and abroad Visit Anjuli’s website at www.anjulimahendra.com
Alok is the founder of Rock Water Healing Arts which focuses on wellness in all aspects of life. Since 2004, Alok has traveled extensively studying a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Shadow, Acroyoga, and Hatha. He then started his bodywork journey studying Thai Massage in Thailand. Alok has since done trainings in Acupressure, Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang techniques. With his dedication to the yogic arts and a degree in exercise physiology, Alok has a keen knowledge of the muscular and energetic systems of the body.
Alok is currently leading workshops and retreats in Contact Yoga which combines contact improvisation, partner yoga, and Thai Massage. This practice develops trust, communication, and awareness through touch and is essential to healing the self and relationship to others. Visit his website to learn more… www.rockwaterhealingarts.com
Moab Under Canvas® is located on 40 acres 7 miles north of Moab, Utah, just moments away from the entrance to both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. With views across the desert towards Arches, the camp blends into its dramatic surroundings where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. If you ever wondered what it would be like to really experience the desert, now you need wonder no more. Our luxurious tents offer guests the opportunity to enjoy Utah’s spectacular desert without giving up the comforts of home. This is no traditional camp site. This is camping as it should be.
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Transportation included for most activities and we also carpool.
You are responsible for booking your own flight and transportation to the retreat. Many guests fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) 4 hrs away or Grand Junction Regional Airport 2 hrs away and drive from there. Just share your flight details with us and we can help coordinate carpools between guests. There is also a small airlines called Boutique Air that runs a few flights a day from SLC to Moab for $69-$89, has great customer service and makes for an easy trip.
Here is the arrival and departure information:
Airport: Salt Lake City Airport (SLC), UT Grand Junction Regional Airport, CO, or Canyonlands Field (Moab)
Arrival Time Range: Meet first at Moab Cliffs and Canyons between 1-5pm on the first day (253 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532) before driving to our retreat at Moab Under Canvas (13784 US-191, Moab, UT, 84532). Yoga starts at 5pm and dinner at 7pm.
Departure Time Range:
The retreat ends with breakfast around 8/9 am on the last day, so give yourself plenty of time to return to the airport with an afternoon or evening departure
Where is the camp located:
The camp is located roughly 4 miles north of Arches National Park on Hwy 191. This means that you can be at the entrance within 5-10 minutes. In fact, we’re close enough to enjoy stunning views of the Arches right from the camp.
Moab Under Canvas Directions:
From North of Moab
Travel south on Hwy 191, 18.9 miles or near mile marker 138. Turn east or left into Moab Under Canvas. If you pass the Shell Station, you have gone too far.
We are .6 miles south of Willow Springs Road
From South of Moab
Starting in Moab (Center St.) travel north on Hwy 191 towards Arches National Park and pass it on the right (Approximately 11 miles). Turn east or right into Moab Under Canvas. Our site is located between mile marker 137-138 at the first right turn after the Shell Station or Arch View RV Resort.
-We are .6 miles north of 313
-We are .5 miles north of Arch View RV resort
**Look for Lanterns & Solar Lights near Highway.
Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier.
While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us.
FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up.
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.
DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.
REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all.
ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts.
COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions.
Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.
HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.
STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.
3 Nights Glamping Under the Stars
1-2 Daily Yoga Classes
Rock Climbing Trip
3 Delicious meals/day and Purified Water
Local Experienced Guides
Hiking in Arches National Park
Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.
We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans. We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read in full and please note:
All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.
If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.
If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.
If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.
YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.