Zion Yoga Retreat

Sep 13-16, 2018 // ESCAPE THE CITY - DISCOVER THE WILD

WITH Gillian St. Clair

THE MAGIC

What's Unique

Zion National Park, a hiker’s paradise. An ancient park of mystery and wonder, Zion is known worldwide for it’s awe-inspiring terrain and opportunities for adventure. And we’re combining it with one of our favorite teachers in the world: Gillian St. Clair.

THE HEART // We’ve made it a mission to explore more deeply in our own backyard. The natural wonders of North America are breathtaking, life changing and only a hop, skip and a jump away from home. Nestled just outside the park, our beautiful glamping camp is the perfect place to embrace one of the most wondrous national parks in the world. 

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.

 

THE LIFE ON RETREAT

4 Days Glamping

Escape the city and follow your heart to the unbelievable landscapes of Zion. It’s on everyone’s bucket lists’s and now’s the time to get your hike and yoga on among those impressive views.

Our days will be feature amazing yoga sessions with Gillian St. Clair, on a yoga platform looking out towards towering red rock formations and vast openness. Heading into the park, we’ll continue to let our spirits free and embrace some amazing hikes available to us – hikes that may push us to remember our strength and reward us with incredible beauty. There are a variety of hikes we can do including: the zigzagging ascent to Observation Point, the more intense and exposed trek up to Angels Landing (so worth it!), East Rim Trail or the more relaxed walk to Emerald Pools or Riverwide walk to the Gateway of the Narrows for a dip. All are incredible and a wonderful way to experience Zion.The specific group hikes we choose will depend on weather and potentially availability of permits, however we will make plenty of information and options available to you so you can co-create your adventure!

Every day we will soak up our unique “glamping” accommodations at Under Canvas Zion, which offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to camp near Zion National Parks with a bit of an upleveled comfort. Please remember this is not a luxury hotel retreat (we have plenty of those); it is a down-to-earth getaway into nature and we are still camping under the stars.

What to Expect:

Get ready for a trip all about discovery of your personal strength, bravery, and inner badass.

This retreat invites us to be active in our bodies and each celebrate our own love of movement. With that said, all levels of hikers and yogis are completely welcomed – it is most important to us that you stay connected to your individual needs and comfort levels… Often we discover the most powerful experiences when we listen to the pull of what challenges us. We will be there to support you along the way.

We only require that you bring a sense of adventure and an open mind. This is a down to earth retreat and that’s how we like it.

 

SCHEDULE

itinerary subject to change

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE
ARRIVE & WELCOME
3:00 pm Check in to Zion Under Canvas
5:30 pm Yoga Class + Opening Circle
7:30 pm Dinner

DAY TWO
HIKE & EXPLORE
8:00 am Morning Yoga
9:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am Hike
Free time to Explore Zion
(packed lunch, carpooling)
Free time: exploring the park, relaxing
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner

DAY THREE
ON THE WATER
7:15 am Breakfast
8-12 pm Canyoneering Trip
Free time: exploring the park, relaxing
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner + Closing Circle

DAY FOUR
CLOSING & STAY CONNEC TED
7:30 am Optional Morning Yoga Class
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Check out

From the Road

Testimonials & Our Story

“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”

For more testimonials, click here.

YOUR TEACHER

Gillian St. Clair

Nomadic from birth being raised by traveling minster, seriously with my older siblings, two cats and a dove, we traveled all over Europe and the US listening to my mother teach (I would say preach but she didn’t, she taught.) It’s funny how “traveling” “sitting” and “listening” have become such a huge part of my adult life. The sitting and listening part took me a long time to come to terms with.

I started my asana practice in 1999. I came from a life of dancing (ballet & contemporary) didn’t know how much I relied on the physical to take care of my emotional state until the day I quit dance. I had no knowledge of where I was storing all my feelings (my life) until then. So when I took my first Ashtanga yoga class I felt completely clear again, it was magic! I felt whole.

After coming back from India, I opened Steadfast and True Yoga in Nashville TN in August 2010. I wanted to create a studio and space that holds tightly to values of right action and less distraction, to create healthy reactions. I wanted to create an extended family. I succeeded. Steadfast is constantly growing and evolving, but it has been and will continue to be an amazing journey for me.

I am very passionate about truth and integrity and ask for that in my yoga classes. I ask the yogi to seek the knowledge of breath and asana before the fluidity and vinyasa. Having said that, I teach very strong alignment based Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha classes. When you come to my class know that you are safe and supported in the journey we take together. It’s important to understand that everything in yoga is attainable although its process that needs to explored.

I ask the students to focus on what their true needs are and let go of wants. That way they (we) can stop being so needy and stop wanting what isn’t ours. “Contentment before bliss, peace is in the  middle.” I think I’m funny and love when people laugh at my jokes. I adore and thank the universe daily for my husband Jason and our daughter Sydelle.

YOUR HOME

Zion Under Canvas

Under Canvas® Zion offers an extraordinary lodging experience just as fabulous as the park itself. This glamping camp in America’s gorgeous Southwest is located on 196 acres bordering Zion National Park in Utah. Just moments away from incredible trails, off the beaten path adventures, and spectacular views of the majestic red rocks that make Zion so famous. The camp seamlessly blends into its dramatic surroundings and our luxury tents offer guests the opportunity to enjoy Utah’s spectacular desert without giving up the comforts of home.

Accommodation options include:
Quadruple Safari Tent
Shared or Single Safari Tent w/King Bed
Shared or Single Deluxe Safari Tent.

The Deluxe tent boasts its own private ensuite bathroom inside your tent which includes a shower, sink and flushing toilet. A wood stove keeps the tent warm at night and a private deck allows you to enjoy the night stars.

Each of our large cabin-style Safari tentscomes with a king size bed and wood burning stove. Just moments away from your tent refresh yourself in one of our luxury bathrooms, which host hot showers, flushing toilets, and sinks.

Each of our large cabin-style Quadruple Safari tents comes with 4 twin beds ideal for families or friends traveling together. Just moments away from your tent refresh yourself in one of our luxury bathrooms, which host showers, toilets and sinks.

For FAQs about the accommodations, learn more here.

THE JOURNEY

Travel Info

There are a several options for flying into Yellowstone County. The Bozeman Airport (BZN) is located roughly 90 miles to the north of West Yellowstone. Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC) is home to a small airport located 136 miles from West Yellowstone. Airport transfer is not provided, but if needed, we can sync you up with a local shuttle service that costs approximately $50-$60 per person. Car rental is also available at either airport, and is a great option for getting around.

Check-in at Yellowstone Under Canvas is at 3pm on May 24th, so you’ll want to arrive in Bozeman or Jackson Hole no later than 1pm. Our Opening Yoga class begins at 5:30 pm followed by dinner. Checkout on May 27th is at 10am, and it’s suggested to fly out after 2:30pm.

NEED A RIDE? We’ll connect guests so you can carpool together.

THE BACKBONE

Of Every Yogascapes Retreat

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. 

 

NOURISHMENT
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.

 

SENSORY EXPLORATION
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.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

Sep 13-16, 2018

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.

ANYTIME:
Write us at help@yogascapes.com 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.

INCLUDES

3 Nights Glamping Under the Stars
1-2 Daily Yoga Classes
Hiking in Zion
Canyoneering Trip
3 Delicious meals/day and Purified Water
Local Experienced Guides
Unique Accommodations

Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT

Choose Your Room

POLICIES & TERMS

Get Clear Before You Purchase

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.

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