Pilates River Adventure
Pilates River Adventure – About This Trip
Pilates River Adventure
August 7-10 , 2020 4-days on the Green River through Lodore Canyons
Borrowed from river culture, this retreat adopts the saying, “Go With The Flow”, for this facilitated journey of our senses with therapeutic movement and body-mind nourishment. In the crisp mornings we wake to the sounds of nature; the slow churn of the river, the whistle of the wind, and the songs of the birds. With coffee and tea warm in our hands we gather for our morning movement practice. Soft sand river banks, cushioned mats, straps and props will help us feel comfortable and successful as we check in with our bodies, clear the cobwebs from our minds and fill our souls with connection and heart. Our daily Pilates and therapeutic movement session, which is accessible to everyone and can be taken home with you, nourishes us in every way to prepare us for the adventures of the day. After a delicious breakfast together, we will set out on the river, soaking up the long Summer day with all of our senses. At the end of the day there is time to play in the water, sit still, read, write, paint, or cast a line out to the fish. River life offers us the opportunity to fully tap into our most basic needs and restore our nervous systems to a healthy balance of rest and digest.
Location: Green River, Gates of Lodore
Length: 4 Days
Dates: August 7-10, 2020
Meet At: Vernal, UT
Age Min: 14
Deposit: $300 ea
- Perfect pairing of active adventure and scenic vacation
- Ideal for solo travelers
- Legendary class III & IV whitewater rapids
- Delicious and healthy cuisine
- Whirlwind of thriving desert canyons - full of life
- Yoga Mat & River Journal included
Price & Departure Date
Per Person - $1125
*$27 Dinosaur Monument Fees per person
2020 Trip Date
August 7-10, 2020
Lodore Canyon sits in the center of Dinosaur National Monument, a region known for its striking scenic beauty, dinosaurs fossils & top-noch white water rafting. The journey follows the Green river southwards from North Western Colorado to North Eastern Utah, crossing the state boundary only after hitting the confluence of its sister canyon & the Yampa River.
One of the advantages of a river trip is the flexibility of the daily itinerary. It can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups on the river. The typical itineraries below illustrate a 3-day and a 2-day trip through Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River.
SAMPLE 4-DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Meet at our headquarters (7:00 a.m., Mountain Time), we will issue your waterproof bags. You can buy any last minute items from our accessories store at this time (see our packing checklist above for a list of items you can find at our store). We will then jump in the vans for a three-hour ride to the Gates of Lodore put-in. Then you can disconnect and reconnect with a different part of yourself in the Pilates adventure to come. Verdant scenery mixed in with historic rapids like Disaster Falls make a thrilling first impression. Camp in the red-beating heart of Lodore Canyon.
Day 2: Spend a relaxing morning stimulating your senses through focus & practice, & after fueling up with a hearty breakfast- transfer to boats as we navigate two serious white water rapids: Triplet Falls and Hells Half Mile. After passing through these thrills, take an afternoon hike up to a waterfall grotto or fine-tune your technique in some new Pilates positions.
Day 3: Now fully synced up with the river's rhythms, we move out of Lodore Canyon into Echo Park. This acoustic arena of varnished white sandstone slabs contains the confluence of the Green and Yampa River. After stilling your soul during this tranquil morning float, enter more rapids and aptly named Whirlpool Canyon where we will likely find camp and a pleasant 3-5 mile hike up Jone's Hole Side Canyon.
Day 4: Greet the sun with a full belly and a fourth day of physical and mental fine-tuning with our team of expert facilitators. Hop on the boats and encounter playful rapids perfectly mixed with serene flat-water to balance out your last day on the water. Finally finish of this mindful retreat with a volley of exiting rapids in Split Mountain Canyon which will bring us to the takeout. Enjoy a 30 minute trip back to Vernal. Our expected time of arrival back at our headquarters is 4:00 PM.
This is a sample itinerary intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like. Our plans are ever changing, however—like the river itself.