Yoga and Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the Colorado
Yoga & Stand-Up Paddleboarding – About This Trip
Yoga & Stand-Up Paddleboarding
on the River with Katie Wood - Sept 5-8, 2019
Yoga + SUPS + Fitness on the Colorado through Ruby & Westwater Canyons
Join us for a 4-day 3-night rafting trip adventure on the Colorado River through Ruby and Westwater Canyon. You'll be accompanied by Katie Wood who will lead morning & afternoon Yoga sessions. You'll have time for learning and playing on our Stand-up Paddleboards and inflatable kayaks, as well as hiking and relaxing. The trip will be outfitted with oar rafts and we'll bring along several stand-up paddle boards to share. You can trade time between the paddle boards, inflatable kayaks or relax in the oar rafts. Once ashore there will be time for side canyon hiking, stretching, yoga and relaxing! Your guides will take care of meal preparation and setting up the kitchen and common area. Get ready to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of this section of the Colorado River. It offers memorable sights such as pristine beaches, charming side canyons, and beautiful campsites.
Ruby and Westwater Canyon is the perfect rafting trip for this type of adventure. You get the beauty and thrills of a traditional Colorado River rafting vacation with exciting Class IV and the addition of a calm and gentle rafting experience in Ruby Canyon for paddle boarding and kayaking. Ruby and Westwater Canyons are the ultimate location for four-days of paddling, kayaking and rafting fun.
Katie Woods, MS, ATC, WEMT, RYT200
Katie completed her 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) certification with Yoga Assets and strives to promote the company’s mission: “Teach Yoga Everywhere.” She originally sought a yoga teacher certification to supplement her role as an athletic trainer, but (as usual) the universe had bigger plans. Fully invested in ALL the benefits of yoga, she continues to write her story to focus on spreading yoga to Salt Lake with hopes of it expanding throughout the rest of the state, country, and world. She completed her RYT-500 in December 2017 with a group project focused on creating a yoga mindfulness and movement curriculum to offer to educators serving within the Utah school system.
Originally from West Virginia, Katie continues to develop her lifelong love and appreciation for the outdoors. As much of her free time as possible is spent in and around rivers, on her mountain or road bike, and/or relaxing with her dog Shiner. She has experience as a ski and snowboard instructor, ski patroller, whitewater raft guide, search and rescue team member, and wilderness medicine instructor. Katie is also a certified athletic trainer and teaches as a full-time professor in the undergraduate athletic training program at the University of Utah. She has provided athletic training services to a variety of individuals, from youth and recreational sport participants to those competing at the Olympic level. As a healthcare provider, Katie wholeheartedly believes that yoga has the power to fix many (if not all) of the problems we see in our communities today.
“Yoga is so much more than photographs of bendy people with spiritual quotes on fabulously landscaped backdrops. Yoga IS for EVERY mind, body and spirit. The practical applications for longevity and health as well as the daily grind are abundant. The more I learn about yoga, the more I see yoga EVERYWHERE. It’s exciting to watch yoga weave throughout my day-to-day and I love helping others notice even the small things in every moment.”
Location: Colorado River Westwater Canyon
Length: 4 Days
Dates: Sept 5-8, 2019
Meet At: Green River, UT
Age Min: 12
Deposit: $300 ea
Rafting Trip w/Stand-up Paddle Boards and Yoga HIGHLIGHTS
- Great introduction to river rafting trips and stand-up paddle boarding
- Excellent choice for solo travelers
- Exciting class III & IV whitewater rapids
- Enjoy an active adventure with yoga, hiking, paddling, kayaking & more
- Stunning wilderness canyon with unique rock formations
Price & Departure Date
Adult – $985.00
*$20 BLM Fees per person.
2019 Trip Date
Sept 5-8, 2019
Also Scheduled upon request with 8 or more!
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The Colorado River Rafting in Westwater Canyon cuts its teeth through black-rock canyons in Southern Utah, due North East of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. On a three day you start in rural Colorado at the Loma boat ramp; while on a two day you start across the border in Utah from a remote ranger station. Both lead you to a take-out near the wild-west ghost town of Cisco.
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 1-2: Meet at our headquarters (8:00 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 for a list of items you can find at our store). We will then jump in the vans for a two-hour ride to the put-in at Loma. You'll spend two days floating leisurely through the desert scenery of Ruby Canyon. For those interested, inflatable kayaks or stand up paddle boards provide the opportunity to experience the river on a solo basis. A side hike up Rattlesnake Canyon reveals a variety of desert plants and wildlife. Camp at Black Rocks where thousand year old black schist provides the background setting. Plan on time for relaxing, doing some yoga and enjoying conversation with your new river friends.
Day 3: Peaceful floating and more time in the inflatable kayaks and on SUPs before reaching Westwater Ranger Station. The river enters the narrow canyons that give Westwater the nickname, “the Little Grand”. Small rapids begin to materialize along the otherwise peaceful stretches of the Colorado. Camp at one of the many beaches within Westwater Canyon. More Yoga is on tap for this evening and in the morning.
Day 4: After a sun salutation, we'll put the IK's and SUPs away and gear up for the Class IV rapids–one right after another–Hunter’s, Funnel Falls, Surprise and the big-names: Skull and Sock-it-to-me. Observe bald eagle, great blue heron and snowy egret habitats in the meandering flat-water below. Enjoy a short trip back to Green River. Our expected time of arrival back at our headquarters is 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.