Green River Wild Yoga & Rafting Trips
Practice Wild Yoga and Raft the Green River through Lodore Canyon in Utah ~ About This Trip
Wild Yoga on the Green River with Rebecca Wildbear - June 4-8, 2020
Yoga + Rafting + Soul Journey on the Green River through Lodore Canyon
A journey for the soul that combines yoga, dreamwork, conversations with the more-than-human world, deep imagination, and a five day Green River yoga and rafting trip through Lodore Canyon
The soul yearns to hear the river's song. The river calls us to listen, be present, and let go. Floating on a river invites a primal connection with the Earth and with our bodies.
Wild Yoga is an alignment of Earth and soul, an immersion in sacred ceremony and deep listening.
What will stir in your imagination, living on the Green River as it flows through Dinosaur National Monument, past hidden valleys, sparkling streams, and ancient relics?
Earth is always dreaming and inviting us to dream, too. Surrender to the mysteries of your dreams, and wade into the currents of your deepest longings. Allow nature to inspire your movement. Shift consciousness through ceremony and conversation with the natural world. Discover the larger mythic potential of your life.
On this 5-day journey, you’ll awaken your wild animal body in the presence and wisdom of river and canyon, open to non-ordinary ways of perceiving, and surrender to your own particular way of belonging to the world.
"The elders say we must let go of the shore,
push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open and our heads above the water...
We are the ones we've been waiting for!"
-Thomas Banyacya Sr., Elder of the Hopi Nation
Join us as we deepen into river consciousness and our own unfolding soul stories!
Location: Dinosaur National Monument
Length: 5 Days
Dates: June 4-8, 2020
Meet At: Vernal, UT 7:00 AM
Age Min: 18
Rebecca Wildbear M.S., E-RYT 500
Trip Price & Departure Date
Adult - $1,239
*$27 Park Fee per person.
2020 Trip Date
June 4-8, 2020
The Green River slips through the imposing Gates of Lodore into the heart of Dinosaur National Monument, meets the Yampa River at Echo Park, then slices into Whirlpool Canyon to reach the idyllic Island Park. From there it's eight more miles of rapids as the river carves its way through Split Mountain before washing up at the takeout.
River trips are changeable by nature. It's why Holiday's motto is "Go With the Flow"! The itinerary of each trip we run can change depending on weather, the interests of our passengers, campsite availability, and countless other variables. Below is a sample itinerary of what a five-day Wild Yoga trip through Lodore Canyon could include.
Our journey will encompass five days and four nights of rafting down the Green River as it flows through Lodore Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument.
Day 1: Meet your party at our headquarters in Vernal, Utah at 7:00 a.m., Mountain Time. There we will issue your waterproof bags and 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). Watch for raptors and pronghorns on the three-hour drive from Vernal to the put-in at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge. Enter the canyon through the impressive Gates of Lodore and imagine you're one of John Wesley Powell’s boatmen, entering the great unknown. Winnie's and Disaster Falls are the first major rapids we'll navigate: a great taste of what's to come.
Each morning, we’ll begin with a gentle but invigorating 60-minute yoga asana practice before breakfast. Wild Yoga welcomes all levels of ability. A vinyasa flow (or series of poses) will be offered. Each person's practice becomes individualized as they are encouraged to listen to the particular way their body wants to move. For more information on Wild Yoga, visit www.rebeccawildbear.com and watch a video.
Here, we’ll be engaged in ceremony, wanders in nature, dreamwork, and deep listening.
Day 2: The "Gates" mark the beginning of high desert country—the Colorado Plateau—in what is deemed an ecological transition-zone: a landscape teeming with wildlife. As the canyon narrows, more rapids emerge: Harp Falls, Triplet Falls, and Hell's Half Mile. Hike at Rippling Brook and discover a secluded waterfall.
Enter into a love affair with yourself as you float through this magnificent river canyon and root yourself in a relationship with the animate natural world. Discover life-altering glimmers of your greater purpose, your unique artistry, and your role in the larger Earth community.
Day 3: At the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers at Echo Park, the canyon widens before the river circles Steamboat Rock. Here the river enters Whirlpool Canyon. The afternoon may be spent at Jones Hole Creek, a blue-ribbon trout stream with side canyon petroglyphs and a waterfall.
Day 4: Spend the morning floating through the tail end of Whirlpool canyon followed by an afternoon relaxing on the peaceful waters of Island and Rainbow park. Through a variety of modalities, we will open our sensory body, explore our dreams, and listen deeply. We'll engage in ceremony, council, creative movement, conversations with the more-than-human world, and soul poetry.
Day 5: The Green's powerful forces cut laterally through Split Mountain's uplifted and colorful core. Rapids abound before the take out and a 35-minute ride back to Vernal. Our expected time of arrival back at our headquarters is about 4:00 p.m, where your Lodore Canyon rafting adventure will come to an end.
As mentioned earlier, this is a sample itinerary and should not be thought of as the trip you will experience. It is intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like. It could also be exactly what you do. Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!