Green River Wild Yoga & Rafting Trips

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Practice Wild Yoga and Raft the Green River through Lodore Canyon in Utah ~ About This Trip

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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!

Highlights
Consistent, playful whitewater rapids
Gentle and invigorating daily morning yoga asana
Sacred ceremony, deep listening, dreams, and imagination
Towering canyon walls that put things in perspective

Trip Overview

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Location: Dinosaur National Monument
Type: Rafting
Length: 5 Days
Dates: June 4-8, 2020
Meet At: Vernal, UT 7:00 AM
Rating: Intermediate
Age Min: 18
Deposit: $300

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Rebecca Wildbear

Rebecca Wildbear M.S., E-RYT 500

Rebecca Wildbear is a river and soul guide who supports individuals as they discover and manifest their truest gifts. She guides people in opening their sensory bodies, engaging their dreamworld, and accessing their deep imagination. She utilizes her training and experience with yoga, Hakomi, and somatic psychotherapy as she supports people in listening to the mysteries that live within their own bodies and within the animate natural world. A therapist and wilderness guide since 1997. Rebecca guides with Animas Valley Institute,  www.animas.org, and is the creator of Wild Yoga™, a sacred way of breathing and moving, aligned with Earth and Soul, www.rebeccawildbear.com.

Trip Price & Departure Date

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5-Day Trip

Adult - $1,239

*$27 Park Fee per person.

2020 Trip Date

June 4-8, 2020

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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.

Itinerary

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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!

 

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by Alice on Holiday River Expeditions

This trip was a nourishing invitation to see the wild grace in everything. Rebecca is a skillful, present and generous guide. The commuity created not just with all who arrived, but with all that is present in the river and it's environs was phenomenal. And....our addiitonal river guides were spectacular - we were well cared for. If you can give this gift to yourself, I encourage you to do so!

by Jenny and Dave Campbell on Holiday River Expeditions

We agree that this trip was our absolute favorite adventure as husband and wife (of 27 years). Combining soul work, dreamwork, and yoga in a spectacular, deeply wild, river-mountains-desert setting made for a "vacation" that was deeply nourishing to us both individually and as a couple. Rebecca invites everyone's wild soul to awaken and remember that we belong on this earth, that we love Her and are loved in return. Tyler and Vicky took care of us on the river and at camp with warmth and efficiency, and the food was fantastic!

by Diana Moore on Holiday River Expeditions

Adding to my review from June — If you are on the fence about the trip down Lodore, just go if you possibly can. Rebecca Wildbear is a loving, brave and wise guide. And floating the Green River canyons will fill your soul to the brim!

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