Women who like rugged vacations and the healing side of yoga will appreciate this five-day rafting trip on Utah’s Green River that goes beyond a standard yoga retreat. Utah-based Holiday River Expeditions designed the women-only journey down Desolation Canyon for those of all abilities and ages seeking “personalized wellness and lifestyle counseling.”
Deanna English, a registered nurse and yoga therapist, leads the trip, which teaches participants the therapeutic side of yoga, breathing, good nutrition, and more. Days are spent hiking up red-rock side canyons to see petroglyphs, doing yoga stretches on sandy pull-offs along the river, and hitting the rapids through Desolation and Gray canyons.
Participants also will have time to meditate or do a little kayaking on their own. The trip begins and ends in the city of Green River southeast of Salt Lake City. Campers bring their clothing, sleeping bag, and tent; outfitters provide the rest.
When: June 2-6.
Price: $1,165 per person. It includes rafting equipment (life jackets, dry bags, etc.), all meals and eating utensils, nonalcoholic drinks. Participants bring a sleeping bag, tent, sleeping pad, and personal items. Transportation to and from Green River is extra.