Yoga On The River

November 18, 2020
Playing on a Stand-up Paddleboard on the Colorado River

By Heather May


River Yoga LodoreImagine taking Mountain pose while gazing at towering canyon walls. Or swaying as you stand and reach in Tree pose, mirroring the cottonwood trees on the banks of the river. Rivers were just meant to be paired with yoga.


Take your sun salutations under the sun on the sandy shores of the Green River or find ultimate balance on a stand-up paddleboard on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon.  You can do this by taking a combined yoga-river trip next year.





What we have in Store

Holiday River Expeditions offers four fun yoga trips on the Green River and Colorado River. We also offer a trip through San Rafael Swell on a mountain bike that features stargazing and yoga. 


For the novice to the experienced yogi, there’s a yoga trip planned for every level and every month from June to October in 2020.


Holiday has combined its iconic trip through Lodore Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument with what’s called ‘Wild Yoga’.  This trip features an hour of gentle but invigorating series of poses led every morning by river and soul guide Rebecca Wildbear. It runs June 3–7.


Yoga in CanyonlandsFor those adventurous women who want even more yoga, we have a trip just for you. On this women’s trip you can practice poses in the morning and night on the Green River during a four-day Gates of Lodore trip, July 8-11.


Yoga and Stars and Bikes Oh My!

The stars (and yoga postures) have aligned to allow nature lovers to take a combined rafting/sup/yoga trip.  You will be able to run the rapids of the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon after three days of doing yoga on stand-up paddleboards on the calm portions of the river. The 8-day trip, from Sept. 6-13, falls on a new moon, allowing participants to learn from a stargazing interpreter at night. 


October’s new moon is the occasion for more stargazing with a specially trained instructor.  This time limber up after days spent mountain biking 20 to 30 miles a day in the White Rim Trail. On this 4 day trip Oct 9-12, Any stiffness from riding can be smoothed out during morning and afternoon yoga sessions gazing at dramatic landscapes on the Colorado Plateau.


Heather MayHeather May’s first white water rafting trip was the Gates of Lodore with Holiday River Expeditions and she can’t wait to return. She’s an award-winning journalist based in Salt Lake City. She covers travel, food, and health for a variety of publications. You can connect with her at