Overnight Yoga and Backpacking Retreat
It’s time to retreat yourself! Objectives Have you joined us on one of our One-Day Yoga Hikes and you are looking for more time in the fresh air? Are you an experienced backpacker, but want to incorporate your yoga practice into your adventures? Our Overnight Yoga and Backpacking Retreats are just what you are looking for! The perfect in-between of our outdoor yoga adventures. You will get the best of both worlds without having to be gone for too long. Beware that it will leave you wanting more! The overnight backpacking trips are moderate in length as well as difficulty, meaning that any level of hiker will feel successful. Your total mileage any one day will be up to 5 miles. Please come prepared for a variable climate, as these retreats will run regardless of the weather. No backpacking or yoga experience is required. This trip is a community experience. We are all a part of the expedition and will participate in group living. We are not just guiding you through this experience, you are an active member of this trip. We hope you will be prepared to participate in daily chores and activities. Prerequisites None! Come as you are. Equipment You will receive more information about equipment requirements and logistical support following registration, but please feel free to contact us with any equipment specific you have. A brief list of what you will need to provide for yourself includes: Weather appropriate clothing Personal camping gear including sleeping bag and sleeping pad Included in Trip Cost 1 night, 2 days of majesty, scenery, relaxation, and guided instruction provided by Kaf Adventures. Read about our talented staff here. Tasty and healthy backcountry food All group equipment (shelter, cooking, maps, water purification, sanitation supplies) Three yoga sessions and one meditation practice Carpooling options to and from Seattle Park entrance fees plus camping and permitting fees Help with logistical planning and pre-trip planning An unforgettable experience crafted to build backpacking skill, deepen your yoga practice and experience the Self in the purity and awe of nature NOT Included in Trip Cost Transportation, however Kaf will help to organize a carpool to and from Seattle Personal clothing Personal camping gear including sleeping bag and sleeping pad Transportation We recognize that transportation can be tricky. Once registered, Kaf will provide information regarding meeting times, locations and any required parking permits. If interested in carpooling, we will orchestrate a meeting place between participants.
Kaf – (pronounced like cough) – is an old mystical Hebrew word meaning ‘the power to actualize potential.’ The Hebrew legend goes that Kaf is a sacred mythological mountain that surrounds the world and bounds the horizon. This mountain rests upon the emerald stone of sakhrat, which emanates miraculous power; together, their reflection makes the sky blue. Kaf Adventures is dedicated to self-discovery, wilderness skill education and leadership development through outdoor recreation, adventure travel, and wilderness exploration. We always strive to maintain an awareness of our impact on the natural environment and of different cultures we visit. Kaf Adventures arose out of the outdoor passions of owner and operator, Mick Pearson. Mick began studying outdoor recreation in 1997, and felt the value of experiential education while spending time with others in wild places. These experiences and interactions impacted his life, created a place for self-discovery, and gave him an appreciation for the natural world. Thus Kaf Adventures was born out of his experiences and has shared a parallel process with Mick’s journeys. What makes Kaf, Kaf? You, me and the places we go together! Kaf is all about community. Students do not just zoom in and out of our classes; they become members of the Kaf community. Though our adventures in nature, our community members form unique bonds with each other that continue to grow once back in the city. The 3 segments of Kaf: Outdoor Exploration, Adventure Travel, and Team Development. Within each segment you will find a place to learn, experience and reflect upon your daily existence.
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