This retreat has already occurred, but the information below provides a good overview of what what we plan for our Yoga Adventure Retreats and how we present them to participants. Check out the slideshow below for a taste of what our Zion retreat was like!
- Accommodation for 6 nights in a fabulous desert villa
- Daily yoga (twice on most days to keep your body supple)
- Healthy, delicious breakfasts prepared at the villa each morning after yoga
- Lunch served out on excursions or in the local towns
- Chef-prepared dinners
- 6 scheduled adventures in the desert (equipment, park passes, and fees included)
- Transportation from and to Las Vegas
- Hiking in the Valley of Fire
- Hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park
- Paddle outing at Quail Creek State Park
- Hiking Angel’s Landing or West Rim in Zion National Park
- Hike or optional mountain bike day
- Red Hills Desert Garden
We will be staying at the distinguished Desert Villa located in the resort at Stucki Farms. This gorgeous villa will be our space to come together each day and rest each night.
Every room in this stunning 8-bedroom home has been thoughtfully designed with every detail in mind to showcase southern Utah’s beautiful desert scenery.
The back yard features an 8-person spa, pergola, fire pit, and comfy lounge furniture. The villa sits 50 feet from a common area which features a resort pool, lazy river, and mini golf – in case we want to play a round!
Each morning after yoga we will eat healthy, hearty breakfasts to fuel our adventures. Lunches will be enjoyed alfresco during or after each day’s excursion.
Dinners will be prepared by Chef Jeff Crossland in the villa each evening. He combines decades of culinary expertise, a love of beautiful food and an expert level of the metabolic process to create dining experiences. Expect to indulge and be pampered after playing hard outside!
All dietary restrictions and special requests will be accommodated. Please let us know whether you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, or have any other allergies we should be aware of.
Valley of Fire State Park
On our drive from Las Vegas, we will stop for a stunning hike into the red rock wonderland. Make sure you have your phone or a camera for this one. We will do a 2.5-hour loop hike on the Seven Wonders route. The beige and red swirls are sure to take your breath away.
Our hike will be followed by a picnic lunch before arriving at our villa to settle in and do our first yoga session.
We will gear up early and head into one of the most famous and inspiring hikes in Zion National Park. Dry pants, water socks and boots, walking sticks and a sense of awe are required for this one.
We will hike in small groups to allow for plenty of time and similar hiking paces. With the canyon walls rising up over 2000 feet above us and the clear water rushing by our legs, we will step out of time and into nature at her finest.
We will eat our lunches deep in the canyon before hiking back out to share our stories.
Paddle at Quail Creek
We will spend a day on the water at the lovely Quail Creek State Park. You can choose to kayak or paddleboard with the backdrop of red rocks as far as the eye can see. For the more adventurous, Nova will offer a few paddleboard yoga poses and challenges.
Bring a swimsuit for this day…in case you fall in or decide to take a swim if the water calls to you. Lounging on one of the sandy beaches is also fully acceptable and encouraged.
We will spend a day in Zion National Park and have multiple options for hikes.
It is impossible to have a bad hike in this magnificent park!
Whether you are feeling like an easier hike with less elevation gain in the Narrows or seeking to climb to the heights of Angel’s Landing, we will make sure you are with the right group and guide.
Optional Hike or Bike
You can choose to head back into Zion National Park to explore Emerald Pools or other hikes. Or, you can opt for a day on mountain bikes with Nova to explore the JEM trail system on two wheels.
Both options will allow you to see more desert vistas and pick your level of challenge for the day.
On our way out of town, we will stop at the Red Hills Desert Garden for a short tour of Utah’s first interactive desert garden showcasing water-efficient landscapes, endangered species, and prehistoric tracks.
The nearly 5‑acre garden features 5,000 water-efficient plants, a 1,150-foot stream stocked with native and endangered fish species, and prehistoric dinosaur tracks found onsite that date back 200 million years.
Nova Guthrie & Petra Jahn
Travel and yoga – what a beautiful combination! Each trip we take with our small groups of adventure seekers brings something new and different while always holding space for renewal, discovery, growth, and simple joy.
The desert southwest is an ancient area full of history and beauty. The vistas and special energy are not to be missed. At ZenRock, we spend time getting stronger, finding more flexibility, building better habits, and maintaining healthy balance. Our yoga journeys are a further exploration of that healthy balance with the added bonuses of food, relaxation, and friends. We cannot wait to have another adventure and to share the desert with you!
Yoga classes are customized to address the needs of all students, offering variations for beginners and advanced practitioners. All excursions are optional and will be customized to the abilities of the participants.
Airfare to Las Vegas, alcohol, one dinner and one lunch outside the villa, guide gratuities and non-itinerary activities are not included in the quoted price.
Deposits are due by May 1, 2023. The remaining payment is due in full by August 10, 2023.
To embrace the spirit of travel, please allow for changes to the itinerary and scheduled events due to weather, guides, and the unforeseen.