Salmon River Canyon Raft & Yoga Adventure, August 21 - 24, 2024

Yoga & Raft Salmon River Canyon, Aug 21 - 24, 2024

Trip in One Word: Connection

On this idyllic yoga-raft trip, you can expect your first class guides to prepare gourmet meals and guide you safely through whitewater while you enjoy the incredible natural beauty and unwind with the support of energizing and restorative yoga practices. All levels welcome!

This year, we have the pleasure of welcoming Debbi Murphy from McCall and Boise, Idaho.  Exploring the mind-body connection has been Debbi’s life work. After years in academia researching and teaching subjects that elevated one or the other half of that equation (doctorate in exercise science, master’s degree in psychology), she turned her attention to the study of yoga – a perfect confluence of both. After a successful career teaching at the University of Missouri, Debbi moved her family to Idaho to pursue their passion for river running. There, she established Shanti Yoga Studio, fostering a strong local yoga community and attracting renowned teachers. She established Shanti Yoga Teacher Training in 2008, which has graduated over 500 students in since and continues to offer both online and in person trainings.

Sunrise Yoga, an energetic practice to get the day started, Late Afternoon Yoga, after a full day of rafting this restorative practice will guide you into a deep relaxation where your connection with your mind/body/and spirit will merge with your connection to the beautiful river environment, and Late Evening Yoga,  guiding you into a deep and reparative sleep under the stars (or in your tent).

Northern Italy, Oct 6 - 13, 2024

Trip in one word: Eloquence

Get ready to slow down and savor every moment of this slow food and wine yoga retreat in Italy. Nestled between the Alps and the coast, the Italian region of Piedmont is often overlooked by travelers, but boasts some of the nation’s richest culinary and winemaking traditions. From cheese and wine to hazelnuts and chocolate, you’ll learn from locals how much care and tradition goes into every Piedmontese delicacy – with plenty of chef and home-cooked meals to deepen your appreciation, of course! When you’re not practicing yoga in Italy, you’ll meander on foot through cobblestone streets, cycle down country lanes and explore rolling vineyards against a backdrop of mountains. Ease yourself into the birthplace of the slow food movement for a week of quintessential Italian adventure.

You’ll immerse yourself in Piedmontese culture in the best way possible: through your tastebuds (with plenty of expert local guidance). On this yoga retreat in Italy, your daily yoga practice will lay a mindful foundation to help you slow down and savor Italian culture. Settle in at a private villa overlooking vineyards and fruit groves, and get to know Piedmont’s fertile countryside. Here, warm sea breezes nurture Nebbiolo grapes, prized white truffles flourish beneath the soil and winemakers, farmers and cooks uphold generations-old traditions. Visit family-owned restaurants for plates of agnolotti di plin or truffle-scented tajarin – but save room for the best panna cotta you’ve ever tasted! 

Stunning Sri Lanka, April 5 - 12, 2025

Trip in One Word: Mesmerizing

Sri Lanka is a treasure trove of culture, aromatics, nature, Buddhism, historical wonder and more. On this yoga adventure, you’ll feel the hum of city life in Kandy and Colombo, smell (and taste!) the curry, hike, immerse, dine with locals, spy for leopards and sink your toes into the ocean. You’ll experience Buddhism, ancient and contemporary, and admire the Dutch and British colonial architecture of the past. You’ll ride the rails and wander the tea plantations.  Sri Lankan history and culture are topped only by its natural beauty—from verdant forests to diverse mangroves, coral reefs and vast nature reserves. On this yoga retreat in Sri Lanka, you’ll learn why this island is called the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.T

Provence, France OCT 18 - 25, 2025

Trip in One Word: Pleasure

During this yoga retreat in France, you’ll spend your days wandering through medieval villages and soaking up French culture as the locals do. Imagine fresh pastries in sunny marketplaces, strolling through charming villages, sommelier wine tastings, and so much delicious food. You’ll quickly align with the pace of “slow” French country-living and find real pleasure in each moment.

Based in stunning Provence, you’ll experience bio-dynamic wines, farm-to-table meals, culture, stunning medieval castles and local market days. You’ll get the skinny on the amazing organic and biodynamic wine scene—-and even bottle your unique wine blend on a vineyard. Your days in the French countryside will be balanced with yoga at our unique (and lux) gitê home-away-from-home. Let leisure soak into your bones on this yoga retreat in France. 

Culture-soaked and happy, return home from this yoga retreat in France relaxed, inspired to build up your culinary skills and with a full-bodied (that wine education will come in handy) taste for life. Come back enlivened by new friends and great conversations you’ll remember for years to come.