Backpacking & Yoga Spring Adventure
- Hello Adventure-Seeking Women -
Have you ever wanted to backpack? Camp overnight in the wilderness? Cook food over a campfire? Set up a tent? Awake with the sun? Completely immersed in nature...
We invite you to turn that curiosity into knowledge with a two day, one night trip into the wildreness at Cane Creek Canyon. (25 miles from Florence, AL)
Learn everything about the exciting and challenging sport of backpacking while meeting and working together with other amazing women. You will learn empowering skills to turn fear into confidence!
On this women’s only adventure, you will learn all the steps needed to become a proficient backpacker. You will have the skills to back pack in many parts of the world. This trip is suitable for BEGINNERS and all level backpackers.
The skills you will learn and take away are endless, but here are a few:
- -- learn what to pack and not to pack --- learn the method of how to pack and how to wear your pack for the most comfort
- -- learn how to use gear and what to do in the event that things don't go as planned-weather changes, etc
- -- learn how to identify wild plants,
- -- basics on women’s hygiene ,
- -- "leave no trace" practice
- -- basics of emergency preparedness in the woods
- -- learn how to prepare a camp site--setting up a tent, how to pick a site, how to start a fire, cook healthy foods in the wilderness
We'll begin with a brief, mandatory class on backpacking two weeks before the trip
(to make sure everyone has the correct gear and answer questions) and then learn through applying those skills in real life with a two day, one night backpacking trip. Class will be on March 26th 1pm.
Ashley Baker of Shoals Yoga and Ashley Baker Yoga will offer 2 yoga classes suitable for all levels. There will be a guided meditation on Sunday morning, and then time for you to be alone in mediation, silence, or journaling before breakfast. The sweetness of morning in the wilderness is something to experience. If you have ever been to one of Ashley's classes you will soon find that anything can happen--singing, dancing, laughing--but ALWAYS a journey of connecting with yourself, igniting truth & creativity within, and a deep breathing and relaxation.
Cost per person: Early Bird $200 (Deposit paid by Feb 20th)
- $225 (Deposit paid after Feb 20th)
- Payment in FULL by March 26th, 2016
- Non-refundable Deposit: $50 to hold your spot
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-backpacking and wilderness training (pre-meeting, 2 days/1 night)
-guided yoga and mediation
-all meals (not snacks) (4 meals total)
-most camping equipment
*Some personal gear is required (we will send out a full gear list and options for renting, borrowing, etc. once you register).
Cancellation Policy—PLEASE READ
Our cancellation/refund policy is based on our investment in time, course planning and food and equipment purchases before your course.
- - More than 60 days (before trip date) 100% minus the deposit
- - 59-15 days 50% minus the deposit
- - 14 days or less no refunds
Food: Summer and Ashley will be providing healthy, nutrient dense foods (mostly organic). We will all take turns preparing the food for one another! This is a beautiful way to connect with each other--preparing, serving, nurturing!
This trip will qualify you for our fall backpacking trip to the Bartram Trail in North Georgia October 21-25
Meet your Guides:
Summer McCreless: Summer has grown up exploring the natural world through backpacking, hiking, gardening, and herbal medicine. Summer is a former Outward Bound Instructor (HIOBS and NCOBS) and has guided for the Appalachian Mountain Club in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She has led many 21 day backpacking trips in complete wilderness! She has had Wilderness First Responder training. Summer's overflowing joy comes from being a beautiful mother to Sky and Lavender, a wife, while continuing her love as an herbalist and owning a successful herbal company--Mothering Herbs. A modern day Medicine Woman! She now farms with her family in North-West Alabama. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Biology/History Education with a Masters degree in History from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Ashley Baker: Ashley is an adventure seeking traveller and backpacker who shares her kind heart and love of life by leading yoga classes, retreats, yoga teacher trainings, soul touching chants, knowledge of nourishing foods, and love of her backyard homestead. Each day, she practices moving toward that which gives her joy, toward what fills her up and empowers her to give. Ashley has backpacked in India, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Australia. She believes in the importance of being in and with nature as a means to promote inner stillness and joyful living.