Experience a weekend of paddling, yoga, meditation and healthy eating with other adventurous women. Inhale the fresh sea breeze and release the tension of day-to-day life. Together, we will find the perfect balance of exploring Resurrection Bay (outside of Seward) by kayak and foot, practicing yoga in the open air and enjoying healthy and delicious Ayurvedic foods around the campfire with like-minded women.
Dates: May 25-27th, 2019 & May 23-25th, 2020
Location: Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska
Activities: Sea Kayaking, Day Hiking
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Lodging: Backcountry tent camping
Max group size: 8
“In every walk with Nature one receives
far more than he seeks.”
― John Muir
Day 1 (Saturday)
Depart Anchorage and drive 45 minutes south to Girdwood.
Here we enjoy our first yoga class together, led by Jule at the Girdwood Yoga Shack. Expect to move, breathe & stretch the body while relaxing the mind. This will be an all-levels movement based practice with modifications for newer yogis and advanced options for more seasoned practitioners.
After our yoga session, we will eat lunch & try on our kayaking gear before continuing our journey south towards Seward; about another 1.5 hrs.
We’ll arrive Seward in the afternoon and meet our water taxi. Here we load up everything and enjoy a scenic motor boat ride to North Beach, where we camp both nights.
After setting up camp we can explore nearby trails, possibly up to a historic WWII Site, or just relax and enjoy being next to the ocean.
Dinner & campfire.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Wake up with the waves, birds and other sounds of nature as your guides prepare breakfast. After eating, we’ll have a mindfulness meditation & yoga practice.
That morning, we’ll do a “Sea Kayaking 101” skills introduction. We’ll learn about boats, paddling techniques, boat maneuvering and safety in ocean waters. We’ll practice boat entry/exit, practice paddle strokes and around the bay, getting a good feel for sea kayaking (or maybe work on refining our paddling/advanced techniques if this isn’t our first rodeo!)
We’ll pause for a leisurely lunch before heading out again to adventure down the bay.
Dinner, campfire, & evening Yoga/Ayurveda philosophy discussion: “Staying Centered in a Busy World; Easy Ayurveda Habits for Health”
Day 3 (Memorial Day)
We’ll wake up and enjoy our final Yoga practice together before eating breakfast and packing up camp.
We take our time sea kayaking the final 3-4 miles back to Seward; stopping for lunch, wildlife viewing, and stretching the body.
That night we’ll return to Anchorage between 7-9pm.