John Day River YOGA/SUP/CAMP Retreat
Relax, unplug and find your balance paddling and practicing yoga on Oregon’s desert river paradise. Float 25 miles on the third longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States.
Type of Event
Meet in Condon Oregon 7am on 6/24, spend 2 nights on the river floating 24 miles. Take off the river 6/26 about 2pm.
If you have a passion for yoga, sustainable food and the outdoors, this is the trip for you! Relax, unplug and find your balance paddling and practicing yoga on Oregon’s desert river paradise. Be surrounded by sun-drenched canyons lined with basalt rock faces and sagebrush-dotted hillsides on one of the third longest free flowing rivers in the United States.
Running more than 500 miles, the John Day is the third longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States. The water is perfect for Stand Up Paddle boarding with small, class I and 2 rapids, gentle pools and long stretches of flat water.
Your trip will cover about 24 miles. Start your morning practicing flow yoga, then enjoy freshly brewed coffee or tea coupled with healthy food to power your morning on the river! While you are floating down the river, enjoy the wildlife, bird watch, fly-fish for small mouth bass or just relax. A designated gear boat with two team members will pack, move camp and have it set up when we arrive in the evening. All meals with be prepared with organic, sustainable food. Gluten Free available.
These overnight journeys provide magical wilderness adventure and campground comforts. All of the camping gear is supplied by Little Creek Outfitters with the exception of your sleeping bags and pillows. When you arrive at camp your tent for the night will be setup, with cot, and sleeping pad and your baggage will be waiting for you.
Side activities include fishing, hiking, swimming or just relaxing to the sounds of the river.
About your guides: Mia is owner of Little Creek Outfitters and has been guiding outdoor trips since 2003 on the John Day River. She is excited to work with Amie DiGennaro who will be leading yoga practice Amie loves the outdoors and has been teaching yoga for over 8 years and paddleboard yoga classes for 6 years. Together, these women have decades of knowledge that will advance your skills in paddling, yoga and eating well.
The use of SUP’s, is included in the price or you can bring your own SUP upon approval.
• Day 1: Meet at the Condon Café at 7am. We will drive to the river, unload gear and get ready to launch and float 5 miles. Once in camp, relax, swim or go for a hike. In the evening Amie will lead you on a SUP Yoga practice. After yoga, savor an amazing meal and a glass of wine, enjoying the company of new friends and listening to the sounds of nature.
• Day 2: At 6:30 breakfast, then set out for the day paddling the river while the lead guide boat guides you down river. Before lunch Amie will lead you in yoga practice then Lunch will be served streamside. Once in camp, relax, swim, and enjoy good food followed by an evening yoga practice and sleeping under the stars.
• Day 3: Rejuvenate with morning yoga by the river, breakfast then pack up and float the remaining miles of the river. Lunch will be served streamside and we will be at the take out between 1-2pm.