Yoga & Climbing Retreat

Location

Lansing, West Virginia

Group Size

16 people per guide

Duration

3 days

Difficulty

Easy, Intermediate

Join us for three nights and two days of climbing and yoga at the New River Gorge National Park. Yoga sessions will be led by Erin Larsen and rock climbing instruction by Elaina Arenz.

Erin is a Fayetteville local who has traveled far and wide to climb as well as learn yoga from the best instructors. She's a certified yoga teacher in multiple modalities and a Thai Yoga Bodyworker, amassing over 1000 hours in training. She has been climbing and practicing yoga since the early 2000s. 

Elaina is an AMGA Rock Guide with 29 years of climbing experience to share with you. She's traveled the world in search of the perfect climb but keeps returning to the New River Gorge because of its scenic beauty and amazing climbing opportunities.

Erin and Elaina have been working together for over 10 years to provide you with the best experience. Yoga and climbing complement each other and will help improve your range of motion, flexibility, strength, balance, and mindfulness, on and off the rock. The New River Gorge National Park is the perfect setting to blend these two activities into one unforgettable experience.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 2 half days of climbing instruction

  • All climbing equipment

  • 3 yoga sessions

  • Happy Hour, 3 breakfasts and 2 pack-your-own lunches, and 2 dinners  provided

  • 3 nights lodging in a spacious and luxurious cabin tucked away in the woods, double occupancy rooms, or upgrade to a private room for an additional charge.

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Gratuities for the Instructors. We recommend 15-20%

  • Trip Protection Insurance

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Beginner to Intermediate rock climbers and yoga practitioners of any level. Erin will meet you where you are on the yoga mat from beginners to experienced yogis. The climbing is suitable for anyone who has climbed indoors on artificial walls before but has limited or zero experience climbing outdoors on natural rock. The New River Gorge has something for everyone. 

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • 18 years or older

  • Ability to hike on uneven ground with 15-20 pounds for up to 30 minutes.

  • Beginner to Intermediate Levels. We will separate the group into beginner and intermediate groups for climbing

  • For yoga, come as you are!

SCHEDULE:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL THURSDAY EVENING 

6:00-7:00 Happy Hour Meet & Greet over appetizers, BYOB

7:00-8:30 Orientation, Experience, Goals, and Logistics

DAY 2: CLIMB AND YOGA FRIDAY

6:30 Coffee & Tea

7:00-8:15 Morning Yoga Session

9:30 Depart for half-day climbing

10:00-2:00 Climbing

2:30-5:30 Downtime, or choose your own adventure

6:00-7:30 Catered Farm to Table Vegetarian Dinner

8:00 Campfire, hot tub, relaxation

DAY 3: CLIMB & YOGA SATURDAY

6:30 Coffee & Tea

7:00-8:15 Morning Yoga Session

9:30 Depart for half-day climbing

10:00-2:00 Climbing

2:30-5:30 Downtime or choose your own adventure

6:00-7:30 Catered Farm to Table Vegetarian Dinner

8:00 Campfire, hot tub, relaxation

DAY 4: CHECKOUT DAY SUNDAY

6:30 Coffee & Tea

7:00-8:15 Yoga Session

8:30 Group Photo and Debrief

9:00  Light Breakfast

11:00 Cabin checkout. Choose your own adventure, and enjoy a day of self-guided exploring the area on your own or with friends.