Death Valley National Park Hiking and Yoga Tour
Includes all lodging, all meals, van shuttle between Las Vegas and Death Valley, yoga instruction, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps and narratives.
Las Vegas, NV
Timberline van shuttle between Las Vegas and Death Valley is included prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Las Vegas, NV, Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:00 am
While some who quickly pass through this National Park consider Death Valley to be a barren desert, the reality is that it contains hidden treasures that exist off the beaten path that you have to see to believe. For this reason, it makes a memorable and fitting place to continue our specialty health and wellness tours. With incredible natural beauty as a backdrop on this unique tour, we weave healthy living and wellness tips, stress relieving breath practices, mindful stretching, and guided relaxation opportunities into this inner journey of discovery.
The startling colors of Mosaic Canyon, the magical canyon narrows, and the fascinating Ubehebe Volcanic Crater will tantalize your senses and inspire your creative mind. The spectacular views from the ridges and summits will take your breath away. But not to worry, because you will learn to breathe in a way that transforms stress into joy. We will explore simple, yet profound self-care techniques designed to help you thrive – not only in the desert, but also at work and at home. Throughout the week, you will be exposed to gentle stretching practices influenced by yoga, tai chi, and chi gong as well as breathing instruction, mindfulness and meditation, all while getting out to enjoy a fabulous and diverse range of hikes in this unique National Park. Author, Professional Yoga Therapist and Certified Stress Management Educator Sharon Harvey Alexander* will be providing our bonus instructions.
This trip is suitable for all ages. Appropriate for families and single people, for those newly retired, or for anyone wanting to slow down and decompress from the stresses of daily life while enjoying the natural beauty of a desert landscape on a well-supported and educational adventure.
*Sharon Harvey Alexander is the founder of Mountain Wisdom Wholistic Health LLC and has been guiding people on an inner journey through aspects of yoga and mindfulness for more than 25 years. She combines her deep study of ancient healing arts with her love of the outdoors to soothe, support, and encourage hikers of all ages and abilities as they enjoy every moment of their trip.
Her website is www.MountainWisdomWholisticHealth.com
|Day 1||Assembly, orientation and stretching, van shuttle to Death Valley National Park; hike Sand Dunes, overnight at The Oasis||2|
|Day 2||Morning Yoga, hike Willow Spring Canyon; visit Badwater Basin||5|
|Day 3||Hike Mosaic Canyon (4 miles), and Salt Creek (2 miles), self care discussion||6|
|Day 4||Hike Golden Canyon-Zabriskie Point- Gower Gulch, practice mindfulness||6|
|Day 5||Hike Rim of Ubehebe and Little Hebe Craters; guided relaxation||4|
|Day 6||Van Shuttle to Red Rock Natural Conservation Area; hike First Creek; wrap up of self-care; return to Las Vegas||4|