Absolutely! Quiet Adventures welcomes all levels of fitness, spiritual experience, and outdoor skills. I believe great yoga and meditation practices shouldn’t be complicated, and will share practices that are simple and deep enough for newbies and experienced yoginis alike. As for outdoors skills, we don't require that you have a baseline level of knowledge. That’s why you’re coming on a Quiet Adventure—to get outdoors experience so you can hit the trails more often! All I ask is that you have a sense of adventure, curiosity, and a willingness to try new things. If you’re not interested in sleeping outside, going to the bathroom in the woods, or skipping showers for a weekend, these trips probably aren’t for you.
Everyone’s definition of being in good shape varies greatly. It’s all relative, and only you know what your body is capable of. Here’s what I do know: our trips are designed to be laid-back and non-competitive. The focus isn’t on pushing through, getting from point A to B, or proving yourself with a bunch of mileage. Approaching a trip with this “conquer” mindset leaves women getting somewhere and never really being anywhere. Our approach to wilderness is to appreciate, connect, and savor. Do we need to get somewhere most days? Absolutely, but we create a balance between these different ways of being in the outdoors. If you’re not sure which trip is right for you or have a question about your physical condition, I’ll help you select the Quiet Adventure that’s perfect for you.
You’re not alone in your question. Over the years I’ve found that “holding other women back” is the most common worry women experience before signing up and during a Quiet Adventure.
And yes, you should come. Why? Because you have something to offer the circle of women beyond being able to hike really quickly.
Maybe you’re an amazing storyteller, master fire builder, pro map reader, or fantastic listener. Within you lies a unique contribution that the group needs! And that is the essence of Quiet Adventures: an incredible caliber of women, respect for everyone’s individual contribution, and shared wisdom.
You’ll also walk away with an aresenal of self-care tools, like relaxation techniques, grounded movement sequences, and journaling practices, so that you feel grounded and connected in your daily life.
We believe in learning by doing, celebrating every success (no matter how small), and learning from our mistakes (no matter how big). It takes practice to learn outdoor skills and time to develop personal practices. Quiet Adventures is a safe space for you to dive in, experiment, mess up, and get support along the way.
You’ll bring your personal clothes, toiletries, water bottles, journal, headlamp, backapck, and anything you need to feel your best.
Note: Welcome Kits are for weekend adventures only. If you’re joining us for a day trip, you’ll need far less gear. Feel free to bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, journal, small backpack, and yoga mat.
The food will fuel our adventure, be simple to prepare, and most importantly, be tasty (think hot cocoa, yummy trail mix, hearty oatmeal with dried fruit, and quinoa with veggies).
We’re happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-intolerant women. You’ll be given the opportunity to note this information in your intake questionnaire. If you have other special dietary needs, contact me before signing up so I can make sure there is a way to get your needs met.
Your group also will include one experienced and certified guide plus a specially trained assistant. Click here to find out more about who will lead your Quiet Adventure.
We strongly recommend that you follow all safety recommendations given; however, you also have the right to refuse care. Quiet Adventures is fully insured, but assumes no liability regarding the provision of medical care. We recommend that you have current medical coverage.
Because trips are small and preparations (including gear rental and food rations) are made in advance, cancellations cannot be refunded or partially refunded.
However, your registration is fully transferable, meaning if you can’t attend, you can send a girlfriend or sister in your place for the retreat you registered for. Registration is not transferable to a future retreat or training. There is a $100.00 administration fee when registration is transferred to another person.
If there is a waiting list for the retreat, your registration can be transferred to someone on the list. After they are paid in full, your tuition will be refunded to you, minus the $100.00 administration fee.
There are no exceptions to this policy, so please take this information into consideration before booking your adventure.
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