Weekend Workshop: Mindfulness OvernightTwo days of yoga, meditation, and peace

The North Face
The North Face
2101 Broadway
2 Days
2 Days
Intensity
4/10
18+
$225
$245 non-peak member
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About the trip

Go outward and turn inward

The fast pace of life can sometimes makes us feel disconnected from nature and deny ourselves much needed time to refresh. Nature meditation has the potential to introduce calm and focus into lives that are sometimes run by stress and anxiety.

The backcountry is one of the best places to find peace, quiet, and calm. This weekend, we're taking full advantage of the stillness of the woods as we disconnect our phones and spend two days escaping the city to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.

Your Guide
Danna Haile
Senior Guide
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Level 4/10
The North Face2101 Broadway
2 Days

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Itinerary

Introduction to practice, hike to camp

You'll meet your Discover Outdoors guides Saturday morning and take a short drive to Harriman State Park. Your morning hike will take you to camp for the weekend, a mild four miles from the trailhead. You'll arrive at the remote campsite along the Long Path, overlooking a peaceful lake and the lush trees below. Once at your destination, you'll grab your a pad or towel for an afternoon yoga session. With camp set up, your DO guide will get to preparing your dinner while you gather around the fire. After the meal, you'll be led through a guided meditation as the sun sets and sounds of the forest surround you. (Meals: D)
Hiking Distance: Approx. 4 milesHiking Time: 4 hours

Morning practice, return to trailhead

After a good night's sleep, you'll have the option to participate in a sunrise yoga class, gretting the new day with open arms. You'll enjoy breakfast prepared by your guide before a short hike to the nearby lake for another meditation session and an option to dunk your feet in the refreshing water. Returning to camp, you'll pack up your gear and return via a three mile hike back to the trailhead. Home awaits, as does newfound peace of mind as you hold onto the calmness of the forest even back in New York City. (Meals: B, Snacks)
Hiking Distance: Approx. 4 milesHiking Time: 2 hours
Planning

Here’s what you need

Bring

Essential Gear
  • Backpack (50 L recommended)
  • Backpacking tent (can be rented for additional fee)
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented for additional fee)
  • Sleeping pad (can be rented for additional fee)
  • A towel or packable mat for sitting during practice and yoga
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Warm clothes for evenings at camp (fleece, jacket, warm pants)
  • Camelbak bladder or water bottles (3 L capacity)
  • Bowl, mug, and utensil
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Packed lunch for day one (eaten on trail)
Recommended Gear
  • Bug spray
  • Basic first aid kit (band-aids, moleskin, etc)
  • Additional snacks
  • Camera
  • Have a piece of gear like a stove, filter, or item you'd like to test? Bring it along!

Wear

Essential Clothing
  • Comfortable, athletic clothing
  • Hiking boots with light wool socks
  • Layers are recommended to account for changing conditions
  • Rain Jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

What's Included

Included
  • Expert guides
  • Transportation
  • Park permits
  • Group items such as cooking gear and filters
  • Skills instruction
  • Dinner on day one, breakfast and snacks on day two
Not Included
  • Meals not indicated above
  • Individual gear (please see pack list)
  • Gratuity for your guide

Weather

Weather conditions can be quite different from the city in the mountainous regions we visit. Temperatures can be quite cooler as we head north or to higher elevations. Keep your eyes out for an email from our team a few days in advance of your trip. That email will provide updated weather conditions and will alert you to anything additional you should put in your pack to prepare. We head outside in any weather, as long as we know it's safe, and we don't let a little rain or wind ruin a chance for an adventure. You can contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about preparing for trail conditions.

Backcountry Camping

We'll be camping out for one night near a backcountry shelter. We'll be sleeping in backpacking tents. Tents can be rented for $30/ea (rented tents are double-occupancy) or you can bring your own. Sleeping bag and sleeping pad rentals are also available. Food and communal gear will be carried up by the group, so be sure to leave space in your pack!

Dates and Prices

The right trip,
at the right time.

Start
Finish
Availability
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Saturday
Sep 21, 2019
Sunday
Sep 22, 2019
Available
$225
Book Early & Save $40
Before Sep 11

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