Join us for a fun-filled campout at Bald Mountain in Oakland County. On this two day trip, you’ll meet a fun group of people and dip your toes in the outdoors. You’ll stretch your legs (and the rest of your body!) and learn about the history of the area. We’ll admire the beautiful spring colors on an all day relaxed pace hike followed by a rejuvenating yoga session. After stretching, we’ll have a delicious meal incorporating local ingredients, then enjoy time around a bonfire.

 

When morning comes, it will be time for another yoga session to welcome the day. Then a leisurely breakfast, perhaps a morning walk at the lake, and we’ll say goodbye. The focus of the trip will be making connections, trying out yoga, and enjoying the spring beauty of the park.

IN BLOOM​

a walk in the woods: yoga retreat

2021 Dates TBD

What is Included?

  • A bag lunch, after hike snack, dinner, and breakfast the next day

  • Two yoga sessions taught by a certified instructor (beginner friendly!)

  • Cabin accommodations 

  • Campfire group activity (and dessert!)

  • First Responder certified guide to provide naturalist information

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accommodations

Our cabin is nestled in the woods with a gorgeous view of the lake. There are bunk beds, a wood stove, water pump, and an outhouse. Ample onsite parking is available (a recreation passport is needed).

sample Itinerary 

Saturday

 

We'll meet at the cabin in the morning, get introduced to the group, pack up our backpacks, and do a little stretching before hitting the trail. We'll hike for approximately 5-8 miles, at a moderate effort. Bald Mountain is fairly hilly but we will travel at a relaxed pace.

 

Lunch will be on the trail! We’ll find a scenic spot to refuel, stretch our legs, and share our thoughts.

 

When we get back to the cabin, it will be time to relax a bit and have a snack. There will be a yoga session followed by dinner and a bonfire.

 

Sunday

 

Morning yoga session to start the day off right, followed by breakfast and perhaps a short walk to the nearby lake before saying goodbye.

Your Guides

Lisa Eick

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Lisa is an experienced outdoor guide and certified Wilderness First Responder. She is passionate about the healing power of the natural world, and has lived and worked in the outdoors in Wisconsin, California, Mexico, and New Zealand. Her expedition experience includes a six-hundred mile kayaking trip down the West Coast of California and Baja. She believes that challenging the body in the outdoors leads to emotional and mental growth, and is excited to facilitate this adventure!

Taylor Kennedy

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Taylor has been practicing yoga for ten years now, deciding to become a Registered Yoga Teacher last year. For her, yoga started out as a way to become more flexible, but it grew into something more over the years; leading her to attend a yoga retreat in Bali. She loves trying out different styles of yoga and finding the most useful aspects of each. She has taken a wide variety of classes from acroyoga to gentle. To Taylor, yoga is a way to give time to herself and treat her body right. She is excited to combine hiking and yoga, two of her favorite things, and to meet all of you!

How to register

This 2020 trip has been cancelled due to COVID-19. If you are interested in a potential 2021 trip, please join the waitlist and sign up for the mailing list.

 

Cancellation policy: up to 14 days prior to the event, a full refund of all fees will be given. After that time period your reservation is considered final. The trip will be able to happen in most weather, but if the trip leaders determine it to be unsafe a full refund will be given.

Recreation passport: every car that enters the park needs a recreation passport. More details will be in the post-purchase registration email.

Paying by check or cash: email info@maidenvoyageadventures.com if you would prefer to pay by check or cash.