Cataract Canyon Rafting & Yoga Retreat


Hatha Yoga Instructor, Usui Reiki Master and OARS Grand Canyon river guide, Mariah Hibarger, will lead this special departure where guests will have the chance to experience a multi-day river trip with the added benefit of a wilderness yoga retreat. 

Mariah Hibarger at the oars in Grand Canyon
Mariah Hibarger at the oars in Grand Canyon


The group will begin each day in contemplative silence, followed by gentle movement and a personal inquiry exercise centered on exploring the river within. Each evening in camp, there will be time for personal practice as well as a group activity that incorporates the river and the canyon, meditation, and the chance for stargazing before drifting off to sleep. This trip will be free from alcohol and drugs to support our mindful place of being.

Meditation on the Colorado River
Meditation on the Colorado River


Additionally, during our group and individual sessions, guests will have the chance to cultivate or expand a personal yoga and meditation practice on this special river-based workshop. The river is a powerful teacher which asks us to look at our own internal geology and flow, to be gentle with ourselves, and to be open to the changes taking place within us.

As the Colorado River flows through dramatic canyon country among multi-million-year-old rock formations in Cataract Canyon, the breathtaking geology and ancient archaeology offer an amazing backdrop for outdoor yoga practice. Cataract has it all: easy flat water floating, sandy beaches, hiking through colorful canyon walls and slot canyons, and one day of paddling through wild, Class III-V whitewater.

Rafting through layers of time in Cataract Canyon


Things to know: Before You Go


Learn more about the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon

Watch our Cataract Canyon rafting in Canyonlands video
Watch our Canyonlands National Park video

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