Yoga & Rock Climbing
with rock guide Anju Samuelson and yoga teacher Nicole Hurley
Retreat in the Beartooth mountains, Montana
Dates: September 8 - 10
Registration Deadline Aug 20th
Break out of daily life and join us for the mindful and recharging climbing and yoga retreat. Spend three days at a cozy Airbnb in Red Lodge with breakfasts and dinners provided by your hosts. Daily rock climbing, yoga and guided meditation awaits you!
A mindful climbing weekend accompanied by mobility & strength focused yoga. Learn how to become a better climber through skills, mindfulness and risk assessment. Led by Rock guide Anju, this course is open to toprope and lead climbers who want to discover new terrain, grades and mindsets! With body and mind yoga by Nico our trip is rounded up with a perfect start and finish of the day.
Our minimum group size is 4 and max. is 8 participants. You will meet other adventurous ladies that are keen to explore new areas and activities!
Difficulty & Fitness
This weekend is suitable for beginners and intermediate rock climber. You don't need to know how to lead climb - we will set up topropes. If you are an experienced climber we can work on any mental or technical skills you would like to work on. For the ones that are not afraid of heights: one day of multi-pitch climbing is included.
Yoga will be practiced in the intesity that is just right for you.
The mountains are not as predictible as other topographical features and we might encouter some rain. We will be prepared with rain gear and warm layers! June - September are the most stable month in the Beartooth mountains and we are planning on sunshine and dry days.
You can fly either into Billings airport or Yellowstone (Bozeman) airport and drive with your rental car (or carpool) to Red Lodge. We will meet you the next day at 9 am in Red Lodge at our office and caravan to the trailhead or meet at the trailhead directly.
Lodging & Gear
We will provide a cozy air b'n'b for participants in the town of Red Lodge. Rooms might have more then one bed, please inquire for a private room.
You can rent (no charge) climbing harnesses, shoes and helmets. Please bring a back pack (30L +) and potentially your yoga matt. Your guides will provide anything else climbing or yoga related. Once the trip is booked we will send you a complete gear list.
Beginner - Intermediate, 5.6 - 5.11 climbers
Ability to be outside for a couple of hours
Add-on for private room (depends on availability)
June - September
4 - 8 participants
Red Lodge, Montana
Lodging, breakfasts & dinners, 3 sessions of rock climbing, one of them multi-pitch climbing (optional),
3 sessions of yoga
Lunches and snacks, transportation, personal items, and guide gratuity
Yoga and rock climbing go hand in hand in terms of combining strength, balance and breathing, in order to move the body calmly and efficiently. During this retreat, Nico will start each day with a warm-up before climbing to get your mind and body ready to hop on the rock. We will end each day with an hour and a half long vin-yin yoga class to stretch out our muscles and wind down after climbing.
Meet Nico & Anju
Nico is a yoga instructor, meditation facilitator, rock climber, dancer, runner, and biker based in Bozeman, MT. Because she moves her body in so many ways, she has come to learn how to treat it well. Nico takes nutrition, physical health and mental health seriously so that she can take life… not so seriously. She is a full time yoga instructor who has 8 years of both yoga and rock climbing experience and she is beyond excited to be bringing those two passions together for an all women’s yoga and climbing retreat. Learn more about Nico here!
Anju grew up in Berlin, Germany and calls Montana now her home. As a rock and alpine guide she appreciates the power of female bond in the mountains. She has been climbing for 9 years all over Europe, the US and South America. Her passion is to explore cultures through rock climbing trips, that is why she speaks German, English, Spanish and some Turkish. She is also passionate about mental health and continuously explores the world of emotional awareness and perception. In her free time she is found rock climbing, ice climbing or skiing. Learn more about Anju here!