Getting back in touch with our natural selves once in a while is the wise thing to do and we are blessed to have the beautiful Ozark Mountain Region to do it in! Ozark Mountain Yoga began in 2006 by offering unique nature retreats that often providied outdoor adventure opportunities in combination with fantastic Yoga. The tradition carries on today and includes everything from professionally guided rock climbing to hiking, whitewater kayaking to paddle-boarding! We also have a staff of experienced, qualified and eager Yogi guides for your next outing. Have an idea? Just let us know...
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Yoga & Meditation Hiking Retreat
Ha Ha Tonka State Park, MO
Enjoy the fall colors in one of Missouri's "not to be missed" parks with a full day of hiking to scenic wonders, breathing, meditating and soaking in the best of what mother nature has to offer. Your professional guide will provide light yoga with helpful information on the best ways for you to stretch, breath and enjoy this hike or any other. An organic lunch is provided in one of the many scenic spots in the park along with nutrition, healthy living and outdoors information. Get back to nature and reconnect with your natural self on this wonderful hike!
Meet at the large parking area near the castle. From there we will hike to the castle ruins and then hike trails leading to the natural bridge, spring, and lake. There are lots of stairs on the trail to the spring so be ready to hike, rest, rejuvenate and enjoy the park!!
Bring: good walking/hiking shoes, a day backpack with a couple water bottles, snacks, light yoga mat or blanket for yoga and seated mediation.The cost of this event is $40.
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Fall Yoga & Climbing Retreat
at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR
Meet at the main checkin cabin at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch near Jasper, Arkansas on Sunday at 9am. Optional: camp out on Saturday night: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch has excellent camping! Horseshoe Canyon Map HERE.
Enjoy the fall colors like never before at this one-of-a-kind ranch at the Ozark Mountain Yoga's Fall Climbing Retreat 2017. We will begin the day with a yoga practice and then hike to one of the many established climbing areas, where our experienced guides will give a tutorial on rock climbing. Then we will put on our safety gear and rock climb the cliffs! Many options are available for climbing from beginner to advanced. A healthy lunch will be provided after climbing. We will wind down the day with a gentle yoga flow!
"The "Yoga & Climbing retreat was so much fun! We started off with hiking then yoga and rock climbing. Yoga at the top of the Throne was so relaxing and refreshing and the view was fantastic! Marisa and Seth were so knowledgeable in rock climbing and gave us thorough instructions before climbing. It was an excellent experience overall and I appreciate Ozark Mountain Yoga for wonderful outdoor activity experience!" - Stella
Cost: $150 per person. Price includes a healthy lunch, morning coffee (for those who camp), all rock climbing safety gear provided, and a full day of guided hiking, rock climbing with experienced instructors and of course Yoga!
5th Annual Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival
at Echo Bluff State park, MO
May 19th-20th, 2018
Echo Bluff State Park, nestled in Mark Twain National Forest has a lodge with conference areas, deluxe rooms, cabins and a 62 site campground is home to OMFest '18. It also features a full-service restaurant and snack/gift shop. The grounds include a mountaintop covered pavilion, amphitheater, trail system and a large spring that creates "Sinking Creek" which flows into the Current River. Numerous other public and private campgrounds and lodging options are very nearby.
During the festival we envision several pavilion tents, the mountaintop pavilion and amphitheater all busy with presentations as well as interesting venders, guided hikes and children's activities all available. Attendees may attend workshops and presentations by featured teachers within one of the three large conference areas of the new lodge which will be scheduled through both days.
A Few Past Retreats
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Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival 2017
Yoga Adventure Retreat 2013
Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival 2015
Fall Nature Retreat 2015
Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival 2014
Hiking the Ozarks Outdoor Rendezvous 2016
Nature Yoga Retreat Spring 2013
Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival 2016
A Few Reviews from Previous Ozark Mountain Yoga Retreats
"After returning from the Ozark Mountain Retreat I felt rejuvenated and simply happy. Experienced and talented instructors shared various yoga classes with focus on pranayama and asanas. It was the perfect opportunity to reflect and grow both spiritually and physically with like-minded individuals. The views around the cabin and at Sam's Throne were breathtaking; it was refreshing to be in such a serene location. I got to experience my first real rock climb and even highline slacklining - such a thrill! Thanks to the Nude Foodie our bodies were also nourished with excellent vegan meals throughout the weekend. We were even gifted our own set of Mala beads upon arrival; mine are now a meaningful keepsake that remind me to live with gratitude and love. Thank you so much for this memorable experience!"
"Thanks for sharing all the great pics. I had an exceptional experience at the retreat. I will be there next year!”
“I wanted to say thank you again for making such a great weekend possible and that I truly enjoyed the whole experience.”
“The weekend was great. I liked that there were structured activities along with plenty of free time for each person to choose what he or she needed to do. I liked the variety of yoga, everything from very spiritual practices to more challenging vinyasa. I love my Mala beads & will treasure them always. Sunday was FANTASTIC...so much fun!! I felt very safe with the G.E.O. Adventures crew. They are such nice people – encouraging & professional. Our mountain top yoga practice was so moving. I wish I could practice there daily! The food! Oh my! I miss Grace’s cooking already! Everything was so flavorful.”
"I just wanted to thank you again for putting together and inviting me on the yoga retreat last month. It was a wonderful time with yoga, nature and getting to know my fellow companions. I especially appreciated the yoga classes and the wonderful food that Grace prepared."
"Thank you Bill for putting together an awesome event. I thought everything went well and enjoyed everything that you had planned... I hope to return next year."
"Awesome experience...a must do!"
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