Vail yogis lead a Moab adventure retreat May 7-10 |

Vail yogis lead a Moab adventure retreat May 7-10

The Moab Yoga and Empowerment Adventure includes sunrise aned sunset yoga sessions, as well as meditation, leisure time and recreation.
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VAIL — When mud season comes to Vail, Vail goes to Moab. This May, local yoga and outdoor adventure company, In Your Element, is leading a retreat to Utah’s land of sunshine and sandstone, from May 7-10.

Participants will camp at Goose Island, right on the Colorado River and four miles from downtown Moab, where red rocks set the scene for sunrise and sunset yoga and meditation practices, gourmet camping cuisine, leisure time and recreation. This is the second consecutive year In Your Element founders, Mariah Schuette and Kim Fuller, have led the springtime trip to Moab.

“For me, the Moab Yoga and Empowerment Adventure is an opportunity to connect back to my roots, to nature — the rock, the water, the air, the sun — and to experience the raw beauty and simplicity of life,” Schuette said. “Spending time in Moab and sharing it with our participants always brings me back to a place in my heart where love, connection and wisdom live and flow naturally.”

The three-night stay includes riverside camping, six yoga classes, six guided meditation sessions, six meals from Ripe Colorado Produce (breakfasts and dinners), self-development themes and resources, free time to relax, shop or recreate, discounts on massages, a local juice bar, guided adventures and more, and a swag bag with coupons and goodies.

“I am so excited to be a part of this retreat and to share my food with the participants,” said Gretchen Schramm, co-owner of Ripe Colorado Produce. “Everything will be cooked with love, and with all the right ingredients to inspire a great weekend of yoga, meditation, bike rides and good friends.”

The trip is $400, with a $100 non-refundable deposit included in that price. Participants can put down $100 to reserve their spot, but must be paid in full by April 1. After May 1, the price increases to $450.

Camping gear is available to rent in Moab, and for those who want to bike or rock climb for the first time, rentals and lessons are offered through the local guide companies.

“I feel both at peace and completely free whenever I visit Moab,” Schuette said, “and that’s what I hope each of our participants discovers for themselves, too.”

Past valley resident, Anthony Thornton, was a 2014 retreat participant. He said it was a “memorable trip.”

“Waking up to the sunrise and meditating each morning was my favorite part, along with the fresh, mouthwatering meals,” Thornton said. “And what I did not expect was the strong bond that quickly formed between all the beautiful people at the retreat.”

Avon resident, Corrie Crane, also came to Moab for the yoga and empowerment adventure in 2014.

“Mariah and Kim incorporate fun and adventure, and they both truly have a passion for the practice of yoga and exploring creatively, all while enjoying the benefits of being outside in nature,” Crane said. “If you are looking for a re-energizing, adventurous getaway in the spring, and you’re willing to try a new sense of exploration, I highly recommend the In Your Element retreat held in Moab.”

For more information and to register for Moab 2015, visit, or call 970-445-0361.

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