Summary

Refocus your inward energy and find your true north in Alaska through yoga, meditation, art, and hiking.

Why we love this tour

Join us in the awe-inspiring landscape of Alaska for a celebration of breath, life, nature, art, beauty, and YOU. Every day will reveal new landscapes with hiking and integrated sketching for a deep connection to the land itself. Enjoy epic mountain vistas, northern lights viewing, gentle yoga sessions, mindful meditation practices, creative art exercises, and deep relaxation techniques intended to allow you to truly re-set your inner compass and re-calibrate your place in the world. With a healthy and nourishing balance of mind and bodywork, we will truly have an opportunity together to rediscover our wholeness. Morning yoga & mindfulness paired with art explorations and evening deep relaxation practices including Yoga Nidra, Guided Visualization, and reflective journaling. This immersion in a truly spectacular landscape and our complimentary practices will leave you aligned and relaxed and provide you with tools for bringing yoga, mindfulness, and art into your daily life when you return home. Your yoga and movement instructor will be Jeneen Piccuirro.

Tour by:

Tour Location
South-Central Alaska
Trip Type
Wellness
Physical Level
Moderate
Cultural Rating
light
Ages
Participants under 18 should be accompanied by an adult
Group Size
Minimum of 6 to run this tour. Please wait for confirmation before booking flights.
Included
1 night in Anchorage, 5 nights Retreat at Knik River Lodge, 2 nights at Alyeska Resort.
Welcome meal in Anchorage.
All transportation including Airport transfers.
Daily Yoga, Meditation, and art program with Jeneen during the retreat.
Breakfast and dinner daily (Please let us know any dietary restrictions at in advance.)
Daily hikes and landscape drawing. Destinations may include Eklutna Lake, Historic Independence Mine at Hatcher Pass, Musk Ox Farm, Eagle River Nature Center, Chugach State Park, Denali State Park Viewpoints.
1 Spa treatment at Alyeska Resort's spa.
Anchorage Area 4-hour tour.
Local Alaska Driver Guide to accompany the group.
Not Included
Flights to Alaska not included.
Compulsory Travel/health insurance (Browse policies on our travel insurance page.)
Optional excursions like helicopter rides.
Alcohol.
Additional services not mentioned in the program.
Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Anchorage
    You'll be picked up at the airport and dropped off at the hotel before our group convenes for a welcome dinner at an Anchorage restaurant. Please arrive no later than 4 pm at Anchorage airport.

    The next morning we'll tour the Anchorage area, looking for wildlife, enjoying scenic viewpoints, and learning about the city's history and culture.
  • Day 2-6
    Yoga and Meditation Retreat at Knik River Lodge
    We'll spend mornings on our yoga and meditation practice with Jeneen. In between, we'll relax or reflect through journaling while gazing out on the scenic Knik River from the lodge or our cabins.

    Each afternoon we'll have an outing to a favorite hiking trail where we'll move our legs and energize our bodies to a scenic vantage point. Here we'll sketch some very Alaskan scenes: blue glacial lakes, birch trees glowing in their autumn yellow, snow-capped peaks, majestic rivers through deep-cut glacial valleys, and perhaps even Denali Peak if the clouds cooperate. We'll have lunch (not included) at a local cafe during our daily outing.

    Some places we'll visit include Independence Historic Mine at Hatcher Pass, The Musk Ox Farm, Denali South Viewpoint, Ekluta Lake, Eagle River Nature Center, and Chugach State Park.

    Evenings will be spent back at our lodge enjoying dinner and an evening session with Jeneen. Our local guide will alert us for the chance of any northern lights activity throughout the night.
  • Day 7-9
    Spa at Alyeska Resort
    For the final two nights, we'll drive two hours to Alyeska Resort. Here we'll enjoy a Spa treatment and ride on the Alyeska Aerial Tram with a scenic lunch at the Bore Tide Deli high on the mountain-side. We'll continue to practice yoga and meditation together and enjoy hiking in the mountains or walking the flatter paths.

    On the final morning, you'll be transported back to Anchorage for your flight home. Those continuing on to Seward for their add-on trip will go to the train station for an incredible float trip to Spencer Glacier.

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Accommodation

Accommodations at Knik River Lodge are double-occupancy cabins tucked into the spectacular Chugach Mountain Range along the scenic Knik River. Each cabin is equipped with high-quality bedding, private bathrooms, a gas fireplace, mini-fridge, and a coffeemaker. Our meals and yoga/meditation sessions will take place in the lodge.

Accommodations at Alyeska Resort:  Alaska’s premier year-round destination features the 300-room Hotel Alyeska, with its charming chateau-style design and eight floors of spacious guest rooms. Each standard guest room consists of either one king bed or two double beds.

Note: Add $500 for single occupancy. Other room configurations may be available for different prices.

Transportation

All transportation within Alaska is included.

Pre and Post-retreat Add-ons

Details for the Denali National Park pre-retreat trip and the Seward post-retreat trip coming soon!

Important Notes

Cancellations, Refunds, & Covid-19 Policy

We are optimistic that an improving situation in Alaska will allow us to carry out our September 2021 Alaska Yoga Retreat. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and will be following CDC recommendations. 

Travelers to Alaska will be required to follow current State Health Orders (which as or Feb 2021 require a negative test to enter). There are ample opportunities to practice physical distancing in America’s largest state and when we are confined to van travel or indoor yoga and other activities, we’ll ask you to wear a mask. 

If the Covid situation deteriorates and we are forced to cancel the retreat, we will issue you a full refund, including the deposit.

If you cancel for any reason before July 6th, you will receive a full refund minus your $250 deposit which can be applied to any of Unquote Travel’s trips (within 24 months).

Our policy is that no cancellations are permitted after 60 days before the trip start date. We know that there is a lot of uncertainty around travel during these times, which is why we require all our participants to carry travel and evacuation insurance to cover illnesses such as Covid. If you have to cancel due to Covid, we will work with you, your travel insurer and our suppliers to reach the best possible outcome.

 

Payment Schedule

Payment in full is due on July 6, 2021.

Please submit proof of travel insurance when final payment is made.

 

Yoga Instructor

Jeneen Piccuirro is a professional Yogi, Bellydancer, Sound Healer, Energy Worker, Visual Artist, Meditator, and a lifelong lover of Qi. Self-labeled an “eclectic integrationist”, she frequently combines and weaves together several of the creative, sacred, and healing modalities she works with to create unique offerings that defy individual categorization. She brings her joyful spirit, intense focus, creative soul, and caring nature to all of her classes. She holds an MFA in painting, a BA in Art, 500-hour YTT, 4 yr Integrated Alignment (Energy & sound healing) certificates, and many other trainings including Pranayama, Pre-natal Yoga, Children’s Yoga, QiGong, Mantra Transmission, Tantric Dance and Bellydance. Jeneen has taught at American University, Georgetown University, University of MD, Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College, Washington Studio School, Flow Yoga Center, 18th and Yoga, River’s Edge Yoga, DC Dance Collective, Thomas Circle Sports Club, AHA yoga studio. She has exhibited her paintings widely and has danced in several professional bellydance troupes. In addition to private offerings through her business Soul Voyage Studio, she currently teaches at the Kreeger Museum, Local Motion Studio, Ease Yoga & Cafe, Take 5 Meditation, Life With Cancer & Young Audiences of Virginia. She is available for private sessions or custom designed small group work as well as special events.

 


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