Yoga Journal Trip: Smokies Hiking & Meditation
- Iconic Smokies Hikes
- Deepening Meditation Practices
- Yoga and Relaxation
- Breathtaking Scenery
- Premier Lodging
- Waterfalls, Wildlife & Views
Join us for four days of gentle hikes led by expert trekking guides and mindful exploration in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, opening your senses to stunning fall colors. Then settle into the warmth of our cozy accommodations in a peaceful, forested 38 acre area. We will meet daily for guided, seated and moving practices (with an focus on our relationship to the five elements) to help you feel calm and grounded as the season changes. Evenings are spent in reflection as you settle into your cabin, sink into a sound bath or Yoga Nidra session.
$1900 Per Person
$415 Single Supplement
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult.
The Yoga Journal retreats are all either Level 1 or 2 difficulty.
Level 1: Level 1 denotes trips with generally easy hikes in the 3-6 mile range with little to moderate elevation gains and losses on quality, maintained trails.
Level 2: Level 2 denotes trips with easy to moderate hikes in the 3-7 mile range with moderate elevation gains and losses on a variety of trails ranging from maintained to steep and more rugged.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with occasional breaks
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking.Learn More about our Rating System
All Smoky Mountains National Park trips begin and end from Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville has an airport served by Allegiant Air, Delta, United, and US Airways. One can also fly into Greenville, South Carolina or Charlotte, North Carolina and drive to Asheville. It is a 1.5-hour drive from Greenville to Asheville and a 2-hour drive from Charlotte on good roads.
FROM ASHEVILLE AIRPORT
Asheville Airport Express (http://www.ashevilleairportexpress.com, 1-828-691-1121) runs shuttles to and from downtown. Also a number of taxis are usually available on the curb in the Arrivals area.
Asheville Airport Express also runs daily vans from Charlotte and Greenville to Asheville. Cost per shuttle is $235 from Charlotte and approximately $120 from Greenville.
Avis: 800-331-1212; Hertz 800-654- 3131; National: 800-227-7368; Thrifty: 800-367-2277; Alamo: 800-327-9633
North Carolina does not charge sales tax on services, so there is no sales tax for this trip.
All trips in Great Smoky Mountains National Park have a 5% fee required by the National Park Service. This fee is applied when your reservation is made and is passed through directly to the national park.
There are no other taxes or fees associated with this trip. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!