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Yoga Travel
Patagonia Yoga Adventure Week

Yoga Travel Week Overview
Yoga signifies harmony and unity of mind body, and spirit. On this trip you will unroll your mat as you practice Yoga in the total immersion of wild nature on a soft white sand beach at our one of a kind eco camp at the confluence of Rio Azul with the Rio Futaleufu in Patagonia Chile. Our exotic eco-camp is under the gaze of the spectacular Tres Monjas spires. This magic rejuvenating location, surrounded by energized whitewater, will be your home, escape, and launching pad for an adventurous yoga travel week that includes, rafting, trekking, sea kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding and Yoga. Each day either morning or evening we practice yoga while our days are filled with thrills, fun and discovery. Meals are from our organic greenhouses with fresh ground grains. Water is sweet and pure from a closed Andean rock spring. A sauna and masseuse, and our hot water outdoor grotto shower are available for relaxing your tired muscles. Dinner is sit down. Afterwards our campfire is filled with shared stories from the adventures of the day. You will walk to your tent supplied with plush mattresses under the stars of the Southern Cross.

Our Yoga Travel Week Instructor
Jo-Ann Bas is an outdoor enthusiast and our Yoga instructor at Campo Tres Monjas. She believes that a yoga travel/adventures immersion in this pristine setting is an optimal place to reconnect and experience renewal. She has been practicing Yoga for 10 years and has formally studied yoga at Integral Yoga Institute in NYC where she obtained degrees in Hatha I, Prenatal/Postpartum and Children's Yoga.

She has been fortunate to train under Angela Farmer, Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste and Ana Forrest. Her deepest teachings have come from Insight Meditation Society and chanting with Krishna Das. Jo-Ann's approach as an instructor is simply to share a space where the individual can connect to their own inner-teacher. And ultimately, have a good time along the way.

Yoga Travel Week Itinerary

Day 1: Fri: Depart your home country.
Travel to Chile, take an overnight flight from your hometown to Chile.

Day 2 Sat: Arrival and Welcome to Chile!

Arrive in Santiago and travel to Puerto Montt. In Puerto Montt you board your 40-minute flight to Chaitén, a flight back in time. We will meet you at the airport where we start our drive across the Andes, past: volcanoes, fjord-like lakes, hanging glaciers and the turquoise rapids of the Futaleufu river. We arrive at Campo Tres Monjas by paddling in canoes across the gentle Rio Azul.

Day 3. Sun: Sit on top Kayaking and Mountain Biking
We meet for yoga on our beach. After breakfast our adventures start with a moderate mountain bike ride alongside the pristine waters of the Rio Espolón. We then cross over the river on a footbridge and up to Devil’s Throat, a breathtaking and still un-run class 6 cascade at the exit of the Lago Espolon. Below the falls, we'll enjoy lunch and then trade our mountain bikes for sit-on-top kayaks and paddling gear. In double or single crafts, we will travel down the Espolón and enjoy its transparent waters, ideal swimming areas, and easy rapids - the perfect introductory run.

Day 4. Mon: Rafting the Futaleufú
We meet for yoga on our beach. After breakfast we will raft Chile 's most action packed section of whitewater - a virtual whitewater power storm! This section, from the Zapata swinging bridge to the Puente Futaleufu, includes five miles of class 4+ rafting action. Rapids such as Entrada, Pillow, Tiburon, and Mundaca with its must-see explosion hole, will keep you on your toes. In a calmer section below the rapids, we will do some swim training in preparation for the more intense rapids of the coming days. The afternoon allows time for a jog or a walk up to an overlook. We travel back to Campo Tres Monjas for our evening Yoga session on the beach before dinner.

Day 5 Tues: Futaleufú Rafting: Casa de Piedra section.

After breakfast we travel to the river again repeating our introduction stretch of whitewater but we head into the Casa de Piedra section our first taste of Class 5 whitewater. We now have experience working as a team and we need it. We return to Campo Tres Monjas for our evening Yoga session on the beach before dinner.

Day 6 Wed: Horseback riding or Sea Kayaking

We meet for yoga on our beach. After breakfast go back in time and horseback ride through the 'trails of neighbors'. It is a network of narrow roads that locals travel on foot, oxcart or horse that lead to the valleys and isolated settlements. A full day out in the 'Last Frontier' in Patagonia.
Or we get into the sea kayaks for a circumnavigation of the Lago Lonconoa and a short trek along its shores.

Day 7 Thu: Raft the Infierno Canyon

After breakfast we prepare for the most demanding, committing, and challenging section of the Futaleufu. To raft this section safely, the river levels must be right, you must have previously rafted the Corazon section with us and met all of our safety requirements. We put in at the bridge on the Río Espolón and soon arrive at the confluence with the Río Futaleufu. At the Gates of Infierno, we enter the Infierno Canyon with several serious and continuous class 5 drops. After an exciting morning of rafting in the canyon, the river widens with spectacular views of the Las Escalas Valley. After a section of gentle water, the river returns to its wild side and we encounter Zeta and Throne Room, two of the most ferocious rapids on the Futa. We will portage both. After the portages, we get into the action section called The Wild Mile, which contains continuous class 3 and 4 rapids. We arrive directly at our sand beach where we will practice evening Yoga before dinner.

Day 8 Fri: Rafting the Terminator Section
After the morning Yoga and breakfast we start our river trip from the same white sand beach. We enjoy a warm up on a vigorous stretch of river that winds around the Tres Monjas peaks. Then, the river takes on an extremely powerful nature, with the longest and largest rapid on the Futa, the 'Terminator' (class 5). Just below, we'll have to negotiate the hole filled Khyber Pass (class 4+) and the Himalayas (class 4), with perhaps the biggest standing waves in the hemisphere. We return for our going-away dinner 'fiesta', award ceremony, and a video review of our Yoga Adventure week.

Day 9 Sat: Farewell breakfast & Departure
Wake up for an early breakfast and drive back to Chaitén. As you catch a final view of the Río Futaleufu; surrounded by hanging glaciers, take a moment to reflect upon all of the amazing sights and experiences of our yoga travel week. After all these years we are still stunned that views like these exist. Fly to Puerto Montt, Santiago and onward towards home.

Experience Needed: Some rafting is helpful
Physical Challenge: Moderate, willingness to try
Cultural Experience: Medium Exposure
Lodging: Exotic Eco-camp
Comfort Rating:  Medium
Days away from home: 10
Days with us: 10
Max Trip Size: 14
Price: $2195.00 USD
Region: Futaleufu River Valley, Patagonia Chile
Lakes, Rivers, Sites Visited: Espolon, Futaleufu, Espolon, Lonconao, Rio Azul, and Valley trails.
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