Zen Canyon Retreats

Zen Canyon Retreats

This summer has flown by due to my constant activity. Before I was prepared for it I realized that my senior year starts MONDAY (say what?)!! Overall, this summer has been extremely busy. I’ve been working two jobs and attempting to have a social life, so blogging as has fallen by the wayside. In June I became one of the first two interns for the adventure travel company, Zen Canyon Retreats!

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At Zen Canyon Retreats, we create amazing adventure yoga retreats for studios all over the country to bring yoga to the waterfall paradise Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. Our main goal is to change the yoga retreat industry from consumeristic toward more fair, sustainable travel. We work directly with yoga studios to plan the perfect retreats and we take care of all the heavy lift (camping gear, permits, fresh organic food, the best guides, etc.). Adventurous yogis enjoy an amazing hike into the Grand Canyon, a visit to Supai village, deliciously prepared fresh meals (tailored to most diets), swimming in the healing waters of Havasu Falls, and practicing yoga in the best secret spots!

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This opportunity is the dream internship I never knew existed before May. Once I learned all about the business model and got to know the two co-founders Sam and Jules, I knew this was the perfect position for me. I am the Social Media expert, Web Editor, and a Trip Planner all rolled into one!

All of the social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest) were created and are run by yours truly! So PLEASE go check them each out for fantastic travel, yoga, hiking, and food photos and interesting articles/information/videos! ‘Like’ or Follow if you please!

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I truly love being part of such an amazing team of people who radiate positivity. I have gone from being a person who wanted to try yoga out at some point in the future, to someone who practices at home multiple times a week. You’ll find various yoga videos on Twitter and Facebook, each of which I have personally done right before posting it online.

Our cooperative of yoga studios is constantly growing and we have limitless destination opportunities. Shortly, we will be introducing a new trip out of the country (and continent), with many more to follow.

If you are an instructor or studio owner looking to run a retreat with us or learn more information, please email me (Tara) at zencanyonretreats@gmail.com!

Hiking the Sandias

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These photos are from September 1, 2013 atop the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This four day trip was planned and booked five days in advance and is one of the best last minute decisions I have ever made. Going out west opened my eyes to how much more there is to America than good ol’ New England and I’m desperate for an opportunity to go back, be outside and see more.

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If you’re ever looking for a reason or three to go to New Mexico… consider this view, then realize the endless possibilities for adventure that awaits within the vastness of the land.

Links

IT’S HERE… my beautiful, gorgeous, sleek, new laptop!!!!! Happy. Hopefully within the next week or so I’ll be able to recover my photos from my other computer but until then here are some links I like lately:

10 Minute Push-up and Plank Challenge (FitBottomedGirls.com)

Insta This! – Instagram photos on coasters (HopeEngaged)

10 Awesome YouTube Workout Channels - now that I have a computer I will be trying some of these out (PBFingers.com)

Before you go to American here’s 17 things you will find weird as a foreigner (WorldofWanderlust)