Camping, Hiking & Yoga Retreat - Almanor - Lassen National Park

  • June 7, 2013 · 1:00 PM

Address and Directions:

From Chester, take Highway 36 west to Highway 89 South. Turn left on Highway 89 and continue about 6 miles, to Almanor Drive West (not to be confused with Almanor West development and Almanor West Drive). Turn left on Almanor Drive West (directly across from the Almanor Group Camp and rest area) and continue approximately 1 mile to Almanor South Campground.

*************************

This event is cross posted at other (yoga) meetup group.

Let's make this another memorable year by joining us in our annual camping, hiking and yoga retreat. Volunteers are welcome to help coordinate the preparation. I could use some help. 

What makes this a different camping and hiking than others? We refrain from alcohol, meat and loud music. We give ourselves a chance to retreat in order to advance. We observe silence and nourish our bodies with holistic and nourishing foods and energy.

Weekend Goal: To retreat, to refresh, to rejuvenate. To learn some yoga stretches you can practice before hikes or to practice in your daily life to reduce stress and re-balance yourself. We will spend two days of exploring nature, hiking, practicing yoga and retreating from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Friday early evening, we will practice a friendly, gentle yoga practice that is appropriate for ALL levels, including first time practitioners, that includes pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. This is an excellent way to awaken the body, remove inertia that causes fatigue and dullness, create that balance that brings the physical body into higher state of awareness preparing us for a healthy, active and restful weekend of fun.

After the practice, we will have a vegetarian potluck. Please bring a side dish good for 2-4 people. Indicate what you are bringing to help us plan. Suggested items to bring are hummus, green salad, bread, juice, fruits and healthy dessert. Del Marie will provide the main dish (pasta stir fry with sautéed vegetables, your choice of sauce or she is taking suggestions at this time). For those who have joined us in the past, they can remember the sattvic cooking and the fun we had sharing.

For Friday night after the meal sharing, we will enjoy a "satsang" and share stories, relax and or talk about what is yoga and what does yoga mean to you or any relaxing activity. All are optional if you choose to have a quiet moment instead.

Saturday morning, yoga begins at 7:00 (60 minutes), breakfast 8-9 am. For breakfast, oatmeal (and accessories) will be available. Then we will hike nearby trails at Lassen Volcanic Trails. (Will update and tbd). Pack your lunch for the hike. We will observe some quiet time in the afternoon. Saturday night dinner will be on your own though we encourage everyone to eat at the same time. To minimize waste, remember to bring washable dishes, flatware and mugs.

Sunday morning, we will begin yoga at 6:30 or 7 (60 minutes). Bagels, cream cheese, fruits and juice will be available. Hike to be determined but around the Lassen Volcanic area. Check out from the campsite is 1 pm. We will check out before the hike.

A group site is reserved for us for Friday, Jun 7 - Sunday Jun 9, 2013 at Almanor in the Lassen National Forest.

http://www.recreation.gov/unifSearchResults.do

Like any other camping sites, there are restrictions, rules, regulations. There is a maximum of 25 vehicles allowed with the group. Anything over that will be in the overflow and will pay $3/day so carpool is strongly encouraged. Besides we need to be promoting that anyway. The $3 will be paid from the monies collected.

This is a camping ground that is part of Lassen National Forest. Check-in is Friday at 1 pm and departure is Sunday, 12 pm.

Cost is $25 per person for two nights of camping, includes Friday dinner and two breakfasts and yoga. We always have more than enough to extend food for Saturday dinner.

You must prepay to register. Refund is allowed only in the event of emergency or if you are able to find someone to take your place. If unable to go, arrange refund with the person on the wait list. This is money well invested – for your health and to learn yoga.

Contact: Del Marie, (916) 243-5644.

We are allowed 25 cars. Thereafter is $3 per car for the weekend. The $3 will be paid from the money pool.

Info to the camp:

Emergency Closures In the event of an emergency, every attempt will be made to notify impacted customers.

For your safety and security, recreation gates are closed at night; gate closure times vary by season and location.

 

Join or login to comment.

  • christine

    my scheduled at home got changed.

    June 5, 2013

  • Del M.

    To clarify about the vegetarian, that applies for the Friday night, meal sharing time only. You are free to bring your own food outside of that night. Also someone asked about dogs.
    Pets and Animals
    Pets must be restrained or on a leash at all times while in developed recreation areas.
    Pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in swimming areas or sanitary facilities.
    Saddle or pack animals are only allowed where authorized by posted instructions.

    June 3, 2013

  • Michael

    I am interested in attending an am wondering if I can bring my 12-year old son. He is extremely mature, well behaved, and quiet. He has also done some yoga with his mom in the past (whereas I am a total newbie).

    May 29, 2013

    • Del M.

      Of course you can bring your son.

      June 3, 2013

  • Del M.

    Deadline - Saturday. This means no more refunds as supplies had been bought.

    June 3, 2013

  • Sharon W L

    So sorry that my job moved me to Fort Bragg, no able to swing the time. Would love to come next time. I envy all who could do it.

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Del Marie - I am still on the fence. It depends on what my daughter is doing that weekend. She is supposed to go to a soccer camp. If that works out, I will go. Will know by the end of the next week. xo

    May 3, 2013

  • Sharon W L

    sorry, starting a new job in fort bragg mid-May, would have time to go camping. hope to join you next trip, be back to Sac area in Nov.

    May 2, 2013

  • Del M.

    Our event is about a month away. I sent an email where to send the payment. Since this requires a lot of planning on my end, I will plan the number of attendees by mid May (those who have paid). I will be out of town for a week at the end of the month. If you are not sure if you can come but still would like to be included, you can at least notify me so I can plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

    May 2, 2013

  • Del M.

    Pets and Animals
    Pets must be restrained or on a leash at all times while in developed recreation areas.
    Pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in swimming areas or sanitary facilities.
    Saddle or pack animals are only allowed where authorized by posted instructions.

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. I started a new job and I don't know if I can get off. Have fun.

    May 2, 2013

  • Victoria & D.

    Will pay soon- can I bring my cocker spaniel ?

    May 1, 2013

  • Del M.

    Anybody coming to this event familiar with the hiking places nearby? How far are we from Mount Lassen or nearby hiking venue? Pls step up and help me coordinate or give me some info. Thanks.

    April 25, 2013

  • Del M.

    I sent an email where to send the $. Only a few have paid. The event needs some planning from me. Please pay soon. Thank you.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't heard but would like to know

    March 18, 2013

    • Chris D

      I think the information is coming. The trip organizer is out of the country.

      March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That makes sense. Thank You

      March 19, 2013

  • Chris D

    do we know where to send our fee?

    March 17, 2013

    • Del M.

      Will email everyone when near

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Id be happy to make my specialty; Green Eggs and Ham, If someone wants to share the cost and cooking sat or sun breakfast, after yoga of course. (the green is from the pesto i made from my garden last summer, FYI*)

    March 15, 2013

  • Valerie H

    please someone wake me for the 7am yoga!

    March 15, 2013

    • Del M.

      Vyomini, Staying? As posted here will be 7 & 9 at the camp. Cost is $25 as posted here as well.

      March 15, 2013

    • Del M.

      Valerie, yoga is optional. I will find out more how far is the hike from our camp and the distance. If not too far, then we can start later. But we start early so we can eat breakfast and hike, return and enjoy a quiet time in the afternoon. Stand by.

      March 15, 2013

  • Chris D

    I'll be happy to bring a dessert and some muffins.

    March 15, 2013

  • Vyomini

    Can you please give more details on where we would be staying and the cost?

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My son, age 21, may also be coming.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Del Marie, I have two questions:
    Are we carpooling to Lassen from Sac?
    I saw two prices. At the top it said $20 per person. Below, in the description, it said: Cost is $25 per person for two nights of camping, includes Friday dinner and two breakfasts and yoga. Does this mean it costs $45 per person, $25, or $20. I assume none of these includes carpooling costs if we do carpool? Thanks. Steve

    March 12, 2013

    • Del M.

      I read your email via my phone. I responded and no response here. Thank you for bringing this up to me. It is an error. The cost is $25 w/o carpool. We can discuss carpool as it nears or post your wishes here. For example if you want to leave early Friday and return late Sunday, etc. so someone can match your schedule.

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Del Marie

      March 12, 2013

  • Valerie H

    this sounds great!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I RSVP's so it sounds like I will be receiving an address to send payment. If not, please advise.

    March 12, 2013

    • Del M.

      Yes, I will email ya'll all the address later. My personal info shd not be on the internet :)

      March 12, 2013

  • Duncan

    Is the campsite in Lassen NP or outside the park somewhere?

    March 12, 2013

22 went

Your organizer's refund policy for Camping, Hiking & Yoga Retreat - Almanor - Lassen National Park

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 30 day(s) before the Meetup

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy