Wilderness First Aid Retreat

Accidents happen…

People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

Backcountry Yoga has teamed up with SOLO Wilderness Medical School to offer you a custom 3 day 2 night Wilderness First Aid Retreat to prepare you for a crisis outside. We believe that they key to outdoor empowerment is education, mindful movement, and a deep reverence for the earth. Not only will you learn skills for the backcountry, but you'll have an opportunity to practice yoga, meditate in nature, and spend some quality time unplugged.

Backcountry Yoga has teamed up with SOLO Wilderness Medical School to offer you a custom 3 day 2 night Wilderness First Aid Retreat to prepare you for a crisis outside. We believe that they key to outdoor empowerment is education, mindful movement, and a deep reverence for the earth. Not only will you learn skills for the backcountry, but you'll have an opportunity to practice yoga, meditate in nature, and spend some quality time unplugged.

Q&A  WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?   The WFA focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.   HOW IS THIS COURSE DIFFERENT THAN A STANDARD WFA?  Rather than squeeze all 16 hours of training into a 2 days, we've decided to take a more relaxed approach. We'll start the day with mindful movement, take breaks for hiking and nature immersion, and enjoy a little more time getting to know one another than we would in a typical 2 day approach.   WHO IS THE WFA FOR?   The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast, wellness professionals, or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.   WHERE IS IT LOCATED?   The gorgeous SOLO Northeast Campus in Conway, NH   IS THERE AN EXAM?   Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.   DO I GET CERTIFIED?   Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years. + Option to add on CPR    DOES THE WFA COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?   The WFA may give continuing ed credits (depending on the specific requirements for your certification) and is approved for rectifying SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder program.   IS LODGING INCLUDED?   You have an option to include lodging in the SOLO bunk house for $50   ARE MEALS INCLUDED?   Light snacks will be included throughout the day. A full retreat meal plan is available for additional cost that will include   Friday: Dinner    Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner    Sunday: Breakfast & Lunch

Q&A

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?

The WFA focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

HOW IS THIS COURSE DIFFERENT THAN A STANDARD WFA?
Rather than squeeze all 16 hours of training into a 2 days, we've decided to take a more relaxed approach. We'll start the day with mindful movement, take breaks for hiking and nature immersion, and enjoy a little more time getting to know one another than we would in a typical 2 day approach.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?

The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast, wellness professionals, or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

The gorgeous SOLO Northeast Campus in Conway, NH

IS THERE AN EXAM?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years. + Option to add on CPR

DOES THE WFA COUNT AS CONTINUING EDUCATION?

The WFA may give continuing ed credits (depending on the specific requirements for your certification) and is approved for rectifying SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder program.

IS LODGING INCLUDED?

You have an option to include lodging in the SOLO bunk house for $50

ARE MEALS INCLUDED?

Light snacks will be included throughout the day. A full retreat meal plan is available for additional cost that will include

Friday: Dinner

Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunday: Breakfast & Lunch

Yellowstone Backpacking Retreat

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Who is this retreat for?

Anyone who is excited about taking their backpacking and camping experience to the next level! This is trip is open to all levels as long as you are enthusiastic about digging deep, getting fit, and challenging yourself. You must be willing to train your body and mind for physically challenging days, group dynamics, and time in the wilderness.

What you’ll need

Included:
~Most Transportation
(We will offer 1 shuttle time to and from Jackson Hole Airport, all transportation that falls outside this window is not included. We will reach out to all participants to coordinate flights)
~Front Country Lodging (July 14, 19, 20)
~Expedition Gear:
(High quality tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, head lamps, and more!)

~All meals and snacks on expedition
~All Breakfast meals off expedition
~1 Excursion into the town of Jackson for shopping and touring
~Daily Yoga, Meditation, and group intention setting

Not Included:
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Airfare ( We recommend flying into Jackson Hole)

~Transportation outside of our shuttle window
~Snack food purchased in transit
~Lunch & Dinner off expedition August 14, 19, 20

~Personal Layers & Hiking Boots


Itinerary

July 14: Arrive in Jackson, WY Fly into Idaho Falls Airport 1.5 hours away from Jackson, WY where we will stay the night. There we will meet with Breakwater Expedition Guides and Prepare for our 5 day, 4 nights backpacking adventure

July 15-19: Backpacking

5 days of hiking & camping in Yellowstone National Park. Please be prepared to carry up to 40 lbs of weight on your back during this time. We will be in the backcountry, thus electricity and plumbing will not be accessible.

July 19-21: Relax & Renew

After we come off expedition we will be dropped off at our luxury accommodations located just 30 minutes outside the iconic town of Jackson. Here we will shower, enjoy some alone time and personal reflection while we rejuvenate our bodies after 4 hard days on the trail!

July 20: Explore Jackson Wyoming

On this day we will head into the town of Jackson, to explore, shop, and tour! (Additional Excursion add on's are available for an additional cost)

July 21: Fly out of Idaho Falls Airport **If you wish to extend your stay let us know! This part of Wyoming get's very busy during the summer and you will want to make accommodation reservations asap!**