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Santa Cruz Island

Channel Islands National Park

Yoga in the Wild

Venture Away to an
 Island Paradise
May 10-12th, 2019
Santa Cruz Island


Something magical happens the moment we step foot on the Island Packer boat, and there is that initial push away from all that is familiar.  Cell phones drop into airplane mode. We cruise across the channel and find this sense of freedom wave over us as we step foot onto Scorpion Anchorage.

Our Channel Island retreats are created in away that challenge our edges.  They strip away everything that is unnecessary and force us to take just the bare essentials.  In doing so, we find this sense of integration back into what matters most.

We invite you to join us on this weekend get away to Santa Cruz Island.  Just an hours boat ride off of the Ventura Coast.  Depart with us on May 10th and spend 3 days and 2 nights exploring, learning, relaxing and weaving in the practice of yoga.

Trip Includes:

(1)    Round trip boat ticket via Island Packers: Departure May 10th at 8am and Return trip departing May 12th at 3:30pm from Santa Cruz Islands, Scorpion Anchorage.

(1)    1.5 Hour guided Sea Cave Kayaking tour @ Scorpion Anchorage, with Santa Barbara Adventure Company (authorized NPS Concessioner).

-Yoga Classes/Meditations

-Daily Hiking Excursions

-Basic Education on Backcountry Camping

-Down Time for Self-exploration or Relaxation

-A sense of Community by your side to take on this bold adventure.

The Channel Islands are set as a predominate backdrop in our backyard, and yet there are so many obstacles to plan a getaway to explore.  We've taken the work out of  YOUR adventure, so all you have to do is pack your gear and meet us at the dock.


This trip is meant to invoke the spirit of adventure that lives within all of us, but most importantly this is the time to turn “it” all off and just truly connect to what nature has to offer. 

 Early Bird Adventure Package:

$444 per person

Pricing after April 25th: $495

 Mandatory meeting on Monday April 29th at 7pm: please communicate with us if this time/date is an obstacle for you or if you are not local to the Ventura area. We can potentially make other arrangements to get you important information regarding this trip.

**Considerations for this Trip:

This event is for 18+. Please keep in mind that this journey will be a “pack in pack out” based trip. It’s best to go into this trip with a Back Country mentality in regards to your personal logistics.  Anything you bring will need to be hiked at least a mile to the Upper Campgrounds. The boat requires we pack gear so that that no item exceeds the  45lbs (they will check). You will need to coordinate your meals, water and tent. Due to public health regulations, we are not able to provide or coordinate food service for participants. There is pottable water available at the campgrounds but no open fires are permitted, please plan accordingly. At our meeting we will be covering more logistics and sharing some gear ideas as you prepare and plan for this excursion.  

**Please Note: All Sales Are Final. No refunds will be considered, unless severe weather impairs our retreat. We are at the mercy of Island Packers charter boats being able to dock at Scorpion Anchorage.  In case of unfavorable weather or sea conditions, Island Packers may cancel or modify departure times, which we will communicate with you in a timely manner. However, in the event of light rain and other mild weather conditions we will continue as scheduled. In the rare event that we have to cancel these retreat dates, you will have the opportunity to reschedule your retreat dates to a future event (subject to availability) or receive a full refund.

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Jessy Raspiller

Who we are:

Jessy Raspiller is the owner of Ventura Pop Up Yoga and created Venture Well Yoga to take people deeper into their yoga path.  At the start of 2018, she knew she needed to dive deeper.  She spent most of the year traveling the world, but most importantly the Western US.  With just her jeep, a tent and a sense of adventure she found what she always knew, nature is key to our survival.  When she steps onto a trail, or rolls out a blanket in the forest, it’s like she can breathe again. 



The breath of life is out there.  Let’s find it together.    

Lets Get Wild

Santa Cruz Island

Channel Islands National Park

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