Moab, Utah - September 27th- September 29th, with optional Tower Day September 30th, 2024

3 Days of Climbing, Yoga, Life Coaching & Thai Massage

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate



Moab is the ultimate adventure capital of the U.S. and it is hard not to love its breathtaking scenery. The beautiful sandstone walls and monoliths, the Colorado River winding through and the La Sal Mountains soaring above town is quite a breathtaking jaw dropping back drop for this fabulous adventure trip.

What makes this adventure different from our other trips is:

  • This is a great trip for those looking to connect with other awesome people because we all stay together in a beautiful cabin nestled at the base of the La Sal Mountains, which gives us more time to get to know each other.
  • This is a perfect trip for an introduction to rock climbing and yoga. We teach technical climbing skills along with movement skills in a fun, safe and encouraging environment to help you flow up the rock with ease. Note that experienced climbers do come too and will also have a great time and learn a lot.
  • The tower is a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb a mega classic climb to the summit of an inspiring summit in the Moab desert. Even those new to climbing will be more than ready to tackle the optional tower day after climbing just two half days with our amazing staff.
  • Of course, being in the continental U.S., it's also one of the more easily reached retreat locations.

This trip is run in partnership with SMILE Mountain Guides


We stay at Pack Creek Ranch. Cradled in the foothills of the La Sal Mountains, Pack Creek Ranch cabins are just south of Moab and are spread out over 15 acres of land, most of it pasture. This small hamlet is part of an historic 300 acre ranch favored by visitors, locals and guests alike for its moderate summertime temperatures, exceptional mountain and desert views and natural beauty.

The secluded location means you won't find network televisions or telephone land lines so you can relax and escape daily pressures. However, high-speed internet and some television options are available.

Not surprisingly, Pack Creek Ranch has been a favorite Moab area retreat for such notables as Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Wendell Berry, Amy Irvine, Robert Fulghum, Wallace Stegner and Katie Lee. Actors Robert Duvall, John Wayne, Susan Sarandon and most of the crew of the movie Thelma and Louise made their base at the Ranch. Physicist Stephen Hawking and other scientists have also enjoyed the unique and serene environment.

The Pack Creek Road House is one of the most beautifully redone cabins that Moab has to offer. Located in Pack Creek, about 20 minutes from downtown Moab, you’ll feel refreshed from the mountain air at the base of the La Sal mountains. This 2 bedroom 2 bath cabin has views of the mountains in nearly every room thanks to the big windows.

The famous Abbey Cabin is just a couple of steps outside of the home, giving the Roadhouse a total of 3 bedrooms. This is the site where Edward Abbey wrote several of his pieces. Now fully remodeled, it serves as an additional sleeping area with a new queen sleeper sofa.

You’re going to want this kitchen in your own home! It’s bright and airy, has a farmhouse sink, wood counter tops, a great window, and cute light fixtures. It has all the supplies necessary to make a large meal.

The dining area and living room are combined. You’ll want to sit all day looking at your views and admiring the intricacies this home has to offer, like the beautiful wood ceiling, furniture, fireplace and so much more. If you want to connect back to the world, then you will be happy to have a Smart TV and wifi. Cell reception is a little dodgy out at Pack Creek.

Both bedrooms have queen size beds and will serve as perfect retreats after a full day of adventuring. There is also a swimming pool, hot tub and a detoxing sauna.

Soak up some sun on the back deck, or enjoy the scenery while barbequing on the propane grill. There is quite a bit of wildlife out at Pack Creek including adorable goats.



What It Includes


  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Daily Yoga
  • Instruction on giving and receiving Thai massage
  • 2 Half Days of Guided Rock Climbing
  • 2 Group Life Coaching Activities
  • 1 Private Pre Trip Life Coaching Session

Not included:

  • Transportation to Moab or to the retreat location
  • Meals (many great restaurants nearby, plus we have a kitchen where you can cook)
  • Beverages
  • Tips for Guides

Optional Tower Day

This is a full day and includes all gear and guided experience up iconic Ancient Art tower or Looking Glass Rock (depending on skill level).

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to use your new and improved climbing skills to reach a spectacular summit.

Ancient Art

At Fisher Towers, an ancient seabed layer has been worn away to make some of the most intricate formations in the Moab area.

Ancient Art sits near the base of the large towers, which loft 900′ above. Still, rising almost 350′ from its base to the corkscrew shaped summit, Ancient Art is one of the most gravity-defying summits in the area.

Route: Stolen Chimney (II 5.8 A0 or 5.10) 4 pitches

Looking Glass Rock

Looking Glass Dome is the perfect introductory multi-pitch rock climbing route. Featuring low-angle slab climbing which is perfect for learning footwork this climb ascends three pitches to the spacious summit and jaw dropping views. After enjoying the summit, we will do a wild 140' rappel through the eye of an arch.

Route: East Rib (5.6) - 3 pitches

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Basic Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival by 4 pm
  • Check in and get settled
  • Get to know the group intros, overview of retreat
  • Shake off the travel with Thai massage and light yoga
  • Dinner TBD

Day two:

  • Rock climbing outing
  • Life Coaching Activities closing circle and processing
  • Yoga
  • Free time: explore Moab, relax, go for a hike
  • Dinner TBD

Day three:

  • Rock climbing outing
  • Life Coaching Activities closing circle and processing
  • Yoga
  • Final Closing
  • Departures


Guides on this trip

Heidi is an accomplished climber in all realms of the sport. She has been guiding for over 20 years and is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and professional climber for The North Face.  Along with her passion for climbing she has taught yoga for climbers for over a decade. She works with people to get them back into the flow state and help them realize that this is a natural state of our being. We will work on the mat and on the wall to help us grow and develop.

Marta is a Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach and Creative Mind Coach. She also has 5+ years of climbing guiding experience including Navy Special Warfare Teams. She is a mental climbing coach and teaches in three languages.

Educator, guide, and student, Jeff shares his passion to inspire growth, and exploration in the mountains through the lens of teaching, using the outdoors as a classroom. With years of experience building and leading high-performance teams in an industry-leading climbing gym, extensive travels to find growth and new perspectives, and a rigorous guiding education through the American Mountain Guides Association, Jeff is in a unique position to educate, inspire, and motivate you on your next adventure!

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Notes From Past Adventurers


“I was looking for an experience like no other. One that would challenge me, inspire me, and leave me smiling wanting more. I found it!!! I spent a week with these ladies becoming one with nature and pushing limits of all kinds! I was inspired each day! I learned something new each day! Challenges and laughter were shared each day! AND each night as I drifted off to sleep, I smiled while wondering what the next day would bring! I was never disappointed!!! Exciting, inspiring, and fantastically fun!!! Loved it so much, I’m joining this tribe again for Cuba in 2018!" Cory Foard


"EPR is a great combination of the magic nature has to offer us and the right guides to see the show! The beauty of Moab is almost indescribable- definitely better experienced :)" Tamar Melen


“My experience with Earth Play Retreats was everything I expected, and much more! Heidi's professional, yet relaxed, demeanor helped me accomplish far more than I thought possible in just a few short days. She encouraged me to keep going when I thought I couldn't climb any higher, and helped me gain the confidence to climb my first multi-pitch route. Thanks to this retreat, I've found a love of climbing. I can't wait to attend another one of these events!” Kristy Mitchell


This retreat is limited to 10 participants and spaces fill up quick, so book your spot today!

Our refund policy is:

  • 90 days notice: Full refund minus deposit
  • 60 days notice: 75% refund
  • 30 days notice: 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days notice: No refund

We highly recommend that you obtain travel insurance for your trip. this will ensure that if anything unexpected should arise you will be fully reimbursed. Click HERE for a quote

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