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Spiritual Reatreats in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Whole Experience

Do you want to take your time in nature to the next level? Would you like deeper benefits when you spend time outdoors? If so, these excursions are for you. With simple insight and guidance, you can learn how to connect to your body, to observe yourself, and to align with natural support. With awareness and intention, you reach a state of presence, peace, and joy. Join us to evolve and grow.

Day Tours


Wakeful Walking / Natural Synergy

Trip length: 4 hours
Rating: easy or moderate

Read Teton Valley Magazine Article on Wakeful Walking »

Owner, Cathy Shill, can share her insight and awareness using simple tools to make your time on the trail more beneficial. By connecting to breath and body in a mindful way, you learn how to stay present and reap greater rewards. Trip is customized to your experience and guaranteed to share some "ah-ha" moments. With energy and breath work, you will deepen your outdoor experience.

Tours recommended to depart at 7 am
$98 per adult based on two or more in group
This trip is offered for FREE on the second Wednesday of the month, July through September, 5:30-7:00 pm. Offered in conjunction with Teton County Parks and Recreation. Email or call for more information.


Yoga & Hiking

Trip length: 4 hours
Rating: all levels

Join biologist and yoga instructor, Jill LeBlanc, to explore nature and the connection between breath and body. With a variety of yoga poses, Jill will touch your inner self and the spaciousness within. As your energy grows so does your awareness of the natural world. Connect more deeply to yourself and join us to reach your next level.

Tours recommended to depart at 7 am
$98 per adult based on two or more in group
Breath and body focus, customized to skill level, beginner’s welcome.


Animal Connection-Wild Synergy

Trip length: 8 hours
Rating: all levels

A once in a life time experience! Journey to a sacred garden where man and animal connect with mutual respect for each other and the earth. Touch the richness and mystery of life through interspecies connection within the garden and the natural world.

Meet wild animals of the area - bears, wolves and more, in the intimate setting of Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary and Retreat Center. After several remarkable interspecies meetings you will hike in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to further connect with the landscape and the environment that these amazing animals call home.

8 am- 4 pm
$295 per person (based on four or more in group)
Ages 12 and older


“Earthfire is a very sacred experience. The beautiful spirits of the animals and the people touched my heart very deeply and I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to feel the love and beauty here.” Kimberly Hruby, MN


Earthfire Institute is a non-profit organization and a large percentage of the proceeds are used to feed the animals. The Hole Hiking Experience donates 10% of proceeds for the animals.



Reach for the Sky: Leadership in Nature
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Trip Details (PDF)


Invested Leadership and The Hole Hiking Experience, experts in leadership development and guided hikes, have teamed up to offer a comprehensive development opportunity for leaders and teams. The purpose of Reach for the Sky is to provide an environment in which team members can explore possibilities, get creative, solve problems together and have fun! The program options are 1-3 days in length and are designed to accommodate groups as small as 10 and as large as 100!