Outfitter: ROAM Beyond Start Date: June 2, 2022 End Date: June 7, 2022
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Sometimes, the stresses of work and life can cause burnout. Recal’s mission is to provide you with the tools to attain — and maintain — a recalibrated mindset so you can better navigate all of life’s stressors and challenges.

This guided, retreat-style trip is a perfect way for you to overcome your work-induced burnout, utilizing adventurous and mindful experiences in the outdoors to center yourself, renew their sense of energy, and attain a recalibrated mindset. Our trip to Glacier National Park is located at ROAM Beyond, an independently-owned and operated, racially-inclusive, and sustainability-minded off-the-grid lodging provider. Your trip leader will be a Recal Mindfulness Coach.

This trip to Glacier National Park in Montana is a cornerstone of our Quiet Park Trip Series. We've crafted an experience that takes you out of your noisy work environment and into one of the quietest (meaning the least amount of man-made noise) places in the U.S. Surrounded by the pristine forests of Northwest Montana and calm, glacial-fed waters, we will guide you into the quiet in hopes to unlock an inner peace that matches the outer quiet of this unique place.

The Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park (which consists of Glacier National Park of the U.S. and Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada) is an upcoming Quiet Wilderness Park, as defined by the non-profit organization Quiet Parks International. It also currently holds the designation of a Dark Sky Park. The combination of quiet and dark skies lend themselves to an ideal atmosphere for a transformational travel experience.

Our trip will kick off at ROAM Beyond's Glacier location in Columbia Falls, MT. If you fly into the Glacier Park International Airport (located in Kalispell, MT), it is only about a 20-minute drive from the airport. Thursday, our first day, gives us an opportunity to meet in-person as a group for the first time. After some warm introductions and logistical details to go over, we will dive into mindfulness to set the stage for the coming days. This will include an introspective dinner and intention-setting campfire exercise.

Over the course of the next few days, we will continue our dive into the quiet -- both inner in the form of guided mindfulness practices, as well as outer quiet from the natural soundscape that surrounds us in Montana. We will also ride e-bikes through the heart of Glacier National Park on a car-less Going-to-the-Sun Road, forest bathe on trails in the mountains, experience a silent hike in one of the most remote and quiet parts of Glacier National Park, and spend a night camping under the dark sky. 

This has the elements of a transformational experience - nature immersion, guided mindfulness practice to achieve inner quiet, naturally quiet soundscape for outer quiet, dark skies, and incredible mountain views that make you feel small in the heart of glacier-carved valleys and peaks. We are excited to share this incredible opportunity to escape our noisy daily lives and grow together with you.

Trip Details:

Price:

  • $2,750/person for shared cabin, twin/bunk bed
    • The default is two people in a shared cabin, but can be as many as four depending on the group
  • $2,950/person for shared cabin, queen bed
  • $3,450/person for solo cabin to yourself

Date:

  • June 2 - 7, 2022

Our core principles of Mindful Adventure Travel are:

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Our trips help you recalibrate your mind and body and bring yourself back to center. This enables you to more effectively navigate all of life’s stressors and challenges. Let’s dig into how we do that:

Pre-trip

  • Recal Journal. This important element actually begins before the trip itself; as soon as you sign up, you will be sent a Recal Journal. The journal has everything you need to begin your journey toward a recalibrated mindset: prompts for mindful and intentional living, daily highlights, lowlights, reflections, a gratefulness practice, and more.
  • Tips and Useful Content from Recal. In order to prepare you for the trip, we will send information to you that includes a guide for how to practice your own breathwork, meditation, or yoga. We also have tips on how to increase your general fitness level leading up to the trip.
  • Personal Coaching. Every trip includes a 1:1 session with your Recal Coach before the date of your trip. This will help prepare you for what's ahead and what to expect.

On-trip

  • Recal Journal. The trip itself provides the perfect mindspace and environment, immersed in nature, to be present and able to put thoughts and reflections on paper. Our Recal Journal is the perfect tool for this.
  • Breathwork. This is the key ingredient. Your Recal Coach will guide you through breathing exercises that are immensely helpful to center yourself and dive more deeply into being present. Breathwork is a tool that we use to shed stress and anxiety, as well as bring a sense of calm and clarity to your mind and body.
  • Meditation. Your Coach will also lead various styles of meditation; the outdoor and unplugged nature of the trip enables you to dive more deeply into this mindfulness practice (even if you are new to meditation)
  • Yoga. Depending on your trip itinerary, yoga will be incorporated. The style of practice is a flow more akin to recovery, flexibility, and centering as opposed to a power flow. This is a perfect complement to the adventurous nature of the trip.
  • Unguided Mindfulness. In addition to the guided elements, we also set aside time in your trip itinerary to explore mindfulness on your own — whether that is a walking meditation, solo sit, silent hike, time to read, additional journaling, or other activity.

Post-trip

  • Recal Journal. Journaling doesn’t have to end with the trip; we created this specifically as an ongoing tool for mindful and intentional living. There is also an option to receive automatic replenishment of the refillable pages of the journal.
  • Recal Content and Newsletters. The core mission of Recal is to provide you with the tools to attain, and maintain, a recalibrated mindset so you are equipped to navigate all of life’s stressors and challenges. After your trip is over, with your permission, we will provide you with useful content and information to enable you to maintain the things you practiced on the trip
  • Stay in Touch with the Group. The connections you create with other incredible people on your trip can have a lasting impact. We will create a virtual space for you to stay in touch well after your trip.
  • Personal Coaching. Every trip includes a 1:1 session with your Recal Coach beforehand, and we also offer one after the trip is over. If you want to go even deeper, and if your Coach has availability, you can continue to work with them on an ongoing basis.

You can read more about our approach to Mindful Adventure Travel on our About Us page.

Quiet Park Trip Series: Glacier, Montana

6-day, 5-night Itinerary

Itineraries

Welcome

Date : June 2, 2022

Thursday

Arrive and warm welcome from trip leaders. Today, we will settle in at ROAM Beyond with an orientation meet-and-greet. We will also practice our first meditative exercise with a 'quiet' dinner; this will open our senses to the food we eat and sounds we heard, setting the stage for introspection that will continue throughout the trip. We will break the silence after dinner with a campfire and set our intentions for the trip and identify the "why" we are all here.

Day One Overview:
Introspective Dinner
Introspective Journaling
Fire Circle with Intention-Setting

Into Glacier National Park

Date : June 3, 2022

Friday

Today we will venture into Glacier National Park and ride an E-Bike on a car-free Going-to-the-Sun Road scenic highway. Unlike when cars are present, this is an opportune time to experience the park while roads are quiet and crowds are smaller.

We will begin the day with a morning meditation and awareness-building of how our senses are reacting to the quiet and nature around us. We will have periodic pauses to take in the environment and begin to identify sensory patterns for the continued, subsequent quieting of our experience.

Day Two Overview:
Guided Nature Meditation (Outer Quiet)
Morning and Night meditations to re-attune you to the natural circadian rhythms of nature
Breathwork (Inner Quiet)
Post-Breathwork Sensory Meditation
Group Breathwork to Nature Sounds within the Park

Seeking Inner Quiet

Date : June 4, 2022

Saturday

Our third day in Montana will be a day for inner-quiet; we will not go anywhere but inside ourselves today. We will begin the day with a centering exercise followed by a guided meditation. Before lunch, we there will be a hatha style yoga practice focused on longer pose holds (asanas) paired with breathing (pranayama).

In the afternoon, we have time set aside for unguided activities to enable individual exploration. This is a good opportunity to do a journaling practice, go on a short hike around the property, read, take a nap, etc.

Our evening will include a guided mindful forest bathing hike.

Day Three Overview:
Centering Exercise
Guided Meditation (Inner Quiet)
Hatha Yoga Practice (Inner Quiet)
Unguided Individual Exploration (Inner Quiet)
Mindful Forest Bathing (Outer Quiet, Listening to Nature Sounds)

Going Deeper Into the Quiet

Date : June 5, 2022

Sunday

Today, we will head to one of the most remote areas of Glacier National Park -- and as immersive of a quiet experience as we will attain on this trip. The entire journey is an exercise in mindfulness, and we ask that all individuals respect the quiet space we will be creating for the group on this day.

Once we arrive in this remote area in the Northwest part of the park, we will begin our practice with a group breathwork to the nature sounds before embarking on a Silent Hike. This will likely be a challenging and rewarding experience for all.

After coming out of the hike, we will ease into camp at Lake Kintla (or Bowman depending on availability) for an introspective dinner and campfire.

Day Four Overview:
Journey Deep into Quiet
Silent Hike (Outer Quiet, Listening to Nature Sounds)
Introspective Dinner
Campfire Circle

Inner and Outer Quiet

Date : June 6, 2022

Monday

Today, we will begin our day with a morning breathwork and meditation, and then eat breakfast at the campground. Before leaving, we will enjoy one more hike to continue our introspection and respect for quiet in this incredibly unique soundscape.

After the hike, we will head back to ROAM Beyond in Columbia Falls. Once there, we’ll allow time for individual exploration and unguided activities before sitting down for our final dinner of the trip and group campfire to reflect on the last five days. We will discuss ways in which inner and outer quiet impacted us, and what to expect when we return home.

Day Five Overview:
Breathwork (Inner Quiet)
Post-Breathwork Sensory Meditation
Mindful Forest Bathing (Outer Quiet, Listening to Nature Sounds)
Unguided Individual Exploration (Inner Quiet)
Final Group Dinner
Campfire Reflections

Departure

Date : June 7, 2022

Tuesday

Knowing that we'll be re-entering the noisy world from which we came, there will be one last dive into ourselves to achieve inner peace through a yoga practice mean to reacquaint with ourselves.

You'll also receive information on how to stay in touch with your group and Coach to keep up the practices that we worked on during the trip. You will also receive your next set of Recal Journal pages to continue your journaling practice.

And with that... we say our goodbyes and depart from beautiful Glacier, Montana.

Day Six Overview:
Yoga: Postures to Warm up and Reacquaint with Ourselves (Inner Silence)

  • Recal Coach and trip leader for all mindfulness practices throughout the trip
    • including breathwork, meditation, quiet hikes, and more
  • Five total nights lodging
    • four nights in trailer cabins at ROAM Beyond's Columbia Falls, MT location
    • one night at a campground within the national park (all camping gear included)
  • All food and beverages for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trip
  • Intra-trip transportation to local experiences
  • E-biking trip on Going-to-the-Sun Road (closed to cars and other vehicles)
    • Including bike and safety equipment rentals
  • Vehicle parking is available (if driving to Montana)
  • A Recal journal as a companion to your quiet journey
  • Transportation to Columbia Falls, Montana
  • Gratuities (as you see fit) for local guides and Recal coach

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The trip begins at ROAM Beyond's location in Columbia Falls, Montana, which is about twenty minutes from the Glacier International Airport.

The address is:
2347 Middle Rd
Columbia Falls MT 59912

For 4 of the 5 nights of our trip, we will be occupying three "haven" sites at ROAM Beyond, which consist of two 'roaming' cabins each. The cabins have a queen bed (and bunks if you are in a shared cabin), small kitchenette, showers, running water, and electricity.

For our 1 night inside the national park, we will be camping at a National Park Campground in the Northwest part of the park. We will be renting camping gear from a local outfitter, which will include your tent, sleeping bag, and other camp essentials. This will be our only night sleeping in a tent.

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Perched at the edge of Glacier National Park, ROAM Beyond has panoramic mountain views and classic summer camp experiences.

While staying there (4 out of 5 nights of our trip), you will start and end your days in a fully-equipped roaming cabin. Each cabin has dual electric heaters and fans, a kitchenette with basic cookware and two-burner induction stove, private bathrooms with hot showers, and down pillows and comforters.

Sustainability:
ROAM Beyond also values the impact their guests' experience when being immersed in nature, and are deeply committed to preserving enjoyment of our natural resources for generations to come. They take steps in every detail to limit their impact on the environment.

Other Amenities:
Daily fresh coffee and tea
Shaded cooking & dining areas
Fire pits & outdoor lounge furniture
Fishing pond & lawn games

We will send you a full Packlist of items to bring in advance of the trip. But for starters, here's a few things you'll need to bring:

Toiletries
Bug Spray
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Flashlight or Headlamp
Reusable water bottle/canteen
Activewear clothing you are comfortable hiking, biking, practicing yoga, and sitting/lying on the ground in
Hiking shoes
Recal Journal (which will be sent to you before the trip)
Any personal items that you use for your own mindfulness practices
Yoga mat (optional)

Please note: DO NOT bring bear spray on the plane if you are flying to Montana. Your Recal Coach and other guides will have bear spray at all applicable times. You are free to purchase some after you've arrived and carry it with you as much as you feel comfortable.

There will be a Recal coach on the trip leading you through this trip into the quiet. You will experience guided breathwork, meditation, quiet hikes, and other forms of mindfulness.

You will also have our Recal Journal available to you for journaling throughout the trip.

And lastly, given you will be in nature in one of the most beautiful places in the world, there will be more than enough unguided opportunities for mindfulness -- we encourage this as well.

This trip is primarily for adults, so you must be at least 18 years old. Contact us with any questions

If you have to cancel, send us a note at least 45 days before the event and we should be able to accommodate.

All of our trips enact a 'Presence Policy,' in which you commit to limiting phone use and other technology that pull you away from your awareness of the trip. This is particularly important for our Quiet Series, as our phones and computers are a bridge to the noisy world we are intentionally leaving behind for a brief time.

In case of emergencies, there is cell reception and wifi at ROAM Beyond. However, when we venture into the park on Friday and from Sunday to Monday morning, there will be limited to no cell reception for that period of time.

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