Back to Earth Outdoors is the premier provider of soulful outdoor adventures.
With experienced and inspired guides and a passion for providing powerful adventures to our clients we have been marrying spirit and adventure for over ten years. Each of us at Back to Earth Outdoors not only loves what we do: we love being in nature, we love serving others, we love teaching, and we hope that all of this love makes the wilderness more accessible to others.
But we don’t just want the wilderness to be more accessible; we want to facilitate experiences of connection with the Earth that inspire lasting change in how we conceive of our relationship with the Earth.
Back to Earth is a project that seeks to prove that it is possible to create a beautiful and sustainable business model that supports the Earth as well as each client, guide, instructor, national park, wilderness area, farm, and organization involved.
While deep and powerful relationships with the outdoors lie at the heart of our work, technical competence is our foundation. We teach and abide by Leave No Trace ethics and guidelines, all our guides are at or beyond the industry standard for wilderness medical training, and we work to have each client leave the back-country a better steward of these parks and our environment than when we started.
Our primary and signature program area is Yoga Backpacking trips in Yosemite National Park. We also offer backpacking trips to other areas and retreats hosted by various retreat centers. These programs focus on a variety of other activities and/or modalities, including:
    • Yoga
    • Qigong
    • AcroYoga
    • Art
    • Permaculture
    • Dance
    • Music
    • Skills based training
    • Mindfulness
    • Meditation
    • Ecology
    • Diet and health practices
    • Medicine Wheel
    • Contact improv
The primary difference between our backpacking trips and our retreats is that retreats  do not require hiking with a heavy pack or carrying group supplies. These trips are held at retreat centers, campgrounds, farms, and other back-country locales. Depending on the location and trip design these trips may still include tent camping and some walking or hiking, but without weight.
  • Vision Quests
  • Farm to Tent Retreats
  • Healthy Living and Thriving Retreats
If none of these meet your needs please inquire about our custom programming for individuals, families, nonprofits, youth organizations such as College Track, and corporations like You can find more information about these options here.