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Stillwater Lake Trail Running + Wellness Retreat

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Whitefish, MT, USA 4 DAYS
THU 8 JUL 2021 - SUN 11 JUL (UTC-07:00)
Register before 10 Jun 21 to hold your spot

Guided Mindful Running | Farm-to-Table Dining | Lakeshore Glamping | Forest Singletrack Trails | Restorative Yoga | Evening Campfires | Live Music

This newest addition to our "Close to Nature" collection features a unique glamping experience on the shores of Stillwater Lake, just 15 minutes from Whitefish, Montana. We'll stay in a collection of artisanal sustainable mobile dwellings that let you feel close to nature without having to sacrifice comfort or modern conveniences. Each day's trail run with our professional, local guide fills your lungs with Montana's fresh mountain air as you run sublime singletrack trails that meander through wildflower meadows lodgepole pine forests and along lakeshores. 

With your retreat leader's guidance, experience how running mindfully can help you maximize running's stress-reducing effects while immersing yourself in nature. After an invigorating morning on the trails, you'll enjoy lazy lakeside afternoons filled with leisure, relaxing yoga, campfires, farm-to-table meals and live musical performances.

Our daily runs will be about 8 to 10 miles with plenty of stops and breaks throughout in order to enjoy the views of Glacier National Park, munch some trail snacks and take photos. Our runs take us as high as 7,000 feet, so we do recommend this retreat for those with good fitness and who are comfortable running on singletrack trails. You don't need to be fast or have a lot of experience running on trails, but be game for plenty of long uphill and downhills!


 

 

3 Nights at Roam Beyond Camp at Stillwater Landing

This retreat is based out of Stillwater Landing, which spans over 24 acres with over 2,000 feet of lakefront access. Nestled along Lower Stillwater Lake and only 15 miles from the resort mountain town of Whitefish, Montana. Stillwater Landing offers a café serving local cuisine, a wellness retreat offering yoga and meditation programs and both an indoor and outdoor music venue featuring local and nationally known artists.

Our group is staying in the Roam Beyond camp at Stillwater Landing, featuring a collection of artisanal, sustainable mobile dwellings that let you feel close to nature without having to sacrifice comfort or modern conveniences. Each mobile "cabin" feature Scandinavian-style light hardwood interiors with built-in beds featuring feather duvets and fluffy pillows, hot water and shower, stovetop kitchen supplies for cooking, refrigeration, power for lighting and charging devices, and private bathroom.

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This Retreat is Level III

This retreat is rated Level III, which means we recommend you have a base fitness level that allows you to run up to 9 miles at a time on roads. The total distance for this retreat will be between approximately 32 and 36 miles, as represented in this itinerary by time on trail rather than mileage. These run times include breaks to enjoy the views, take photos, eat and drink. The precise route, trails and distances run may change due to changes to trail modifications, weather conditions, guide recommendations and other safety considerations.

  • Daily runs at this retreat range from 5 miles to 10 miles on singletrack trails.
  • There is no time limit; you may take as long as you need to finish the runs, which end at the lodge at which we're staying.
  • Two guides accompany the group to support the different pace groups, so there’s no pressure to run faster than you’re comfortable.
  • Trail running experience isn’t necessary. Your retreat leader provides trail-running tips for running in this terrain.
  • You’ll encounter trails with loose rocks, and some exposure to heights. You can walk/hike trail sections as you need.
  • The trail surfaces are a mix of loose sand, rock and dirt trail. Very little ground will be truly flat--you have to focus on your footing, which is why we stop often to take photos and soak up the views.
  • Trail running shoes and a hydration pack that can carry at least 1.5 Liters of water are required.

Learn more about how we manage run pacing here: https://runwildretreats.com/about-the-run-wild-retreat-experience/levels/

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Guided Mindful Running

Mindful Running is this retreat's defining experience. Your dedicated Retreat Leader will lead you through experiences on and off the trail that are designed to help you discover how to run with more ease and flow. And if you've never run trails before, you'll learn how to adapt your road running technique for this new terrain. And if you're an experienced trail runner, you'll take your running to a whole new level of efficiency and joy. 


💮Power Posture: proper alignment to make gravity do more of the work. This reduces the muscular force involved with running so it feels easier and less strenuous on muscles and joints. Discover how stress affects your runner's body and how mindful running can erase stress's physical effects on your wellbeing and energy.

💮 Focus on Efficiency: Use natural running techniques to drastically improve efficiency. You'll practice changing stride length, cadence and tempo on various types of terrain. Discover how mindful breathing can help you dial down the stress response in stressful situations, both on and off the trail. 

💮 Find the Flow: Put the pieces together to achieve the ultimate trail running experience. Learn to cultivate the circumstances for flow to occur by being relaxed and mindful. You'll partake in an intention-setting exercise that allows you to align your approach to running with you values around wellness, self care and fitness. Come away with a clear approach to balancing health with life's demands.


 
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Live Music Performance on the Lake

You're in for a treat on Friday night, as we'll enjoy a live outdoor musical performance on the lakeside stage. Stillwater Landing has a long tradition of hosting musical guests of many genres. The show beings right after our chef-prepared, farm-to-table dining experience on site. 
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Yin (Relaxing) Yoga for Runners

Included in your retreat package is a one-hour yin (relaxing) yoga class designed specifically for runners and led by a certified yoga instructor. No experience necessary with yoga at all! This class will help you stretch any tight running muscles and gently lubricate the joints. All props such as yoga mat, blanket, blocks and bolsters will be provided. This class may take place in the covered gazebo (outside) by the lake or in an indoor space. Bring layers of cozy, stretching clothing so you can dress accordingly. 
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Run Wild Retreats Gift Bag

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Add-on +US$32

Klean Kanteen Water Bottle

This 27-ounce custom-designed water bottle by Klean Kanteen features the exclusive "I Run Mindfully" graphic. The bottle is made from stainless steel and comes with the BPA-free, leak-proof sport cap that makes this bottle great for staying hydrated throughout the day. We ship the bottle to you once it is paid for. See "My Booking" for the Water Bottle only payment installment.
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Transformational Travel Journal

Begin your mindful travel experience before leaving home with the Transformational Travel Journal

This unique journal was thoughtfully written, based on the rigorous multi-disciplinary study by our friends at the Transformational Travel Council. Based on ancient wisdom, mythology, and contemporary science, it is more than a journal, it is an insightful guide to exploring the world, and your own backyard, more mindfully.

We invite you to begin dreaming and designing for your next journey today, from the inside out, learn to Travel with H.E.A.R.T., and Follow the P.A.T.H. Whether it is for you or an intrepid friend, this wise investment in travel will not only be life-affirming for the traveler but life-enhancing for others, and our civilization.

This journal guides into a deeper connection with yourself, with others, and the world around you. It also encourages time and space to reflect and make meaning of the experiences you have, and thereby, fostering a more intentional, virtuous, and heart-centric life while contributing to a more ethical, empathetic, equitable, and ecological world.

Transformational Travel is inherently about leaving our comfort zone and returning with new perspectives. It is a catalyst for growth, change, and positive impact. Price includes shipping. (A surcharge may apply to international orders.)



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Round Trip Airport Transfer

This package includes a round trip transfer from the Glacier Park International Airport to Stillwater Landing on day one of the retreat and from Stillwater Landing returning to the Glacier Park International Airport on the final day of the retreat.

You must plan to arrive to the airport no later than 2:30 p.m. on arrival day and depart no earlier than 3:00 p.m. to allow enough time for transfer and check-in prior to your flight. 

If you plan to take advantage of the provided transfer, you will need to supply your flight itinerary details to Run Wild so we can coordinate accordingly. You can email your flight itinerary to our Travel Operations Manager, Ami Jones at ami@runwildretreats.com. This package is based is being offering at a per person, return rate and cannot be split in the event a segment is not utilized.

Sorry, transfers are only being provided to and from Glacier Park International Airport and Stillwater Landing one day one and day four of the retreat at this time. In the event you will be traveling elsewhere before or after the retreat you will need to make private travel arrangements. 

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Location
Whitefish, MT, USA
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