Walker Wellness Retreats is a wellness company offering a unique vacation experience aimed to revitalize your mind, body, and soul.
We are passionate about travel and wellness. Through the years we've noticed that one of the biggest obstacles for people wanting to experience the world is the stress surrounding the planning process. So we decided to remove that stress by planning retreats where your wellness is top priority.
We serve all people over the age of 18 regardless of race, gender, or creed. Everyone deserves to travel, and we want to make that happen.
We've traveled to nearly every continent. That means that we know what to look for and what to avoid. Travel can be extremely nuanced, but we're here to make it easy!
We believe traveling with people is a must, but big groups can be overwhelming and impersonal. That's why we keep our retreat sizes small. It's much more enjoyable that way.
A letter from the owners:
Welcome to Walker Wellness Retreats! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us!
We created Walker Wellness Retreats to share the positive impact travel can have with as many people as possible. Travel makes the world seem not so large. It opens your mind to new ways of thinking.
Amy has a master's degree in social work but also believes with all her heart that she learned more as an international English teacher traveling the world than she ever did in a classroom. She has traveled to over fifty countries and has experienced many methods of traveling, from backpacking and staying in hostels to budget large-group travel to luxury five-star resorts. Brian has a degree and background in Product Marketing and loves hiking, snow-skiing, and the great outdoors.
Together we can use our diverse skills and experience of traveling the world to design and plan incredible adventures to bring like-minded travelers together to unique places around the globe!
We hope to share our love of traveling and exploring the world with you. See you soon!
Alicia is passionate, outgoing, and committed to helping her students embody the self love that they deserve through yoga, mindfulness, and emotional freedom. Her love for yoga began in 2016 in Peru after she decided to embark upon a life-changing journey to overcome her depression. She believes we all have a gift to inspire and uplift one another and has found that often our struggles teach us about our greatest strengths.
On the mat Alicia guides her students to listen from a place of compassion and self acceptance. She is a Reiki Master, 700 Hour Yoga Alliance Trauma Sensitive Vinyasa, Hatha, Kids and Yin instructor with additional certifications in Somatic Attachment Therapy, Ayurveda Clinical Health, Pilates and Trauma Informed Women's Circle Facilitation. She is dedicated to living her truth wholeheartedly and encourages others to do the same.
Come practice yoga with Alicia on our Zion National Park retreat on October 13-17, 2022.
The moment Amanda found yoga, she began transforming into the person she is today. On the mat, Amanda says she learned how to love herself and others. Then suddenly it became obvious that she needed to transcend the unhealthy habits, relationships, and career path that previously defined her.
In 2009, Amanda received her 200-hour Teacher Training from Yoga South in Boca Raton. It was there that she gained the foundation of alignment, sequencing, and adjustments that are staples of her teaching style. Later, she received a Yin Teacher certification from Little Ocean Yoga in Jupiter. Today, Amanda continues to practice with mentors regularly because she understands that an exceptional teacher must also be a devoted student.
Join Amanda in Kyoto, Japan to practice yoga together!
Amber is a Denver-based chef and health coach, with a certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. With an early career in hospitality, working for companies like the Walt Disney World Resort, and a continued career of over 15 years in corporate and special events, Amber comes with a broad skill set and passion to provide the highest level of guest service.
In addition to her integrative health coaching certification, Amber is also a Reiki practitioner, and is currently pursuing training and education in somatic wilderness therapy and herbalism.
Outside of work, Amber enjoys hiking with her husband and pup Sunny, traveling, gardening and reading, and of course cooking!
Come enjoy healthy and delicious food with Amber on our Zion National Park retreats in October and November!
Allison Smith is a yoga studio owner in New York State and yoga teacher. She has been practicing yoga over 20 years and has led yoga retreats in Costa Rica and the Adirondack Mountains.
In addition to teaching yoga, Allison is a physician assistant. Presently she is working towards her Functional Medicine certification. She enjoys teaching classes focusing on alignment and creating muscle balance. She pursued her teacher training in the Netherlands for her 200-hour certification in Hot 26 (Hatha) and Hot Vinyasa in 2017. She completed her 500 hour YTT in 2020. As a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, she also does private passive yoga sessions with hands-on assists.
Allison has studied several different styles of yoga and is also certified to teach Pre- and Post-Natal yoga, yin, restorative, and aerial yoga. She is also a Reiki Practitioner and practices Sound Healing and performs Sound Baths.
Come practice yoga with Allison on our Zion National Park retreats during the month of October!
Cassie launched into her first professional career as a Catering Manager at a liberal arts college in Massachusetts after earning her bachelor's in Tourism Management in 2008. Although she developed a diverse skill set, and immeasurable experience in the field, the corporate life proved to be unfulfilling in many ways. In 2012, Cassie set her eyes on the prize: a 'working holiday' in Australia and New Zealand.
Cassie's wellness journey began with her love for running (with 10 full marathons now under her belt). In 2016, Cassie completed her CYT200 in Vancouver, B.C. Her yogic path started as one that was rooted in asana and mainly focused on the physical body. Cassie soon realized that yoga is the inward journey to healing. Cassie's belief is it is never too late to set a new vision for your life. Whether it's shifting the perspective that you aren't flexible enough for yoga, or that a marathon is impossible, it all starts with putting down your past story.
Cassie is certified in Vinyasa, Yin, Mindfulness, CPR, Foodsafe, and is a Run Leader in Vancouver for the Nike Injury Prevention Study and leads a run clinic at Fit First.
Come practice Yoga with Cassie on our Zion National Park retreats in November!
Mariane (or "Mari") is from Brazil, but has resided in the US for half of her life. She has traveled around the globe and has immersed herself in many different healing practices. She has been a 300-hour Certified Yoga Teacher of Prana Vinyasa for 6 years and an Osteo Thai Masseuse Certified from the Thai Massage School of Chang Mai for 1 year.
She's transforming her own experiences into existence to help others get out of their comfort zone and heal from the inside out through connecting with daily spiritual practices, getting into their body and mind by alchemizing their energy, and challenging themself into trying new experiences in nature.
Come practice yoga with Mari on our Zion National Park retreat on September 22nd!
Since 2019, Drew has been supporting Walker Wellness Retreats guests at retreats in Zion National Park and around the world! An IT professional by trade, he left the tech industry to join our team full-time as General Manager. He has visited 6 of 7 continents and plans to continue exploring the world as a digital nomad over the upcoming years.
When he's not hosting retreats with Walker Wellness Retreats, Drew enjoys hiking, trying new food, taking photos, and learning languages. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and is currently learning Japanese. 始めまして (Nice to meet you!)
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