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SUP YO was founded by Jana Olenio, yoga instructor, travel agent and NH native, and was created from pure passion for nature and outdoor adventure. SUP YO was originally formed in 2011 as a paddleboard yoga company that over time evolved into many other outdoor adventure offerings from day hikes to weeklong worldwide adventure trips.

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Back to Earth Weekend Retreat

Back to Earth Weekend Retreat

$289 per person
June 26-27, 2021
term-custom-icon Activity Level 3-4
term-custom-icon Hike, Yoga, Paddleboard
8 attendees

This retreat offering is something truly unique. SUP Yoga on Lonesome Lake is the first and only SUP Yoga offering held in AMC territory and we are very excited to offer this to you again this summer! If you are looking to connect with nature, yourself and other like minded souls or if you just need to “get grounded” and “back to earth,” this retreat is for you!

We will meet at the trailhead early Saturday morning for a 1.6 mile guided hike to the Lonesome Lake AMC Hut. Once we arrive, we will check in, unpack our belongings and get our bearings on our surroundings and home-base for the weekend. Mid morning, we will enjoy a very unique SUP Yoga class on Lonesome Lake, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by mother nature. Enjoy lunch on your own and spend the afternoon as you wish, hiking around the area, relaxing with a book, or paddle boarding & swimming in the lake. A family style dinner will be served at 6 PM. After dinner, enjoy an optional educational nature lecture by an AMC staff member, stargazing or board game playing – you choose how to spend your evening. Lights out at 9:30 PM.

On Sunday, enjoy waking up to a yummy hot breakfast followed by a sunrise SUP Yoga class held on the lake. After breakfast, enjoy the day as you wish.

We will have the option to gain some elevation and hike North and/or South Kinsman Mountains or Cannon Mountain (all 4,000 footers) there is also the option to hike to the overlook if you are looking to do more hiking but not ready for a 4,000 footer. You may also choose to take it easy and enjoy a nature walk around the lake, or paddle and swim.

You may head back to the trailhead at any time on Sunday and depart at your leisure. Everyone attending is responsible for carrying their own SUP and gear, approx 40 lbs. Please note, we will go over all gear in the parking lot prior to ascending and take with us only the essentials – all other items will be left behind. We ask that you pack your personal belongings into your SUP pack to make carrying easier. If your personal pack is small enough it will fit into the SUP pack. In case of rain, please bring a large trash bag or pack rain cover to keep personal items dry.

 

Retreat Package Includes

2 day / 1 overnight stay at Lonesome Lake AMC Hut (bunk accommodations with shared baths)
1 Dinner, served family style at 6:00 p.m. sharp
1 Breakfast, served family style at 7:00 a.m. sharp
2 SUP Yoga classes
Use of SUP’s throughout your stay
Guided Hiking to/from Lonesome Lake Hut
Guided Hike to overlook
Pillow and wool blanket
1 Educational nature lecture by the AMC staff

 

Not Included

Lunch. Bring your own lunch, otherwise snack items, soup, baked goods are available for sale from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (cash only)
Linens, sleeping bag, bath towel, beach towel. You may bring your own if you choose.

 

Packing & Equipment

Having the right equipment during your trip will greatly enhance your outdoor experience. It is important to wear proper footwear, and carry warm clothing, foul-weather gear, food and water, and other essentials. Bring layers (including synthetic or wool base and insulating layers, and a windproof/waterproof outer shell), eat high energy foods, and stay hydrated. A sample packing list will be provided for you at time of registration.

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Itinerary and pricing

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Day 1 Saturday
  • Meet Up at the Trailhead at 9AM
  • Guided Hike to Lonesome Lake
  • Yoga s t r e t ch upon arrival
  • Spend the day as you wish
  • Sunset SUP Yoga Class
  • Group Dinner
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Day 2 Sunday
  • Group Breakfast
  • Rise & Shine SUP Yoga Class
  • Spend the day as you wish
  • Optional Guided Hike
  • Return to Trailhead
  • Package Includes

    2 day / 1 overnight stay at Lonesome Lake AMC Hut (bunk accommodations with shared baths)
    1 Dinner, served family style at 6:00 p.m. sharp
    1 Breakfast, served family style at 7:00 a.m. sharp
    2 SUP Yoga classes
    Use of SUP’s throughout your stay
    Guided Hiking to/from Lonesome Lake Hut
    Guided Hike to Cannon overlook
    Pillow and wool blanket
    1 Educational nature lecture by the AMC staff

  • Package Options

    Shared Dorm Style Bunk Rooms with shared Bath houses

    $289 per person

  • Payment Options

    Pay in full above using your credit card.
    To pay by check or Venmo:
    Register above using promo code: paybycheck at check out.
    Mail check: SUP YO, PO Box 273, N. Andover MA 01845
    or VENMO @supyo_boston

  • Cancellation Policy

    Full payment required at time of reservation.
    $50 booking fee for cancellations 60 days prior to arrival.
    No refunds for cancellations 59-0 days prior to arrival.

Tour Location

Comments

  • Incredible retreat leaders, amazing location, and just an all around awesome (Back to Earth) weekend!

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  • Being in the mountains, yoga and outdoor activities are three of my favorite things! Add in a friendly and enthusiastic group of individuals and you have the makings for the perfect weekend retreat!

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  • We couldn’t have asked for better weather! Spectacular! All in all, practically perfect in every way! Jana was accommodating, helpful and is a wonderful yoga instructor!

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  • I would love to go on a another retreat with SUP YO! It was an amazing experience that pushed me out of my comfort zone!

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  • Lonesome Lake had amazing views with plenty to do for all levels whether it was hiking, paddleboarding or relaxing! Perfect for setting your own goals and challenges based on individual needs or intentions.

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  • The weekend getaway was very well planned out, especially with a great plan B in place for when the weather didn’t cooperate! The location was central to all activities and the yoga classes were a great way to start and end the day!

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  • It is difficult to pick just one thing as the “most” enjoyable! The location, the group of individuals participating in the retreat, the food, the instruction — all of these aspects culminated in a spectacular weekend!

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  • Back to Earth was one of the best experiences I’ve had. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to get away from the craziness of everyday life. And although having a friend to partner with might be nice, doing it alone allowed me to set my pace and push past my comfort zone and focus on what I need (for a change). Being part of a group of people I’ve never met added to the experience. The setting was amazing and found myself just taking in everything that was around me when I needed to take a moment. The hike the second day is a must for anyone looking to take the trip to the next level and challenge yourself. For those that just want a quiet relaxing time and not join the hike, there is plenty of that too.

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Accommodations

The Lonesome Lake AMC Hut is in the backcountry and is “off the grid”

With spectacular views of the Franconia Ridge across a pristine glacial lake, Lonesome Lake Hut offers big mountain scenery without the big mountain effort. Lonesome Lake is just 1.6 miles from the trailhead, making it an ideal first-time backcountry experience and a great intro to AMC’s hut system.

Lonesome Lake Hut offers co-ed bunkrooms and separate washrooms with toilets. Bunkhouses are not heated and have no lighting. Electrical outlets are not available.
Dinner and breakfast are included with your stay.

Dinner is served family-style at 6:00 PM sharp and includes fresh bread, soup, salad, a hearty entrée, and dessert. With advance notice, we can offer child-friendly meal options and accommodate dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets.

Breakfast is served family-style at 7:00 AM sharp and includes eggs with pancakes or a baked good, plus hot cereal, fruit and breakfast meat, like bacon or sausage, with coffee, cocoa or tea.

Lunch: bring your own; otherwise soup and baked goods are available during the day.

 

Please note

Enclosed gender-specific washrooms have cold running water (no hot showers onsite.
Lighting is limited to common areas only. Bring a headlamp for the bunk rooms at night.
Please be respectful of other guests and observe quiet hours from 9:30 PM to 6:30 AM.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation and should be consumed in a responsible manner. Please carry in/carry out all containers.
Smoking or open flame are not allowed in or near any structure.