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South Fork American River - Yoga & Rafting Weekend Retreat 2 Day Specialty Trip

Lotus, CA /

Booking for 20 – Sept 22, 2024

Yoga & Rafting: $369 / person
One Day Yoga Retreat: $139 / person

+8% river/land use fee

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Booking for Sept 20 – Sept 22, 2024

Moving Deep Yoga and Tributary Whitewater are excited to host this amazing wellness retreat for the fall of 2024. Spend 2 days camping, doing yoga and rafting on the American River with the weekend’s basecamp at the Tributary campground in Lotus, CA. Two package options are available, a multi-day raft and yoga retreat or participate in a full-day yoga retreat with Moving Deep Yoga.

Multi-Day Raft + Yoga Retreat: Click Here to Book

  • 2 nights of riverside camping (with canvas tent upgrade available)
  • 5 meals (starting with breakfast on Saturday morning)
  • Wellness and yoga immersion experiences starting on Friday night through Saturday (full schedule below)
  • Rafting the Chili Bar Run on the South Fork American River on Sunday
  • Bring your own tent, or rent one of the canvas tents (only 10 available!)

Single-Day Yoga Retreat with Moving Deep Yoga: Click Here to Book

  • Saturday Yoga Retreat at Tributary’s American River Outpost (does not include whitewater rafting or camping)
  • Includes Saturday itinerary below, between 8:00 am-7:30 pm
  • Does not include whitewater rafting or camping
  • 3 meals included

About Moving Deep Yoga

Karissa has been actively creating spaces for people to expand their consciousness and grow their community since 2014.   Always looking to refine and deepen how she offers herself to the world, her pursuit for knowledge and expansion is unending.  The movement practice she shares, Moving Deep, is an invitation to meet your moment fully and breathe into your edges.  Harnessing deep breath and juicy tribal bass music she guides you to find the space where freedom, strength, playfulness and softness all live in symbiotic harmony within you.



Water flows in the South Fork American River result from releases from hydroelectric facilities located upstream. Such water releases are not subject to the control of El Dorado County or rafting companies operating under Permits from the County of El Dorado.

  • Riverside yoga
  • Camping on the American River
  • Wellness retreat

Arrive the night prior to the first day at our South Fork American River Campground. Our Canvas Tent rentals are the perfect way to enjoy our 2-day rafting trip. You are welcome to arrive between 2pm-4pm. Dinner is not included, but there are several local places or you can cook your own meal.

Day 1

  • 2:00-4:00 pm – Check into our South Fork American River campground to get camp set up (Dinner is not included)


Day 2

  • Awake to sound of the river
  • 7:00 am Coffee, tea and drinks are available in the kitchen
  • 8:00 am Breakfast 
  • 9:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 12:30 pm Lunch 
  • 2:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 6:30pm Dinner
  • 8:00 pm TBA

Day 3 

  • 7:00 am Coffee, tea and drinks are available in the kitchen
  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Load shuttle to put in for the Chili Bar Run. Safety talk at put in and start rafting!
  • Rafting the Chili Bar section of the South Fork American River
  • 1:00 pm lunch back at camp

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Included for the rafting:

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft
  • Shuttles to/from camp


Included with this overnight vacation package:

For Yoga

  • Water bottle & teacup
  • Yoga mat
  • Blocks/bolsters/props/pillow (not required but if you have them, bring them!)
  • Journal & pen
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant


For Rafting

  • Required Items
    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle
    • Shoes (no flip flops)
  • Suggested Items
    • Sunglasses (with a strap)
    • Baseball hat
  • Do Not Bring
    • Cell Phones
    • Wallets
    • Expensive jewelry

For Camping

  • Linens
    • Blankets
    • Pillow
    • Sleeping bag
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camp chair


Meeting Place: Raft California 6500 State Highway 49 Lotus, CA 95651-9764

Please note that cell phone reception in our remote area is not guaranteed, although it is getting better. Therefore we suggest you print out the directions or save for offline on your phone. Please be sure to check drive times when booking your rafting trip and allow for additional time on Holidays and weekends.  

Truckee Trips end August 1st

Don't worry, We're not gonna do what everyboy thinks we're gonna do and freak out man... All we wanna know is, who's coming with us... to the American river that is.