Alaska is a state located in the Western United States on the northwest extremity of North America. The Brooks Range is a mountain range stretching some 700 miles from west to east across northern Alaska into Canada’s Yukon Territory and is believed to be approximately 126 million years old.
This transformative journey will take you WAY off the beaten track with our Remarkable Transformer, Christine Winebrenner Irick, to Northern Alaska to see and explore something few people will ever see, the majesty of the Brooks Range beneath the Northern Lights, from your basecamp at America’s northernmost yoga studio and retreat facility and 63 miles north of the Arctic Circle, outside of the tiny village of Wiseman.
Arctic Hive is comprised of a remote off-grid backcountry retreat center with three cosy cabins and a fiberglass igloo common area. It sits between two major protected wilderness areas of Alaska’s Brooks Range—Gates of the Arctic National Park and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They embrace remote arctic Alaskan living. While you are there you will explore the arctic ecosystem through daily yoga, meditation, art, skis, raft, hiking, and dogsled. You will also have opportunities to see the Northern Lights, enjoy the epic surrounding scenery and a take tour of the local village tour to learn about the Arctic subsistence lifestyle.
Throughout the retreat, you’ll fuel up with nourishing vegetarian cuisine, custom crafted by Mollie (certified in plant-based nutrition) to give your body the most balanced fuel so you can think, see and move clearly along your journey.
The weather in Alaska at this time of year is very cold. You might expect overnight temperatures as low as 20° below zero.
This a medium-high activity trip which includes includes walking and hiking on uneven terrain, optional snow shoeing, and daily gentle yoga practice.