Utah's Conestoga Ranch Offers a Weekend of Yoga, Paddleboarding and Hiking with its Pose & Paddle Retreat

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The August 21-23 Package Includes Lodging, Meals and Activities Led By Two Park City Fitness and Adventure Specialists

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Pose & Paddle programming combines yoga, standup paddleboarding on Bear Lake and hiking on area trails. Scheduled to take place August 21 to 23, it is open to men and women of all fitness levels and ages.

Conestoga Ranch, a new glamping resort overlooking Bear Lake’s turquoise-colored waters that opened in July, is offering a fitness-oriented retreat that takes advantage of the beautiful, natural surroundings and outdoor recreational offerings. Pose & Paddle programming combines yoga, standup paddleboarding on Bear Lake and hiking on area trails. Scheduled to take place August 21 to 23, it is open to men and women of all fitness levels and ages.

The retreat will be lead by two well known outdoor enthusiasts and fitness gurus based in Park City, Utah, Alisha Niswander and Lauren Lockey. Niswander, who earned a degree in outdoor recreation is the founder of Mountain Vista Touring. She shares her passion for Utah’s stunning landscapes and dynamic recreational offerings through privately guided adventures. As a longtime yoga instructor and personal trainer, Lockey emphasizes core strength, flexibility, breath and plant-based nutrition. She is also the founder of a non-profit farm animal sanctuary, Sage Mountain Animal Rescue, located outside Park City.

“This fun retreat incorporates outdoor fitness activities while utilizing our expansive property, proximity to the lake and fleet of new paddleboards,” says Tom Hedges, one of five partners behind the development of Conestoga Ranch. “Yoga, paddleboarding and hiking are complementary activities that take advantage of Bear Lake’s outdoor offerings. Guests of all fitness levels can benefit from Lauren and Alisha’s guidance and knowledge.”

Guests may choose to register for up to three activities that include three stand up paddleboard sessions, three yoga practices and two guided hikes. Two night’s lodging in the resort’s conestoga wagons or glamping tents and meals at the resort’s Campfire Grill restaurant are also included as part of the package. The price per person is $350. Guests are welcome to partake in more than three activities for an additional fee of $40 per activity.

“Conestoga Ranch offers ideal amenities and location for Lauren and I to combine our expertise to create a memorable, fitness-oriented getaway for guests,’ says Alisha Niswander. “We invite couples, co-workers, groups of girlfriends or guy friends, and even families to join us for the Pose & Paddle weekend that will encourage camaraderie, fitness and a bit of relaxation.”

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 21
5:00 p.m. - Choice of SUP or yoga

Saturday, Aug. 22    
9:00 a.m.- SUP or yoga
1:30 p.m.- Hike
5:00 p.m. - Restorative yoga

Sunday, Aug. 23
9:00 a.m. - Choice of SUP or hike

Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mats, while the stand up paddleboards will be provided by Conestoga Ranch. Reservations for the Pose & Paddle package can be made by calling 844-GO-GLAMP.

ABOUT CONESTOGA RANCH
Situated along the shores of Bear Lake’s magnificent turquoise-blue waters just outside Garden City, Utah, Conestoga Ranch encompasses 18 acres and the ability to accommodate up to 160 guests. The glamping resort is designed to make camping easy, cozy and comfortable. For overnight accommodations, guests can choose from glamping tents, traditional tents and authentically styled conestoga wagons. Each is outfitted with soft beds and fresh linens, and glamping tents feature en suite bathrooms. Resort amenities include a game tent, Main Lodge with private spa-style bathrooms, the Campfire Grill restaurant, shake shack, General Store, activities field and Wi-Fi. Paddleboards and other water recreation equipment are available for rent. For more info, visit http://www.conestogaranch.com.

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