Women's rock Climbing and yoga Retreat

smith rock State park, Oregon

September 26th-29th

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Whether you are brand new to rock climbing or have years of experience, our Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat is an incredibly life giving experience. After three seasons of hosting these events we have witnessed the barriers that can be broken and the community that can be formed in the presence of incredible women. The only thing we expect is that you show up.  

This fall we will be hosting our retreat at a beautiful 7 bedroom home in the Eagle Crest resort.  10 spots available, sign up today!


Guiding will be available for a wide variety of skill levels, taught by AMGA SPI instructors Lizzy VanPatten and Katie Paulson. Our group will be split up depending on experience.

  • Intro instruction designed for those who have never climbed before

  • Intermediate instruction for climbers wanting to climb in the 5.6-5.9 range (best for those who have never climbed outside)

  • Advanced for climbers wanting to join our guides to climb routes 5.10-5.11a/b


Meet your guides


Lizzy VanPatten

After years of climbing all over the United States and Patagonia, Lizzy started She Moves Mountains as a means to confront the lack of female presence in the climbing and professional guiding world. She has been invited to guide at climbing festivals throughout the US, spoken on numerous panels, and has been featured in articles in both Climbing and Outside Magazine. While her heart belongs to climbing long beautiful lines in the mountains, her favorite class to teach is the Intro to Outdoors because in her words, “I love being alongside of women as they experience all of the challenges and beauty of rock climbing for the very first time.”


Katie Paulson

Katie joined She Moves Mountains last season after years of climbing all over the United States. With a resume that boasts climbs ten years back, she has more experience than anyone else on the team. An all around athlete, Katie can be found casually jogging twenty plus miles, free soloing up Castle Rock, climbing 5.12 cracks, or playing with her dog Mo. A quieter soul she loves climbing for the therapuetic aspects and enjoys the mental challenge of working through fears.


Yoga will be offered twice a day by our very own Katie Paulson.  Katie has been practicing yoga for 13 years. In 2015 she went to Costa Rica to take a 200 hour instructor course and has been teaching off and on ever since. Her favorite style is creative vinyasa flow with some power thrown in for good measure. She loves doing yoga outside, and exploring lighthearted movement in any way possible.


Healthy eating is imperative to a healthy life and at our retreat we make it a priority to provide the best tasting food with the highest quality of ingredients.

Over the weekend our chef Tory will cook breakfast and dinner, providing alternatives for anyone with dietary restrictions.

And dessert. We firmly believe that dessert is essential to a happy life.



6pm-7pm Check in and happy hour

7:15pm-9pm Campfire introductions


8:00am-9:00am Yoga at the resort

9:00am-9:45am Breakfast

9:45am-5:00pm Climbing

 5:30pm-6:30pm Yoga back at the resort

7:00pm-8:00pm Dinner

9pm-10:00pm Campfire 


8:00am-9:00am Yoga at the resort

9:00am-9:45am Breakfast

9:45am-5:00pm Climbing

 5:30pm-6:30pm Yoga back at the resort

7:00pm-8:00pm Dinner

8:30pm-10:00pm Campfire reflections  


8:00am-9:00am Yoga at the resort

9:00am-9:45am Breakfast

9:45am-4pm Climbing

 4:30pm-5:30pm Lite stretching and goodbyes


What is included:

  • Three 6 hour climbing sessions with AMGA Single Pitch Instructors at Smith Rock (All gear provided)

  • Morning and afternoon yoga classes with Katie Paulson

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, and campfire snacks

  • 3 nights accommodation at the Eagle Crest Resort

  • Transportation during the retreat

  • Airport pickup (Redmond, OR) - we offer a 3pm and 5pm pickup.

What is not included: 

  • Transportation to Bend, OR

  • Lunches

  • Gratuities to guides

  • Travel insurance: we will host this retreat rain or shine. If the weather is poor we will choose alternative activities.


Price varies depending on room selection

  • $1295 Master bedroom with private bathroom (Sold Out)

  • $1225 Private room with king/queen bed (Sold Out)

  • $1095 King bed in family room (Sold Out)

  • $1075 Bunk in shared room (1 bed remaining)

  • If you would like to share one of the private rooms with a friend, we can add one additional person for $675.

Photos from our last yoga retreat hosted at the Bunk and Brew hostel in June