What we do
At Inside Passages we lead contemplative kayaking retreats in Southeast Alaska. Come and take refuge from our culture of endless distraction to practice mindfulness meditation, to kayak, and immerse yourself in the wilds of Southeast Alaska. On retreat you will learn how to bring mindfulness resources into your life through guided group mindfulness practices. You'll discover the incredible power of an inward silence when it is amplified by the power of wild nature. You will discover a more-than-human wholeness, and in the process become more human yourself. You will discover that the earth runs deeper in you than you thought it did, and that you are bigger than you thought you were.
For the 2018 summer retreat season in Alaska, we are offering three retreats open to all-comers, based on the theme of "Mindfulness As Survival Equipment". The first two of these retreats will be based entirely at Keene Channel Lodge, with daily mindfulness paddles in the vicinity of the lodge, which does not require any previous kayaking experience. The final retreat will be a day longer, and will include a two-night camping excursion by kayak, that is not recommended for participants over sixty-five years of age. Some previous kayaking experience is also recommended for this retreat.
All Inside Passages trips operate under Special Use Permit, USDA Forest Service, Tongass National Forest.