Keene Channel Lodge, Alaska


Based out of Keene Channel Lodge, each of our retreats offer a rare opportunity to reconnect with our own inner depth, vitality and resilience, in the context of Alaska's sublime wild landscapes. In a time of extraordinary cultural and ecological change, our capacity to be agents of healing, for ourselves and others, depends on our ability to navigate these changes with skill and with heart.

Mindfulness gives us the practical tools for doing this. Alaska's majestic Tongass National Forest gives us a spacious container for rediscovering the vastness of our own inner life. Mindful kayaking gives us access to that wilderness, both inner and outer, in ways that enliven the body and call forth a spirit of adventure for the work of our lives. All these elements together, held in the embrace of practicing community, can be life-changing.

Where We’re Located:


Our retreats are based at the Keene Channel Lodge near the junction of the Wrangell Narrows and Beecher Pass. It is 14 miles south of the fishing village of Petersburg, Alaska, and just off the Inside Passages shipping route that runs along the Northwest Coast from Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska.

The lodge is five miles from the nearest road, and is powered by solar panels. Its location offers easy accessibility by boat from Petersburg in all weather and features beautiful vistas of the surrounding Tongass National Forest, and sheltered islands and channels for exploration by sea kayak. The waters are home to abundant salmon and halibut, seals, sea lions and harbor porpoises. Pods of orcas periodically make passages through the Wrangell Narrows. The surrounding forest is home to black bear, wolf, moose and Sitka blacktail deer.  


A View of our Retreats’ Home Base:

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All Inside Passages trips operate under Special Use Permit, USDA Forest Service, Tongass National Forest.