Let's get outside, be in community, and have fun together! Wapato Island, aka Sauvie Island, has beautiful landscape - grass lands, lakes, rivers, oak trees, and more that is home to beavers, all kinds of birds, and other gorgeous animals. Enjoy a beautiful 2.8 mile loop along the tranquil Oak Island Trail. We will stop to sit by the water and enjoy the view while we rest and snack on the delicious trail-side blackberries. Bring your own packed food and water to keep your energy going!
After the hike, we will head out to Wapato Island Farm to enjoy a yoga practice and meditation under the shade of a tent in the middle of a retired flax field. We will be done around 12 or 1. There are lots of ways to continue your outdoor adventure on the island, like picking fruits at a farm or heading out to the beach. Or, if you have energy for more hiking, you could hop off the island onto Germantown Road and take a hike in Forest Park. Or, if you want to make the entire day a yoga retreat consider taking Ali Wesley's workshop at the Bhakti Yoga Movement Center later in the day: Strong Core, Mobile Center.
Date, Time, and Location
August 21st, 9am, meet at the Oak Island Trailhead
Permits are required at this trailhead. You can purchase them the morning-of at Cracker Barrel Grocery, 15005 NW Sauvie Island Rd, Portland, OR 97231
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Pay it forward! Consider buying a spot for someone else who couldn't otherwise afford it.
What to bring
layered clothing and sun protection
Water and food
yoga mat and any other props you'd like for the practice portion of the day
Zeyah (She/Her and They/Them) is an outdoor lover with an especially deep feeling of connection to Wapato Island. Zeyah is excited to host this day, weaving together community, nature, and healing practices. Zeyah spent many years practicing as a massage therapist a somatic psychotherapist and guiding folks in experiential anatomy and yoga practices. Zeyah is currently one of the co-stewards of the Bhakti Yoga Movement Center.