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Yoga. Travel. Recovery. Adventure!

We create transformational yoga and adventure experiences to inspire individual healing and cultivate deep connections to self, others, and the world. Everyone is recovering from something! We strive to make our retreats sustainable and accessible by offering scholarships to those in recovery with financial need.

"Yoga is not just a workout; it's a work-in." -Rolf Gates

Yoga is far more than just the poses, it is a spiritual path that can guide us in recovery and in every aspect of our lives!

Joshua Tree Desert Yoga Campout

October 17-21, 2024
Yoga retreat campout in the Joshua Tree desert featuring daily yoga and meditation, rock climbing, plant-based food, and more! Half full already!

6 or 11-Day Pyramid Tours of Yucatán, Mexico!

January 23-28, or February 4-14, 2025
Travel with us on the all-electric Tren Maya! Enjoy local foods, ancient Mayan pyramids & archaeological sites, and swim in amazing underground cenotes!

Doors to the Wild Self: Monteverde, Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

March 9-15 or 17-23, 2025
Join us in the magical cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica for a life-changing experience of yoga, tree climbing, adventure, and self care!

Thailand Yoga, Nature & Adventure Retreat

November 2-9, 2025
Join us for a rejuvenating week-long yoga retreat near Chiang Mai, Thailand. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area while experiencing the Thai lantern festival, Elephant Nature Park, waterfalls, and more!

Upcoming Adventures

Transformational yoga and adventure experiences to inspire individual healing!

Yoga retreats and adventures for deep healing...

Because everyone is recovering from something!

Our yoga retreats and adventure tours are designed with recovery in mind. We are both in long term recovery from addiction, and proud of it. It doesn’t stop there though.
Everyone is recovering from something, whether it’s trauma, substance use, heartbreak, stress, diet culture, or just the disconnection of everyday life in our high-tech, capitalistic world.

If you want to keep up with us and what we are offering, check out our blog or sign up for our newsletter:

So, how can we heal and reconnect to what matters?

  • New adventures

    When you get the opportunity to go somewhere new, get outside your comfort zone, and create community with people you’ve never met before, that brings deep healing.

  • Nature

    When you learn to live with more connection to nature, that brings deep healing.

  • Community

    When you get to leave your labels and baggage at home and meet a whole new group of people who have embarked on a similar journey, that brings deep healing.

  • Yoga

    Yoga teaches us to reconnect to the divine within us and stay present with each breath, movement, and moment.

Who benefits the most from our retreats?

  • People already on the path of recovery or healing who know a retreat like this can help unlock more joy and fulfillment on their journey. You don’t have to be sober; you can be in recovery from anything.

  • People in pursuit of authentic, adventurous, like-minded community.

  • People who are sober-curious, yoga-curious, or just ready to explore a more connected way of living!

  • Yoga retreats provide vital opportunities for digital detox and intention setting. We want our yoga retreats to be accessible to everyone regardless of finances, so we also offer recovery scholarships. Please apply!


Carrie and Zach are a wonderful team. I loved everything about the retreat! The yoga and meditation program were perfect for all levels and provided many useful tools for my home practice. The food was delicious and always an exciting part of our days. They provide a comfortable, open space to be vulnerable and grow! I have already booked another adventure with Carrie and Zach! I wish I had found them sooner!

Misti, Joshua Tree 2020

What a fabulous experience – beautiful space, lovely people, and I did something I was so afraid to do and it was quite amazing – thanks Carrie and Zach for making such a magical place!

Marci, Breathwork & Cold Immersion Workshop

The best view comes after the hardest climb 🧗‍♀️ what an amazing weekend filled with some beautiful, unique personalities. I had so much fun meeting all of you. From all the stories, the amazing vegan food, laughs to happy tears, forever travel buddies. Grateful for everyone this weekend. Huge shoutout @biggerlifeadventures for testing our fears, and creating healthy fears and habits, learning new mantras and meditations. Carrie, you are one of the best hosts. I’ll see you in the future again. Love you all ✨💕⛰

Sammy, Arizona 2021 and Colorado 2022

Carrie and Zach are perfectly in sync with their purpose and it shows. They both create the ultimate safe space for healing, creation and connection. Whether you come for Zach’s food (THE BEST) Carries awesome asana, mindful meditations, art projects, ancient lectures, hiking, meeting new friends & sangha, discovering new places around the world or within yourself, amongst many other fun things, you will without a doubt leave a different person even if you hadn’t intended to. These retreats are worth so much more than what you pay for them. Their retreats have something for everyone and I am very excited to make these retreats with my soul fam a yearly if not twice yearly must do. Thank you Carrie and Zach for all that you make possible for all of us. So much love!!

Jess, Joshua Tree 2022

The retreat in Costa Rica has the highest of recommendations I could ever give!! The entire week offered so much challenge, connection, adventure, restoration, rejuvenation, joy, laughs, insight, knowledge, awareness, jungle sounds, delicious meals, consistent practice, relaxation, and (insert at least 101 more wonderful adjectives here)! On every level, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, I grew and became a better version of myself! A group that started as friendly strangers completely transformed into an intimate and comfortable family by the end of the week! There was true magic, power and energy flow like I’ve never been apart of, and, if I may be so bold to say, EVERYONE was completely filled and changed in their own beautiful way! No one was even close to being ready to leave and didn’t want the jungle retreat to end! Of course, for anyone who knows Mr Zach (the baddest chef east of the Mississippi) and Sensei Carrie (the baddest yoga instructor I’ve ever known), they are such a beautiful and inspiring duo who offer their whole selves to the retreat and to everyone’s experience! They truly care about everyone and it shows in their personalized approach in how they communicate, educate, serve and enlighten their audience! They make the yoga practice (beyond just the physical movements) a beautiful journey that is so worth becoming intimate with! In a non-pressure, come-as-you-are way, you are treated with all the love and respect! I continue to reflect back on that week and know it will be one of my life’s highlights! Lifelong connection to the Sanctuary and to the people who I met, made a super great experience into a mesmerizing and awestruck one! Why you haven’t booked this retreat is beyond me! Do your heart, mind, body and spirit a solid by signing up for this impossible-to-regret experience!

Jamo, Costa Rica 2022

This reel and song just sums it all up so well and brings happy tears to our eyes! Our two Thailand retreats at the end of 2024 were incredibly special. It is our greatest JOY and such a privilege to help our yogis feel at home in the world. And also to help people discover the wonder and magic of SOBER TRAVEL. ✈️🐒🌴🍛🕉️🌈

We truly manifested this retreat happening after talking up THAILAND to all our frequent guests and friends for so many years. The fact that you all trusted us to take you across the world is an HONOR. 

Next Thailand Yoga, Culture, & Nature Retreat will happen during the lantern festival, Loy Krathong, November 2-9, 2025! (Hint hint to all you far-in-advance planners and savers out there!)

But there are lots of great retreats you can join before that too - Mexico, Catalina (1 spot left!) New Hampshire, Joshua Tree, or Guatemala (4 spots left)!

Thank you @_astrid_alvarez_ for this beautiful reel and for always being one of our biggest supporters. 💚

Bigger Life Adventures takes on Thailand!!!!!🙏💛🙌
This by far has been the most epic retreat yet!!! 
Oh how I miss the people, the spirituality, the way of life, all of it!!!💚🕉️🧘‍♀️
Traveling through Thailand has opened up so much in me, and has given me an opportunity to take a look at how I want to be in this world. How I want to show up, how I want to live my life. 
Thank you again BiggerLifeAdventures for hosting another outstanding
yoga/adventure retreat and for creating a safe space for people to learn, heal, and grow… so much love and gratitude for you both🫶
#yogaretreat #yogaadventureretreats #soberretreat #Thailand #somanybuddhas #somuchlove
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