Santa Catalina Island, California

The beautiful Trans Catalina Trail is a gorgeous hike and one of the best backpacking trips for beginners.  It will be perfect for a backpacking and yoga retreat! It’s a 45-mile, 4-day hike across the island with tent camping spots on gorgeous beaches!
This trip is for you if you want to go on a backpacking yoga retreat with a supportive group of people and a healthy, alcohol-free vibe. Challenge yourself and make new friends! If you’re worried about your fitness and being prepared for this hike, please email info@biggerlifeadventures to get our tips and a training plan!



  • Distance: About 45 miles
  • Total elevation gain/loss: 9600′
  • Days of hiking: 4
  • Day 1: Ferry to Avalon, hike Avalon to Black Jack – 13 miles
  • Day 2: Black Jack to Little Harbor – 9 miles
  • Day 3: Little Harbor to Parson’s Landing- 13 miles
  • Day 4: Parson’s Landing to Two Harbors – 7 miles
  • Day 5: Ferry back to San Pedro

Ferry tickets to and from Catalina Island
Most meals, plant-based
Coffee, tea, and water
Group warm ups every morning
Daily deep stretch yoga and meditation after hiking each evening
Gear haul so you will only have to carry a daypack between campsites
Not included:
Tent, backpack, gear
Hiking snacks
2 lunches aren’t included. These can be purchased at the Airport Cafe and a cafe in Two Harbors along the way.

I LOVED this retreat ! The Catalina 9 ! The perfect mixture of challenge, acceptance, healthy food, yoga, adventure and a combination of experiences to replenish my body, mind and spirit !

-Linda, 2023

$950 per person
Reserve your spot with a $333 deposit today! You remaining balance will be due in 2 payments, one by Feb 1, 2024, and the second by March 1, 2024.

Flying into LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is the easiest and most economical option. We recommend flying in the night before then spending the night in Long Beach or nearby. In the morning you can Uber to Catalina Express San Pedro to meet us in time for the ferry.

Travel booking option:

Since I get a lot of requests for assistance anyway, I decided to offer a new flight booking service for all my retreat guests and friends!

You provide me with your desired travel dates and airports and I will find you the cheapest, best flights possible and book them for you, no extra charge. 

I’m a pretty good “travel hacker” thanks to years of experience. We can do this together via Zoom to confirm everything or I’ll make sure to triple check everything with you before booking!

This benefits YOU if online flight searching stresses you out or you just don’t find it fun.

Full disclosure, it benefits Zach and I because I book most of our travel using our credit card points. We have a lot of travel planned this year so we need as many points as possible. You’ll reimburse me and I’ll get the frequent flyer miles to fund my own travel habit, haha.

Could be a win win for all of us?

Let me know if you would like my help with this. I know booking a long journey with multiple connections can be a little bit annoying. But there are also ways to make it more enjoyable — 1 day layover in Tokyo, anyone? For the best prices, you’ll want to book these flights at least 4-6 months before we leave. Reach out when you’re ready if you want my help.


Since all retreat deposits and payments are used to secure venues, activities, and supplies, and since canceled spots require extra time and energy to re-fill, all deposits and payments are non refundable. In emergency situations, you may or may not be offered a credit for a future retreat or event, based on the decision of our team. Cancellations due to fear of travel are not transferable or refundable. Cancellations less than 1 month before your retreat are not refundable or transferable. We recommend travel insurance to protect your investment in the event you must cancel.