UTAH'S elemental adventure
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”
“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”
The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
Teacher & Retreat Coordinator
Abbé Ciulla is the yogi behind mightyogini.com and co-founder of The Adventure Awaits yoga immersion programs and retreats. She has been practicing holistic healing, bodybuilding and integrative nutrition for over a decade and has been nominated Best Yoga Teacher by Mercury Magazine.
With gratitude, Abbe leads a heart centered practice on and off the mat. Her days are filled sharing her signature “Vitality” yoga classes, as well as teacher trainings and biomechanics workshops. Her devoted students travel to practice with her on spiritually immersive yoga retreats all over the globe.
When Abbe isn’t teaching, trekking or balancing on her hands, she spends her days working at family owned garden center where she is surrounded by nature and motivated by growth and transformation. Drawing on her love for the natural world, her devotion of the practice and her wanderess soul she now travels that passion across the world to teach amongst nature’s wild canvas.
Abbé majored in fine arts and philosophy during her undergraduate studies at UMass, received her formal yoga training training from Patti Doyle of Innerlight and Lori Pagliaroni of Thames Street Yoga. She has since expanded her study with NASM, IIN, and has spent countless hours with great gurus such as Shiva Rea, Alison West, Tom Meyers and many more. She is currently completing her 500 hour with Radiantly Alive.
Certified E-RYT, CPT, CSN
As a dedicated student and teacher of the flow and a devoted wanderer, Abbé offers to you an empowering yoga experience.
Abbe’s classes are her own deeply researched, biomechanic blend of Vinyasa, Budokon (think hatha infused martial arts) and restorative. Sprinkle on a little plyometrics and pranayama and you have a revitalizing yinyasa-esque experience. Ideal for the curious student, Abbe’s informative teaching style will enlighten you of the whys and hows of the practice and encourage you to dive deeper by cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the human body and spirit.
Abbe classes are specifically designed to take you deeper into your practice, to peel away the layers of doubt and self-limiting behavior. Her classes inspire strength, growth and presence, all the while fostering a joyful environment where students can playfully discover their evolutionary edge. With Abbe you will explore the universal concepts of alignment and effort in the body- the big ideas of how to move better, practice confidently and live consciously.
Expect to flow, move, dance, laugh and most importantly, dive deeply into yourself. Abbe’s life is built around growth, and that is what she will inspire in you.
Teacher & Ambassador
Meet Erin, teacher, mentor, reiki master and owner of beautiful Solshine Yoga Studio in New Bedford Massachusetts.
Erin earned her 200 hour RYT under the instruction of Tiffany Cruikshank through Yoga Medicine, where she received an anatomically based training and understanding of the body from both an Eastern and Western perspective. Her passion for teaching is mirrored by her love of learning. She is currently pursuing her education to become a 500 hour advanced yoga teacher and therapeutic specialist. Her path and passion for holistic health led Erin to become a Reiki practitioner in 2013 and later a Reiki Master Teacher in 2018. She believes that Reiki is a beautiful compliment to yoga in that it increases connectivity, health and peace.
As a lifelong athlete and lover of physical motion, Erin became captivated by the practice of yoga for the sense of focus, strength and balance it provides. She began teaching yoga to family and friends who participate in high intensity workouts. Not only is she formally trained and practiced in the discipline of yoga, she can also easily relate to the array of physical rigors we all undergo each day. Erin uses that understanding and expertise to enable fellow participants to achieve their goals, master their technique, and find greater meaning. Her instruction is accessible to any individual looking to enrich their lives through the practice of yoga. Erin believes yoga has endless information for us to gain: from self-awareness to helping people understand each other, and our relationship to the universe.
The yoga lifestyle supports her as a mental health provider and professional, where she serves the community by teaching and supporting children, most of whom have been in particularly distressing situations. Erin believes it is an honor to be able to teach yoga, promote holistic health, and to serve her community and communities around the world through travel and Seva.
Teaching Assistant & Photographer
A nature enthusiast and certified yoga instructor with degrees in both design and photography. Andrew's love for nature has transformed into a flourishing career. He works as a grower and cultivator at Rhode Island's largest retail nursery and nows travels that passion across the country and world to photograph, teach and practice amongst nature's amazing wild canvas.
Andrew began his yoga journey back in 2014 to help combat low back pain and connect himself to his body. Yoga provided so much more than a physical outlet for him as he began to explore and practice the deeply transformative mindful techniques.
Andrew completed him yoga teacher training with Abbe at the Ojas Yoga School in Tiverton RI.
Certified 200Hr with Yoga Alliance
“The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself.”
Delicious, organic and locally sourced breakfast & dinner is served every night through Sweetwater Kitchen, a fully organic, farm-to-table restaurant that sits right on the property. Chef Arballo’s core quest: “To be in touch with every ingredient on the plate.”
All meat, eggs and poultry is organic and pasture raised and from the local farms Sweetwater Kitchen offers a full liquor and wine menu (alcohol not included).
Cuisine is influenced by Southwestern traditions, neo-American flavors and some international fare. Sweetwater Kitchen also caters to all kinds of dietary restrictions and they will accommodate any need of their guests.
Located in Utah's scenic red rock canyon country overlooking Escalante’s Grand Staircase and Capitol Reef- both home to some of the world’s best and most scenic hiking trails without the mess of crowds. The hiking and outdoor activity opportunities are absolutely endless.
There is so much to see in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. You won't find a more scenic, rugged and remote place to hike. The Paria River and its tributaries have carved out buttes, mesas and canyons including one of the worlds longest slot canyons, Buckskin Gulch.
BOULDER MOUNTAIN GUEST RANCH
Magic lives here. Nestled one mile from the illuminated Painted Desert of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and two miles below the abundant aspen and pine tree forested peaks of Boulder Mountain, is the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch (BMGR). The Ranch is located right off the beautiful scenic Hwy 12 and sits on 173 acres.
A short drive up from the Ranch will lead you to the hidden mountain paradise of Dixie National Forest. A true green emerald, placed in the middle of a red-rock paradise, would be a fair description. The mountain’s close proximity to the stunning sandstone deserts below display the stark contrast of nature’s diversity and can be seen in very few other places on Earth.
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain.”
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not yet lived.”
-Henry David Thoreau