The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and it’s time for some autumn adventures! We offer a variety of outdoor activities to help you immerse in nature and make the most of this beautiful season. Check out all the cool events in our newsletter and make plans to join us for one more adventure before we wind down for winter. If you’re already looking to 2024, be sure to check out our international retreat in Panama. It’s going to be epic and we would love to have you join us!
With love and gratitude,
Sunshine + Michelle, founders of Outshine Adventures + Yoga
International Women’s Retreat
March 16-24, 2024
Picture yourself here in March of 2024! March is the perfect time of year to escape the winter weather and relax in a warm coastal paradise before the rush of Spring. We only have a few spots left for the Yoga + Adventure Retreat at the luxurious Sansara Resort in Panama! This 7 day / 6 night all inclusive retreat promises adventure, relaxation and connection with nature! It’s an experience that will feed all your senses while nurturing your mind, body and soul. Click below to learn more and complete the interest form here. Sorry fellas, this one is just for the ladies to offer a sacred space for healing.
Fall Forest Bathing
November 5 & 12 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM
November 16 | 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM
We’ve partnered with Anna McCurdy, a Certified Forest Therapy Guide to offer Forest Bathing Experiences this fall. She will lead you through an intentional and mindful experience where you will interact with the natural world in a whole new way. While most of our time in nature is enjoyable, these experiences offer a host of lasting physical and mental health benefits and is different than your average hike. Click below to learn more about the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing and then sign up for an experience.
National Take a Hike Day – Community Hike at Lula Lake
November 17 | 2:00 PM
Lula Lake to offer a 6-mile community hike on their beautiful property for National Take a Hike Day. This donation based event is an opportunity to experience Lula Lake without the crowds + learn about the newly opened River to Clouds Route. Proceeds benefit Lula’s mission + conservation efforts. The hike is rated intermediate and moderately strenuous and will last about 3 hours, showing the best of Lula Lake’s core preserve – including the waterfall.
Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Clinic
November 12 | 8:30 AM
Whether you’re new to mountain biking or been riding for years, there’s always something new to learn and ways to improve your riding technique. Learn fundamental skills in a small group setting from a Level 1 PMBIA Certified Instructor. Perfect for beginners and intermediate riders who want to improve their riding ability and be more efficient. This women’s only clinic offers a supportive and encouraging space for women to learn new skills.
Full Moon Hike
November 26 | 5:00 PM
Harness the energizing power of the full moon during this guided hike with Outshine Adventures. We’ll explore the trails at Stringer’s Ridge Park at sunset and under the rising full moon. This 3-mile, leisurely paced hike will lead up to an overlook to get the best view of the full moon rising over the Scenic city’s nighttime skyline. No prior experience necessary to participate. Open to beginners and intermediate hikers.
Come & Go: Heal & Flow Winter Retreat
Escape the chaos of the holiday season and embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation at the “Come & Go – Heal and Flow Winter Retreat.” Hosted by Outshine Yoga and Clover Occasions, this weekend retreat promises to be a transformative experience for your mind, body, and soul so you can experience the gift of presence this holiday season. Join us December 2 – 3 at The Historic for a weekend of yoga, dancing, singing, tarot, astrology, numerology, and more! Tickets on sale now.
Winter Hike Challenge
Starts December 21 | Ends March 19
Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back our winter hike challenge in December. The challenge, if you choose to accept it, invites you to join us on a winter adventure to hike 90 miles over the course of 90 days. The purpose is to reap the health benefits of remaining active and connecting with nature through the winter months. The other benefits include connection with community through guided hikes and online plus rewards to motivate you like Outshine swag, planting a tree in your honor upon completion and more. This is where we need you help.
We’re still sorting out our rewards and tier levels and would love your feedback. Take a moment to fill out this survey and give us your thoughts, especially if you participated last year and would like to see some changes or other reward options. If you already have a t-shirt and/or hoodie, we’re talking to you! 🙂
Guided Bike Tours
As we shift into November and cooler temps, it’s a great time to get out and ride a bike! Discover hidden gems and iconic landmarks on our guided Chattanooga bike tours. From paved pathways through the heart of downtown to dirt trails on mountain tops, we offer a variety of unforgettable biking experiences and can help you take your riding to the next level with our mountain bike clinics and private lessons. We’re hosting a women’s mountain bike skills clinic on November 12.
It’s officially hoodie season and we have some super soft fleece hoodies with our logo in stock! If you’re looking for a unique gift idea this holiday season and want to support a small local business, consider grabbing some merch from our little shop or purchasing a gift certificate for a loved one to go on an adventure with us!
Winter Road Trips are Calling!
We invite you to adventure differently by renting Outshine, the solar powered adventure van for your next vancation. This custom built Vandoit van is ready for adventure and winter road trips with a built in furnace! Need a passenger van to get the whole family home for the holidays? We can convert Outshine into a 10 passenger van with a TV and fridge to keep the whole family entertained. In campervan mode, the van can sleep + seat four and comes with everything you need to travel in comfort. Curious about vanlife but don’t know where to roam? We offer custom travel itineraries and can even set you up at a local campground to make your first camping/glamping experience as comfy and hassle free as possible.