• 11 - 17 Sep 2022
  • Kanab, UT, USA

Resilience in the American West

Reunite mind, body, and spirit by connecting with like-minded individuals and hiking stunning vistas in the American Southwest. This retreat will deepen your understanding about life transitions and help provide direction through an inspiring walk in the beauty of stunning vistas.

Reunite mind, body, and spirit by connecting with like-minded individuals and hiking stunning vistas in the American Southwest. This retreat is a time to reconnect with your inner needs and develop resilience techniques to bounce forward when faced with challenges. This trip will deepen your understanding about life transitions and help provide direction through an inspiring walk in the beauty of stunning vistas.

During this adventure, expert facilitators will provide daily inspirational sessions inspired by the Center for Courage & Renewal and Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ programs, as well as research from other thought leaders in burnout prevention and resilience. During the process we explore the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The sessions will be interactive, fun, and insightful. We’ll work hard, be challenged, and leave feeling ready to take on new challenges.

We begin each day with an early morning educational sessions followed by a hearty breakfast before the day’s hiking adventure unfolds. We walk beautiful trails through Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon, as well as, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Powell. We will be accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable guides who will fill our days with a soulful blend of scenic hiking, educational insights, and wonderful food.

In the early evening we will have the opportunity to meet for a social hour and daily debriefing as we rejuvenate our mind, soul and trekking legs before enjoying lovely dinners. Each day will be topped off with a discussion on resilience and how to reawaken joy, meaning and purpose in your life. No matter what your level of fitness or resilience experience you are welcome on this active holiday.

Las Vegas is the closest major city to the awe inspiring National Parks we’re seeking and departing from the city that never sleeps presents a contrasting experience that will make our hikes and reflection time so much more gratifying.

Travelers may arrive in Las Vegas anytime on Sunday, Sept 11 as we will depart early morning, Monday, Sept 12.

Tentative Daily Schedule

7:00- 9:30 am – Breakfast at the hotel with reflection/resilience lesson

9:30 am – Travels and National Park adventures

12:00 pm – Lunch Stop

1:00 pm – More breathtaking adventures

5:00 pm – Return to Hotel/Relaxation/Personal Reflection

6:30pm – Social hour, Resilience topic discussion, Group dinner

Our time developing resilience will be through the use of quiet reflection, lectures, journaling, daily group reflections, book reads, and using our experiences and the paths we hike as daily metaphors to develop gratitude, hope, awe, and joy.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Las Vegas 

Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options. It’s Main Street and focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to themed hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower. We’re leaving it all behind for a little solitude, self-reflection and breathtaking scenery.

Day 2 – Meet and Travel to Kanab, UT (depart from Las Vegas at 8:00 a.m.)

We will meet for breakfast at 8am, introductions and an overview of the week.  We will then travel to our hotel in Kanab, UT.  We will spend much of the afternoon in the educational aspect of our retreat.  Breakfast included.

Day 3 – Zion National Park 

On our second day at Zion, some may choose to walk up the Narrows today to see amazing views.  Don’t have equipment to walk up the River?  No worries as you can rent equipment for the hike at the park.  Others will enjoy a more leisurely hike on Watchman Trail. We’ll meet for lunch and then head up to Weeping Rock Trail and Riverside Walk. Breakfast included.

Day 4 – Bryce Canyon 

Bryce Canyon National Park is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path, our first venture of the day. After lunch, we’ll hike Peekaboo-Queens Garden Loop and The Hat Shop. Breakfast included.

Day 5 – Grand Canyon 

We’ll enjoy classic North Rim views from Grand Canyon Lodge, and then walk the paved trail out to Bright Angel Point for dramatic views of Roaring Springs and Bright Angel Canyons. Some may choose to spend the entire day hiking more aggressive trails while others may simply sit in solitude and serenity and fall in love with the landscape. Breakfast included.

Day 6 – Lake Powell 

Lake Powell is part of the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation area. With 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine, warm water, perfect weather and some of the most spectacular scenery in the west. We’ll explore opportunities to get on the water and view the Glen Canyon Dam. If your dream is to find a place to perch along the shore and reflect for a few hours, this is a great place to do that. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 7 – Arrive back in Las Vegas by noon.

Some travelers may choose to fly home later in the day while others may want to spend the weekend in Las Vegas. To continue your quest for personal reflection, consider spending the weekend at one of the Lake Las Vegas Resorts near Henderson, just 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, but worlds away from an ordinary Las Vegas experience. Breakfast included.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOM = $2,199 per person
Double Occupancy — I will have a roommate

Single Occupancy: One person in a single occupancy room

We can also hold a spot for you with a $500 deposit. Please email corey@bouncetravels.com if you would like us to reserve a spot for you. Complete payment is due by September 1, 2022.

  • Transportation from hotel in Las Vegas by comfy, relaxing passenger van
  • 1 night lodging in Las Vegas
  • 5 nights lodging in Kanab, Utah
  • Full day of scenic boating on Lake Powell
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Snacks for the daily drive
  • Snacks and beverages for the day of boating
  • Daily park entrance fees
  • Facilitation of resilience topics and book club
  • 19 CME/CEUs for healthcare professionals
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Ground transportation to your hotel in Las Vegas
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Additional excursions or tours you choose
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellations prior to September 1, 2022 are subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Nonrefundable on or after September 1, 2022.


If Bounce Travels cancels the trip due to Covid 19, you have your choice of a refund (minus $500 nonrefundable) Or using your entire balance towards another Bounce Travels trip through 2023.

This itinerary may change slightly due to accommodation availability, rain, festivals and spontaneous side trips. This is not an endurance race, nor a competition. Please be respectful of all the different paces and walks of life that come together on this group trip.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Innovations in Resilience. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Corey Martin  |  email: corey@bouncetravels.com


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