• Sunrise Tai Chi and Kayaking

    6:30 - 8:30 AM

     With a brain-oriented holistic approach to health, Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi training improves flexibility and strength, gives tools for living mindfully and how to create a more balanced and holistic lifestyle. Our gentle exercises are suitable for all ages and body types! In the 45 minute demonstration, you'll experience light stretching for increased flexibility, strength, improved circulation and alignment. We'll work on breathing exercises that include deep breathing to relax your body and clear your mind. Then we'll do Tai Chi postures  to learn to shift your focus away from your busy day and in the present moment.  

    A one-hour guided paddling excursion will follow the Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi practice. It's the perfect time to appreciate moving freely and feeling your balance atop the water following the grounding Body & Brain session.

    The Tai Chi aspect is a mixture of Tai Chi and KiGong:

    Tai Chi is an Asian martial art practiced for many reasons including defense training, its health benefits such as balance and core strengthening. The chi in Tai Chi means qi or ki, “life energy.” The concept of Tai Chi appears in Taoist philosophy, where it represents the fusion of Ying and Yang into a single ultimate.

    Ki gong is a powerful system of healing and energy medicine from Asia. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy, Ki. Ki is the animating power that flows through all living things. Gong is translated as cultivation or work, and definitions include practice, skill, mastery, and achievement. The two words are combined to describe systems to cultivate and balance life energy.

  • Amalfi Coast Kayak Adventure

    8 Days, 7 Nights

    Ahhh...Amalfi.  Italian hospitality, fabulous cuisine, grapes and wine. Add to it azure blue seas, fabulous and rugged coastlines, the magic of Capri, and a classical Roman landscape, and you are beginning to feel the heartbeat of our newest sea kayaking adventure. Already been to Crete and Corfu on our classics? Please join us  in "La Dolce Vita" Amalfi style.

  • Bahamas Kayak Adventure

    8 days, 7 nights

    Find your slice of Bahamian paradise in the serene Exuma Islands. Remote beaches and the shimmering, turquoise Caribbean await you along this less-traveled region of the Bahamas. Far away from bustling Nassau, here you’ll find a more relaxed pace and beautiful islands to explore by kayak. This trip is for those who want the tropical paradise without the crowds.

  • Bahamas Kayak Camping Adventure

    8 days, 7 nights

    The Exuma Cays are an island-hopper’s dream. These tiny islands almost seem like they’re made for kayak camping. They have beautiful beaches and the shallow depth of the surrounding waters keeps boat traffic to a bare minimum. Out here you can find your secluded island paradise and let the Caribbean waves be the soundtrack to your beach campfire.

  • US Virgin Islands Kayak Adventure

    8 days, 7 nights

    When it comes to adventure on the sea and relaxation in postcard quality scenery, the US Virgin Islands have it all: the remote bays and beaches that kayakers dream of, panoramic blufftop views of the dazzling Caribbean, bustling beach bar hotspots, quiet corners of absolute serenity and some of the best snorkeling and dive sites in the Northern Hemisphere. 

  • School's Out Adventures

    Experts at PolarExplorers and The Northwest Passage will lead activities including wilderness travel, outdoor cooking, and shelter building in the Skokie Lagoons. All activities will be held outdoors. Outdoor conditions and weather are considered in the selection of activities. Example activities include snowshoe building, snowshoeing, fire building, dutch oven cooking, navigation, and scavenger hunts. Ages: 10-14

  • After School Adventures

    After School Adventures with The Northwest Passage is a unique outdoor education program that expands personal horizons. Explore local natural spaces by kayak, SUP, and hiking. Participants will gain confidence and skills that open the door to a lifetime of outdoor sports enjoyment and ecological appreciation and stewardship. Ages: 10-14