We had the good fortune of connecting with Carrie Hoffman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Carrie, what makes you most proud of the business you’ve built?
Hearing our retreat guests and students express gratitude and tell us they’ve learned something life-changing or valuable from us!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I run Bigger Life Adventures, which is a yoga and adventure retreat company dedicated to creating authentic, spiritual, and off-grid retreat experiences for groups and individuals. My husband and I also co-own a camping retreat property in Northern Arizona, near the Grand Canyon. There have definitely been lots of lessons and trial and error along the way! We’ve learned that you can’t just sell retreats online. In-person connections go a long way, so actually getting established as a yoga teacher in one place has been invaluable! Building our retreat center, Grand Canyon Glamping, has definitely been a huge challenge. We started with 10 acres of hilly land that had never been built on. Everything is a challenge here in this high-altitude, dry climate. We’ve definitely worked our butts off building everything from scratch but the response has been so worth it!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I lived in Ocean Beach for 5 years and I still miss it so much! I’d love showing anyone around my favorite neighborhood in San Diego! We’d walk to the pier, to Sunset Cliffs, and stroll Newport Ave!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would definitely like to give shoutouts to my yoga teachers and mentors who helped me get started on this path – Lara Baumann Drummond, the founder of Quantum Yoga, and Roanna Doleman and Georgina Smith! Plus of course my husband Zachary Minnich who does all the crazy legwork behind things like making our dream of building an off-grid retreat center a reality! And he cooks me amazing vegan food all the time.

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