OPERATION HIMALAYAN PASSAGE 2024

Conquer the Ultimate Challenge:
A Life-Changing Expedition for Heroes in the Nepal Himalayas!

 Unleash Your Warrior Spirit, Embrace the Thrill, and Rediscover Your True Strength in the Himalayas

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Ignite Your Potential

Embark on an Epic Adventure in Nepal to Conquer Stress and Optimize Decision Making

Unlock your potential, conquer stress and make powerful choices on the journey to personal mastery. Ignite your passion, ignite your purpose, and ignite your potential for a life of extraordinary success. 

I’m Ready Now

There's a big problem in our Military and First Responder Community

Actually, three big problems:

Problem #1:

"Suck it up and Drive On" Mentality. Military and First Responder culture has taught us to ignore physical pain and stress. This mentality can be a temporary necessity for critical missions, but it cannot be a lifestyle.

Problem #2

The lifestyle associated with our careers has left us physically and mentally depleted, in physical and emotional pain and feeling like there's no way out of this cycle. We accept that this the reality life has presented with no options for change.

Problem #3

We are encouraged to "To get help" but we aren't told what that means, and how it will affect our careers. The prevailing prejudice surrounding mental health instills within us a sense of self-blame, as if we ourselves are the root cause of the issue.

Does this sound like you? 

  • Your career has taken over your life¬†-¬†the demanding nature of your¬†profession, the constant exposure to high stress situations, and the need to always be on call¬†is taking its toll.
  • You're feeling burned out¬†-¬†long hours, emotional strain, and physical demands are accumulating¬†and impacting your personal well-being and relationships.
  • You're struggling to find effective¬†methods to balance life, reduce stress and alleviate pain¬†- despite your best efforts, you have been unable to stick to any of the approaches you've tried so far.¬†

 

 

 

Life feels 

out of control

 

 

 

 

Here you add your client's frustrations

 

 

 

 

Guess what? You're not alone.

As an Air Assault helicopter pilot and in the Army for over 21 years, I know the life of a warrior firsthand. Fast-paced, full of adrenaline, always on the move. But I also know the toll it can take on your mind and body, and how it can affect every area of your life. It took its toll on me, too.

Burnout, stress, and chronic fatigue is real in our Military and First Responder professions and the stress accumulated through years of service will accumulate and affect every area of your life. I'm sure you already feel this.

I understand how overwhelming it feels when life is busy, chaotic, you're in physical pain, and it seems like there's no time to make the changes you need. You beat yourself up and take on unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with things you think you can't change.

 

It's not your fault

There's a better way

What if I tell you

there is a BETTER WAY?

Our careers have become lifestyles that are inherently linked to burnout and chronic stress. But it doesn't have to be this way. The truth is that these problems can be fixed, we just aren't taught how. 

We were never taught the science behind how physical and mental stress manifests in the body and mind.

You can accomplish the mission and have a successful career without feeling the need to "suck it up and drive on." This will happen through discovering your personal resilience method. 

You deserve to recover from physical and mental stress. You can learn how to stop the stress reaction cycle and damaging coping habits and create positive new ones.

YOU ARE NOT THE PROBLEM.

In a judgement free environment, we'll unpack what our careers have done to the body and develop a better understanding of the mind, body, awareness, practice, and develop your own positive habits to continue positive momentum throughout the rest of your life.

You can WIN THE WAR on stress, energize your life, and have an amazing adventure while you're at it!

WHAT IF YOU COULD... 

  • FIND BALANCE¬†
    Find the balance you want in life while excelling in your career.
  • IDENTIFY THE UNDERLYING CAUSES
    Address the three big problems in Military and First Responder culture and not let them affect you. 
  • BE EMPOWERED¬†
    Empower yourself to find the strength to control service-related stress.
  • DEVELOP AND GROW
    Cultivate your best life through a life-changing adventure.

You should know...     

01. Finding Balance

Discovering equilibrium in life is an ongoing journey. I'll help you tap into your inner warrior mindset and embark on the initial phase of recognizing aspects of your life that need some focus. I'll guide you in pinpointing those areas and devising a personalized plan tailored to your goals.

02. Tackling the Big Three Cultural Problems

I'll show you how "Suck it up and Drive On" mentality doesn't have to be your mantra! Together we will jump into the science behind the nervous system that drives us and others to fall into the traps where we feel stuck with no way out. What you'll learn can help yourself, and in turn can help others. Cultural change starts with us!

03. Empowerment

I'll guide you in empowering yourself to take control of stress and find inner strength. Together, we'll explore effective strategies and techniques to manage stress, allowing you to lead a more balanced and fulfilling life. Let's embark on this journey of self-empowerment and stress management together. 

04. Develop and Grow

By the time our journey concludes, you will possess the unwavering power and determination to lead a life that is both resilient and adaptable. You'll have the necessary tools and mindset to overcome any obstacles that come your way.

Unleash Your Potential
Embark on the Path to Success

I decided to create an adventure that allows you to take the first step into achieving the life you want. Like many of us, we recognize the three big problems with Military and First Responder culture, but we just aren't taught how to address them properly. I'm on a mission to empower you to find the strength to control service-related stress and cultivate your best life through a life-changing adventure.
 

ARE YOU READY?

Welcome to Your Immersive Adventure 

My Immersive Adventure (IA) method is very simple. IA is specifically designed for Military Veterans and First Responders and centered around finding solutions that are specific to our community. There are three main phases to the IA way of winning the war on stress and energizing your life while immersed in an amazing outdoor adventure.

#1 DISCOVER 


 In this phase, you will delve into the intricacies of stress, understanding your unique response patterns, and uncovering effective strategies to minimize its impact on your mental and physical well-being. 

#2 ACTION


During this phase, you will acquire the necessary tools and techniques to intervene in your stress response cycle effectively. 

#3 MOMENTUM


By the end of our journey together, you will have gained a profound understanding of yourself and others, enabling you to navigate relationships and situations with greater clarity and empathy. 

BUT THIS IS HOW IT REALLY WORKS

( Example Method text - You don't need all that complicated xxx... You only need to focus on 3 simple key values that will totally change your life... Example Belief text -  So, do not listen to all the clutter people spread around - just focus on these important beliefs)

#1 BELIEF / STEP 


 

You can... (have a healthier toned body despite your age).

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#2 BELIEF / STEP


 

 You can... (train your mind to create your own positive path ).

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#3 BELIEF / STEP 


 

 You already have what you need to... (change your lifestyle and achieve your goals ).

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YES! 

YOU CAN ACHIEVE
ALL YOUR GOALS.

You only need to follow the right method.

 

Phase 1 - DISCOVER

The first phase in the IA method of personal growth is DISCOVERY. This involves self-reflection and gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, your strengths, weaknesses, values, and aspirations. You take the time to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences to identify patterns and areas for improvement. This could include journaling, meditation, or seeking feedback from trusted individuals in your life. Through this process, you gain clarity about who you are and what you want to achieve.

Phase 2 - ACTION

Once you have discovered areas for personal growth, the next phase is to take ACTION. This involves setting specific goals and creating a plan to achieve them. We'll break down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks and create a timeline to hold yourself accountable. You'll be guided toward opportunities for learning and development. You'll also be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new experiences that will contribute to your personal growth. By taking consistent action towards your goals, you're able to make progress and see tangible results.

Phase 3 - MOMENTUM

The final phase in the IA method of personal growth is building MOMENTUM. Once you've started taking action, you strive to maintain a positive and proactive warrior mindset. You celebrate small wins along the way and use them as fuel to keep moving forward. You surround yourself with supportive and like-minded individuals who inspire and motivate you. You also regularly evaluate your progress and make adjustments to your plan if necessary. By maintaining momentum, you're able to sustain your personal growth journey and continue to evolve and improve over time.

My IA Method is based on 4 simple key values

1. 

 Self-awareness: The value of self-awareness is foundational to personal growth. By taking the time to reflect and gain a deeper understanding of oneself, individuals can identify their strengths, weaknesses, values, and aspirations. This self-awareness serves as a starting point for setting goals and taking action towards personal growth.

2. 

Proactivity: The value of proactivity emphasizes taking initiative and being proactive in one's personal growth journey. It involves actively seeking out opportunities for learning and development, rather than waiting for them to come to you. By being proactive, individuals can make progress and see tangible results in their personal growth.

3. 

Accountability: The value of accountability emphasizes taking responsibility for one's actions and holding oneself accountable to their goals and plans. By creating a timeline, breaking down goals into smaller tasks, and regularly evaluating progress, individuals can stay on track and ensure they are making consistent efforts towards their personal growth.

4. 

Resilience: The value of resilience is crucial in personal growth. It involves embracing challenges, setbacks, and failures as opportunities for learning and growth. By maintaining a positive mindset, celebrating small wins, and staying committed to the personal growth journey, individuals can bounce back from setbacks and continue to evolve and improve over time.

meet the dreamer
behind Blue Side Yoga


Why should you go on an adventure with me?

During my journey to Everest Base Camp in 2018, amidst a vast Himalayan alpine field at an elevation over 15,500 feet, an overwhelming sense of exhilaration washed over me. Years of relentless self-improvement and the fulfillment of my dream to see Mount Everest had finally converged, leaving me feeling truly extraordinary. It was in that transformative moment that a profound realization struck me - I wanted my fellow Military Veterans and First Responders to taste this same euphoria.

From that day onward, a new purpose was engraved within me, shaping the trajectory of my life. I resolved to embark on a new mission: to extend an invitation to other unsung heroes, offering them the chance to partake in the ultimate test of resilience and embark on a life-altering expedition through the majestic Nepal Himalayas.

 

Hello, lovely people...

      Hello, Warriors...

        let me introduce myself

let me introduce myself


_____ABOUT ME 

 I'm Sarah!

As a US Army Combat Veteran with over 21 years of service, I enlisted after 9/11 and became an Army Aviation Officer. I flew UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters, led platoons and companies, and held senior positions at the National Guard Bureau and Defense Contract Management Agency.

I also have over seven years of law enforcement experience, training officers in firearms, tactics, fitness, and first responder medical skills. As a Peer Support Specialist, I helped fellow officers cope with the aftermath of critical incidents.

Through my own struggles with physical pain, stress, and anxiety, I discovered the power of activities like trekking, yoga, and meditation. This led me to create Blue Side Yoga, an organization that takes Military Veterans and First Responders on life-changing adventures.

  Meet the team!

_____ABOUT Advanced Adventures Nepal

 Meet Keshav...

Our adventures would not happen without the amazing work of Keshav at Advanced Adventures Nepal. Blue Side Yoga and Advanced Adventures have paired together to bring you features you won't find on any other trekking experience. Read below to see why we find working with Advanced Adventures our perfect match.

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. Blue Side Yoga has partnered with Advanced Adventures - a professional Nepalese Mountain Guiding Company focused on safety. They are an active member of Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).

Tea Houses

Tea house to tea house trekking and freshly prepared hot meals - no tent camping, freeze- dried meals or MREs! Advanced Adventures finds the best run tea houses and supports the local
economy.

Guides

A professional English-speaking Nepalese mountain guide and porters are provided during the treks. All of our guides have more than 12 to 15 years of route experience.

 

Viable Travel

We are committed to responsible travel, environmental sustainability and supporting the non-profit organizations that make this world a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET'S
DO THIS!

Are you prepared to embark on an extraordinary journey that will not only be unforgettable but also life-changing?

 

 

 

  

LET'S
DIVE IN

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ADVENTURE IS CALLING

Advanced Adventures and Blue Side Yoga have joined forces to create THREE incredible experiences that will empower you to overcome stress and embrace a life full of fulfillment through transformative adventures. Which adventure is right for you?

EVEREST PANORAMA TREK

FEATURES 
  • Embark on an unforgettable trek through the Everest Himalayas, where you'll see the grandeur of Mount Everest.
  • Explore historic sites, immerse yourself in Nepali culture and discover the culture and traditions that have shaped this land.
  • Traditional tea house lodging where you can engage with locals and savor authentic cuisine.
  • Full access to our vibrant online Adventure Community:
    • Pre-Adventure Resources
    • Unleash the Warrior Within Course
    • Mountain Athlete Training Program
JOIN THE WAITLIST

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

FEATURES 

 

  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp - Nestled at the foot of¬†the world's 10th highest mountain!
  • Traverse Poon Hill on a breathtaking sunrise hike offering views of the world's highest peaks.
  • Cultural immersion in Nepali heritage with tea house lodging and cultural encounters along the trail.
  • Full access to our vibrant online Adventure Community:
    • Pre-Adventure Resources
    • Unleash the Warrior Within Course
    • Mountain Athlete Training Program
BONUSES 

  • Eco-friendly yoga mat
  • Adventure Duffle Bag
  • Personal Adventure Workbook
  • Exclusive Mala designed for our adventure
JOIN TEAM ANNAPURNA

NEPAL EXPERIENCE

FEATURES 
  • Explore Nepal on a tailor-made¬†adventure exclusively for Blue Side Yoga.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of Nepal during their annual Tihar Festival, a five-day celebration of lights.
  • Indulge in a variety of activities - river rafting, jungle excursion, see Mt. Everest by plane, and more!
  • Full access to our vibrant online Adventure Community:
    • Pre-Adventure Resources
    • Unleash the Warrior Within Course
    • Mountain Athlete Training Program
BONUSES 
  • Eco-friendly yoga mat
  • Adventure Duffle Bag
  • Personal Adventure Workbook
  • Exclusive Mala designed for our adventure
JOIN THE WAITLIST

_____MODULE 1 

 ONLINE Adventure Community

 

You will receive exclusive access to our online adventure community, where you can access pre-adventure resources such as planning checklists, videos, and preparation tips. We take you through every step of pre-planning process and will be there for you every step of the way. 

_____MODULE 2 

 Unleash the Warrior Within

 

You will receive our neuroscience-backed online course, Unleash the Warrior Within: Mastering the Mindset for Success offering a comprehensive exploration of stress, helping you understand your individual response patters and discover effective strategies to enhance your overall well-being.

_____MODULE 3 

 Mountain Athlete

 

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Himalayan adventure by getting in the best shape of your life. The Mountain Athlete series guides you through a 16-week workout plan specifically designed to enhance your trekking endurance, mobility and flexibility. With this comprehensive program, you will be fully prepared to embark on the trip of a lifetime and make the most out of every moment.

MODULE 1 

ONLINE

Adventure Community

  • Join an online community tailored to your specific adventure group.
  • Access planning checklists and videos for packing lists, flight tips, and insurance guidance.
  • Engage with fellow adventurers in a supportive online community.
  • Utilize an administrative pre-planning checklist and timeline to stay organized and prepared.
  • Gain access to exclusive resources and information to enhance your adventure experience.

MODULE 2 

UNLEASH THE

Warrior Within

  • Enjoy full access to our neuroscience-backed course "Unleash¬†the Warrior Within: Mastering Mindset for Success,¬†allowing you to explore its transformative content at your own pace.
  • Learn the art of mindful resilience, understanding how the brain processes stress and its profound impact on our decision-making abilities.¬†
  • Dive into the scientific foundations of the autonomic nervous system, unravelling the intricate workings of this vital system and its susceptibility to disruption caused by stress.
  • ¬†Identify and address the habitual reactions and pitfalls that hinder the healing of your nervous system, ultimately impacting your daily life, and discover strategies to restore and promote a fulfilling life.
  • Learn and engage in the practice of meditation and mindfulness techniques, honing your skills through practical application. Learn how to cultivate a calm and focused mind.

MODULE 3 

MOUNTAIN  ATHLETE

Workout Program

  • Get your body into peak condition, ensuring you are in the best shape possible for your extraordinary¬†adventure.¬†
  • You're guided through a meticulously crafted 16-week training regime, inspired by the rigorous demands of¬†mountain athletics. ¬†
  • Elevate your trekking skills, endurance, mobility, and flexibility.¬†
  • Your 16-week journey is broken down into distinct phases designed to progressively enhance your physical capabilities and prepare you for the Himalayas.
  • Your Mountain Athlete journey will push your limits and elevate your physical prowess to new heights.¬†

_____YOUR ADVENTURE FEATURES

 The Power of Nature

 The Nepal Himalayas possess an awe-inspiring aura that has the potential to heal even the deepest wounds. For Military Veterans and First Responders who have faced unimaginable challenges, this journey offers a transformative experience amidst nature's grandeur. The towering peaks, serene valleys, and cascading waterfalls create an environment that nurtures both physical and emotional well-being. As you traverse the rugged terrain, you will discover a profound sense of peace, allowing you to reconnect with yourself and find solace in the embrace of Mother Nature.

_____FORGING

 Unbreakable Bonds

In the Nepal Himalayas, you will join a community of like-minded individuals who share a common thread of service and sacrifice. Military Veterans and First Responders understand the importance of camaraderie, and this adventure provides a unique opportunity to forge unbreakable bonds with fellow adventurers. As you conquer challenging trails, face unpredictable weather, and overcome obstacles together, you will build a support network that extends far beyond the mountains. The shared experiences and mutual understanding will create lifelong friendships, offering a sense of belonging that only those who have served can truly comprehend.

_____GROWTH TO 

 Conquer New Heights

The Nepal Himalayas demand resilience, determination, and unwavering courage ‚Äď qualities that Military Veterans and First Responders possess in abundance. By venturing into this majestic landscape, you will push the boundaries of your physical and mental capabilities, unlocking a newfound strength within yourself. Scaling towering peaks, navigating treacherous paths, and immersing yourself in the local culture will test your limits and ignite a sense of accomplishment that is unparalleled. This adventure will empower you to conquer not only the mountains but also any obstacles that life may throw your way, fostering personal growth and resilience that will resonate long after you return home.

But wait... there's more!

Enjoy these bonuses once you arrive in the Himalayas

BONUS #1

Duffle Bag and Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat

As a token of our appreciation, we gift you a complimentary duffle bag. Crafted with utmost durability, these bags are built to withstand countless adventures through your lifetime. In our commitment to empowering local Nepali women, we proudly invest in their handcrafted, eco-friendly yoga mats. As a member of our Blue Side Yoga and Advanced Adventures family both of these are yours to treasure and keep!

 

 

BONUS #2

Adventure Workbook

Get fully immersed in. your adventure with your own workbook. This invaluable resource will serve as your daily itinerary. Within its pages you'll find comprehensive guide to our travel, offering insights and recommendations to enhance your experience. Additionally, this workbook provides a dedicated space for you to chronicle your trekking memories, allowing you to capture your favorite moments along the way. Create a lasting record of your extraordinary expedition!

BONUS #3

 Exclusive Mala

Blue Side Yoga has partnered with Mala for Vets, a compassionate Veteran-owned business, to bring you a one-of-a-kind mala designed exclusively for your journey. Your mala will serve as a tool to guide you towards inner peace and a deeper connection to yourself. Discover the art of using each bead to cultivate a sense of serenity, mindfulness, and meditation during your practice. Embrace this tool on your journey and let its energy envelop you in tranquility and self-discovery. 

Let's make sure this adventure is the right fit for you.

 

Of course there's the fine print we have to discuss before going on this type of adventure. Carefully read and understand these provisions before proceeding with your trip booking.

By booking this trip with Blue Side Yoga and Advanced Adventures Nepal, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by these terms. This is a contract between you and the services provided by Blue Side Yoga and Advanced Adventures Nepal.

 

 

Not 100% sure this is the right fit for you?

 

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We are so sure about the success of our product that we guarantee you a full refund of the amount if after one week you think is not for you. 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Wander the Mountains Without Worry...

We want to protect your life and your wallet on this adventure. That’s why Blue Side Yoga wants you to have the most robust travel protection for your adventure.

Blue Side Yoga is a Global Rescue Safe Travel Partner

Blue Side Yoga is committed to excellence in every aspect of your trip experience, especially when it comes to safety.

That’s why we are a Global Rescue Safe Travel Partner.

Global Rescue is an industry leader, providing medical and security advisory and evacuation services to travelers around the world. Global Rescue offers field rescue from the point of your injury or illness. With operations centers staffed 24/7/365 by experienced personnel, when you call Global Rescue you speak to a real person on the first call to get you the help you need.

Purchase a Global Rescue membership for your Himalayan adventure and travel with peace of mind.

Global Rescue also offers a travel protection plan that can include Cancel for Any Reason benefits, based on your home location. ‚Ästjust click the Global Rescue logo to learn more.

Not 100% sure this is the right fit for you?

 

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We are so sure about the success of our product that we guarantee you a full refund of the amount if after one week you think is not for you. 

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Do not waste any time!

‚Źį There are only 10 spots¬†available¬†per Team!¬†‚Źį

We intentionally keep the groups small so you can get the most out of your adventure. I want to make sure you have the individual attention you deserve to make this trip a success! Click on your adventure to see our in-depth itinerary and complete the booking process.Just like that, adventure is yours!


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The perfect time is now!

Team spaces are limited and selling out fast!

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Time is of the essence as team spaced are limited and selling out fast. Our adventures are high in demand and tend to sell out quickly. Act now to secure your spot and embark on the adventure of a life time.  


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Kind words from past Mountain Warriors

(Trail Names given from the trek are used for safeguarding privacy and identity)

"THE CULMINATION OF A DREAM"

‚ÄúSarah brought together our group from all over the country, the common thread being our military or first responder service. We meshed immediately; we knew we were going to have a great time.‚ÄĚ

- REI JOE, US ARMY


"EVERYONE NEEDS TO EXPERIENCE THIS TREK"

“This was one the most amazing cultural experience I've ever had. Sarah, Keshav and Giri made the trip easy and gave me the confidence that they had everything under control at all times. No-one could have done it as well as our Trek Leaders and Guide!

- SLICK RICK - US NAVY / LAW ENFORCEMENT

What people say about

my method:

 

 

I WILL NOT FORGET MY FIREST VIEW OF EVEREST..

Our group of trekkers enjoyed every minute, every step. We laughed together, we experienced the culture and the people. We went to great heights.

- ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OFFICER  

FAQ


Any Other Questions? Contact me

Let's get in touch and I'll help answer any other questions you have about your Himalayan Adventure. Just click below to send me an e-mail. 

Let's Talk

Let the mountains  become your sanctuary, your inspiration, and your catalyst for growth.

The Nepal Himalayas beckon Military Veterans and First Responders with their transformative power, the opportunity to forge lifelong connections, and the chance to conquer new heights. 

Embark on your extraordinary expedition to the majestic Nepal Himalayas, and find solace, rejuvenation, and unparalleled growth.

I can't wait to see you in the Himalayas!

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