When’s the last time you took a well-deserved break and intentionally unplugged yourself from work/family/friends/errands? While all people need to take a break to recharge, women have a difficult time finding the space or time to breathe. This can lead to stress, poor health, low self-esteem, and frustration.

I recently sat down with Kali, a Sun Valley woman, who started KULAvie, getaway opportunities that allow women to unplug; with adventures in nature, surrounded by other women. We talked about the importance of taking a break, the benefit it gives us, and how to reset at home.

Why is important for women to take breaks and get away?

“Women work hard. We keep things together; we take care of others. If we don’t take a bit of time for ourselves, we can get lost.

And after taking a break, we reenergize and renew ourselves. Then we can step back into our communities, relationships, families, and careers as better people. We become more centered and engaged.

If you have the opportunity to come together with other women, you create bonds that last a lifetime.”

Why is physical activity important part of unplugging?

“Physical outdoor activity nudges our limits and allows us to understand that we can do so much more with our bodies and minds.


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“It opens up new doors; it builds confidence. Whether it’s hiking or mountain biking, it’s important to try new things and create new boundaries. I love to get a woman in her 40s on a mountain bike for the first time. You think it’s not something you can do in your lifetime, but you can.

Also, we live in an amazing area! When women participate in a getaway in Sun Valley, we showcase the area that we live in. Not everyone has access to trails and mountains out their backdoor.”

What do you hope for us after we’re back from break?

“I hope, by taking a break and having a genuinely fun experience, that you’re energized inspired to practice mindfulness. I hope we send you away stronger, more balanced, and more abler women.”

How can I unplug at home?

“I suggest taking a day to yourself. Create a min-KULAvie day with

  • Practice mindfulness and yoga
  • Step outdoors
  • Eat amazing, healthy food
  • Spend time with your good friends and connect in a fun, new way”

How did you start KULAvie?

“I wanted something to connect with the women in my life and the women in the Valley.

I was introduced to Kira, my current KULAvie partner. She and I got together and immediately had the same vision. We believe that all women are in need of a break. When we take one, we connect with ourselves and others on a different level. Afterward, we go back into our communities, pursue our passions, and connect with our family with the ability to give more. We are more empowered because we put ourselves first.

I also created something that I wanted to do. Starting each day with yoga, experiencing an outdoor adventure, eating nourishing foods, and connecting with women.”

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Whether you travel to Sun Valley to unplug or take a day at home, it’s important to reset every so often.

If you’re interested in participating in a structured getaway in Sun Valley and meeting women like Kami, visit KULAvie.



About Kelsey Anderson

Kelsey is a Midwest native who currently resides in Colorado. She spends her weekends hiking, biking, and checking out local eateries. Her favorite things to do in Aspen are hiking around Maroon Bells, jamming at Belly Up, and exploring the latest restaurants.