About Valerie

I want to curate opportunities for women to connect with themselves and each other in an authentic way.

Camping, hiking and yogaing are the three best ways we know how to connect with our selves, each other and the universe at large.

Rather than look for your happy place, you can cultivate it within you.

When we are in a space where there are no societal expectations (except the ones we are bringing to the picnic table) we are allowed to express ourselves and encourage each other to take on new challenges.

Join me, as we wander, wonder, and experience joy and laughter while we cultivate the Empire Within.

Valerie Root, Founder of Empire Within Us
Zion National Park