Darcy Vanderbush

Wellness Specialist

Darcy grew up in rural Michigan, where she spent as much time as possible in and on the water and exploring nature. After a ski trip to Aspen, she fell in love with the Rocky Mountains.  Following her passion to ski and rock climb, she chose Boulder, Colorado as her home.

Having a keen interest in the mind/body connection, Darcy attended the University of Colorado, receiving her MA degree in Psychology.  Longing to travel and improve her Spanish she began exploring the mountains and cultures in South and Central America.  Living in Peru, Ecuador, and Chile she learned alternative approaches to health and healing.  An unfortunate climbing accident led her to yoga as a means to regain her health.  Wanting to dive deeper into the yoga traditions, she went to India and studied Ayurvedic medicine, meditation, and became a yoga instructor.

Darcy has ventured to all seven continents and has guided in the Arctic, trekked to Mt. Everest basecamp, and climbed and skied in the French Alps.  She started with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic leading land extensions to Patagonia, Easter Island, Copper Canyon and other destinations.  She joined the wellness program when it began, leading morning stretch classes, giving massages and taking guests on    hikes in one of her favorite places, Southeast Alaska.  She is now enjoying her role as wellness coordinator.

Darcy likes to hike, read, explore new travel itineraries, and do volunteer work in developing countries in her free time.  She is also a huge dog lover!


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