Yoga Hiking Classes
Hiking and practicing yoga outside in the fresh air leaves you feeling uplifted, centered, and peaceful! In warm weather months, we meet regularly in various parks and trails. Each event starts with a theme from yoga philosophy, intention setting, and warm up. Then we hike for about 60 minutes, enjoying the company of nature and each other. Light hearted conversation about yoga and life is encouraged! We stop at intervals and use tree trunks or rocks as our props for a few standing asanas ('postures') and upper body warm ups. Then we do asana practice for about 45+ minutes on our mats. We can get deeper into a practice of Vinyasa flows and Hatha stretches since we just had lots of movement walking and an earlier yoga warm up. The entire event lasts about 2 hours, with 1 hour total each of yoga and hiking, and about 3 miles distance. To view rates and to learn more about Yoga Hiking and our other classes, go to Information & Rates . To register, go to Register for a Class .
More about our events!

Please arrive 10 minutes before the posted starting time as we will begin on time.
All the hikes are easy to moderate level, although we may come across a steep slope from time to time, and we walk at a moderate pace. The yoga portion is for all levels with options offered in a small group environment. All ages and experience levels with yoga and hiking are welcome, although you need to be comfortable walking and being active for the duration of the event. Well behaved children at least 8 years old,  participating with parent/guardian, are welcome. Sorry, no dogs at our events.
Please wear good walking shoes and loose clothing appropriate for stretching. Yoga mats and drinking water are provided. Other items you may want include snacks, insect repellant, sun block, small towel for wiping sweat, sun glasses, and a hat.

Private and Small Group Classes

Classes can be arranged to fit your individual needs at your location, or at a mutually convenient venue.
While yoga is not therapy and cannot be used to diagnose or treat an illness, a properly organzied practice can be effective to alleviate stress, which is a main cause of many mind-borne diseases. The practice of yoga works to help us change ourselves internally so that we react to our external world in a more healthy way, and then we feel less stress naturally.
We can work out an individulized program just for you that may include asana, pranayama, mudra, kriya, and meditation depending on your situation and interests. Please see Private and Small Group Guidance for details, or Contact with any questions.


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Yoga for your Hiking and for your Life!

Breath is the bridge uniting body and mind
.                     YOUR BODY
Hiking gives great lower body strength exercise and a cardio workout. Practicing yoga asana,  offers all around physical strength, improved flexibility,  steadier balance, greater range of motion in joints, and attuned kinesthetic awareness. Pranayama, breathing control practices, promotes more effective breathing and greater lung capacity. Hiking and yoga together bring about greater effficiency of all the systems of your body and an overall healthier you!
                       YOUR MIND
Hikers love nature. Yogis are one with all around them. Yoga philosophy will help deepen your connection with your world not only as you hike but all the time! Everyone knows yoga comes from India, but what some don't realize is that applying its philosophy is secular, without need for any particular belief. In hiking, nature brings us peace from outside in. In yoga, we have a guidemap to follow to find deeper peace from inside out.
 "Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature."
Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister

About Linda
Linda is an experienced yogini, yoga instructor, and hiker. She has practiced Hatha yoga for over 20 years, receiving an instructor's certificate while living in Kagoshima, Japan where she was a long time resident. She has Yoga Alliance RYT 500, and is registered with YA. She took her initial YA certification in Connecticut, USA. She then took advanced certification in Mysore, India in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa. She has led individual and group classes for 9 years, and has studied and practiced yoga in many countries. She started hiking regularly over 15 years ago, and since 2008 has organized a hiking group that goes out several times a month.