Hiking Yoga

Mix yoga and the outdoors! While the weather is nice in Connecticut it’s time to have some trail based adventures with a little yoga thrown in for your enjoyment! These hikes start with a short yoga session then we hike for a couple of miles to a view point and enjoy a 20-30 minute yoga session, then we hike back out for a cool-down yoga stretch.

 

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Friday November 24, 2017

Steep Rock Preserve

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Ranked one of the nine most beautiful winter trails in Connecticut, the 4 mile Steep Rock Loop will be a gentle hike through forest, field, farmland and along the Shepaug River. We’ll meet at the main parking lot next to the horse-ride trail to begin with some grounding yoga poses and gratitude meditation. Hope you’ll join me for an invigorating walk to the Steep Rock Summit (elevation 776 feet) where we’ll pause to enjoy views of the Shepaug River Valley then loop back to the trail head to end with some relaxing yoga stretches.

 

Read more about this preserve by clicking here:

http://www.steeprockassoc.org/explore/steep-rock-preserve/points-of-interest/

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/winter-hiking-ct/

http://www.ctmq.org/steep-rock-36er/

How to prepare? 

Check the weather the morning of this hike. By 8 a.m. Friday 11/24, I’ll make a final call if the hike is a go or cancelled for unsafe, inclement weather. In my opinion there is no such thing as “bad” weather, just inappropriate hiking clothes. The hike will continue if there is a drizzle from the glorious skies above, so plan to bring rain-gear if you decide to join. Cancellation would occur if thunderstorms are predicted at 40% or higher for Washington Depot, CT zipcode.

Wear layers and clothing for all weather changes. Currently (11/17) it’s predicted to be sunny and 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Not sure how to dress — please check out this thorough link of advice from REI: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html

Bring a backpack with water, a snack, and camera/cell phone to capture the moment. Nothing can be taken from this preserve. No breaking or stealing from nature.

Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen, chapstick, and whatever else you need to be comfortable on the trails and during our practice. Tip: fingerless gloves will give you warmth and ease of grip on the mat when we take our Down-dog outside.

RSVP, invite friends, and see who else is joining by clicking Facebook event here

 

Parking: 2 Tunnel Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Use the main parking lot next to the horse-riding trail.

Trail map: Click for link here

Questions? Call my cell at 860-323-3560 or email nutmegyoga@gmail.com

 

Past Yoga Hikes

Macricostas Preserve in New Preston, CT. A group of trail-blazing yogis got their heart pumping on the Meeker Trail for a free 3.74 mile yoga hike with donations that went to Steep Rock Association. Traversing a hayfield and surrounding meadows that are home to a myriad variety of songbirds, butterflies and other wildlife we enjoyed the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. After climbing a series of switchbacks we emerged at a rocky outcrop, revealing an expansive view southeast over a nearly unblemished countryside then continued on to Waramaug’s Rock. At an elevation of 1,250 feet we took in a glorious sunset over Lake Waramaug with some yoga and meditation among the famous rolling hills of Connecticut before venturing back down to the trailhead. Hope to see y’all join us next time!

 

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