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Four Years of Yoga Hikes!

20131020_111101_resizedLAST YOGA HIKE – SATURDAY, OCT. 15th 10am in RCP

Do you love hiking in the fall?  There’s still time to sign up for the last open Yoga Hike of the 2016 season this Saturday, October 15th in Rock Creek Park from 10 – 11:30am.  We will start at the parking lot across the street from Peirce Mill Barn (see registration for details) and hike along the Western Ridge trail stopping at three different locations to practice yoga and take in the outdoor autumn beauty. We hope you’ll join us for 90 minutes of fun outdoor fitness as we enjoy  yoga and hiking through Rock Creek Park!  Sign up HERE or visit our website www.yogahikesdc.com

 

THE 2016 SEASON…that’s a wrap!Yoga Hikes DC

Whether you came out on a Yoga Hike in 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016 we want to THANK YOU for being a part of Yoga Hikes and enjoying the outdoors with us.  This year we experimented with more private group hikes and fewer open weekend yoga hikes.  We heard from many of you that one open monthly yoga hike was not enough and appreciate the feedback!  We will continue to host our popular private group yoga hikes, but will certainly look to add more open hikes to the schedule for next spring.

LOVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Each year we like to shine the light on nonprofit community partners doing great work on parks, urban green space, and the environment.  We send them volunteers, help them raise funds, and more!  If you don’t know about these great location nonprofit organizations, you should!  They help keep some of our favorite parks safe, green, and open.  They educate us about rivers, trees, and wildlife.  In addition, they are working with area youth taking many out into the woods for the first time and raising the next generation of outdoor environmentalists, conservationists, gardeners, and agriculturalists!  Your time as a volunteer or your cash donation of any amount will make a difference supporting the work of these three awesome local organizations!

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HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, U.S. NATIONAL PARKS

By now, you’ve heard that The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and they are celebrating all year long with special events at national parks throughout the country!

The centennial kicks off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.  So don’t miss out.  Take advantage of their Free Park Entrance Days – the next one is November 11, 2016, Veteran’s Day.  #Findyourpark and discover the national parks and programs in your own back yard!park-service

 

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Free Yoga Hikes, Rock Creek’s 125th Events, and more!

SummerDSC01342 is winding down, but there are still numerous opportunities to join us and a few special events too!  In addition to our regular schedule, we’ve got new rates for private groups, info on tickets for the 125th Anniverary of Rock Creek Park, free Yoga Hikes at Rock Creek Park Day, and check out a special offer from the folks at Shensara Festival in VA this weekend!

Morning #YogaHikes on Saturdays and Sundays – We’ll be leading Nature Yoga Hikes through October, so there is still time to enjoy a 3 or 5 hike pass at a great discount.  Start your weekend with a 90 minute small group outdoor experience you’ll love!  Sign up now at YHDC Online Schedule
Private Group Yoga Hikes – Interested in taking your friends, book club, wedding party, alumni club, or other association or group out on a fun, social, outdoor experience?  Yoga Hikes are a great way to build teams and relationships while enjoying nature.  We can also lead your group simply on a one hour hike and leave you at a spot where you can picnic at the end Best of all, we’ve discounted our rates for the last three months of the season and can be available weekdays and weeknights!  Rates are as low as $17 per person.  Learn more at http://yogahikesdc.com/schedule/rates/ or contact us about booking a private group Yoga Hike  or regular hike now!  danielle@yogahikesdc.com

Rock Creek Park 125th Anniversary Gala! 125thLogo
Saturday, September 26th at the Embassy of Italy

Join Yoga Hikes founder, Danielle M. Reyes, for a unique gala celebrating the 125th Anniversary of our beloved Rock Creek Park.  The gala will help Rock Creek Conservancy raise funds to invest in numerous programs and activities that help us protect and enjoy this national treasure.  Purchase tickets HERE!
Rock Creek Park DaySunday, September 27th at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center
Join Yoga Hikes staff for two free special Yoga Hikes starting at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center! Rock Creek Park Day is from 11am-3pm and is hosted by the National Park Service.  In addition to yogaand hiking, you can expect numerous programs and activities throughout the day to enjoy and participate in.

SUMMER THINGS WE LOVE
10484047_692099380871638_7674090104597312027_nKey Bridge Boathouse – If you haven’t tried paddling on the Potomac river from the Key Bridge Boathouse, now is a great time to get out there!  Kayaking and stand up paddling are easy workouts in a relaxing atmosphere.  You can spot bald eagles and even paddle up to trails leading to one of two waterfalls.  No 45 minute drive needed, just get to the Georgetown Waterfront and you’ll be on your way!  Be sure to tell them Yoga Hikes DC sent you!  Our recommendation: Go right when leaving the boathouse for the best views and best nature experience.

OFFER FROM SHENSARA FESTIVAL August 14 & 16 in Luray, VA 
If your determined to get out of town this weekend, the Shensara Festival is an easy option and has offered Yoga Hikes members a very special discount for their upcoming outdoor event.  Simply use the Promo Code: yogahikes and receive $65 off the price of your ticket bringing the total to $85!

Learn more at www.shensara.com

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Take your Yoga Outdoors Before October 26th!

Yoga Hikes Season Ends Sunday, October 26th

 Fall is here! It’s almost October!  Time to enjoy the changing colors of the trees and the sound of leaves crunching under your feet as you hike a new trail.  But where do you go?  We’ll show you!  We’ve mapped out and led hundreds of people through some beautiful trails in #RockCreekPark and there’s still time for you to get out there.  Already been out in the spring or summer, trust us, it’s a whole new world in the fall.  If you thought the park was gorgeous earlier in the season, you’ll love it in the fall!  So take your yoga outdoors before the season comes to an end on Sunday, October 26th!
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More Reviews for Yoga Hikes DC on Yelp!Yelp Logo

We strive to make Yoga Hikes a fun social workout and a great outdoor yoga experience! Thanks to all of you who have given us feedback and shared your reviews on Yelp and on Facebook.  We are especially happy to note that Squeaky the Frog, our unofficial mascot, has made his own appearance on Yelp thanks to  Hannah J. who on  8/30/2014 wrote:

Don’t know Squeaky the Frog?  Join us on a Saturday Yoga Hike to see his tony little home in Dumbarton Oaks Park!

What a fantastic way to start the weekend!
I went on my second yoga hike today with Rachel, and while I already knew she was a wonderful teacher from practicing with her at Stroga, her energy, warmth, and humor are such a breath of fresh air on these yoga hikes.  She provides excellent tips for both the hiking and yoga portions, and always encourages everyone on the hike to ask questions and really treat it as an opportunity to get one-on-one attention throughout the practice and the hike.  She is also just so much fun!
I HIGHLY recommend yoga hikes for a great workout (the hiking moves at a brisk pace, and it really keeps you warmed up for the yoga portions) that is both social and beautiful–what better place to do tree pose than under a tree in Rock Creek?!
And, of course, shoutout to Squeaky the Frog, who really makes the trip.
Take advantage of the amazing resource that is Rock Creek Park, and go on a Yoga Hike!  It’s just the best way to start the day.

Thanks, Hannah!  We truly appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you on more Yoga Hikes this fall!  Haven’t written a review yet?  Click on the Yelp logo above and start your review now!  Want to give us direct feedback privately?  Email Yoga Hikes DC owner, Danielle M. Reyes at danielle@yogahikesdc.com

Getting To Yoga Hikes by Metro or Car

We currently have Yoga Hikes scheduled in two locations in Rock Creek Park.  You can get to BOTH locations by Metro or car, but here’s the inside scoop.  The Woodley Park/Rock Creek/Dumbarton Yoga Hike is only a 1/2 block from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro stop.  There is metered and zoned street parking in this area, but you will likely park 3-4 blocks away so give yourself ample time to find that precious spot.  On the other hand, the Peirce Mill/Rock Creek location has a FREE PARKING LOT and FREE STREET PARKING.  If you are coming by car, it’s only 1.5 miles up the road from our Woodley Park location, so enter in the GPS info below and come find us there on most Sundays!

GREAT if coming by METRO: Woodley Park/Rock Creek/Dumbarton… Nature Yoga Hikes starts across the street from Open City diner at the intersection of 24th and Calvert Street NW in Woodley Park. (one block south of Woodley Park Metro, meter and zone street parking). If walking, driving, or cycling: For GPS use: 2331 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC 20008.

GREAT if coming by CAR: Peirce Mill/Rock Creek Nature Yoga Hikes starts in the field adjacent to the parking lot of Pierce Mill on Shoemaker Rd, off of Tilden in NW. (Free parking lot and ample free street parking. Pierce Mill is located off the intersection of Beach Dr, Park Rd, and Tilden Rd NW). For Metro, plan on a 20 minute walk from Van Ness Metro. If walking, driving, or cycling: For GPS use: 3910 Shoemaker St NW, Washington, DC 20008

If you come by car we can’t stress enough the importance of planning ahead.  Rock Creek Parkway/Beach Drive is subject to closures due to races and other special events throughout the season.  Be prepared and give yourself at least 15 minutes extra to park and locate us!

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