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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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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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Fall Hiking Season with Yoga Hikes

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fall hike 2013 sc dancerThe fall hiking season is here!  For those of you who have been waiting to enjoy outdoor yoga amid cooler temperatures and the changing leaves, your time has arrived!  We will continue with our weekend yoga hiking schedule through October at our two most popular locations in Rock Creek Park (Woodley Park entrance to Rock Creek across the street from Open City restaurant AND Peirce Mill location between Cleveland Park, Van Ness, and Mt. Pleasant at the intersection of Tilden Rd, Park Rd, and Beach Drive).  So grab your friends, fill that water bottle with cider and hit the trails with us!  (Kidding! Bring water on the hike and have the cider and donuts in your car for after!).

Best things about Yoga Hikes DC in the fall?Fall hike 2013 trees
1.  Breathing in and smelling the crisp fall air – love that autumn ujjayi!
2.  Autumnal eye candy makes for very pleasant drishti!
3. Layering up in your favorite outdoor workout apparel definitely inspires you to work harder 😉

Fall hike 2013 W2 fullSo come out an join us before your football games, apple-picking, youth soccer, and pumpkin carving.  We promise that starting your day with a Yoga Hike will help you start your day in the best possible way…and it doesn’t hurt that you will have fully earned that tailgating beer and slice of apple pie!

Please keep in mind that the end of the Yoga Hikes season is upon us! I know, it’s sad, we love you too!

2014 Yoga Hikes Season ends October 26th!

Multi-pass holders please be sure to use your remaining hikes.  We loved getting to know you this season and were so impressed by all of you who became yoga hike experts. We’ve seen your practice grow and it’s been awesome!  We hope to see you before the season ends!  If not, stay tuned for news about special winter activities and the opening of our 2015 season in the spring.  If you have requests for activities you would like us to lead during the late fall or winter months we are only an email away!  Contact danielle@yogahikesdc.com

Meet Yoga Hikes Instructor, Krista Mason

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Krista was practically born with a love for hiking and the outdoors.  Camping, backpacking, hiking and cross-country skiing were all a regular and favorite parts of her childhood and naturally rolled into adulthood.  She has always found solace and rest in the quiet of the woods and her love for being in nature is fierce.  You will often find Krista, her boys and her dog wandering through Rock Creek after school on any given day of the week.  Krista discovered yoga eight years ago as a mother of two young children and a frequently deployed husband and is forever grateful for that discovery. She loves the beauty and joy found in and through yoga and the peace that continues on and spills over through life.  Through moves, job changes, and eventually moving away from military life the love for yoga stuck with her.  She teaches an alignment-based Vinyasa style Hatha class and will frequently be found telling her students to “listen to their own bodies.” Krista teaches a joy-filled class and always loves when her students leave a little more peaceful and relaxed then when they came in.  The opportunity to marry her love for yoga and her love for hiking and the outdoors is one that fills Krista with excitement.  On the weekends you may find Krista going on bike rides, hikes, or cross-country skiing with her husband and kids. Krista received her RYT-200 through Sky House Yoga and is so grateful for her teachers and all she has learned through them.

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