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Weekends are for Yoga Hikes!

WEEKENDS ARE FOR #YOGAHIKES!

One more reason to LOVE the WEEKEND!  Yoga Hikes are on Saturday and Sunday mornings typically at 9am or 10am. Times vary slightly throughout the month to offer students more options.  Nature Yoga Hikes are in #RockCreekPark and our popular Urban Yoga Hike in Rosslyn, VA will return in July.

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These are just a few of our photos from this season, which is already off to an amazing start!  So if you love yoga and hiking, are eager to explore Rock Creek Park, and looking for a fun small group activity to do with friends, GIVE US A TRY! Sign up for your next Yoga Hike on our online schedule.

Wish there were yoga hikes on weekdays or at additional times on the weekends?  Let us know!  You can reach us on Facebook, Twitter or email danielle@yogahikesdc.com Our fun and talented team of instructors are interested and ready! Tell us what days and times you would like to go on a Yoga Hike and we will add the most requested time to the schedule in July!

FLOW FOR A CAUSE IN JUNE: CITY BLOSSOMS

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We are excited to bring back Flow for a Cause program for the 2015 season.  Flow for a Cause (#F4AC) recognizes, promotes, and supports some of our favorite nonprofit organizations that, like Yoga Hikes, promote a love of nature, the outdoors, and fitness. For the month of June we’ve brought back City Blossoms!

City Blossoms began nine years ago in Columbia Heights and is a non-profit organization dedicated to kid-driven, community engaging, creative green spaces.  To date, City Blossoms has worked with over 3000 children and youth in various gardening projects.  It has designed a unique method of developing and managing robust green spaces where children and youth are engaged as the main cultivators.  It specializes in an art-based, hands-on approach that emphasizes the strengths and unique qualities of each learning center. All City Blossoms projects are organic and designed to work with the local environment and community needs.

Want to get engaged this month?  There are two opportunities this week!

Wednesday, June 10th is 5% Day at Whole 11193436_885433458166960_9035198260418843684_nFood for City Blossoms. Whole Foods on P St NW in Washington, DC will donate 5% of your purchase to City Blossoms.

Friday, June 12th is City Blossoms’ Beetlejuice Black & White Ball! Their 6th annual Garden Fiesta, an important fundraiser that supports their year round programming.  Dress in Black and White and enjoy an outdoor bbq style party with live music and entertainment courtesy of Dupont Brass and Nubian Spin Hula Hoopers!  Yoga Hikes owner, Danielle M. Reyes, and instructor, Rachel Wimberley, will both be there enjoying the festivities!

Learn more!  Visit www.cityblossoms.org

FEATURED INSTRUCTOR: KRISTA MASON

kristaRW-400x600Krista 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. Learn more about Krista and find her other classes at www.kristamasonyogafitness.com

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1 Yoga Hike, 5 Parks! – Yoga Hikes DC Starts Saturday in Rosslyn!

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Yoga Hikes is in Rosslyn, Virgina – May & July

Yoga Hikes DC is very excited to be invited by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District to come back to Rosslyn, VA, this time for two months – May and July!    Our urban Yoga Hike is unlike any other outdoor workout in Rosslyn.  You will go hiking through 5 different parks (Gateway, Highlands, Hillside, Dark Star, and Freedom Park) and stop in 3 of them for roughly 15 minutes of yoga (total of 45 minutes).  These urban hikes follow our signature Yoga Hikes format of 15 min. yoga/15 min. hiking intervals for 90 minutes through the parks and up the hills of Rosslyn, VA. MEETS AT: the street level offices of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID) located at: 1911 North Fort Myer Drive, LL-10, Arlington, VA 22209 (next door to the side of Continental Pool Lounge facing Gateway Park).  Space is limited, please sign up early!

You can find these classes on our MindBodyOnline registration site. These classes are Special Events and not held the entire summer, but the cost is the same as our regular single hike drop in ($25) or 3 hike pass ($60).  All classes are available for registration now.  Sadly, our online registration system had some glitches last week, but they are now fixed!  If you do encounter ANY trouble registering whatsoever, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately by email danielle@yogahikesdc.com or phone (202)670-6120.  We are eager to help you and look forward to leading you out on the trails this season!Roz3

What about DC?

Never fear nature lovers!  Our fan favorite Nature Yoga Hikes are also starting up in Rock Creek Park in May.  Join instructors Rachel Wimberley and Krista Mason for hikes up your favorite hills and along your favorite dirt trails through out May on Sundays.  This season we are mixing up locations to give you more variety on Sundays!  Yoga Hikes with Krista will begin at 9am at Peirce Mill every other Sunday.  Yoga Hikes with Rachel Wimberley will be at 10am in Woodley Park (through Dumbarton Oaks) on select Sundays.  Please be sure check the schedule for time, location, and instructor!

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Meet Yoga Hikes Instructor Sara Bannon

Sara Bannon Sara is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) and graduate of the prestigious Mimi Rieger Teacher Training Program.  A student of yoga for over a decade, Sara began accelerating her practice during (and while recovering from) a full term twin pregnancy.  Through this experience, Sara is equally comfortable working with advanced students and those new to their practice.

Sara’s yoga philosophy can be best described through one of her favorite quotes from BKS Iyengar. Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”

When not training and teaching yoga, Sara is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Virginia and is dedicated to supporting the local nonprofit community.  Sara is a graduate of Ohio University and is the winner of the 2014 Nonprofit CFO of the Year Award, Rising Star.

We love having Sara on the Yoga Hikes team.  She is upbeat, compassionate, and fun!  A resident of VA, Sara will be leading most of our Yoga Hikes Virginia.

 

 

Private Group Hikes

Interested in scheduling a private group hike for your friends? Let us know what you would like to do and we can propose a Yoga Hike that will fit your group’s needs!  We’ve done Yoga Hikes for alumni groups, Junior League of Washington, housemates, Mother/Daughter groups, bridal parties, middle school classes, alumni groups…and many more!  Learn more on our webpage: Private Group Hikes or contact owner, Danielle M. Reyes for more information at danielle@yogahikesdc.com or phone (202)670-6120

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