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The Making of an Urban Yoga Hike

When you go on a Yoga Hike, there are several things we want to be sure you experience.

  • a great yoga flow
  • a good dose of heart pumping cardio, and
  • a really good time outdoors

For these things to occur, its important that the trails we select offer the perfect mix of inclines and interest!  Urban Yoga Hikes are roughly 90 minutes and we want to maximize that time and get you moving through the city.  We start with 15 minutes of yoga at our first “Yoga Stop” and then hike for approximately 15 minutes to get to our next Yoga Stop and repeat this rotation.

The first priority is to find Yoga Stops that are both special and functional places.  On a Nature Hike you can expect to stop in open fields, along the river, or clearings in the woods.  Urban Hikes have more variables!  On Urban Hikes we’ll bring you to public green spaces that offer natural beauty and ample space for participants to stretch out and move.  Of course, practicing yoga in the city means hearing and seeing kids playing, dogs barking, and cars driving by…but you’ll also enjoy the sky above and the dirt and grass beneath your feet.  Combined, it’s all great energy for your practice!

Secondly, we want you to see something new on every hike.  We opt for side streets that are quiet and charming and pull us away from the traffic of downtown.  If we can take you down a street with great architecture, historic homes, or public art that you’ve never noticed before, all the better!

With all of this in mind, we’re very excited about our Dupont/Kalorama Urban Yoga Hike.  On this hike you’ll climb the Spanish Steps, pass the home of the French Ambassador, and possibly flow to the sounds of a pick up basketball on the court at Kalorama Park.  In fact, we’re so pleased with this trail, we thought we’d give you a sneak peak!

Dupont Circle fountain

Spanish Steps full (592x800)

Mitchell Park Circle (800x600)

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Amassador's residence (800x600)Bench in Kalorama Park

Kalorama Recreation Center
Starting in mid-May 2013, you can sign up to join us for this Dupont/Kalorama Urban Hike (90 minutes) on select weeknights .  You can also pull together your own group and schedule a privately guided hike with us.  For more information email danielle@yogahikesdc.com or call (202) 670-6120

See you on a Yoga Hike!

 

 

About Danielle Reyes

We look forward to seeing you on a Yoga Hike!

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