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Forest Fest Yoga Hike
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Forest Fest Yoga Hike

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This is my first year as part of the National Park’s Forest Fest, an opportunity to explore the park in its fall glory by learning about forest history, ecology, and art. In addition to my Yoga Hike, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides, woodworking and portable sawmill demos, wood crafts for kids, and more. All for FREE!!!

Of course, there’s no better way to explore the forest than through the lens of yoga. Join us for a moving meditation along the less-traveled paths of the park such as the little-known Water Garden, North Peak, and One Less Traveled Trails.  We’ll hike all the way to the Pogue and end at the Prosper Road trailhead, where a shuttle will bring us back to the Visitor Center. Expect lots of great yoga stops and a relaxing meditation at the end of this event sponsored by the National Park Service.  

No need to sign up; come enjoy Forest Fest and plan to be at the Formal Gardens (by the Mansion) by 1:45 so we can start the hike promptly by 2 pm. Feel free to contact me with questions by clicking here. 

 

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Appalachian Trail Yoga Hike
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Appalachian Trail Yoga Hike

If you haven't joined this fascinating hike, don't miss this chance!  This two-mile hike passes through red-pine forests, open hillsides, and goes along the "Old King's Highway," a historic farm road bordered by stone walls and ancient sugar maples.  The hike peaks at a cairn at 1713 feet with a panoramic view of the Green Mountains.  But the true "peak" is off the trail, when we take a short cut through the forest to use an old stone-wall barn foundation as a woodland yoga studio. 

Sponsored by the NPS, you can enjoy our national lands and participate in this Yoga Hike for FREE.  No yoga experience necessary, but due to the moderate climb, you will want to be at an average fitness level.  (If you're a regular walker, you will do fine!)  No registration required; simply show up at Billings Farm in Woodstock to catch the 2:00 shuttle. Bring water and a light blanket or towel for the final relaxation meditation.  Please contact me with questions or concerns, and I'll see you there! 

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Peak to Peak Yoga Hike on Mt. Peg
Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

Peak to Peak Yoga Hike on Mt. Peg

Join us for the grand finale of the "Boots and Breath" Yoga Hiking series to celebrate the Centennial of our National Parks.  Enjoy viewing our wonderful Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park from the peak of neighboring Mount Peg.  We will begin this hike with a yoga warm up, and do trail yoga as well as a hilltop yoga class while gazing at the view of the Ottauquechee River Valley.  

Sponsored by the National Park Service, this Yoga Hike is FREE and open to the public!  No yoga experience required, only a general fitness level for the 2.5 mile hike, which climbs Mt. Peg's modest elevation of 1.080 feet and traverses red-pine forest on the way down.  This trail is very accessible from the quaint town of Woodstock, and yet feels worlds away from the bustle of village life.  Do not miss this hidden gem!  

No registration required; simply show up on the Woodstock Green by 10:15 am to join our group and walk to the trailhead.  If you have questions or concerns, email me

Photo credit: Emmy Fox Photography

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NPS Appalachian Trail Yoga Hike
Sep
10
10:30 AM10:30

NPS Appalachian Trail Yoga Hike

  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park (map)
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As part of the National Park Service's Centennial Celebration, I will be offering a FREE Yoga Hike on the AT!  This two-mile hike will pass through red-pine forests, open hillsides, and go along "Old King's Highway," a historic farm road bordered by stone walls and ancient sugar maples.  The hike peaks at a cairn at 1713 feet with a panoramic view of the Green Mountains.  Or perhaps you'll find that the true "peak" is off the trail, when we take a short cut through the forest to use an old stone-wall barn foundation as a woodland yoga studio. 

Sponsored by the NPS, you can enjoy our national lands and participate in this Yoga Hike for free.  No yoga experience necessary, but due to the moderate climb, you will want to be at an average fitness level.  (If you're a regular walker, you will do fine!)  No registration required; simply show up at Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock to catch the 10:30 shuttle.  Please contact me with questions or concerns, and I'll see you there! 

 

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Meditative Walk at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Jul
23
10:30 AM10:30

Meditative Walk at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

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Find yourself as you "Find Your Park," the slogan for the National Park Service's Centennial Celebration.  To commemorate 100 years of National Parks, the NPS is offering numerous free activities, including sponsoring this Meditative Yoga Walk at Saint-Gaudens NHS in Cornish, New Hampshire, where the gardens are in full bloom! 

We are so lucky to live in a country which preserves its national treasures, including the home and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of our most revered sculptors.  His work, along with Mount Ascutney, provide a serene background for us as we practice gentle yoga poses, focus on our breath, and amble through the flower gardens and the bowling green. This event will include a quarter-mile hike along the park's Ravine Trail which has a short steep descent down to a quiet brookside path, and an ascent back up to the grounds to view Saint-Gaudens' striking temple.   

This FREE yoga event is geared towards those who want a slower, more meditative experience.   The optional yoga poses will be at a beginner/easy level.  Registration is not required; simply meet us in the park's main parking lot at 10:30 by the kiosk. Allow yourself to find the moment, find yourself, and find your park!   

Questions? Contact me using this link

 

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