California here we come! The summer is almost over and we are slowly heading towards the fall. This means that the weather will be changing as well and temperatures will be suiting again for some hiking!
In this article I’ll show you 5 great hiking and yoga retreats that you have to attend. That is if you are a fan of the combo yoga and hike of course.
And I do have to mention that some yoga before or after hiking can do wonders for your body.
There’s nothing better than a great stretch after or even before doing some exercises. This is great for preventing injury, but also to make sure that you’re not too sore the next morning.
You’ll be hiking for a couple of days, so it’s best you take your precautions.
Let’s have a look now at what California has to offer!
Meditation, Yoga And Hiking Retreat in Big Bear Lake
Yoga Bloom Wellness
Prices start from US$ 3.499
Have you been wanting to hike along the water? Then this retreat will be definitely something for you.
But more than that, included in their activities are some paddleboarding, and daily meditation and yoga sessions as well.
The afternoons are for your own account. You can decide if you’d like to keep them quiet with a book or some contemplation, or you can explore the town.
The center itself is located near Big Bear Lake. As you won’t be in the big city you’ll be having a bit more options. You can stroll into town and have a coffee or tea there, or you can go for a swim in the lake. There’s something for everyone!
Adventure and Yoga for women in Joshua Tree National Park
Fifth Class Climbing
Prices start from US$ 385
Various Dates Available
If you are really adventurous, why don’t you pick this one then?
You’ll be camping in a tent in the midst of nature! Joshua Tree National Park is absolutely amazing to visit and stay at.
Just a little side-note, if you don’t like to camp, there are some hotels and houses in the area that you can book. This way you can still enjoy the retreat, without compromising on your luxury.
The only sad thing is that this retreat will only last for three days.
Besides yoga and hiking there are some other activities involved as well. Hence why I’m calling it an adventure retreat. One of the other activities that you’ll be doing is rock climbing.
If you’ve been a fanatic yourself of climbing, then you might want to get out of the artificial wall and try climbing a real one!
And if you are a novice, you are more than welcome as well. The group will be divided into two. A beginner’s group and an intermediate group. This way you’ll be explained the ins and outs of rock climbing if you’ve never done it before.
Camping and climbing equipment will be provided for you. If you don’t want to take your own that is of course. Which actually would be really helpful if you don’t want to pay a lot of excess weight while flying.
Enjoy now the spectacular views that this retreat has to offer!
Hike and yoga in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Camping in a place like this is truly wonderful! And combining it with a good book, some yoga classes and some hikes, are even better!
During this retreat you’ll be getting two yoga classes a day guided by Pete Guinosso!
And don’t forget to bring your swim gear either. You’ll be close to Bathtub lake, so during the day you’ve got plenty of time to go for a dip into the natural lake(s) that the park has to offer.
What’s also nice about this retreat is that they also have family-friendly options. So if you have kids, they can tag along and enjoy being in nature!
Hike and Yoga Retreat in San Francisco
The Coast Ridge
Prices start from US$ 3600
This retreat center has a great program to offer in the bay area. They have a 4-day reboot retreat.
During this retreat you’ll be offered a daily yoga session and after that you’ll be going on a challenging hike.
This retreat is probably for people who don’t mind reaching their limits as the hikes will be 5-hours long.
But don’t be worried, in the afternoon you’ll be getting a relaxing massage which is included in the program!
And after that massage you’ll be getting ready for a complete workout with a professional personal trainer.
It’s great to see how well-balanced this program is, as after dinner you’ll be getting a very relaxed activity again. This can be a cooking workshop, or a mediation.
All meals are included within this package as well, and so are your hiking snacks. So make sure that you bring suitable footwear, a backpack and some other equipment.
On their website they’ll have a lot of information available about what to bring, so make sure you check that out before you leave!
Yoga and Hike in San Luis Obispo
Prices start from US$ 895
Various Dates Available
This is the last retreat I will talk about, and I truly hope that after this one, you’ll have enough information to choose the one that fits for you.
This retreat will be led by Aaron Ogden and will be featuring live music from Tony Khalife.
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard about these names before though. It’s just nice to have some live spiritual music while you are meditating or doing your yoga practice.
And besides that you’ll be hiking as well of course.
The program itself is well-balanced too, as you’ll get a meditation or walking meditation in the morning, after that you’ll be hiking. And after lunch you’ll be having some free time before your next yoga session.
During your time off you’ll be able to enjoy the salt water pool, the magnificent garden, or just a cup of tea while you are reading a book.
And if you’d like, there’s also a great acupuncturist available for an extra fee.
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