Hiking Yoga is an exciting and social way to find a balanced wellness experience while exploring the sping season at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, Michigan. Take your yoga practice into nature and get your heart rate up all in one fun and social hiking yoga class!
HIKING YOGA SCHEDULE
10 - 11:30 am
HIKING YOGA AT ELIZABETH PARK WITH NATALIE CUMMINGS
Hiking Yoga is led by Natalie Cummings, she will keep you moving while you explore trails, hills, and distance for a great class that will stretch, strengthen and re-focus you on the trails. You will set a brisk pace towards beautiful park vistas with yoga intervals suitable for all levels. Spend time with friends and family in a healthy way while connecting in your community! (note: we make the best of creating a hiking experience in our downriver area)
Mats are provided. Only bring water, wear comfortable tennis shoes and dress in layers for changes in weather.
1.5 hour hike | Approximately 2 miles| 4 yoga stops
1.Where do I park? On the street near Elizabeth Perk to allow ample parking for their customers while we are in the park. 2. What do I need to bring and wear?
We provide the mats for you so you do not need to bring one. My favorite joke about them is that they are designed for squirrels! You will get it once you see.
Wear running or walking shoes (no open toed shoes please) and comfortable workout clothes
Bring layers if weather is cooler in the morning or at dusk.
Bring sunscreen if you have sensitive skin, a hat and sunglasses if you prefer.
We recommend you bring your own water for proper hydration.
3. Do you cancel if it rains? The yoga hike will run unless the teacher cancels the hike. The teacher will send an email out up to one hour before hike canceling if weather is unsafe. We will all assume Hiking Yoga is on UNLESS you hear otherwise. If weather shifts for the worse at actual meeting time it is up to the teacher to cancel on site. If the yoga hike is canceled, the rain date will be the day after at the same time. If you cannot make that date, you can join us for our other scheduled dates. If you cannot make any of the other scheduled yoga hikes, you will be given credit on Mind Body to use whenever you desire.
4 . Is this class for beginners? Yes, we welcome beginners to yoga with a cardio base. We will hike at a brisk pace, 2.8-3.5 miles in an hour. The yoga is suitable for all levels. Our goal is for your body to remember us the next morning, but not dislike us :)
5. Is water available? Most courses offer public fountains but we strongly encourage bringing your own. It is always safer to drink extra than not enough.
6. Are children allowed? Small kids will not be able to keep up, but fit teens enjoy it very much.
7. Are dogs allowed? No.
8. Do you leave on time? We always leave 10 minutes after the posted yoga hike start time. Always give time for parking, public transit, and the like as we will be leaving right at start time. That gives time to use the restroom and check in with teacher. If you are running late call the instructor on their cell so everyone is not waiting around. Common courtesy applies. If you are late you may be able to catch up with the group (extra cardio!)
9. How long is the yoga hike? Public yoga hikes are scheduled for 90 mins. If you have a hard stop in the back end, please communicate this to the instructor ahead of time. Group pace may slow down at times and result in slightly longer duration yoga hikes.
10. Is there a place to store things during the yoga hike? No, some bring a small athletic pack to carry water, keys, cell phone, and wallet.
11 . Who comes on a yoga hike? There are as many answers to this as there are yoga hikers. See who else has made yoga hikes part of their regular workout routine:
The Betweener: Those who want to try yoga but feel a little intimidated to go into a studio. This is a perfect place to explore if yoga is something you want to bring into your wellness routine and it is taught for those who are new to yoga.
The Transplant: We are located in great cities people are drawn to and want to feel more connected to their adopted city, meet some cool people and take care of themselves.
The Studio Yogi or Gym Guru: Those bored with the treadmill or want to get off the studio hardwoods and try something different.
The Local: They have been here for a long time and have seen many new offerings. These are some of our biggest fans. They come to experience their community in a fresh way. This is not like any other workout they have done before.
The Bootcamper: Those looking for a big change in how they feel in their body. They come to every class and are usually ready to turn a new leaf.
The Social: After a week of quick, convenient workouts (read boring) they are ready to meet their friends for Hiking Yoga and then go grab some food afterwards. This is a fun, social, connected workout to enjoy in an unhurried start to your weekend.
The Traveler: They are visiting and want a unique way to explore the place and meet locals while getting a fabulous workout.