Yoga Adventure Club - Namaste Around the Bay
Interested in hiking but don’t know where to start? Ready for adventure in a safe, fun, supportive environment? Join us for the Yoga Adventure Club! We are planning four full day adventures this summer, that will be based around hiking and yoga. We will start with beginner terrain and building up to a challenging finale.
Ready to escape your hectic day-to-day? Each hike can be considered a Mini One Day Retreat. We provide group transportation (car pooling), a guided hike with yoga and meditation at our landing spot, and nature interpretation! Let us take care of you, while you experience fresh air, exercise, comradery, and a whole lot of soul food.
What to Expect:
- Private Facebook group to help you prepare for our hikes
- Daypack packing tutorial
- Après hike yoga sequences
- Transportation to and from each hike from the designated car-pool stop
- Guided hikes
- Nature interpretation throughout the hikes
- Guided yoga sequences to soothe your hiking muscles
- Guided nature meditation
About your Guide
Andrea is a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She lives in the woods outside of Corner Brook with her fiancé, Sean, and a menagerie of pets (2 cats, 2 dogs, and 4 chickens). Her life mission is to be a conduit for knowledge and wonder. She has an M.Sc. in Conservation Biology and is passionate about nature, hiking, and connecting deeply to Mother Earth through yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. She is excited to share her knowledge of the natural world with the Yoga Adventure Club and to see participants build confidence through hiking and nature appreciation.
#1: Bottle Cove - July 7th
Distance: Approx. 4 km return with very gradual elevation change.
Description: Preparation hike for climbing the Murray Mountains. We will hike along the coast to the base of the mountain and back to Bottle Cove for yoga and meditation on the bluff by the ocean. The trail is well marked and well maintained.
Time: 3 hrs (approx)
#2: South Head Lighthouse - July 21st
Distance: 6.6 km return with 350 m elevation gain.
Description: Starting from the same point as the Bottle Cove hike, a steady climb up the valley of the Murray Mountains leads to stunning views of Weeball, the Bay of Islands, and the North Arm Hills. We will practice yoga and meditate at the top of valley, overlooking the vast Gulf of St. Lawrence. Trail is well marked but becomes less maintained as we ascend the valley.
Time: 3.5 hrs (approx)
Hike 3: Coppermine - August 25th
Distance: 7.6 km return with 650 m elevation gain.
Description: Our finale hike! The climb starts in dense forest but then changes to open barrens. From the summit the enitre Bay of Islands can be seen. Summit yoga and meditation will cap off our Yoga Adventure Club hikes for 2018. Sections of this trail are steep, with rest areas scattered along the way. Trail is well marked and well maintained.
Time: 4.5 hrs (approx)