Why Yoga Hiking ?
Sybil offers guided hikes infused with the spirit and practice of Yoga, from May through October, most weekends, ranging in difficulty from gentle to challenging. Together you will explore the area’s woodlands, immersing yourself in and being inspired by wild scenery, expansive views, beautiful waterfalls, and fresh air. On any hike you might be asked to try seated or walking meditation, focused breathing, Yoga postures, and other mindful explorations. Your experience will refresh your senses, restore your connection to the natural world, and rejuvenate your body, spirit and breath.
Visit the schedule page to register for upcoming Yoga Hikes!
Where We Hike
Trip Information & Policies
Hiking involves walking on trails often meandering over rough terrain, loose rock, and exposed tree roots. Yoga practice will be accessible to all levels of experience, and modifications will be offered. If you are an active person with a basic level of fitness and reasonably good balance, you are good to go! Please choose an easy-rated trip for your first experience if you aren’t sure. Feel free to call (203) 819-3866 or e-mail Sybil for further guidance. Beginners welcome!
You must purchase a ‘ticket’ to reserve your space on a hike. The maximum number of participants is 12 people, so reserve early! Purchase at least two tickets for one trip to receive a discount. ‘Tickets’ are non-refundable… but you may transfer your ‘ticket’. When your trip reservation is received you will be sent a confirmation, which provides more information about the trip. If you reserved a place on a trip but cannot attend, your cancellation must be phoned in or e-mailed by noon on the Thursday before the trip to receive credit for another trip. Credit is not available for no-shows, those who cancel at the last moment, or those who miss the trip by arriving late. You are responsible for your transportation. Please carpool whenever possible.
We will meet at the parking lot or trailhead. Be ready to begin at 8:00 A.M.
Please sign the waiver and bring it with you. Download »
Trips go rain or shine! Hikes are cancelled only when there is a high probability of continuous heavy rain, a major snow storm, other unusually severe weather. Precipitation should always be considered a possibility, but with proper clothing and rainwear, a trip can be fun and rewarding– and nature is beautiful–in any weather. An attitude of acceptance is the Yogi way.
What to Bring
- Day pack
- Water: A minimum of one quart of water, more in warmer weather and on more challenging trips.
- Boots: Hiking boots or other sturdy, rubber-soled shoes which have ankle support and provide stability on rough ground are especially important on moderate and strenuous hiking trips. A light pair of footwear may be sufficient for shorter/easier hikes.
- Food: A snack is sufficient for short trips, and lunch is essential for longer trips.
- Clothing suggestions: Pack a waterproof rain jacket or parka, or poncho, or other lightweight nylon rainwear, even if it doesn’t look like rain. Synthetics and wool are preferable to cotton, which provide no warmth when wet. Bring an extra layer, such as a fleece or light jacket to stay comfortable at higher elevations. If cold temperatures are possible on the hike bring gloves or mittens, a warm hat, and a substantial coat.
- A small plastic bag to carry out your trash and help keep our forests clean.
- Bug repellant and sunscreen.
- Positive energy!