New York Yoga Club's First YogAdventure! Outdoor Fall Yoga and Hiking! Hike Level: Easy/Intermediate. Terrain: Rolling hills Elevation Gain: 2000ft or so Distance: 6 to 8 miles Hiking Pace: moderate Cost for Yoga: Suggested Donation $10-$15 Instructor: Gina Bergdall, RYT Style: Vinyasa Flow Pre-Hike, Deep Stretch Post-Class Yoga Level: Yoga Classes Open to All Levels Items to Bring: Yoga Mat and Water Location: Harriman State Park What? Please join the Hiking and Nature Meetup Group and the New York Yoga Club for a joint event! Yoga AND Hiking! A YogAdventure! We'll meet at Harriman State Park! NY Yoga Club will offer a short warm up yoga class outdoors before the hike that OPEN TO ALL LEVELS. Then we'll hike a 5-6 mile hike in the Harriman State Park Area led by the Hiking & Nature Meetup Group. Finally, after the hike NY Yoga Club will offer a great Yin Yoga / Deep Stretch Class to work out any sore or tight spots created during the hike! This will be a passive, relaxing, restorative yoga class again OPEN TO ALL LEVELS! Schedule 10:30 AM - Meet for a Warm up Yoga Session 11:30 AM - Begin Hike 4:00 PM - Yin Yoga / Deep Stretch Post Hike 5:15 PM - Catch the Bus Back to NYC The hiking route will be decided the day of, but we'll probably climb either West Mountain or the Timp. Expect 5 hours of sustained physical activity. Hike Details Per The Hiking & Nature Meetup Group Public Transportation Meeting Location & Return Time: Take the 8:45am Shortline Bus from the Port Authority Bus Station to Bear Mountain. You should arrive at the port authority at 8:15 since there is often a line and chaos. Note that there may not be an organizer or a group there. Round trip fare: $26.70 We'll take the 5:15 bus back, arriving at the bus station at 7:00pm. Car Drivers and Riders Drivers, plan to arrive at the 10:00am (the bus arrives at 10:15). The Bear Mountain meetup location is marked on the map. There is a $8 parking fee, but such is life. (And if you give people a ride, they should gratiously cover that for you.) Gear: - Standard day-hiking gear (remember your sunscreen and bug spray) - 2 liters of water = 2 quarts = half a gallon at minimum. 3 liters minimum is suggested for summer hikes. - Lunch and Snacks - Hiking map of Harriman park area if you have - Poncho or rain gear just in case Weather: This event will be canceled if there is more then an 80% chance of rain or a 60% chance of thunderstorms. Yoga Details Vinyasa Yoga - Vinyasa uses a sequence of breath-synchronized movements to transition between sustained postures. The name Vinyasa has a specific meaning, Nyasa denotes "to place" and vi denotes "in a special way." This is a wonderful class focuses on flowing movements in conjunction with deep breathing to purify your body! Yin Yoga - Most athletic practices including hiking, yoga, and running are yang in nature focusing on improving flexibility and strengthening muscle. The Yin practice concentrates on keeping joints mobile while increasing flexibility. The practice is quiet and passive and has a quality of stillness. Muscle tissue is Yang in nature and very elastic made up of around 70% fluid. When muscle tissue is worked the fluid raises to ~90%. Tissues that would be described as Yin include the deep connective tissues of the body, ligaments fascia and the bones themselves, these do not have the same fluid content and are therefore less mobile and less elastic. Connective tissues surround our joints preventing injury and protecting the joints. In Yin practices yoga students are still and passive and therefore able to actually stretch the joints and the connective tissues surrounding them in addition to the muscle. Yin practices help joints to stay moist and supple as we age rather than drying out and leading to stiffness and immobility. DISCLAIMER: By joining this group you hereby agree to assume all risks & liability related to or resulting from any & all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold the group, any of the group's leaders, representatives, instructors, or sponsors liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, pets, or property, arising directly from or as a consequence of any group activity.