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Welcome to Yoga Hikes! Sociable & Friendly Yoga Hiking Breaks

Yoga and Hiking is the perfect combination for a healthy, revitalising, enjoyable and friendly weekend break. We base all our breaks in very special places, start and finish the day with a yoga class and head out for great hikes on the doorstep.

"Just brilliant! Yoga and walking make the perfect couple, I've decided. Add to that a great venue, fabulous and plentiful food, homemade cake and great company, and you've a recipe for a perfect weekend. The fact it was in such beautiful surroundings as Windermere just made it even better." - Fiona, Feb 2017

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All our weekends are run by Yen, who is a fully qualified yoga teacher and personal trainer and Kevin who is a fully qualified International mountain leader. We are based in the Lake District, so many of our trips are based here, but we also run trips to the mountains of Andalusia in Spain as well.

We focus on smaller group breaks of around 15 to 20, because we believe this is the ideal group size to manage safely and give everyone the opportunity to meet each other and make friends. Its also the ideal size for yoga class. We have run larger groups, but we feel they can become impersonal and more difficult to manage safely.

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Tea & Homemade Cake
A popular feature of all of our weekends has become Yen's homemade cakes. This is a delicious and rewarding way to finish all of our hikes.

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Fitness
We welcome people of all nationalities and backgrounds, the only requirement is a love of the outdoors and a good level of fitness. Our yoga hikes weekends are aimed at people who are already reasonably fit and are happy to participate in two yoga classes and walk for about 6 hours each day.

RSVP numbers
You may notice that some breaks and trips are showing with more people booked than you can see on the Meetup page. This is because we also have other Meetup groups and our own website (www.yogahikes.co.uk) where we take bookings.

Other ways of following us and keeping up to date
We have a Facebook page so you can keep up to date with our latest events, activities and updates and the address of this page is:
https://www.facebook.com/lakesyogahikes/
This is where you can read our latest reviews by going to the reviews section of our Facebook Page.

We keep our Blog page on the website fairly up to date with our latest trips and you can browse through these to read about previous weekends and trips.
http://yogahikes.co.uk/blog-classic/

Mountain Hikes Weekends
We also run hiking breaks and trekking holidays for those who enjoy hiking without the yoga and you can find out more about these trips on our Mountain Hikes pages.
https://www.meetup.com/Mountain-Hikes-NW/
http://www.mountainhikes.co.uk/

We hope to see you soon

Namaste

Upcoming events (5)

Yoga and Hiking Break at Nab Cottage in the Lake District

Manchester Piccadilly station

A Lake District hiking & yoga break at the beautiful Nab Cottage beside Rydal Water. This is a Hiking & Yoga break of relaxing yoga and invigorating walks in a beautiful corner of the Lake District, which is often associated with the Romantic poets. Hiking & Yoga break at Nab Cottage We have a wonderful converted barn for our yoga practice, and our accommodation is steeped in history and has plenty of areas to find peace and solitude to read, contemplate or just enjoy the stunning views. All meals are vegetarian and food is prepared for us by the owners of the cottage and is organic and fairtrade where possible. Rooms are mostly twin share, and most have ensuites, although some also shared bathrooms. If you are coming on you own as most do, we will allocate you a room with someone else from the group of the same sex This Lake District yoga hiking weekend starts with yoga at 6pm on Friday evening, followed by dinner. There will be a total of 5 yoga classes over the weekend and we will have guided walks on Saturday and Sunday. You will leave us feeling rejuvenated in mind, spirit and body, and extremely fortunate to have spent time at Nab Cottage. Accomodation Nab Cottage dates from 1556 and is a traditional cottage, standing alone on the side of Rydal Water, in the centre of the English Lake District. The cottage was once the home of opium-smoking Thomas De Quincey, an acquaintance of the poets Coleridge and Wordsworth. The situation is perfect for a Lake District yoga hiking weekend; surrounded by mountains in the heart of the valley, yet only 2 miles from Ambleside and Grasmere. We have the house on a sole use basis and the house sleeps up to 16 in mainly twin bedrooms, the majority having ensuite bathrooms. Next to the cottage is a beautifully converted Lakeland barn which we will have for our yoga practice. There is an outdoor hot tub with views onto Rydal Water which we are free to use and a small sauna in the converted barn. Meals Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner are included and all meals are vegetarian and use fresh and largely organic and fairtrade ingredients. Mealtimes are eaten together in the farmhouse dining room. Lake District Hiking & Yoga break reviews These were just comments from one of our recent Hiking and Yoga breaks: “Really enjoyed the weekend; walking and yoga were great, good accommodation in a perfect location, a lovely group of people, and even a bit of sunshine! Thanks Kevin and Yen :)” “Thank you Yen and Kevin for the lovely and well organised weekend and to everybody else for being such a good company. It was great meeting you all and hope to meet you again in future” “It was a great weekend – well organised, good group of people, etc..” Note: All food provided is vegetarian. 16 Places Available For full details and booking please go to our website: https://yogahikes.co.uk/itinerary/nab-hiking-yoga-break/ Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Autumn Yoga and Hiking Break to Yewfield, Lake District

Manchester Piccadilly station

We have added an additional date at Yewfield, due to slightly reduced numbers at our earlier event. So this is now our late autumn yoga hiking break based close to the stunning location of Tarn Hows in the heart of the Lake District. A peaceful and friendly yoga and hiking retreat in the heart of the English Lake District. Yewfield is ideally situated for walking and enjoying this exquisite region of rare natural beauty which has been the inspiration for many poets and artists. Yewfield offers vegetarian accommodation for non-smokers with stylish rooms, stunning views and peaceful ambience. Yewfield has been awarded a Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Rating of 5 Stars. You can read the Blog Post of one of recent Yewfield Yoga Hiking breaks in 2019 here: https://yogahikes.co.uk/yewfield-yoga-hikes-weekend/ Autumn can be great time to visit the Lakes with leaves turning golden brown on the trees and a good chance of weather ideal for hiking. Yoga classes For this Autumn Yoga Hiking break there will be a yoga class on Friday evening, two yoga classes each day and two group guided hikes around the lakes and venturing into the hills to catch some of the best scenery of the area. Dinner, breakfast and packed lunch are also all included (please note that all the food at Yewfield is vegetarian). Accommodation Situated in 80 acres of private grounds with lovely walks from the doorstep, Yewfield offers many opportunities for exploring this unique national park. The gardens provide a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the stunning views, or on cooler days, sit by the log fire in the lounge and catch up with a good book. We have a variety of en-suite rooms in the main house plus several rooms situated at Rose How and the Apartments next door. Rooms are either on a single room occupancy or on a twin share basis. If you are coming on your own, as many do, then you will be allocated a room with a member of the same sex. The public rooms of Yewfield provide quiet corners for you to curl up with a book or just enjoy the quiet ambience of the house. Music, books and DVDs are available to borrow from the extensive library. On cooler days the wood burning stove keeps the lounge cosy. Yewfield is indeed a special place to make the most of your relaxing break in the Lake District. 2019 Yewfield yoga hikes break reviews and Blog post By following the link below you can read our Blog post from our 2019 Yewfield yoga hiking break: https://yogahikes.co.uk/yewfield-yoga-hikes-weekend/ And these were just two of the reviews from our Yewfield October 2017 yoga hiking break: “ Thank you so much Kevin and Yen for my best yoga hiking break yet. I shall definitely see you again next year . Take care, Gabriella ” “Great Organisation, great hiking and yoga and a great group. Will be back. “ – SC Note: All food provided is vegetarian. 13 Places Available For full details and booking please go to our website: https://yogahikes.co.uk/itinerary/october-yoga-and-hiking-break-to-yewfield-lake-district/ Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Yoga Hikes Brathay Hall Autumn Weekend – Ambleside, Lake District

Manchester Piccadilly station

£320.00 (£320 – £395 depending on room choice) Dates: 1st to 3rd March, 2019 Yoga Classes: choice of 5 intermediate level classes Hiking: moderate group guided hikes Rooms: standard or superior twin share (or double) Food: choice of vegetarian, or non-vegetarian options Join us for an Autumn yoga hiking break at the beautiful Brathay Hall surrounded by the stunning Lake District countryside. This is such a great time to visit the lakes with the Autumn colours hopefully on full display. The impressive Brathay Hall is set in 360 acres of mature woodland and rolling pasture, at the head of Windermere. Guests will experience the wonderful views that have inspired artists and poets alike for centuries. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Constable have all been notable visitors to the Hall and its impressive gardens. The hall is also in a great location, just a 15 minute walk from Ambleside, with it’s great selection of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs. What better place to spend a Autumn weekend than on a yoga and hiking break at Brathay Hall. It is a truly fantastic place to stay overlooking England’s largest lake and we have a packed program of hiking and yoga to enjoy all weekend long. Hopefully, we will also have days of stunning Autumn colours and glorious mountain views. There will be a yoga class on Friday evening, then two yoga classes each day and a full day hike to explore this most beautiful area. The guided hiking, yoga classes, all accommodation (in standard or superior twin rooms), breakfast and lunch are included, plus dinner on Friday and Saturday. 14 Places Available For Full details of the weekend plus booking please go to our website: https://yogahikes.co.uk/itinerary/brathay-hall-yoga-hikes-break/ Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

Cosy Lake District Winter Yoga Hiking Break at Yewfield

Manchester Piccadilly station

Prices from: £315 to £375 depending on room choice Dates: 21st to 23rd Feb, 2021 Yoga Classes: 5 mixed ability classes Hiking: 2 guided hikes (1 per day) Rooms: single and twin (or double) Food: vegetarian only meals Join us for a cosy winter yoga hiking break at the beautiful Yewfield country house. This is such a great time to visit the lakes and shake off those mid winter blues. We have 2 yoga classes each day to stretch out tired and aching muscles in front of a lovely wood burning stove, with gorgeous views of the gardens and hills. Plus a hike each day with wonderful views of the mountains with hopefully a dusting of snow on top. We have tea and homemade cake in front of the fire in the lounge each day when we return from our hikes. All the food is also homemade at Yewfield, vegetarian and nourishing. The walks in the area are also wonderful and we will be able to hike each day, directly from the door of the house. On Saturday we will hike around 9-10 miles and Sunday our hike will be a little bit shorter. On our hikes we can explore the local beauty spots of Tarn hows and Coniston water. The weekend will include five yoga classes, a guided hike each day, accommodation, breakfast and packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Friday and Saturday night in Yewfield House. All the meals at Yewfield are vegetarian. Rooms are on a single or twin share basis and if you are coming on your own as most do, then we can allocate you a room with a member of the same sex in a twin share room. 19 Places Available For full details and booking please go to our website: https://yogahikes.co.uk/itinerary/cosy-winter-yoga-yewfield/ Your place is only booked once you have paid your deposit on the website.

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