Connecting Your Practice with Nature
July 2-7, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
We live in a world where technology and modern life alienate us from our natural rhythms. We experience nature deficit disorder and are not sure how to reconnect with nature and ourselves. Cars and mass transit isolate us from the connective cadence of movement in hiking. Modern yoga has been boxed in by the hardwood floor studio-class experience.
This week, step away from your usual routine and experience how three fundamental components of nature, yoga, and hiking can enhance one another, fostering deep connection. Explore the incredible beauty and nature of Santa Cruz—from the towering redwood trees to the stunning coastline—while expanding your perception of hiking and yoga.
Plant seeds that help you integrate these three practices into your daily life. Being present in our bodies in nature produces heightened states of awareness that allow for healing and greater joy.
Eric Kipp is the founder of Hiking Yoga, which offers a unique, social yoga experience by combining the cleansing and heart-healthy cardio of group hiking with the centering and strengthening power of yoga.
As a tour guide for many years, and more influenced by Thoreau, Kerouac, and Muir than Patanjali, he led groups throughout Hawaii, Alaska, and California, until at the age of 30 he found yoga. In 2009, after eight years in the studio creating a solid yoga practice, Eric finally fused his two passions and Hiking Yoga was born.
Eric has been featured in Yoga Journal, the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and Men’s Journal, as well as on CBS, ABC, Frommer’s, and many other local and national media outlets. He has led workshops and retreats at the Omega Institute, the Esalen Institute, and at conferences, events, and retreat centers throughout the world.
Experience the profound health benefits of combining the heart-pumping adventure of hiking with the diverse movements of yoga.
Connect with others during the joyful social interactions that outdoor hikes naturally promote.
Release the feeling of isolation that can be a side-effect of modern living, and tap into your innate ability to reconnect with yourself, others, and the living world around you.
Download a sample schedule.
Must be able to hike up to 8 miles at a time on hills.
Walking, by Henry David Thoreau
The Mindful Hiker, by Stephen Altschuler
Walking Meditation: Peace is Every Step. It Turns the Endless Path to Joy, by Thich Nhat Hanh
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path, by Jack Kornfield
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
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