Yoga + Hiking + Meditation in the Swiss Alps

Visited some family recently in Switzerland and I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to do some of my favorite things in the Alps. (Cue Julie Andrews circa The Sound of Music, lol.) We hiked, meditated and did yoga amidst the mighty mountains around Interlaken. The views and memories are incredible! 

Namaste in Nature Featured in Asheville Citizen-Times

So excited and grateful to be featured in the Asheville Citizen-Times today! Click the link below for the full article about the origin and benefits of Namaste in Nature's unique combination of yoga, hiking and meditation in the great outdoors!

Hiking yoga: Sun salutations on the earth and under the sun

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ASHEVILLE – Yoga, if not the way of the world, is certainly the way things move in Asheville. Whether it’s Hatha yoga or hot yoga or yoga with goats, everybody seems to bending and stretching and reaching to better health...
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Outdoor Yoga at the First Annual Nature Festival

I was honored to teach an outdoor class at the First Annual Nature Festival sponsored by Land & Lore Ecotours at the Bywater in Asheville this weekend. This was super fun, family-friendly event to celebrate the flora and fauna all around us that we sometimes take for granted. Thank you to all the lovely ladies that joined me for an hour long practice

Yoga is a fun & healthy activity to add to any outdoor festival or event. Email hello@namasteinnature.com to include a class during your special occasion! 

Fabi's Bachelorette Yoga Hike

Fabi's Bachelorette Yoga Hike

Congrats to bride-to-be Fabi and her beautiful bridesmaids. We all enjoyed a lovely waterfall hike and outdoor yoga class (and encountered some friendly four-legged friends along the way.) The waterfall was extra water-y since we got some rain this week!

Nature and bestie bonding time... What better way to start a special weekend in Asheville?! 

Presentation & Outdoor Yoga at REI Asheville

Tonight I shared a presentation on the scientifically proven health benefits of yoga, hiking, meditation and Earthing at REI in Asheville, NC. It was wonderful to share what I've learned from doing research on these subjects, as well as my own personal experiences. 

The presentation was followed by a relaxing full yoga class outside in the park with super soft grass - perfect for Earthing - next to the building. The weather and timing were perfect as we transitioned into Savasana right as the sun sank below the horizon. 

Namaste and thank you to Bri and REI for hosting me and helping to organize this special event as well as all the lovely ladies in attendance. 

Robyn's Bachelorette Yoga Hike

We're so grateful Robyn and her bridesmaids made us a part of their special bachelorette weekend in Asheville! What better way to bond than hiking to a beautiful waterfall, meditating then doing an outdoor yoga class together? It's the perfect, relaxing way to start a fun weekend. 

Book your own bachelorette yoga hike via our schedule or email hello@namasteinnature.com to book a private yoga hike for you and your besties! 

Women's Wellness Weekend

Today was a beautiful day for hosting a mountain yoga hike for 7 lovely ladies from Kentucky! This class was coordinated with our new partner Asheville Wellness Tours, who can enhance your Asheville adventures with unique & healthy activities like sound healing, tarot readings, massage, salt therapy, food tastings and more! 

Yoga Hiking at Black Balsam and Tennet Mountain

I couldn't have ordered more perfect weather this weekend! After enjoying the scenic drive up the Blue Ridge parkway, we took the Art Loeb trail over several beautiful balds at Black Balsam and Tennet Mountain. It's a bit more challenging because the ground is never as flat as a studio floor, but that's part of the fun! 

More Mountain Yoga

What a wonderful weekend! I got to do outdoor yoga on not one, but two beautiful mountain balds! I returned to Max Patch in the morning then camped at Carver's Gap that same night.

I started out using a mat but the grass was so soft that I eventually decided to practice au natural.

There's something magical about that mountain air and being surrounded by the Blue RIdge ranges on all sides! 

Wonderful Women's Weekend Getaway

I was so grateful that these lovely ladies made me a part of their special weekend getaway. Self-care is so important! Remember to treat yo'self once in a while!

A yoga + meditation + hike is the perfect activity for a girls weekend or bachelorette party!

Mountain Yoga At Max Patch

 

Scouting a new location for a yoga hike. How amazing would it be to meditate and practice yoga surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on all sides?!

Happy Couple Forest Yoga Hike

I very much enjoyed meeting and practicing yoga with Chris and Michelle while they were exploring Asheville. Pink Beds is such a nice place to wander around in the woods before a practice in the grassy clearing. It's the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and keep exploring the Pisgah National Forest afterwards and it's close to the Cradle of Forestry and Sliding Rock. 

 

Proud Sponsor of Asheville Yoga Festival

Asheville Yoga Festival was bigger and better than ever this year! The Mountain Air Market and Music centered around Pack Square and there were yoga classes with great teachers all over the city. If you didn't get a chance to go this year, it's happening again next year, same time, same place (July 27-29, 2018)! 

Waterfall Yoga Hike Private Tour

I thoroughly enjoyed a private waterfall yoga hike with Katelyn today! We hiked all the way to the top of the falls for a wonderful meditation followed by a more advanced yoga practice. 

THat's the beauty of custom tours, it's all about you and your level of hiking/yoga. :)

Contact us to book your own custom/private tour! 

Free 4th of July Yoga + Hike + Meditation

Free 4th of July Yoga + Hike + Meditation

We put the FREE in freedom for our 4th of July hike to Catawba Falls. It was a beautiful morning and we actually hiked to the upper falls this time. So proud of how dirty our mats got that day. ;) 

Second Yoga Hiking Meet-Up

Second Yoga Hiking Meet-Up

It was another perfect day for some yoga, hiking and meditation in the forest! 

We had 8 friendly and optimistic new friends that shared a unique experience we won't soon forget.

I think this is going to be a regular hiking spot for Waterfall Wednesdays!

First Yoga Hiking Meet-Up

First Yoga Hiking Meet-Up

Hey y'all!

Well I couldn't have asked for better weather or a better location for our first yoga hiking meet-up group! 

There's nothing like meditating and practicing yoga surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature! 

We learned a lot and are excited to keep progressing towards offering more regularly scheduled tours throughout Asheville! 

Land & Lore Ecotours is LIVE!

Land & Lore Ecotours is LIVE!

Hey y'all!

I believe in maintaining both body and mind.

So, if you want to get out a burn a few calories on the trails while also learning about local history and ecology, check out Land & Lore Ecotours. You'll see all kinds of flora and fauna, amazing views and support a local Asheville company committed to sustainability and environmental education.

Jennifer has a phD in biology and is super passionate about the Appalachian area where she grew up. See for yourself in the video below!