June 11, 2017 - 10:00am

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park

Forest & Field: Yoga Hike-Little River Trail
Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Experience yoga while enjoying the beauty that is Desoto State Park!

Join yoga teacher Deidre Brown and park naturalist Brittney Hughes for a great outdoor experience of strengthening yoga poses AND hiking along beautiful trails. This hike will be a mix of trail hiking with an outdoor yoga session. Combining hiking and yoga practice in the great outdoors confers benefits unmatched in any other setting. You get the light cardio and strength-building that hiking offers, the toning, flexibility, and relaxation that yoga offers, and the powerful connection to Mother Nature that being outdoors offers.
What to know: Yoga poses are alignment based which makes them perfect for those beginning their yoga practice. Deidre has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Wear comfortable shoes; bring a hike-friendly yoga mat/square or towel if you wish (most poses will be standing poses), water and a snack.
This hike will be along the yellow trail following the West Fork of Little River from the DeSoto State Park Lodge onto the historic CCC trailside shelter for some nice views of the river.  Moderate hiking, there and back, less than 2 miles.
Date: June 11, 2017
Time: 10:00-12:00 (CST)
Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Meet at DeSoto State Park Lodge
Fee: Free, but pre-registration is required. Hikes are open to all ages. Email for more info.
This program is made possible by a Stringfellow Health Fund Grant of the NE AL Community Foundation and the Conservation Education Institute.