When was the last time you went for a walk? I’m talking about a walk that got you breathless, put the colour in your cheeks and made you feel alive?
As we know Yoga and Pilates is a wonderful discipline with many health benefits, physical, mental and spiritual but when combined with hiking the benefits are endless. As an impact exercise walking is aerobic meaning that your heart rate is raised, pumping blood through your body at a faster pace improving your overall fitness and health. Alongside the physical benefits, walking allows the mind to clear and absorb the surroundings and provides a blank canvas for new thoughts and ideas to blossom.
I’m heading off to beautiful Snowdonia in May to hold a yoga, pilates and walking retreat. The last time I went we had an amazing four days, taking in the beautiful landscapes, Welsh mountains and clear air. It was the perfect place for relaxation, meditation and yoga – uninterrupted nature and breathtaking scenery. The walks combined with the yoga and pilates classes gave everyone the opportunity to stride out feeling full of energy and sleep peacefully after a lovely Yoga Nidra session before bed.
I stress to anyone attending that it is up to them how much or how little you do – so don’t feel obliged to kit yourself out a la Bear Grylls!
If you’d like to join me on this retreat which will be held at the Dru Yoga Snowdonia Mountain Lodge which has a newly refurbished yoga studio, full details and can be found on my website here: http://www.sallyparkesyoga.com/Snowdonia_Wales_yoga_retreat_with_sally_parkes.html. Please note I am now offering a £50 discount on this retreat bringing the price down to £277pp. This is for a shared room although limited single rooms are available at extra cost). If you have any questions please just ask – email me firstname.lastname@example.org