Desoto State Park

Yoga on the Mountain

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UPDATE (10/11/2020): Currently DeSoto State Park will be holding certain events during the month of October. Details are subject to change; any updates will be posted on the event pages on this website & our facebook event page. Campfire talks & serious skill series workshops are postponed until further notice. The events for the month of November will be updated soon. For current information on any event, please email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov

Yoga on the Mountain

Fall UPCOMING EVENTS:

(More classes & hikes may be added periodically)

*COVID19 note: all classes will be have room to space out. For yoga hikes, we ask you to mask at the meeting place/trailheads, then space apart on the trail.*

 

 

Yoga on the Mountain: Neverland Trail Yoga Hike

Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Experience yoga while enjoying the beauty that is Desoto State Park! Join instructor Destin Padgett 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 or continuing their yoga practice. Wear closed-toe shoes & weather appropriate clothes; bring a hike-friendly yoga mat or towel if you wish (most poses will be standing poses), water and a snack. We will be coming out at dusk for this one, bring a headlamp if you wish.

About the hike: This hike is approximately 3 1/2 miles round trip, moderate. Trail weaves thru hardwood forest with sandstone outcroppings, streams, wetlands, and an old homeplace along the trail.

Date: October 16, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Country Store on Co. Rd. 89-will caravan to Lost Falls Trailhead

Fee: $10.00 per person. Pre-registration is required, so we know how many to expect. Hike is open to ages 8 to adult. Email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for more info or to pre-register.

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Yoga on the Mountain: Daybreak Class

Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Relax in a beautiful place! Join us for a fun yoga class along the banks of Little River in the DeSoto Falls picnic area.

 Experience the peace & quiet of nature as instructor Destin Padgett guides you with relaxing, alignment-based poses. Perfect for those beginning their yoga practice or for those wanting to try something new!

Classes are open to local residents and park visitors alike. No pre-registration required!

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020

Time: 8:00-9:00 am

Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. DeSoto Falls Picnic area, 7 miles from the main park area.

Fee: 5.00 per participant per class (cash or checks). Bring mat/towel & water if you wish.  If weather is questionable- check with DSP Lodge before coming: 256.845.5380

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Yoga on the Mountain: Daybreak Class

Interested in starting your day in a positive way? Relax in a beautiful place! Join us for a fun yoga class along the banks of Little River in the DeSoto Falls picnic area.

 Experience the peace & quiet of nature as instructor Destin Padgett guides you with relaxing, alignment-based poses. Perfect for those beginning their yoga practice or for those wanting to try something new!

Classes are open to local residents and park visitors alike. No pre-registration required!

Date: November 8, 2020

Time: 8:00-9:00 am

Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. DeSoto Falls Picnic area, 7 miles from the main park area.

Fee: 5.00 per participant per class (cash or checks). Bring mat/towel & water if you wish.  If weather is questionable- check with DSP Lodge before coming: 256.845.5380

 

 

Want a class or hike on another date? For scheduling of classes/hikes for any size group, email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov 

 

 

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