Where to Enjoy Yoga in the Hills

woman doing yoga in the grassy hillsFor centuries, the practice of yoga has been regarded as a nourishing and healing activity for physical and mental wellbeing. The benefits of yoga are endless, and practicing regularly creates strength, awareness, and harmony in the body and mind. There are more than one hundred different types of yoga, and most sessions are typically comprised of breathing exercises, meditation, and postures or poses that stretch and flex various muscle groups. Whether you’re an advanced practitioner or just starting out, taking a yoga class in Hocking Hills, Ohio is guaranteed to make your day a little brighter.

Get Bendy Doing Yoga in the Hills

If you’re looking to ease your mind and get a great workout, doing yoga in the hills is the perfect compliment to any relaxing getaway. You may even make friends with some fellow yogis! Here are some of the best places to get your “om” on.

Bowen House

Join the friendly Hocking Hills community every Thursday at 5:30 PM at the Bowen House for a stress-relieving, all-levels yoga class! Experienced practitioner Ellie DelMatto will lead the class through a series of heart-opening sun salutations and refreshing backbends to restore and relax the body and mind. You’ll leave with a sense of gratitude and will feel centered and balanced for the rest of the day!

The Hocking Hills Winery

Every Tuesday at 6 PM throughout October, head to the gorgeous Hocking Hills Winery at 6 PM for an exciting exploratory yoga class. You’ll learn about everything from twists and backbends to inversions and mantras, and will improve your own practice through breath, alignment, and endurance. The class is recommended for fit beginners and those with previous yoga experience, so grab your mat and get ready to sweat!

Or, if you’re newer to the practice, Begin Yoga on is an excellent class that’s dedicated to the fundamentals of yoga practice. Students will learn how to link their minds, bodies, and breath in a slow-paced flow and will develop strength, flexibility, and bodily awareness. Each Thursday at 5:30 PM, beginners and students of all skill levels are welcome to attend the class and learn the roots of yoga. All you have to do is show up and try it!

Nama-“Stay” at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!

If you’re wary about attending a formal class, feel free to bring your mat to the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls on January 1-3 2016, and ring in the new year by attending our Hocking Hills New Year Retreat! Daily yoga and meditation classes will be led by The Yoga Bar founder Rachel Roberts and will help you set a clear intention for the new year. Plus, you can refuel with delicious meals from our in-house restaurant, Kindred Spirits, and if your muscles get tense after all of that moving, pamper yourself with a restorative massage at our calming spa. This is a great retreat for singles, couples, and friends, so book your spot today!

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