We are so excited to announce our first Yoga & Hike class happening Saturday 2nd October!
Take a break and reconnect with yourself and nature in our "mini" retreat. Enjoy the connection with nature in our Mindful Hike with a gentle asana sequence
As the name implies, Yoga Hiking is yoga in a soothing forest environment. Yoga hiking combines yoga elements improving body and mind and the calming effect of the forest.
The yoga hike consists of a few kilometers of hiking, a yoga session, and a relaxation exercise. Yoga hiking uses yoga asanas that open the body and senses nature with all five senses.
According to research, "forest baths" e.g. lower blood pressure, boost metabolism, and relieve depression. In addition, the forest improves alertness and concentration.
About the Instructor, Ramesh Sapkota
"I grew up in a culture where Yoga was not something to do but something to be
As a young child, I was introduced to a variety of yoga practices by my parents who continue to maintain the spiritual and cultural traditions of Nepal. Influenced by their practices, I started practicing yoga, mantras, and yantras at seven years of age, and during the course of my life have had the opportunity to live with gurus in ashrams and in caves where I learned the traditional yogic practices and a sattvic lifestyle.
Alongside my BFA (Bachelor in Fine Arts), BA in Sanskrit Mythology, Buddhism, and Yoga, I completed my 200 RYS with the World Yoga Alliance and have been teaching hatha yoga, mantra, yantra(mandala), tantra, pranayama, and nada yoga for the last several years as well as specializing in Himalayan singing bowl therapy and yantra meditation.
Whilst the majority of my time is spent teaching, sharing, and learning in the Kathmandu Valley, I have been privileged enough to teach internationally in high profile private sector companies (e.g. Google and Lululemon), prolific yoga studios and festivals throughout China, Thailand, Spain, Ukraine, UK, Germany, and Belgium that has led to a deeper knowledge of what yoga and yantra is and how it is interpreted from culture to culture. The incorporation of singing bowls, yantra imagery, and mantra into general hatha yoga practices ensures that the practitioners (students) enjoy an enriched yoga experience that unites both the physical and spiritual elements of the traditions. Ultimately, I seek to instill in people the same love of yoga that my parents and gurus instilled in me. "
Enjoy the connection with nature in our Mindful Hike with a gentle asana sequence!
Welcome to a great yoga hike on Saturday, 4th December 2021!
Pick up from Avata Wellness
Yoga mats for the hike
Pre-packed lunch boxes with Water
Drop-in Avata wellness