6 best mountain yoga destinations
West Virginia may be known for its heart-pounding adventures, but the Mountain State is also your perfect destination to find inner peace.
Check out these 6 mountain yoga trips that will leave you feeling balanced and renewed.
1. Opossum Creek Retreat | September
Enjoy a relaxing getaway to the picturesque New River Gorge. This workshop centers around the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Align yourself with nature and the lives around you during this high-energy journey. Stay in Opossum Creek Retreat’s handcrafted cabins and take some time to explore the woodland surroundings and the close-by town of Fayetteville.
2. Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Whether you are visiting Snowshoe for world-class skiing in the winter, or attending one of their fun summertime events, add some relaxation to your stay with a yoga class. Snowshoe has both Energy Medicine and Hatha Vinyasa Flow for guests of all levels.
3. Children’s Outdoor Yoga
Do you have a budding yogi in your family? Martinsburg Berkeley County Parks and Recreation has a Thursday evening outdoor yoga class for children, centered on nature and incorporating breathing exercises and storytelling. Check their website for upcoming dates.
4. Magic Island Summer Yoga
This summertime treat takes place at sunrise at Charleston’s riverfront Magic Island park. Start your day re-centering yourself as the sun rises over the Kanawha River. Bring your own mat, along with a towel to keep the morning dew off of it. The series is free and open to the public.
5. SUP yoga
Take to the water to take your yoga experience to a completely new level. Stand-up paddleboarding is quickly becoming one of the most popular watersports, and with its core-building balance, it is the perfect fit for yoga. Join instructors at Cheat Lake, Summersville Lake and the New River Gorge. You don’t even have to have any experience– in yoga or paddleboarding!
6. Fall Renewal Yoga Retreat | September
Escape to beautiful and soothing spa town of Berkeley Springs for 3 days and 2 nights of reflection, renewal and rejuvenation. Enjoy daily yoga classes in a variety of styles, outdoor guided meditation, nature walks and more, all against the stunning backdrop of an Appalachian autumn.
Bonus: This retreat is only 90 minutes from Baltimore and the DC Metro area!