Thursday 7/28/2022 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday 10/26/2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$110.00 Four Seasons, Four Walks with Emily - all four dates
$35.00 Four Seasons, Four Walks - Feb. 15th
$35.00 Four Seasons, Four Walks - May 14th
$35.00 Four Seasons, Four Walks - July 28th
$35.00 Four Seasons, Four Walks - Oct. 26
Dates and locations:
Tuesday, February 15 @ 1 pm Seneca Bridle Trail to Potomac Heritage Trail Loop
Saturday, May 14 @ 10 am Blackburn Trail Center to Feather Knob via Appalachian Trail
Thursday, July 28 @ 8 am Blackburn Trail Center to Feather Knob via Appalachian Trail
Wednesday, October 26 @ 9 am Blackburn Trail Center to Feather Knob via Appalachian Trail
For each hike, we will meet at Beloved Yoga at the designated time to caravan or carpool to the hiking location.
Life is deeply cyclical. The seasons cycle and our breath cycles. Life all around us is changing and cycling. Each walk is an invitation to align ourselves with the season’s own unique qualities. By opening ourselves to the qualities of each season, we can better understand ourselves and our relationship to nature. We can find comfort and wisdom in the cycles of life. By attuning ourselves to the cycles of nature, we support our own well-being and the wellbeing of the planet and the community of beings around us.
Experience each season from the outside in.
These walks will be 3-5 miles in distance and walked at a mindful pace. The trail surface is uneven and rocky in places. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Invitations to noticing and meditations will be offered. All are welcome.
These walks support our connection to the earth and to ourselves and to the community of beings around us.
And remember, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing, so dress appropriately in comfortable footwear and layers of clothing.
Emily began practicing yoga in 2001 at Integral Yoga Institute in Manhattan under the teachings of Swami Satchidananda. Immediately she felt more connected, peaceful and resilient and continued to practice many different types of yoga in many settings. Wanting to deepen her understanding of the process that was happening both on and off the mat as a result of yoga, she enrolled in teacher training. Emily is a RYT-500 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor.
Yoga continues to help Emily see life with clarity and enables her to remain an observer in the midst of a hectic life. Yoga helps her let go and let the change come, to bend and not break.
Emily is inspired and humbled every time she teaches yoga. She loves to see the courage it takes to be on the mat and fully present, and the compassion it takes to be exactly where you are and how you are. Emily’s classes cultivate self-awareness by encouraging her students to step into the powerful position of the observer, which allows us to remain calm and neutral, acting rather than reacting in our life. Emily’s intention as a teacher is to inspire and guide students in a compassionate and nurturing environment in hopes of spreading more light in the world.
Emily believes yoga is the path to greater self-awareness and healing. She is honored to share yoga and its benefits with others. She also loves hiking, having bonfires, knitting, reading, and finding the sacred in the mundane.