Yoga on the Mountain: Gilliam Loop Yoga Hike at DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Experience yoga while enjoying the beauty that is Desoto State Park! Join instructor Destin Padgett 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. About the hike: This hike is approximately 3 1/2 miles round trip, moderate. Trail weaves thru mixed hardwoods forest on the Gilliam Loop trail. 4 p.m. $5.00 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. If weather is questionable- check with DSP Lodge before coming: 256.845.5380.