- August 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Let’s Meet Up Wednesday Aug 14 for a Sunset Hike & Beach Yoga at Meadowdale Trail
Hike: “Intermediate” 2.5 miles, round-trip, with some elevation gain and stairs (425ft) on the way back up
Yoga: 60 minute all-levels Vinyasa yoga class beachside
Date/Time: Wednesday Aug 14, 6:30pm – 9pm
Age Recommendation: 8 years+ (see FAQs for questions about bringing little ones or dogs)
We’ll gather at the Meadowdale Beach trailhead, also known as Lund’s Gulch, (Edmonds/Lynnwood) at 6:30pm. At 6:45pm we’ll hike the 1.25 miles down to the beach through a beautiful forested trail. The hike is short, with some switchbacks and stairs, but overall a good beginner/intermediate hike.
When we arrive at the beach, we’ll set up our mats on the beach (sandy and flat shore). The yoga practice will be a 60 minute slow-flow Vinyasa yoga practice, focusing on strengthening, stretching, breathing, and connecting to nature. We’ll get a little sandy as we breathe and flow with the ocean and a sunset as the backdrop to our yoga practice.
Bring your own yoga mat, or simply a large pool towel. The sun will be setting during our practice, and we’ll enjoy the final sunset before hiking back up to our cars. The yoga practice is all-levels – designed for beginner and experienced yogis alike!
MEET UP DETAILS
Space is limited! The suggested meet up fee goes toward the yoga instruction and meet up organization, with 5% of proceeds donated to Washington Trail Association. I’ll also bring sparkling water/tea (or hot cocoa)/snacks/smiles to share before and after the hike. We’ll meet up rain or shine. In severe/unsafe weather, I will reschedule the meet up and/or offer a yoga credit (or refund) to attend a future meet up.
What to bring: Your own yoga mat (or a large towel), a towel (for under or over your mat, especially if it’s a little wet out), shoes & clothes comfortable for hiking and yoga (layers highly recommended), water, and any additional snacks or beverages. More tips on what to bring will be emailed out to registered participants prior to the event.
I strongly believe in the outdoors and yoga for all! As such, the suggested meet up fee/contribution is just that – a suggestion! If cost is a barrier in any way, please sign up under the “scholarship/community” sign up option.
I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT® 200), passionate about combining community, yoga, and the outdoors. I look forward to hosting several yoga hike meet-ups this spring, summer, and fall. When not in the mountains, you can find me teaching at local yoga studios around the Seattle, Eastside, and Everett areas.
All meet up attendees are required to sign a waiver to participate. The hike meet up and yoga class are at your own risk. The hike is not a guided hike, we will simply meet up and hike together to the yoga location. Waivers will be emailed to registered participants, or available day-of to sign.
Venue: Meadowdale Beach Trail
From I-5, take exit 183 to 164th St SW, going west for about 1.3 miles. Continue on the main thoroughfare as it bears left and becomes 44th Ave W, while 164th St SW forks to the right as a minor street. After another 0.4 miles, at a traffic light, turn right onto 168th St SW and continue west. Go straight across Route 99, then after less than 0.5 mile, turn right on 52nd Ave W at a gas station. Go 0.5 miles, then turn left on 160th St SW where you will see a brown sign on the right, pointing left for “Meadowdale County Park”. Follow these brown signs at each of the next junctions: go 0.25 miles, then turn right on 56th Ave W. Go 0.25 miles, then go left on 156th St SW.
Free parking is available at the trailhead, if parking on the street, pay attention to any “no parking” signs. Note: For sunset hikes, park on the street outside the gated parking lot… just in case they close the gate before we get back up!