- August 17, 2019
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Let’s Meet Up Saturday, August 17 for Hiking and Outdoor Yoga at Olallie Lake!
Hike: “Intermediate” 6.2 miles, roundtrip with medium/gradual elevation climb (1220 ft over 3 miles up)
Yoga: 60 minute all-levels Vinyasa yoga class at the alpine lake
Date/Time: Saturday August 17, 7:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Talapus & Olallie Lake Trailhead, Snoqualmie Pass (60 min drive from Seattle)
Age Recommendation: Geared toward adults, children 8 years+ welcome to participate (see FAQs for more info on bringing kids)
Join us for a hiking and yoga meet up! We’ll gather at the Talapus and Olallie Lakes trailhead at 7:30am. At 7:45am we’ll start hiking the 3.1 miles up to the lake. This hike has medium/spread out elevation on a wide trail, gaining 1,200 feet over 3 miles. It is a beautiful forested hike, with stunning forest, mountain, and alpine lake views.
As needed, we can break into smaller groups to respect the trail and support different paces, but no hiker left behind — everyone in the group will be supported for the hike and yoga portions of the meet up. This will be a smaller/more intimate group meet up. More info on the hike difficulty and terrain here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/talapus-lake
When we arrive at the lake, we will set up our mats in an open campsite or open field. The yoga practice will be a 60 minute slow-flow Vinyasa yoga practice, focusing on strengthening, stretching, breathing, and connecting to nature. Practicing outdoors is truly magical. Expect to get just a little dirty and enjoy the stunning views as we connect to nature and our breathe. The yoga practice is all-levels – designed for beginner and experienced yogis alike! After yoga, you can take an optional dip in the lake before hiking back down!
Depending on the pace of the group, we should be back to the trailhead by 1:00pm.
MEET UP DETAILS
Space is limited. The meet up fee goes toward the yoga instruction, with 5% of proceeds donated to Washington Trail Association. We’ll also hook you up with coffee/tea/snacks/smiles before and after the yoga hike. We’ll meet up rain or shine. In severe/unsafe/stormy/smokey weather, I will reschedule the meet up and/or offer a yoga credit to all registered guests to attend a future yoga hike or class. This is not a guided hike or ticketed event, simply a chance to gather, hike together, and enjoy outdoor yoga. The fee is not required to attend, if you would like to attend and cost is a barrier, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up under the scholarship option. We are simply a group of outdoor enthusiasts and all are welcome!
What to bring: Your own yoga mat, 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 lunch or additional snacks. More tips on what to bring will be emailed out to registered participants prior to the event.
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.
Registrations and yoga meet up fees are non-refundable and are not transferable from one date to another, however they are exchangeable from one person to another. In the event the meet up is cancelled or postponed due to severe weather, or if a minimum of 5 participants is not met, I will provide a credit for a future outdoor yoga meet up. 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 Website: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/talapus-lakeAddress:
From Seattle, head east on I-90 to exit 45. Turn left, and drive under the freeway on FR 9030. In 1 mile follow the road around to the right at a junction. Continue straight on a gravel, watch for potholes, trailhead is at the road’s end. Northwest Forest Pass required, available at the trailhead.