About us

Who are Yoga Hikes and what makes our trips special

About Yoga Hikes

Yoga Hikes is run by Yen Yau and Kevin Blissett and was set up so we could share our love of the mountains, hiking and yoga with as many like minded people as possible.  We live in the Lake District so have developed a great love and knowledge of the local area.

Our yoga hiking weekend breaks and holidays are mainly aimed at single, or solo travellers, and friends. We aim for them to be sociable and easy going, as well as sometimes challenging.  So when you book on one of our trips, you will be sharing generally with a mixed group of about 16 people, so its a great opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy the weekend in a friendly and sociable environment.  On every trip we often have people who have been with us before and people who have been recommended by friends so we are doing something right!

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All locations are carefully chosen by us to offer something unique and that are close to a variety of great hiking routes.  We do have a wide variety of accommodation for different trips from Rydal Hall a stately home, the historic Nab Cottage, an organic farm in Spain to a 5 star hostel in Grasmere.  We usually have sole exclusive use and an onsite space for us to practice yoga.   We plan and organise our events thoroughly using our local knowledge so all you have to do is to turn up, making the most of your time with us.

Our yoga hikes weekends all include walks led by Kevin and Yen, where we aim to be out walking for about 6 hours each day and we usually finish with plenty of tea and homemade cake by Yen, when we return.  The trips we run are aimed at people who are already fairly fit and can be quite demanding, if you are not used to walking in the mountains.

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About Yen – Founder

Yen is a qualified yoga teacher  with a specialist interest in yoga for sport, and has practiced yoga for almost 25 years. She enjoys  the great outdoors ; hiking, trekking, cycling, climbing and skiing, and is also a qualified personal trainer and yoga sports coach.  Apart from running Yoga Hikes, Yen also teaches groups and private clients locally in the Lake District.  Yen is registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals and is also trained as a Walking Group Leader.

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About Kevin – Founder

Kevin is a fully qualified UK and International Mountain Leader who has led treks and walks for international and UK companies in Nepal, Africa and UK.  In addition he climbs regularly, is Single Pitch Award climbing trained, a keen cyclist and has led a Lands End to John O’Groats ride. He has summited several 4000m peaks in the Alps, trekked in the Everest Region, led a trek across the alps from Chamonix to Zermatt.  Kevin is a member of the Mountain Training Association and BAIML (British Association of International Mountain Leaders).

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Together we are Yoga Hikes and we run regular short breaks throughout the Lake District and southern Spain.

If you are looking for something more adventurous and challenging, please visit our sister website Mountain Hikes for hiking only breaks, holidays and treks

We are fully qualified and insured for the activities that we offer.


Our Team

Most of our breaks are run and hosted by Kevin and Yen, with Kevin leading the hikes and Yen teaching the yoga classes.
As we increase the number of trips we run we are also expanding our team to take advantage of other teachers and mountain leaders with great local knowledge and experience.

Imogen Field

Imogen is a yoga teacher trained with the British Wheel of Yoga and teaches mixed ability classes around the South Lakes area. Imogen has been practicing for 10 years and along her yoga journey she has worked with teachers of Ashtanga vinyasa, Sivananda and Iyengar styles. Elements of all these classical yoga traditions have developed her current practice and teaching.

When not on the yoga mat Imogen enjoys being outdoors in the Lake District and all the beautiful surrounding areas walking and looking out for wildlife.



Val Kerr


Val has had a lifelong love of the mountains and is a qualified Mountain Leader living in Skipton, Yorkshire

Val enjoys walking and has hiked extensively in The Lakes, Scotland and Snowdonia and now Yorkshire.

Val enjoys trekking, running, skiing, cycling, playing tennis and has summited Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso and Kilimanjaro.

Val leads on some of our yoga and hiking weekends in the Lake District.


Johan Welsh

Johan is a qualified Dru Yoga teacher who has been teaching classes in Yorkshire for the last few years


and has recently moved to the Lake District.

Johan is passionate about the amazing benefits that yoga brings and in Dru, it’s flowing movements and emphasis on soft joints and core stability, that enable you to feel energised and revitalised. By using the breath, you will discover how to enhance your postures and movement during each stage of your yoga  practice. Dru yoga is suitable for all ages, including newcomers to yoga.






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