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!
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.
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.
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).
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.