That's a WRAP, 2021 !
We are BEYOND GRATEFUL for being able to complete our FIRST SEASON of Hike to Yoga!
=24 consecutive Hike to Yoga Saturdays from mid-May until Saturday Nov 6!
=11 hours of Hike Leader training with the Los Angeles Audubon Society resulting in 15 Hike Leaders!
=79 total hours of Hike Leader volunteer hours AKA community leadership in action
=10 youth for a 4-hour Hike to Yoga field trip with the Black & Asian Pacific Islander Solidarity Mural Group
=2 fundraising off-site events, July sound bath beach bonfire and our first ever annual celebration at local business Post & Beam this past Saturday
We were able to do this work with your support and we are now formally incorporated and pending 501c3 status!
PLEASE HELP US FINISH THIS YEAR STRONGER THAN EVER, HELP US FINISH THIS FUNDRAISER!
In The News
what we do
The mission of Hike to Yoga LA is to hold community space in nature that promote cardiovascular exercise for improved heart and physical health, while combining the benefits of mindfulness and gentle movement to improve mental health and general well-being.
This pandemic has brought increased isolation and stress and there is an increased need for accessible health prevention services in open green spaces. Hike to Yoga LA aims to be the catalyst for change, community, and public health.
who we are
We are a community of humans who are walking the talk:
breathe the beat-- by taking mindful walks through nature, and practicing movement together in unity.
when we connect
8:00am Hike, 9:00am Yoga
Every Saturday Starting May 15, 2021
where we meet
East Trailhead, Don Lorenzo & La Brea
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Los Angeles, CA
"The mission of Hike to Yoga LA, which Hang Hutter launched in April 2019, is to increase individual self-care awareness through community, nature and yoga."
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does this work?
Meet at 8am at the East Trailhead of Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, which is at Don Lorenzo and La Brea.
If you intend on meeting for the hike, route your car to "Don Lorenzo and La Brea." There is street parking and other park lots nearby. You will need to cross the street and take the steps up to the East Trailhead map sign.
Upon arrival, each participant signs the liability form and the roster.
You will have the choice to join a Hike Leader to have a "respectful-distanced" mindful hike experience, or you may take a self-guided hike. Your Hike Leader will hold space for introductions and mindful pauses during your hike towards the yoga location. Be prepared to say your name, where you reside, and your take on the theme of the week. Themes are announced in the weekly newsletter sent every Wednesday, subscribe here
A few minutes before 9am, the hike ends at the Bluff, where you can find restrooms and water fountains.
At 9 am, we will begin the yoga class.
Afterwards, we take a photo for social media, join in with your favorite yoga pose of the day!
If you decide to post on social media, please tag us @HiketoYogaLA!
How much does this cost?
This is a community initiative fueled by donations and volunteer hours. Please share your abundance energy with us through donating to our GoFundMe. 100 percent of your donation goes into making these community events accessible to all participants!
Please consider joining our VIP Membership Circle to get a Logo Pin (flash your VIP pin to our sign-in team, no need to sign in more than once!) and exclusive invitations to members-only events.
When I enter "Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area" in my GPS, why does it give me an address on La Cienega?
The La Cienega entrance is the official entrance to the park. There is a $7 cash-only parking fee on the weekends. Enter here, take the road all the way up, and park by the Burke Roche picnic area/restrooms if you want to ONLY join the 9am yoga.
What kind of trail will the group hike?
There are many trails up to the yoga location but we plan to have Hike Leaders for our Signature moderate, nature-full trail with inclines and declines. The trail will take us to up to the Bluff where there are restrooms and water fountains. This 2021 Season we will be debuting the Hummingbird trail (Park to Playa trail + Bowl loop), which is more flat and takes you through a beautiful hummingbird garden. Both hikes will be about 40-45 minutes.
What if I only want to do the yoga class, what is the easiest way to get to yoga at 9 am?
You can pay $7 cash for parking, enter at the La Cienega entrance, and park right by the Burke Roche picnic area/restrooms. Walk about 2 minutes down the Bluff to the 9/11 Memorial Tree.
Who will be teaching the yoga classes? Will the classes be beginner-friendly?
We have an awesome team of Hike to Yoga LA Yoga Teachers, including Hike to Yoga LA Founder, Laurie, who enjoys teaching her signature Yoga Wave Circle!
Our teacher team is diverse in age and body-type, and are ready to inspire you with community, nature and of course, yoga!
Yoga class is 60 minutes long, starts promptly at 9 am. Please be on time as it is distracting to join when class has already started.
What should I bring?
Your yoga mat, yoga towel, beach towel, or just do yoga on the earth! (Might be wet from morning dew!) It is advisable that you have a mat strap or backpack since you are responsible for your own mat!
Don't forget your own reusable water bottle to stay hydrated; there is a water fountain by the Bluff area.
What happens after the Hike to Yoga event? How do I get back to the meeting point?
The Park to Playa trail is flat and should take about 15-20 minutes to get back to the Don Lorenzo and La Brea meeting point.