Hot on the heels of the hiking trend, comes hoga – a restorative combo of hiking and yoga. The two activities are the perfect pairing: work your body and connect with the outdoors as you trek through nature, then turn your focus inwards as you stretch your body and restore your mind with daily yoga sessions. You’ll find a wealth of choice out there from back-to-nature yurt retreats to exclusive five-star settings.
STRETCH & CHILL
Invigorate your body and relax your mind with hiking, vinyasayoga and mindfulness meditation on Cliffs of Moher’s Connect to Nature Yoga and Hiking Weekend in Ireland. Start your day with invigorating morning yoga to warm up your hiking muscles. Then return to gentle, restorative yoga, stretching out sore muscles while you drink in views of the Atlantic Ocean from the retreat’s glass-fronted studio. Unwind in the wood-burning hot tubs or have a massage before you curl up beside the turf tire and enjoy delicious organic food. The perfect recipe for renewal.
VALE DE MOSES, PORTUGAL
Escape to Serra de Estrela, one of the largest wild pine forests in Europe, for a nurturing retreat. Learn to listen to your body and relieve stress with daily yoga sessions in a wood and glass shala that quad room, including all classes, meals, floats above herb gardens. drinks, walks, hot tub and sauna; cliffsofmoherretreat.com.