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Hiking Yoga at Camelback Mountain / Echo Canyon Trail. (Limited To 12 people) (Minimum of Two People)
Monday & Tuesday (9:00 AM - 10:45 AM, and then again at 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM) (Cost $50.00)

(Moderate to Challenging) This hike will get your heart pumping! We meet at the Veranda of Echo Canyon Trail. We will start with 15 minutes of stretching & yoga. Then it's time to climb 20 to 25 minutes depending on physical shape you may be in, and then we cut southwest on a side trail to a flat surface overhanging the valley! We will proceed with another 45 minutes of Yoga & Chi Gong! Then its 30 minutes coming down holding on to metal railing coming down a steep trail! For groups, and individuals needing more of a hike, you can continue hiking up the mountan for another 30 to 40 minutes, and come down without your Arizona Hiking Instructor. (Be patient with parking, people are leaving every 5 minutes, and you will find parking) (If you are from out of town you might want to take a taxi to trail, and call a taxi to get back to hotel!) (Has bathrooms & water)

Address is: 57 N Echo Canyon Parkway
Google map.

Tom's Thumb location, AZ
Reed Rahn practicing Hiking Yoga at McDowell Mountains.




Hiking Yoga - at A Mountain (Tempe Butte) downtown Tempe (Limited to 12 people) (Minimum of Two People)
By apointment only... (classes will resume in the spring)

(Easy to Moderate Hiking and easy yoga) Walk the landmark of the first settlers of The Valley of the Sun. We will see ancient petroglyph of the ancient Hokokam. This hike is a perfect way to get recharged to blow through the rest of your day with lots of energy. We meet at the northeast parking lot of Third Street & Mill Avenue (Parking is $2.00), on the North side of downtown Tempe, where we will start practice yoga for 10 minutes. Next we climb, and hike the Butte for 20 minutes from top to bottom from one side to the other side. On the way down from the very top, we let go more of the day practicing yoga for 20 minutes in a beautiful little mountain park, which overlooks the valley to the south, and southwest with all its incredible views. After becoming totally centered from stretching and breathing we will walk back down the little mountain for 10 minutes to stop and finish with a 5-minute standing breathing meditation at the end. (We meet at the southeast corner of parking lot, next to train tracks). Look for instructor guide with ASU umbrella that is red, and yellow.

Directions to location: Parking Entrance is at the south end of the lot, located at Mill and West 3rd Street.
Parking area: Google map.



Hiking Yoga at Papago Park (Limited to 12 people) (Minimum of Two People)
Wednesday & Friday (9:00 AM - 10:35 AM, and then again at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (Cost $35.00)

Easy Hiking & Easy Yoga... Walk the sacred grounds of the ancient Hohokam tribe. Connect with the majestic Sandstone Red Rocks of the Arizona Desert. Right across from the entrance of the Phoenix Zoo is North Moreland Street. From North Galvin Parkway is the parking lots we start are Arizona Hiking Yoga heading north. We start out with 10 minutes of stretching, and yoga. Then we hike 10 minutes to the base of Papago Butt! The little mountains where formed some 15 million years ago, the ancient Hohokam used many of the holes in the rocks, as opening to track the solstices. With the face of the mountain towering your presence, you will practice 30 minutes of yoga and then we hike back to the beginning of the trail where you started 10 minutes, we will then proceed with a final 5-minute standing meditation to end our experience. When you are finished you will be ready to keep on enjoy the rest of your day. (Meet at the Veranda north of parking lot). Look for instructor guide with ASU umbrella that is red, and yellow.

Directions to location: Galvin Parkway to North Moreland St, Parking Entrance is on the North side of North Moreland St.
Parking area: Google map.



Hiking Yoga at Dreamy Draw Park on Tail #100. (Limited To 12 people) (Minimum of Two People)
Sunday (9:00 AM - 11:45 AM, and then again at 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM) (Cost $125.00)

(Moderate hiking and easy yoga) We meet at the volleyball court at Dreamy Draw, where we'll spend 15 minutes stretching our bodies and practicing yoga poses, then we'll head south on trail #100, which is a moderate trail with a nice incline. As we hike up the trail we will overlook the valley to the north. After hiking for 45 minutes we will stop in a valley completely surrounded by beautiful desert that shows little to no trace of mankind, with a beautiful view of Piewesta Peak to the south. We will practice yoga for 45 minutes connecting with the earth, and then it's back down the trail for 45 minutes of hiking, looking at Four Peaks to the east and marveling at a beautiful petroglyph that over looks the valley to the north. When we reach the bottom we will have a 5- minute standing meditation to close our session. (Meeting on Volleyball court, south of the parking lot).

Directions to location: Exit Northern Ave off of Hwy 51, head East to the end of the Dreamy Draw.
Meet at the South side of the parking lot for the start of the Dreamy Draw hike Parking area: Google map.
Look for instructor guide with ASU umbrella that is red, and yellow.



Hiking Yoga at South Mountain - Mormon, National, and Hidden Valley Trails (Limited To 12 people) (Minimum of Two People)
Saturday (9:00 AM - 11:45 AM, and then again at 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM) (Cost $125.00)

(Moderate to Challenging hiking and easy yoga) If you're in good shape it's moderate, if you are a little out of shape it will be more challenging. An amazing hike... see some of the tallest Saguaro cactus in Arizona. See dazzling rock formations. We meet at the Mormon Trail parking lot, stretching for 15 minutes before we hit the trail. This trail wastes very little time, climbing very quickly for a good 45 minutes, then dropping down into a valley on top of the mountain where we walk 15 more minutes to a tunnel of rocks where we walk through to the real Hidden Valley. Then we practice one hour of Yoga. After yoga we will walk back down for another 45 minutes to where we started. Then we will finish with a 5 to 10 minute standing meditation (Special note: If parking lot is full, there is plenty of parking on 24th Street & East Samantha Way. (Meet by the veranda). Look for instructor guide with ASU umbrella that is red, and yellow.

Directions to location: Head south on 24th Street, dead ends into E Valley View Dr. (additional overflow parking on 24th St., as well as E Euclid Ave.)
Parking area: Google map.



Hiking Yoga at Phoenix Mountain Park - Piestewa Peak (Limited to 12 people) (Minimum of Two People)
Thursday (9:00 AM - 10:45 AM, and then again at 1:00 PM - 12:45 PM) (Cost $50.00)

Easy to moderate hiking. Drive to the end of Squaw Peak Drive heading north. We will start with a 10-minute stretching of Yoga. Then we will take the majestic Freedom Trail #302 and walk for 30 minutes North to a place I call Cathedral Point. At this beautiful setting we will be encompassed by mountains in every direction. To the Southwest we will see Piestewa Peak. We will practice 30 minutes of yoga and then walk down 30 minutes to where we started. At the end we will take a 5-minute standing meditation to end this incredible journey. (Meet At Trail Head). Look for instructor guide with ASU umbrella that is red and yellow.

Directions to location: Take Lincoln Dr. to East Squaw Peak Dr. and follow it until it dead ends into the last parking area.
Parking area: Google map.






Weavers Needle
Weavers Needle
Large Yoga Class & Hiking Group & Photo Session Against Weavers Needle!
- SUPERSTITIONS WILDERNESS, THE FAMOUS PERALTA TRAIL, December 20, 2015.
(Limited to 12 people) (Cost $ 99.00) (Tonto National Forest Day Pass $6.00)
Must be in moderate condition. You will get the files from a 6-minute photo shoot with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, TIME MAGAZINE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PHOTOGRAPHER REED RAHN. (10:30 AM- 5:45 PM)

This is a moderate hike! One of the Top Ten Scenic hikes in Arizona! When on practices yoga at this location, one can feel the energy vibrating from every direction! Take I 60 east towards Globe from Apache Junction. Take a left north on Peralta Rd. This road goes throw a housing development and then turns into a dirt road heading north towards the Superstition Mountains. The road will lead you in to the mountains and dead end in to the Peralta Trail Parking Lot. We will meet a little farther south before that parking lot because chances are it will be full. Also you need to have a Tonto National Forest Day pass in your window of your vehicle, which you can buy at the gas station on the exit to Idaho road on your way east to Peralta Road! There will be a sign AZHY at the parking lot we will start our journey on. We start with 15 minutes of yoga and stretching. Then it's up the mountain hiking one hour and forty-five minutes past Fremont's saddle. This beautiful location is wear we will practice one hour and thirty overlooking the Superstition Wilderness. Then we will take a 30-minute brake taking lunch. Then we will walk another 5 minutes to take one hour of photographs of all the students practicing yoga against the majestic Weavers Needle, after Reed finishing photographing twelve yogi's and yoginis we will hike our way back down to our cars a hour and forty-five minutes away.

(Being prepared- this is an all day event, so plan on being 20 minutes early. Because we will leave with out you at 10:30 am. We have to stick to the schedule or we will be hiking in the dark. So bring a day pack with the following sun screen, water, snacks, lunch, warm jacket for evening, cloves, hat, charged cell phone, small flashlight just in case, but chances are you will not need it).



Siphan Draw
Siphan Draw
Large Yoga Class & Hiking Group & Photo Session Against Flat Iron!
- SUPERSTITIONS WILDERNESS, THE FAMOUS SIPHON DRAW January 31, 2016.
(Limited to 12 people) (Cost $ 99.00) (Entrance Fee $7.00 per four people)
Must be in moderate condition. You will get the files from a 6-minute photo shoot with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, TIME MAGAZINE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PHOTOGRAPHER REED RAHN. (10:30 AM- 5:45 PM)
One of the top three most scenic hikes in the valley of the sun! This hike is not very well known. Most people hike to the top of Flat Iron. We will be bellow the face of the cliffs for a dramatic setting for both Yoga and photography. Your first step is to make it to Lost DutchmanŐs State Park in Apache Junction to the starting point. We will start with a 15-minute stretch, and breathing of yoga! Then we will hike the breath-taking trail almost to the top of the mountain, which will take 2 hrs to reach our destination. The total hike is almost a 5.5 mile hike. When we reach this spot we will practice yoga for 1.5 hours! Then we will take a ? hour lunch! Lunch will be followed by a one-hour photo shoot of the majestic scene behind you of Flat Iron. After we are done we will take our time descending down from the mountain, which entails focusing on your steps so you don't get hurt. Not being in a rush will take 2.5 hours. When we reach the parking lot area you are invited to do a 5 to 6 minute standing meditation. Total time 6 to 6.5 hours! Hike starts a 10:00 Am ending a 5:30 PM.

(Being prepared- this is an all day event, so plan on being 20 minutes early. Because we will leave with out you at 10:30 am. We have to stick to the schedule or we will be hiking in the dark. So bring a day pack with the following sun screen, water, snacks, lunch, warm jacket for evening, cloves, hat, charged cell phone, small flashlight just in case, but chances are you will not need it).



OTHER UP COMING LARGE GROUP HIKES:
Flagstaff Weatherford Trail - October 2015
Sabino Canyon - November 2015
Peralta Trail - December 2015
South Mountain South Range - January 2016
McDowell Mountains- Toms Thumb - February 2016
Grand Canyon - March 2016
Havasui Falls - April 2016
Horton Springs - May 2016
Flagstaff Inner basin - June 2016
Tucson Mount Lemon - July 2016
Mount Graham - August 2016
Escudilla Wilderness - September 2016



Group Events
Book Arizona Hiking Yoga for your next event:
• Birthday Party
• Family get-together
• local Team Building Events
• and out-of-town convention activities for your company.

Please call for pricing.



Private Yoga & Hiking Trips
We also book a private Hiking & Yoga to anywhere in the state you might want to go. Reed has hiked many trails from the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff, San Francisco Peaks, Mount Lemon, Mt Graham, Chiricahua Mountains, Canyon De Chelly, Monument Valley, and Lake Powell. These out of town hikes also include having Reed bring his camera. That means you get a Hiking Yoga Expert, and a National Geographic, Yoga Photographer to record your hiking yoga trip. You just tell us where you want to go and what your budget is, and we create your trip.

Please call for pricing.





Things You Need To Know - WHAT TO BRING ON HIKES:
Inner-City Mountain Hikes & Yoga: Suggestions on what you can bring (or not bring) to the Inner-City Mountain Hikes & Yoga. Empty Bladder, make sure you go to the restroom before the class, Fanny Pack or Camelback Hydration Pack for water, optional hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, hiking shoes or gym shoes with good tread, yoga pants and shirt, or flexible pants with tight flexible top to hold in private areas, or a warm-up suit.
WHAT NOT TO BRING: (No open toe shoes, No perfume or after-shave, because the bugs love this).



COMMON QUESTIONS OF CONCERN:
1.) Is water available? Yes, water is available at all of these hiking locations, but bring your own water just in case.

2.) Are there Restrooms? Dreamy Draw Park, South Mountain, Holbert trail, and Piestewa Peak yes, 90% of the Wilderness Hiking Trails yes.

3.) Is there enough parking? Yes, always shows up 15 minutes early so you'll have plenty of time to find a space.

4.) Is weather a problem? We will let you know with an email the day before Hiking & Yoga if weather could interfere with the scheduled class.




Arizona Hiking Yoga
602-456-2107
reed@reedrahn.com
www.arizonahikingyoga.com


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