Public hikes are sprinkled throughout the week, private hikes are available daily, and SUNSET hikes are our current favorite. We are looking forward to seeing you on the mountain!
TRAVEL: only 30 mins from downtown Asheville!
GROUP SIZE: 1-30
Our Classic Yoga Hikes:
Take time away in nature to breathe deep, relax, and immerse yourself in the beauty of our lovely Blue Ridge Mountains! Enjoy a 2-mile round trip hike along an easy/moderate trail to a mountaintop with stunning views. Once there, we’ll share an hour of yoga for all levels at the summit.
We’ll bring the mats. You bring your spirit of adventure!
Private Hikes Available Daily:
We’re happy to reserve any hike exclusively for you and your group…even if you’re a solo adventurer! Practice self-care and social distancing in the stunning scenery we have on our doorstep here in Asheville.
- $260 total for parties of 1 – 3
- $65/person for parties of 4+
- $52/person for parties of 10+
- Available daily with advanced notice
- 9am Hikes: Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
- Sunset Hikes: Thurs-Sun (2hrs prior to sunset)
How Tough Is the Trail?
Total mileage = 2 miles. Easy/moderate
The hike begins with a forested, 1 mile steady (but not steep) incline with some switchbacks and a couple of sections that have stairs built into the earth. Once you’re at the summit, you’ll pause to settle in then enjoy a 45-60min yoga flow suitable for all levels. Finally, you’ll hike 1 mile along a steady (but not steep) downhill on a forest road that will complete the loop back to your car.
If you’re concerned about pacing or are a beginner hiker, no need to worry! We’re not in a rush or race and always encourage you to hike at your own pace. The guide will pause regularly along the way to share stories of the area and fun facts about nature. We keep our groups small so your guide can better personalize the experience and manage pacing according to the group.
What Should I Wear?
Wear any light, flexible, weather appropriate clothing that you’re comfortable moving your body in. I recommend synthetic, quick drying fabrics. Avoid cotton at all costs! Closed toe shoes and a rainproof layer are critical.
Because the weather here can vary dramatically, dressing in layers will be your key to comfort. Remember that temperatures in the mountains can be 10-20 degrees cooler than in town so a warm, dry upper layer is always recommended even if it looks like a hot day. If you’re hiking in Spring, Fall or Winter, I also recommend bringing gloves and a winter hat just in case. Your rain jacket can double as a wind breaker. Ponchos are ok too!
Sun protection like sunscreen, hat, or long sleeves is critical year round as your yoga practice takes place on the sunny summit.
What Should I Bring?
I recommend bringing a small day bag for your personal items. Make sure to bring rain protection (rain jacket or poncho), a full water bottle, sun protection, and any critical medications.
Your instructor will provide a yoga mat and carrying strap for your comfort.
What About the Weather?
We will hike rain or shine so please check the forecast, dress accordingly, and bring your adventurous spirit! Sometimes, weather may prevent us from holding a yoga practice while on the trail. In those cases, the following will apply:
- PUBLIC HIKES: If weather prevents practice while on the trail, we will issue you a store credit for use on a future public yoga hike so you can try again for clearer weather!
- PRIVATE HIKES: If weather prevents practice while on the trail, your instructor will follow you back to your rental (depending on the location) or invite you to a cozy yoga studio immediately following the hike to wrap up your adventure with a lovely practice indoors. An Asheville Wellness Tours trip planner would be happy to discuss these options with you in advance of your arrival.
If Asheville Wellness Tours cancels for any reason, we will refund your purchase in full or reschedule you if you prefer.
One important note about this adventure that I cannot stress enough: I encourage you to not allow a sketchy forecast dampen your spirits. The weather here is incredibly difficult to predict and we often enjoy sunny skies when rain is in the forecast or run into a heavy downpour when we expected bright sunshine. Our instructors are wonderful at adapting the practice to the weather and it’s all part of the adventure out here! It’s all part of the practice (and the fun) if you allow it to be!
Remember that cancellations more than 72hrs prior to your scheduled experience are refundable minus a $10/person admin fee or you may choose a store credit for 100% of your purchase price and try again at a later date. If you’re looking at the forecast and dreading the adventure, you still have options! Out of respect for your guide’s time, cancellations between 0-72 hrs prior to your experience are non-refundable.
How Do We Get There?
The trail is approximately 40 minutes SE from downtown Asheville.
You will receive detailed driving instructions in your confirmation email. You are responsible for getting yourself to/from the trailhead. It is important to note that, while an Uber/Lyft may bring you to the trail, they will NOT pick you up from the trail head. If you do not have transportation, we recommend reaching out to AVL Ride several days in advance of your arrival. The team there is familiar with the trailhead and will pre-arrange round trip transportation for some of the most reasonable rates in town.
After receiving your confirmation email, please take a look at your route and estimated travel time a day or two prior to your yoga hike so you know how to prepare. I also recommend snapping a screenshot of the directions before leaving town in case you lose cell service along the way. Driving in the mountains is different than cruising down the highway so assume the drive will take at least 10mins more than what Google Maps estimates just in case.
NOTE: the hike begins NO LATER than 10mins after start time. Parties who are 10+ mins late may be left behind and no refunds will be issued.
How Many Hikers Can You Accommodate?
Public Hikes: we like to keep our public hikes small and intimate with a maximum group size of 15 and a minimum of 2 so you have plenty of opportunities to connect with other hikers or have space to connect with yourself.
Private Hikes: private yoga hikes are available year-round any day of the week for groups of 4-30. Larger groups may be accommodated at alternate locations upon request.
What Kinds of Groups Choose Yoga Hikes?
This is a great option for groups celebrating special occasions like birthdays, bachelorette parties, girls getaways, retirement, and family. A yoga hike is also a nice, creative outing for corporate groups interested in creative team building experiences or would like to balance a hectic meetings schedule with an opportunity to unplug and refocus.
Do I Need Prior Yoga Experience?
Nope! The yoga session is appropriate for all levels and is a great introduction to the practice and a sweet opportunity to stretch & move even if you haven’t tried it yet. All of our instructors are accustomed to teaching to varied levels of experience and will be happy to offer modifications and prompts throughout the class.
Who Is My Guide?
All guides hold a minimum 200hr yoga certification and a passion for sharing the story of Asheville and our stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Throughout the experience, please consider your local guide a resource! They love to chat about unique approaches to wellness, our wild natural world, and have allllll the recommendations for what to do around town.
Can I Bring My Kids?
Any children under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian present to sign their liability waiver. For families with children 12 and younger, please contact us to schedule a Private Yoga Hike (minimum group size of 4 or flat fee of $196) any day of the week.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations more than 72 hrs prior to your scheduled experience are refundable minus a $10/person admin fee plus any fees charged by our local partners or you may choose a store credit for 100% of your purchase price. Cancellations between 0-72 hrs prior to your experience are non-refundable.
NOTE: If you booked a private yoga hike and individual members of your party need to cancel due to Covid, we will refund the group member/s in full provided minimum thresholds for group size are met (ie: we have a minimum charge of $260 for private yoga hikes). These minimums ensure all experience providers, guides, instructors, etc are paid a living wage for their work. Thank you for your understanding as we strive to remain as flexible as possible in uncertain times!
Should I Tip My Guide?
Tips are never obligatory but are always appreciated. If you feel you had a wonderful experience, the average amount shared is $5-20/person.
Another way to show your appreciation is to share a review of your experience online and give your hardworking guide a shout-out. Your kind words mean more than you know! You can find us on TripAdvisor, Google, Facebook, and Yelp
Have More Questions?
Please call 828-407-0711 or contact us. We’re available 7 days a week from 9am – 7pm EST and would love to chat with you!
Your safety and the safety of our guides and community is of the utmost importance. To that end, we’ve taken a close look at our policies and procedures and have updated protocols for each tour, service, and experience we offer.
The following points are specific to Yoga Hikes:
Private Hikes Available:
Concerned about joining a public hike? No worries! Private hikes for your group are available daily pending guide availability.
Meet At The Trail Head:
No need to worry about being in enclosed transportation with folks outside of your household. All parties arrive separately and meet at the trail head.
Social distancing is a breeze in outdoor spaces. Our guides are a friendly bunch but will refrain from hugging, hand shaking, or getting close unless necessary (injury, first aid, etc). If you encounter other folks on the trail, the guide will encourage the group to step to the side, allowing plenty of room for other hikers to pass. You’ll find plenty of room to spread out on the mountain top. Enjoy the spaciousness!
Yoga Mats & Straps:
We will provide thoroughly sanitized mats and carry straps for your convenience though we welcome you to bring your own mat, blanket, sheet, or towel for yoga practice if you feel more comfortable.
We’re committed to doing our part to care for our employees, community, and guests and we cannot do it alone. As part of our shared responsibility, we expect you to: communicate clearly with us regarding any health concerns you may have; if you feel ill, have Covid related symptoms, or have recently cared for someone with Covid-19, please stay home and alert us 24hrs or more in advance when possible.
Out of respect for our team and their time, we will follow our cancellation policy which states: Cancellations more than 72 hrs prior to your scheduled experience are refundable minus a $10/person admin fee plus any fees charged by our local partners or you may choose a store credit for 100% of your purchase price. Cancellations between 0-72 hrs prior to your experience are generally non-refundable though we will happily offer a rain check to guests who need to cancel for Covid-related issues).
We ask humbly that you remain patient with, understanding, and supportive of these new procedures in place. These policies are meant to keep all involved as safe as possible, respect the livelihood and health of our team, and to support our small business in remaining open!
NEW! Sunset Yoga Hike:
Is there anything more spectacular than watching a sunset? We daresay there is…just join us for a hiking yoga experience at sunset and we promise the scene will simply take your breath away! Sunsets on the Blue Ridge Mountains are something else, y’all.
Take a moment away from the stress of life to enjoy an all-level yoga session as the sun sets before you on the summit. Public Sunset Yoga Hikes are available Saturday evenings or reserve a Private Sunset Hike any day of the week. The season runs March – October and hikes begin 2 hours prior to sunset.
Your Yoga Hike = Local Conservation!
Did you know? We are proud to share that proceeds from every yoga hike are donated to Conserving Carolina. This organization not only protects the mountaintop where we do our yoga hikes, but also works tirelessly to support further conservation in Western North Carolina. We hope you’ll take time to breathe deep and enjoy the views you’re personally helping to conserve.
If you have any questions about our hiking yoga trips, please reach out at any time! We truly love helping you create the perfect private group itinerary for your visit to Asheville. Let us take care of all the logistics for you. You just enjoy this special time together!
Hear what others have to say
This was such a wonderful experience. I planned my sister’s bachelorette for a party of 9 in Asheville [and] it ended up being the highlight of the trip. We had a wonderful hike...When we reached the peak, we couldn’t believe the view we had of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We did yoga with the view before us and it was perfect for different yoga experience levels. Sue Ann and Nicole took photos so we could be present and focus on our time together. We are so appreciative of their thoughtfulness and kindness and I cannot speak more highly of this experience!!
We arranged a private hike and yoga. Definitely worth the money. This was one of the brides favorite activities for her bachelorette weekend. The hike was easy-moderate and we saw/met a lot of nice people on our hike. The yoga portion was very peaceful. It forces you to slow down and really see the life around you. Our instructor even took pics of us along the way to preserve our memories.
This was such a great experience and would recommend to anyone! We had a group of 6 on a bachelorette outing with individuals varying on experience in hiking and yoga. The hike was perfect for everyone and the views were spectacular. Once we got to the top we had a fantastic time doing yoga with beautiful views all around. Sue Ann was a great guide and teacher and even took some pictures of us at the end. Make sure to make this a part of your itinerary while in Asheville!
My hubby and I have been to Bearwallow many times but never at that time of day... it was nice to take our time and hike mindfully in the evening air. Sue Ann was so patient and sweet, acknowledging everyone and even offering treats. The yoga class was fun and easy to follow. I couldn’t open my eyes wide enough to take in that gorgeous sunset! The curious cows were adorable too. You are going to love this experience!
A terrific all levels experience with breathtaking 360 degree views! Sue Ann was really knowledgeable about the area, the vegetation and created a delightful all levels yoga flow. Will 100% be recommending Asheville Wellness Tours to everyone! The cows were such a great bonus to the flow too.
We had such a wonderful experience with Asheville Wellness Tours's Yoga on the Mountain! It was a perfect morning, Sue Ann led us on a great hike with lots of great facts about the vegetation and wildlife! We were even greeted by some cows during our yoga practice making it even more of a memorable experience! thank you so much!
Our hike and yoga experience was nothing short of amazing! Sue Ann and Nicole were incredible hosts. They took great pictures, led a wonderful, all-level yoga session with breath-taking views of the mountains, and provided us with many treasured memories for a lifetime! I highly recommend booking an experience with them!
Who are Yoga Hikes in Asheville Great For?
Give yourself the gift of a hiking yoga tour as a solo adventurer or share the experience with your nearest and dearest. Sunset, Morning, and Afternoon hikes are available YEAR ROUND! These yoga hikes are such an incredible way to relax into the wisdom and beauty of the Blue Ridge. Hope to see you on the summit soon!
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