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Snowga 1/18 & 25

SNOWGA - Snow shoeing and Yoga

Never done Yoga before?
Never Snow shoed?
This is the perfect event for you!!! 
A great chance to experience both for the first time. 

Dancer pose snowga

We'll warm up with 30 minutes of yoga then off for the trail! This guided trek will last about two and a half hours with stops along the way for Yoga Poses in the snow, hot Yogi tea, and time to enjoy the beautiful views. At the end of your journey, relax with 30 more minutes of yoga, and enjoy a sweet treat provided by Bear Foods Market.

When:   January 18, 2015 (Sunday) at 11:00am** and/or January 25 (Sunday) at 11:00am.   
Where:  Echo Ridge - The Shoe Trail
Bring:    Warm layered clothes and snowshoes.
Price:    $45.00 per person.  Register now!
Required: A $5 cash US Forrest Service Trail Useage Pass is required for each person which we will collect and have passes for you. 

Other:  January 17 at Tsillan Cellars another snow shoe event. More...


Information:
Echo Ridge is a U.S. Forest Service facility and requires passes. Please bring $5.00 cash for the Pass.
Snowshoes: Lake Chelan Sports - 509 682 2629 all day rental about $14 or Lakeland Ski - 509 687 3204 (at the base of Echo Valley Ski Hill). Reserve ahead of time to be sure of availability. 

Directions:
From Chelan, head west on Highway 150 (Manson Highway) toward Manson and follow the brown information signs with the cross-country skier on it. Travel about 2 miles to Boyd Road, turn right and follow Boyd Road up approximately 7 miles to Cooper Gulch Road. Continue past the Echo Valley Ski Area and take a right up the hill another 1 1/2 miles to the The Shoe trailhead. Additional parking is available beyond at the lower and upper Echo Ridge parking lots.

Links:

Snowga video (Youtube)
Winterfest 2013 
Bear Foods Market 
Echo Ridge Trail Map
Echo Ridge Vicinity Map 

Media Coverage:

NBC News Travel 1/10/2014 

Endless_Vacation_Mag_2013 You may encounter an entirely different winter sport during your trip to Lake Chelan—snowga. During Winterfest, Lynda Kennedy of Yogachelan leads special snowshoeing-and-yoga outings through the snowy vineyards and up by the cross-country trails at Echo Ridge. (Kennedy also teaches more traditional yoga classes year-round at her studio in Chelan, and drop-ins are always welcome.) 

Sharing Travel Experiences’ online article titled, “6 Great De-Stress Winter Spa Treatments and Activities.” This piece encouraged readers to try Snowga and mentioned Lake Chelan’s winter wine and chocolate festival. I first heard about 'snowga' at Lake Chelan (which also has a winter wine and chocolate festival – talk about good people to know), but it’s a hot trend happening at many of the popular resort towns. It doesn’t surprise me I guess, as I have even done a yoga class myself the day after a rough ski day, so the combination does make sense.

For those seeking an opportunity to explore the area’s forest trails, “snowga,” a combination of snowshoeing and yoga, offers an innovative Northwest alternative to the traditional winter biathlon. Washington Journey Magazine, produced by AAA, named Lake Chelan their Destination of the Month for January. Please click the link to read the full article. http://www.aaawashingtonjourney.com/exclusives/

rundown/seattle HIT THE ICE  Lake Chelan Winterfest beckons with snow yoga and beachy bonfires

CraveLocal  Find what you're craving.

Evertt Herald Newpaper  Front page coverage of Winterfest.

Seattle Magazine The Top To-Do's for February #4 Bundle Up.