April 23, 2023
9AM – 2PM
Come celebrate Earth Day with a hike and Yoga practice.
In collaboration with Friends of the Owyhee, we are excited to offer the “Yoga in the Wild Owyhee” series.
This is perfect for friends that love to hike and want a grounding outdoor experience with an incredible view of wild land. We welcome everyone ages 12 and up. While no yoga experience is needed, some hiking experience is recommended.
We will meet along the Owyhee River at the Watchable Wildlife Area near Snively Hot Springs. We will spend about 90 minutes hiking to our destination (more details on the hike below), then enjoy a 90 minute yoga and meditation practice at the top.
Please bring your own reusable water bottle to keep hydrated, we recommend at least 2 liters. Light snacks will be provided after the practice before we hike back to the meeting location. If you have special dietary restrictions, please bring your own snacks.
Our finish time is an estimate that depends largely on the group who attends.
This is the first in a series of 3 Yoga in the Wild hiking/yoga excursions led by Sammy Castonguay, local geologist and yoga instructor.
This is the first in a series of three3 “Yoga in the Wild Owyhee” hiking/yoga excursions led by Sammy Castonguay, local geologist and yoga instructor.
April 23rd: Earth Week Yoga hike to Fault Knob with expansive views of Deer Butte and Owyhee River.
July 2nd: Independence Day Yoga hike on YOUR public land, hike to Balance Rock Overlook.
October 22nd: Earth’s birthday Yoga hike to Pinnacle Point.
Each hike is rated moderate to difficult, with some steep gradients but minimal rock scrambling. We recommend hiking experience and some conditioning, though we will take the route slow and remain as a group. See map or contact Friends of the Owyhee for more details. Note that these are not hiking trails, but routes. There are no markers and rarely a path, but Sammy knows the way!
This experience is offered as the final event of an entire Earth Week hosted by Friends of the Owyhee. You can find a link to the full week of events here.
Sammy received his certification as a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher at Sage Yoga and Wellness in Bois, Idaho in 2019 after nearly 20 years of personal practice. While Hatha is the core of his practice, his dharma is to lead groups of yogis into the wilderness to practice. His life passion is the environment and he serves as program director of local non-profit, Friends of the Owyhee