Sat, 16 Apr | Coire Gabhail

Spring Wild Stravaig & Aerial Yoga

This day is another favourite of ours! Come with us on a journey into the amazing Coire Gabhail, known locally as the Lost Valley. Learn some of the secrets of this wild space and immerse yourself in the amazing mountain landscape of Glencoe. Finish your day indoors in a relaxing aerial yoga class.
Spring Wild Stravaig & Aerial Yoga

Time & Location

16 Apr, 09:30 – 17:00
Coire Gabhail, Coire Gabhail, Ballachulish PH50 4SE, UK

About the Event

We meet and begin our journey into the amazing Coire Gabhail. Play with all the senses and choose to ford the burn in bare feet or hop across the stepping stones; take options to scramble over moss covered rocks and crawl beneath massive boulders. We will picnic at Buddha Rock and enjoy some Chi Qong or mindful walking. If you’re lucky you might spot a Golden Eagle or Red Deer so bring binoculars if you have them. Afterwards we will return to the village for a restorative Aerial Yoga class and of course, no day would be complete without tea and cake. You will leave invigorated, inspired and recharged. This stravaig requires a reasonable level of fitness, beginners to yoga are welcome. Walks will be on established paths but they may be rocky and uneven with steep drops. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

- Walking on rough and rocky paths with a steady climb into the valley. The route is mostly on well-made paths in beautiful scenery. It does involve rock steps and there are steep drops at the side of the path.

- Learn simple mindful, grounding practices that will connect you with the energy of the season.

- Experience wild yoga and chi gong in one of the most beautiful places in Glencoe.

- Time for quiet reflection and meditation.

- The opportunity to share your experiences, chat and connect with like-minded people.

- Lots of fresh air, exercise, great company, stunning scenery and of course, cake!

- A relaxing restorative aerial yoga class after our walk.

FAQ’s

WHERE DO WE MEET?

The meeting point is 09:30am at the Lost Valley Car Park. Please arrive ten minutes before the event start time.  Please note that the event will finish at Glencoe Mountain Rescue Centre where the aerial class is held.

HOW DO I CONTACT THE ORGANISERS?

Message Penny & Claire via Facebook or Instagram. Email us at wildyogaglencoe@btinternet.com or call or text 07500 358279.

DO I NEED TO BE A MOUNTAIN GOAT OR YOGA EXPERT?

No experience of yoga or hillwalking is needed but a reasonable level of fitness will help you fully enjoy the experience.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

o Comfortable, stretchy trousers or leggings – not jeans (these are slow to dry and uncomfortable if they are wet).

o T-shirt/base layer (one that will ‘wick’ away moisture, preferably not cotton).

o Fleece top/mid layer.

o Thick socks.

o Sturdy shoes or walking boots – make sure these are well fitting, with good grip and ankle support.

o Please bring a fresh t-shirt/long sleeved top for the aerial yoga class.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

A rucksack containing the following:

o Waterproof jacket with a hood.

o Waterproof trousers.

o Spare thermal/fleece layers (one or more depending on conditions).

o Warm hat and gloves.

o Water-bottle or flask with drink.

o Packed lunch and spare snack.

o Water bottle/drink.

o Personal first aid kit/medication.

* WE PROVIDE MINI YOGA MATS FOR OUR STRAVAIGS & TEA & CAKE AT THE END OF THE DAY *

OPTIONAL EXTRAS 

o Camera.

o Binoculars.

o Gaiters.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

This trip will go ahead in most weathers so please check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. If the weather forecast is especially severe (bad enough even to stop a wild yogi!), the event host will reserve the right to cancel.

WILD YOGA GLENCOE TERMS & CONDITIONS

By booking an event with Wild Yoga Glencoe you agree to the following:

Taking part in a Wild Yoga Glencoe retreat is done at the participants own risk. All yoga classes are taught by fully qualified & insured yoga instructors. Outdoor adventures might present some physical and mental challenges, and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks may include but are not limited to: actions by other people, slipping on wet surfaces, tripping or falling, burns, hypothermia, lack of hydration, weather and/or other natural conditions. The event hosts assume no responsibility for anyone attending this event. The event host will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused.

When you book a Wild Yoga Glencoe event, you indicate that you accept these conditions and accept that no legal liability is accepted by the event host should an accident or injury occur.

Participants in Wild Yoga Glencoe events are reminded that outdoor activities need specialist equipment (boots, waterproofs, etc) and we do not provide these. Participants are responsible for assessing their own risk, the safety of themselves and the suitability of any equipment used. All outdoor events are led by a fully qualified and insured Mountain Leader who will take final responsibility for route choice on the day taking into account the weather conditions and fitness of the group. While accepting no responsibility or liability, for outdoor events, the event host may, at their discretion, not admit you to join the walk or other event if in their opinion you are ill-equipped for the terrain and weather conditions.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

The ticket price is fully refundable if Wild Yoga Glencoe have to cancel for whatever reason.

If you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible and we will attempt to fill your place. In this case you will receive a refund minus a £5 admin fee. In the event that we are unable to fill your place we will give a refund of 50% of the ticket price. Cancellations made within one week of the event cannot be refunded.

PLEASE BE COVID AWARE & COMPLY WITH ALL CURRENT RESTRICTIONS

Please do not book on this event if you, or anyone in your household has any symptoms of covid, have tested positive, or are self-isolating. Please bring hand sanitizer and a face mask with you if you wish to wear one.

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