Arizona Hiking Yoga - Class Descriptions

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 $75.00)

(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.

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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 $75.00)

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. Look for instructor guide with ASU umbrella that is red, and yellow.
Parking area: Google map


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 $75.00)

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.


Man doing Yoga Pose at Weavers Needle
Weavers Needle

New Phoenix Hike

Summit Trail at Piestewa Peak (All year & And Even Full Moon Hikes & Night Hikes.)

Cost $125.00 per person
We supply lighting! 1400 ft to 2603 feet

Looking for a beautiful scenic hike that will satisfy the outdoor craving? Located in the heart of Phoenix, The Summit Trail at Piestewa Peak is a somewhat easy hike for well-conditioned hikers and offers spectacular views of the thriving metropolis below. We will meet at the trail head, look for the guide wearing the white Arizona Hiking Tea shirt, he or she will have your cell number in case of any issue.

Like all hikes we do 15 minutes of easy poses to prepare you for your hike. The 1.2-mile trail gains 1200 feet in very short time. Normally it takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach the top depending on one’s physical shape. If you are feeling full of energy, we can summit the peak and take photos, but if you are feeling like more in a yoga mode, we can stop ¾ of the way up and start practicing Yoga and Chi Gong, not worrying about reaching the top.

The bottom line is we want you to have a fun time and we don’t want you to stress about reaching the Summit. If we do Summit, we will come back down a ¼ of the way to spend 45 minutes practicing Yoga and Chi Gong, then we hike down for 20 to 30 minutes.

The top Piestewa Peak was originally known as Squaw Peak and was renamed in 2004 in honor of Lori Piestewa, a Hopi Indian woman who was the first Native American woman to die in an American war. She was killed in the Iraq Conflict. Total time is 2 hours, and total distance 2.4 miles. If you are on a tight schedule, we can spend less time with either yoga or hiking, again it’s your call. In the summertime we recommend 6 am hikes or Sunset still maybe being 110 degrees. Bring a gallon of water in the evening per person less in the morning.


Woman doing Yoga Pose at Siphan Draw
Siphan Draw

New Sedona Hikes

Bear Mountain Trail

Cost: $250.00 per person

We will meet at the Parking lot. Look for the guide with white Arizona Hiking Yoga Tea Shirt. The guide will have your cell number to call you if you are having any challenges finding the trail. A very challenging hike, its like hiking Camelback and Piestewa in Phoenix at the same time. The good news is we don’t go all the way to the top, unless you really want too. The reason is ¾ of away up is one of the most beautiful scenes in Arizona. When you reach the top, you recognize this fact. Also were we practice yoga and chi gong will take your breath away with all its beauty. You will want a bunch of photos. Depending on your pace, it will take about 75 minutes to 100 to reach our destination. In the summer it’s an early morning hike. In the spring and fall more middle of the day. So total time could be 4 to 5 hours or more depending on your endurance level. You should bring a pack with ½ gallon to 1 gallon of water, power bars, a shirt to change if you sweat too much. Round trip to the top is 5 miles. As always if you decide the hike seems too challenging or for what ever reason your not feeling you need to reach ¾ of the way. We can find another spots not as far to practice the Yoga and Chi Gong.

  • Elevation: 4,587 to 6,447 feet
  • Trailhead GPS: N 34˚53.591’, W 111˚51.898’(link is external)
  • Directions: From the roundabout intersection of State Route 179 and State Route 89A in Sedona, go southwest on SR 89A for 3.1 miles to Dry Creek Road. Turn right onto Dry Creek Road and continue 2.7 miles to Boynton Pass Road. Turn left onto Boynton Pass Road and continue 1.5 miles to Forest Road 152C. Turn left onto FR 152C and continue 1.2 miles to the trailhead parking area on the left.
  • Special Consideration: A $5 day pass is required. Passes can be bought at parking lot.

Courthouse Butte Loop Trail

Cost: $125.00 per person
Total time: 2.5 hours

From Oak Creek Village you head north to Bell Rock Pathway Vista Parking Lot We will meet at the parking lot. Look for the guide with white Arizona Hiking Yoga Tea Shirt. The guide will have your cell number to call you if you are having any challenges finding the trail. With this hike we take 10 minutes to stretch our bodies before we hike. Then we will walk on Bell Rock Pathway and Vista trail to Courthouse Butte Loop Trail. We will walk east for another 15 to 20 minutes reaching our Vortex of choice to practice our Yoga and Chi Gong. The view is amazing, where we practice you will be touching wilderness. It is a gentle trail, round trip about 3 miles. When we go back you have the option of walking the busier side of Bell Rock or going back the same way with less people. The choice is yours?

  • South Trailhead: Bell Rock Vista and Pathway trailhead (South of Bell Rock): from the junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona, take 179 south 6.5 miles to a left turn lane marked for Bell Rock Vista, milepost 307.1 for the south trailhead.
  • South Trailhead: 34°47'27.7"N 111°45'46.0"W
  • Special Consideration: A $5 day pass is required. Passes can be bought at parking lot.

Group Events

Book Arizona Hiking Yoga for your next event:

  • Birthday Party
  • Family Get-Together
  • Local Team Building Events
  • 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.