Guided beginner to intermediate yoga, hiking and meditation surrounded by nature. Please allow 60-75 minutes for travel time and arrive 10-15 minutes early. We'll meet in the parking lot near the map/information kiosk. There area public restrooms to use before or after the class here. We'll hike through a variety of landscapes on the Pink Beds Loop trail for about 45 minutes before taking a 10-15 minute meditation break in a secluded spot surrounded by the sounds of nature. We'll hike 45 minutes back to the large grassy area to flow through 75 minutes of traditional Hatha yoga. The Pink Beds Loop trail is 5 miles total but we will only hike a small portion of it. This trail has some muddy and tree root-y spots but it is pretty flat with little elevation change. Please wear sturdy hiking boots with ankle support. Afterwards: We recommend packing a picnic and enjoying it here at the Pink Beds after class. Then you can head home or explore more naturally beautiful areas nearby like Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, John Rock and Looking Glass Rock. Directions:Note: Mobile GPS directions to this location are often inaccurate and you may lose cell service before or during this class. Please print, copy or screenshot the directions below. Directions from Downtown Asheville (about 36 miles): Take I-240 West / I-26 East. Continue on I-26 East to Exit 40 for Highway 280 (and the Asheville Airport). Take a right onto Highway 280 West and go 16 miles toward Brevard. As you enter the Brevard area, you will see a big shopping center on the right (with Wal-Mart). Just past the center, turn right onto US Highway 276 North (Forest Heritage Scenic Byway) to enter the Pisgah National Forest. Go about 11 miles and watch for sign on the right.Directions from Blue Ridge Parkway: Take exit for Highway 276 (milepost 412). Take 276 South for four miles and look for the picnic area entrance on the left.Positive physiological and mental benefits of both yoga and reconnecting with nature have been reported including reduction of pain, stress and inflammation as well as better sleep.In the event of cancellation due to weather, you will be issued a refund.