Yoga + Nature = Relaxation & Connection
We run two types of day trips: Wellness walks and Yoga & Hiking events. Yoga & Hiking trips generally are longer walks/hikes, include a train trip outside of London and include something extra – like a spa visit or wine tasting. Our current trips include: Winsdor & Eton Riverside with spa, Staines to Windsor with spa and Box Hill with Wine Tasting. You can read more about those trips:
And don’t forget our Yoga & Hiking Weekend in Wales including Waterfall walks, delicious food and a gorgeous gong session.
Wellness walks follow a proven formula for relaxation: time out in nature, a strengthening and relaxing yoga class in the open air and a well-balanced delicious vegetarian lunch picnic. The destinations are mostly all within Zone 6 and usually last just half a day – usually in the mornings but occasionally in the afternoon. This means you can fit it in around your busy schedule and fit some much needed guilt-free me-time into your life.
Kew to Richmond
This trip begins at the picture perfect Kew Gardens station where you might want to grab a coffee or something from one of the stalls. We’ll walk along the river on the perimeter of Kew Gardens. We’ll cross over Richmond Bridge and follow along to Meadowbank and Marble Hill Park across from Petersham Meadows for our yoga and picnic.
Expect: Glimpses of wildlife from Kew Gardens
Extras: Why not head over to Petershams Nursery afterwards for a look around
Chiswick to Fulham Palace
Starting at Chiswick House and Gardens, we’ll head down and cross over the bridge to the south side and follow along the Thames path through Barnes and alongside the London Wetlands Centre. We’ll carry on past the boat houses of Putney then cross back to the north side of the river to Bishops Park and Fulham Palace for our yoga and picnic.
Expect: A mix of dog walkers and cyclists along the path, contrasted with areas of peace and quietude.
Extras: A visit to Fulham Palace Botanical and Walled Gardens – admission is free.
Little Venice to Regents Park
Just minutes away from busy Paddington station you’ll find the former Browning’s pool, so named after poet Robert Browning who used to live in a house overlooking it (and was credited with naming it Little Venice). From here we’ll head west alongside the colourful houseboats of the canal and head to Regents Park. Passing alongside the London Mosque and the Zoo, then heading off the path and over to Primrose Hill for yoga and a picnic with a view.
Expect: Colourful canal boats and the buzz of West London to giveway to peaceful park life. Primrose Hill 360* views top off a perfect urban adventure.
Extras: A visit to Primrose Hill village, full of independent shops and cafes.
Established in the days of Henry VIII the ‘Little Park of Nonsuch’ was given the name as it was claimed there was none such place like it in Europe. Though Nonsuch Palace is long gone, Nonsuch Mansion remains, an English Heritage Grade II listed home.
Expect: Over 80 different types of birds and a huge variety of mammals call the park home.
Staines to Windsor
Starting at the pretty waterfront of Staines we’ll head west into more open countryside, passing through Runnymede and Magna Carta Island, a site of historical interest. It was near here that King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215 – a document limiting the power of the monarch and giving legal rights to all. On to Old Windsor lock and then starting to glimpse the castle as we arrive to Windsor Home Park. This is our stop for yoga & picnic before heading over to the spa for a final afternoon treat.
Expect: Gorgeous castle views on approaching Windsor and lots of history on the way.
Extras: Book in a massage or facial at the spa for a day of total relaxation and pampering.
Putney to Chiswick
Following along the route of the famous boat race we’ll skirt around the south of the Thames through pretty Barnes and finish up with a wander around the gorgeous Chiswick House Gardens before our riverside yoga and picnic.
Expect: The busy Putney riverside gives way to a more peaceful pace once we pass Hammersmith Bridge.
Extras: Pop over to Chiswick village afterwards to Fouberts Italian Ice cream, a local institution with handmade ice cream made on the premises.
Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace
A parkland walk along the route of the former Great Northern Railway which was dismantled and turned into a footpath in the 1980s. We’ll follow the leafy path from Finsbury Park to Highgate, through Queens Wood and Highgate Wood to arrive at the sprawling high perch of Alexandra Palace.
Expect: A visit to the Green Man, the pagan spirit of renewal, hiding in a railway arch near Crouch End.
Extras: Go Ape has recently opened a location in the park!
The 800 acres of Hampstead Heath are undoubtedly some of London’s most beautiful open spaces. From ancient forests to open vistas, the views are unbeatable and the area is rich in history. We’ll take it all in on this walk around the heath including the bathing ponds, Kenwood House and Keat’s House.
Expect: To want to move to Hampstead
Extras: A Henry Moore sculpture in a rather unexpected opening in the park.
The colourful Walthamstow market is Europe’s longest market and the start of our walk. From here we’ll cut through the green heart of Hackney Central linking three waterways (Regents Canal, Hertford Union Canal and the River Lee) and pass alongside the Olympic Village heading to Victoria Park for our yoga and picnic.
Expect: More green spaces than normally associated with this part of London and great views of the Olympic park.
Extras: Carry on to Broadway Market, a farmer’s style market with wonderful food stalls and quirky coffee shops.
We’ll start our walk where the outermost reaches of the London suburbs give way to the rolling countryside of Kent. From here to Cuckoo Wood, an ancient woodland with seasonal orchids, bluebells, violets and primroses to historically significant Downe house, Charles Darwin’s home for over 40 years.
Expect: Varied scenery in the quiet countryside
Extras: A Wizard of Oz like view of Canary Wharf shimmering in the horizon
The ancient Epping Forest woodland stretches almost 20km into the Essex countryside and was originally a royal hunting ground. It’s London’s largest public open space (at over 6,000 acres!) and contains over 150 ponds. Our walk goes straight to the heart of the forest before taking in the Iron Age earthworks of Loughton Camp and finally on to Connaught Water for our yoga and picnic stop.
Expect: Unexpected plants and a rich variety of waterfowl and to be surprised by the sheer scale of the forest if you’ve not been before!
Grand Union Canal
We’ll follow the quiet and leafy canal as it winds through West London The high perch of Horsenden Hill offers superb city views and then on to Perivale Wood and the aptly named Paradise Fields to finish off the walk.
Expect: Great views of the city and open countryside to the north