There is something unique about a Yoga Hike that goes beyond the amazing experience of taking a hike in your city and delving into yoga stops along the way. There is a sense of friendship that develops with your instructor and fellow Yoga Hikers. This feeling is not accidental, it starts from the top. The Founder of Hiking Yoga, Eric Kipp, leads regular Yoga Hikes in his community and around the country. Eric and his wife Carina are on the other end of your phone calls, emails, coaching ventures and social media interactions. As daunting of a task as this may seem, since Hiking Yoga is growing so rapidly, Eric and Carina are also joyously in the whirlwind of diaper changing and approval filled kisses landing upon their two children’s foreheads all while taking care of their daily business adventures.
So you may be thinking, “How do they do it?”
Having a compelling vision is key. Eric and Carina’s “work-life” balance comes from a strong belief in being lifestyle entrepreneurs. This means having the end in mind of the life they want to live and creating a business that supports that vision. The more common approach to owning a business involves creating a business and letting life be what is left behind… the left-over scraps, if you will, that are gathered after the business is established.
Eric and Carina share a powerful vision of getting people to be in the moment in their bodies… getting them to explore their communities, their relationship with nature and the role yoga plays in their lives. This vision is shared first with each other and then with teachers and partners who in turn share it with yoga hikers around the world… bringing Hiking Yoga to more communities.
Family and friends are such a big part of Hiking Yoga that Eric, Carina and their children live seasonally in Uruguay, Missouri and California in order to share their time with the people that they love the most. So although you may never meet the family behind Hiking Yoga, their openness to teach and lead comes from the heart and from their goals being in line with YOUR friends and family experiencing all that a Yoga Hike has to offer.
Family – Friendships – Nature – Community – Yoga – Fresh Air and Peace of Mind
Hiking Yoga cares about the health and wellness movement and it shows in every Yoga Hike. A compelling vision is why a family owned business like Hiking Yoga will continue to grow within our cities and within our hearts. We hope you will join in the greater Hiking Yoga family!