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Experience Yoga in Nature

Mijas Yoga Hikes Updates

Despite the forest fires that ravaged the Sierra de Mijas in July, our beloved route and site for yoga hikes have been unharmed. We will be launching yoga hikes again in September 2022.

Come and discover yoga in nature in the beautiful mountains above Mijas Pueblo. 

In a world where we are constantly connected to technology, disconnect and rediscover a connection with yourself on this three-hour yoga and hiking experience above the beautiful white village of Mijas Pueblo.

Our meandering hike will take us to a disused historic marble quarry overlooking the Mediterranean coastline, where we will do yoga with spectacular views and the sound of nature.

This yoga class is suitable for all levels, it only requires a good level of fitness for the intermediate-level hike. Join the original Mijas Yoga hike and discover the experience of yoga in beautiful surroundings.

Afterwards, you have the option of joining in a brunch on a private rooftop terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the heart of the pueblo for a healthy vegetarian brunch with smoothies, herbal teas and dessert.

If you have any food allergies or are vegan, please notify me in advance.

Private group bookings are also available.

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The Route

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Starting at Bar Mijas in Plaza Virgen de la Peña, we will begin walking through the charming white village of Mijas Pueblo to Calle San Sebastián, a sloping path that weaves between village houses until you emerge onto a main road. Crossing over, we begin the hiking route.

The hike takes around 40 - 45 mins on uneven hiking path uphill. The pace of the walk is easygoing and in around 20-30 minutes we will reach the Ermita del Calvario, a sanctuary built by Carmelite monks in 1710 for praying and other religious ceremonies. This is roughly a half-way point where we will stop to admire the views.

Continuing on the route uphill on steeper paths, we come across the Cantera del Barrio, an abandoned marble quarry that was once an economic livelihood for the local people of Mijas between the 17th and 19th centuries. The white marble excavated from these cliffs were highly prized, and were used in the construction of the Cathedral of Malaga and Seville.

Here we will have our 60-minute yoga session and relaxation on the smooth, flat slabs of marble, facing the Mediterranean Sea, where you can enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of your proximity to the sea and the mountains. The yoga session is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced.

Afterwards, we'll take an easier, less rocky path down back towards the Plaza where the hike ends.

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MEET: 19:00 pm

Bar Mijas, Plaza Virgen de la Peña, Mijas Pueblo

RETURN: 22:00 pm 

Plaza Virgen de la Peña,

Mijas Pueblo

WHAT TO BRING:

  • YOGA MAT

  • LAYERED CLOTHING

  • SUN CREAM

  • GOOD WALKING SHOES

  • DRINKING WATER

  • WALKING POLES (OPTIONAL)

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Benefits of Outdoor Yoga

  • By conscious breathing we bring oxygen to our lungs, improving lung, heart and brain function.

  • We form greater environmental consciousness, creating a relationship of love and respect for nature.

  • We can create new experiences, creating new habits.

  • We sharpen the practice concentration and awareness of ourselves and our environment.

  • We increase our sense of proprioception (the awareness of where our body is in space).

  • We learn to quiet the mind. In nature, the mind is calmer, so we can cultivate a sense of relaxation and peace.

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