Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snowshoe to yoga: Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Snowga! When we reached the La Roche lookout overlooking Lac Monroe in Mont Tremblant National Park (Parc National du Mont Tremblant) after an hour and a half trek up the La Roche Trail in snowshoes, I said, "I'm going to do a little yoga up here."

A small group of snowshoers from New York State in the U.S. were up there too having a lunch break. They laughed, "Yoga in snowshoes?" It's a funny joke, right. But I wasn't kidding.

It is possible to strike a few yoga poses without removing the snowshoes. But, when it's -16 to -19 Celsius, the cameraman has to snap quickly before the fingers and the camera lens and battery freezes.

It's awesome! Doing yoga in the snow. It's called Snowga. You can do some yoga poses in snowshoes and on skis, depending on the pose. Choose wisely so you don't slip and pull a muscle. The combination of snow, the great outdoors, and yoga are powerful complements for body, mind, and soul. I love my snowshoes. I love yoga. I love great views. You can have it all. It's my first snowshoe to yoga, but not my last.
Enjoy your winter snowshoes and yoga sessions in awe-inspiring spots with a view.

Happy trails!
The BaffinPaddler

4 comments:

  1. Love it! Good for you for starting a whole new thing!

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  2. Thanks Michael. I think there are other people doing this kind of stuff too but I'm hoping that the suggestion will encourage more people to try it too.

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  3. Actually I think you're pretty unique! great job climbing mountains and doing yoga! An inspiration to us hibernators!

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  4. Come for a visit and we'll get you out there in snowshoes. It's more fun with friends! Miss you guys. Hope to see you this summer.

    Cheers from Canada!

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