Hike Sole 2 Soul® is a spiritually uplifting guided hike to work out your body, rest your mind and be with nature. Just show up and everything is taken care of. All that is required of you is to take one step at a time, breathe, and focus on you. A qualified certified personal trainer will be with you for guidance and support. Once you are comfortable with the hike, silent hikes are encouraged.
Hikes are generally anywhere from 2 to 5 miles in length and can take anywhere form 45 minutes to 2 1/2 hours depending on the hiker’s fitness level. You can expect moderate inclines and declines.
What if I am a beginning hiker, can I sign up? Absolutely! Prior to your first hike, all hikers are required to complete a health and fitness questionnaire to make this hiking experience safe, effective and fun for you. This is not a competitive fitness program. The hikes are designed for the beginner and intermediate hiker. It’s a wonderful way to leave the world behind so you can just be. Remember, if you have fun exercising, you are more likely to maintain your exercise program. FUN is key!
Where are the hikes? We enjoy hikes in the South Bay and the Peninsula areas.
Letty’s Intention: Letty’s intention for creating Hike Sole 2 Soul® is to share the joy of hiking. She has been leading hikes since 1996. There are many benefits of hiking. It improves your cardiovascular capacity, does wonders for your hips and thighs, and quiets your mind. Sole 2 Soul® Hikes are designed to release physical and mental tensions in a fun and nurturing way.
The philosophy is a simple one: “Take care of yourself so you can choose to take care of others.” This philosophy is intended to enable you to participate at work and at home from a place of overflow rather than depletion. Sole to Soul® “Taking Care of Me” workshops are designed to provide participants with practical life skills to invoke greater awareness, wisdom and inner peace. Each “Taking Care of Me” workshop addresses the whole person—body, mind and spirit. This is a great way to share these essential life skills with your friends, family, co-workers or employees, to enhance self-care, relationships and productivity.
POPULAR WORKSHOP TITLES:
Real-life Guide to Personal Self-Care
Why do we generally focus on taking care of everyone else but ourselves? Learn how taking care of yourself is a way of taking care of others. Learn ways to “get started” on a personal care program that supports your body, mind and spirit!
Releasing Stress and Creating Balance
Balance is not about running fast enough to touch all the bases in your life every day. Don’t miss this opportunity to release stress from the body and mind and nurture your spirit. Uncover one easy practical next step that will result in greater balance both at home and at work.
Stress-Busters at Your Desk
Learn quick and easy stretches, breathing techniques, and other practical ways you can release stress and support your body, mind and spirit at your desk. It’s easy to get things done and be your best when you are calm and relaxed.
Personal Health, Fitness, and Well-Being Plan
Participate in a lifestyle awareness survey. This is a time to pause and evaluate where you are and where you want to go. Validate what is working in your life and what isn’t. Explore new ways to support yourself in greater health, fitness and well-being. You will be provided with strategies and easy-to-use tips in how to balance your life. Walk away with actionable next step in co-creating a lifestyle you want.
The Gift of Listening
Too often the messages we send are not received. Learn powerful listening skills that can enrich your relationships at work and at home. You will learn how to keep communications clear through active listening and perception checking.
The Art of Positive Self-Talk
Many of us have an inner critic that runs us. This negative self-talk is not always obvious; sometimes they are subtle. They not only undermine us but block us from moving toward our heart’s desire. Learn to consciously choose to redirect the inner critic so you are in alignment with your positive intentions and goals.
“What I love about restorative yoga is that when I am in a restorative yoga pose, the pose does the work. There is no doing on my part, instead just BE-ing happens.” —Letty
In today’s world, we often pride ourselves on doing multiple tasks at once—yet we also have a great need and yearning to relax and rest deeply. When we relax deeply into ourselves, we quiet ourselves and naturally connect with what is truly important. As a result, all is in balance from the inside-out. When we are balance, we connect to our whole self and we come present.
Restorative yoga is a gentle and simple process that allows us to breathe fully, relax completely and re-member ourselves, our bodies and our lives. It’s “relax on demand”. Experience restorative yoga and bring the practice back with you so you can produce the same relaxation effect right in your own home and at work. Learning how to relax-on-demand, anytime, anywhere, is an essential life skill.
Letty has been practicing restorative yoga since 2000. She has been a certified Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher since 2003 as taught by the Senior Iyengar Yoga Master Judith Lasater, PhD.