In the studio, in your living room, or outside, practicing yoga is one of the best things you can do for your health and mind. Just because you are away from your regular schedule doesn’t mean you can’t find a beautiful spot and meditate! If you’re visiting the Columbia River Gorge and want to spend some time in your zen, here are our recommendations for the best places to get your vinyasa on!
In the studio
If you like to be led through the flow by a calming voice, and not have to think about your next stance, look into one of the many studios along the Gorge. All with certified instructors, you’ll be refreshed, relaxed, and able to enjoy your time in the Columbia River Valley that much more.
Located in downtown White Salmon, WA, this yoga studio has excellent views of the surrounding mountains. Take a meditation class and reach into your roots, or try one of their cardio-pilates classes to feel the burn and sweat a little.
Located right in Stevenson, WA, this acupuncture clinic also offers amazing yoga classes designed to strengthen your spine. With daily classes ranging from gentle yoga to power yoga, you can choose the right flow for you and exit refreshed due to their amazing instructors.
If you love hot yoga, then Pure Yoga is the studio for you. Located in Hood River, this studio has 3 temperatures in which they host classes, cool (75°), warm (87°), and hot (103°) so you can choose the right heat level for you.
If you like the idea of moving to your own flow and want some amazing views to help you reach zen, there are tons of great spots to practice in the Gorge. Here are some of our favorites.
This beautiful beach in Stevenson, WA, is the perfect spot to get up close to the water and harness the natural energy of the river. This beach is usually only utilized by kiteboarders heading into the river and you’ll be surprised by how not crowded it is. Find a nice little spot, get your flow on, and enjoy the sights of kitesurfers on the water.
Tucked away into the hills of Carson, WA, these luxury cabins are designed around relaxation. If you’re staying there during your vacation, bring a mat, or even a towel and practice on the porch of your private cabin with mountain views all around. If you want to submerge yourself in nature a little more for your flow, venture through their 9 acres of gardens with plenty of secluded sites to practice at and get back to your roots.
On the River
Yep, you read that right. Practice your flow on the Columbia River on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Engage your core, test your balance and have a great time practicing your regular poses in a new setting.
This company offers kayak and SUP rentals, but also offers special SUP Yoga Classes. On the Columbia River, but tucked away in a basin, you can experience SUP Yoga on calm waters with instructors that know how to accommodate all levels. This class may just be the highlight of your vacation.
Try one spot or try them all for a yoga-esque tour of the Gorge. No matter where you get your vinyasa on, the important thing is that you are practicing your flow. So get out there, relax and rejuvenate in a place that speaks to you.
Planning a trip to the Columbia River Gorge? Book a stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, an upscale B&B in Carson, Washington offering romantic cabins and gorgeous mountain views to make your getaway an unforgettable experience.