Heading into its second year of running YogaSwim trips after popular launch in 2019, SwimTrek is returning to the Lithuanian countryside once again to swim in and practise yoga alongside its forest lined waterways
The trip is set in the heart of the Aukštaitija National Park and offers guests the chance to enjoy remote and beautiful backdrops to their daily activities. Guests will also spend the duration of their stay at the Tiki Inn, a charming Hawaiian themed guest house set only a few metres from Lake Lūšiai with incredible calm views out over the water. The inn is a well-loved, family run business, with fresh, home cooked meals provided every day and the chance to enjoy their surroundings in a different way, with complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and bikes also available for use throughout the guests' stay.
On this trip, guests will start their morning with a yoga session before heading out for freshwater swims around the national park, returning to a restorative evening yoga practice to finish the day. Guests on the trip will be guided in Iyengar yoga practice, a style of yoga that emphasizes alignment of the body and performing asanas, helping guests to improve their balance and posture. Regarding the swimming that's on offer, we'll visit several of the lakes in the National Park, enjoying the unique view from the water and will often have the chance to take walks up to peaks that offer views out over where we have swum and the opportunity to practice yoga here too.
Trina Requena, a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and guide of SwimTrek's YogaSwim trips is thrilled to see this combination of yoga and swimming in a setting where guests can also reconnect with nature on their getaway. “Iyengar Yoga has the ability to transform one's body, mind and breathing, allowing you to reconnect with not only yourself but to enhance your time in the water,' said Trina. 'The water has the ability to hold and support you, allowing the practice of yoga and swimming to become effortless. Lithuania and its wild lakes is the perfect environment for all these elements to come together.”
SwimTrek's outdoor focused YogaSwim holidays in Lithuania are running in July 2020. Prices start from £760 per person based on a shared room. Packages include fully guided swimming tour, daily Iyengar yoga practice, 4 nights' accommodation and all meals. Travel to and from the start of the tour not included.