An adrenalin-thumping mountain bike pedal along a rocky, rooted pathway and a balanced, half-moon pose on a yoga mat have one thing in common: concentration.
And when you combine the two during the new Sacred Rides Rocky Mountain Yoga/MTB Retreat in BC's Kootenay Rockies region, you'll see that this unlikely pair shares more in common than one might think. Indeed, biking and back bends make a like-minded match, with days spent in Mother Nature's backyard during the outdoor adventure crew's seven-day retreat, July through September. You'll spin your wheels through incredible Rocky Mountain terrain in and around Fernie and the remote Nipika Mountain Resort, further to the north, while morning and afternoon yoga sessions in the wild aim to tap into your inner om. Overnights at the eco-friendly Nipika Mountain Resort, complete with hearty breakfasts and lunches, may just inspire you to stay indoors â that is, until your mountain bike guides map out the day's play (one of which will include, for a change of pace, a paddle down a wonderfully remote section of the Kootenay River). Deep breath in, hold that pose âŠ and contemplate what the folks at Sacred Rides already know: this is a match made in heaven. Or, in the Kootenay Rockies, at least. www.sacredrides.com/rides/bc/yogamtb
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