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RECESS: Hike & Yoga on Roosevelt Island

  • Meet at Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot Mt Vernon Trail Arlington, VA, 22209 United States (map)


This RECESS is the ultimate in sensory bliss. Walk, explore, breathe and move through the unique terrain of Roosevelt Island and awaken those walk-weary muscles (and your mind) with a rejuvenating yoga practice. Relish in the warmth of the sun, the sounds of the birds and the scents of Spring.




  • 9:30: gather at Roosevelt Island parking lot (map)

  • 9:30 - 10:15: Elements guided hike of Roosevelt Island trails, boardwalks, scenic spurs and monuments.

  • 10:15 - 11:15; Yoga in the elements with Sarah Hummer.

  • 11:15 - 11:30: guided walk back to parking lot


  • Directions & Parking:

    • by car: Drivers can only reach Theodore Roosevelt Island from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After Memorial Bridge, follow the sign to turn right into the parking lot.

    • by foot or bike: The northern terminus of the Mount Vernon Trail is at Theodore Roosevelt Island. A short connecting trail leads downhill from the downstream side of the Key Bridge in Virginia, across the parkway, and into the parking lot at Theodore Roosevelt Island. Bicycles are not allowed on the island but can be locked at bicycle racks located in parking lot

    • Parking: park in a parking lot.

  • What to Wear: Dress for a walk and then yoga. Dress for the elements of the day. If cold, Bundle up; stretchy, warm, wicking layers including hat & gloves. We will practice yoga barefoot unless weather is chilly in which case wear sticky socks or shoes.

  • What to Bring; yoga mat, water, sun block, bug repellant

  • Inclement Weather plan: Inclement weather date is Thursday, May 9 from 8:30 - 10:30.


  • Elements Guide

  • Yoga Instruction and practice