Take part in an adventurous yoga swimming escape in Lithuania with the perfect combination of iyengar yoga practice and freshwater swimming
Swim through the stunning forest fringed waters of the Aukštaitija National Park
Energising with morning yoga practice and restorative evening sessions
Find calm in an optional silent meditation walk
Escape from your everyday and discover the open calm countryside of Lithuania on this freshwater swimming holiday in the country’s beautiful Aukštaitija National Park. With a combination of Iyengar Yoga, short swims and walks amongst spectacular scenery, this trip is the perfect way to reconnect to nature.
One hundred and twenty six lakes and 200-year-old pine forests form the Aukštaitija National Park, (the oldest of Lithuania’s five national parks) which we call home for four days. Through a combination of swimming and hiking, we enjoy a 25-kilometre circular journey through the freshwater lakes and majestic pine-woodland landscape.
Our accommodation is the remotely located Tiki Inn, our charming and spacious lakeside guesthouse. The Inn also boasts its own sauna, hot tubs and a range of watersports equipment including kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, available for use throughout your stay. Situated just metres from the water’s edge, the Tiki Inn is run by our charismatic partner, Matthew, and his wonderful family who are sure to make your stay in Lithuania an unforgettable experience.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for both yoga enthusiasts and swimmers. For yogis, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore, get close to nature and experience the meditative and healing properties of outdoor swimming. For those from a swimming background, this trip offers an opportunity to explore the benefits of yoga and how the meditative and physical experience of yoga naturally complements and enhances one's swimming.
For yogis and swimmers (and those who are already both!), this trip offers a relaxing and stunning location, wonderful freshwater short swims, and hikes through the beautiful woodlands of the Aukštaitija National Park. This trip will suit swimmers and yogis of all abilities, though participants should be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of up to 2km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip to gain the most from the experience.
If you are looking for a classic SwimTrek trip which focuses on yoga for swimmers, take a look at our YogaSwim Crete trip. This is a great Short Swims itinerary with yoga sessions to build strength and mobility for your swimming.
Why yoga and swimming?
Yoga and swimming are a perfect combination. For swimmers, yoga offers both physical and mental benefits. Physically, yoga helps with breathing and strength and is a great way to increase your flexibility, especially if you can work yoga into your daily routine. Through meditation, relaxation and stretching, yoga is also a great way to combat stress and anxiety. It can help you centre and focus, and to find the perfect rhythm for your swims. For yogis, swimming in open water is an excellent way to meditate and be close to nature, removing the many barriers between yourself and the world around you.
- Fully guided yoga and swimming holiday in Lithuania
- Experienced Iyengar yoga teacher
- Yoga mat for the duration of the trip
- Technique advice
- Four nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims and yoga activities that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual activities and swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and lake conditions. Your SwimTrek guides will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
Option 1: Travel via Vilnius
Option 2: Travel via Kaunas
Yoga and swimming are a brilliant combination. Loved this trip, hope you do more!Sarah T-B, UK - 2019
SwimTrek has done it again - perfect choice of location, professional staff and unique accommodation. Swimming and Yoga is such a perfect combination!Galia V, Israel - 2019
Swimming, yoga & walking in Lithuania was such a refreshing and beautiful experience! The overall exercise felt well-balanced and the scenery was unspoilt and stunning.Jac W, UK -2019