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
Get away from the everyday hustle and bustle and join us on a short escape to Lithuania, where we’ll enjoy yoga and freshwater swimming in the country’s beautiful Aukštaitija National Park. With accommodation in the remote and relaxed Tiki Inn and a combination of Iyengar Yoga, swims and walks amongst some of the area’s most spectacular scenery, this is a perfect way to reconnect to nature with this perfect combination of yoga with swimming.
One hundred and twenty six lakes and 200-year-old pine forests make up the Aukštaitija National Park (the oldest of Lithuania’s five national parks) where we will retreat for four days. Here we enjoy wild swimming in freshwater lakes and walks in majestic pine-woodland landscape.
Our accommodation, the Tiki Inn, is not only a welcome place to rest your head situated just metres from the water’s edge, it also has a range of watersports equipment such as kayaks and stand-up paddle boards which are available for use throughout the duration of your stay. Saunas and hot tubs are available during your stay and the Tiki Inn’s charismatic partner, Matthew, and his wonderful family, are sure to make your time 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 both yogis and swimmers (and those who are already both!), this trip offers a relaxing and stunning location, wonderful outdoor freshwater 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 around 3 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip to gain the most from the experience.
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
- Three nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals (€50 per person per trip)
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 and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.