Graeagleand#8217;s Trails Within Yoga and Wellness Center to open June 1 |

Graeagleand#8217;s Trails Within Yoga and Wellness Center to open June 1

Photo courtesy Trails WithinTrails Within yoga and backpacking retreat in the Sierra offers expert guidance and stunning scenery.

GRAEAGLE, Calif. and#8212; Trails Within, a yoga and wellness center, is set to open in Graeagle, Calif. the weekend of June 1 with a three-day Anusara Yoga Workshop taught by Dr. Paula Barros. Inside the Trails Within studio, you will find the bamboo floors and cheery colors of a recent remodel, but on the outside itand#8217;s one of those classic red cabins in the middle of town that gives Graeagle itand#8217;s unique character.

Trails Within will offer a regular schedule and a variety of yoga and meditation classes, suitable for both the experienced student and the new beginner. Starting in June, Trails Within will also host a four-week Beginner Series on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., suitable for those who are brand new to yoga and might be looking for an easy introduction.

Owner and yoga instructor Emily Williams said, and#8220;My hope is that Trails Within helps to build community, foster health and wellness and encourages a deeper connection to the beauty of the Sierra Nevada that surrounds us. My desire is to infuse yoga and wellness with outdoor activities, and to inspire life-long health.and#8221; In that vein, in addition to the regular studio schedule, Trails Within has scheduled two backpacking retreats in August where participants will spend several days enjoying the beauty of the Sierra while learning with new friends. Each backpacking retreat has a different focus, ranging from yoga and meditation to Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine.

Trails Within will provide events and workshops on a regular basis geared toward healing. The first will be a natural lotion-making class on June 16 from 2-4 p.m. Learn how to make your own natural healing, hand and body lotion with botanical expert and hiking guide Kelly Boire.

Why is Williams opening a wellness center in the small community of Graeagle? and#8220;Graeagle has an emerging community that is eager and interested in yoga, meditation and wellness classes,and#8221; she said. and#8220;In addition, the nearby Lakes Basin Recreation Area and Plumas-Eureka State Park provide the playground needed for combining yoga and outdoor recreation, making Trails Within in Graeagle a perfect retreat destination.and#8221;

The scoop

For information on yoga schedules or to sign up for any of the retreats or events go to, email or call 530-836-1500. Directions to the studio: Graeagle is located about 50 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89. Once you reach Graeagle the studio is right in the middle of town at 7481 Hwy. 89, #111.

Trails Within is a yoga and wellness center offering yoga, healing seminars, wellness workshops, backpacking retreats and more in the community of Graeagle, Calif. nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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