Downhill Dog – a yogic, fun Approach to Freeriding, by Sonnia Höffken

Sonnia Höffken. Pic by Drew Benson.
Sonnia Höffken. Pic by Drew Benson.

i met Sonnia Höffken for the first time in 2012, at the very first PIEPS Freeride Team meeting at the Stubai Glacier. when we all introduced ourselves to the group, she explained that she combines skiing and yoga. i immediately thought that this sounded like a great and fun idea.

Sonnia is originally from Munich and has been into outdoor sports since her childhood. due to a long-lasting back injury, she learned about the healing power of yoga. she is both a certified ski instructor and a certified yoga teacher, with year-long experience giving classes in both disciplines. since she knew about the great effects of yoga, she had the idea to wrap skiing and yoga up in a package, to offer her guests a holistic experience.
Sonnia makes sure that her campers are not only getting their yoga on in the evening in the cozy shelter of a hotel, she incorporates yoga exercises during the whole day, also on the mountain, in full gear.

this season, Sonnia will be offering various different camps (and you can always call-a-yogi anyway), but i would like to introduce one special camp:

Downhill Dog - Freeride & Yoga Camps by Sonnia Höffken - Flyer
Downhill Dog – Freeride & Yoga Camps by Sonnia Höffken

 

the “D O W N H I L L D O G Freeride & Yoga Camps 2015” – powered by SkiYo – feel the flow! ® will be taking place from january 16th until 18th in Ischgl-Paznaun, and will feature special guest Presslaber Melissa, professional freeskier / freeski mountaineer.

secure your spot to spend wonderful days with these two power-laden women!

or, alternatively, you may sign up for the DownhillDog Freeride & Yoga Camp La Grave, the date is March 17-21 2015.