“Whether you’re new to yoga and hiking or a seasoned practitioner, I highly recommend Walking Stick Yoga as a way to cultivate greater awareness in the body and mind.”

Courtney Pace, Studio 221

Walking Stick Yoga


Walking Stick Yoga gives you the potential to embark on a new life habit.

The basic message from the yogic tradition is that the postures should be stable, one should be able to hold them for an extended period, and they should have the twin qualities of both effort and effortlessness – or initial striving and relaxing into. Using supportive staffs or trekking poles while practicing yoga postures allows one to bring the qualities of stability and ease into each posture.

Struggles with balance are immediately removed, and the resultant ease allows unneeded muscles (such as those of the jaw and face) to relax. Practitioners will find that the ability to hold a pose is greatly enhanced.


Walking Stick Yoga poses offer a wonderful and very accessible gateway to the present moment, supporting mental wellbeing which, in turn, makes us happier, less self-centered, and brings us into greater connection with others.

All you need to practice Walking Stick Yoga is a pair of walking poles and a commitment to open yourself to the experience.

Walking Stick Yoga can be done almost anywhere and is particularly suited to the outdoors. Practicing standing postures using walking sticks requires neither smooth ground nor perfectly clean ground. In fact, taking a walk outdoors with sticks prior to, or immediately following, a Walking Stick Yoga practice greatly enhances one’s exercise regime.

For detailed instructions, purchase Lori Marsh’s Walking Stick Yoga book, available now wherever great books are sold, including:

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All proceeds from the sales of this book go to InStill Mindfulness, in support of their efforts to cultivate a mindful world for all.


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For more information about Walking Stick Yoga, or to book a class, email walkingstick@instillmindfulness.org