Following on from the ever-popular weekly yoga for runners classes comes this bi-monthly yoga run club – an opportunity to not only get your stretch on but to build a run into the mix too!
This session is for EVERYONE, regardless of running ability or yoga experience, and between myself and experienced Wales Athletics qualified run coach and parkrun Run Director Rich Skyrme, we’ll ensure each participant gets the attention and support they need.
“Yoga Run Club was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The combination of focus on breath and the different parts of the body really helped me during the running element of the day and the different exercises that we did with Rich made me think about my running technique. A fantastic day, regardless of your ability – I would strongly recommend!” – Emily Butler
Each yoga run club event will be broken up into three parts:
Taking into consideration the demands of running on your body, you’ll be led through 30 minutes of flowing practice to warm up the body, develop the breath and prepare muscles and mind so they’re ready for our run.
Leaving the studio for the park, we’ll take a short ‘loosener’ run as a group (no-one gets left behind here!) and then segue into 15 minutes or so working on skills such as agility, balance or coordination. Rich will then tailor the remainder of the session to the needs of the group – perhaps an intervals session, some fartlek or a simple out and back run.
Once we’ve returned to the studio (following a short cool-down run back from the park), we’ll settle into 30-40 minutes of deeper, yin-like stretchy yoga to soothe and release fascia and muscle, settle the breath and calm the mind. Of course the session will finish with 5-10 minutes in savasana – sending you home revived and refreshed :)
“Yoga has really helped me with other sports and I think it’s no coincidence that my running times have been improving whilst I’ve also managed to stay injury-free.”
How do I book?
The next Yoga Run Club will take place on 27th January, 2:00-4:30pm at Cardiff’s Tramshed Studio. All equipment is provided so there’s no need to bring anything but yourself and showers are also available should you need them. Places are £25 per person and you can book your place now online or, if you have questions, get in touch using the form below.