Yoga for Cyclists class, Chorlton

When
Monday, 18:30 - 19:30
Ability
Level 1 - Suitable for all, from complete beginner to advanced.
Teacher
Joshua Wright
Price
£6.00 (£5.00 conc.)
Address
St Johns Primary School, Chepstow Road, Manchester M21 9SN
I first went to Marie’s yoga for cyclists class 3 years ago because I had a recurring injury that was stopping me from running and niggled after long days on the bike. I had never done any kind of yoga before but the sequence was easy to follow and the hour went really quickly – I definitely didn’t get bored! Gradually I started to become much more in tune with my body. I’d notice slight imbalances and weaknesses that I never knew were there. My flexibility has massively improved and I no longer worry about getting back ache or hip pain during long days in the saddle. I’ve also noticed an improvement in my running form, I’m noticeably stronger and have been injury-free for 18 months. Yoga is now a staple in my week and if I miss the class, I even practise at home!
Alice Swift, Team Glow

This class is suitable for all cyclists, whether you are an amateur or professional, a tourer, racer, commuter or just reserve your bike for sunny days.

Sequencing for the class has been designed with a core series of postures intended to build strength in areas that will improve performance, and stretch areas prone to tightness. Options will be given for many of the postures so that students can tailor movements according to their own bodies while still being challenged with room to progress.

The series of postures will:

  • Increase core strength and stability
  • Create freedom in the hips and groin
  • Stretch key areas in the legs such as the hamstrings and IT band
  • Stretch and strengthen the quadriceps
  • Open the upper back and shoulders
  • Reduce tension in the lower back

While the postures can help to prevent overuse injuries, students will also be encouraged to develop breath awareness and learn to breath more efficiently. They may also encounter side effects such as improved balance and focus!

Marie has been teaching Yoga for Sports for several years and is a regular cyclist. Yoga for Cyclists has been inspired by the Sports sequence, her own Ashtanga practice, time spent on and off the bike with fellow cyclists and a generous dose of self study.

The class will be every Monday 6.30pm – 7.30pm at St Johns School in Chorlton.This class is a drop in session – just turn up and join in. Mats are provided.

Start date Monday 22nd June 2015.

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