Therapeutic Yoga is coming to Arena Ready on Monday evenings (from 7-8pm), starting Monday, May 23rd!
Dani, whom many of you have worked out with here at Arena Ready, will be teaching the 60-minute class in the lounge in AR South (main gym side). Here's Dani's description of what to expect during her Therapeutic Yoga class:
Therapeutic yoga is probably very different from what most people think of when they think of yoga. Not quite restorative, definitely not vinyasa, you can expect some stability work, standing poses, twists, and a whole lot of laying on the floor connecting to a deeper breath. I teach a slow practice, and will encourage a mind - body connection by asking you to pay attention to the more subtle aspects of the body (breath, skin, muscles, bones).
Moving in this slower way helps reveal both strengths and weaknesses you might not be able to connect with during more intense workouts. This awareness translates to every other area of life, including kicking ass in the gym. I'm a stickler for alignment, and as someone who injured myself practicing a more popular yoga style it is important to me that people practice yoga in a safe way. I play fun music, I don't chant, and I promise I'll leave your chakras alone. Besides, where else in your life to you get express permission and encouragement to slow down, breathe, and CTFO (chill the f*ck out) for an hour?
FINALLY: I often hear people say they can't do yoga because they're not flexible. Frankly, that's like saying someone shouldn't do CrossFit because they can't do a muscle up :) All bodies are welcome and this is appropriate/accessible for everyone at AR.
Class will be ongoing on Monday nights from 7-8pm, and the first class starts Monday, May 23rd. We'll take a holiday break on Memorial Day (May 30th) and return on June 6th.
I hope to see you there!
Please sign-in just as you would for any other class, and let us know if you have any questions.
WOD for 05-19-16:
5 Rounds of:
5 Bench Press (pick load)
8 Evil Wheels OR 16 Hollow Rocks
Rest as needed between rounds. Record loading for each bench press set and times for every 250m row interval. The goal is to maintain a pace of +/-2 seconds for every 250m interval.
(Compare to 11-19-15)