Yoga for Runners: Pre-/Post-Run Yoga Workshop, 1-2:15pm

Yoga for Runners: Hips and IT Band Relief Yoga Workshop, 2:30-3:45pm

Cost: $20/workshop or $35 if you register for both! Space is limited.

Ann Mazur is founder of Runners Love Yoga, the aim of which is to bring yoga to the running community to help them “do yoga, run faster.” Ann is an elite runner (35:54 10k, 2:49 marathon), E-RYT 200, and holds her Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. A Pittsburgh native, Ann earned her yoga certification at Yoga H’Om in 2009. She looks forward to bringing these workshops to Pittsburgh!

Register Today! $20 each; $35 for both .  Please call if only interested in one workshop

Yoga for Runners: Pre-/Post-Run Yoga Workshop, 1-2:15pm

This session will provide all a runner needs to incorporate yoga into their regular training routine with specific attention to sequences to do efficiently before and after running. We will have 5 specific focuses during the workshop: hips, backs of legs, fronts of legs, feet, and breathing.

1.  Learning the most effective hip opening poses to alleviate IT band, hip flexor, and piriformis tightness.

2. Gaining flexibility in the backs of the legs, throughout the hamstrings and calves. We will particularly focus on how different stretches target different angles within these muscle groups.

3. Stretching the fronts of the legs. In addition to the quads, we will target the often neglected muscles in the fronts of the shins that tend to bear the brunt of increased mileage.

4. Learning how to include your feet in your yoga practice! Feet need to be stretched too!

5. Learning how to use backbends and shoulder stretches to increase range of motion in the upper body and the ability to breathe smoothly and fully for running.

The first half of our workshop includes a yoga class designed for the needs of a runner’s body. The remainder of the workshop will break down each of the above 5 goals to give each runner the means of addressing tension or tightness in the areas of the body most important for them. Students will leave knowing how to best alleviate tightness in highly specific places in their bodies before and after running, and take home a laminated copy of two specific yoga sequences to for either pre- or post-run.

Yoga for Runners: Hips and IT Band Relief Yoga Workshop, 2:30-3:45pm

Got tight hips? You’re not the only runner. This workshop will find and loosen hip muscles you forgot you even had. Leave with fresh legs and a set of sequences—from 5 to 50 minutes—to do anytime your hips feel tight from running or sitting. Keeping your hips more flexible also goes a long way towards keeping the rest of your legs happy and injury-free. Whether you’re looking to prevent injuries or ward off current hip tightness, this workshop will give you real solutions to incorporate into your training regimen.

This session includes a yoga practice that combines techniques and poses you will reinforce throughout the workshop. We will spend time on the most efficient IT band stretches, going into depth on many variation of and alternatives to pigeon pose, including subtle ways of adjusting the pose in order to increase or decrease its depth and intensity. In addition to learning several sequences for alleviating hip tightness on your yoga mat at home, we will spend time on some short, simple, effective standing poses that you can easily do immediately after running, even when you’re not near a yoga mat! All students will take home a laminated handout with information and sequences to practice at home.