Class Style & Level
The 60-minute yang classes are sports focused practices designed specifically with cyclists in mind. The repetitive nature of cycling biomechanics and the cycling posture itself create physical imbalances that as cyclists, we must try to counteract. This practice is a strength-based practice that will move you through sequences that challenge your strength and flexibility. Breathing, stretching, strengthening, and deep relaxation are included in every class.
In a yang practice, we're targeting muscle and muscle wants to be warm and have repetitive motion. In yin yoga, we're actually trying to get the muscles to disengage so we can target deeper, denser connective tissues, in particular the layer of tissue called Fascia. This practice is about releasing deeply held tension within your body, mind, and emotions and perfectly compliments as well as strengthens cyclists training regimes. It's ideal post-training when relaxation is vital for recovery. It will activate your parasympathetic nervous system and the long holds will strengthen concentration skills at the same time.
Who are these classes for?
These 60-minute sports focused yoga/stretch classes are designed specifically with cyclists/athletes in mind, however anyone will benefit from them and everyone is welcome. The classes will move you through a series of poses that challenge your strength and flexibility whilst complimenting and as well as strengthening training regimes, and help you prepare for anything (including a long day at work), so you can be at your best and feel comfortable doing it. No experience is necessary, only a willingness to try something new.
How much do the classes cost?
Group classes are $20.00 per person.
Five class passes are $100.00 and are valid for three months from the date of purchase. As classes numbers are limited, all classes must be pre-booked.
A 60 minute private class is $80.00.
Please note – registration for that day’s class will CLOSE 15 minutes before the class starts.
Where are group classes held and what time should I arrive?
Yoga for Cyclists Group classes take place at Velotec Sports, 8 Harris Maryville, Newcastle.
Please arrive to class on time, and if possible a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the start of class to allow yourself time to set up. Please note that doors to the space will be locked from the advertised class time, with no access after this time.
What you will need for class?
Bring yourself and a yoga mat.
Please also bring a block (if you have one), a blanket or big beach towel, a bolster and a belt strap. In place of a bolster, a firm pillow or similar will suffice and, in place of a strap, a long belt will do the trick. Props will come in handy but are not necessary so don't stress!
Virginia is a Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher and has been teaching in studios in and around Newcastle, as well as to cyclists on her cycling and yoga holidays since 2012. Virginia teachers a sports focused practice with plenty of options for all levels, even the stiffest body! As a cyclist she knows firsthand how beneficial yoga can be, both on a physical level as well as an emotional level. Breath work and meditation also form part of Virginia's teaching. When Virginia is not travelling with Soulfit Adventures, she teaches in and around Newcastle, New South Wales in various studios and locations.
How can I sign up for the classes?
Click the link above to make your booking, make payment and you are all set to go!