January – March 2014
Classes start the week of Monday, Jan. 6
Note: drop-ins are okay if space is available.
5:30 – 6:45 p.m. – Hillcrest Community Centre
7:30 – 8:45 p.m. – Creekside Community Centre
6:30 – 7:45 p.m. – Kitsilano Community Centre
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Hillcrest Community Centre
4575 Clancy Loranger Way
604.257.8680 or 257.8545
Creekside Community Centre
1 Athletes Way (on the False Creek seawall in the Olympic Village)
Kitsilano Community Centre
2690 Larch St. (between 10th & 12th Ave)
Yoga Made For Runners
15-Hour Instructional Program
It’s a 2-day, 15-hour course for devotees of running and/or yoga. If you’re interested in what happens at the intersection of running and yoga, you’ll find this program to be extremely informative and useful. This isn’t a “teacher training”, it’s for everyone, but if you do aspire to teach yoga to runners, the information presented in this course is something you’ll need.
What will we be doing?
Over the 15 hours, we’ll do about 4 hours of yoga. The rest of the time I talk a lot and give participants tons of relevant information on
- Functional anatomy for runners
- How to use yoga to build strength, mobility, and flexibility
- Injury prevention and the causes of common running injuries
- Harnessing the breath and learning how to breathe effectively while running
I weave together the yoga practice and lecture, so it’s not dry, boring, information, but real life strategies and directly applicable information to build strength and flexibility and reduce your injury risk.
Who can participate?
Everyone and anyone: from runners who’ve never done yoga, to yoga teachers who have never run, and everyone in between. The only pre-requisite is an enthusiastic and curious mind and an interest in what yoga can do for runners.
Note for Yoga Teachers: The running market is huge and overflowing with tight, injured runners who need yoga. So why aren’t you appealing directly to them and their needs? Yoga is an easy sell to runners, but it’s far more than stretching hamstrings and doing hip openers (teaser: in the course you’ll learn two reasons people with chronically tight hamstrings probably don’t need to stretch them).
Other stuff you’ll receive
- A fifty-page training manual
- Runner’s yoga DVD
- Resistance band for hip strengthening
- Awesome certificate of completion
You’ll feel happy and fulfilled, and walk the earth with a renewed vigor and purpose.
PAST EVENTS / WORKSHOPS
Halifax Certificate Training Program:
Yoga Made For Runners 15-Hour Certificate Training Program
Halifax: October 26, &27, 2013
12 hours (2 days, 4 hours day one, 8 hours day two)
(Calgary area) WORKSHOP – NOV 23rd 2013:
June 8 – 9 2013
Kamloops 2-day workshop
June 14 – 16 2013
Vancouver Teacher Training – info brochure here
Atlantic Canada Workshop Tour 2013
Feb. 9 Fredericton, NB
Feb. 10 Moncton, NB
Feb. 16 Halifax, NS
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Join Mike at the annual Yoga Conference and Show in Vancouver
November 9th – 11th at the Vancouver Convention Center
Find out more: theyogaconference.com/vancouver/faculty
Vancouver Yoga Made for Runners Workshop at Semperviva
Saturday, March 3 & Sunday, March 4
A two-day, six-hour workshop at Yoga For Today (www.yogafortoday.ca) in Sherwood Park, Alberta on June 25 & 26, 2011
WHISTLER TRAIL RUNNING & RUNNERS’ YOGA CAMP
This August 11 – 14 near Whistler, B.C., a running, hiking and yoga camp will be held. Please let me know if you’re interested in being part of it. More details:
Download the PDF for your fridge:
Trail Running, Hiking & Yoga Camp.pdf!