Cycling and yoga are very complimentary activities. A yoga practice designed for cycling will strengthen core muscle groups, increase on-the-bike flexibility, help prevent injuries and counter the repetitive stress that a cyclist puts on their body. This workshop will help cyclists perform by focusing on exercises and poses they can do before, during and after the ride. We will begin with a flow practice that will be tailored to strengthening the muscles needed while on the bike. During our practice we will explore stretches that can be done while on the bike or at a mid-ride rest point. We will end with a Yin style practice that can be done after the ride to stretch the tissues while they are still warm.
Jennifer Elliott (ERYT 500, LMT, and CYT) has been teaching yoga and giving massage for more than twelve years; she is a registered yoga teacher, licensed massage therapist and a certified yoga therapist. She began her journey with yoga and massage at the Vitality College of Healing Arts, in Solana Beach in 1999 and has since trained with Paul Grilley and Scott Blossom at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. She is a 200 hr YogaWorks graduate and has a Yoga Therapy certification from Loyola Marymount University. In addition to teaching her Vinyasa and Yin style classes at YogaWorks, Jennifer works with many private clients in her Yoga Therapy practice, including many professional athletes. Since 2005 she has been teaching Yoga teacher trainings and in 2008 she co-developed and taught the curriculum for True Yoga’s Teacher Training Program. Jennifer is an anatomy teacher for YogaWorks and a Mentor for their 300hr training program. Her goal as a teacher is to make yoga fun and accessible to all students regardless of their previous experience.