2017 is here!

If you’re looking to add a yoga class to supplement your New Years’ running goals you can join us on Monday’s and Wednesdays at 6pm in Montgomery Park. Classes are one hour and focus mainly on those nagging tight areas that all runners seem to have, hips, hamstrings, lower back- you know the ones! Let me know you’re coming so I can add you to our Whats-app group to stay up to date on what’s happening and when. Classes are R60, and cash is preferred ūüėČ

We are also building a small ashtanga vinyasa yoga group on Saturday mornings at 8am. There is only space for 6 students. Ashtanga classes are 1.5 hours and cost R100. Contact me if you’re interested.

Happy New Year and good luck with your goals and resolutions!

Update

We’re still looking for two more brave souls to join our Trail Running-Yoga Retreat on 2-4 December. Let us know if you’re interested as soon as possible.

I’ve also started a Saturday morning Ashtanga Vinyasa class starting at 8am. Cost is R100, but you must let me know you’re coming.

Evening Yoga for Runners classes continue, and probably will through the holiday season. Join us!

Summer is here!

Ekam Yoga and Mindful Runner are offering a weekend Trail Running/Yoga Retreat near Parys from 2-4 December, 2016. Check out details here.

In other news: we’re up and running in Montgomery Park! We’re running classes regularly on¬†Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm but space is limited to six so you need to book early. Contact me to be added to the What’s App group.

Ekam Yoga and Mindful Runner are planning a Trail Running/Yoga Retreat in Parys for the weekend of 2-4 December. We only have space for 10 so contact me asap to reserve your space. Location, cost and other details will be posted soon.

Now that the weather is warmer and the sun rises earlier there’s no excuse not to get out there on the trails or on your mat! Join us!

A breath of spring!

Ekam Yoga has moved locations again, and we have a What’s App group to keep you up to date. Contact Sarah to be added.

Yoga for Runners is still scheduled for Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm, now in Montgomery Park. Classes are R60 for 1 hour.

Check out our Yoga for Runners Teacher yoga training starting on 10 October, and let me know if you’re interested. Space is filling up fast so book now. Cost is reduced and we’ve included running shoes to get you started on the trails.

Winter’s Chill

Evening classes continue at Mindful Runner, but we’re doing a lot more vinyasas to keep us warm!

It’s hard to keep up a yoga practice when it’s cold and dark outside, and also when you do other activities. So Ekam and Mindful Runner have created a Yoga for Runners Yoga Teacher Training to help you find balance. You can get more details here. This 9-week course will teach you a fundamental, safe practice to do on your own, and provide some history and and background to the different yoga disciplines. And you get to run! Contact me for details.

 

Season’s Turn

A new quarter and the leaves are changing and the weather is sometimes a bit brisk.

If you’re planning on training through the¬†winter join us for Yoga for Runners (or any kind of sport) on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Our one-hour classes are for any level of athlete or yogi! Classes start at 6am and cost only R60. We also offer ashtanga glasses on Saturday mornings at 8am (R100)- please book to reserve your spot!

And if you are a trail runner, Ekam will be giving out a month of yoga classes as a spot prize for every distance (5km, 10km and 20km) at all of the My Road Less Traveled Events. But you have to run to win! Hope to see you soon- on the trail or on the mat!

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Happy Holidays from Ekam Yoga

It’s been a long year, but finally the holidays are here. We’re running limited yoga classes at Mindful Runner over the next few weeks, but check in with the website and sign up for a class if you’re in town.

If you’re looking to add yoga to your running, cycling, or other training routine, come and try a few classes in the new year. We offer two classes weekly focusing on increasing mobility in hard to reach areas and encouraging relaxation in stiff muscles and joints. Classes are Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm and cost R50/one-hour class.

We’re also continuing with our Saturday morning Ashtanga Vinyasa class at 8am. This 90-minute class focuses on linking breath with movement and increasing endurance. You also might sweat a little. Class costs R100.

Join us in the new year!

October News

After a bit of a slow start, we’re up and running with Saturday morning ashtanga primary series classes at 8am at Mindful Runner in Emmarentia. These classes are only R100 for 90 minutes, and are for any level of practitioner, but it helps if you have a bit of familiarity with yoga. If you’re looking for a challenge to start your weekend, join us! Please book first as space is limited.

The Yoga for Runners classes are well established and all the Mindful Runners are starting to see the positive¬†benefits to their running. The weekday evening classes focus on mobilizing stiff joints, and increasing flexibility and balance. If you’re a yoga beginner, evening classes are where to start.

Current Yoga Class Schedule at Mindful Runner

  • Yoga for Runners: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm, R50 (60min).
  • Ashtanga Primary Series: Saturdays, 8am, R100 (90min).

Summer?!

Summer has definitely arrived, and ahead of schedule.

I’m happy to announce that Ekam will start offering an 8am Saturday morning ashtanga vinyasa primary series led classes at Mindful Runner throughout the summer months. Classes are R100 for 90 minutes, bring a mat and towel, and prepare to be challenged. As space is limited to 6-ish, you will need to book ahead at mindfulrunner.co.za. For you runners out there who are interested, this class can be considered¬†a “workout”, and it’s best if you don’t do anything else “intensive” with your Saturday. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, and I guarantee you’ll feel fantastic afterwards.

Winter to Spring

Winter hibernation is over and spring is on the way.

If you’re looking for something new, or want to complement your spring training, drop in for a Yoga for Runners class at¬†Mindful Runner in Emmarentia.¬†Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm and space is limited so please book via MindfulRunner.co.za.

Over the past few months I’ve been working with runners and cyclists to find a solid one-hour class that works on those tight spots in the body¬†that sometimes restrict balance and movement when running. The feedback is positive and runners (and cyclists) are finding it very beneficial. These classes are suitable for beginners to yoga, so don’t be afraid to try something new in your training and see how it benefits you.

And if you’re looking for ashtanga vinyasa private classes,¬†I also have some time slots available for serious students.