Runner’s Delight – All Levels Yoga Class
Drop in rate:
$10 student / senior / military
New Student Special: $45 for 30 days unlimited
This 75 minute class is the perfect complement to a Sunday long run and is beneficial for athletes and non-athletes alike that seek to give their legs some serious TLC. We will begin class by strengthening the muscles of our legs and core with special emphasis on those of our posterior chain. Next we will spend time enjoying long holds in postures that stretch our legs, open our hips, and release our spine. Before final relaxation, self massage and muscle release techniques are applied to our feet. A restorative Savasana can be done in a number of ways including legs up the wall or with legs supported by bolsters.
About instructor Chelsea Karkula:
Before beginning her graduate studies in Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, you could count on one hand the number of yoga classes Chelsea had taken. However the stars aligned to allow the old adage “When the student is ready, the teacher appears” to come to fruition. A transformative yoga teacher happened to be working on the same research study as Chelsea and inspired her to explore the teachings of yoga through a three semester series of classes. These classes were taught in the Hatha tradition of yoga and allowed Chelsea to earn her 200 Hour RYT in the Spring of 2016. Chelsea furthered her yogic and life experiences by studying Yoga & Ayurveda in India for 3 weeks in January of 2016. The majority of this trip was spent at the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram in Rishikesh where the Himalayan tradition of yoga was practiced. Chelsea makes good use of her education & experiences by working as a ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. She really enjoys finding ways for ALLpeople to be active despite the number of physical or mental challenges they may face. As part of her Master’s degree program she created a wheelchair boxing program for people with Multiple Sclerosis called “Rolling with the Punches.” What started as a six week program to fulfill graduation requirements, has continued for over a year and has brought incredible joy to Chelsea and participants alike. In addition to yoga Chelsea enjoys running, biking, playing tennis, and weightlifting. She also spends time each day being active with her dog Ernie, “the cutest German Shepard in the world.”