Runners’ Stretch Series - Yoga for Hips, Hamstrings & Quadriceps Workshop (Studio)

Calling all athletes, runners, cyclists and anyone with chronically tight hips, hamstrings and lower back issues. This all-levels yoga workshop helps you gain more freedom and flexibility in your hips, hamstrings, quads and spine. Your hip flexors and hamstring muscles are one of the most important groups of muscles necessary for long-term mobility, stability and safety of your lower body. Healthy hip flexors and hamstrings are necessary for preventing hip, knee and lumbar issues. Tight hips can cause strain in the lower back. When hips are open, there is more range of movement, better circulation, and more support for the muscles of the back and the spine. Learn how to safely practice yogic stretching and strengthening techniques designed to open hips and release tight hamstrings and quadricep muscles. Attention will be on practicing with a compassionate approach to find the perfect modification of each pose for your needs and ability. For all ages and levels but does require ability to practice lunges, as well as seated, standing, lying on the floor and kneeling poses. Class will end with a rejuvenating relaxation.

Location

Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body
310 Baker Ave

things to bring

  • Yoga mat

instructor

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Karyn Force

Karyn Force, RN, CKYT, BA, Reiki Master, has been teaching yoga and Reiki for over 25 years. She is a 500 hour professional-level yoga instructor and certified in both Kripalu and Ashtanga yoga. Karyn is a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner certified by the Usui Reiki Ryoho and offers Reiki healing sessions and Reiki certification classes. Karyn’s teaching method provides an alignment based practice with an emphasis on breathing, mindfulness and practicing with a compassionate approach. With an extensive knowledge of yoga asanas, pranayama and Reiki energy, Karyn works with students of all ability levels to customize a practice to meet their own specific needs. She offers private and semi-private yoga instruction, group classes and workshop and specialities such as Reiki infused restorative yoga. She has taught yoga teacher training programs, developed full-service corporate wellness programs and led yoga retreats throughout the U.S., Costa Rica and Mexico. With a deep commitment and passion for healthy living, she inspires and guides others on their own unique path to wellness.