Whether you log in dozens of miles every week or are just starting a Couch to 5K program, you have probably heard that yoga is good for runners. But who has the time for all that cross-training, right? Not so fast (not unless you’re running)! Our resident marathoner, Nari M., will help you discover how yoga can make you a better runner: improve your strength, flexibility, coordination, concentration, and balance.
The monthly drop-in Yoga for Runners classes are designed to best serve the needs of a runner’s body. Each class will present a sequence designed to strengthen, lengthen and stretch muscles used when running. The classes will have 4 areas of focus: hips, hamstrings, core, and balance, and will give you the tools to put it all together by yourself at home until the next monthly class. So that you can “om to your PR.
Nari Malkhasyan began her yoga journey 15 years ago when she first stepped on the mat seeking an escape from the stresses of her daily life. Instead, the practice made her feel more connected to life and to her true self. Nari received her RYT 200 training from Inner Power Yoga in Northern Virginia in 2012, and has had the good fortune to practice with teachers such as Andrea Fotopoulos, Schuyler Grant, Isauro Fernandez, and Shiva Rea since. Her teaching is inspired by her background in Iyengar and fueled by her natural desire to marry the body and mind with breath and movement. At present, her practice is a complement for her passion for distance running (first ultra race coming in September 2018), and she loves helping other runners discover how yoga can help them elevate their running. Nari teaches with compassion, making yoga practice accessible to students at all levels, while encouraging them to challenge their limits and discover their own possibilities. Outside of her yoga practice, Nari is a vegan, a traveler, and a runner.
*Series Payment/Refund Policy: Refunds (full or partial) are not available for series as your full series payment reserves your spot for the entire series, and the teacher is paid for your spot whether you are in attendance or not. Considerations may be made for emergency/sickness.