At Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure we strive to be more than just a bike shop. We care about your health and hope to inspire you to ride more often and take more adventures. To that end, we are thrilled to begin offering a weekly yoga class being on Wednesday, February 16 from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM. We will share more details soon.
There are many benefits to cyclists that practice yoga. With a regular yoga practice you will improve your core strength, increase your focus and relaxation while riding, reduce your risk of injury, enjoy more efficient breathing and many other benefits which we will share in future blogs.
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YOGA IS PART OF MY EVERYDAY LIFE!Barbara Ezell
My practice has helped me grow stronger, flexible, and fearless on and off the mat for over twenty years. I love to learn and have practiced Anusara, Hatha, 26/2, Ashtanga & Vinyasa styles with workshops in meditation and pranayama breathing techniques. I plan to keep learning, and I am grateful to all my teachers.
ABOUT MY CLASSES
My classes combine knowledgeable sequencing that deepens practice while building strength and flexibility. I share with students how asana practice can create a nourishing healthy balance in body and mind. You should expect a good workout with a playful attitude. All levels of flexibility and yoga experience are welcome. I will modify yoga positions for less flexible or those that can not safely perform a pose.
EXTENSIVE FORMAL TRAINING
Most recently, in 2019, I became a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Certified Yoga Instructor. I completed this advanced training at TheraYoga Method & BodyWork in Arcata, CA. RYT is a distinction given to yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance requirements. An RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS), be confirmed by Yoga Alliance, and be current with annual fees and Continuing Education. Also, in 2019, I completed RYT 300 hour TheraYoga Method in Arcata, California. Previous training includes the following:
2013: Completed 200-hour RYT training with YOGA WORKS at Kalani, Hawaii.
2016: Completed a Registered Prenatal Yoga Training (RPYT) at Yoga Garden San Francisco, California. Member of Yoga Alliance.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN MY CLASSES?
Primarily yoga is learning how to control breathing to create balanced strength. Breath is paramount. Students will learn to calm their minds while challenging the body. The benefits are limitless, from a simple weekly practice to those who choose a daily commitment. I’m a strong and capable instructor and you can rest assured as I’m an insured and give individual attention. I’ve been teaching in Oakhurst, Arcata, Fortuna, Avalon & Eureka, California. I look forward to meeting and practicing with you at Pedal Forward Bikes & Adventure.