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DMV Fitness Fam Fun Run/Walk and Yin Yoga – Patch.com

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Price: $20

Registration:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dmv-fitness-fam-fun-runwalk-and-yoga-featuring-de-tickets-73563423179

Join us for a 3-mile fun run OR 1-mile walk, followed by yin yoga (led by Deanie the Yogini), smoothies, sweatworking, and swag.

About this Event

Event Schedule

1:45 pm - Check-In for a 3-mile run led by DMV Fitness Fam

2:00 pm - Check-In for 1-mile walk / Run begins

3:00 pm - Yin Yoga Session with essential oils led by Deanie the Yogini (Adina Crawford)

4:00 pm - Smoothies, Swag, Raffle Giveaway, and Sweatworking

Event FAQ:

Do I need to bring anything?Please bring a yoga mat for the yin yoga session. Optional: Additional shirt (if you want to change after the run), yoga strap, yoga blocks, yoga blanket.

I hate running. I don't want to walk. Do I have to do these? Is there a discount if I don't?You don't have to run OR walk! You can check in around 2:45 pm and meet us for yoga. The tickets are a flat rate for everyone and are nonrefundable.

I have mobility issues. Will I be able to participate in the yin yoga session?We will have mobility accommodations provided during yoga. There will also be a limited number of additional props available.

I don't want to use essential oils during my yin yoga practice. Do I have to?Absolutely not! Just let the instructor know prior to the yoga session.

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Yoga and an ice bath in the Hamptons, the email from Danielle McCallum read. I enjoy two of those three things and kept reading.

Ms. McCallum has developed her own practice, called Five, which is a combination of yoga, breath work, meditation and cold exposure. (The center of Five is you, her website reads.) She trained at Sky Ting, my favorite yoga studio, and has been meditating for 15 years. She said she is one of the first women in the United States to be certified in the Wim Hof Method.

Wim Hof is a man, an extreme athlete from the Netherlands who is known as the Iceman for breaking records and generally doing a lot of flashy daredevil-type stunts, most of them involving exposure to cold. He has run a marathon above the Arctic wearing nothing but shorts, can hold his breath for six minutes and has taken a 112-minute ice bath.

None of this remotely speaks to me, my interests or my aspirations. I am the kind of person who is known among my friends for taking long daily naps, and my chief hobbies include drinking cocktails at sunset, reading somewhere comfortable and gossiping. I am an unaccomplished watercolorist. Which is all a way of saying that I like comfort.

The Wim Hof Method is built on three pillars, which are breathing, cold therapy and commitment, the programs website reads. Combined, these three pillars form a powerful method that is capable of changing your life.

Adherents insist it can relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases, arthritis and asthma, among other afflictions, and Mr. Hof has said that just by focusing the mind, we can control just about any malady, including cancer. Science does not support that claim.

Just to be perfectly clear: I do not share those beliefs. But I find myself searching for new, and healthy, ways to soothe myself from the hourly barrage of bad news that is living in 2019.

I already meditate and go to yoga, so why not build on the familiar and get a little weird? The worst that could happen is that I would have a bad morning in the Hamptons, where Ms. McCallum, 37, taught for the summer.

There were eight of us gathered for a Saturday morning class in Water Mill, evenly divided between men and women. One man had gone to a Wim Hof retreat. We began with a little breathing to get us centered.

Then Ms. McCallum took us through a yoga class that relied on the flow of asanas, including water salutations, a variation on sun salutations that involves crossing the legs. That really got the blood moving.

The yoga portion lasted about 45 minutes, and then we settled onto our backs for the signature Wim Hof breathing exercises. Ms. McCallum told us to inhale in three parts, from our stomach, then chest, then lungs, then exhale slowly but not completely.

For the first round we repeated that 30 times breathing in and out of the nose, at the end holding on to the exhalation as long as we could. Then we did another round in the nose and out the mouth and, finally, in and out of the mouth.

I think that took about half an hour, but by then I had completely lost track of time. In fact I had completely lost track of myself and was having a sort of psychedelic experience minus the drugs. (Its no wonder that Mr. Hof likes to play The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd during his seminars.) I have no idea if there was music playing or even what I was thinking about.

At the end I came whooshing back to reality in one big gasp. I felt as if I were waking up while watching a play. Did anyone notice? Did I snore? Was I even asleep? Did I do anything weird?

We meditated a bit to gather ourselves, and then we headed to the bathrooms to change into swimsuits. Ms. McCallum was waiting for us on the grass outside, where there was an old-fashioned metal tub filled with cold water and many pounds of ice. Our three-minute ice baths awaited.

Her instructions were to get into the ice bath as quickly as possible and try not to hyperventilate. The first volunteer had a pained look on his face as he climbed into the bath and sat down. He complained about not feeling his feet but breathed slowly as an amused friend took video.

When it was my turn, I was nervous. Skipping the ice bath entirely or getting out early were both options, but I wanted to try it. And, besides, it was really hot out. I stepped in and sat down quickly and was met with a cold so jarring, so painful, that my whole body stung. My ankles throbbed.

Its bad, I said, and Ms. McCallum assured me that the first minute was the worst.

I started to acclimate to the cold after a minute, and Ms. McCallum leaned in and told me to breathe with her. When I got out, my white skin was red, and I did slow stretches of my knees and arms and some more deep breathing to warm myself.

I felt joyous and tired, as if my body, mind and spirit had all been given a workout. I walked across the street and bought lobster breakfast tacos as a kind of celebration. I had made it to three minutes of ice bathing and even opted to stay an extra 30 seconds. I did it purely for the sake of challenging myself, and I was eager to do it again.

The Idea Yoga, mediation, breath work and an ice plunge in a class inspired by the Dutch extreme sportsman Wim Hof. The Five website notes that pregnant women or people with heart conditions shouldnt try it.

Reality Between the yoga flow, meditation, trippy breath work and the ice bath, your body, mind and spirit get a full workout. It manages to be both a relaxing and challenging two hours.

The Vibe In the summer, classes are held in a studio in a converted house in Water Mill, N.Y., on Saturday mornings, so youre dunking in ice while families are ordering pancakes across the street. The studio is next door to a kind of wellness strip mall with a SoulCycle, meaning youre among fellow fitness freaks.

A New Class Danielle McCallum, the instructor, has been scouting a New York City location that can accommodate ice baths, and she has now found one. Her classes are held every other Sunday at the Brooklyn Athletic Club in Williamsburg. The cost is $40.

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KANSAS CITY, MO (CBS Local) An alternative twist to the usually deep breathing meditation and soothing poses of traditional yoga is becoming all the rage in Kansas City. Instructor Amanda Kauffman said she started practicing yoga seven years ago. Two years ago, she came across a new technique she said is more her style.

A lot of people stay away from yoga because they think, Oh well, you know, Im not good enough for that, or what are people going to think about my poses,' she told WDAF. And in here, you can just be yourself.

Kauffman now teaches rage yoga.

The technique is different. Instead of calming your mind, youre bringing everything out, she said. Instead of just trying to push it out quietly, youre going to push it out, and its going to be loud!

With loud, explicit music as the soundtrack for Mondays first class, participants were encouraged to yell, scream, cuss and make obscene gestures.

Just letting all the negative energy out tonight. Thats the goal, Kauffman said.

The rage yoga trend began in Canada but is slowly spreading to cities across the U.S.

Ive never done rage yoga before, said attendee Hillary Luppino. I had recently seen something online about it, and then I saw that it was available here, so I just jumped on the opportunity.

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How Author & Yoga Teacher Kathryn Budig Spends Her Days Off – mindbodygreen.com

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Sleep trumps everything in my life. Like I have to sleep. I will never be that person who wakes up at 5 a.m. to make sure they get their workout in before they head to the airport. I would love in theory to be that person, but it just will never, ever be me. And you know, if I can't get my workout in, I just try to find something else in my wellness routine that I can do for myself, whether it's eating lots of greens that day or taking certain vitamins or supplements or somethingsomething else I can do for myself if I can't get in physical activity.

And you know, I'm really kind to myself. For someone who has been in the fitness world for as long as I have been, I'm really treating it as a celebration and not a punishment and not something that I have to do to attain an aesthetic. Even if it means I sit and meditate for the day or I'm doing a couple of sun salutations, it's really easy to fall into this definition of "you have to do this amount of work for this amount of time for it to even count." Thats not the case. I think if people can flip their perspective on that and see five minutes as more than zero minutes and know that it still counts as moving your body. Of course, it depends on whether you want physical results or not, but if you're just doing it for well-being, then five minutes is still great.

I'm not the first person to think of it this way, but at the end of a big meal, when it's so easy to be like, "Oh my god, I'm so full, I'm so full," I'm trying to think of it as I'm legitimately full with amazing food and full of amazing experiences and I'm living a full life. I try to take anything that would normally have some sort of negative connotation and flip it so that I don't fall into that negative habitual ticker tape of punishment or this is wrong and this is right. That's all been very helpful for me as well.

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Yoga may be a 5,000 year old practice, but it has seemingly never been more popular.

According to a report from the Global Wellness Institute titled The Global Economy of Physical Activity, the participation in mindful movement is growing around the world, and yoga is the leader of the pack. In our frenetically paced, stressful, sleepless, and chronic-pain-plagued world, the demand for slower, mindful movementwhich includes yoga, Pilates, tai chi, qigong, stretch, barre, Gyrotonic, etc.is skyrocketing, writes the report. There are 165 million people around the world who participate in the practice, making it a whopping $16.9 billion market.

And the world, it seems, is onto something. Youd be hard-pressed to find any trainer who wouldnt recommend integrating at least some yoga into your routine, whether youre a runner, a Pilates lover, or into Crossfit. Its got a laundry list of proven physical and mental benefits (increases strength, betters flexibility, reduces anxietyseriously, the list goes on), plus can help you start your days feeling more focused or finish them off with an added level of zen.

But even so, there are a whole lot of people out there still feel like yoga just isnt their thing, or that they prefer other styles of working out to flowing on the mat. And to that, I say, maybe you just havent tried the right kind yet. So here are the best types of yoga for every type of fitness enthusiast, which might just turn you into a yogi yet.

If youre one of those people who thinks yoga wont give you a good enough workout, you probably havent tried a power-style class. Power yoga is a more vigorous, fitness-based take on traditional vinyasa, and will work your core and upper body while opening up your shoulders, hips, and spine. Its going to give you an amazing workout that gives you strength and sweat, says Kajuan Douglas, yoga guru and founder of Merge New York.

Cant get enough of those dance cardio classes that have you moving to a particular beat? Try vinyasa yoga. While these classes can either be silent or set to music, they have you move with your breath, which can feel a lot like dancing. Vinyasa is focused on rhythmic movements, explains Douglas. You move mindfully like a yogi but graceful like a dancer. You can find regular, heated, and power-style vinyasa classes, among many other options, so its all about finding which one works best for you.

For some people, a good workout goes hand-in-hand with a good sweat (though, for what its worth, the two arent mutually exclusive). If thats your M.O., make your way to a hot or heated classwhich takes place in studios with temperatures between 85 and 105 degrees. Heated yoga class definitely makes you sweat as it cooks the body from the outside in, and your yoga movements cook you from the inside out, says Douglas, adding that these types of classes can feel especially purifying. The heat can also help deepen your practiceand will definitely have you dripping within the first few flows. You can find a number of different types of yoga that happen in heated studios, though some of the more popular ones are power, vinyasa, and Bikram (a 90-minute class that includes 26 poses).

Youll be hard-pressed to find a yoga class thatdoesnt make your mind and body feel extra connected, but this link is the main focus of hatha-style practices. Hatha yoga joins the right and left side of the brain together for a deep mental, physical, and emotional connection, says Douglas. Its like a meditation and workout all in one, and involves linking your movements with asanas and pranayama breathing. This can be applied to any practice, as long as your breath and poses are working as one, but is also taught as a class type of its own.

Yoga is known for its zen-like qualities, which means youll get some level of relaxation no matter which version of the practice you try (thats the whole point of savasana, after all). But if youre looking for something that is totally chilled-out and doesnt have a strength-training element, youll want to settle into restorative yoga. Restorative is a gentle practice that enhances the parasympathetic nervous system, or rest and digest response, says Douglas. This modality involves holding supportive poses for five minutes or more. Its great for anyone looking to recover from their more intense workouts, or who wants to reap the relaxing benefits of a yoga practice without having to work through any power poses.

If none of these feel like your thing, you may wanna try naked yoga on for size. Or, if all else fails, theres always horse yoga.

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There are more than 4,500 people across the world who are trained to teach Holy Yoga, and one of them practices right here in Boca Grande. Leslie Barrett teaches a Holy Yoga class on Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church of Boca Grande. The classes are held at 9 a.m. on certain scheduled days in the fellowship hall at the church.

Leslie has been teaching Holy Yoga at the church since last year, but shes been a yogi for many years.

She is a member of the United Methodist Church, and when she brought up the idea to a few church members last year, they showed in interest in taking the classes.

It was a pretty intensive training program, the yoga instructor said.

The classbegins with a scripture, and attendees can reflect upon the words during the hour-long activity.

Some people choose to just meditate and think about the scripture for part of the class, and thats fine, Leslie said.

She teaches more of a yin-style class, and each posture is held for about two to five minutes.

It really allows you to stretch and get to the deeper tissues, she said. We use props that can help accommodate people to find what works best for their bodies.

The class is open to all ages and skill levels.

We do a good amount of floor work using mats, but everyone is encouraged to do the poses at their own pace and comfort, Leslie said. The program teaches the history and principles of yoga with biblical foundations of the Christian faith.

Students can expect to do traditional movements like sun salutations, butterfly poses and twisting/balancing poses for strength training.

The classes are free.

The next scheduled class will be on October 23 at the church. Classes are planned to take place on the following dates: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.

Holy Yoga Global was founded by long-time yoga practitioner Brooke Boon in 2006.

Brooke was raised in the Jewish faith, but a personal crisis led her to a church where she found a bible and read it cover-to-cover. She developed an intimate relationship with religion, yet struggled to reconcile her background in yoga with her newfound faith. Her desire to include the gospel and use a simple wellness ministry to share with others became her mission.

Leslie plans to resume the classes on Wednesdays in January.

Originally from Colorado, Leslie moved here with her husband about seven years ago. Shes also a certified school teacher, but she and her husband have four young children, so she hasnt taught for the past few years.

The United Methodist Church is located at 325 3rd St. W. The fellowship hall at the church can accommodate about 30 people, and students are encouraged to bring their own mats.

To contact Leslie, send an email to bglighthouseumc.com.

Marcy Shortuse is the editor of the Boca Beacon, and has been with the paper since 2007. She is also editor of the Boca Beacon's sister publication, Gasparilla Magazine.She has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing local newspapers and is originally from the Chicago area.

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Please join Tam in this all levels Hatha yoga class. We will explore all the classic yoga poses. Stretching and strengthening with standing postures, hip openers, balancing postures, restorative poses and occasionally some Yin. We will end each practice with a cool down and a guided savasana. Modifications and substitute poses will be offered throughout the class making this class accessible for all levels of practitioners. Thursdays 9:00 10:15 am $15.00 drop in rate. Yoga One membership will be honored. At Yoga One.

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Open 5 am to 9 pm, 365 days a year, ROAM Fitness at BWI offers Technogym cardio equipment like treadmills, a SkillMill, spin bike, and more, all with pre-loaded workouts and tablets for ease of streaming your favorite show or tunes while you sweat. The full-service gym also has free weights, stability and medicine balls, yoga mats, TRX systems, plyo boxes, and other props. Take advantage of the private showers, fully stocked with Malin + Goetz products, and then grab a snack like kombucha, an RX bar, or beef jerky, available for purchase.

INSIDER TIPForget your running shoes or sports bra? ROAM offers complimentary rentals of Lululemon workout gear and Brooks sneakers as well as a full boutique stocked with athleisure apparel, shoes, water bottles, toiletries, and more.

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