There is no reason why you can’t be fashionable and comfortable in your daily apparel. Dress up your workout gear with PYP’s exclusive apparel line, including hats; bags; pants; tops; and mats. The PYP BOUTIQUE also carries top brands including Lululemon, K-Deer, Onzie Yoga, Jade, Manduka, and Yogi toes. Whether you are off to the grocery store or back to work, your post workout style doesn’t need to suffer. You can continue to flare that fashion when spiffing up is as easy as shopping at the PYP BOUTIQUE!
Sunday November 22nd, 18 teams, consisting of four riders each, will embark on a super special cycling journey. We will ride in honor of our fallen heroes in a charity cycle event honoring Special Operations Warrior Foundation. We are asking our teams to donate $200 to participate in the ride, but certainly encourage more if they are up for the challenge! These funds can be given straight from the riders or they can look to get sponsorships from, friends, family or local business. With such a an overwhelmingly huge success from last year, having raised over $10,000, we could not resist the opportunity to give back to this outstanding charity again!
Special Operations Warrior Foundations’ mission is as follows:
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.
All riders will receive a Pedalthon T-shirt for their participation. Prizes are given for top dollar raised by a team and individual, top wattage produced from a team and individual rider and more! We have local sponsors on board for post ride delicious food and coffee and in house instructors assisting in a post ride stretch. In addition we have a live DJ sponsored by Nittany Entertainment for our Pedalthon Jam fest!
The support from the PYP community far surpassed our expectations last year. We along with the volunteers at SOWF, are so grateful for the abundance of generosity shown and look forward to another successful year!
Join Janet an Kerry next Tuesday evening for a Frightfully Fun blacklight #yoga practice! They will be accompanied by Nittany Entertainment D.J’s for a non stop power pack vinyasa party! Come wearing white or glow in the dark clothing to enhance your visual experience. Come with a light heart and fun attitude to enhance you mental experience. Come ready to get your asana really sweaty to enhance your physical experience. Sign up soon as space is limited! (Click on the GLOW FLOW link to sign up now!)
GLOW FLOW YOGA
Wednesday January 20, 2016 Master Yoga Trainer Bryan Kest will join the PYP Community for a three hour workshop.
Bryan Kest is a prominent American yoga teacher. He is recognized as a creator of Power Yoga, and is the founder of Santa Monica Power Yoga, based in Santa Monica, California. He has led yoga classes, retreats and workshops worldwide, and has been credited with pioneering the practice of donation-based yoga in the United States.
Kest was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1964. He began practicing yoga in 1979, at the insistence of his father, a physician. While still a teenager, Kest studied in Hawaii with David Williams, who brought Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from India to the United States.
In 1983, Kest traveled to Mysore, India, to study with K. Pattabhi Jois, the founder of the Ashtanga system of yoga. Kest remained in Mysore for a year before he returned to the United States, moving to Los Angeles, California, where he studied holistic health and nutrition at Ryokan College. Additionally, Kest was a yoga therapist at Esteem, a Santa Monica treatment center for people with eating disorders.
Kest began teaching in Los Angeles in 1985, and founded Santa Monica Power Yoga in 1995.
Set your feet firmly into the ground as if to create deep footprints in the floor. Let this grounding action reverse in an upward chain through the meridians in your body to help to straighten your legs as well as lengthen your spine. Gently squeeze the muscles in your legs toward the bones so that your lower body feels supported.
Adjust your legs so that the base of the pose seems to be even and balanced. Work to feel the steadiness and support of the total foot, making sure that you are not rolling in to the arches or away from the midline find a centeredness through the foot. Bring the stability from the floor print of the foot all the way to the hub of the pelvis.
Nestle your hands firmly into your hips as you maintain the biomechanics previously established. Fold strongly from your hips by engaging core body thereby protecting the integrity of the spine. Finally, surrender into the fold. Allow all of your inner bits and pieces to drain like a waterfall into your strong and steady legs. Out of gravity levity is generated, feeling the opposing chains, the release and power of the head below the heart and the grounding, rooted affect of the feet to the floor. Sumptuous, indeed!
(Variation:Seated wide angle Forward Fold-Upavista Konasana)
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Mountain bike racing requires a huge amount of endurance, strength, stability and coordination. Previously in training, I used to focus 100% on endurance, sacrificing the other elements of training for more hours on the bike. Although I got aerobically fitter and faster, I had a constant “clicking hip syndrome”, which included pain in my right hip. Last winter, I started regularly attending functional strength training classes (Power of 3) with Kerry at PYP. I noticed a decrease in pain and clicking in my hip, my massage therapist commented that the area felt “cleaner and less fibrous”, and I noticed increased my power on the bike. The exercises in the class really highlighted where and when my core and glute muscles wanted to disengage, and let my hips take the strain. I still have to really focus on engaging my core, but every week I notice improvements in my strength and stability . What amazes me is that all the exercises recommended by highly regarded cycling coaches are covered in Kerry’s class. By putting in solid hours in the winter at PYP to improve my strength, stability and coordination, and following a maintenance program in the summer, I have noticed improvements in my bike racing performance.