13 Mar

Runners High On Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga in the Sky

The Race Organiser is well known for running race management and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) is a regular and popular venue. Now the prolific promoters have partnered with the ArcelorMittal Orbit at QEOP for an exclusive new event – yoga at 80 metres high!

Vinyasa yoga is a powerful, flowing form of yoga ideally suited to runners. The western world has become a largely seated society, leading to muscle stiffness and imbalance. Yoga can help reduce tension and improve flexibility, core strength, balance and breathing technique. This can result in the avoidance of injury and help us run with greater energy and freedom of movement.  
 
The ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture, has been transformed into one of the most inspiring yoga studios in Britain. The Race Organiser now invites runners and non-runners to come and practise yoga at 80m high. Led by specialist vinyasa yoga instructor, Becky Crepsley-Fox, the classes are open to all abilities – a unique way to start your weekend. 
 
But what if you don't know your Asanas from your elbow? No problem. Beginners are welcome at a simultaneous class held at 76m in another yoga studio. Both venues command magnificent morning views of The Gherkin, The Shard, St Paul’s, Canary Wharf, Wembley Stadium and across 20 miles of London. You could say those who practice their vinyasa yoga at 80m are at a higher level but that's another story!
 
This unique experience is available on selected Saturday mornings from 8:30am. Yoga practice lasts for 45 minutes, followed by 30 minutes meditation. Why not combine an energising and relaxing yoga session with a run through the inspiring London 2012 venues of QEOP?   
 
Yoga at 80m highYoga sessions are available on 17 and 24 March; 21 and 28 April and 19 and 26 May. Individual classes are £20 and can be booked through Yoga in the Sky website.
 
For details of the many running events promoted by The Race Organiser, including some at QEOP, click here.
 
Images courtesy Yoga in the Sky