Yoga is the perfect active recovery workout for runners and athletes. This Yoga For Runners class will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and increase your balance and stability - keeping your mind & body healthy and your feet on the road. This class is appropriate for people of all abilities and levels of yoga experience (including yoga newbies). Class will be led by Kelly Mateja, three time marathoner and 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Participants will spend 60 minutes in movement, breath and meditation and should come prepared with a yoga mat, two 4" foam blocks and be ready to have fun. This class is an 8 week session that meets at Fleet Feet Albany (155 Wolf Road) on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30PM starting on February 6 and ending on March 27.
Kelly Mateja is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher who has practiced in New York’s Capital Region for over 20 years. Trained at the prestigious Yoga Vidya Academy, Kelly’s classes focus on breathwork, alignment, balance & strengthening, with an emphasis on safety. She is also a long time Capital Region runner who has completed 3 marathons (NYC once, Marine Corp twice), over a dozen Ragnar Relays, a bunch of half marathons and countless 5ks, all as a proud back-of-the-packer.