Author Archive | Charmaine

cycling

Cycling can be a pain

Cycling can be a pain, but it doesn’t have to be! What do you need to get the best out of your pedaling technique, and improve performance? Three things – loosen up, pay attention to your form, and fix your bike fit. Reasonable flexibility. If you are overly tight in specific parts, then you will […]

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Yoga Intensive - Charmaine in Locust yoga pose - Yoga 101

Create Freedom & Strength in the Neck, Shoulders and Hips

A Forrest Yoga Intensive w/Charmaine van Niekerk Learn how to connect to your core and safely release these habitually tight spots through intensely focused breath work and asana, including inversions, standing poses, and vinyasa. You’ll work to strip away the layers of emotional and physical blocks held in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. You will […]

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Complex PTSD

What is Complex PTSD?

People experience stress following many types of traumatic events. These may include war, disaster, terrorism, car accidents, and violence, such as sexual abuse. Trauma-informed Yoga can be a powerful tool because it extends treatment to include working with feelings and sensations seated within the body.

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Charmaine running the Comrades marathon

Why should an Athlete do Yoga?

You love your sport but sometimes your body just doesn’t move as smoothly as you’d like. On top of that breathing is labored and energy low. Unfit? So you train harder and just as you become fit, the injuries start and you’re forced to back off training to recover. How are you going to improve […]

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12 Month Running Challenge

Running your best in 12-Months Challenge

Build strength, endurance and speed, and you will be running your best year ever in 2017! Over the next 12-months, we are going back to the fundamentals to build a sound foundation that will do just that. Running well requires strength and flexibility for both speed and endurance as well as mental focus and awareness. […]

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