In this episode, Jessica and Brian Gumkowski, creators of Yogi Triathlete and plant based advocates explore what it means to practice presence in partnership. Jessica and Brian recount the sacred story of how they met. They explain how their individual, yet connected journeys into triathlon and the significance of their upcoming Ironman race and wedding anniversary in Cozumel Mexico.
“Sometimes the mind during a marathon will start drifting to other competitors and external situations, when really, you need to be focusing on holding your form and a relaxed state.” * Ask the Yogi Runners is a series on Running On Om hosted by Julia Hanlon and Susie Stephen. In this episode, Susie and Julia discuss their recent marathon experiences. In part one, Julia recounts her journey guiding Lisa, a visually impaired runner, in the recent Boston Marathon. Susie explores how she incorporated yoga practices in her preparation and race plan for the Eugene Marathon, including reciting mantra, goal setting, and running without a Garmin watch. They also answer questions on how to use yoga to create hip and spinal mobility in runners. In part two, just hours after crossing the finish line, Susie recaps her experience running the Eugene Marathon and how her yoga practices were put to the test. * We would love to answer your yoga and running related questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
In this episode, Jen Packer, Utah based runner, yogi, and mother of four talks about the online running and yoga communities, and how that has led to off-line connections and friendships. Jen also shares with us a few of her yoga moments from the trails and talks about preparation for her up and coming 50-mile ultra trail race.
In this episode, Lisa Chase, yoga teacher, runner, and writer, recounts how she began running in high school and in college, discovered yoga as an outlet from the competitive world of running. Lisa explains what inspired her to enroll in a yoga teacher training and how to know if you are ready for a teacher training. She reflects on the impact of Bhakti Yoga and numerous influential yoga teachers on her path. Lisa discusses how pregnancy has impacted her running and yoga practices. She explores the meaning behind Quinoa, Kale and Exhale, her blog, and the role of Vegetarian cooking in her family’s life. Lisa provides insight for runners interested in yoga from her recently published Ebook, “Yoga for Runners.” Lastly, Lisa expresses excitement for welcoming motherhood in 2015.
In this episode, Erin Taylor, yoga teacher and global head coach of Jasyoga, tells the story of how a basketball injury brought her to yoga. She recounts the experience of teaching yoga to her college teammates and how this naturally put her in the role of yoga teacher. Erin explains the structure of Jasyoga, her revolutionary approach to teaching yoga to athletes. She discusses yoga for runners, including three essential yoga poses that runners should incorporate on a daily basis. Erin provides insights she has learned from her recent move from Seattle to England. She shares how she balances running with her yoga practice. Lastly, Erin reveals whats ahead for in 2015, including exciting developments for Jasyoga.
In this episode, Susie and Julia interview Ann Mazur, yoga teacher, runner, and creator of Runners Love Yoga. Ann graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she specialized as a runner in the 5 and 10km on the track. However, Ann discovered yoga in 2005 and found not only that it increased her flexibility, but helped to prevent many injuries. Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the English department at the University of Virginia, Ann splits her time between academia, teaching yoga, running, and also acting in a theatrical group she helped to create.