We’ve introduced you to the three amazing run ambassadors who will be leading you through your run training for SeaWheeze 2013. Now meet Kerri Kelly, our Official SeaWheeze Yoga Instructor! We love to incorporate yoga into our run training and we’ve built regular practice into the SeaWheeze training program to compliment all those miles on the pavement.
Kerri first found yoga in the late 90s after a series of running and sports-related injuries had her down and out. She quickly discovered the power of yoga, not only as a way to heal her body, but as a spiritual tool to change her life. Inspired by this, she left the corporate world to dedicate herself to empowering others through yoga, and now she’s bringing her knowledge to SeaWheeze 2013. Kerri has been teaching yoga for seven years and continues to explore many styles of yoga to ensure creativity and balance in her classes. She is an ambassador for our Cow Hollow store in San Francisco and will be leading yoga during the SeaWheeze weekend in Vancouver!
Q&A with kerri
1.How long have you been doing yoga? I "checked" myself into yoga in 1999 after a serious of run-related injuries.
2. When did you start running? I've been running as far back as i can remember. But it was in 6th grade that i discovered i was fast when i beat all the boys in our PT test.
3. Favourite city in the world? In this moment, I am in Varanasi, India and it is blowing my mind.
4. Guilty pleasure? OK. Here goes. I have been totally afraid to admit this. But i love sci-fi.
5. Favourite type of yoga for running? Balancing poses and core work really help reinforce "whole-body running" that not only makes us more coordinated, but more sustainable runners.
6. One thing you want our runners to remember this year? Listen to your body. It is brilliant and will tell you everything you need to know about being fast and healthy.
7. Who inspires you? Right now? Young girls in India.
8. One goal you have for 2013? Let go and Let it ALL in.
9. Anything else you want us to know? Yes. Self-care is everything. Build it into your cross-training routine...it will make all the difference (and you will be happier too!)
Watch our Facebook page for upcoming live chats with Kerri to learn more about the benefits of building yoga into your run training.