The end of Summer is traditionally a time where we harvest what we have cultivated throughout the year. This year the fruits of my labor are taking up shape in an exciting Car-Free adventure around the Pacific Northwest to promote Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling. In this multi-modal adventure I am riding my trusty bicycle, trains and ferry boats to share my favorite yoga poses for bike riders.
You can check out all of the Eventbrite pages for the tour here. Events range from yoga workshops, bike rides, readings and a little mix of all three!
Food, Yoga and Bikes! Book Release & Reading
Monday August 26, 2012 7:30-9pm
The tour kicks off in Portland at Powell’s on Hawthorne. I am teaming up with the incredibly inspiring Anna Brones who wrote The Culinary Cyclist. Seriously, this event will inspire you to live the good life with bike rides, yummy meals and relaxing stretches, all drizzled with delight! A huge thanks goes out to Elly Blue and Powell’s Books for putting this event together.
It is a free event, so just show up!
Wednesday August 28th, 5:30-7:30pm
Explore how yoga and bike riding inform each other both physically and mentally, on this adventurous workshop. Yogis will enjoy a scenic, bike ride to Avery Park where we play with using a bicycle as a prop. We will return to the studio and follow up with juicy restorative postures that complement cycling and restore balance. A big thanks to Brandee at Eco Fusion Fitness for helping with this event.
Investment $25, Get your tickets here!
Friday August 30th, 1:30 – 3:30pm
We begin our adventure at the studio with a mat-free warm up. Then we will explore the trails of Olympia on a bike ride and finally return to the studio for restorative poses. We will conclude the workshop with a short reading + Q & A. Thank you to Wild Grace Arts and Steve for hosting this event.
Investment $25, Get your tickets here!
Reading at Orca Books
Friday August 30th, 7pm
Everyday bicycle riders will find a lot of inspiration in this book, from breathing their way up hills to dealing with achy knees and tight hips to overcoming road rage. This is a free event, just join us at Orca Books. Thank you to Larry for helping put this reading together.
The Bell Tower Studios Pedal, Stretch, Breathe Workshop
Sunday September 1st, 3:30-5:30pm
Explore the connections between yoga and bicycling in this unique workshop with Seattle yoga teacher and author Kelli Refer at the beautiful Bell Tower Studios in downtown Bellingham.
In this interactive yoga workshop we will explore how yoga is a great compliment to bike riding. Develop a realistic and sustainable yoga based warm-up to incorporate into your daily commute. We will step outside to use our bicycles as props for a variety of simple stretches. After that we will explore the joys of restorative postures to nourish sore legs. There will be time for dialogue and questions. A big thanks goes out to Tyson and Make.Shift to help make this event happen.
Investment $25, Get Tickets Here!
Port Angeles, WA
Friday September 6th, 5:30-7:30pm
Explore the connections between yoga and bike riding on this adventurous workshop. Yogis will enjoy a scenic, beach front bike bike ride where we play with using a bicycle as a prop. We will return to the studio and follow up with juicy restorative postures that complement cycling and restore balance so everyone leaves smiling. A big thanks goes out to Travis at Kula Yoga for helping organize this event.
Investment Early Bird Registration $20 until 8/24, $25 Get Tickets Here!
Useless Bay Coffee Co: Reading & Yoga with Your Bicycle Demo
Langley, WA on Whidbey Island
Monday September 9th, 12:30-1:30pm
In this fun and casual reading you will here new writing from Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling. There will also be a demonstration of a how to use a bicycle for a yoga prop plus time for a Q & A.
This is a free event, please join us at wonderful Useless Bay Coffee Company.
Homecoming Reading & Release Party at Timbuk2 Store!
Downtown Seattle, WA
Saturday September 14th, 4-7pm
A super huge thanks goes out to Timbuk2 for hosting the Homecoming Party at the downtown store at 7th and Pine. This will be more than a reading but a fun celebration with games, yoga with your bike demos, giveaways to the first 25 folks who register with snacks and drinks to go around! This is a free event but if you register you have a shot to win a pretty sweet prize. I want to give the folks at Timbuk2 an extra-special thanks for sponsoring this tour!
I am still working to coordinate events in Vancouver, B.C. and Victoria, B.C. If you are interested in hosting an event please email me at Kelli.firstname.lastname@example.org.