[Olympic Valley, Calif.] August 6, 2014 – Squaw Valley’s Wanderlust Yoga Studio is offering three incredible workshops this August and September specially designed for athletes looking to improve strength, flexibility and endurance through yoga cross-training. All three workshops are led by Meg McCraken, one of the region’s most esteemed yoga instructors and an avid ultrarunner. Workshops are open to athletes, including IRONMAN Lake Tahoe contenders, as well as individuals who enjoy staying fit and love the outdoors.
Yoga for IRONMAN Athletes - Sept. 15-19
This five-day yoga series is specially designed to help IRONMAN Lake Tahoe triathletes prepare for the race, which is arguably one of the most challenging IRONMAN races in the world. Each class is dedicated to help athletes hone a different skill, with the first two classes focusing on improved flexibility and endurance, and the last three classes designed to leave participants feeling revitalized, inspired and ready to race. The workshop is scheduled for Sept. 15-19, which is right before the official start of IRONMAN Lake Tahoe on Sept. 21. Classes are from 12-1 p.m. and priced at $17 per class or $70 for the five-day series.
Yoga for Athletes - Aug. 19 - Sept. 11
This four-week yoga series is designed to give athletes a boost to so they can excel at the sports they love. In each class, participants will practice poses that help keep their muscles flexible and joints moving optimally. The hour-long classes begin at 10:30 a.m. and are scheduled for every Tuesday and Thursday from Aug. 19 to Sept. 11. Registration is required and can be made online at squaw.wanderlustyoga.com or by calling 530-584-6140. Registration is $110 before Aug. 12 and $120 thereafter. Drop-ins are $17 a class.
Yoga And Hiking - Aug. 16 & Sept. 6
This class combines yoga with the great outdoors by taking participants on a four hour adventure that includes an invigorating hike, on-mountain meditation, and an inspirational yoga class under the sun at High Camp. Participants begin the workshop with a hike up Thunder Mountain that provides breathtaking scenery as it ascends from Cushing Pond to High Camp. Midway through the hike, participants will pause for a 20 minute meditation session. Once a High Camp, yogis will finish the workshop with a 1.5 hour yoga class on the High Camp Deck. Yoga and Hiking is scheduled for Aug. 16 and Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 530-584-6140 or visiting www.squaw.wanderlustyoga.com.
About The Wanderlust Yoga Studio
Wanderlust and Squaw Valley, the original birthplace of the Wanderlust Festival, partnered together to open the new Wanderlust Yoga Studio at Squaw Valley – a permanent home for yoga and positive energy in beautiful Squaw Valley. In addition to classes seven days a week, the new yoga studio will offer workshops that incorporate Squaw’s extraordinary landscape, including pairing yoga classes with hiking and swimming in the summer and skiing and riding in the winter. Class schedule, pricing and more information at squaw.wanderlustyoga.com.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 29 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts, six terrain parks and 270+ trails at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.