Host of the Yoga for Cyclists retreat

Ananda Velo, our bicycling club at Ananda Village, is planning a special retreat for the first time at the Expanding Light. The “Yoga for Cyclists” program, held the weekend of June 4-7, will be hosted by Dr. Craig Roberts DC, Panduranga Heater, Bob Stolzman and yours truly. We have been preparing for this retreat for the past couple of months. We created flyers, a detailed schedule for the weekend, sent announcements to local bike shops and launched the anandavelo website. Sign-ups started a few weeks ago.

Koral, Panduranga and Bob during a 2008 ride near Donner Lake

The program will combine our two passions, yoga and cycling, in a fun-filled and inspiring weekend. We will integrate yoga and cycling by focusing on hatha yoga postures that help improve cyclists’ abilities and flexibility, by emphasizing the attitudes in yoga that help the cyclist achieve their performance goals and carry the effects of their yoga practice into their cycling. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn a simple meditation technique and Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises. These techniques can help induce a relaxed state of body and mind. Energization Exercises warm up the body, relax the muscles and banish unneeded tension.

Tell your cycling friends about this event. For info or to register, go to the Expanding Light website. If you have a favorite bike shop, drop me a note and I will send you or them a stack of flyers for this event.


  1. Hi All, I am delighted after reading this article.I wish we have similar programs organised in India.
    Wish you all the best!!!

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