The class will have a main focus on stretching, restoring, and mobilizing your athlete’s body for increased athletic performance. Each session will target on opening areas that are likely to get tight and stiff from the WOD, as in shoulders, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings and more. This class is stretching with a purpose and also serves as grounding and a cool down to relax athletes post WOD.
"The classes I teach are mostly vinyasa inspired infused with challenging and therapeutic sequences,” says Annex Yoga instructor Nancy Mackey. “At the Annex they will be a little different and more specific to the athletes. My idea is that each class will run from 30-35 minutes it will be a slow stretching restorative class. The class will have a main focus on stretching, restoring, and mobilizing your athlete’s body for increased athletic performance."
Classes are free to CrossFit Annex Unlimited members. Drop-in classes are $20 and available to all.
(10-class punchcards can be purchased for $149)
Wednesday: 9:30 am Yoga MOBWOD; 7:30 pm Strength and Stretch Flow
Saturday: 9 a.m. Strength and Stretch Flow
Nancy Mackey found yoga in 2012 while she was a competitive track and field athlete in high school/college to prevent injury and to stay in shape in the off-season. She immediately fell in love with the practice. Initially, she was attracted to the physical aspect but soon realized it was so much more.
After graduating from Rutgers University with a B.S in Exercise Science and as a Division I athlete in track and field (the heptathlon), she wanted to find an activity that was sustainable to her. The mental and spiritual benefits of yoga influenced my life in a positive manner. Yoga has made me stronger and more flexible both on and off the mat. With her B.S in exercise science and deep background in anatomy and physiology, Nancy has worked as a physical therapy aide for the last two years.
Nancy brings a wealth of experience. She graduated from her 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training in April 2015. She’s studied with Benjamin Sears in France at his LUXYoga Studio, and other top names in yoga, including Jessie Shapiro, Craig Villiani, David Regelin, Dylan Werner, Abbie Galvin, Nevine Michaan, Matt Giordano, Philip Askew and Ivy Kaminer. She is currently an assistant teacher in a yoga teacher training.