Yoga for Runners


Specific Yoga Classes for those who love to run! Featuring a series of postures for runners, developed to meet the physical demands of the sport, stretching out the muscles & joints before & after a run, race, jog or sprint.

These sessions can be used to target problem areas, build muscle where required, develop breathing techniques to improve performance and focus, and assist injury prevention and recovery.

Sessions can be arranged for individuals or groups and can take place online in the comfort of your home, at Jojoba Yoga or out and about wherever you need a bit of a stretch before and/or after your climb/hike/bike/run!

Sessions can be booked in groups of up to 6 people at the studio (more outdoors) and class times can be arranged to suit your needs.



Why Yoga for Runners?


A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner. For Rebecca Pacheco, yoga and running have always been intertwined. “I started running when I was 14 and doing yoga when I was 16, so I really don’t know one without the other,” she says. Recognizing the benefits the ancient practice can have on both the runner’s body (improved flexibility, range of motion, muscular strength) and mind (more focus, less stress), Pacheco developed Om Athlete, a class she teaches in Boston to help runners improve performance and prevent injury. 

“Yoga is the perfect recovery activity for runners,” Pacheco says. “It relieves soreness and tension in your hardworking muscles and restores range of motion so you can run better the next time you hit the road.”


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Jojoba Yoga is a Private Yoga practice run by Joanna Cowper MA, MGHT, IYN. Jo is a qualified teacher in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kids Yogabugs, SOAR Yoga Therapy and Sport Yoga. She has been practising Yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching since 2010.

With a background working in sport, including working on the London 2012 Olympics,  Jo now specialises in Sport Yoga adapting yoga classes to suit specific sporting requirements, strengthening, stretching and relaxing the body to assist injury prevention and recovery, ideal for sporting enthusiasts and athletes.


“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”
-Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” 
― Dean Karnazes