I’ll be back for my fifth year at RollerCon 2017 to teach more yoga and help you survive the week! This year, I’ll have a booth to offer one-on-one sessions so that you can get help with specific issues, plus teach some combination of the classes listed below. Y’all ready for this?
Therapeutic Yoga and Assisted Stretching Sessions
This year, I’m once again offering the opportunity to work one-on-one with me at RollerCon! I’ll have a wide array of foam rolling equipment in addition to other yoga props for therapeutic sessions or assisted stretching. Whether you just need a little RollerCon recovery because it can be a long five days, or you’re dealing with longer-term pain, we can work together to help you feel better and keep on skating.
What You Need to Know
- Schedule is in 15 minute increments up to 60 minutes. For therapeutic yoga, please book at least 30 minutes
- You’ll meet at the Flat Mat Yoga booth for your session. Please be a few minutes early so that we can start on time!
- Bring yourself and water (and anything else you need before or after). I’ll provide all of the necessary props.
- You’ll be able to sign up for sessions in advance below, or at the Flat Mat Yoga booth during RollerCon.
Private Session Pricing
- 15 minutes = $20
- 30 minutes = $30
- 45 minutes = $40
- 60 minutes = $50
You can pay online when you book, or with cash or card at the time of your appointment.
Book a Session with Kickit!
The booking calendar will be available beginning July 1, 2017.
Want to be the last person standing on the track? The right muscles and a better sense of proprioception can help you stay on your skates. Get ready to: work your feet, hips, abs, shoulders, and hands; play with balancing on your feet and hands; and have fun experimenting with your sixth sense! **Bring a towel.**
Are you constantly trying to stretch your hips–or avoiding it? It might be time for a hip check! First, learn some fun facts about the muscles that surround your pelvis and make up your sweet derby hips. After that, strengthen and stretch those muscle groups to create better balance and mobility in your body. Your RollerCon-abused hips will thank you! **Bring a towel and a skate noose.**
Meditation for People Who (Think They) Hate Meditating
Think sitting still to meditate sounds like torture? Luckily, there are a lot more ways to meditate than just sitting in a kind of uncomfortable position, and you’ll learn 5-10 fun and different techniques in this class. Studies show that among other things, meditation improves focus and endurance and lowers stress and anxiety, which makes it an awesome tool for skaters as you prep for your next bout. **Bring a notebook and pen.**
Maybe you’ve wanted to try yoga but have been intimidated by your local studio. Maybe you’ve been doing videos online and want a yoga teacher there to check your form. Maybe you’ve been practicing for a while but want a refresher on the basics. Whatever your reason for seeking an approachable yoga practice, this is the place to be! Consider this Yoga 101: you’ll learn many of the typical poses that appear in yoga classes–especially ones that translate to derby–accompanied by an all-inclusive and unpretentious vibe. **Bring a towel.**
Realign Your Spine
Angry low back? Not sure what the heck a core is? Feeling like your shoulders are in perma-slump? This class will help you figure out what your spine is supposed to do and how to support it, from your neck down all the way down to your tailbone. **Bring a towel.** Note: this class is NOT a substitute for seeing a chiro, osteo, physio, or other medical professional!
Raise your hand (hopefully without pain) if you or someone you know has dealt with a derby-related shoulder injury. The shoulder joints are some of the most injury-prone in the body, especially if they are taking hits. Learn how to strengthen the surrounding muscles to help prevent tears, dislocations, and separations. **Bring a towel and a skate noose.**